November 20, 2017 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) - Fayetteville Marksmen
Knoxville, TN- Jake Hauswirth notched his league-leading 16th point of the season and Michael Santaguida stopped 25 of 27 shots, but the Fayetteville Marksmen dropped their sixth straight contest, 3-1, to the Knoxville Ice Bears at Knoxville Civic Coliseum Friday night.
For the sixth straight time, the Marksmen allowed the opposition to open the scoring. Just over two-minutes into the contest, the Ice Bears quickly found themselves on a 2-on-1 break at the Marksmen blueline. Lawrence Cornellier carried in along the right-wing boards and lifted a pass over an outstretched defender to the tape of Gehrett Sargis for the easy one-timer.
In a similar fashion, the Ice Bears took a 2-0 lead, early in the second frame. After a missed one-timer from the Marksmen, Berkley Scott picked up the puck, carried up the left-wing boards, creating a two-on-one. Scott called his own number from the top of the circle and beat Santaguida over the glove.
Hauswirth brought his team back to within one just over four minutes later. John Schiavo found Hauswirth with a cross-ice, saucer feed at the top of the right circle. Hauswirth's heavy wrister sailed in on net, ricocheting off a defender and past Zoltan Hetenyi.
During the latter stages of the final frame, the Marksmen put Hentenyi to work, but he rose to the challenge, stopping everything that came his way. Danny Cesarz tacked on an empty-net marker to give the Ice Bears a 3-1 victory.
Game Notes: The Marksmen finished 0/6 with the man-advantage, while the Ice Bears went 0/5. The Ice Bears finished the contest with 28 shots, while Fayetteville registered 26. The Marksmen are 0-2-1 against the Ice Bears this season.
Next Game: Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ Macon Mayhem
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