Captain Sullivan Lifts Ice Pilots to Huge 5-4 WIN at Mississippi
BILOXI, MS - Captain Dan Sullivan scored two goals and rookie Patrick Bordeleau scored his first goal as an Ice Pilot which was the eventual game winner in a 5-4 win over the Sea Wolves at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum
The Ice Pilots lit up Mississippi goaltender Morgan Cey for three first period goals. Pensacola trailed 1-0 as AHL product Mike Egener scored his first goal with the Sea Wolves from a shot that went just above the glove side of Ice Pilots goaltender Mike Brodeur to make it 1-0. Then the Ice Pilots came alive as Pensacola scored three unanswered goals. It started with captain Dan Sullivan at 9:55 of the period with a beautiful feed from Bryan McGregor to even the score at one. It was Sullivan's sixth goal of the season. 2:20 later, Michael Cohen with a turnaround shot from the top of the right circle beat Cey and the Ice Pilots held their first lead of the night. The pressure continued on Mississippi as Mathieu Roy tipped one in on a mad scramble. It was a power play goal and after 20 minutes of play, Pensacola led 3-1.
Things quieted down in the second period as Sea Wolves forward Kyle McAllister scored on Mississippi's second power play of the period to cut the lead to one, 3-2 Ice Pilots.
The third period was no doubt a nerveracking one as Mississippi tied the game at three on a goal by Lance Monych. Dan Sullivan gave the Ice Pilots the lead back with his second of the night and Pensacola led once again 4-3 at 8:44 of the period. Just about three minutes later, Patrick Bordeleau scored his first goal as an Ice Pilot to give Pensacola some insurance and pad the lead to two, 5-3. The Sea Wolves made a game of it late as Marek Kvapil with a great individual effort made it a 5-4 game. In his return from the NHL, Mike Brodeur made some sensational saves, 33 overall as the Ice Pilots held on for the 5-4 victory. Ice Pilots Head Coach notched win number 479 as a head man in the ECHL.
The Ice Pilots return back to the Hangar to host the Gwinnett Gladiators on Friday night. It will be the final meeting of the season between the clubs.
Don't miss the hard hitting, exciting action, as the Ice Pilots' next home game
is Friday, February 22 at 7:05 p.m. vs. Gwinnett at the Civic Center. It is College
Night, as tickets are just $5 for students, faculty and family. Group Tickets and
Military Packages are still available through the Ice Pilots office. For more
information, or to reserve your seats, call (850) 432-PUCK, or visit the Ice Pilots
web site at www.icepilots.com
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