Ice Bears Defeat Havoc in Overtime
Knoxville, TN Berkley Scott scored 3:47 into overtime as the Ice Bears rallied to knock off Huntsville 5-4 at the Civic Coliseum Thursday night. Knoxville has collected points in five straight games and eight of its past nine.
Scott found himself with the puck in the left circle. He skated towards the crease, deked, and flipped it over Adam Courchaine to seal the win. It was Scott's third overtime goal of the season. Danny Cesarz and Jake Flegel each had three assists for Knoxville.
Andrew Bonazza scored the only goal of the third period at 12:09 when he collected a rebound in front of the net and slid it past Courchaine.
Travis Hill scored his first professional goal with a wrist shot 35 seconds into the game by finishing off a 3-on-2 after receiving a pass in the high slot from Cesarz. Hill, a Michigan native out of Lake Forest College, playing in only his third professional game.
Huntsville tied the game when Tyler Noseworthy's shot from the left circle bounced out of Brian Billet's glove and into the net behind him at 7:51 of the first. Doug Reid put the Ice Bears back in front 16 seconds later by sliding the puck past Courchaine's right leg. Trever Hertz set up Reid with a crisp, circle-to-circle pass through traffic for Reid's ninth goal of the season.
Mark Pustin extended Knoxville's lead with a shorthanded goal at 10:27 after Cesarz found him open in the slot on a 2-on-1. Eddie Nolan broke up a pass at the blue line and turned a breakaway into a goal to cut the deficit to 3-2 heading into the first intermission.
The Havoc came out strong in the second, with Jordan Wood scoring on a rebound less than two minutes into the period before John Clewlow put Huntsville ahead at 7:47. The Havoc also held the Ice Bears to just six shots on goal in the middle frame.
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