Ice Flyers Dominate Game, Down Surge 5-1
PENSACOLA, FL. (March 27, 2014) - The Pensacola Ice Flyers opened their opening round series against the rivals the Mississippi Surge with a resounding 5-1 win following a dominating performance. The effort was led by a two-goal game from team captain Ryan Salvis.
Joe Caveney got the scoring started for the Ice Flyers when he roofed one down off of the cross bar 3:19 into the first. Mitchell Good and Brett Lutes had the assists. Corey Banfield made it 2-0 just 14 seconds later when he put home a long pass from Tyler Amburgey. Amburgey had the only assist on the goal. The Surge got onto the board just after a Mississippi power play expired when Kyle Kudroch scored with 3:10 left in the frame. Birthday boy Salvis gave the Ice Flyers another two-goal lead a little over a minute later when he tipped in a great pass from John Dunbar. Adam Pawlick had the other assist on the goal.
The second period was scoreless despite the Ice Flyers outshooting the Surge 15-2. Pensacola took the 4-1 lead when Salvis ripped a shot that tipped in off of the glove of Mississippi goalie Mathieu Dugas. Jeremy Gates picked up the assist on the goal that came 3:39 into the third.
The Ice Flyers continued to control the game for the reminder of the game and even stretched their lead to 5-1 when Brett Lutes beat Dugas with 3:48 remaining in regulation. Caveney and Amburgey had the assists on the final goal of the game. Pensacola outshot the Surge 17-4 during the third and 50-16 for the entire game.
Ross MacKinnon stopped 15 of the Surge's 16 shots. Caveney was named the third star, Banfield second, and Salvis was first with 2 goals on his 30th birthday.
The Ice Flyers travel to Biloxi on Saturday, Mar. 29 for game two of their opening round series against the Mississippi Surge. The game is scheduled for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop in the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.
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