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Louisiana Wins Game Late In Third Period

March 25, 2010 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) - Louisiana IceGators News Release

Lafayette, LA-Louisiana defeated the Pensacola Ice Flyers 5-4. The 'Gators are currently on a four game winning streak, which is the longest streak of the season. During the streak the 'Gators have out scored their opponents 18-11.

Pensacola opened the game scoring on their first shot of the game 27 seconds into the game by Matt Whitehead. Josh Bonar (LOU) tied up the game with 51 second left in the period on a power play goal. Louisiana's goalie Adam Dekker had a save percentage of.947 in his previous two games and saved12 shots in the first period.

After falling behind early in the first period, the 'Gators found themselves behind in the second period. Pensacola's Erik Stoyanovich scored with 17:39 left in the period to give the Ice Flyers a 2-0 lead. This time the IceGators responded quickly. League player of the week, Trevor Karasiewicz (LOU) scored with 14:08 remaining. Less than 1:30 later Bonar scored his second goal of the game and 21 goal of the season. More than two minutes later Tobias Karlsson (LOU) scored the teams third goal of the period to give the 'Gators a 4-2 lead. During the period Mike and Matt Ruberto (LOU) teamed together to get two assists on two goals.

In the last meeting for the Ice Flyers and the IceGators, Pensacola scored three goals in the period to win the game 7-5. Chris Rebernik (PEN) scored his 28th goal of the season to cut into the 'Gator lead. Dan Buccella (PEN) tied the game up four minutes later. The 'Gators responded when Dean Moore scored his second goal of the season to win the game for Louisiana.

Adam Dekker continued his hot streak. In the last two games he had 90 saves on 95 shots. Tonight he saved 40 shots on 44 attempts and 20 of the attempts occurred in the third period.

"We played great," stated IceGator Head Coach Dave MacIsaac. "This is a good way to build momentum for next season. The team has done a good job of cleaning up missed shots and clearing the puck."

The 'Gators remain on the road for the final weekend of the season. Louisiana goes to Mississippi (March 26 and 27) to close out the season.

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