Mike Moroso Scores for Second Straight Game in Defeat against Peoria
MACON, GA- Macon Mayhem forward Mike Moroso continues to impress, as he collected a goal and an assist for the second straight night, but the team fell 6-3 to the Peoria Rivermen.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The first period was a thrilling one, as there were six goals and three ejections between the two teams. Mike Moroso started the scoring on the power play, assisted by John Siemer and Dennis Sicard. Peoria would answer back with a couple of goals from Keegan Bruce to take the 2-1 lead. Macon took advantage of another power play, as a dump-in from Brandon Pfeil took a strange bounce off the boards. Dennis Sicard was right in front to bury the shot past a diving Peter Di Salvo for Peoria. The Rivermen got a pair of goals from Mike Gurtler and Will Smith to take a 4-2 lead into the locker room.
At the 17:43 mark of the first period, Dylan Denomme went down after a slash from Dave Pszenyczny, and Mayhem captain Daniel Gentzler rushed over to come to his aid. Gentzler received a two-minute slashing penalty, a five-minute fighting major, and a 10-minute game misconduct for inciting an opponent. After the period, Kevin Kerr and Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel came together and exchanged words. The incident ended with both coaches being ejected from the game.
The Mayhem cut the lead to one goal, as Jake Trask danced through the defense and scored past the blocker of Di Salvo. That is all the Mayhem would muster up offensively, however, as the Rivermen scored a couple more goals in the second and third periods to make it a 6-3 game.
In his second game with the team, Mike Moroso collected another two-point night - scoring a goal and tallying an assist. In two games with Macon, Moroso has two goals, two assists and four points.
Peoria went four-for-six on the power play in the game, which was the most power play goals the Mayhem have allowed in a game this season. They had allowed three goals three times this season, with the last time coming on January 27th against Fayetteville.
Macon Mayhem: 21-11-5 (47 points; 3rd Place)
Peoria Rivermen: 24-10-3 (51 points; 2nd Place)
BACK IN ACTION
The Mayhem's next game comes at home on Friday, February 16th. The Birmingham Bulls will be in town, as the Mayhem celebrate Macon's rich music history with Macon Music Night. The Carrabba's Family Four-Pack is available for Friday night, as fans can get four tickets, four hot dogs, four Cokes, four popcorns and a $30 Carrabba's gift certificate for $44.
Single game tickets are on sale through the Macon Coliseum Box Office or at ticketmaster.com. For information on group tickets and ticket plans, visit MaconMayhem.com or call the Mayhem Front Office at (478) 803-1592.
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