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December 1, 2008 - ECHL (ECHL) - Mississippi Sea Wolves News Release

Biloxi, MS - The Mississippi Sea Wolves went 3-1-0 last week, beating Charlotte 2-0 on the road last Tuesday and defeating South Carolina 5-4 in overtime on Thursday night and 3-1 on Friday night before falling to the Stingrays 2-1 on Saturday evening.

THIS WEEK:

Day-by-day:

Monday: Practice, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday: Practice, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday: Practice, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, 10:30 a.m.

Thursday: Morning Skate, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, 10:15 a.m.

Sea Wolves vs. Augsuta, 7:05 p.m. CT

Friday: Morning Skate, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, 10:15 a.m.

Sea Wolves vs. Augsuta, 7:05 p.m. CT

Saturday: Morning Skate, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, 10:15 a.m.

Sea Wolves vs. Augsuta, 7:05 p.m. CT

Sunday: Off

Last Week:

Tuesday, November 25 @ Charlotte, 2-0 W

CHARLOTTE, NC - The Mississippi Sea Wolves concluded a five-game road swing with a 2-0 win over the Charlotte Checkers at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC on Tuesday evening.

The Sea Wolves broke the scoreless tie in the second period when Ryan Cruthers potted his team-leading 10th goal of the season on the power play when his centering pass bounced off the skate of Checkers defenseman Chris Murray and past goaltender Jeff Jakaitis at 12:35.

Mark Rooneem iced the win whe he split the Charlotte defensemen, went to the backhand and beat Jakaitis over the pad to give the Sea Wolves a 2-0 lead at 18:05 of the third period.

Ryan Munce made 34 saves to earn his first shutout of the season and his fourth in a Sea Wolves sweater, and the Mississippi power play was 1-for-5.

Game Box Score

Mississippi Sea Wolves 2 at Charlotte Checkers 0 - Status: Final

Nov 25, 2008 - St. Lawrence Homes Ice at Time Warner Cable Arena

1st Period

Scoring - No Scoring

Penalties - M. Deschamps Mis (hooking - minor 55.2) 9:29

2nd Period

Scoring - 1. Mississippi, R. Cruthers (10) (M. Wirll, T. Lisabeth) 12:35 PP

Penalties - M. Rooneem Mis (holding - minor 54.2) 2:02, J. Barnes Chr (high-sticking - minor 60.2) 7:05, J. Tejchma Mis (holding - minor 54.2) 9:02, M. Bayrack Chr (tripping - minor 57.2) 9:05, R. Murphy Chr (interference - minor 56.2) 12:11, M. Melanson Mis (hooking - minor 55.2) 17:48, C. Murray Chr (slashing - minor 61.2) 20:00

3rd Period

Scoring - 2. Mississippi, M. Rooneem (3) (M. Deschamps) 18:05

Penalties - P. Corsi Chr (fighting - major 47.13) 0:00, M. Berry Mis (interference - minor 56.2) 7:03, M. Melanson Mis (cross-checking minor 59.2) 9:15, J. Barnes Chr (cross-checking minor 59.2) 13:52, C. Brooks Mis (fighting - major 47.13) 17:40

MIS Shots: 4 11 5 TOTAL: 20

CHR Shots: 9 14 10 TOTAL: 33

Power Play Conversion

Mississippi Sea Wolves 1-5. Charlotte Checkers 0-6.

Goaltenders

Mississippi Sea Wolves

Munce 6-5-0-0 Start: 1st 0:00 Min: 60:00 SV: 33 GA: 0

Charlotte Checkers

Jakaitis 6-1-1-0 Start: 1st 0:00 Min: 59:05 SV: 18 GA: 2

Start : 7:00 PM

End : 9:05 PM

Attendance : 3203

Referee I: Geno Binda (15)

Referee II:

LINESMAN I: Kyle Mellor (90)

LINESMAN II: Greg Flueckinger (55)

Thursday, November 27, 2008 vs. South Carolina, 5-4 OTW

BILOXI, MS - Pat Oliveto's first goal of the season gave the Sea Wolves a 5-4 overtime win over the South Carolina Stingrays in the first game of a three-in-three series at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum on Thursday night.

South Carolina opened the scoring on the power play when Keith Johnson beat Sea Wolves goalie Ryan Munce with a redirection of Trent Campbell's shot at 1:26 of the second period.

Ryan Cruthers got the Sea Wolves on the board when he stuffed the rebound of his own shot over the pad of Stingrays goaltender Bobby Goepfert for his 11th goal of the season at 5:57 of the second. Alex Parent then hit Mike Berry with a centering pass that Berry redirected past Goepfert for a second power-play goal 30 seconds later to give the Sea Wolves a 2-1 lead. Matt Deschamps extended the lead to 3-1 when his blast from the blueline beat Goepfert on the power play at 8:51 of the second frame.

Pierre-Luc O'Brien drew the Stingrays within one when he beat Ryan Munce with a wrist shot from the top of the slot through a screen at 12:14 of the second. Brad Farynuk would add a power-play goal at 13:28 to draw the game even at three-apiece at 13:28.

Trent Campbell's power-play marker at 10:57 of the third gave South Carolina a 4-3 lead. With Ryan Munce on the bench for an extra attacker, the Sea Wolves won an offensive zone faceoff to Mathieu Melanson who fired a shot that Jason Tejchma redirected past Goepfert to tie the game at four.

Mississippi's Pat Oliveto notched his first goal of the year at a clutch moment when his centering pass went off the leg of South Carolina's Nate Kiser and into the Stingrays net for the game-winner at 2:21 of the overtime.

Game Box Score

South Carolina Stingrays 4 at Mississippi Sea Wolves 5 (OT) - Status: Final

Nov 27, 2008 - Mississippi Coast Coliseum

1st Period

Scoring - No Scoring

Penalties - K. Johnson Sc (hooking - minor 55.2) 1:54, V. Dovgan Sc (interference - minor 56.2) 10:14, K. McAllister Mis (holding - minor 54.2) 12:12, Served by T. Lisabeth Mis (bench minor - too many men 74.2) 19:51

2nd Period

Scoring - 1. South Carolina, K. Johnson (3) (T. Campbell, J. Kroll) 1:26 PP

2. Mississippi, R. Cruthers (11) (M. Melanson, K. Peto) 5:57 PP

3. Mississippi, A. Parent (6) (M. Berry, B. LeClerc) 6:27 PP

4. Mississippi, M. Deschamps (2) (M. Melanson, T. Lisabeth) 8:51 PP

5. South Carolina, P. O'Brien (5) (T. Campbell, V. Dovgan) 12:14

6. South Carolina, B. Farynuk (2) (T. Campbell, T. Morin) 13:28 PP

Penalties - B. Boudreau Sc (cross-checking minor 59.2) 4:04, S. Romfo Sc (hooking - minor 55.2) 4:40, T. Campbell Sc (hooking - minor 55.2) 6:50, J. Kroll Sc (slashing - minor 61.2) 9:48, T. Maxwell Sc (fighting - major 47.13) 12:49, M. Couch Mis (roughing - minor 51.2, fighting - major 47.13) 12:49, N. Kiser Sc (roughing - minor 51.2) 15:10, K. Johnson Sc (holding - minor 54.2) 18:22, M. Rooneem Mis (hooking - minor 55.2) 18:22

3rd Period

Scoring - 7. South Carolina, T. Campbell (4) (B. Farynuk, J. Kroll) 10:57 PP

8. Mississippi, J. Tejchma (6) (M. Melanson, R. Cruthers) 18:28

Penalties - M. Scherer Sc (interference - minor 56.2) 1:24, J. Hall Mis (hooking - minor 55.2) 9:53

Friday, November 28, 2008 vs. South Carolina, 3-1 W

BILOXI, MS- Chase Trull scored the game-winning goal and added one assist as the Mississippi Sea Wolves downed the South Carolina Stingrays by a score of 3-1 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum on Friday.

South Carolina got on the board when Nate Kiser blasted a one-timer from the low slot past Jeremy Duchesne at 18:44 of the first period.

Mississippi drew even when Jason Tejchma found a loose puck and popped it past Stingrays goalie Michal Neuvirth at 2:44 of the second with Mississippi on the power play.

Chase Trull took a feed at the top of the left circle and blasted it through Neuvirth's pads to give the Sea Wolves a 2-1 lead at 12:37 of the third period. Mark Rooneem added an empty-net goal at 19:16 to cement the win.

Jeremy Duchesne earned his first win of the season making 23 saves, and the Sea Wolves were 1-for-5 on the power play.

Game Box Score

South Carolina Stingrays 1 at Mississippi Sea Wolves 3 - Status: Final

Nov 28, 2008 - Mississippi Coast Coliseum

1st Period

Scoring - 1. South Carolina, T. Maxwell (4) (N. Kiser, B. Boudreau) 18:44

Penalties - T. Lisabeth Mis (hooking - minor 55.2) 2:36, T. Maxwell Sc (roughing - minor 51.2) 9:35, A. Parent Mis (holding - minor 54.2) 16:27

2nd Period

Scoring - 2. Mississippi, J. Tejchma (7) (K. McAllister, A. Parent) 2:18 PP

Penalties - B. Farynuk Sc (slashing - minor 61.2) 1:08, V. Dovgan Sc (slashing - minor 61.2) 11:40, C. Trull Mis (holding - minor 54.2) 14:29, P. O'Brien Sc (interference on the goalkeeper - minor 69.2) 14:56

3rd Period

Scoring - 3. Mississippi, C. Trull (3) (T. Lisabeth, J. Hall) 12:37

4. Mississippi, M. Rooneem (4) (C. Trull) 19:16 EN

Penalties - P. O'Brien Sc (hooking - minor 55.2) 13:24, V. Dovgan Sc (interference - minor 56.2) 16:59, M. Berry Mis (slashing - minor 61.2) 16:59

SC Shots: 7 8 8 TOTAL: 23

MIS Shots: 6 9 6 TOTAL: 21

Power Play Conversion

South Carolina Stingrays 0-3. Mississippi Sea Wolves 1-5.

Goaltenders

South Carolina Stingrays

Neuvirth 5-2-0-0 Start: 1st 0:00 Min: 58:52 SV: 18 GA: 2 [L]

Mississippi Sea Wolves

Duchesne 1-2-2-0 Start: 1st 0:00 Min: 60:00 SV: 22 GA: 1 [W]

Start : 7:05 PM

End : 9:20 PM

Attendance : 2862

Referee I: Keith Kaval (20)

Referee II:

LINESMAN I: Kyle Mellor (90)

LINESMAN II: Paul Reid (97)

Saturday, November 29, 2008 vs. South Carolina, 1-2 L

BILOXI, MS - Ryan Munce's 51 saves highlighted a game that saw the Mississippi Sea Wolves fight to the last minute but eventually fall to the South Carolina Stingrays by the score of 2-1 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.

Munce made 16 saves, several of them spectacular, through the first period and then stopped 24 shots in the second frame.

Paul Kelly got the Stingrays on the board with their 41st shot on goal at 17:46 of the second period when he picked up the rebound of a shot from Viktor Dovgan and beat a sprawled Ryan Munce.

Mississippi tied the game at one-apiece when Pat Oliveto redirected a shot from Michael Couch past Stingrays goaltender Michal Neuvirth.

South Carolina's Brad Farynuk notched the game-winner when his shot from the left point eluded Munce through a screen with just 45.4 seconds remaining in the third period.

Ryan Munce made 51 saves and took the loss, and the Sea Wolves power play was 0-for-4.

Game Box Score

South Carolina Stingrays 2 at Mississippi Sea Wolves 1 - Status: Final

Nov 29, 2008 - Mississippi Coast Coliseum

1st Period

Scoring - No Scoring

Penalties - T. Maxwell Sc (hooking - minor 55.2) 4:15, B. LeClerc Mis (roughing - minor 51.2) 10:28, B. Farynuk Sc (hooking - minor 55.2) 15:20

2nd Period

Scoring - 1. South Carolina, P. Kelly (3) (V. Dovgan, T. Campbell) 17:46

2. Mississippi, P. Oliveto (2) (M. Couch, J. Tejchma) 19:01

Penalties - R. Cruthers Mis (slashing - minor 61.2) 0:38, B. Farynuk Sc (holding the stick - minor 54.2) 2:56, M. Couch Mis (hooking - minor 55.2) 8:08, K. Peto Mis (hooking - minor 55.2) 9:23

3rd Period

Scoring - 3. South Carolina, B. Farynuk (3) 19:14

Penalties - T. Lisabeth Mis (hooking - minor 55.2) 7:31, P. O'Brien Sc (tripping - minor 57.2) 9:35

SC Shots: 16 25 12 TOTAL: 53

MIS Shots: 3 8 1 TOTAL: 12

Power Play Conversion

South Carolina Stingrays 0-5. Mississippi Sea Wolves 0-4.

Goaltenders

South Carolina Stingrays

Neuvirth 4-2-0-0 Start: 1st 0:00 Min: 60:00 SV: 11 GA: 1

Mississippi Sea Wolves

Munce 8-5-0-0 Start: 1st 0:00 Min: 59:40 SV: 51 GA: 2

Start : 7:05 PM

End : 9:18 PM

Attendance : 2672

Referee I: Keith Kaval (20)

Referee II:

LINESMAN I: Kyle Mellor (90)

LINESMAN II: Paul Reid (97)

Sea Wolves 2008-09 Leaders

Goals - Ryan Cruthers, 11

Assists - Mathieu Melanson, 12

Points - Mathieu Melanson, 21

Plus/Minus - Mark Rooneem, +5

Penalty Minutes - Matt Deschamps, 33

Power-Play Goals - Ryan Cruthers, 6

Shorthand Goals - Mathieu Melanson, 1

Game-Winning Goals - Kyle McAllister, 2

Goaltender Wins - Ryan Munce, 8

Goals-Against Average - Ryan Munce, 3.14

Save Percentage - Ryan Munce, .915

On the Air

The next broadcast of Sea Wolves hockey is Thursday when the Sea Wolves host the Augusta Lynx at 7:05 p.m. The pre-game show will begin at 6:45 p.m! Games can be viewed on the B2 Networks and the audio broadcast is available for free at www.msseawolves.com.

This Weekend

The Sea Wolves host the Augusta Lynx this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:05 p.m. Great seats are available! Get yours today by calling (228) 275 WOLF! Friday's game will feature the opening ceremonies for the 2008 Mississippi Bowl. The Sea Wolves will be collecting canned food to benefit local food banks as well as military essentials for our troops deployed overseas.

Military 2-for-1 Night!

Every Friday, military members with a military ID can get 2-for-1 tickets at the box office courtesy of Keesler Federal Credit Union!

Thunderstix On Saturday!

The first 2,000 fans through the gates on Saturday will get a set of Thunderstix courtesy of the Mississippi Sea Wolves!

Cirque du Soleil

The Sea Wolves have partnered with Cirque Du Soleil to give tickets to season ticket holders for an upcoming performance of Saltimbanco at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. Two lucky season ticket holders will be drawn during each remaining December home game, and will each receive a pair of tickets to the January 14th performance. Saltimbanco is directed by Franco Dragone and presented by iShares. For more ticket information, contact Ticketmaster or purchase tickets at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.

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