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Bushwackers Night Success: Ice Flyers Secure Back-To-Back Wins

SPHL Pensacola Ice Flyers March 2, 2024 - The Ice Flyers took on their alter identity Saturday as the Pensacola Bushwackers, then continued a recent trend of being a different team. All in a good way. After taking a 2-0 lead in the four minutes into the second period, the Ice Flyers grinded out a 2-1 victory against the Fayetteville Marksmen for their first back-to-back home weekend wins since December 1 and 2 when beating Peoria twice. "I think we're all jelling," said Pensacola goaltender Stephen Mundinger, who made 34 saves - many of them creating reacti... Full Story

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Piotrowski & Latinovich Lead Rivermen To Blowout Victory Over Birmingham

SPHL Peoria Rivermen March 2, 2024 - PEORIA, IL - JM Piotrowski netted three goals for the Rivermen in the second period and goaltender Nick Latinovich stood tall on Saturday night. Peoria completed the weekend sweep of the Birmingham Bulls with a 5-1 victory in front of 4664 fans at Carver Arena including former Rivermen goaltender and NHL all-star Ben Bishop. Just like Friday night, the Rivermen came out flying with lots of quality chances but were frustrated by Birmingham goaltender Hayden Stewart on several occasions. Birmingham was able to score off of ... Full Story

Tenacious Ice Bears Bounce Back with 2-1 Overtime Win

SPHL Knoxville Ice Bears March 2, 2024 - Troy Murray scored at 2:06 of the overtime period and the Knoxville Ice Bears defeated the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs 2-1 at the Berglund Center Saturday night. Riley Morris made 42 saves in the win for Knoxville, which snaps a two-game skid with the win. The Rail Yard Dawgs had won two straight. Murray sent the puck into the neutral zone and Justin Levac won it outside the blue line and fed it to Murray on the left wing. Murray carried to the top of the left circle and bombed a slap shot that Austyn Roudebush got a piece... Full Story

Garrett Milan Sets Ice Flyers Franchise Goal-Scoring Record in Dramatic OT Win

SPHL Pensacola Ice Flyers March 1, 2024 - Garrett Milan won a dramatic, overtime game and became the Ice Flyers all-time, goal-scoring leader on a shot he didn't take. But therein lies the beauty of it all. Milan's determination and some deft moves around net led to a sequence that resulted in a Fayetteville player's attempt to wrist away a shot becoming an own-goal that lifted the Ice Flyers to a 5-4 victory Friday night at the Pensacola Bay Center. "You're never going ask how you do it, as long as it goes in, and that's kinda all that matters," said Milan... Full Story


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