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Di Salvo backstops RiverKings to third straight win

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. - Peter Di Salvo made 30 saves and Todd Hosmer tallied a pair of assists as the Mississippi RiverKings (26-14-7) won their third straight game, 2-1, over the Huntsville Havoc (22-22-4) on Tuesday night in Southaven.

After a scoreless first period, the RiverKings took a two-goal lead early in the second. Linden Bahm made a pass through the low slot to Cullen Bradshaw who backhanded a shot past Havoc netminder Kevin Genoe to put the RiverKings up 1-0 just 1:33 into the middle frame. With Kyle McNeil and Justin Tateson each serving two minutes for roughing, Todd Hosmer sets up Donald Olivieri who one-timed it past Genoe to put the RiverKings up 2-0 at 5:23 into the second.

The third period saw the Havoc outshoot the RiverKings 17-7 as they cut their deficit to one. Dave Williams capitalized on a rebound in front of Di Salvo as he wristed a shot over the RiverKings' goaltender to come within one. With the Havoc net empty and the extra-attacker on, the Havoc collected opportunities, but Di Salvo and the RiverKings' defense held on to take their third straight victory.

Peter Di Salvo (12-3-2) picked up the win after stopping 29 of 30 shots against. Kevin Genoe (15-16-3) stopped 29 of 31 shots in the loss.

The RiverKings scored once on six power play chances while Huntsville was held scoreless on their two opportunities with the man-advantage.

The RiverKings are back on home ice on Thursday night at 7:05 as they take on the Fayetteville FireAntz. Get your Chick-Fil-A Family 4 Packs, which includes four Chick-Fil-A value meals and four red-level tickets for $50 by calling 662-342-1755.


Peter Di Salvo won his third consecutive start, a 2-1 decision against the Huntsville Havoc on Tuesday night, moving the RiverKings to one step closer to clinching a playoff spot in the SPHL President's Cup playoffs. © Mark Mathews

About the Mississippi RiverKings

The RiverKings are supported by our community partners, season ticket holders, fans, and grants from the Maddox Foundation, an independent private foundation based in Hernando, Miss. To find out more about the RiverKings, call 662-342-1755 or visit RiverKings.com.

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