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Hosmer's overtime goal lifts RiverKings over Havoc

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Garrett Sheehan made 32 saves and Todd Hosmer had a goal and an assist as the Mississippi RiverKings (23-11-6) picked up a 3-2 overtime win over the Huntsville Havoc (20-19-3) on Tuesday night in Huntsville.

The RiverKings got on the board in the first. Bret Peppler, on the power play, lifted a shot over the shoulder of Havoc netminder Kevin Genoe to give the RiverKings a 1-0 lead 12:41 into the first.

In the second, the Havoc tied the game at one. John Lidgett picked up the puck at the blueline, skated it to the high slot and wristed a shot over RiverKings netminder Garrett Sheehan to tie the game at one.

The teams traded goals in the third. Linden Bahm backhanded a shot over Genoe for the team's second power play goal of the night to put the RiverKings up 2-1 13:29 into the third. But less than 90 seconds later, Matt Robertson set up Scott Henegar in the slot who slipped a shot past Sheehan to tie the game at two and send the game to overtime.

In overtime, the teams traded chances, but Todd Hosmer picked off a neutral zone pass, rushed into the Havoc zone and, while sliding, lifted a shot over Genoe to give the RiverKings the 3-2 victory.

Garrett Sheehan (9-7-4) picked up the win after stopping 32 of 34 shots against. Kevin Genoe (14-14-2) turned aside 28 of 31 against in the loss.

The RiverKings scored two goals on seven power play opportunities, while holding Huntsville scoreless on three chances with the man advantage.

The RiverKings are back on home ice Friday and Saturday February 26 and 27 against the Macon Mayhem. For ticket information, call 662-342-1755 or visit RiverKings.com.

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 www.riverkings.com.

Posted by David Schmoll at 9:52 PM

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