'Kings Downed by Ice Flyers

By: David Schmoll

December 29, 2011

Southaven, Miss. - The Mississippi RiverKings fell in Pensacola to the Ice Flyers 4-2 as the team’s road woes continue.

The Ice Flyers got the scoring started just before the midway point of the first period as Dan Buccella’s shot slipped past Scott Darling with assists going to Ryan Salvis and Mike Carter.

Ken Selby tied the game early in the second period with an unassisted goal as he ripped a wrister from the slot, knotting the game up at one.

Pensacola re-took the lead at the 12:22 mark of the second period as Jordan Chong buried home Chris Wilson’s pass to give the Ice Flyers a 2-1 lead.

The Ice Flyers would add to their lead in the third as Buccella added his second goal of the game as he banged home a rebound from Donnie Harris to bring the lead to 3-1.

With 6:45 left to play in regulation, Chris Pontes notched his first goal of the season as his shot from the point got past Steve Christie to bring the RiverKings within one.

But Dan Buccella added his third goal of the game just three minutes later to finish the scoring and give Pensacola the 4-2 win.

Scott Darling stopped 30 of 34 shots against as the loss drops his record to 4-8-1. Steve Christie took the win as he turned aside 42 of 44 shots as he improved to 7-2 on the season.

The RiverKings return home to the DCC on Saturday for the New Year's Eve game against the Louisiana IceGators. Puck drops at 6:05 at the Desoto Civic Center. Great seats are still available.

Be sure to “Like” the RiverKings on Facebook to stay up to date on all things RiverKings and have the opportunity to take home giveaways and prizes.

The RiverKings are pleased to announce the return of the green level seat. Now, tickets start as low as $11, available through the Desoto Civic Center Box Office.

Children can get into RiverKings’ games for just $10 with the purchase of a full price ticket. This deal is only available at the Desoto Civic Center Box Office.

Every Friday night is Friday Night Teen Night with the RiverKings. Teenagers get a red level ticket, a popcorn and a soda for just $10. Teen Night tickets are available through the Desoto Civic Center Box Office.

Great tickets are still available for the RiverKings’ 20th Anniversary Season sponsored by Belhaven University. For more information on any of the above ticket offers, or group and flex ticket packages, contact the RiverKings’ front office at 662-342-1755 or log onto riverkings.com.

Posted by Mississippi RiverKings at 4:39 PM

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PEO x-Peoria 49 33 12 4 70
PEN x-Pensacola 47 29 12 6 64
HUN Huntsville 50 27 15 8 62
MAC Macon 49 28 16 5 61
KNX Knoxville 50 27 17 6 60
EVV Evansville 49 23 18 8 54
BIR Birmingham 49 22 22 5 49
MRK RiverKings 49 23 24 2 48
RKE Roanoke 49 22 23 4 48
FAY Fayetteville 49 11 32 6 28
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