Knoxville Shuts Down RiverKings

By: David Schmoll
November 30, 2013

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. -- Todd Hosmer notched his 12th goal of the season, but the Mississippi RiverKings (9-4-1) fell 3-1 to the Knoxville Ice Bears (6-5-2) on home ice Saturday night.

The RiverKings struck first in the middle of the opening frame. Todd Hosmer beat Bryan Hince through the legs to put the home team ahead 1-0 10:13 into the first period.

But Knoxville took control from there. Phil Bonner hammered home a loose puck in front of Dan McWhinney to tie the game at one for the Ice Bears at the 15:25 mark. Just over a minute later, Francis Drolet's pass deflected off the skate of Eric Satim and past McWhinney to give the visitors a 2-1 lead heading into the first intermission.

After a scoreless start to the second, Jon Higgins' wrist shot trickled through the body of McWhinney to put Knoxville ahead 3-1 with just over four minutes remaining in the second. The RiverKings could not muster any offense in the third as they fell for just the fourth time this season, 3-1.

Dan McWhinney (4-4-0) took the loss after stopping 27 of 30 shots against. Bryan Hince (6-3-2) picked up the win after turning aside 35 of 36 shots against.

The RiverKings return home on Saturday, December 7 as they take on the Bloomington Thunder for the Teddy Bear Toss sponsored by 95.3 the Rebel and Military Night sponsored by Belhaven University. Be sure to bring a new teddy bear to the game and throw it on the ice when the RiverKings score their first goal to benefit Toys for Tots.

About the Mississippi RiverKings
The Mississippi RiverKings are supported by their community partners, season ticket holders, fans, and by program-related investments of 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 9:30 PM

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