RiverKings beat Havoc in a shootout, 2-1

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – The Mississippi RiverKings (7-11-2) outshot the Huntsville Havoc (3-11-4) 49-19, but needed a shootout to come away with a 2-1 win at the Landers Center Tuesday night. Matt Harrington scored the only goal in the shootout and Adam Courchaine stopped all five shots to get the win.

Huntsville got on the board late in the first period while the RiverKings were on the power play. Drew Akins moved the puck up the boards in the defensive zone and Luke Greiner scooped it up and raced down the left wing with a two-on-one. Greiner got to the left circle before shooting one past Courchaine to make it 1-0 with a shorthanded goal with 2:23 to play in the first.

Despite the significant shots advantage the RiverKings were trailing by that margin late into the second. They finally tied it at one at 17:17 of the second when Harrington forced a turnover in the offensive zone. The puck went in front and Matt Whitehead beat Kevin Genoe to even the game with his team-leading 10th goal of season. 

The game was scoreless the rest of the way through the third period and overtime so it went to a shootout. Courchaine stopped all five attempts in the shootout and Harrington struck in round two for the decisive goal as the RiverKings won their first shootout game of the season.

The RiverKings are back home Friday, Dec. 26 for Canada Appreciation Night. The RiverKings honour our neighbors to the north and fans wearing a Canadian sports jersey get over 50% off tickets. Those with a Canadian passport get a free red-level ticket. Single-game tickets can be purchased at riverkings.com/ticketmaster and groups of 15 or more get a discount, with group tickets starting at $8 per ticket, by calling the front office at 662-342-1755.

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.

Photo credit: John Coffin Matt Harrington assisted on the RiverKings only regulation goal and scored the shootout game winner as the RiverKings beat the Havoc, 2-1, Tuesday night.

Posted by Lukas Favale at 9:57 PM


12/24/2014 at 04:16 AM by Sherry

Great Job Guys Lets Keep It Up

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