RiverKings Outgun Ice Flyers, 4-2

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Ryan Marcuz nets a pair of goals and Tyler Green turns aside 34 shots as the RiverKings take down the Ice Flyers, 4-2, in Pensacola. 

After a back and forth first half of the first period, the Pensacola Ice Flyers jumped out to a 1-0 lead 9:17 into the period while on the power play. Jessyko Bernard, who came into Wednesday's game with two goals in two games against the RiverKings, deflected a Troy Vance wrister past Tyler Green.

The RiverKings took control in the second period with a pair of goals. Donald Olivieri tied the game at one only 3:17 in the period with a blast from the point that got behind Ice Flyers' goaltender Brian Billet. Later in the period with Olivieri in the penalty box serving a double minor for high sticking, Kristaps Bazevics dove after the puck trying to clear the zone and connected with Brantley Sherwood who sped through the neutral zone and roofed a shot over Billet giving the RiverKings the 2-1 lead.

After the Ice Flyers tied the game in the early stages of the third period, Ryan Marcuz broke the 2-2 tie. Devin Mantha feathered a pass from the goal line to the slot where Marcuz took a shot that beat Billett. Marcuz would add the empty netter with only 8 seconds left to go after Mantha's attempt pinged off the bottom of the post, and the RiverKings walked away from Pensacola with the victory. 

The RiverKings return home to Planters Bank Ice at Landers Center on Friday to take on the Peoria Rivermen. It's another Fresh Friday presented by Valpak. With ticket packages starting as low as $16, fans can get tickets that come with a hot dog, soda, and exclusive RiverKings sunglasses. To get your tickets to Fresh Friday visit riverkings.com/fresh.

About the Mississippi RiverKings 
The RiverKings are supported by our community partners, season ticket holders, fans, and grants from 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. 

Posted by Mississippi RiverKings at 9:57 PM

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