RiverKings stymied by de Melo, Havoc

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The Mississippi RiverKings (23-14-7) threw 22 shots on goal, but Ryan de Melo and the Huntsville Havoc (22-20-3) denied them all as the RiverKings fell to the Havoc 3-0 on Saturday afternoon in Huntsville.

The Havoc found the back of the net first. Scott Henegar threw a shot on goal and Matt Robertson picked up the rebound and slid it past goaltender Garrett Sheehan on the power play to put Huntsville on top 1-0 13:34 into the first.

Huntsville extended their lead in the third. John Lidgett took a pass from Jason Popek and beat Sheehan from the slot to stretch their lead to 2-0. Then, six minutes later, John McGinnis picked up a loose puck in the low slot and backhanded it past the outstretch leg of Sheehan to give Huntsville their 3-0 victory.

Garrett Sheehan (9-10-5) took the loss after stopping 23 of 26 shots on goal. Ryan de Melo (3-2-0) stopped all 22 shots in the win.

The RiverKings were scoreless on four power play opportunities, while Huntsville was 1-4.

The RiverKings are back home on March 11 to finish off their season series with the Macon Mayhem at 7:05 p.m. Get your tickets for the stretch run with the March to the President's Cup plan for two, four or six games starting at $8 per game. For more information, visit RiverKings.com or call 662-342-1755.

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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 RiverKings.com.

Posted by David Schmoll at 3:05 PM

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