RiverKings Win Big on New Year's Eve

By: David Schmoll

December 31, 2011

Southaven, Miss. - The Mississippi RiverKings took down the Louisiana IceGators 6-0 at the Desoto Civic Center on Friday night.

The game got started with a bang as Darrell Stoddard and Jason Hill dropped the gloves on the opening face off, marking the first of three fights in the night.

Leland Fidler scored 7:12 into the first period with a wrist shot from the slot, beating B.J. O'Brien over the shoulder to give the RiverKings a 1-0 lead.

The second period was all RiverKings from the beginning. At the 3:34 mark, Mark Magnowski swatted a Deven Stillar rebound in past O'Brien to give the RiverKings a 2-0. Ken Selby scored on a wrap-around on a pass from Stillar to put the 'Kings up three.

Kevin Hamel picked up his first professional goal as his slap shot went five-hole on the Louisiana netminder, to put the RiverKings up four. Darrell Stoddard would end O'Brien's night as his shot beat the goalkeeper glove side to give the home team a 5-0 lead.

Tibor Varga picked up his third goal of the year, as he and Selby broke in on a two-on-none breakaway to beat Dan Earles, to end the scoring and give the RiverKings the 6-0 lead.

David Wilson turned aside all 18 shots against him as he improved to 6-4-1 on the season. B.J. O'Brien fell to 6-4-1 as he stopped 13 of 18 shots on goal. Dan Earles turned aside eight of nine shots on him in relief.

The RiverKings return in 2012 on January 3 against the Mississippi Surge at 6:35 at the Landers Center and it's "Family 4 Pack" night. Get four red level tickets, four sodas and four hot dogs for just 56 dollars, available exclusively on ticketmaster.com.

Friday night, January 6, is Elvis® night, as the RiverKings honor The King™ of Rock and Roll with specially designed Elvis Jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game. Tickets for Elvis® night start at just $8.

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.
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