Surge Blank RiverKings For Second Time This Season

By: David Schmoll
December 26, 2012

BILOXI, Miss. -- The Mississippi RiverKings' (11-10-3) struggles with their cross-state rival Mississippi Surge (11-9-1) continued Wednesday night as the 'Kings fell to the Surge 2-0 in Biloxi.

The two teams looked to skate into the lockerroom knotted at one, but the Surge capitalized late in the period. BJ Crum collected a Matthew Krahn rebound and beat the RiverKings netminder to send the home-team into the first period up by one.

Early in the second, with Todd Hosmer in the penalty box for the RiverKings for cross checking, Brandon Kosolofsky redirected a Jarkko Leppanen pass past Krahn to put the Surge up by two. The RiverKings threw 13 shots on net during the third period, but they could not beat Kiefer Smiley as they fell to the Surge for the fourth time this season.

Matthew Krahn (7-6-2) stopped 30 of 32 shots against in the loss. Kiefer Smiley (5-6-1) turned aside all 31 shots against as he picked up the shutout at home.

The RiverKings return to the Landers Center on Friday, December 28 as they take on the Columbus Cottonmouths at 7:05 p.m. It's Friday Night Teen Night where teenagers can get a red-level ticket, a popcorn and a soda for just $10 available online at ticketmaster.com or at the Landers Center Box office. Be sure to keep up with the RiverKings on Facebook (facebook.com/mississippiriverkings) and Twitter (twitter.com/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 7:47 PM

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