Surge Hand RiverKings Fifth Straight Loss

By: Sara Giles
January 26, 2013

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. -- The Mississippi RiverKings (14-17-5) losing streak extended to five as they fell to their in-state rival the Mississippi Surge (17-13-4) 5-2 on Saturday night at the Landers Center.

The Surge found the back of the net first as Kyle Kudroch scored on a breakaway 12:40 into the first period. The Surge added to the lead four minutes later when Adam Stuart’s one-touch shot in front beat Matthew Krahn to take a two-goal lead into the first intermission.

But the RiverKings would tie the game at two in the second period. On the power play, Todd Hosmer beat Kiefer Smiley high blocker side to cut the Surge lead by one. Fifty-three seconds later, also on the power play, Matt Harrington’s wrist shot from the blue line tied the game at two 4:53 into the second period. The Surge quickly regained the lead with 7:02 remaining in the period. The one-goal lead came when Reid Emondson beat Krahn short handed left side.

The RiverKings did not convert on any scoring opportunities in the third period. But, the Surge added to their one-goal lead. Stuart collected his second goal of the night with a tic-tac-toe pass from Jay Silvia to beat Krahn at the 8:28 mark of the final period of play. Brandon Kosolofsky sealed the deal for the Surge on a shot from the high slot to give the Surge the 5-2 victory.

Matt Krahn (8-11-2) took the loss after stopping 25 of 30 shots against. Kiefer Smiley (9-9-3) picked up the win stopping 29 of 31 shots against.

In tonight's game, the RiverKings paired up with the United Way of the Mid-South and fred's Super Dollar. Four dollars from every ticket sold was donated and the 'Kings raised over $4,000.

The RiverKings next home game is Tuesday January 29th at 10:35 a.m. The game is the 12th annual Face Off Field Trip game. For more information on all things RiverKings, “like” us on Facebook (facebook.com/mississippiriverkings) and “follow” us on Twitter (twitter.com/riverkings).??

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.

Posted by Mississippi RiverKings at 8:46 PM


1/26/2013 at 10:14 PM by Forrest

I used to watch the "new guy", Tomas Busek, when he played for the San Diego Gulls. He's a great technical, Euro style player who can skate, hit, and fight with the best of them. When the team trainers add a little more weight to him he'll be even better! Go get 'em, Tomas! --Forrest, Murrieta, CA.--

1/28/2013 at 11:30 PM by Harriet

Good evening players and fans! I myself am a fan of the new Czech on the team. During his first game on the ice in San Diego he brought so much athletic energy and intensity that you felt like you were at a NHL game. Being the newbie then- he still exerted so much pride and faith in his teammates that it drawn in more and more fans and made the game even that more enjoyable. If they played a home game on a Friday night, you better believe that place filled up quick and friendships were developing left and right throughout the Hockey Fan community. This is why we ARE hockey fans- we are humble, loyal, and at the end of the night we want to see some ass kicking and embrace the talent of these young men. Its amazing how one player alone can affect not only a team, but a hockey community. One of his gifts was the passion and love he had for the sport- when you see him coming to hit you against the boards you better get out of the way cause its not going to be pretty- but you better believe he is going to be offering a hand to help you right back up. From Idaho, to San Diego, to New York and now Mississippi. He has a bright future ahead and it is wonderful he gets to be apart of a team with that same astounding reputation. Im excited to join the River Kings fan base and have confidence you will all be stars one day. Shanahan said it best: Is hockey hard? "I don't know, you tell me. We need to have the strength and power of a football player, the stamina of a marathon runner, and the concentration of a brain surgeon. But we need to put all this together while moving at high speeds on a cold and slippery surface while 5 other guys use clubs to try and kill us, oh yeah did I mention that this whole time we're standing on blades 1/8 of an inch thick? Is ice hockey hard? I don't know, you tell me. Next question." <3, Harriet- Yorkshire, England.

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