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Knoxville stifles Mississippi RiverKings' comeback, gains 4-2 victory
Story by Narrative Science.
The Knoxville Ice Bears came close to giving away a three-goal lead to Mississippi RiverKings, but did just enough to escape with a 4-2 victory.
Knoxville led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when the Ice Bears' Ben Souders's scored at 15:03 in the third period to put Knoxville up 3-0.
The Ice Bears put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Mississippi RiverKings to score on any of its three power plays. Knoxville put 38 shots on net during the contest, more than the 26.6 it averages per game.
The Ice Bears were helped by Jon Higgins, who tallied one goal. Higgins scored 9:07 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Knoxville. Mark Van Vliet assisted on the tally. Knoxville also got points from Brendan Taylor, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Knoxville also got a goal from Eric Satim as well. In addition, Knoxville received assists from Emery Olauson, who had two and Peter Neal and Kevin Flather, who each chipped in one.
Mississippi RiverKings' offense rang up 32 shots on Knoxville's net.
Mississippi RiverKings was helped by Tom Craig, who racked up one goal. Craig scored 15:40 into the third period to make the score 3-1 Knoxville. Darrell Stoddard picked up the assist. Ian Finnerty also scored for Mississippi RiverKings. Other players who recorded assists for Mississippi RiverKings were Kevin Willer, Tyler Sheldrake, and Chris Campanale, who contributed one a piece.
Connor Toomey made 30 saves for the Ice Bears on 32 shots. Knoxville incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Matthew Krahn recorded 34 saves for Mississippi RiverKings. Mississippi RiverKings incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.