Kingfish shutout by Cottonmouths, 3-0
Baton Rouge Kingfish Press Release

The Columbus Cottonmouths dumped the Kingfish 3-0 as Mike Morrison made 21 saves in the win for the Cottonmouths.

Despite numerous power play opportunities for both teams in the first period, neither team was able to take advantage of the other teamsí mistakes as the game ended as it began, scoreless.

Randy Copley gave the Cottonmouths a 1-0 lead as he rolled the puck up Jeff Blairís pad on a third effort in front of the Kingfish net 4:55 into the second period. Mike Lee picked up a helper on the goal.

In the third period, John Morlang gave the Cottonmouths a 2-0 lead as the took a centering pass and buried it past Blair. J.J. Hunter and Sean McAslan added the assists on the goal at the 5:22 mark of the third.

Copleyís second goal of the evening extended Columbusís lead to three as he deflected a pass in the air over an outstretched Blair for the goal.

Andrew Long added an assist on the goal at the 12:38 mark of the third.

The Kingfish couldnít solve Mike Morrison as he made 21 saves in the win. The Kingfish were unsuccessful on the power play as they didnít convert on any of their power play opportunities.

The Kingfish are back at it on Friday as they visit Jackson to take on the Bandits at 7:05 p.m. Catch the game on beginning with the Kingfish pregame show beginning at 6:50 p.m.


DATE - 03/09/03     Baton Rouge ( 0) AT Columbus ( 3)

Baton Rouge                0  0  0--0  
Columbus                   0  1  2--3  

FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: None. Penalties: McAslan, CBS (Holding), 
6:22. Long, CBS (High sticking, Double minor), 8:20. Blais, BR 
(Holding stick), 10:55. BENCH, CBS served by Rushmer (Too many men), 
12:26. McAslan, CBS (Roughing), 13:56. Fritz, CBS 
(Unsportsmanlike Cond), 16:30. Kaiman, BR (Unsportsmanlike Cond), 
16:30. Fritz, CBS (Roughing), 16:30. Kaiman, BR (Roughing), 16:30. 
Bechard, CBS (Interference), 18:37. Martinello, BR (Roughing), 
18:37. Burrows, BR (Elbowing), 20:00. 

SECOND PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Columbus-Copley 2 (game winner) (Lee; 
Morlang) 4:55. Penalties: McAusland, CBS (High sticking), 6:27. 
Burrows, BR (High sticking), 8:50. Kaiman, BR (Slashing), 10:46. 
Copley, CBS (Roughing), 18:36. 

THIRD PERIOD -- Scoring: 2, Columbus-Morlang 16 (Hunter; McAslan) 
5:25. 3, Columbus-Copley 3 (Long; Zehr) 12:38. Penalties: Blais, BR 
(Interference), 3:21. Lewis, CBS (Roughing), 8:44. Kaiman, BR 
(Roughing), 8:44. Lewis, CBS (Ten minute misc.), 8:44. Sullivan, BR 
(Elbowing), 16:07. Morrison, CBS served by McAslan (Delay of game), 

Baton Rouge                9  7  4--20 
Columbus                  12 17 11--40 

Power Play Conversions: Baton Rouge - 0 of 7, Columbus - 0 of 6.
Goalies: Baton Rouge-Blair (40 shots, 37 saves; record: 5-21-5). 
Columbus-Morrison (20 shots, 20 saves; record: 7-16-6). 
A: 2300.  Referee: Pelletier. Linesmen: Kneale; O'Brien.