Kingfish Iced by Gators
Fall to Louisiana 5-3
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – OCTOBER 19, 2002
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The Louisiana Ice Gators needed three third period goals to beat the Baton Rouge Kingfish, 5-3 at the Cajundome.
Despite giving up an early 1-0 lead, the Kingfish picked up two power play goals in the opening stanza to take a 2-1 lead to locker room for the first time this season.
The Louisiana Ice Gators took an early 1-0 lead at the 2:08 mark of the first period of play as Bobby Brown beat Jeff Blair off a pass from Shawn McNeil and J.P. Morin.
The Kingfish answered late in first period as Trevor Demmans fired a laser past rookie netminder Kyle Kettles from the right point at the 16:22 mark of the opening period. Wes Scanzano and Sean Peach moved the puck well to set up Demmans on the man advantage.
For the second straight night, the Kingfish picked up two goals in less than a minute as Clark Jones redirected a Steve Cheredaryk pass into the back of the net just 26 seconds later. Jesse Ferguson fed Cheredaryk at the point to set up the play on the man advantage.
The Ice Gators tied the contest late in the second period on the power play as Kenny Corupe took a pass from Shawn McNeil with just 29 seconds remaining in the period. Kevin Mitchell also added an assist on the goal.
Louisiana opened the scoring in the third period as Chris Talierco beat Blair to tie the contest at 2-2 at the 1:13 mark of the period. Daniel Goneau added an assist on the tally.
The Kingfish answered at the 3:24 mark of the third period as they were shorthanded. Bryan Richardson beat Kettles on a give and go with Demmans to tie the contest at 3 goals apiece.
Shawn McNeil picked up the game winner at the 10:37 mark of the third as he moved in from the point and bear Blair over his shoulder to put the Ice Gators ahead, 4-3.
Louisiana iced the contest at the 19:20 mark as Bruce Richardson added an unassisted empty net goal as the Kingfish lifted Blair in favor of an extra attacker.
The Kingfish take to the ice on Friday when the Mississippi Sea Wolves make their second visit to the Fish Tank. Catch all the action on Baton Rouge’s Best R&B 104.5 WZRB, beginning with the Kingfish pregame show beginning at 6:50 p.m. The puck drops at 7:05.