Sea Wolves down Fish 4-1

Baton Rouge Kingfish Press Release

The Baton Rouge Kingfish jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on the Mississippi Sea Wolves but could not hold on to the lead as they fell 4-1 in Mississippi.

Clark Jones gave the Kingfish the 1-0 lead on the power play as he beat Greg Gardner at the 11:24 mark of the first period. Ryan Trsek took a pass from Wes Scanzano to set up Jones on the power play.

Mississippi cut into the Kingfish lead on the power play at the 4:34 mark of the second as Jim Baxter beat Jeff Blair to tie the game at 1-1. Cody Botwell and Steffon Walby added the assists.

Mississippi took a 2-1 lead to the locker room after two periods as Cody Botwell beat Blair for the Sea Wolves only even strength goal of the contest. Jason Crain and Josh Bennett added the assists.

Mississippi opened up a two-goal lead in the third as Botwell added his second of the night at the 3:39 mark of the third period. Darryl Campbell and Walby added the assists on the power play goal.

Steffon Walby gave the Sea Wolves the 4-1 lead as the shot beat Blair with just 50 seconds remaining in the third period to ice the contest. Baxter and Dave Paradise added the assists.

Jeff Blair falls to 1-3-0 on the season as he made 28 saves in the losing effort for the Kingfish.

Special teams played a big role in the contest as Mississippi went 3-6 on the man advantage while the only Baton Rouge goal came on the power play.

The Kingfish travel to Pensacola to battle the Ice Pilots on Friday. Catch all the action on Baton Rouge’s best R&B, 104.5 WZRB beginning with the Kingfish pregame show at 6:50 p.m.

Sunday, October 27, 2002


Bowtell pots pair, Baxter and Walby also deposit goals for Sea Wolves

BILOXI, Miss. – On ‘Trick or Treat Night’, it was the Mississippi Sea Wolves supplying the treat as they defeated the Baton Rouge Kingfish 4-1 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.

It was the third straight game, Mississippi (6-2-0) rallied from behind. On this night, it was just a one-goal deficit, as Baton Rouge (3-5-0) drops its third game to the Sea Wolves this season.

Clark Jones opened the score with the man advantage in the first period, beating Greg Gardner at 11:24. Jones fifth of the year, made it 1-0 for the Kingfish after 20 minutes.

Mississippi got on the board with a power play of their own in the second. Defenseman Jim Baxter was playing in deep, he deposited his third of the year past Jeff Blair, tying it 1-1. Then at 16:39, Cody Bowtell tallied his fifth of the season, giving the Sea Wolves a 2-1 lead after two.

The Sea Wolves made the power play click again in the third. Bowtell’s centering pass went off a Kingfish defender, past Blair, making it 3-1 Mississippi. Then with 50 seconds remaining Steffon Walby cashed in with the man advantage, capping the scoring. It was Walby’s fifth goal on the campaign. He also had two assists in the Sea Wolves victory.

The game was a rough one. There were a total of six fighting majors. Most notable, was the fight between the Sea Wolves Stu Pietersma and Kingfish Jason Norrie. Both players exchanged bigtime punches in the heavyweight bout, with the edge going to Pietersma.

Gardner (6-2-0) turned away 30 of 31 shots. Blair (1-3-0) took the loss, making 28 stops on 32 shots.

Mississippi went 3 for 6 with the man advantage. While Baton Rouge converted on 1 of 5 power play opportunities.

Worth Noting: East Coast Hockey League President / CEO Brian McKenna was on hand to take in the game.

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