November 16, 2002

Bandits beat Kingfish in OT, 2-1
Baton Rouge Kingfish Press Release

The Kingfish continue to struggle against Tyrone Garner as the Jackson Bandits beat the Kingfish 2-1 in overtime. Garner, who shutout the Kingfish in his last outing, went over 100 minutes before giving up a third period goal to the Kingfish breaking his shout out streak.

Jackson opened the scoring at the 15:26 mark of the first period as Mike Vigilante punched a centering pass from Billy Newson behind Jeff Blair to give the Bandits a 1-0 lead. Brian Forslund also added an assist on the goal.

Baton Rouge was out shot in the first period 16-4, the fewest shots taken by the Kingfish in a period this season.

Steve Cheredaryk evened the contest at 1-1 just 5:36 into the third period. Cheredaryk picked up the loose puck along the right circle and took the puck back to the high slot and fired a shot past Tyrone Garner for the unassisted power play goal.

Jeff Bes scored the game winner at the 3:34 mark of the overtime session as he punched a loose puck past Blair. Sean Gilliam and John McNabb added the assist on the game-winning goal.

The Kingfish fall to 3-9-3 on the season as Jeff Blair made 35 saves in the losing effort. Baton Rouge continues to improve on the power play as they went 1-3 on the man advantage.

Sunday is ‘Tiger Nite’ at the ‘Fish Tank’ as the Kingfish take on the Pensacola Ice Pilots at 4:05 p.m. The Kingfish will wear special “Tiger” jerseys that will be auctioned off following the game.