November 29, 2002
SeaWolves down Kingfish 5-3
Baton Rouge Kingfish Press Release
Steve Cheredaryk tallied two third period goals and the Kingfish outshot the SeaWolves 41-25 but it wasn't enough as Baton Rouge fell 5-3.
Mississippi opened the scoring in the first period with a power play goal as Mike Scott beat an out of position Jeff Blair to give the Sea Wolves the 1-0 lead. Cody Botwell didn't get good wood on a slapshot from the point and it trickled to an open Scott in the faceoff circle at the 4:15 mark of the first period. Dave Paradise also added an assist on the goal.
Travis Lisabeth gave the Sea Wolves a 2-0 lead about 10 minutes later as he took an outlet pass from Patrick Rochon at the red line. He beat Blair over the right shoulder from the top of the face-off circle at the 13:14 mark of the period as Botwell also added an assist.
With less than two minutes left in the second period, Patrick Rochon extended the SeaWolves lead to three with a blast from the point. Paradise and Jeff Hutchins each added an assist on the goal.
The Kingfish cut the SeaWolves lead to two just 2:16 into the third period on a slapshot from the high slot. Kevin Tucker added an assist.
Dave Paradise regained the three goal lead for the SeaWolves just 46 seconds later as Paradise beat Blair. Austin Miller and Mike Scott added the assists.
Cody Botwell gave the SeaWolves a 5-1 lead as he punced the puck past Blair off a centering pass from Travis Lisabeth at the 4:38 mark of the third period. John Evangelista added an assist on the goal as well.
Sam Paquet cut into the Mississippi lead at the 4:49 mark on a bad angle shot from the right corner that beat Gardner. Mike Kiesman and Garnet Jacobson added an assist on the goal.
Steve Cheredayrk added his second of the game at the 6:22 mark of the period as he slipped a shot through Gardner's legs. Trevor Demmans and Bryan Richardson added an assist on the goal.
The Kingfish could get not closer as they went 1-6 on the man advantage as Jeff Blair made 20 save in net for the Kingfish.
The Kingfish battle the RiverBlades tomorrow in Little Rock at 7:00 p.m. before returning home on Saturday for the second game of the home-and-home set with the RiverBlades. The action gets underway at the Centroplex at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday.
Sea Wolves Stuff Kingfish, 5-3
Mississippi Sea Wolves Press Release
BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Sea Wolves celebrated thanksgiving by stuffing the Baton Rouge Kingfish, 5-3, and taking over sole possession of first place in the Southwest Division. The Sea Wolves also lead the Coca-Cola Cup series against the Kingfish, 8 points to 2.
Sea Wolves’ Stu Pietersma gave Mississippi a lift at 2:47 of the first period. The rookie dropped the gloves with Shawn Scanzano of the Kingfish, and Pietersma had the clear edge in the bout.
Seconds after the fight, with the Sea Wolves on the attack, Baton Rouge captain Steve Cheredaryk tried to slowdown Dwayne Blais at the Kingfish bench. Cheredaryk was assessed a minor penalty for boarding.
Mississippi (13-6-2) took advantage on the ensuing power play. Mike Scott took a pass from Cody Bowtell at 4:15. Scott notched his 4th of the campaign, making it 1-0 Sea Wolves.
Later in the frame, Bowtell fed Travis Lisabeth on the right wing. The second year pro blew a shot through Jeff Blair, for a 2-0 Sea Wolves advantage.
In the second, Dave Paradise whipped across a pass from the left circle to Patrick Rochon at the right circle. Rochon snapped his first goal of the season over the right shoulder of Blair, making it 3-0 Mississippi.
In the third, Baton Rouge (4-13-3) solved the Sea Wolves goaltending. Kevin Tucker fed Cheredaryk all alone. The veteran Cheredaryk went five-hole on Greg Gardner, cutting the Mississippi lead to 3-1.
The Sea Wolves responded 41 seconds later, as Paradise ripped home his 13th of the year, giving Mississippi a 4-1 lead. Then less than two minutes later, Bowtell upped the lead to 5-1 with his 9th of the year.
Kingfish tried to mount a comeback. Sam Paquet and Cheredaryk tallied, but it wouldn’t be enough.
Sea Wolves goaltender Sean Matile started the game but had to leave the game at 16:03 of the first, due to an injury. Matile made 10 saves and registered the win (2-2-0). Gardner took over in the Mississippi net and finished with 28 stops.
Blair made 20 saves on 25 shots to drop his record to (2-8-3).
Mississippi converted on 1 of 5 power play opportunities. Baton Rouge went 1 for 6 with the man advantage.
Sea Wolves travel to Louisiana for a home-and-home set with the Louisiana IceGators. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. at the Cajundome.
Mississippi returns home for a rematch on Saturday at 7:35 p.m. against the Louisiana IceGators at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.
Listen live to Sea Wolves play-by-play coverage on Q 92.5 FM and across the internet at www.MsSeaWolves.com. The Nextel pregame show begins 15 minutes before the drop of the puck.
Individual game tickets are available at all TicketMaster locations, the Mississippi Coast Coliseum box office and by calling 228-594-3707.
Nov 28, 2002 Box Score ECHL FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL --- --- --- ----- BATON ROUGE 0 0 3 3 MISSISSIPPI 2 1 2 5 FINAL GOAL SCORING: 1ST PRD: MIS - (PP) MIKE SCOTT 4 (CODY BOWTELL, DAVE PARADISE) 4:15 MIS - TRAVIS LISABETH 6 (PATRICK ROCHON, CODY BOWTELL) 13:14 2ND PRD: MIS - PATRICK ROCHON 1 (DAVE PARADISE) 18:02 3RD PRD: BAT - STEVE CHEREDARYK 3 (KEVIN TUCKER) 2:14 MIS - DAVE PARADISE 13 (AUSTIN MILLER, MIKE SCOTT) 2:55 MIS - CODY BOWTELL 9 (TRAVIS LISABETH, JOHN EVANGELISTA) 4:38 BAT - SAMUEL PAQUET 5 (MICHAEL KIESMAN, GARNET JACOBSON) 4:49 BAT - (PP) STEVE CHEREDARYK 4 (TREVOR DEMMANS, BRYAN RICHARDSON) 6:22 POWER-PLAY CONVERSIONS: BAT - 1 OF 6, MIS - 1 OF 5. SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL --- --- --- ----- BAT 11 16 14 41 MIS 6 12 7 25 GOALIES: BAT - JEFF BLAIR MIS - SEAN MATILE, GREG GARDNER (4:00, 1ST) OFFICIALS: REF - TRAVIS SMITH LIN - DEAN RICK, GREGG WRIGHT ATT: 3,187 Game Story BILOXI, Mississippi (Ticker) -- Dave Paradise and Cody Bowtell each had a goal and two assists as the Mississippi SeaWolves beat the Baton Rouge Kingfish, 5-3. Paradise gave Mississippi a 4-1 lead 2:55 into the third period and Bowtell followed 1:43 later for his ninth goal of the season. Mike Scott scored a power-play goal and Patrick Rochon and Travis Lisabeth each had two points for the SeaWolves, who have won four of its last five games. Sean Matile, who made 10 saves, picked up the win despite being replaced by Greg Gardner 16:03 into the first period. Steve Cheredaryk tallied twice and Sam Paquet scored in the third period for Baton Rouge, which has just one win over its last 13 games (1-9-3). Jeff Blair allowed five goals on 25 shots to take the loss.