Pensacola Ice Flyers Press Release
PENSACOLA, FL. (November 30, 2013) - The Pensacola Ice Flyers hosted the Huntsville Havoc tonight for the first time this year. The Flyers pulled out a big 7-3 win with seven goals from six different players in a very chippy and entertaining game in front of 3,548 fans.
It didn't take long for the scoring to start as just 1:14 into the first, Drew Baker scored on the Ice Flyers' first shot of the game. Mike MacIntyre picked up the only assist on Baker's goal. Huntsville tied the game with 9:21 remaining in the period when Rob Florentino scored a power play goal. The Ice Flyers regained the lead with a power play goal of their own when John Dunbar fired in a shot that deflected off of a Havoc player before making its way past Havoc goalie Kevin Genoe. The power play continued to play a role in the period as the Havoc once again tied it with a goal by Josh Harris.
The Ice Flyers thought they had broken the 2-2 tie but the goal was disallowed with no explanation given. A short while later, Paul Rodrigues cashed in for real for the Ice Flyers with the assist going to Baker. A little over a minute after Rodrigues' goal, Joe Bueltel dropped the gloves and took Huntsville's Corey Bellamy to the ice. With 7:40 left in the second, Podge Turnbull scored five hole after some beautiful stickhandling into the slot. Steve Bergin and Baker assisted on the marker that made it 4-2 for the Ice Flyers.
With the Ice Flyers on a penalty kill, Brett Lutes scored an unassisted, shorthanded goal to make it 5-2. It only took 1:40 before Good scored on the power play to make it 6-2. Steve Whitely and Joe Caveney assisted on the goal. Huntsville's Justin Fox cut the lead to 6-3 when he scored with 12:27 remaining in the game. Good continued to work hard and nothing exemplified that more than a sequence that saw him lay a big hit, score a goal, and then get into a fight behind the net. The goal was assisted by Paul Rodrigues, and then Huntsville's Brandon Perry took exception to the hit and dragged Good into a fight.
Johnny Griggs stopped 21 of the 24 shots he saw from Huntsville. Rodrigues was named the third star of the night, Good the second, and Baker the first.