Sea Wolves Drop Friday Matchup to River Dragons
Biloxi, MS – The (3-1-0) Columbus River Dragons stunned the (2-2-1) Mississippi Sea Wolves for the second consecutive game, winning 10-5 on Friday night at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.
“Tomorrow, we have to come in with a different attitude,” Sea Wolves head coach Phil Esposito said after the game. “You have to come to the rink every night with a compete level. You have to want to play, want to win, want to beat the guy you’re playing against and win every battle you’re in. The good thing is, we’re only four games into the season and it’s simple to fix these problems.”
The River Dragons went back-to-back to start the game between (0:20) Kirk Underwood and (8:39) Cody Rodgers. Daniel McKitrick opened the scoring for the Sea Wolves at 13:59 to split the deficit at 2-1 heading into the intermission.
Columbus exploded for five goals in the second period between Underwood, Jacob Kelly, Michael Greco, Jay Croop and Thomas Aldworth. The Sea Wolves’ high points came on goals from Chris Hunt, Chuck Costello and Yaroslav Yevdokimov. Costello and Yevdokimov’s found the net within 44 seconds of each other.
In the third period, Costello potted his second goal of the night in his debut. Kelly, Labelle and Vannelli each solved Mississippi goaltender Ethan Taylor as the game ended with a 10-5 final score.
Hunt led the Sea Wolves with one goal and two assists. On Columbus’ side of the score sheet, three players (Underwood, Daee and Kelly) each recorded three-point games.
The rivals will meet again for the fourth consecutive meeting tomorrow, November 5. The action begins at 7:05pm at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.
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The Mississippi Sea Wolves are a member of the Class-A Federal Prospects Hockey League (FPHL). The team plays at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum (Wolves Den) in Biloxi, Mississippi.
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