Sea Wolves Fall in High-Scoring Battle to River Dragons
Biloxi, MS – Despite three goals in the third period from Yaroslav Yevdokimov on Thanksgiving night, the (2-7-2) Mississippi Sea Wolves fell victim to a high-scoring Columbus River Dragons offense 9-5 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. As a result, Columbus moves to a 10-1 record and extends their win streak to seven games.
The opening period belonged to Columbus with Michael Greco, and Thomas Aldworth leading the Dragons to a 3-0 lead at the first intermission. Greco opened the scoring at 2:47 before Aldworth went back-to-back at the 4:16 and 17:58 markers.
In the second period, Matt Caranci (1:19) struck from the slot for Mississippi’s first goal of the night, but the Dragons advantage eventually ballooned to 6-1 with Jay Croop (2:09), Alex Storjohann (5:38) and Jacob Kelly (11:33) each striking gold. The score read 6-2 after 40 minutes of play with Philip Wong potting the period's last goal in the final minute.
Six combined goals were recorded in the final period, including a hat trick from the Sea Wolves’ Yaroslav Yevdokimov. All three on the power play. Columbus put three goals on the board courtesy of Ricards , Cody Wickline and Alex Storjohann prior to the 9-5 victory.
The Sea Wolves power play unit excelled, going 3-for-5 on the night. Columbus finished with a 40-38 edge in shots on goal. Both Mississippi goaltenders appeared in net with starter Blake Weyrick stopping seven shots and Greg Harney making 24 saves.
The second meeting of the three-in-three series between the Sea Wolves and River Dragons will be played tomorrow at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05pm.
ABOUT THE MISSISSIPPI SEA WOLVES
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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