Sea Wolves Drop Shootout to River Dragons
Biloxi, MS – The (9-26-4) Mississippi Sea Wolves clashed with the FPHL’s top team on Friday night, falling 5-4 in a shootout to the (30-6-3) Columbus River Dragons at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.
Yaroslav Yevdokimov did not waste time getting things started, as he barged in front of Christian Pavlas’ net for a 1-0 Sea Wolves lead 4:42 into the game. The Dragons replied six minutes later with a Jacob Kelly snipe on their first power play of the game.
On a counterattack, Mississippi took their second advantage on a first period buzzer beater off the stick of Sam Turner.
Columbus gained the upper hand in the second period, adding goals between Adam Vannelli and Jay Croop to jump ahead 3-2. Josh Pietrantonio, Cody Wickline and Cody Rodgers all picked up assists.
Yevdokimov found his second goal of the game from the side of the net after 85 seconds of period three. The teams kept the seesaw battle rolling, trading markers between the River Dragons’ Kirk Underwood (7:52) and Matt Caranci of the Sea Wolves (13:12).
Friday’s action needed a shootout to determine a winner. Mississippi’s Turner, Yevdokimov and Yianni were unable to solve Pavlas in the skills competition. In the third round, Paul Fregeau sealed the game-winner for the Dragons.
Anthony D’Aloisio made his professional debut in net with the Sea Wolves and recorded 37 saves. Pavlas was named the winning goaltender after stopping 29 shots.
The Sea Wolves will have the remainder of the weekend off before returning to action this Wednesday, March 1 against the Binghamton Black Bears. The midweek tilt begins at 7:05pm inside the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.
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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