Sea Wolves Falter in First Game Against Thunderbirds
Winston-Salem, NC – The (2-5-2) Mississippi Sea Wolves had their winning drought expand to six games on Friday night after falling 11-2 to the (7-3-0) Carolina Thunderbirds at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex. Carolina extended their win streak to three games after scoring seven goals in the second period.
The matchup started as a defensive battle the first period seeing just one goal by Carolina’s Lucas Rowe at the 3:07 marker.
The Thunderbirds came out aggressive in the second period, scoring three goals between Blake Peavey (0:30), Rowe (4:56) and Jan Salak (7:40). With a 4-0 deficit, the Sea Wolves broke the ice with back-to-back goals between Justin Barr (9:46) and Chris Hunt (13:50). Carolina quickly put an end to Mississippi’s momentum by scoring four more times by the end of the middle stanza. Rowe and Baker added to the massive period and Jan Salak piled on two more goals for an 8-2 Thunderbirds lead after 40 minutes of action.
The Sea Wolves were unable to contain Carolina’s offensive power with Peavey, Baker and Josh Koepplinger lighting the lamp before the end of the night and their 11-2 final score. The shots on goal category went to the Thunderbirds 45-32. Mississippi starting goaltender Blake Weyrick stopped 15 of his 18 before Greg Harney came in relief and made 19 saves on 27 attempts.
The two teams will go at it again tomorrow, November 19 at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex. The puck will drop at 5:05 Central Time and the game will be available for viewing on the Sea Wolves YouTube Channel.
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