Thunderbirds Rise Over Sea Wolves 3-2
Winston-Salem, NC – The (7-22-3) Mississippi Sea Wolves saw their four-game point streak snap on Friday night after a 3-2 heartbreaker at the hands of the (20-12-3) Carolina Thunderbirds at the Winston-Salem Fairground Annex.
Jake Raleigh silenced the raucous crowd of 3,076 on hand with the Sea Wolves’ first goal of the night at 14:49 of the first period. A Connor Lind slapshot broke through traffic before Raleigh added the final touch for the 1-0 Mississippi lead.
The Thunderbirds showcased their special team strength to round out the period, posting a shorthanded goal from Joseph Kennedy (17:57) before Justin Pringle struck on the power play (19:37).
The Sea Wolves tied the game in the second period on the lone goal of the stanza, which was cashed in on a rebound by Yaroslav Yevdokimov at 17:44. That extended Yevdokimov’s point streak to six games and Yianni increased his to the same number with an assist.
With the score reading 2-2 in the third period, Jacob Schnapp tipped the puck past Sea Wolves goalie Blake Weyrick as Carolina took the edge with 3:13 remaining in the game. Mississippi concluded the game on a power play but were stymied by Mario Cavaliere who proved to be the winning goalie.
The Sea Wolves search for redemption tomorrow, January 28 when they rematch the Thunderbirds at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex. The puck drops at 5:05 CST and the game will be broadcast on the Sea Wolves YouTube channel.
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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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