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Weekend Preview: Havoc Begin Three-in-three with Opening Night Championship Celebration

Date:  Source: SPHL: Huntsville Havoc

HUNTSVILLE – The Havoc play their first game of the season in the friendly confines of the Von Braun Center before heading back to Florida’s Gulf Coast for a home-and-away weekend series against the Pensacola Ice Flyers. On Sunday, the Havoc will head back home for our annual Veterans Game against the Macon Mayhem. More details on the games below. 

Friday, Nov. 9 vs Pensacola

7 p.m. CST

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Saturday, Nov. 10 @ Pensacola

7:05 p.m. CST

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Sunday, Nov. 11 vs Macon

5:00 p.m. CST

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This weekend will be third and fourth consecutive matches between the two teams. Last Friday, the Havoc overcame a two-goal deficit in Pensacola by scoring five in the second period to post a 5-2 victory.

Week Recap

This past weekend, the Huntsville Havoc was on the road for yet another away game against the Ice Flyers. The game started with a dismal first period as Huntsville allowed two Pensacola scores. However, with fresh ice and a new period, the Havoc came back from the break ready to play. Derek Perl kicked off the scoring frenzy by stealing the puck in the Ice Flyer’s zone and finding the back of the net on an unassisted goal, his first of the season. Rob Darrar tied the game four minutes later and Connor Schmidt gave Huntsville the lead for good on a powerplay. Ryan Salkeld extended the lead less than one minute later, and Schmidt picked up his second powerplay goal of the game toward the end of the second period to close out the scoring.

Vs. Pensacola

The Ice Flyers (1-4-0) lost their second game in a row to the Havoc this past weekend. The Ice Flyers have yet to win a game at home and will travel to Huntsville on Nov. 9 for a rematch.

The Havoc and Ice Flyers have put up similar shots on goal during the weekend’s game – Huntsville with 28 shots and the Ice Flyers with 27. The two teams also saw similar penalty minutes, with the Havoc at 10 minutes on 5 infractions and the Ice Flyers at 12 minutes on 6 infractions. After the Ice Flyer’s weekend loss, they are now are 9th in the SPHL standings.

By the Numbers

This weekend, Rob Darrar, who was named third star of the game, continues his three-game scoring streak after scoring another goal (4) in the second period against the Ice Flyers.

Connor Schmidt, who was named the first star of the game, picked up a pair of power play goals for himself against the Ice Flyers. Schmidt and Darrar are the leading goal scorers on the team with four goals apiece.

Nolan Kaiser, who was named second star of the game, also tallied up two points during last weekend's game after assisting on both of Schmidt’s goals. Kaiser leads the team with 4 total assists.

Opening Night

The Havoc will honor the President's Cup winners by raising the championship banner at the first home game of the 2018-19 season on Friday, November 9. The celebration will include some special guests during the pre-game ceremony. Follow the Havoc App and social media for details and the full schedule. Single-game tickets are on sale now at the Von Braun Center and at Season tickets are still available at the Havoc office by calling 256-518-6160 or by visiting the Havoc website.

Veterans Game

This Sunday, we are honoring our veterans by holding our annual Veterans Game day on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. GA tickets will be $5 for all veterans while supplies last. We also will be running a promotion on food, and will have $2 dollar hotdogs, $2 dollar soda and $2 beer. Come out and help us honor our military and veterans!

Replica Ring and Ticket Champions Package

Secure your limited-edition replica 2018 SPHL Championship ring along with a ticket to Opening Night here. This package is available until Wednesday, November 7.

Havoc App

Stay up to date on the latest news and notes on the Huntsville Havoc by downloading the official Havoc app for iOS or Android here. You can earn Havoc Rewards points for unforgettable in-game experiences and great Havoc swag.

2018-19 Promo Nights

The Huntsville Havoc have released the list of promotions for all 28 regular season home games in the 2018-19 season, including some new themes and fan favorites. See the full promotional schedule here.

Sync Your Calendar

Click here to sync your calendar with the 2018-19 home schedule.