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Pensacola holds on for 5-3 win against Louisiana

Pensacola Bay Center    Thu, Feb 16, 2012

The Louisiana IceGators tried to dig themselves out of a three-goal hole, but the Pensacola Ice Flyers held on for a 5-3 victory.

Pensacola took a 5-2 lead during the third period, only to have Louisiana storm back on a Josh Boyd goal 10:42 into the third period to pull to two goals down.

Chris Wilson was all over the ice for the Ice Flyers, as he tallied two goals in the win. Wilson scored at 56 seconds into the first period to make the score 1-0 Pensacola and again while on the power play 1:56 into the first to make the score 2-0 Pensacola.

Pensacola stifled the IceGators' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Ice Flyers' penalty killing units received substantial work throughout the game as Pensacola finished with 16 penalty minutes. The leading offender was Jordan Chong, who totaled four minutes in penalty time with two minors. The Ice Flyers put 44 shots on net during the contest, more than the 25 they average per game.

Pensacola also got points from Kevin Brojek, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Pensacola got a goal from Andrew Howes as well. In addition, Pensacola received assists from Mike Carter, who had two and Matthew Robertson, Ryan Corry, Ryan Salvis, Ryan Ramage, and Ryan Hohl, who each chipped in one.

Louisiana forced Pensacola goalie Corey Milan to work between the pipes, taking 33 shots.

The IceGators were led by Shawn McNeil, who registered one goal and one assist. McNeil scored short handed 3:40 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Pensacola. Louisiana played down a man on Tobias Carlsson's slashing. Sean Murray picked up the assist. Brayden Metz also scored for Louisiana. More assists for Louisiana came via Jason Hill and Alex Morton, who contributed one each.

The Ice Flyers' Milan stopped 30 shots out of the 33 that he faced. Pensacola registered one goal on five power play opportunities. BJ OBrien turned away 39 pucks between the pipes for the IceGators. Louisiana incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.