SPHL Playoffs 2012
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Augusta downs Huntsville in overtime, 4-3 (OT)
Story by Narrative Science.
The Augusta RiverHawks' Matt Auffrey scored 14:55 into overtime to beat the Huntsville Havoc, 4-3 (OT).
After the loss made the series score 1-0 in the best of three series, Huntsville faces elimination next time out.
Neil Graham had two goals and two assists to lead Augusta. Graham scored the first of his two goals at 13:05 into the first period to make the score 2-2. Ken Trentowski picked up the assist. Graham's next tally made the score 3-3 with 12 seconds left in the third period. Drew Baker assisted on the tally.
The RiverHawks' offense rang up 33 shots on the Havoc's net.
Augusta also got points from Auffrey, who also had one goal and one assist. Augusta also got a goal from Jim Gehring as well. In addition, Augusta received assists from Chris Wiggin and Ed Snetsinger, who each chipped in one.
Huntsville excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. The Havoc forced Augusta goalie Peter Skoggard to work between the pipes, taking 34 shots.
Huntsville was helped by Rick Schrank, who tallied one goal. Schrank scored on the power play 10:29 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Huntsville. The Havoc had gotten the advantage when the RiverHawks' Auffrey was sent off for unsportsmanlike conduct. Colin Reddin also scored for Huntsville. Other players who recorded assists for Huntsville were Stuart Stefan, Sam Cannata, and Justin Fox, who contributed one a piece.
Skoggard recorded 31 saves for Augusta. The RiverHawks incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Mark Sibbald made 29 saves for Huntsville on 33 shots. The Havoc incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.