SPHL Playoffs 2013
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Knoxville's Olauson deadly on offense in 3-0 win against Columbus
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The Knoxville Ice Bears relied on the scoring touch of Emery Olauson, who netted two goals, to beat the Columbus Cottonmouths, 3-0.Olauson found the back of the net 10:38 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Knoxville and again while 12:43 into the second to make the score 2-0 Knoxville.
The win by Knoxville clinched the best of three series at 2-0.
Bryan Hince frustrated Columbus' offense all game, and stopped 35 shots en route to a shutout.
The Ice Bears stifled the Cottonmouths' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Knoxville relied on a core group of players for most of its offense, as Dan Bremner, Olauson and Matt Pierce took 11 of the team's 20 shots.
Knoxville additionally got points from Jeremy Klaver, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Knoxville were Brendan Taylor, Eric Satim, and David Segal, who each chipped in one.
The Ice Bears were unable to stop Columbus from sending pucks towards the net, and the Cottonmouths eventually piled up 35 shots on goal.
Columbus was led by Matt Gingera, who took six shots.
Knoxville totaled 17 minutes in penalty time with six minors and one major and went 1-for-6 on the power play. Andrew Loewen made 17 saves for the Cottonmouths on 20 shots. Columbus totaled 29 minutes in penalty time with seven minors and one major and went 0-for-5 on the power play.