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Huntsville rides Kallechy to victory over Pensacola, 2-1

Breland Homes Ice    Fri, Apr 12, 2013

A stellar performance between the pipes by Jesse Kallechy helped the Huntsville Havoc defeat the Pensacola Ice Flyers, 2-1.

Huntsville evened the best of three series at 1-1 and forced a deciding game three.

The Havoc were led by Justin Fox, who grabbed one goal. Fox scored 19:51 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Huntsville. Stuart Stefan assisted on the tally.

Referees had their hands full with a major incident at 20:00 into the third period. Six fighting penalties were dished out along with two game misconducts.

Huntsville relied on a core group of players for most of its offense, as Fox, Aaron McGill and Mike Gurtler took 14 of the team's 25 shots.

Huntsville additionally got points from McGill, who also racked up one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Other players who recorded assists for Huntsville were Leland Fidler and Curtis DeBruyn, who contributed one a piece.

Pensacola stifled the Havoc's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Ice Flyers forced Huntsville goalie Kallechy to work between the pipes, taking 37 shots.

Pensacola was led by Patrick Knowlton, who scored the team's only goal. Knowlton scored on the power play 16:10 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Pensacola. The Ice Flyers had taken the advantage when the Havoc's McGill got sent off for elbowing. John Dunbar picked up the assist.

Kallechy rejected 36 shots on goal for Huntsville. The Havoc totaled 29 minutes in penalty time with two minors and three majors and went 0-for-3 on the power play. Huntsville ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Corey Fulton was ejected from the game. Ross MacKinnon recorded 23 saves for Pensacola. The Ice Flyers totaled 33 minutes in penalty time with four minors and three majors and went 1-for-2 on the power play. For Pensacola, Mitchell Good was ejected from the game.