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Knoxville beats Columbus 4-0 as Hince gains shutout

Columbus Civic Center    Fri, Dec 13, 2013

Bryan Hince recorded a shutout against the Columbus Cottonmouths as the Knoxville Ice Bears picked up a 4-0 win.

Eric Satim was all over the ice for Knoxville, as he tallied one goal and two assists in the win. Satim scored 18:11 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Knoxville. Peter Neal assisted on the tally.

The Ice Bears forced their penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up nine minors and three majors for 33 minutes in penalty time. Knoxville had been averaging 23.0 minutes in penalties per game. The Ice Bears stifled Columbus' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Knoxville featured an improved defense during the game. The Ice Bears allow 2.8 goals per game. Knoxville put 38 shots on net during the contest, more than the 29.8 it averages per game.

Knoxville also got a goal from Ben Power as well. More assists for Knoxville came via Brett Valliquette, who had two and Jeremy Klaver and Marc Senecal, who each chipped in one.

The the Cottonmouths penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled 10 minors and two majors for 30 minutes in penalty time. Columbus surpassed its season average of 27.0 penalty minutes per game. The Cottonmouths did not reach the goal total they have come to expect this season. Columbus puts an average of 2.9 pucks into the net per game. With 32 shots on target during the contest, the Cottonmouths exceeded the 24.8 shots they average per game this year.

Columbus was led by Andy Willigar, who took seven shots.

Hince recorded 32 saves for the Ice Bears. Knoxville registered two goals on 10 power play opportunities. The Cottonmouths' Travis Bosch stopped 34 shots out of the 38 that he faced. Columbus registered zero goals on eight power play opportunities.