HUNTSVILLE, AL – The Havoc wrap up their season series against two different rivals this weekend at the Von Braun Center.
Huntsville registered a standings point in their first and only four-game in six-night week of the season to remain in first place in the SPHL. The week started off at home for the Havoc who took on the Knoxville Ice Bears. Huntsville recorded the first goal of the contest for just the second time this season against Knoxville. After seeing goals in the first two periods from either side, the game needed a shootout where the Havoc fell by a final of 3-2.
Friday’s contest saw Huntsville give up five in a period for just the second time this season while taking on the Fayetteville FireAntz for the first time this season. During the 7-1 loss, Patrick Harrison recorded his first point of the season in just his third game as a Havoc.
Saturday placed Huntsville in Columbus for the final time this season to take on the Cottonmouths. The Havoc, who entered the game 5-0 against the Snakes this season, saw their third period comeback fall short. In the 7-5 loss, Huntsville scored their second goal of the season with the extra attacker. Rob Simpson recorded his first of the season on the power play, while the Havoc overall registered multiple man-advantage goals for the seventh time this season.
Huntsville wrapped up the swing with their fourth different opponent of the week on Sunday. The 4-1 loss to Pensacola marked just the second time this season the Havoc were held to just one goal. The contest marked the second time this season Huntsville saw a tie game after one period on home ice. Lou Educate became the first Havoc player this season to register 20 goals with his shot on the power play in the opening frame.
Friday marks the final meeting against the Cottonmouths this season and the third-time Columbus will travel to Huntsville; their first since November 22nd. The contest will also see the series end for the second time in franchise history during the month of February.
Huntsville already holds a winning record, at 5-1, against Columbus for the second straight season and the seventh time in the last 13 years.
The Havoc have won three straight and six of their last seven games at the Von Braun Center against the Cottonmouths dating back to October 23rd, 2015.
Huntsville, who is averaging a league-high 3.64 goals per game, has scored four or more in five straight and in seven of their last ten games against Columbus dating back to January 9th, 2016.
The Havoc, who have the second most shots in the league, have tallied 37 or more pucks on the Cottonmouths’ goaltenders in three of the six meetings this season.
Huntsville has power play goals in three of the first six matchups against Columbus this season and two of last the six games at home dating back to November 13th, 2015.
After not seeing Pensacola in two months, Huntsville will take on the Ice Flyers for the second time in seven days with their final matchup of the season Saturday.
The Havoc are winners of six of their last eight games against the Ice Flyers dating back to April 1st, 2016.
Huntsville, who remains undefeated when giving up two or less this season, have held Pensacola to two or fewer goals in four games this season and two of their last three games at the Von Braun Center dating back to November 21st, 2015.
The Havoc, who have points in eight of their last eleven games on home ice, have points in 19 of the first 27 meetings at the Von Braun Center against the Ice Flyers.
After scoring first in just two of the seven games of against Pensacola last season, Huntsville has registered the game’s opening goal in five of the first six meetings this season. The team to score first has gone on to win 33 of the 53 games between the two clubs in their eight-season history.
Home Game Promotions
Huntsville will return home to take on the Columbus Cottonmouths for the final time this season Friday, February 24th for Guns and Hoses Night. Both teams will don special police and firefighter themed jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game. Proceeds will go to select local police and firefighter organizations. For more information and tickets, contact the Havoc front office at 256-518-6160.
The Havoc will wrap up the weekend with the team’s seventh annual Weiner Dog on Saturday at 7 p.m. when they take on the Pensacola Ice Flyers for the second time in seven days. For more information and tickets, contact the Havoc front office at 256-518-6160.
Catch Havoc games on SPHL Live and on the official Huntsville Mixlr Radio Network all season long with Tuesday’s action kicking off at 6:50 p.m. CT with the Havoc Pregame Show, while the “Voice of the Havoc” Will Wodka provides the call.
Catch Will for his weekly appearance on WKAC Sports 1080 AM every Saturday morning at 10:15 a.m. as he joins Tim Lambert and the gang on the Applebee’s Tailgate Talk.
New Havoc App
Download the new Havoc app now for iOS or Android here and begin earning Havoc Rewards points now by submitting the code ‘havocapp’ in the ‘My Rewards’ section of our new app