COLUMBUS RIVER DRAGONS SWEEP WEEKEND SERIES IN ELMIRA
ELMIRA, NY – Ricards Jelenskis scored his first two professional goals 12 seconds apart to spark a five-goal second period outburst as the Columbus River Dragons beat the Elmira Mammoth 7-2 on Saturday night.
The win completed the season-opening sweep for the River Dragons, as they topped the Mammoth 6-2 on Friday night to start the season 2-0.
Entering the second period with a 2-0 lead, Elmira cut the lead in half on Brandon Beard’s marker at 10:28. Just 39 seconds later Jelenskis scored his first of two goals to silence the First Arena crowd and kill the Mammoth momentum, the start of a five-goal explosion for the River Dragons over the next 6:57.
Alex Storjohann posted his second straight two-goal performance and added an assist to lead the Columbus attack. Cody Wickline, Michael Greco and Josh Labelle added goals to cap the scoring for the River Dragons.
Columbus found the net 13 times in two games, with 12 of those coming at even strength.
Bailey MacBurnie made 29 saves for the win in 58:52 of action, with Brendan Colgan also seeing 1:08 of ice in the victory.
Columbus will now head to Mississippi to take on the Sea Wolves next Friday and Saturday night at 8:05 pm ET.