MISSISSIPPI SEA WOLVES at COLUMBUS RIVER DRAGONS
RIVER DRAGONS BLANK SEA WOLVES TO EARN WEEKEND SWEEP
Croop Nets Hat Trick. Colgan Makes
23 Saves For Third Shutout
by Tom Callahan
Columbus, GA - The Columbus River Dragons completed a weekend sweep of the Mississippi Sea Wolves with a 9-0 victory on Sunday afternoon.
Jay Croop recorded his first hat trick of the season along with an assist to pace the offense. Five other River Dragons scored, led by Alex Storjohann who put up two goals and an assist.
Breandan Colgan made 23 saves for his league-leading third shutout of the season and second blanking in a row. Colgan now has a scoreless streak of 136:01 dating back to December 17, 2022 against Elmira.
The River Dragons are back in action this coming Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 pm against the Motor City Rockers. Tickets are on sale now through the Columbus Civic Center Box Office and online at TicketMaster.com.
Sea Wolves Suffer Second Shutout
by Nick Roesch
Columbus, GA.- – For the second time this weekend, the Mississippi Sea Wolves were blanked by the Columbus River Dragons on Sunday evening, this time by a 9-0 score at the Columbus Civic Center.
After being denied for most of the first period, the River Dragons broke through on a centering shot from Alexander Jmaeff at 17:49. Alex Storjohann increased their lead to 2-0 just 57 seconds later.
4:23 into the second portion of play, Jay Croop buried a cross-ice feed from Cody Wickline to make it a 3-0 game. A Cody Rodgers slapshot at the 18:17 mark put the Sea Wolves deficit at four goals leading into the final intermission.
For the second consecutive night, Columbus scored five goals within the third period. The list of scorers included Kirk Underwood, Wickline, Storjohann and Croop who filled the net twice for a hat trick.
Mississippi goaltender Ian Wallace put up a grand total of 48 saves. Breandan Colgan earned his second straight shutout in net for the River Dragons, this time on 23 stops.
The Sea Wolves will close out their busy four-in-four stretch tomorrow, January 2nd in Baton Rouge against the Port Huron Prowlers. The neutral site game will begin at 7:00pm inside the sold-out Raising Cane’s River Center.