RIVER DRAGONS CLAIM OT THRILLER ON TEDDY BEAR TOSS NIGHT
COLUMBUS, GA - Thomas Aldworth scored the tying goal and the overtime game winner to propel the Columbus River Dragons to a 3-2 overtime win against the Elmira Mammoth on Teddy Bear Toss and Ugly Sweater Night presented by McDonald’s.
It was Jacob Kelly who sent the bears flying with his 13th goal of the season at 11:50 of the first period from Kirk Underwood and Lane King to give the River Dragons a 1-0 lead.
After falling behind 2-1 in the third period, Aldworth stepped up to rally his team. He scored the tying goal at 17:21 when he cut in from the left wing on the backhand, moving to his forehand and scored with a shot back against the grain and over the right shoulder of goaltender Richard Shipman.
Then in the overtime, it took just 18 seconds for Aldworth to strike for the game-winning goal. Weaving to his right as Cody Wickline crossed in front of him, Aldworth took advantage of a defender screening Shipman, beating the goaltender low glove for the final tally.
Goaltender Breandan Colgan was spectacular in net for the River Dragons, stopping 30-of-32 shots for the win.
Aldworth now has five goals in his last two games.
Cody Wickline now has a five-game scoring streak in progress.
Columbus swept the season series from Elmira 4-0.
The River Dragons will now take on the Prowlers in Port Huron this coming Thursday and Friday night before the Christmas break. The next home game will be New Year’s Eve against the Mississippi Sea Wolves.
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