COLUMBUS, GA - The Columbus River Dragons kicked off a three-game weekend set with a 5-2 win over the Motor City Rockers on Friday night at the Columbus Civic Center.

Columbus roared out to a 5-0 lead by the midway point of the third period on goals from Justin MacDonald, Carter Shinkaruk, Alex Storjohann, Austin Daae and Cody Wickline. 

Motor City did manage to tack on a pair of goals late in the third period from Danny Vanderwiel and Avery Smith for the 5-2 final.

Breandan Colgan made 21 saves to pick up his 21st win of the season while Trevor Babin made 37 stops in the loss.


  • Columbus remains the only team in the FPHL unbeaten at home in regulation with a 21-0-1 mark.

  • MacDonald’s league-record scoring streak is now at 35 straight games with a point. In that stretch he has 32 goals and 49 assists for 81 points.

  • Storjohann and Daae reached the 20-goal plateau, giving Columbus seven 20-goal scorers.

The same two teams go back at it tomorrow night at 7:05 pm and Sunday at 4:05 pm. Tickets are on sale now for all remaining River Dragons home games via the Civic Center Box Office and online at TicketMaster.com.