RIVER DRAGONS STRIKE ST. PATRICK'S DAY GOLD WITH 5-3 WIN OVER SEA WOLVES
RIVER DRAGONS TAKE OPENING GAME OF WEEKEND SERIES FROM SEA WOLVES
Croop Nets 200th Pro Point In Win, Kelly Scores Twice and Adds Assist
COLUMBUS, GA - The Columbus River Dragons defeated the Mississippi Sea Wolves 5-3 on a pair of goals by Jacob Kelly and Jay Croop’s 200th pro point.
With the game tied at one after one period of play, Adam Vannelli put the River Dragons (34-8-4) ahead just 1:10 into the second period, following his own rebound for a goal from the slot. After Mississippi responded to tie the game back up at two, Kelly scored his second of the game on a beautiful effort, cutting in from the left wing with a toe drag around the defenseman before tucking a backhander home through the legs of Sea Wolves (14-27-4) goaltender Anthony D’Aluisio. The goal marks Kelly’s team-leading 36th of the season and moves him back into third place in the FPHL goal scoring race.
In the third period, Jay Croop scored a power play goal for his 200th pro and FPHL point, the eventual game winner. Cody Wickline wrapped the scoring with a power play goal of his own at 14:16 of the third period.
Breandan Colgan recorded his 18th win of the season with 26 saves on the night.
The same two teams are back in action tomorrow night at 7:30 pm, with the Legends of Columbus Hockey alumni game facing off at 5:30 pm. Then they wrap up the season series on Sunday at 4:30 pm. Tickets for all remaining River Dragons home games are on sale through the Columbus Civic Center Box Office and online at TicketMaster.com.
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