The Puck Stopped Here

Friday, December 31, 2010 Road Junkies 0 Comments

THE GREAT SOUTHEAST HOCKEY ODYSSEY, CHAPTER 11

Game 7:  Pensacola Ice Flyers vs. Columbus Cottonmouths in Pensacola

At last, the final game of our Great Southeast Hockey and Letterboxing Tour has arrived.  The Pensacola Ice Flyers faced off against Georgia's Columbus Cottonmouths in the Pensacola arena.

With Pensacola tied for second place and eager to claw their way to the top of the league standings, it promised to be an intense match.
The teams did not disappoint. Despite the Columbus team's significantly weaker record, the Cottonmouths made the game competitive.  Both teams played well and either could have won.  Unfortunately for the visitors, Pensacola scored the winning goal after an error by a Columbus player.  Pensacola's 4-3 win elevated them to first place in the league standings.

And so the tour ends as well as the year.  Now it's time to retreat to Perdido Key and chill on the quiet beach for a few weeks.

GAME STATS
  • Pensacola 4, Columbus 3
  • Shots on goal:  80
  • Penalty minutes:  38
  • Attendance:  3,353
  • Broken sticks:  0
  • Flying pucks:  6
  • Overall Experience:  3.75

TRIP STATS
  • Miles driven:  4,507
  • Goals scored:  40
  • Shots on goal:  457
  • Penalty minutes:  268
  • Letterboxes found:  83
  • Letterboxes planted:  10
  • Temp range:  14° to 75° F.
 
BESTS ON HOCKEY TOUR
  • Best rink:  Charlotte
  • Best Zamboni driver:  Greenville
  • Best fans:  Pensacola
  • Best promotion:  Chuck-a-Puck (all teams)
  • Best mascot: Insti-Gator (Louisiana)
  • Best ticket price:  Augusta ($10 senior rate)
  • Best tail-gating:  Charleston
  • Best goaltending:  Biloxi (Dan Earles)

THURSDAY, 31 DECEMBER 2010