The Puck Stopped Here

Friday, December 31, 2010 Road Junkies 0 Comments

Game 7:  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.

Game Stats
Shots on goal:  80
Penalty minutes:  38
Attendance:  3,353
Broken sticks:  0
Flying pucks:  6
OHE (overall hockey experience):  3.625 (on a scale of 1 to 5)

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)