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RiverKings take third straight with win in Columbus

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – The Mississippi RiverKings (6-3-0) picked up their third win in a row Saturday night with a 2-1 victory against the Columbus Cottonmouths (4-5-0) at the Columbus Civic Center. The RiverKings defense held Columbus to 21 shots on goal and managed to put 45 on the Cottonmouths goal.

Ryan Marcuz started the scoring off in the first with a shorthanded goal to put the RiverKings ahead 1-0. The goal was Marcuz's sixth on the season.

After a scoreless second period, the RiverKings extended their lead in the third after Brant Sherwood scored his fourth goal of the season on a deflected shot from Ryan Marcuz who picked up his second point on the night. The Cottonmouths Craig Simchuk cut the lead to one, scoring unassisted on a puck that managed to beat Brad Barone.

The Cottonmouths pulled goalie Brandon Jaeger with 43 seconds left and had one final chance to tie the game up but the shot would hit off the top of the net giving the RiverKings their third win in a row.

Brad Barone (3-2-0) picked up his third win on the season saving 20 shots for a .952 save percentage on the night. The Cottonmouths' Brandon Jaeger (2-4-0) stopped 43 on his way to a loss for a .955 save percentage on the night.

The RiverKings return to the Landers Center tomorrow afternoon for a Sunday matinee matchup against the Peoria Rivermen at 3:00 p.m. For ticket information, visit riverkings.com or call 662-342-1755.

About the Mississippi RiverKings
The RiverKings are supported by our community partners, season ticket holders, fans, and grants from Maddox Foundation, an independent private foundation based in Hernando, Miss. To find out more about the RiverKings, call 662.342.1755 or visit www.riverkings.com.

Posted by Mississippi RiverKings at 9:16 PM

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TEAM GP W L OT PTS
x MAC Macon 50 33 11 6 72
x FAY Fayetteville 50 34 14 2 70
x HUN Huntsville 52 32 15 5 69
x PEO Peoria 51 28 12 11 67
x MRK RiverKings 51 28 20 3 59
x KNX Knoxville 51 26 18 7 59
x PEN Pensacola 51 24 19 8 56
COL Columbus 50 20 26 4 44
RKE Roanoke 51 16 27 8 40
EVV Evansville 51 13 29 9 35
 
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Updated: March 26, 2017

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