MACON, Ga. – The Mississippi RiverKings (22-16-2) were defeated by the Macon Mayhem (24-7-5) 4 to 2 at the Macon Centreplex. The RiverKings fell to fourth place in the SPHL after Friday night’s loss.
Matt Summers opened the scoring at 8:16 of the first period on a breakaway, beating Brad Barone glove side. Ryan Marcuz tied the game off of a turnover in the slot just 33 seconds later. The teams went to the locker rooms tied 1-1 after twenty minutes of play.
Macon’s Chris Joseph was given a 5-minute major penalty and a game misconduct for elbowing Brant Sherwood at the end of the first period. Mike Grace tallied a power play goal 32 seconds into the next period. Joe Sova earned an assist for setting up the one-timer.
The Mayhem tied the game on a two-on-one chance at 12:51 of the second. Dennis Sicard scored the goal with Mark Rivera taking the primary assist. The score stood at 2-2 going into the third period.
Sicard scored his second goal of the night at 2:26 of the third period. Summers and Rivera both recorded assists on the power play goal. Matt Johnson extended the lead with a goal of off a defensive end turnover at 5:36. The 4-2 victory gave Macon their third win in four games against the RiverKings this season.
Brad Barone (13-10-2) stopped 40 of 44 shots faced in the loss. Macon goaltender Jordan Ruby (14-3-2) made 23 saves in the victory.
The RiverKings are back home on February 20 to host the Columbus Cottonmouths. Puck drop is set for 3:00 p.m. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or the Landers Center box office.
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 RiverKings.com.