Ice Bears edge RiverHawks in OT, 3-2

By: Staff Reporter
By: Staff Reporter

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Augusta, GA-- The Knoxville Ice Bears' Berkley Scott scored 4:15 into overtime to beat the Augusta RiverHawks, 3-2 (OT).

Knoxville was sparked by Scott, who tallied one goal and one assist.

The Ice Bears put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill and did not allow Augusta to convert on any of its three power plays. The RiverHawks were unable to stop Knoxville from sending pucks towards the net, and the Ice Bears eventually piled up 34 shots on goal.

Augusta put up thirty shots on net during the contest, more than the 22.0 it averages per game.

The RiverHawks were helped by Ian Watters, who added one goal. Watters scored 1:48 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Augusta (Megginson). Drew Baker also found the back of the net for the RiverHawks. In addition, Augusta received assists from Kyle Watson and Matt Puntureri, who each chipped in one.

Connor Toomey made 28 saves for Knoxville on 30 shots. The Ice Bears totaled 13 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major and went 1-for-6 on the power play. BJ O'Brien turned away 31 shots on goal for Augusta. The RiverHawks ended with 19 minutes in penalty time with seven minors and one major.

(Game recap courtesy of

The RiverHawks will hit the road next week for their only contest of the week as they travel to Knoxville on Friday, November 9. The 'Hawks will return to home ice on November 15 and 16. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the RiverHawks' Front Office, James Brown Arena Box Office, or online at Season tickets and Flex Packs are still available. Additional information on the Team, tickets, and schedule can be found on the RiverHawks' home on the web,, or by calling 706-993-2645.

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