Knoxville wins tough contest against Columbus, 3-2
Story by Narrative Science.
The Knoxville Ice Bears and the Columbus Cottonmouths were evenly matched throughout their contest, but Knoxville made the most of its opportunities and won, 3-2.
No lead was more than two goals during the contest, and the winning goal was scored by Francis Drolet at 1:39 of the second period.
In a losing effort, Columbus was paced by Ian McNulty, who registered two goals. McNulty scored the first of his two goals at 14:53 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Matt Gingera assisted on the tally. McNulty's next tally made the score 3-2 Knoxville with 6:58 left in the second period.
With 33 shots on target during the contest, the Cottonmouths exceeded the 28.5 shots they average per game this year.
Bryan Hince made 31 saves for Knoxville on 33 shots. The Ice Bears incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors. Andrew Loewen recorded 19 saves for Columbus. The Cottonmouths totaled 23 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major and went 1-for-5 on the power play. For Columbus, Daniel Amesbury was ejected from the game.