Kings suffer third loss in a row

The Mississippi RiverKings were spanked (blanked)(shutout) by the Mississippi Surge 3-0 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum last Friday.

The Surge wasted no time as they scored at 5:53 of the first period. Surges’ Adam Krug found the twine behind Kings returning netminder Darling.

The only positive thing that came out of the first period for the Kings was: They outshot the Surge 14-5. It was 1-0 Surge after twenty minutes.

Just like the first period the Surge again wasted no time to pop in another goal on Darling.

Forty-five seconds to be exact.

It was a powerplay goal. Versteeg-Lytwyn scored for the Mississippi Surge.

The RiverKings again outshot the Surge 7-4 in the second period, but could not solve Surge netminder Nick Eno. It was 2-0 after forty minutes of play.

In the third period the RiverKings had a number of chances including a five minute major power play but could not get one by Eno.

Surge forward Campbell put the nail in the coffin (icing on the cake) at 19:20 of the third. The final, 3-0 Surge.

The RiverKings outshot the Surge 31-17.

Surge netminder, Nick Eno was outstanding between the pipes as he stopped all 31 shots directed his way.

Joe Sports thoughts…

The RiverKings are now 1-3 in this early season.


The Kings went 0 for 9 on the powerplay. What can I say?

The powerplay suffered again, going 0-for-9 and squandering away a 5 minute major.

Our powerplay just looks non-existent. They had lots of trouble on offense, from non-functional  special teams to slumping snipers.

That’s the way I see it and I’m Joe Sports.


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Games: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7- That’s when I give you my evaluation of this team.

The next game for the RiverKings is on Friday at 7:05 p.m. at the Desoto Civic Center.

The Columbus Cottonmouths are in town. Friday’s game is Military Night, and all personnel with a valid military-ID will receive half off any seat in the building for that night’s game.

Tuesday November 15th is our early morning game. 10:05 am. Huntsville is in town.

Kings notes: Keenan Slusher ???

Game Day:


Upcoming Games:

Thursday, 11/10

Huntsville @ Knoxville

Friday, 11/11

Augusta @ Louisiana

Columbus @ MS RiverKings-7:05PM-DCC

Pensacola @ MS Surge

Fayetteville @ Huntsville

Saturday 11/12

Columbus @ Knoxville

Pensacola @ MS Surge

Augusta @ Louisiana

Fayetteville @ Huntsville

Sunday 11/13

Fayetteville @ Columbus

Tuesday 11/15

Huntsville @ RiverKings-10am-DCC

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