October 21, 2012
The Georgia Ice Dogs split SEC games on the road this weekend, bringing their record to 2-3. Georgia traveled to Knoxville, TN Friday night and ousted the Ice Vols 4-1 behind four power play goals and hard defensive play in front of Dogs goaltender Dicarlo. Cam Navis netted two of the Bulldogs goals and added two assists for a four-point night. First year players Kyle Kidwell and David Bakin added goals for the Dogs offense. DiCarlo stopped 25 of 26 Tennessee shots in the winning effort.
The Ice Dogs traveled on to Olive Branch, MS on Saturday afternoon to take on west division SEC opponent Ole Miss. After a back and forth first period, the Ole Miss Rebels struck first on the power play with 2:57 remaining. The Rebels scored again just three minutes into the second period, and then added a third while short-handed on a Georgia power play with 2:57 remaining in the second period to extend their lead to 3-0.
Georgia fought back in the third period, finally finding the back of the net at 13:27 in the third on a rifle slap shot from Peter Kacer on the power play. Down by two goals the dogs pulled DiCarlo for the extra attacker with two minutes remaining and generated several point blank scoring chances that were stymied by Rebel goaltender Justin Ragland, and Ole Miss chipped in an empty net goal with :25 seconds remaining in the game to seal the 4-1 win for the Rebs.
Both goaltenders played great in the nets – DiCarlo stopped 42 of the 45 Rebel shots, while Ragland turned away 29 of 30 Georgia shots.
The Ice Dogs take on Florida in Jacksonville, FL this Friday, Oct. 26 at 9:45pm.