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Surge beats Ice Bears, earns return trip to Finals


For the second straight year, the Mississippi Surge will play for the SPHL's President's Cup. The Surge beat Knoxville 3-1 to win Game 5 of their opening round series.

The Ice Bears jumped out to a 1-0 lead with 1:00 to go in the first period on Mike Bulawka's goal.

It didn't take the Surge long to answer.

Jack Wolgemuth's blast from the point beat the Knoxville goalie at the 15:21 mark of the 2nd period, and the game was tied 1-1.

Almost 5 minutes later, Michael Richard fed Rusty Masters, who found the back of the net for a 2-1 Surge lead. They'd never trail again.

Richard added the game's final goal in the 3rd period, as the Surge won the series 3-2.

The SPHL Finals begin Tuesday night at the Coliseum. The Surge will meet Augusta in a Best-of-5 series.

Last year, Mississippi was swept in the finals by Huntsville.

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