Mississippi Sea Wolves Begin Road Trek With 5-4 Win At Louisiana

The Mississippi Sea Wolves trying to secure the last remaining playoff slot in the ECHL Southern Conference beat the Louisiana IceGators in the Cajundome 5-4 Friday night.  Center Brent Gauvreau broke a 3-3 tie with two late goals in the 3rd period for the difference in the game.  Goalie Steve Briere was up to the task with Chuck Thuss missing this weekends road trip because of a death in his family.

The win keeps the Sea Wolves playoff hopes alive. The top 10 teams advance to the Southern Conference playoffs.  With four regular season games remaining Mississippi is tied with Baton Rouge for 11th place, two points behind Augusta for the final playoff berth.

Mississippi travels to Jackson Saturday night and visit Baton Rouge Sunday. The Sea Wolves close out the 2000-2001 regular season at home hosting Arkansas March 30 and Pensacola March 31.

ECHL STANDINGS

Southeast Division=

                            W L T Pts GF GA

x-South Carolina   40 21 6 84 228 192

Tallahassee          37 23 7 81 232 195

Florida                 34 25 7 75 219 223

Pee Dee               34 26 6 74 216 210

Augusta                33 27 7 73 237 239

Greenville            33 31 3 69 206 219

Southwest Division=

                          W L T Pts GF GA

Louisiana           38 23 6 82 216 197

Arkansas             33 22 13 79 224 217

Jackson               34 24 7 75 178 188

Mobile                35 27 6 76 224 214

New Orleans      32 24 11 75 227 223

Baton Rouge        31 26 9 71 200 211

Mississippi           33 30 5 71 214 205

Birmingham         27 36 4 58 207 277

Pensacola            26 36 5 57 194 237

x-clinched playoff berth

y-clinched division title

NOTE: Two points are awarded for a victory; overtime and

shootout losses earn one point and are referred to as ties.

Friday's Games=

Roanoke 3, Wheeling 0

Florida 5, Greenville 3

Charlotte 3, Toledo 2, SO

Augusta 5, Tallahassee 3

Richmond 4, South Carolina 2

Trenton 3, Greensboro 0

Baton Rouge 6, Birmingham 2

Pensacola 3, New Orleans 1

Peoria 4, Johnstown 2

Mobile 5, Arkansas 3

Mississippi 5, Louisiana 4