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IceGators Force A Final Deciding Playoff Game With Jackson

ICE GATORS 3 BANDITS 0

After a scoreless first period, Louisiana struck for a goal at 15:58 of the second period on a slap shot off the stick of Konstantin Kalmikov on an assist from Jay Murphy.

The IceGators, facing a must win situation, grabbed a 2-nothing lead on Ryan Shanahan's goal at 3:23 of the third period.

Russ Hewson added the third and final goal at 18:50 of the third period, his 4th goal in the playoffs forcing one final playoff game Wednesday night in Lafayette.

The best-of-five series is tied 2-2. If Louisiana wins Wednesday they would entertain the Mississippi Sea Wolves Friday night. If Jackson prevails, the Sea Wolves would host the Bandits.

In fact, since the Mississippi Coliseum is unavailable to the Bandits, the Sea Wolves would host the entire best-of-five series in the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.

By A.J. Giardina

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