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Snakes fall at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (SPHL) - Casey Mignone was all over the ice for the Augusta RiverHawks, as he tallied two goals and two assists in Augusta's 5-2 win over the Columbus Cottonmouths.

Mignone scored at 9:00 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Augusta and again while 2:36 into the third to make the score 4-2 Augusta.

The RiverHawks stifled Columbus' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Augusta surpassed its usual scoring output this season. The RiverHawks average 2.4 goals per game. Augusta relied on a core group of players for most of its offense, as Chad Ziegler, Shawn Skelly and Matt Auffrey took 12 of the team's 23 shots.

Augusta additionally got points from Kyle Watson, who also had one goal and one assist, Dennis Sicard, who also racked up one goal and one assist, and Auffrey, who also tallied one goal and two assists. In addition, Augusta received assists from Michael Switzer and Kevin Kozlowski, who each chipped in one.

The Cottonmouths managed to stay out of the box better than usual, finishing with one minor for two minutes in penalty time. Columbus wound up below its season average of 19.0 penalty minutes per game. The 32 shots that the Cottonmouths put on net surpassed Columbus' average of 27.3 shots per game this season.

The Cottonmouths were helped by Chris Bailer, who registered one goal and one assist. Bailer scored 4:54 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Augusta. Jordan Braid provided the assist. Columbus also got points from Braid, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Columbus were John Sullivan, who had two.

Robbie Moss rejected 30 shots on goal for the RiverHawks. Augusta incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors and had no power play opportunities. Columbus' Andrew Loewen stopped 18 shots out of the 23 that he faced. The Cottonmouths registered zero goals on three power play opportunities.

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