COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - This is a big weekend for the Columbus Cottonmouths, perhaps one of the biggest weekends in franchise history. The Snakes have a chance to sew up a playoff spot, something that looked out of reach as recently as six weeks ago.
The Cottonmouths are no longer a team just playing out the string. Instead, they have renewed purpose and a chance to make some noise in the SPHL playoffs.
Of course, they have to get there first, but a sweep of this weekend's games clinches that playoff berth.
"I think the guys are just all on the same page right now and everybody is working towards the same goal," said forward Alex Kromm. "We all want to make the playoffs really badly, so I think everyone's giving it everything they've got right now."
Chad Brears agrees. "I would say we're just creating a lot offensively," said the forward, who had a hat trick versus Macon in the Snakes' most recent home game. "All three lines are kind of going right now and when you have all three lines contributing you're not just relying on one single line to score the goals. I just think it's creating a lot more for us and obviously, we're winning games because of it."
The Snakes host the Mississippi RiverKings Friday night and the Evansville Thunderbolts on Saturday night. The opening faceoff both nights is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.