ROANOKE, VA – The Macon Mayhem were prepared to do battle with the reigning champion Roanoke Railyard Dawgs for the first time since a dramatic overtime win last Friday. However, the game would be ill-fated for the visitors from the start.
Roanoke’s Jacob Kelly would continue to haunt the Mayhem this season early with his fourth and fifth goals against Macon this year to get the home side out to a quick 2-0 lead. As the period progressed, John Macdonald and Bailey Morrissette would each strike to improve Roanoke’s advantage to four. Macon would register 12 shots on net in the period but would be unable to get one by Austyn Roudebush.
Goaltender William Lavallière would come on to start the second period for his Mayhem debut in relief of Jimmy Poreda. Lavallière would make a bundle of quality saves before finally succumbing to a Roanoke goal to John Macdonald. CJ Stubbs would add another to stretch the lead. Macon would finally scratch a goal across with under a minute to play in the second; Alex Laplante would collect the turnover from Roudebush and center the puck into Billy Jerry, who would slot it home to put Macon on the board.
Just 44 seconds into the third, Jacob Kelly would pot another to cap off a hat trick. Macon would not quit, however. Justin Cmunt would find the back of the net in his return from IR with a one-timer on the powerplay after a set-up pass from Jake Goldowski. Derek Contessa would spring Alex Laplante on the breakaway, and Laplante would snap home a shot to grab Macon’s third goal on the night. The Mayhem would continue to work for more opportunities but could not score further, falling 7-3.
The Macon Mayhem will travel down to North Carolina for a matchup with the Fayetteville Marksmen tomorrow night. The Mayhem will have a chance at redemption against Roanoke on Monday, February 19th; fans can get into that one with $5 TICKETS. For tickets or more information, visit maconmayhem.com or call us at 478-803-1592.