Snakes' Saturday game cancelled due to weather

Winter storm prevented opponent from traveling for game

FROM STAFF REPORTSJanuary 25, 2014 

If the Louisiana IceGators are able to make it to Columbus today, then they will face the red-hot Columbus Cottonmouths at the Columbus Civic Center at 4 p.m.

The two teams were slated to play Game 1 of their two-game weekend series on Saturday night, but the game was postponed Saturday morning as the IceGators faced travel issues.

Parts of Louisiana and the Gulf Coast were hit by snow and ice over the past couple of days.

The Cottonmouths won their fourth straight game, 2-1, over Huntsville on Friday night.

The Snakes built a 2-0 lead, then held on at the end at the Von Braun Center.

Sam Bowles scored on a power play at the 6:58 mark of the opening period. Tom Maldonado and Jason Gray had the assists.

Will Aide gave the Snakes a 2-0 lead just 24 seconds into the second period on an unassisted goal.

The Havoc didn't get on the board until there were just 59 seconds left in the game. Ray Ortiz scored as the Havoc pulled their goal.

Goalie Andrew Loewen and the Snakes were able to keep the Havoc at bay for the rest of the game to secure the win. He stopped 42 of 43 shots.

The four-game win streak has given the Snakes a 15-15-2 record and 32 points, good enough for sixth in the SPHL standings, one point ahead of Fayetteville and the Mississippi Surge, going into Saturday's play.

Louisiana is in fourth with 39 points.

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