Southwest Division – October 14

Arkansas RiverBlades
Last Week: 0-0-1

*Season opener on Saturday drew 6,429 fans, the second-largest crowd in team history.
*Jason Saal made 48 saves in the RiverBlades’ 6-5 season-opening shootout loss to Louisiana.
*Buddy Smith and Jason Bermingham each scored two goals and four points in season opener.
*RiverBlades play at Pensacola on Friday and at Jackson on Saturday.

Baton Rouge Kingfish
Last Week: 1-2-0

*Seven of the Kingfish’s 13 goals are power-play goals and two are short-handed goals.
*Friday’s 7-6 win against Jackson was second opening-night victory since 1996-97.
*Glen Crawford scored a penalty-shot goal in Sunday’s 5-4 loss at Pensacola.
*Baton Rouge travels to Jackson on Friday and plays at Louisiana on Saturday.

Jackson Bandits
Last Week: 0-0-3

*Doug McIver and Randy Copley each recorded an assist in all of Jackson’s first three games.
*Tyrone Gardner leads the ECHL with 96 saves, including an ECHL season-high 49 on Saturday.
*Mike Oliveria and John McNabb each scored two goals in Friday’s 7-6 loss at Baton Rouge.
*Bandits host Baton Rouge in home opener on Friday and host Arkansas on Saturday.

Louisiana IceGators
Last Week: 1-0-0

*Louisiana opened season with 6-5 shootout win at Arkansas on Saturday.
*IceGators tied team single-game record with 13 power-play attempts on Saturday.
*Dave Farrish (99-36-4) looks for his 100th win with Louisiana on Friday.
*Hosts Mississippi on Friday and Sunday and plays at Baton Rouge on Saturday.

Mississippi Sea Wolves
Last Week: 2-0-0

*Cody Bowtell is tied for third in the ECHL with five points (2g-3a) in three games.
*Greg Gardner is tied for the ECHL lead with two wins and has a .917 save percentage.
*Jim Baxter is tied for second among ECHL defensemen with three assists.
*Travels to Louisiana on Friday, and hosts Pensacola on Saturday and Louisiana on Sunday.

Pensacola Ice Pilots
Last Week: 2-0-0

*Ice Pilots are 2-0 for second consecutive season and third time in team history.
*2002 ECHL Scoring Leader Louis Dumont leads Pensacola with four points (2g-2a).
*ECHL All-Star Greg Pankewicz leads the team with three goals.
*Pensacola hosts Arkansas on Friday and plays at Mississippi on Saturday.