IceGators’ Richardson Scores Six Goals, Eight Points in Two Games

Bruce Richardson scored four goals and had an assist in Louisiana’s 7-3 win over Columbus on Saturday. Richardson, who had scored two goals in a game twice in his career, picked up his first career hat trick, and the 50th in IceGators history, at 9:13 of the second period. He scored his fourth goal at 16:51 of the third period, the sixth time in team history a player has scored four goals, and the first since John Spoltore on March 26, 1999. Richardson had two power-play goals, a shorthand goal and an even-strength goal while his assist came on a power-play goal. Richardson had two goals and an assist in Sundayís 7-6 overtime loss to Columbus and becomes the third player in team history to score six goals in two games and the first since Jay Murphy had back-to-back hat tricks (March 12-17, 2000). Bob Berg scored six goals in two games in 1995-96, including a team record five goals against Mobile on December 6, 1995. Murphy holds the team record for most goals in three games with eight (March 12-18, 2000).