PELHAM, Ala.–The Frozen Tide finished their weekend series with Mississippi State via another win by shutting out the Ice Dawgs 11-0 on Saturday.
Sophomore Zach Dailey opened the scoring of the night for the Frozen Tide (3-1-0, 2-0-0 SECHC) with a power-play goal. Dailey didn’t slow down throughout the night closing out the second period with a breakaway, unassisted short-handed goal. Dailey earned a hat trick in the third period.
Senior Mark Wysock would also tally 2 goals in the win. Wysock took the puck to the top shelf and scored on Mississippi State’s (0-4-0, 0-3-0 SECHC) Cory Judge. Wysock closed out the game taking the Frozen Tide to 11-0.
“We did a lot of the little things correct tonight,” head coach Mike Quenneville said. “We really had them baffled. Once we can show the team that it worked, they’re going to start believing in themselves.”
The line with Kenny Janssen and Clay Link did not slow down on Saturday. Link and Janssen would each score one goal and two assists.
Jeffrey Pease, David Hewson, Russell Larsen and Reed Finch would also score for the Frozen Tide.
Mississippi State’s Judge faced 53 shots and recorded 42 saves throughout the night. Frozen Tide’s Sean Vinson would save all seven shots faced in the first and second period. The Frozen Tide gave goalkeeper Justin Popielarski some experience in the third period and he recorded four saves.
Mississippi State will have the upcoming week off. The Frozen Tide will travel to Michigan for four games in the Seth Shupan Memorial Tournament beginning on Thursday, Oct. 13.
“We’re going to have to work hard and do a lot of the little things right this weekend,” Janssen said. “We’re going to have to focus on the fundamentals because we’re going to be playing some good teams.”