The Alabama Frozen Tide sought revenge against the Florida State Seminoles heading into an 8-2 victory on Friday.
“It was a big win,” head coach Mike Quenneville said. “We came out and had a pretty solid game. It was nice to get eight goals.”
The Florida State Seminoles won their last two meetings with the Frozen Tide at Pelham in shootout wins.
However, this year it would never get to a shootout when Alabama put 44 shots on net against the Seminoles goalkeeper Blake Wladyka.
The first period seemed like both teams were warming back up from the winter break with the score remaining 0-0 at the end of the first.
The second period was a different story when the Frozen Tide’s Alex Dubrinsky took the puck to the net two minutes into the second period.
Alabama senior captain Sean Keeler scored a little over a minute after Dubrinsky’s goal.
The Florida State Seminoles captain Pat Nolan would put the team on the scoreboard with a power-play goal in the second period.
Zach Dailey and Ryan Vinson would also score for the Frozen Tide in the second period.
Freshman Patrick Crowley scored his first goal of the season in the third period for the Frozen Tide.
“It was pretty exciting,” Crowley said. “I’ve been waiting all season to get one.”
Frozen Tide junior Brandon Butler scored a short-handed goal in the third period, his first goal since returning from an injury.
The Frozen Tide’s Dailey and Jordan Ricks would both tally unassisted goals to close out the scoring for the team, which took the final to 8-2.
The Frozen Tide now looks to make up for the 1-4 loss earlier this season against the Kennesaw State Owls.
“Kennesaw is always tough,” Crowley said. “They’re going to be fast and want to hit us hard. I think we’re ready. We just want to win”
The Frozen Tide will take on Kennesaw State on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Pelham Civic Complex.