RiverHawks lose wild one on road
In Pensacola, Fla., Donnie Harris scored in overtime to lift the Pensacola Ice Flyers to a 5-4 victory over the Augusta RiverHawks on Friday night.
Harris’ goal, which came four minutes into overtime, capped a wild finish in the Southern Professional Hockey League game.
After combining for only two goals in the first two periods, the team had six goals in the third period.
Matt Auffrey had two of Augusta’s third-period goals and Jesse Echternach had the other one.
Echternach’s goal came with 1:46 left in regulation and put the RiverHawks up 4-3.
Pensacola’s Chris Wilson then tied it at 4 with 1:17 left in regulation.
• In Pittsburgh, Evgeni Malkin scored in his fifth consecutive game and added the lone goal in the shootout to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 5-4 victory over the Montreal Canadiens.
Pittsburgh won its fifthin a row, with Malkin capping a two-goal third-period rally with his 25th of the season with 2:43 left in regulation. The NHL scoring leader then beat Peter Budaj in the shootout.
Dustin Jeffrey scored twice and added an assist for Pittsburgh.
• In Raleigh, N.C., Jussi Jokinen scored two goals, Cam Ward made 23 saves for his 18th career shutout and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 3-0.
Jiri Tlusty added a late goal and Eric Staal had two assists, including the early hustle play that led to Carolina’s eighth short-handed goal of the season.
• In Philadelphia, an elite Ukrainian hockey coach accused of fondling a teen attending clinics in the U.S. frequently traveled with his charges, transporting them from city to city for camps and tournaments, according to court documents.
Ivan Pravilov, a mentor to several NHL and college players, will spend a week in detention before a Jan. 27 bail hearing, a federal magistrate ruled Friday.
Sauers is among hall’s inductees
Former Georgia Southern and PGA Tour winner Gene Sauers is one of the four inductees who will go into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame tonight.
The 23rd annual induction ceremony will be held at Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek.
The first 21 induction ceremonies were held in Augusta.
Sauers, of Savannah, Ga., won three times on the PGA Tour and was the 54-hole leader in the 1992 PGA Championship.
The other three inductees are former Georgia and LPGA golfer Vicki Goetze-Ackerman; golfer, club pro and teacher Richard Crawford and amateur great Alfred “Tup” Holmes, who will be inducted posthumously.
In addition to his golf achievements, Holmes was a leader in helping open Atlanta’s golf courses to blacks.
The Class of 2012 will bring the number of members in the hall to 90.
Coach joins an exclusive club
Jen Gillom has entered an elite club.
The 1988 Olympic gold medalist will be an assistant on the women’s basketball team for the London Olympics, making her just the fourth person to be both a player and coach in the games.
Pat Summitt, Anne Donovan and Dawn Staley were the other three.
Gillom, an assistant coach by the Washington Mystics, is joined on the London staff by Doug Bruno and Marynell Meadors. The trio assisting head coach Geno Auriemma was announced Friday.