Seventeen days from today, the Augusta Lynx return to their home ice at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center. In the meantime, the Lynx will play six road games, four of which will be played in five nights.
First order of business will be tonight (7:05 p.m., WGOR 93.9 FM and cybercast at www.augustasports.com) against Mississippi in Biloxi, Miss., where the Lynx will be trying to find a way to come up with their first victory over the Sea Wolves. In three games against Mississippi this year, the Southwest Division Sea Wolves have been victorious.
Mississippi (25-10-3) is just three points behind East Coast Hockey League leader Louisiana. The Lynx (20-16-2 with 42 points) is third in the Southern Division after losing a pair of home games over the weekend -- 6-4 to Pee Dee on Friday and 3-2 to the Sea Wolves on Saturday.
Following tonight's game in Biloxi, the Lynx move over to New Orleans on Wednesday for the second of four meetings with the Brass, which won the only previous meeting between the two teams on Oct. 31 with a 3-2 decision.
Augusta is at Baton Rouge on Friday and at Louisiana on Saturday as it continues its road swing.
New Orleans is scheduled for back-to-back games in Augusta on Feb. 5-6.
PLAYER OF WEEK:
Chespeake Icebreakers' Mike Tamburro posted a 4-1-0 mark with 1.29 goals against average and a .959 save percentage to earn East Coast Hockey League Goaltender of the Week honors.
The 25-year-old helped the Icebreakers post a six-game winning streak. He allowed just one goal in his four victories and a total of six goals in five games. He had an Icebreaker record 24 saves in one period.
Runners-up were Steve Valiquette of Hampton Roads and Sandy Allan of Pee Dee Pride. Others nominated included Judd Lambert of the Lynx.
C & T Hockey Products Player of the Week is right wing Cail MacLean of the Jacksonville Lizard Kings. MacLean recorded nine goals and seven assists in five games during the past two weeks.
Runners-up were J.F. Aube of Charlotte and Jamic Ling of Dayton. Augusta's Bob Berg was among others nominated.