The Mississippi Surge is heading into the meat of its season with 17 of its 28 home games this season in the 2012 portion of the schedule. But there have already been some tremendous accomplishments in the first thrid of the season.
After opening the season with three straight road games, the Surge came home and posted consecutive 3-0 shutouts over the Huntsville Havoc, and the newest team in the Southern Professional Hockey League, the Mississippi RiverKings (based in Southaven, in north Mississippi). Nick Eno was the goaltender who recorded the back-to-back shutouts.
On December 17th, the Surge held its annual Teddy Bear toss, presented by Teddy Bear Carpet and Restoration. The Surge fans didn’t disappoint the area children who will benefit from the bears that got tossed on the ice. Shawn Skelly of the Surge scored before the game was even five minutes old, starting the fur flying as teddy bears rained down onto the ice from all parts of the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. The Surge collected an estimated 14 hundred teddy bears that have been distributed to various agencies helping area children.
And things don’t slow down in Jan. , in fact they pick up dramatically. Youth sports will have its night with the Surge on Friday Jan. 6th. On the following Sunday, the Surge will host the in-state rival RiverKings in a salute to the most famous Mississippian–Elvis (don’t even need to write his last name), as Jan. 8th is his birthday. There will be an Elvis impersonation contest, as the Surge will look to have the RiverKings all shook up.
The recent fire at the Humane Society of South Mississippi will be the focus of the Surge relief efforts on Friday the 13th. You can order tickets to the game at http://www.mssurge.com with the special coupon code of PETS or call the Surge at 228-287-7825 and also mention the word PETS. For every ticket ordered with the PETS coupon, the Surge will donate $5 to the Humane Society of South Mississippi in its “Pucks for Paws” program.
The month wraps up as the Surge will present Autism Awareness night on Sunday Jan. 29th at 5:05. The Surge want to help raise funds and awreness for this cause.
There will also be plenty of chance for you to ice skate at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum following Surge games. For more information visit the Surge website at http://www.mssurge.com or call the Surge at 228-287-PUCK (7825)