BILOXI-- The Mississippi Surge looks to continue their winning ways as they host the Huntsville Havoc today at 3:05 p.m. at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.
The Surge won three in a row last weekend and is 5-5 in their last 10, pending last night's game at Louisiana.
The team is getting good play between the pipes from goaltenders Dan Clarke and Mathieu Dugas.
Clarke's play led him to be named Easton Player of the Week. He has a 90.7 save percentage in 17 games and took two wins last weekend against Fayetteville.
Dugas won three of his last five starts, but had a 3-1 loss to the Louisiana IceGators on Friday night.
Left wing Kyle Kudroch also is contributing greatly. He has two goals and three assists in his last four games and leads the Surge in scoring with 27 points.
Surge coach Jeff Bes said the players are helping move the team in the right direction.
"Kyle Kudroch is bearing a bit of the offense on his shoulders and it's helping kick start the team, he said. "We're working together as a team now. We obviously have a long way to go to get to our ultimate goal of the championship, but I'm happy with the direction we're going."
New this week, the Surge had a turn of defensemen with the return of Dean Moore and the loan of Nicholas Kuqali to the ECHL.
While the Surge is showing improvement, the Havoc is on fire. They are 8-2 in their last 10 pending Saturday night's game. Their right wing Mike Gurtler is second in the SPHL in scoring with 42 points.
The Surge faced the Havoc only twice this season, winning 4-3 on Nov. 2 and losing 3-1 on Jan. 25.
The game is the Surge's Pink in the Rink fundraiser for the American Cancer Society (ACS). Pink game-worn jerseys will be auctioned after the game and center Justin MacDonald also will cut his hair as a donation to Locks of Love. Additionally, $5 from each ticket sold will be donated to ACS.