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Byce's Goal Sends Ice Dogs to Victory

January 04, 1999|From Associated Press

John Byce scored the game-winning goal short-handed in the second period to lift Long Beach to a 3-2 victory over the Manitoba Moose on Sunday night in anInternational Hockey League game.

The victory snapped a four-game home losing streak for the Ice Dogs.

Claude Jutras put Long Beach ahead, 2-1, in the first period after Scott Thomas had tied the score for the Moose.

Byce scored short-handed at 8:24 of the second, giving Long Beach a 3-1 lead. The Moose were 0 for 8 on the power play.

Thomas scored for Manitoba at 7:36 of the third to make it 3-2.

Long Beach goalie Manny Legace, playing his second game since returning from the Kings, made two crucial saves to preserve the victory.

Patrik Augusta also scored for Long Beach.

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