Shreveport Mudbugs at home for three games this weekend


The Shreveport Mudbugs are at George’s Pond at Hirsch Coliseum for three games this weekend.

The Mudbugs faces the Odessa Jackolopes Friday and Saturday night and the Topeka RoadRunners Sunday. The Friday and Saturday games start at 7:11 and the Sunday game begins at 2:11.

The Mudbugs are 5-3 and currently tied for sixth in the seven-team North American Hockey League South Division with 11 points. Odessa is 7-4 and second in the division with 17 points. Topeka is 6-8 and fifth with 12 points.

The Mudbugs are coming off a 4-2 road victory over Wichita Falls on Oct. 15.

Frankie Melton is Shreveport’s leading scorer with 13 points (nine goals, four assists). He ranks 13th in the league. Erik Zohovs is right behind him with 12 (four points, eight assists). Croix Evingson has 10 (one goal, nine assists).

John Roberts is the Mudbugs’ top goalie with a 3-1 mark and a 2.47 goals-against average, tied for 12th in the league. He has a 0.921 saves percentage.

— Russell Hedges,