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Brahmas Crushed By Icerays

Once again the Brahmas dug themselves an early hole in their NAHL South Division game against Corpus Christi. It was just 2:48 into the opening period when the Icerays went up by one. Eric Purcell came out of the penalty box and headed for the bench. Johan Steen was skating the puck up the ice and right to Purcell who took the puck off his stick and walked in on Jacob Nehama and tucked it inside the far post. At 11:48 Tony Roisum carried the puck down the far side and threw it on net. Nick Blase blocked the shot behind the net and out the other side. Malo Ville had position on Alex Dagnal and flung the puck off of Nehama. The puck shot straight up in the air and ricocheted off of Martin Hojbjerg and in. Corpus Christi closed out the first period scoring on the powerplay at 15:24. Grant Hutton and Maurin Bouvet played catch at the blueline before Hutton unleashed a bomb from center point past a screen Nehama.


The second period was full of special team play. At 10:48 Corpus Christi crashed the net and Blase came to his netminder’s defense pulling the Iceray player out of the crease throwing a single right hand as he did so. Blase was hit with an instigator minor, a fighting major and a game misconduct. On the ensuing extended powerplay the Icerays began to pile on the goals. At 11:49 Froese put one top shelf off a backdoor pass from Hojbjerg and Ville. Under a minute later Purcell put home a Roisum rebound. Just 44 seconds later Ville put in a chip shot from the far point on a loose puck. Hojbjerg and Wes Michaud got the assists. The final goal of the period came when Caleb OBrein and Purcell swung the puck from the near side to Hutton on the far point for a onetimer and the fourth Icerays’ powerplay goal of the period.


Corpus Christi had only a single goal in the third period when again Purcell stole the puck off a Brahmas stick at the blueline. This time he carried the puck deep behind the net then fed it back out front to Lucas Bennett trailing the play for the easy score.


The Brahmas continued a disturbing trend adding 39 penalty minutes to their league leading total. However, tonight the penalty kill was not able to withstand the onslaught and gave up five powerplay goals on eight Icerays opportunities. Lone Star had man advantage chances of their own but were unable to capitalize going 0 -5. For the seventh time in seven games the Brahmas were outshot 35 – 21.



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