Brahmas Swept By Bulls


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The Lone Star Brahmas went into Saturday night’s game against Amarillo looking to rebound from a dominating performance by the Bulls the night before. Things looked as through they would be a carbon copy of Friday night when the Bulls scored four times in the first period on the way to a 9 – 2 win with one exception. This game was chippy from the get-go.

 

Mike Davis (Brady Ferguson, Tyler Gernhofer) put the puck past TJ Black at 5:06 into the game. Eric Purcell (Brett Szajner, Cody Gylling) followed that up quickly with Amarillo’s second goal just 19 seconds later to put the Brahmas in an early hole. Ferguson added an unassisted short handed goal with 1:15 left in the period to take a three goal lead into the first intermission.

 

Following a scoreless second period, the teams hit the ice for a third period that saw 54 penalty minutes handed out. Davis (Roman Ammirato, Szajner) accounted for the only scoring of the third at 13:57 on the power play.

 

TJ Black took the loss despite making 37 saves on the 41 shots he faced. Colin Delia made 19 saves for his sixth shutout of the season. The Bulls were 1 – 9 on the power play while the Brahmas were 0 – 5.

 

With the win, the Bulls became the first NAHL South team to clinch a playoff spot.

 

The Brahmas will be back at the NYTEX Sports Centre next weekend to kick off an eight game home strand. They will play two games each against Topeka, Corpus Christi, Wichita Falls and Amarillo. Tickets are still available for each game at the NYTEX Box Office or by calling the Lone Star Brahmas Sales Office at 817-336-4423.

 

Boxscore

 

Elsewhere Around the NAHL South

 

Topeka at Wichita Falls

 

Topeka picked up first period goals from Zach Glienke and Jerad Tafoya followed by a James Ring score in the second on their way to a 3 – 0 win. Drew Vogler made 30 saves to register his third shutout of the season.

 

Corpus Christi at Rio Grande Valley

 

After a scoreless first period the Killer Bees opened up the scoring spigot with second period goals from RJ Burns and Brenden Dunning. Jared Dedenbach, Dan Kucerovy and Joe Llaurado added third period goals for the eventual 5 – 0 victory. Nick Schmit had 22 saves on the way to his fourth shutout of the season.

 

Current NAHL South Division Standings

 

TEAM

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

PCT

xAmarillo

48

34

12

2

70

0.729

Topeka

46

29

12

5

63

0.685

Rio Grande

48

27

14

7

61

0.635

Wichita Falls

45

23

19

3

49

0.544

Corpus Christi

49

16

23

10

42

0.429

Lone Star

49

17

29

3

37

0.378

Odessa

47

13

30

4

30

0.319

 

X= Clinched Playoff Birth / Y= Clinched Division Title

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