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Brahmas Push Win Streak To 6

Photo courtesy of Rebekah Bing Photography: Alternate Captain Austin O'Rourke scored twice on the power play to spark the Brahmas offense to a sweep of the Odessa Jackalopes in front of another strong performance from Mitchell Gibson. The Lone Star win streak now stands at six games.


The Lone Star Brahmas and Odessa Jackalopes took to the ice Saturday night to close out their weekend series. Lone Star took game on 2-1 in overtime and looked to extend their recent surge.

Veteran forward Austin O’Rourke would put the Brahmas out front with a power play goal from Julian Biondo and Kyle Hallbauer at the 8:27 mark of the first period. Aidan Spellacy made it 2-0 with Biondo picking up his second point on the night with the only assist. Time of the goal was 15:36.

Fireworks erupted late in the period at the 19:28 mark Nick Wilson and Hallbauer would be hit with fighting majors with Wilson also receiving an aggressor game misconduct.

Odessa would cut the lead in half early in the second with Lucas Herrmann logging the goal and Brandon Osmundson picking up the assist at 2:05.

O’Rourke would score his second of the night and seventh of the season at with 5:53 left in the middle frame to push the lead back to two going into the second intermission. Biondo and Justin Addamo were credited with the assist on the power play goal.

Austin Bottrell netted his first goal of the season with 10:19 gone in the third from Connor Pooley and Hallbauer to close out the scoring.

The Brahmas held the shots on goal advantage 40-27 and once again their special teams came through with the power play going 2-5 and the penalty kill holding Odessa scoreless on five opportunities. With the win, Lone Star pushed their win streak to six game overall and to four on NYTEX Sports Centre ice.




Elsewhere Around the NAHL South

Topeka at Springfield

The Jr Blues had built a three goal lead before Branden Rons got the RoadRunners on the board at 11:55 of the second. Following another Springfield goal, Jake Rosenbaum scored with just 58 seconds left in the period, but that was all the offense Topeka could manage. Emil Gransoe allowed five goals on 39 shots faced to take the loss.

Corpus Christi at Amarillo

Brett Abdelnour scored the only goal of the game early in the second period and Jason Grande stopped all 27 shots he faced as the Bulls shutout the Icerays for the second night in a row.

Shreveport at Fairbanks

Kieran Durgan opened the scoring for Shreveport in the first followed by a Gueorgui Feduolov in the second then held on from there. Fairbanks halved the lead in the third, but got no closer. Gustavs Gringals made 27 saves in the win.


Current NAHL South Standings

1 Shreveport Mudbugs 16 11 4 0 1 23
2 Lone Star Brahmas 16 9 4 1 2 21
3 Odessa Jackalopes 16 8 6 1 1 18
4 Amarillo Bulls 13 7 3 2 1 17
5 Topeka RoadRunners 17 6 10 0 1 13
6 Corpus Christi IceRays 16 4 10 1 1 10

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