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Brahmas Drop 4-2 Decision To Icerays

Photo courtesy of Rebekah Bing Photography: Ryan Orgel had one of two goals for the Brahmas on Friday night, but it would prove to be too little as the Icerays took a 4-2 win.


The Lone Star Brahmas and Corpus Chrsiti Icerays met at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi on Friday for game one of a two game series.

Play was rather sloppy for both clubs early in the contest. Corpus Christi’s first sustained offensive pressure came with nearly nine minutes gone in the opening period. At 9:06, Rylee St. Onge and Conor Yawney played catch at the bluleline before Yawney ripped one toward net. The shot went off the body of Aleksi Peltonen and deflected past Harrison Feeney on the Icerays’ first shot of the game. Larry Jungwirth kept up his red hot scoring streak with a power play goal at 15:36. Brendan Miller pulled the puck off the far halfwall and sent it to Jungwirth in the high slot. Jungwirth made a move to split the defense and around Drew lennon to send the puck over the left pad as he was falling to the ice.

With the teams skating four on four, Ture Linden lost control of the puck in the far circle. Jungwirth grabbed it at the dot, made multiple moves on the way to the net getting the defense turned around and slid it past the left skate at 1:30 of the second. Peltonen was credited with an assist on the play.

The Brahmas got their first of the game on the power play as Linden and C.J. Regula lined up for a faceoff to Chad Veltri’s left. Linden won the draw back to Connor Stuart at the near point. Stuart slid it back down the wall to Linden and he sent a pretty cross ice pass to Ryan Orgel in the leftwing circle for a one timer five hole.

About 9:00 into the third, the Icerays nearly picked up another power play goal when a shot from the high slot went off of Feeney and was headed behind the Brahmas’ netminder. Wyatt Mathews came flying in from the near side with full body extension to swat it away with the right hand.

The Brahmas pulled to within one when Julian Biondo picked up a rebound in front, circled up the near wall and out into the high slot before ripping one through an Austin O’Rourke screen at 12:17.

Garrett Hallford would score an empty net goal with 1:12 left to play to seal the win for the Icerays.

The Brahmas outshot the Icerays 27-16 and were 1-6 on the power play while Corpus Christi was 1-3 with the man advantage.




Elsewhere Around the NAHL South

Topeka at Amarillo

Topeka took a 6-5 win over Amarillo. Sam Martel opened the scoring 2:19 into the first, but Amarillo came back with two before the end of the period. Jakub Urbanek tied it up early in the second. Once again the bulls would take the lead. Dallas Tulik scored 13 seconds later to pull even again. After the Bulls scored once more, Tulik and Will Schlagenhauf would find the back of the net for the RoadRunners. Dylan Rauh added to the Topeka lead in the third which ended up being the game winner as Amarillo scored late. Connor Murphy got the win facing 44 shots on goal.

Odessa at Shreveport

Zachary Faremouth had the only scoring in the first period as the Mudbugs led by one going into the second. Gueorgui Feduolov made it a two goal lead just 29 second into the middle frame. Odessa would score the next two goals knotting the score at two at 7:52 in the third. Kieran Durgan would put Shreveport back on top then Jordan Fader scored with one second left. Gustav Gringals picked up the win on 38 saves.


Current NAHL South Division Standings

1 Shreveport Mudbugs 19 13 4 1 1 28
2 Lone Star Brahmas 21 12 6 1 2 27
3 Amarillo Bulls 19 9 7 2 1 21
4 Odessa Jackalopes 20 9 9 1 1 20
5 Corpus Christi IceRays 21 9 10 1 1 20
6 Topeka RoadRunners 22 7 13 1 1 16

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