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Brahmas Dominate Division Leading Mudbugs

Photo courtesy of Rebekah Bing Photography: Chase Pletzke and the Lone Star Brahmas dominated the NAHL South Division Leading Shreveport Mudbugs from the opening faceoff to score a 2-0. The shutout was Mitchell Gibson's league leading 6th of the season and the fourth time he has done so against Shreveport.

The Lone Star Brahmas played host the the NAHL South Division leading Shreveport Mudbugs on Monday at NYTEX Sports Centre.

Lone Star got off to a blazing start with a swarming defense not allow a shot on goal by the Mudbugs until 9:33 had clicked off the clock in the first. Shreveport’s only other shot of the period came with just over 20 second left.

With about 6:30 left in the frame Ture Linden split the defense on a lone man rush toward Gustavs Gringals’ net, but a strong defensive effort by Jack Clement hustling back to dive and poke the puck to the corner thwarted the scoring chance.

The first goal of the game came on a rush up ice by the Brahmas with Aidan Spellacy sending a pass to Julian Biondo in front of the penalty box from deep in the Brahmas’ defensive zone. Biondo carried the puck to the right wing circle and hit a streaking Jakub Sirota in stride with a centering pass that the big Czech defenseman punched past the right pad at 7:27. Coming out of the media timeout the teams lined up for a faceoff to Gringals’ left. Linden pulled it back to Steven Ipri who skated it toward the left hashmark delaying to clear the defense and sent it back across the grain past the glove hand at the 11:28 mark.

Shreveport got another power play opportunity early in the third with the only shot on goal going to Lone Star on a shorthanded opportunity.

At the 7:30 mark, Cole Quisenberry got behind the defense and went in all alone on Mitchell Gibson who stood strong to make a shoulder save and preserve the 2-0 lead.

At the 9:35 mark the Mudbugs went back on the power play and for the second time in a row, the only shot on goal was a shorthanded attempt by the Brahmas.

Shreveport pulled Gringals with 3:08 left in a desperation attempt to get back into the game, but as they had all night the Lone Star defense denied any real opportunities.

Lone Star outshot Shreveport 26-11 on the night setting a new low shots against mark on the season. Both teams were 0-3 on the man advantage.

 

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Current NAHL South Division Standings

Team GP W L OTL SOL PTS
1 x – Shreveport Mudbugs 45 33 7 3 2 71
2 Lone Star Brahmas 43 24 11 5 3 56
3 Odessa Jackalopes 45 25 15 3 2 55
4 Corpus Christi IceRays 46 21 17 3 5 50
5 Amarillo Bulls 45 16 21 5 3 40
6 Topeka RoadRunners 45 14 27 2 2 32

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