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Brahmas Lose SO Contest To Mudbugs

Photo courtesy of Rebekah Bing Photography: The Lone Star Brahmas dropped a 2-1 shootout to Leo Chuard and the Shreveport Mudbugs on Thanksgiving Eve. Despite the tough luck loss the Brahmas extended their point streak to seven games and moved into a tie for second place in the NAHL South.

 

Thanksgiving eve saw the Lone Star Brahmas and Shreveport Mudbugs take the ice at NYTEX Sports Centre. The Brahmas came into the contest on a six game point streak that had them setting just one point out of second place in the NAHL South Division.

Lone Star controlled play much of the opening 20 minutes even though the Mudbugs had the only two power plays in the frame. However, the teams went into the first intermission tied at zero.

The Brahmas’ first power play of the night came with 13:09 left in the second period and it took them only 10 seconds to make the Mudbugs pay. After winning the faceoff Blake Evennou sent it from the far point to Matt Guerra at the top of the near circle. Guerra put a diagonal pass across ice to Michal Stinil in the near circle where he hammered a onetimer past Leo Chuard.

At the 14:27 mark a turnover deep in the Brahmas’ zone left Jay Feiwell all alone in front for a point blank shot on goal which was smothered by Harrison Feeney to keep the Brahmas in front.

Lone Star rode the Stinil goal until 18:15 of the third when Andrew Jackson scored from Matthew Smoliga and CJ McGee to pull Shreveport even and force overtime.

With just 53 seconds gone in overtime Jakub Sirota hit Stinil with a homerun pass down the far side. Stinil spun around the defense then Feiwell barreled over Stinil to erase the scoring opportunity, but earning a cross checking penalty. The Brahmas had a couple of real good looks in overtime, but were unable to get the clencher setting up a shootout.

Feiwell would net the only goal of the shootout in the third round to snatch the second point. Even with the loss the Brahmas pushed their point streak to seven games and moved into a tie with Topeka for second place in the division. Lone Star has a game in hand over the Pilots.

Lone Star outshot Shreveport 25-23 on the night and had the only power play goal of the contest going 1-3 while holding the Mudbugs to 0-4.

Boxscore

 

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Corpus Christi at Odessa

After falling behind one early in the first, the Icerays ran off five of the next six goals for a commanding 5-2 win. Aleksi Peltonen got the comeback started with just 47 second left in the first. Matthew Headland and Blake Bennett scored in the second followed by another Bennett goals and Jake Stella in the third. Florian Mnich picked up the win making 33 saves.

Current NAHL South Standings

Team GP W L OTL SOL PTS
Amarillo Bulls 19 13 3 1 2 29
Lone Star Brahmas 21 10 7 2 2 24
Topeka Pilots 22 11 9 1 1 24
Shreveport Mudbugs 21 10 8 0 3 23
Corpus Christi IceRays 20 9 10 1 0 19
Odessa Jackalopes 19 8 10 0 1 17

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