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Brahmas Push Point Streak To Six With 2-1 Win

Photo courtesy of Rebekah Bing Photography: Andrew DeCarlo opened the scoring for the Lone Star Brahmas in there 2-1 win over the Corpus Christi Icerays.

 

The Lone Star Brahmas took the ice Saturday against the Corpus Christi Icerays riding a five game point streak. That streak had helped the Brahmas climb from last in the NAHL South to third in the division three points behind the second place Topeka Pilots.

The best scoring chance of the opening 20 minutes came at about the 15 minute mark when Michal Stinil got behind the defense and tried to go five hole on Sam Best, but the Icerays netminder was able to slam the door.

With just over two minutes gone in the second Thomas Daskas had Best beat glove side, but rang it off the iron. Lone Star finally broke through on an odd man rush when Frank Trazzera sent Josh Martin and Andrew DeCarlo rushing up the ice. Martin carried it to the high slot before saucering it across to DeCarlo and he sent a shot off Best’s blocker into the twine at 4:39. The Brahmas made it a two goal lead with 8:23 left in the second. Daskas skated the puck into the zone on the far side where he dropped it for Blake Evennou then continued to the near side hash mark for the return pass. Despite having Ben Ginsberg draped all over him, Daskas managed to punch it past the left skate.

Corpus Christi cut the lead in half on the power play at 15:32. Kyle Moore found Nicholas Seitz in the far circle for a wrister through traffic and behind Seth Eisele. Blake Bennett thought he had scored a second power play goal for the Icerays, but officials ruled that the goal came after the horn had sounded to end the period.

The third period was another scoreless 20 minutes of hockey even though the Icerays had the extra attacker for the final 1:39 of the game.

For the second night in a row the Icerays held the shots on goal advantage 31-22. They were the only ones to convert on the power play going 1-6 while Lone Star was 0-2. With the win the Brahmas pushed their point streak to six games and pulled to within one point of second place Topeka.

 

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Elsewhere Around the NAHL South

Topeka at Springfield

The Pilots were spanked by the Jr Blues by a score of 6-0. Emil Gransoe allowed four goals in 40 minutes of play on 27 shots faced. Sam Metcalf replaced him to start the third, but fared no better allowing two goals on eight shots faced.

 

Odessa at Shreveport

Shreveport got on the board first, but James Crossman, John Sarafin and Carl Skarstrom followed with goals for Odessa to take the lead. The Mudbugs would score again to make it 3-2 going into the break. Shreveport tied it up with the only goal in the second and the teams would trade goals in the third with Jared Christy scoring for Odessa. Kyle Herbster would score the game winner in the third round of the shootout. Alex Camarre picked up the win making 39 saves on the night.

 

Current NAHL South Division Standings

Team GP W L OTL SOL PTS
Amarillo Bulls 19 13 3 1 2 29
Topeka Pilots 22 11 9 1 1 24
Lone Star Brahmas 20 10 7 2 1 23
Shreveport Mudbugs 20 9 8 0 3 21
Corpus Christi IceRays 19 8 10 1 0 17
Odessa Jackalopes 18 8 9 0 1 17

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