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It Was A Night Of Firsts In Brahmas Win

Photo courtesy of Rebekah Bing Photography: Lone Star Brahmas' defenseman Kimball Johnson netted his first goal of the season which turned out to be the game winner against the Topeka Pilots as the Brahmas took three of a possible four points out the weekend series.


The Lone Star Brahmas and Topeka Pilots wrapped up their two game series Saturday night. Topeka took game one of the series with a 2-1 overtime win. With one point earned the Brahmas took sole possession of fourth place in the NAHL South Division one point ahead of the idle Corpus Christi Icerays.

Photo courtesy of Rebekah Bing: Seth Eisele logged his first shutout of the season in a 2-0 win over Topeka

In opposition to Friday night, the Brahmas were the first to dent the score board 14:02 into the contest on defenseman Kimball Johnson’s first of the season. Topeka netminder Sam Metcalf got a piece of it, but Johnson had enough steam on it to get through for the goal. Noah Roofe and Clayton Lackey recorded the assists on the play. The assist was Lackeys first point of the season.

The Pilots pulled Metcalf with 1:25 to go for the extra attacker in an attempt to put the equalizer past Seth Eisele. With a couple of faceoffs in the Brahmas’ defensive zone Topeka was putting pressure on in the closing moments. However, Gabe Potyk would send the puck the length of the ice to score his first of the year into the open net and ice the game away. Johnson and Jakub Sirota logged the assists on the Potyk goal at 19:20.

Eisele picked up his first shutout of the year making some big saves including one on a three on one odd man rush.

Shots on goal were 24-21 in favor of the Brahmas and both teams were 0-3 on the power play. With the Lone Star win and Shreveport shootout loss the Brahmas pulled into a tie with the Mudbugs for third place in the standings. However, Shreveport does have a game in hand.



Elsewhere Around the NAHL South Division

Shreveport at Amarillo

Amarillo got out to a two goal lead in the first before former Brahma Anton Rubtsov got Shreveport on the board. The Mudbugs would tie it up in the second then the game would go to a scoreless overtime and shootout. Logan Jenuwine scored the only goal in the shootout to hand the Bulls the win. Justin Evenson picked up the win on 30 saves.

Current NAHL South Division Standings

Amarillo Bulls 15 10 3 1 1 22
Topeka Pilots 17 10 7 0 0 20
Shreveport Mudbugs 15 8 7 0 0 16
Lone Star Brahmas 16 7 7 1 1 16
Corpus Christi IceRays 14 6 7 1 0 13
Odessa Jackalopes 13 4 8 0 1 9

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