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Brahmas Pick Up Road Sweep Of Jackalopes

Photo courtesy of Rebekah Bing Photography: Andrew DeCarlo scored the only goal of the contest near the midpoint of the third period as the Lone Star Brahmas downed the Odessa Jackalopes 1-0 to complete the weekend sweep on the road.

 

The Lone Star Brahmas looked to ride the momentum from the Friday come from behind win into the series finale against the Odessa Jackalopes. After going into the second period down 2-0 in game one, Lone Star scored four unanswered to pick up a big two points in the standings.

Saturday was a defensive battle from the get go with the two teams skating nearly 50 minutes before anyone could light the lamp. The Brahmas had the puck in the attacking zone when it moved to the near point for Blake Evennou to hammer one on net through traffic. Kade Phipps made the initial save then robbed Thomas Daskas point blank. Andrew DeCarlo found the puck just off the near post and as he was being hauled down to the ice by the defense managed to lift it over the prone Jackalopes netminder. Time of the goal 9:27 and put the Brahmas in the driver’s seat.

In the closing moments of the contest Odessa pulled Phipps for the extra attacker maintaining offensive pressure. Clayton Lackey sold out defensively giving up the body blocking three shots the last coming just before the horn sounded.

Harrison Feeney was rock solid all night in net turning aside all 30 shots he faced on the night. He picked up his second win in as many nights and picked up his fourth shutout on the season moving into a tie for the league lead.

The Brahmas outshot the Jackalopes 33-30 and both teams were 0-3 on the power play.

Boxscore

 

Elsewhere Around the NAHL South Division

Corpus Christi at Shreveport

The Mudbugs got a bit of revenge for a loss to the visiting Icerays on Friday night. Much like the Lone Star game the contest went nearly 50 minutes before the first score when Gueorgui Feduolov scored at 9:51 of the third for the only goal of the game. Leo Chuard stopped all 30 shots he faced for the shutout win. The win by the Mudbugs snapped a nine game winning streak by the Icerays.

 

Current NAHL South Division Standings

Team

GP W L OTL SOL

PTS

Amarillo Bulls

27

20 3 2 2

44

Corpus Christi IceRays

31

18 12 1 0

37

Shreveport Mudbugs

34

16 13 1 4

37

Topeka Pilots

32

15 13 2 2

34

Lone Star Brahmas

34

14 14 2 4

34

Odessa Jackalopes

32

12 19 0 1

25

 

 

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