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Brahmas-Shreveport For Monday Matinee

Photo courtesy of Rebekah Bing Photography: Recently named Captain Frank Trazzera and the Lone Star Brahmas will take on the Shreveport Mudbugs Monday at NYTEX Sports Centre with a 2:00PM puck drop. Operation Kindness will also be on hand with several pets up for adoption.

 

The Lone Star Brahmas have won their last six in a row and moved into second place in the NAHL South. They will put their streak on the line against the Shreveport Mudbugs Monday. The teams have played six times so far this season with Shreveport holding a one point advantage with a 3-1-0-2 record compared to the Brahmas 3-2-0-1.

11/09   Mudbugs 0 at Brahmas 2

11/10   Mudbugs 2 at Brahmas 3 SO

11/21   Mudbugs 2 at Brahmas 1 SO

12/14   Brahmas 1 at Mudbugs 3

12/15   Brahmas 5 at Mudbugs 4

12/16   Brahmas 1 at Mudbugs 3

This past weekend saw the Brahmas complete their third straight sweep taking two from the Corpus Christi Icerays. On Friday night Lone Star fell behind early in the first, but Joey Baez (7G-4A) pulled the Brahmas even less than four minutes later. From there it was all Lone Star. Josh Martin (2G-4A) and Noah Roofe (4G-8A) lit the lamp in the second for Lone Star. In the final wo minutes of play it was Clayton Lackey (3G-2A) and Jake Suede (2G-8A) providing the offense in front of a 28 save performance by Seth Eisele (7W-3L-0OTL-0SOL) for the win. Saturday saw Baez open the scoring in the first, but Corpus Christi found the back of the net late in the frame. Frank Trazzera (7G-9A) and Baez with his second of the game pushing the lead to 3-1. The Icerays pulled their goaltender for the extra attacker down the stretch and combined with a Lone Star penalty Eisele was under barrage late making the lead stand until 19 seconds left when Corpus Christi scored a meaningless goal. Eisele faced 40 shots on the night allowing just two goals.

The Mudbugs were in the Texas Panhandle to face the division leading Amarillo Bulls. Shreveport had their way against the Bulls in game one with former Brahma Anton Rubtsov (5G-9A) Timothy Clifton (3G-6A) and Ethan Harrison (14G-11A) doing the damage in the first. Warren Natyshak (4G-6A) and Harrison added tallies in the second with Jacob Skolnik (2G-8A) adding one in the third. Leo Chuard (12W-9L-0OTL-3SOL) stopped all 43 shots he faced for the shutout win. Game two was a different story. The Bulls held a two goal lead until the 16:36 mark of the second before C.J. Regula (7G-11A) got the Mudbugs on the board. Amarillo got the goal back just 19 seconds into the third then a scramble in front of the Shreveport net prompted Chuard to drop the blocker and start throwing punches drawing fighting major, instigator minor and an instigator game misconduct. Maiszon Balboa (5W-5L-1OTL-0SOL) in net and immediately gave up three goals in 1:34 including two power play goals as a result of Chuard’s penalties. Clifton scored one late for Shreveport. Chuard faced 40 shots before hitting the early shower while Maiszon saw five in mop up action.

 

Last Five Games

W

L OTL SOL

Pts

Brahmas

5

0 0 0

10

Mudbugs

2

3 0 0

4

 

Special Teams

The Brahmas power play comes in ranked 8th overall in the NAHL. They have managed 30 goals in 139 opportunities for an even 21.6%. At home they move up to 22.5% on 16 goals in 71 opportunities which has them at 8th. Lone Star has scored four power play goals on 20 man advantages in their last five games or 20.0%. The Mudbugs will counter with the 17th ranked penalty kill at 77.5%. Shreveport has allowed 38 goals on 169 kills. When on the road Shreveport moves up to 10th at 82.8%. They have allowed 17 goals on 99 opponent power plays. Over their last five game they have killed 20 of 23 opponent power plays or 87.0%.

On the penalty kill 7th in the league at 83.7% killing 128 of 153 power plays. The home unit moves up to 4th in the NAHL allowing just 13 goals on 88 kills and 85.2%. They have been even better over their last five, allowing three goals on 27 kills or 88.9%. They will be up against the 21st ranked power play at just 15.2%. The Mudbugs have notched 23 goals on 151 opportunities. The road unit is also 21st in the league with just 12 goals on 92 attempts or 13.0%. In their last five they are just two for 20 or 10.0%.

In their six head to head games this season the Brahmas are five for 26 on the power play while Shreveport is five for 24.

 

Goaltending Comparison Last 5 Games

W L OTL SOL SO GA GAA SV SV%
Brahmas 5 0 0 0 1 7 1.38 149 0.955
Mudbugs 2 3 0 0 2 13 2.57 184 0.934

 

Who is Hot (Last 5 Games)

Brahmas G A Pts
Matt Guerra 1 4 5
Joey Baez 3 1 4
Frank Trazzera 2 2 4
Scott Persson 0 4 4
Three Tied at 2 1 3
 
Mudbugs G A Pts
Timothy Clifton 2 3 5
C.J. Regula 1 2 3
Jacob Skolnik 1 2 3
Connor Witherspoon 1 2 3
Two Tied at 2 0 2
 

 

Inside the Game

  • Lone Star is currently second in the NAHL South and tied for 9th in the league while Shreveport is 4th in the division and 13th in the league.
  • In their head-to-head play four players have scored five points in six game. Blake Evennou (7G-15A) has five points on 1G-4A, while Gueorgui Feduolov (6G-20A) with 4G-1A, Jay Feiwell (9G-17A) with 1G-4A and Ethan Harrison 1G-4A.
  • Matt Guerra (9G-20A) leads Lone Star in scoring and C.J. McGee (8G-20A) is leading Shreveport.
  • Blake Evennou with seven power play goals is tied for 8th in the league.
  • Matt Guerra is tied for 10th in power play assists with 10. Gueorgui Feduolov is tied for 19th with nine.
  • Jay Feiwell with 101 penalty minutes is 13th in the NAHL. Frank Trazzera leads Lone Star with 92 minutes and is tied for 17th.
  • J. McGee is tied for 5th in defenseman scoring with 28 points. Blake Evennou is 11th with 22 points.
  • Leo Chuard comes in with a 2.45 GAA which is good for 13th in the league. However, due to his instigator game misconduct in Amarillo he is likely to be suspended for the game at NYTEX Sports Centre. Seth Eisele has a 2.00 GAA and Maiszon Balboa has a 3.14 GAA. Neither Balboa nor Eisele have played the required 720 minutes to qualify among league leaders.
  • Leo Chuard is 5th in save percentage with a 0.932 SV%. Seth Eisele comes in with a 0.934 SV% and Maiszon Balboa has a 0.904 SV%.
  • Shreveport is the most penalized team in the league with a 24.53 minutes per game average while Lone Star is 11th with a 17.89 minute average. The Mudbugs has been whistled for 221 minor penalties compared to 180 for the Brahmas.
  • The Brahmas are 11-5-0-3 at home while the Mudbugs are 9-10-2-2 on the road.

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