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Brahmas Drop 5-1 Decision To Bulls

 

The Lone Star Brahmas made their second tough road trip in a row to the Texas Panhandle to face the top team in the NAHL South in the Amarillo Bulls.

Amarillo was whistled for the first penalty of the contest in the first. Not long after killing off the minor penalty, the Bulls sent the puck into the Brahmas’ zone. The NAHL Defenseman of the Month, Jake Willets pulled it off the near halfwall from between three Brahmas players and skated it to the high slot before sending a rocket past Matt Sankner glove side at the 11:14 mark of the opening period. The league’s leading scorer made it 2-0 with 18 seconds left in the frame. Logan Jenuwine sent a pass to Louis Helsen at the blueline for a wrister wide of the goal. Jenuwine followed his pass into the slot for a pass from Gabriel Seger who had played it off the endboards. Jenuwine put it into the back of the net past Sankner who really had not chance for a save.

Just 27 seconds into the second a turnover at the blueline led to a 3-0 Amarillo lead. Brendan West made the steal and moved the puck down the wall where David Ojamae picked it up and headed toward the net. He made a pass through the paint to Nick Trela trailing the play for a redirect into the open net before Sankner could get back across. With 6:22 left, Jenuwine bumped the puck off the endwall and went for a wrap around the Sankner denied. Unfortunately, the puck jumped right to Alex Peterson stationed between the hash marks for a quick wrister. Seger picked up the secondary assist on the play.

Vadim Kiryakov spoiled Jason Grande’s shutout bid at 14:43 of the third. Kiryakov skated it to the top of the rightwing circle before dropping it for Nick Siffringer. Siffringer hand the puck knocked off his stick by a defender, but Kiryakov grabbed the loose puck and rifled it glove side on Grande putting Lone Star on the board.

It didn’t take long for Amarillo to come up with a response when Jenuwine picked off an Andrew DeCarlo clearing attempt then cut around Kimball Johnson in front and pushed it five hole on Sankner at 15:34.

Amarillo also won the shots on goal battle 27-19 and both teams were scoreless on the power play with the Brahmas 0-3 while the Bulls were 0-1.

Boxscore

 

Elsewhere Around the NAHL South

Odessa at Shreveport

The Brahmas got some help from the Jackalopes when they defeated Shreveport 2-1. Joseph Winkelmann and Jan Blasko provided all the offense Odessa would need in the first. Shreveport scored early in the second then Kade Phipps put the clamps on stopping 38 on the night for the win.

 

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Corpus Christi at Kenai River

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Current NAHL South Division Standings

Team

GP

W L OTL SOL

PTS

Amarillo Bulls

41

31 5 2 3

67

Shreveport Mudbugs

44

21 16 2 5

49

Lone Star Brahmas

44

21 17 2 4

48

Corpus Christi IceRays

43

21 21 1 0

43

Topeka Pilots

43

17 19 2 5

41

Odessa Jackalopes

41

16 23 1 1

34

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