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Lone Star Brahmas Handed First Loss Of Season

Lone Star Brahmas

 

The Lone Star Brahmas made the trip to the Texas Panhandle Friday night to face the South Division Defending Champion Amarillo Bulls and suffered their first loss of the season.

The home team jumped out to a quick two goal lead with Matt Allen and Niclas Puikkonen scoring at 5:32 and 8:17 of the first. Puikkonen and Jack Mesic had the assists on the Allen goal with Allen and Gagik Malakyan logging the helpers on Puikkonen’s tally.

Skylar Gutierrez would cut the lead in half at the 9:30 mark from Noah Roofe and Patriks Ozolos. Just 52 second later Joey Baez knotted the score at 2-2 with an assist from Thomas Daskas.

However, the tie would be short lived as Jordan Venegoni pushed Amarillo back to the lead with assists from Devan Tongue and Jonathan Young at 14:13. The goal would chase Ludvig Persson from net after surrendering three goals on 13 shots faced. Cayden Bailey came on in relief of Persson and shut down the Bull’s attack the rest of the frame.

The second period saw the Brahmas pull even once again as Michal Stinil found the back of the net from Matt Guerra for the only goal of the frame.

Amarillo would use three goals over the final six and a half minutes of the third to put the game away. Allen scored his second of the contest at 13:34 with Puikkonen once again registering the primary assist and Nick Trela picking up the secondary. David Hill followed with a goal 1:13 later with Noah Carlin and Peter Morgan assisting. An empty netter from Trela and Tongue closed out the scoring at 19:17.

Charlie Glockner got the start in net for Amarillo but was gone after the first period allowing two goals on seven shots faced. He was replaced by Max Gutjahr who picked up the win stopping 18 of 19 shots faced.

The Bulls held a decided shots on goal advantage at 44-26 and both teams were 0-1 on the power play. The same two teams will meet again Saturday night before the Lone Star Brahmas head to Albuquerque to face the New Mexico Ice Wolves on Sunday.

Boxscore

 

Elsewhere Around the NAHL South

Shreveport at Topeka

It took over 52 minutes before the Pilots’ Shawn Kennedy scored the first goal of the game. Luc Salem added an empty net goal at 18:31 to seal the deal as Jakub Dobes stopped all 29 shots faced for the shutout win.

Odessa at Corpus Christi

The Jackalopes took an early lead, but Shane Bull, Erik Bargholtz and Ryan Coughlin scored to give the Ice Rays a 3-1 lead going into the first intermission. Evan Carroll made it 4-1 with Odessa answering later in the second. Tod Philibert scored the only goal of the third. Jeremy Forman picked up the win on 32 saves.

 

Current NAHL South Standings

GP

W L OTL SOL

PTS

Topeka Pilots

13

9 3 1 0

19

Corpus Christi IceRays

13

8 2 1 2

19

Lone Star Brahmas

9

8 1 0 0

16

Shreveport Mudbugs

11

6 5 0 0

12

Amarillo Bulls

9

5 3 0 1

11

Odessa Jackalopes

9

3 4 1 1

8

New Mexico Ice Wolves

10

0 9 0 1

1

 

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