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Lone Star Brahmas Put End To Short Skid

Lone Star Brahmas - Michal Stinil Photo courtesy of David Dudich: Michal Stinil scored his fourth goal and fifth point against the Ice Wolves in three games played as the Lone Star Brahmas picked up a 3-1 road win.


The Lone Star Brahmas made their first visit to the Land of Enchantment to face the New Mexico Ice Wolves after suffering a two game sweep in Amarillo. Lone Star was looking to get back on track against a team they had out scored 12-0 just a week before.

The Ice Wolves had the first real scoring chance just 2:33 in, but Ludvig Persson flashed out the left pad to stone Joe Paradise point blank on a drive-by  through the crease. On ensuing faceoff Brendan Westbrook punched one off the near halfwall to Thomas Daskas who carried it into the zone then pushed it across ice to Joey Baez trailing on the right wing for a laser behind Josh Graziano at the 2:50 mark. The Lone Star Brahmas pushed the lead to 2-0 when Noah Roofe picked the pocket of Sean Henry deep in the far corner then gave it to Skylar Gutierrez in the far circle. Gutierrez sent it to Cole Beilke at the point, he took a couple strides then rifled in through traffic for his first of the season at 14:09.

Michael McCosh handed the Brahmas the first power play of the night just 42 seconds into the second and it took them only 33 seconds to convert. Matt Guerra went circle to circle for CJ Walker who found Michal Stinil on the backdoor for a one timer into the top corner of the open net. Later in the frame Westbrook nearly had his first of the season. After Sacha Guillemain punched a loose puck into the zone Westbrook chased it down and lifted a backhander on net. Replay appeared to show the puck go over the left shoulder of Graziano into the top left corner of the net and back out to the far side. With the goal light on the Brahmas celebrated in the corner. However, with all the men wearing stipes still back at the blueline the goal was waived off leaving Lone Star to chase back as New Mexico went the other way. The Ice Wolves play by play announcer said “I think that was a complete snipe into the top left corner”.

New Mexico scored the only goal of the third when the Brahmas turned it over in the defensive zone leaving Alex Dominique all alone with clear ice between himself and Persson. Dominique carried it in then sent a seeing eye shot between Persson’s right arm and the body at 15:03.

Shots on goal were 34-30 in favor of the Lone Star Brahmas they were also 1-2 on the power play while denying the Ice Wolves on their only opportunity.



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Current NAHL South Standings

Topeka Pilots 14 9 4 1 0 19
Corpus Christi IceRays 14 8 3 1 2 19
Lone Star Brahmas 11 9 2 0 0 18
Shreveport Mudbugs 12 7 5 0 0 14
Amarillo Bulls 10 6 3 0 1 13
Odessa Jackalopes 10 4 4 1 1 10
New Mexico Ice Wolves 11 0 10 0 1 1

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