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Brahmas Pick Up 4-2 Road Win Over Bulls

Brahmas Photo courtesy of Candice Bryan: Luke Johnson had 1G-2A to lead the Brahmas' offense in a 4-2 win over the Amarillo Bulls at the Budweiser Bullpen in the Amarillo Civic Center Saturday.


After coming up on the short side of a 2-1 decision in the continuation of Friday night’s contest, the Brahmas got out to a quick start in the nightcap.

Andrew DeCarlo staked the Brahmas to a lead just 1:23 into the contest with assists to Luke Johnson and Nicholas Niemo. The same line would strike again late in the frame after a Mitchell Digby shot went over the cross bar. This time it was DeCarlo and Niemo assisting on a goal by Johnson just off the near post. Time of the goal was 17:58 of the first.

At 11:21 of the second after Rico DiMatteo stoned Harrison Scott on a two on one break, Johnson and Digby were off to the races. Johnson carried down the left wing with Digby to his right. Johnson drew the defense to him then saucered it over to Digby for the redirect five hole on Cal Sandquist. Just over one minute later Digby got the offense going again skating the puck up ice getting past the defense by passing the puck off the boards to himself. He carried it deep before centering it to Logan Tobias who bumped it out to Ryan Sorkin between the hashmarks for a wrister into the twine. The goal chased Sandquist from net in favor of Max Gutjahr.

With just 30 seconds left in the second, Chris Carroll tried to wrap it around the right post. DiMatteo made the save but it slid out to Sean Vlasich in the high slot for a quick putback with DiMatteo screened by his defenseman Joey Trazzera.

The Bulls cut into the lead at 5:16 of the third off a scramble in front. DiMatteo made three saves but the puck jumped out to Carter Rapalje in the slot for a shot through traffic and across the line. Nick Stapleton was credited with an assist on the play.

Amarillo pulled their netminder for the extra attacker with about 90 seconds left to play. The Bulls had some pressure late with DiMatteo making a couple of big point blank saves as time expired.

Amarillo held the edge in shots on goal at 28-20 and both teams were 0-4 on the power play.


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