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Brahmas Tripped Up On Home Ice

Brahmas Photo courtesy of Candice Bryan: Quinn Emerson set up the Brahmas only goal of the night with a big faceoff win early in the third. However, Wichita Falls would come back with two goals of their own later in the period for the 2-1 win.

 

After being unable to complete the home and home last weekend as scheduled the Brahmas and Warriors met at NYTEX Sports Centre Friday night. The defense and goaltending was on top of their respective games with the contest remaining scoreless through over 43 minutes of action.

With 17 minutes gone in the first Adisen Brueck put one on net from below the goal line. The near post of the net had come off it’s moorings so the puck snuck between the post and Graham Burke. From the angle the only way the puck could enter the net is the position of the post and the goal was waived off.

Moments later the Warriors came back down on a rush as Drew Vieten tried to play the puck deep in the zone, Malcolm Palmer delivered a huge check to bury Vieten and free the puck.

At 19:53 Cole Bielke was hit with a holding minor in the far corner putting Wichita Falls on the power play to open the second.

The second period saw a lot of end to end hockey, but once again no scoring.

Early in the third Hunter Jones set up Jackson Salt at the near hashmarks for a rocket on net. Burke got across to the near post to absorb the shot in the chest pad and keep it a scoreless tie.

At the 3:03 mark the teams lined up for a faceoff to Ryan Ullan’s left. Quinn Emerson pushed it forward off of Ullan. Malte Hasselgren beat Vincent Corcoran to the rebound and blasted it past the right skate for the 1-0 lead.

Wichita Falls got it back even at 12:12 with Corcoran carried it across the blueline and dropped it for Jones. He skated to the top of the near circle and sent what looked to be a harmless wrister on net the got past the glove of Burke for a goal that the Brahmas’ netminder would surely love to have back. Just over 100 seconds later a turn over in deep in the Brahmas zone led to the Warriors taking their first lead of the contest. Dawson Klein pushed it back up top to Drake Usher for a shot from the blueline that Burke kicked aside. Unfortunately, it found the tape of Cade Lemmer who turned it around sending it into the back of the open net.

The Brahmas had several chances in the closing minutes of the frame but could not get the equalizer past Ullan falling 2-1.

Lone Star held a slim one shot lead in shots on goal at 32-31. Both teams were scoreless with the man advantage. The Brahmas going 0-2 and the Warriors 0-4.

Boxscore

 

Elsewhere Around the NAHL South

Amarillo at Shreveport

The Mudbugs walked away with a 5-1 win to increase their lead in the NAHL South division over Lone Star. Matt Weber and Braiden Dorfman had goals in the first. Joe Mack and Connor Gatto scored within 22 seconds in the middle frame then Lukas Sedlacek added one in the third. Arseni Sergeyev stopped 24 to pick up the win.

 

Current NAHL South Standings

Team

GP

W L OTL SOL

PTS

Shreveport Mudbugs

30

20 6 2 2

44

Lone Star Brahmas

31

20 10 1 0

41

Amarillo Bulls

27

16 7 2 2

36

Wichita Falls Warriors

25

13 8 1 3

30

Odessa Jackalopes

28

8 16 2 2

20

New Mexico Ice Wolves

27

7 18 1 1

16

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