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Brahmas – Warrior To Play Home And Home

Brahmas Photo courtesy of Candice Bryan: Isiah Thomas and the Lone Star Brahmas will play a home and home series against the Wichita Falls Warriors this weekend.

 

The Brahmas and Warriors will play a home and home series this weekend with Friday at NYTEX and Saturday at Kay Yeager.

The teams have played three times so far this season with the Brahmas holding a 2-1-0-0 edge in the season series.

11/20   Brahmas 2 at Warriors 1

11/21   Brahmas 2 at Warriors 5

11/25   Warriors 1 at Brahmas 4

Both squads are coming off the Christmas break, but Wichita Falls will come in off a game against the Amarillo Bulls on Thursday afternoon at the Amarillo Civic Center.

Amarillo jumped out to an early lead but Ryan Robinson (3G-5A) and Adisen Brueck (5G-4A) put the Warriors on top before the end of the first. Jackson Salt (3G-2A) added to the lead at 16:13 of the second before the Bulls scored late. Amarillo scored twice within a 69 second stretch in the third to retake the lead. Brennen Couet (1G-2A) knotted it up with five minutes to go to force overtime. Robinson would give Wichita Falls the extra point with an overtime power play winner. Owen Bartoszkiewicz (4W-2L-1OTL-1SOL) was in net picking up the win on 29 saves.

 

Last 5 Games

W

L OTL SOL

Pts

Brahmas

3

1 1 0

7

Warriors

3

1 1 0

7

 

 

Special Teams

The Lone Star Brahmas currently have the 3rd ranked power play in the NAHL at 25.4% on 16 goals in 63 opportunities. Over their last five the Brahmas have managed only three goals on 17 opportunities or 17.7%. They will be facing a Warriors penalty kill that is setting 18th overall at 76.3%. The Warriors have allowed nine goals on 38 kills. Wichita Falls has been slightly better of their last five contests up to 81.0% with 17 kills on 21 opponent power plays.

Lone Star’s penalty kill unit comes in near the bottom of the league which is unfamiliar territory for a Dan Wildfong coached team. The Brahmas are 17th in the NAHL at 77.3% after killing off 51 of 66 times shorthanded. The last five games have pushed the overall numbers lower with the Brahmas allowing six goals on 19 kills or 68.4%. Wichita Falls will counter with the 11th ranked power play scoring seven goals on 38 opportunities or 18.4%. They are four for 18 in their last five at 22.2%.

In their three head-to-head matchups this season the Brahmas are one for 12 on the power play while allowing one goal on nine penalty kills.

 

Goaltending Comparison Last 5 Games

W

L OTL SOL SO GA GAA SV

SV%

Brahmas

3

1 1 0 0 9 1.77 119

0.930

Warriors

3 1 1 0 0 14 2.74 145

0.912

 

Who is Hot (Last 5 Games)

Brahmas

G

A

Pts

Andrew DeCarlo

2

3

5

Mitchell Digby

1

3

4

Luke Johnson

2

1

3

Joey Baez

1

2

3

Cole Bielke

1

2

3

Warriors

G

A

Pts

Adisen Brueck

3

1

4

Ryan Robinson

2

2

4

Thomas Weis

2

2

4

William Lawson-Body

1

3

4

Two tied at

2

1

3

 

Inside the Game

  • Andrew DeCarlo (8G-17A) is tied for the league lead in scoring while Nicholas Niemo (9G-15A) is 3rd and Joey Baez (7G-9A) is tied for 11th.
  • Nicholas Niemo is tied for 3rd in goals scored with Andrew DeCarlo tied for 6th and Joey Baez is tied for 10th.
  • Andrew DeCarlo is 2nd in assists Nicholas Niemo is 3rd.
  • Joey Baez is tied for the league lead in power play goals with four.
  • Luke Johnson (6G-4A) has four game winning goals tied for the NAHL lead.
  • The Brahmas have been getting a lot of offense from their blueliners. Mitchell Digby (3G-6A), Alex Murray (2G-7A) and Malcolm Palmer (1g-8a) are tied for 6th in defenseman scoring.
  • Rico DiMatteo (4W-1L-1OTL-0SOL) is currently third in the league in goals against average with a 1.68GAA. Graham Burke (10W-3L-0OTL-0SOL) is 8th with a 2.36GAA, Owen Bartoszkiewicz has a 3.07GAA good for 17th and Ryan Ullan (1W-2L-0OTL-1SOL) is 21st with a 3.14GAA.
  • Rico DiMatteo is 5th in save percentage with a 0.930SV%, Graham Burke is 13th with a 0.915SV%, Owen Bartoszkiewicz is tied for 19th with a 0.906SV% and Ryan Ullan is 24th with a 0.892SV%.
  • Lone Star is averaging 3.0 goals scored per game good for 10th in the league and allow an average of 2.32 goals per game which is 3rd in the NAHL. Wichita Falls is 16th offensively averaging 2.73 goals per game and allow 3.09 goals per game tied for 11th.
  • In 19 games played the Brahmas have scored the first goal of the game only 8 times.
  • The Brahmas have the 6th highest penalty minute average with 17.58 minutes per game. The Warriors are 15th with a 14.09 minute per game average.

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