Skworchinski wrapped up the game with another goal on a one-timer at the 13:04 mark. Jordan Cameron assisted.
Joe Palmer made 27 saves on 27 shots, earning the shut out win. His record goes to 10-4-4-3. Chris Whitley made 19 saves on 22 shots and takes the loss. His record goes to 16-6-2-1.
The Brahmas went 0 for 4 on the power play. Allen went 0 for 9. The Brahmas were assessed 25 minutes on 10 infractions; the Americans received 31 minutes on seven infractions.
The 3rd Star of the game went to Mark Kolanos who had a goal. The 2nd Star was awarded to Tyler Skworchinski who had two goals and the 1st Star went to Joe Palmer for his outstanding performance in net.
You can view the box score here
- Easily the best overall performance by the Brahmas this season. I spoke with Dan Wildfong after the game and it was the most satisfied I've seen him after a win.
- Grant Jacobsen appeared to get speared by a frustrated Chris Whitley late in the game. Of course, Tudor didn't see that one, but all in all, I think Floru went easy on the Brahmas for once.
- Jordan Cameron has an overwhelming lead over his teammates with 39 points (10 G, 29 A, +6).
- Tyler Skworchinski leads all CHL defensemen with 14 goals and three short-handed goals. He is also tied for first place with three game-winning goals.
- Joe Palmer moves into second place among all CHL goalies with a .924 save percentage. He is in third place with a 2.34 GAA. He leads all rookies and is second amongst all CHL players with 32 Star Points.
- For a guy who hasn't played in a while, defenseman Tim Laurila looked pretty good out there. Fonger seemed pleased with his performance as well. Way to go T-bone!
The Brahmas held their sweater auction after the game and then boarded the bus for the trip up to Amarillo where they take on the Gorillas tonight at 7:05pm. The game will be broadcast on CHL-TV for the three people who won't be watching the Cowboys-Eagles game.
Photo Credit: Robert Keith