Texas' charged power play beats Arizona 5-3
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (October 30)- On the eve of Halloween the Brahmas received a treat of their own in the form of a 5-3 victory over the Arizona Sundogs. Texas' special teams unit scored three power play goals Saturday to complete the two game sweep.
The opening frame was all about the Brahmas beginning when Calin Wild netted his second goal in as many nights five minutes into the game. The Brahmas power play cashed in with the man advantage when Dan Riedel posted his first goal of the season with the assist from Steven Later to put Texas up 2-0.
Karl Sellan put the ‘Dogs within one early in the second beating Kevin Beech at the 1:53 mark. A hooking call on Billy Bezeau of Arizona put Texas’ power play back on the job and an initial shot from the point by Ross Rouleau found Mick Lawrence’s blade that put the puck in the back of the net for the Brahmas 3-2 lead. Rouleau was called for a slashing call two minutes later, and as soon as he could make his way to the box it seemed, Arizona’s Tyler Butler converted on their fourth attempt with the man advantage.
Still, the Brahmas power play was on its game Saturday, and following an Arizona hooking call, Later made the ‘Dogs PK unit pay as he sent the puck top shelf over Bobby Jarosz for the Texas 4-2 lead heading into the second intermission. Arizona returned to the ice in the third ready for a comeback and put the ‘Dogs back within one with a goal from Maxime Renaud, but Alex Curran in his second professional game closed the doors when he sent the puck over Jarosz’ shoulder for the 5-3 victory.
The Brahmas went 3 for 4 on the power play and Kevin Beech stopped 33 of 36 shots for Texas’ sweep over Arizona.
Texas returns to the NYTEX Sports Centre on Saturday, November 6 for a 7:30 pm contest against the Arizona Sundogs.