Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Brahmas defeat Allen Americans in Shootout

Ross Rouleau nets game-winner in 2-1 Thriller

The Texas Brahmas beat the Allen Americans for the fourth time in a row on Tuesday night at the Allen Event Center, erasing an early deficit to come back with a 2-1 shootout win.

The Americans outshot the Brahmas 12-3 in the first frame and got on the board first when Joshua Hepditch beat Mark Guggenberger with a wrap-around goal to give the Americans a 1-0 lead. Jim McKenzie and Jarret Lukin drew the assists.

The Brahmas changed the momentum in the middle frame, holding Allen to only six shots and tying the score when Phil Fox caused a turnover behind the Allen net and found Brendon Hodge on the doorstep to tie the game at 1-1. Hodge slid one inside the post, beating Rejean Beauchemin for his 11th of the year.

After a scoreless third period and overtime, the Brahmas and Americans headed to a shootout. In the shootout, Mark Guggenberger saved four of five attempts, while Phil Fox and Ross Rouleau converted to lift the Brahmas to a 2-1 victory.

Guggenberger stopped 26 of 27 shots faced to pick up his 16th win of the season. His record goes to 16-4-3-3 with a 1.84 GAA and a .930 Save Percentage - still best in the league.

The Brahmas were assessed 2 minutes on 1 infraction and went 0 for 1 on the power play.

Referee: Boone Bruggman
Linesman 1: Bill McGoldrick
Linesman 2: Cory Piche

1st Star: Ross Rouleau (1 G)
2nd Star: Joshua Hepditch (ALN) (1 G)
3rd Star: Rejean Beauchemin (ALN)

You can view Pointstreak's Box Score here and their GameLive broadcast here.

The Brahmas are back in action on Friday, February 24th when they travel to Tulsa to take on the Oilers at the BOK Center. The Brahmas will then host the Oilers at the NYTEX Sports Centre on Saturday, February 25 at 7:45pm and Sunday, February 26 at 5:30pm.

Photo Credit: Robert Keith

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