Laredo Solves Avramenko again and wins 1-0
61:43. 'Nuff said.
It took the Bucks just 1:43 to score on Avramenko - their first shot in the game. Rusty Masters had the short-handed, unassisted strike following a Hooking call on Matt R. Pierce 23 seconds into the contest. Dan Wildfong pulled Avramenko immediately and sent in Mark Guggenberger, who proceeded to stop the next four shots before the first intermission. Word is that Avramenko received some coaching advice from Fonger - 'nuff said, part 2.
The Brahmas had the narrow 6-5 shot advantage in the first 20 minutes.
Things got Chippy in the middle frame but there was no scoring. New Brahmas forward Tyler Barr dropped the gloves with Justin Styffe and both received the customary Fighting Majors at the 7:03 mark. Erik Spady was called for Cross Checking at the 9:58 mark. Barr and Styffe received matching Roughing calls at the 17:05 mark and Adam Hogg was written up for Interference at the 19:43 mark. Phew!
Guggenberger and Jung remained perfect, stopping 12 and seven shots, repectively during the period.
Let's just say more of the same in the third period, physical play, no scoring, goaltenders perfect. The Bucks took the win, shutting out the Brahmas for the second consecutive night.
Adam Avramenko faced one shot and, well, let's just say he earned the loss. Mark Guggenberger stopped all 24 shots faced in relief. Torrie Jung stopped all 27 shots faced and earned the win.
The Brahmas went 0 for 2 on the power play; the Bucks went 0 for 7. Texas was assessed 21 minutes on nine infractions; Laredo received 11 minutes on four infractions.
Referee: Mark-Andre Lavoie
Linesman 1: James Sanders
Linesman 2: John Grandt
1st Star: Torrie Jung (LAR)
2nd Star: Rusty Masters (LAR)
3rd Star: Adam Rivet (LAR)
You can view the box score here and the GameLive broadcast here.
The Brahmas are in Hidalgo, Texas to play the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees tonight with the opening face off set for 7:30 pm CST.
Photo Credit: Robert Keith