Behind a great game by Ryan Dunner, who had two goals, Texas defeated Louisiana, 7-3.
Dunner\’s tallies came at 10:11 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Texas and 16:11 into the second to make the score 4-2 Texas.
Texas managed to stay out of the box better than usual, tallying one minor for two minutes in penalty time. Texas finished below its season average of 9.0 penalty minutes per game. Texas\’ offense rang up 46 shots on Louisiana\’s net. Texas bested its season scoring average. Texas averages 4.4 goals per game.
Texas also got points from Chase Deacon, who also registered one goal and one assist and George Hansen, who also finished with one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Oliver Hay also scored for Texas. In addition, Texas received assists from Sean McAndrews, Victor Ekk, Bryan Whelan, Dakota Davis, Bennett Weycker, and Noah Klinsky, who each chipped in one and Kyle Torgerson and Niklas McCallum, who contributed two each.
The defensemen of Louisiana were also effective in Texas\’ zone, and came away with three goals.
Louisiana was led by Tucker Alspaugh, who tallied two goals. Alspaugh scored the first of his two goals at 13:10 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Texas. Brayden Hutchinson picked up the assist. Alspaugh\’s next tally made the score 5-3 Texas with 13:38 left in the third period. Jacob Istre provided the assist. Louisiana also got a goal from Jeremy Brown as well. Other players who recorded assists for Louisiana were Davis VanGemerden, who had two and Jonathan Hebert and Timothy Zittel, who each chipped in one.
Tyler Myers took the win and made 12 saves before being replaced by Brandon Perrone who made two saves. Texas registered one goal on three power play opportunities. Louisiana\’s Alex Domas stopped 39 shots out of the 46 that he faced. Louisiana incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.