Ford’s big game bests Dallas in 7-2 Texas win

Feb 12, 2015

The Texas Jr. Brahmas\’ Nick Ford had a big offensive game, scoring two goals and contributing one assist in his team\’s 7-2 win over the Dallas Jr. Stars.

Ford found the back of the net on the power play 10:45 into the second period to make the score 2-2 and again while on the power play 12:27 into the second to make the score 3-2 Texas.

Dallas was doomed by its poor performance on special teams, as Texas was able to score five times while on the power play.

The Jr. Brahmas forced the Jr. Stars goalie Anthony Galliart to work between the pipes, taking 48 shots. Texas surpassed its usual scoring output this season. The Jr. Brahmas average 3.3 goals per game.

Texas also got points from Kurt Thiele, who also tallied one goal and one assist and Devin Pierce, who also had one goal and one assist. Ryan Dunner also scored for Texas. In addition, Texas received assists from Anthony Koslow, who had two, Jon Grimm and Sam Gagnon, who each chipped in one, and Nick Nitta and Mykyta Sheptytsky, who contributed three each.

Dallas\’ offense was handcuffed by Texas\’ defensive play, and the Jr. Stars managed only seven shots on goal during the game. Dallas could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 38 minutes in penalties during the game.

The Jr. Stars were helped by Aaron Torres, who tallied two goals. Torres scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 12:12 into the first period to make the score 1-1. A roughing penalty on Brock Brown had put Dallas on the power play. Corey Burns picked up the assist. Torres\’ next tally on the power play made the score 2-1 Dallas with 19:29 left in the second period. The Jr. Stars earned a power play opportunity when Nitta was put in the box for interference. Burns assisted on the tally. More assists for Dallas came via Brandon Baker, who had one.

Tristan Canter made five saves for the Jr. Brahmas on seven shots. Texas incurred 22 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Dallas\’ Galliart stopped 41 shots out of the 48 that he faced. The Jr. Stars registered two goals on six power play opportunities.