Huge game by Sheptytsky boosts Texas over Sugar Land, 8-2

Mykyta Sheptytsky was all over the ice for the Texas Jr. Brahmas, as he tallied one goal and four assists in Texas\’ 8-2 win over the Sugar Land Imperials.

Sheptytsky scored on the power play 7:25 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Texas. The Jr. Brahmas had gained a power play chance when Kenny Garrett was whistled for interference. Nick Nitta provided the assist. Sheptytsky dished an assist on Ryan Dunner\’s goal that made the score 4-1 Texas at 16:06 into the second period. He then added assists on Kurt Thiele\’s goal at 14:30 into the third, on Devin Pierce\’s goal at 15:48 into the third, and on Pierce\’s goal at 16:53 into the third.

Sugar Land 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 managed to stay out of the box better than usual, registering one minor for two minutes in penalty time. Texas finished below its season average of 11.0 penalty minutes per game. The Jr. Brahmas\’ offense rang up 43 shots on the Imperials\’ net. Texas\’ goal total was higher than its season average. The Jr. Brahmas average 3.7 goals per game.

Texas additionally got points from Pierce, who also had two goals and one assist and Sam Gagnon, who also tallied two goals and one assist. In addition, Texas received assists from Brock Brown, who had two, Nick Ford, who had three, and Zach McPherson and Dixon Whitehead, who contributed one each.

Sugar Land was helped by Aksel Campbell, who grabbed one goal. Campbell scored 16:23 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Texas. Frazer Ellis assisted on the tally. Matthew Winkle also scored for Sugar Land. Other players who recorded assists for Sugar Land were Ryan James and Matthew Jung, who each chipped in one.

Tristan Canter made 20 saves for Texas on 22 shots. Dakota Smith rejected 35 shots on goal for the Imperials. Sugar Land totaled 43 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major and went 0-for-2 on the power play. Team\’s Winkle and Garrett were slapped with misconducts and ejected from the game.