Pierce leads Texas over Sugar Land, 9-3

Feb 20, 2015

Devin Pierce was all over the ice for the Texas Jr. Brahmas, as he tallied two goals and three assists in Texas\’ 9-3 win over the Sugar Land Imperials.

Pierce scored at 10:49 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Texas and again while 19:49 into the first to make the score 3-1 Texas.

The Jr. Brahmas forced Sugar Land\’s goaltenders to work all game long, firing 46 shots and forcing 37 saves. Roni Sener made 22 stops and Timothy OSullivan made 15. Texas surpassed its usual scoring output this season. The Jr. Brahmas have scored at the pace of 3.5 goals per game during the current campaign. Texas took advantage of the Imperials\’ penalties, tallying two goals off of three power play opportunities. The Jr. Brahmas\’ defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in two goals.

Texas also got points from Nick Nitta, who also racked up one goal and two assists, Ryan Dunner, who also had one goal and two assists, Nick Ford, who also registered two goals and one assist, and Sam Gagnon, who also tallied one goal and two assists. Others who scored for Texas included Jimmy Anderson and Brock Brown, who scored one goal each. More assists for Texas came via Jon Grimm, Asa Lipsie, Kurt Thiele, Anthony Koslow, and Ian Atencio, who each chipped in one.

Sugar Land\’s offense was handcuffed by Texas\’ defensive play, and the Imperials managed only 10 shots on goal during the game.

Sugar Land was helped by Ryan James, who racked up one goal. James scored 15:55 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Texas. Matthew Jung assisted on the tally. Sugar Land also had goals scored by Frazer Ellis and Alex Tilman, who each put in one. In addition, Sugar Land received assists from Matthew Winkle, who had one and Ryan Meyer and Frank Muscarella, who each chipped in two.

Joe Hacker made seven saves for the Jr. Brahmas on 10 shots. Texas incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors. The Imperials incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.