Texas had a five-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 9-1 win over Euless.
Texas\’ penalty kill excelled, as Texas gave up zero goals despite allowing eight power plays.
Texas forced Euless\’ goaltenders to work between the pipes, ripping 40 shots and forcing 31 saves. Joshua Beatty made 21 stops and Everett Yasinski made 10. Texas stifled Euless\’ power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Texas bested its season scoring average. Texas averages 4.9 goals per game. Texas was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 26 penalty minutes.
Texas was led by Sam Gagnon, who had two goals and two assists. Gagnon scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 14:55 into the first period to make the score 3-1 Texas. Texas had taken the advantage when Euless\’ Quincy Childress got sent off for roughing. Bryan Whelan picked up the assist. Gagnon\’s next tally on the power play made the score 4-1 Texas with 8:50 left in the second period. Hunter Frado assisted on the tally. Texas also got points from Victor Ekk, who also racked up one goal and two assists, Whelan, who also registered two goals and one assist, and Kyle Galloway, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Texas included Jacob Elrod, Trey Greene, and Ryan Dunner, who scored one goal each. In addition, Texas received assists from Sean McAndrews, who had two and Brandon Baker, Niklas McCallum, and Zack Andersen, who each chipped in one.
Euless could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 24 minutes in penalties during the game.
Euless was led by Triston Wilson, who scored the team\’s only goal. Wilson scored 1:16 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Euless. Benjamin Kraus picked up the assist.
Tyler Myers rejected 14 shots on goal for Texas. Texas registered three goals on seven power play opportunities.