The Texas Jr. Brahmas had a four-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 9-2 win over the Sugar Land Imperials.
Texas was paced by Dixon Whitehead, who racked up one goal. Whitehead scored 16:05 into the first period to make the score 3-1 Texas. Zach McPherson picked up the assist.
The Jr. Brahmas managed to stay out of the box better than usual, finishing with one minor for two minutes in penalty time. Texas wound up below its season average of 13.0 penalty minutes per game. The Jr. Brahmas kept Sugar Land\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Colton Anderson made 28 saves on 37 shots. Texas bested its season scoring average. The Jr. Brahmas average 3.0 goals per game.
Texas additionally got points from Sam Gagnon, who also registered one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Texas included Anthony Koslow, who had three, Paolo DiGenova, who had two, and Jon Grimm and Daniel Skinner, who scored one goal each. More assists for Texas came via Chase Deacon, who had one, Nick Nitta, Thomas Puetz, and Devin Pierce, who contributed two each, and Mykyta Sheptytsky and Kurt Thiele, who each chipped in three.
The Imperials were led by Matthew Winkle, who finished with one goal. Winkle scored 12:13 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Mason Smith provided the assist. Sugar Land also got a goal from Ryan Worley as well. In addition, Sugar Land received assists from Ryan Meyer, Aksel Campbell, and Alex Tilman, who contributed one each.
Quinton Reynolds recorded 24 saves for Texas. The Jr. Brahmas registered two goals on four power play opportunities. Sugar Land incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.