Texas had a four-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 9-4 win over Sugar Land.
Texas got the win with help from a great game by Ryan Dunner, who had one goal and three assists. Dunner scored 3:45 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Texas. George Hansen picked up the assist.
Texas forced Sugar Land\’s goalies to work between the pipes, ripping 36 shots and forcing 27 saves. John Capparelli made 22 stops and Brian Coppola made five. Texas outdid its season average for goals scored. Texas has scored at the pace of 3.8 goals per game during the current campaign. Texas was ineffective while on the power play, as it was held to two goals off of nine man advantages.
Texas also got points from Victor Ekk, who also grabbed one goal and two assists, Oliver Hay, who also finished with one goal and two assists, Dakota Davis, who also registered one goal and one assist, Kyle Galloway, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, and Mykyta Sheptytsky, who also finished with two goals and one assist. Texas also had goals scored by Triston Wilson and Noah Klinsky, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Texas were Matt Araujo, who had one and Brock Brown, who had two.
Sugar Land\’s penalty killing units received substantial work throughout the game as Sugar Land finished with 54 penalty minutes.
Sugar Land was led by Jonathan Adnell, who tallied two goals. Adnell scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 1:46 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Texas. Keith Allen provided the assist. Adnell\’s next tally on the power play made the score 7-3 Texas with 11:35 left in the third period. Zac McKenna picked up the assist. Sugar Land additionally got points from McKenna, who also had one goal and one assist. Trevor Wolf also scored for Sugar Land. In addition, Sugar Land received assists from Luca Valenza, who had two and RC Randall, Matt DeNure, and Frank Muscarella, who each chipped in one.
Tyler Myers rejected 24 shots on goal for Texas. Texas incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors. Sugar Land registered two goals on five power play opportunities.