The Texas Jr. Brahmas, who led by three goals at one point, survived a comeback attempt by the Point Mallard Ducks and clinched a 4-2 victory.
Texas led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when the Jr. Brahmas\’ Mykyta Sheptytsky scored at 11:09 in the second period to put Texas up 3-0.
Devin Pierce had two goals and one assist to lead the Jr. Brahmas. Pierce scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 7:00 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Texas. Nick Nitta picked up the assist. Pierce\’s next tally on the power play made the score 2-0 Texas with 11:17 left in the first period. Thomas Puetz assisted on the tally.
Point Mallard was helped by Jake Cox, who tallied one goal and one assist. Cox scored 9:37 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Texas. Jake Champaign picked up the assist. Point Mallard additionally got points from Champaign, who also registered one goal and one assist.
Texas\’ Joe Hacker stopped 22 shots out of the 24 that he faced. The Jr. Brahmas incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors. David Volkmann made five saves before being replaced by Roman Bengert, who took the loss and made 16 saves. The Ducks incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with four minors.