NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX – As Meatloaf once famously said, “Two out of three ain’t bad,” but the one out of three in this scenario might sting a little bit.
The Brahmas entered Louisiana on a ten game win streak and with a much higher standing in the division than their opposition. However, the Drillers would play spoiler to the hot stretch.
FRIDAY, the Brahmas offense was persistent and discipline was in tact. Totaling seven goals on 46 shots on net there was little sign of rust in the series opener. Captain Ryan Dunner and Oliver Hay both record two goals each and were joined by Chase Deacon, George Hansen and Zack Andersen in the department.
Hansen’s helper-game was on point per the usual as he had two assists along with Kyle Torgerson, and Niklas McCallum.
The one downside to the contest was that Tyler Myers was handed a seat on the bench after allowing three goals on 15 shots. Brandon Perrone would close out the contest making just two saves.
Friday’s final score was 7-3 Brahmas.
SATURDAY belonged to Drillers goaltender Sean Angle who stopped an incredible 48 out of 49 en route to the Brahmas first loss in five weeks.
The team’s inability to score came with frustration and with frustration came penalties. Harped by misconducts from veterans Brock Brown and Ryan Dunner the Brahmas had a season high 36 penalty minutes.
Dakota Davis was the lone goal scorer and Perrone would take the loss allowing two on 17 shots.
Saturday’s final, 2-1 Drillers.
On SUNDAY, the team got back on track and closed out the series on a high-note picking up a 6-2 victory in the morning.
Yet again walloping Louisiana in shots, 45-12, Texas was led by Ryan Dunner who compiled four points in the matchup. Right behind the #22 was Kyle Galloway, who had one goal and two assists. Up until Sunday, the Georgia native had been held pointless in the weekend.
Kyle Torgerson continued his spicy streak while adding a goal, something imports Victor Ekk and Oliver Hay contributed as well.
Tyler Myers stopped 10 of 12 to pick up the win.
Sunday’s final, 6-2 Brahmas.
The team now takes an off weekend before returning to the NYTEX Sports Centre on Black Friday, November 27th for a weekend series against the same Louisiana Drillers. The two will meet on Friday, Saturday and Sunday all at 2:05 P.M. Fans are encouraged to come join as the games are free of charge.
This series is included in the “Super Hockey Weekend” at NYTEX that features three Texas Brahmas games and three Lone Star Brahmas games.