The Lone Star Brahmas came into Saturday’s game against Wichita Falls having picked up only one point in the standings over the past three games. While still early in the season, Lone Star needed to find a way to get back on track with a win to avoid slipping further in the standings.
Things did not look good early when Wichita Falls went on the power play just four minutes into the contest, but TJ Black made a couple of huge saves to keep the Wildcats off the board. Wichita Falls thought they had taken a lead midway through the mad advantage when the puck was knocked out from under Black’s glove and into the net. However, the goal was waived off because the whistle had blown well ahead of the puck going in.
At 11:40 the Brahmas took advantage of a man advantage opportunity after moving the puck crisply around the perimeter. Sebastian Vidmar sent the puck from low on the right wing to Anton Santesson at the blueline. Santesson found Pat Egan at the near faceoff dot and he fired it over the glove hand of David Zevnik.
With just under 13 to go in the second the Brahmas found themselves up two goals.Eric Carreras carried the puck in on the far side and gave it to Cody Wickline at the top of the circle then went to the front along with Vidmar. Wickline put the puck on net and Vidmar poked it behind Zevnik at 7:09.
It didn’t take long for Lone Star to get the goal back off the stick of Roman Uchyn after he sent one off the cross bar moments earlier on a breakaway. Hayden Hanson pulled the puck out of a battle along the endboards and gave it to Egan at the far point for a one timer. Zevnik made the initial save, but Uchyn had planted himself on the doorstep to clean up the rebound. Time of the goal was 15:07.