Townsend’s big game bests Lone Star in 6-2 Wichita Falls win

Jake Townsend was all over the ice for the Wichita Falls Wildcats, as he tallied one goal and two assists in Wichita Falls\’ 6-2 win over the Lone Star Brahmas.

Townsend scored on the power play 8:09 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Wichita Falls. The Wildcats had gotten the advantage when Lone Star\’s Gordie Helmuth was sent off for tripping. Sam Pzazza provided the assist. Townsend dished an assist on Josh Haverstrom\’s goal that made the score 3-0 Wichita Falls at 5:22 into the second period. He added another helper on Kyle Bauman\’s goal that made the score 5-2 Wichita Falls at 4:43 into the third period.

Wichita Falls pulled out the victory even though it was hit with 28 penalty minutes.

The Wildcats stifled the Brahmas\’ power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Wichita Falls surpassed its usual scoring output this season. The Wildcats have scored at the pace of 2.8 goals per game during the current campaign. The 41 shots that Wichita Falls put on net surpassed the Wildcats\’ average of 27.2 shots per game this season.

Wichita Falls also got points from Tyler Ledford, who also had one goal and one assist, Haverstrom, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, and Will Vosejpka, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Colin Staub also scored for Wichita Falls. More assists for Wichita Falls came via Nick Farmer, Max Reisinger, Rudy Junda, Ben Kucera, and Chase Munroe, who each chipped in one.

Lone Star put 22 shots on net during the contest, more than the 16.0 it averages per game. The Brahmas struggled to stay out of the sin bin throughout the game as they finished the game with 24 penalty minutes for four opposing power plays. Lone Star\’s defensemen bolstered the Brahmas\’ offensive attack, as they bombarded Munroe with nine shots.

Lone Star was led by Liam Stirtzinger, who registered one goal. Stirtzinger scored 1:52 into the third period to make the score 4-2 Wichita Falls. Nick Blas picked up the assist. Lone Star also got a goal from Kellen Wasell as well. In addition, Lone Star received assists from Conner Enciso, Ryan Watson, and Todd Koritzinsky, who contributed one a piece.

Wichita Falls\’ Munroe stopped 20 shots out of the 22 that he faced. TJ Black took the loss and made 17 saves before being replaced by Jett Salinas who made 18 saves. The Brahmas registered zero goals on six power play opportunities.