Lone Star 0 – Amarillo 4

by Kirk Estes

The Lone Star Brahmas went into Saturday night’s game against Amarillo looking to rebound from a dominating performance by the Bulls the night before. Things looked as through they would be a carbon copy of Friday night when the Bulls scored four times in the first period on the way to a 9 – 2 win with one exception. This game was chippy from the start.

Mike Davis put the puck past TJ Black at 5:06 into the game. Eric Purcell followed that up quickly with Amarillo’s second goal just 19 seconds later putting the Brahmas in an early hole. Brady Ferguson added an unassisted short handed goal with 1:15 left in the period to take a three goal lead into the first intermission.

Following a scoreless second period, the teams hit the ice for a third period that saw 54 penalty minutes handed out. Davis accounted for the only scoring of the third at 13:57 on the power play.

TJ Black took the loss despite making 37 saves on the 41 shots he faced. Colin Delia made 19 saves for his sixth shutout of the season. The Bulls were 1 – 9 on the power play while the Brahmas were 0 – 5.

The Brahmas will be back at the NYTEX Sports Centre next weekend to kick off an eight game home strand. They will play two games each against Topeka, Corpus Christi, Wichita Falls and Amarillo. Tickets are still available for each game at the NYTEX Box Office or by calling the Lone Star Brahmas Sales Office at 817-336-4423.