Lone Star Brahmas Can't Keep Up With Speedy Jets

The Lone Star Brahmas came into the fourth and final game of the NAHL Showcase Tournament on a high note following their big come from behind win on Friday, but it was soon obvious that the ice was tilted in Janesvilles favor. From the drop of the puck, the Jets displayed some speed which the Brahmas had no answer for.

Drew Callin opened the scoring for the Jets at the 13:09 mark of the first just as the Brahmas had killed off a Jets power play. Cullen Munson fired a shot on goal that TJ Black kicked aside, but Callin was there to put back the rebound before Black could recover. Kyle Patava picked up the secondary assist.

Despite being out shot 22 – 8 through the first 39 plus minutes of the game, it looked as though the Brahmas would go into the second intermission down one. However, with just 19 ticks left on the clock Mitch Fossier accepted a pass from Brandon Schultz at the bottom of the right circle and put it in the back of the net.

Lone Star entered the third period with a little more aggression and looked to try to slow the Jets down by putting a body on them. They tried to mount a comeback starting with a Cody Wickline power play marker from Sebastian Vidmar at 7:51, but Janesville was having none of it.

Janesville killed off the second half of the double minor and then Evan Feno sent Fossier behind the net with the puck and he found Shultz on the backdoor. Shultz put one off the pillows and then followed his own rebound to kill any Brahmas momentum. Time of the goal was 14:38. Just over one minute later with the Jets on the power play, Shultz sent another puck on net off a Janesville faceoff win. Black got the glove on it but it bounced right to Adam Windborg just off the far post to close out the scoring.

Lone Star was out shot 33 – 13 in the game and both scored once on the power play. Janesville had seven opportunities to the Brahmas six. The loss left Lone Star 2 – 2 – 0 for the Showcase.