This weekend will close out the regular season for the Lone Star Brahmas with the Wichita Falls Wildcats in the NYTEX Sports Centre. There will be a lot on the line in the series as the Brahmas can lock down first place in the NAHL South or fall as far as third place by the time the weekend in done. The top three teams in the division are separated by a total of two points, so any of the three could win the division crown. With the top two teams getting a first round bye in the playoffs and the chance to get healthy that goes along with it.
The Brahmas and Wildcats have met six times previously this season with the Brahmas holding a slight advantage with a 3 – 1 – 2 record against Wichita Falls. Four of the six games have been one point games with three going beyond regulation.
10/03/14 – Brahmas 2 at Wildcats 3 OT
10/04/14 – Brahmas 5 at Wildcats 1
01/30/15 – Wildcats 3 at Brahmas 6
01/31/15 – Wildcats 4 at Brahmas 3
02/04/15 – Brahmas 3 at Wildcats 4 SO
02/18/15 – Brahmas 4 at Wildcats 3 SO
Lone Star is coming off a series split with the Wenatchee Wild. Both nights, the Brahmas tallied in the first to open the scoring. On Friday night it was Sebastian Vidmar that got things started, but Wenatchee tied it up just over three minutes later. The Wild went on to score the next three to take a 4 – 1 lead. Ludvig Larsson scored on the power play at 13:11 of the third then Sean Giles lit the lamp at 15:40 to pull the Brahmas within one, but they could not get the game tying goal and fell 4 – 3. TJ Blackwas saddled with the loss making 26 saves. Saturday, Liam Stirtzinger kicked off the scoring with the only first period goal. After a Wenatchee goal in the second, the contest went into the third period tied at one. That is when the Brahmas took over.Hunter Stanley put Lone Star back on top followed by a pair of Oskar Andren goals to put the game out of reach. Jake Kupsky got the call in net and took the win facing 23 shots on the night.