NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX — In their final home weekend before a holiday break, the Brahmas dropped two close games to the Corpus Christi IceRays, but picked up a point in a shootout loss.
FRIDAY (2-1 LOSS)
It was another low-scoring affair for the Brahmas — that seems to be the trademark for the team lately. Despite a strong performance from goaltender Harrison Feeney, Lone Star couldn’t quite muster up sufficient goal support.
Joey Baez was the Brahmas’ lone goal-scorer of the game.
The goal came on a power play and was assisted by Brahmas leading scorer Matt Guerra and Jake Suede. At the time, the goal served as the equalizer.
Corpus Christi, however, cashed in on a power play goal of their own just 25 seconds into the third period, and the score would stand at 2-1.
There was a strong offensive push by Lone Star in the third period, with several high-danger chances around the net, but the Brahmas were unable to bury. It was a case of too little, too late, and the IceRays took the regulation win.
SATURDAY (3-2 SO LOSS)
Thanks to two goals from defensemen, the Brahmas took Saturday’s game into the shootout, but ultimately fell in a 3-2 loss.
Kimball Johnson and Tim Henriksson were the Brahmas goal-scorers, with Johnson’s goal coming on a power play and Henriksson’s coming at even strength with five minutes left in the game.
Scott Persson was the Brahmas’ only shooter to convert in the shootout.
The Brahmas travel to Odessa for a two-game set on December 28-29. Puck drop for both nights is scheduled for 7:11 PM.