Tornado Powers Past Jacks 5-2January 14, 2012 - North American Hockey League (NAHL) Odessa Jackalopes
The Odessa offense set the tone early, as Alex Ostrowski staked the Jacks to a 1-0 lead with an unassisted, even-strength marker, his third of the season, at 8:33 of the first period. Quick to answer back, the Tornado evened the game at 15:31 of the opening frame, when Jordan Lovick potted the first of his two goals on the night. Then, just under two minutes later, a Mychal Monteith point shot made it 2-1 Texas.
The second period saw more of the same from the Texas attack, as a Taylor Herndon tally made it 3-1 Tornado just under two minutes into the middle frame. Down by a pair of goals, the Jackalopes fought back at 8:52 of the second, when Odessa captain Willie Fuast fed Lawrence Cornellier for a power-play marker, Cornellier's third of the season, to pull the Jacks within a goal.
Relentless as ever, the Tornado weren't about to fold, as Jack Prince and Lovick added late second period goals that stood up down the stretch, cementing a 5-2 Texas victory after a scoreless third period. In their first three-game weekend since the NAHL Showcase in September, the Jackalopes captured just one of a possible six points, but remain in the hunt for a playoff spot in the South Division.
In his first start since October 27th, Odessa netminder Justin Davis stopped 33 of the 38 shots he faced. Thanks to Cornellier's second-period goal, the Jackalopes connected on the power-play for the first time in five games.
The Odessa Jackalopes celebrate their 15th Anniversary in 2011-12 and drop the puck on their inaugural campaign as a member of the North American Hockey League. Season tickets, mini-plans, and single game tickets are available by calling (432) 552-7825 or by visiting the Jacks online at www.jackalopes.org.
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