Losing Streak Hits Nine As Jacks Fall 3-1December 7, 2012 - North American Hockey League (NAHL) Odessa Jackalopes
In a measured, tight-checking game, Amarillo slowly amassed a 3-0 lead thanks to goals from defensemen Geoff Fortman at 10:34 of the first and TJ Sherman at 2:47 of the second period and an early unassisted third period goal from Mike Davis.
Odessa's only tally came late in the third period when leading Jackalopes scorer Lawrence Cornellier wormed his way into a soft spot in the Amarillo zone and snuck a power-play goal past the right pad of Amarillo goaltender Paul Berrafato on feeds from newcomer Corey Hoffman and d-man Mike Mezzano at 15:49. With the goal, his 14th of the season and 7th power-play marker of the season, Cornellier tied Texas' Brandon Hawkins and Topeka's Kyle Sharkey for the NAHL lead in extra-man tallies in 2012-13.
In his fifth appearance in net for Odessa this year, Phil Heinle turned in his fourth 40-plus save performance, as the York, Pennsylvania native stopped 41 of the 44 shots he faced and fell to 0-5-0 on the season.
Next up for the Jacks, it's the finale of a two game weekend series with the Bulls on Saturday with the opening faceoff set for 7:05 pm at Ector County Coliseum.
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