Bees Win Game Three Against Thunder, 5-2
HIDALGO, Texas- The Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees gave their Berry Conference Semifinal series new life with a resounding 5-2 victory over Wichita in game three. The Bees now trail the series 2-1 with each team winning their home games. Cody Carlson earned his first pro points with a goal and an assist while finishing +3.
The Bees dominated the first period with two goals from Zac Pearson and Cody Carlson. Zac Pearson took the puck in from the neutral zone and fired one past Wichita goaltender, Adam Russo, from the bottom of the left circle at 11:12 into the period. Cody Carlson and Craig Lineker earned the assists.
Cody Carlson found the back of the net for the second Bees goal right off the draw at 14:34 into the first period. Jason Dixon earned the assist.
Wichita remained scoreless during the first period, giving the Bees a 2-0 lead going into the locker room.
Dan Gendur started off the second period with a goal only 12 seconds into the period. Gendur took the feed from Tomas Klempa and put one between the pipes from the top of the right circle.
A quick goalie switch for Wichita from Russo to Bryan Hogan did not stop the Bees from scoring again. Within 33 seconds of Gendur's goal, Aaron Lee found the back of the net again for the Bees with a feed from Brady Leavold from the right circle. Jason Dixon also earned the assist.
Kevin Young was able to get one back for Wichita at 5:27 into the second period, but the Bees held their 4-1 lead at the end of the period.
The third period saw one goal from Wichita at 12:37 into the period from Dustin Donaghy, but it wasn't enough and the Bees were able to secure their first win in the playoff series.
The series continues tomorrow night, April 5th, for game four at the State Farm Arena. Puck drops at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 843-PUCK (7825), visiting killerbeehockey.com or any State Farm Arena ticket outlet.
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