Brahmas' third period rally beats Amarillo 4-3
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (January 24)- The Brahmas completed their two game series in Amarillo Saturday with a 4-3 victory over the Gorillas. With the win, Texas has an eight point lead in the Southeast division.
With a comeback win the night before, Texas was looking to get on the board early when a penalty shot was awarded to Scott Sheppard with 12 minutes remaining in the first, but Gorilla goaltender Mike Gorman kept the game scoreless with a pad save. Brahmas forward Jordan Cameron was able to beat Gorman two minutes later with a pass from Grant Jacobsen and screen from Greg McConnell.
Amarillo's 15th shot of the night found the back of Brahmas goalie Brett Jaeger's net to even the game at one all. It was in the third period where Brahmas wearisome bodies seemed to be exposed due to their third road game in four nights, giving up two powerplay goals and the lead to the Gorillas.
A Kevin McLeod powerplay goal for the Brahmas, his tenth of the season, was just the wakeup call for Texas putting Texas within one shot for a tie. McLeod continued to show his offensive side on the blueline when he scored his second goal of the night at the 13:02 mark. The rejuvenated Brahmas took a 4-3 lead :38 seconds later with a game winning goal from Tyler Skworchinski.
Texas went 1 for 8 on the powerplay and outshot Amarillo 41-27. The Brahmas will return to the NYTEX Sports Centre Sunday afternoon for a rare 3:05 PM faceoff against the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees. For ticket information please contact the Brahmas Box Office at (817) 336-4423.
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