Brahmas Win Overtime Marathon, 3-2
(Odessa, TX) - A loose puck in front of the net deflected off the skate of Tyler Skworchinski and in the net for a 3-2 overtime win as the Texas Brahmas took a 2-0 series lead over the Odessa Jackalopes on Saturday night at the Ector County Coliseum.
Odessa forced overtime with a third period goal from Kory Karlander at 2:23 from Dave Van Drunen and Dominic Leveille to tie the game at 2-2.
Both teams traded first period goals as Lee Jubinville scored just under two minutes into the contest to give Texas a 1-0 lead. Sebastien Thinel tied it up for Odessa on a wrist shot from the left circle at 9:11.
Tyler Skworchinski scored the goal of the second period at 8:27 when his wrist shot from the right circle trickled past Joel Martin, who initially stopped the puck. Texas led 2-1 after forty minutes of play.
The series now moves to North Richland Hills, TX for game three on Wednesday and game four on Friday. Both games start at 7:05 PM and can be heard on Classic Rock 102.1 FM.
The Odessa Jackalopes are the Central Hockey League affiliate for the NHL's New York Islanders and the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The team is in the middle of their 13th season in the Permian Basin. Season tickets, mini-plans, and single game tickets are available by calling (432) 552-PUCK or visiting jackalopes.org.
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