Bucks Fall Short in Tulsa
LAREDO, TX: The Laredo Bucks, of the Central Hockey League, fell to the Tulsa Oilers 5-3.
The Laredo Bucks and the Tulsa Oilers faced off for the fourth and final time Tuesday night at the BOK Center. The Bucks have lost all three previous games versus the Oilers this season.
The first period began with neither team having a shot on goal for the first three minutes of play. Tulsa was the first to get on the board, when Dylan Clarke scored a powerplay goal from the high slot at 3:23. The Bucks tied the game at 4:46, when Joseph Harcharik knocked in the rebound. Matt Boyd and Greg Moore assisted on Harcharik's fifth goal of the year. The Oilers would get another powerplay goal, when Sean Erickson poked it past Ryan Rondeau at 7:50. Only 1:08 lapsed on the clock before the Bucks would tie the game once again at 8:58. This time Neil Trimm would shoot the puck on net, bouncing it off the Tulsa netminder. Colin McIntosh and Matt Boyd assisted on the goal. The opening frame ended with the game tied 2-2. The Oilers outshot the Bucks 7-5 in the period.
The middle frame started off with both teams firing shots on net. Colin McIntosh went in between the legs of the Oiler netminder at 7:26. A.J. Hau assisted on the goal that gave the Bucks a 3-2 lead. The goal forced the Oilers to retire Steve Christie after facing 11 shots and making 8 saves. Ian Keseirch took over in net for Tulsa. Ryan Rondeau stood strong in net for the Bucks, fighting off an Oilers offensive attack midway in the period. Each team would have a powerplay opportunity during the second half of the period, neither one able to light the lamp. Both teams had 10 shots on goal during the second period.
The Oilers did not take long to take the lead away form the Bucks. The tying goal came one minute into the period, with the go-ahead goal coming only 40 seconds later. The two goals gave Tulsa a 4-3 lead. The Oilers would make the score 5-3 at 12:40, sealing the victory for Tulsa. The Bucks would pull Ryan Rondeau with less than a minute left in regulation, but would be unable to score.
Laredo will remain on the road for their final 2 games of the 2011-2012 regular season. The Bucks will face their rivals, the Rio Grande Killer Bees, in the final two games hoping to end the Killer Bees playoff hopes. Make sure you log onto www.laredobucks.com to catch all the scores and highlights from the road!
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