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Game-Tying Goal Waved off for Odessa; Brahmas Take 2-0 Series Lead

April 14, 2018 - North American Hockey League (NAHL) - Odessa Jackalopes News Release

North Richland Hill, TX - A game-tying goal was waved off midway through the third as the Odessa Jackalopes (0-2-0-0) dropped the second straight game to the Lone Star Brahmas (2-0-0-0) at the Nytex Sports Centre. The Jackalopes find themselves down two games before returning home next weekend.

The Brahmas got on the board first after Michael Montambault one-timed a shot between the circles for the early lead in the second period.

Odessa would get one back early in the third as Evan Somoza sniped one past Mitchell Gibson's glove-side for the tie game. Only 1:50 into the third period, Ricky Carballo helped to break three across the goal line before the rink-wide pass found Somoza, who found the back of the net.

Only 24 seconds later, the Brahmas' Aiden Spellacy regained the lead for Lone Star on an open back door with no backside help. The Jackalopes tied the game midway through the third period, but the linesman would wave it off calling the play offside on a 50/50 puck.

Mitchell Gibson closed off the game with 18 saves in a win for Lone Star, while Brett Epp stopped an outstanding 33 attempts in the loss.

Odessa returns home next weekend on April 20thfor game three against the Lone Star Brahmas, looking to keep the series alive at home.

The 2017-2018 Odessa Jackalopes single game playoff tickets are on sale now! To reserve your seats, contact the Jackalopes' ticket office today at 432-552-7825 or hop on to www.jackalopes.org for more information.

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