Killer Bees Eliminated; Fall to Wichita 6-2
WICHITA, Kan.- The Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees were eliminated from post-season play on Saturday night falling to the Wichita Thunder 6-2 and falling in the best-of-seven series 4-1. The Bees scored twice as Aaron Lee and Dan Gendur hit the twine.
The Killer Bees scored the first goal of the game as they have in every game this series as Aaron Lee scored his third of the post-season after picking up a Jason Dixon rebound. The goal came on a 4-on-4.
Wichita tied the game at one at 12:24 with a power-play goal from Daniel Tetrault. Tetrault launched a shot from the point that pin-balled it's way to John Murray and through five-hole.
The Killer Bees took their second lead of the game at 1:09 of the second period as Cody Carlson fed Dan Gendur who was wide open and buried the puck to the back of the net. Carson finished the post-season with three points, Gendur finished with five.
Wichita came storming back scoring the next three goals of the second period starting with RG Flath at 3:43 of the second. That goal was followed by Daniel Tetrault's second from the point at 7:29 and a giveaway allowed Alex Bourret to feed RG Falth for a third strike at 11:41 of the second.
Wichita added a pair of third period strikes to cement the victory.
The Bees finished the season with a 32-27-7 regular season record and won their first playoff game since 2009. Many records were set during the season as Aaron Lee became the Bees all-time games played leader and now holds the single season goals record and career goals record. Dan Gendur also had a record setting season become the Bees single season points leader.
The Bees fourth place finish was the highest since 2008-09.
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