Munce, Mudbugs Shut Bucks Out Again
BOSSIER CITY, LA - Ryan Munce turned aside all 25 shots he faced to earn the shutout in his first win with the club as the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs beat the Laredo Bucks 2-0 Friday night at the CenturyTel Center. With the win, Bossier-Shreveport climbs back within one point of third place in the Berry Conference at 29-23-3.
The game stayed scoreless for over 49 minutes before Jamie Milam's powerplay goal, which was followed by a Justin Aikins tally for the victors. Munce made 12 saves in the third period to preserve the shutout as the Bugs finished the season series with a 6-1 record against Laredo.
The Mudbugs outshot Laredo 12-9 in the first and killed off one Bucks powerplay, but neither team found the back of the net in the period. The same remained true in the second stanza as the Bugs were unsuccessful on three man-advantages and the Bucks missed on one more. The game remained scoreless as Bossier-Shreveport headed into the third period with a 28-13 shot advantage.
Just 14 seconds after Ryan Lehr was sent to the penalty box for tripping in the final frame, Jamie Milam ripped a blazing slapshot over Torrie Jung's glove to give the Bugs the lead on their 33rd shot of the game at 9:15. A hard-working shift led to the next goal just over three minutes later as the Mudbugs went up 2-0. James DeLory and Brett Smith battled to hold the puck in the Laredo zone before Smith sent a cross-ice pass through traffic to Justin Aikins, who finished off his 13th goal of the year.
Ryan Munce (1-1-1) then made the lead hold up in the final minutes as the Bugs completed a solid-game in front of their new goaltender. Torrie Jung (13-16-3) played a strong game in the losing effort, stopping 33 shots as the Bucks were outshot 35-25. Bossier-Shreveport scored on 1 of 5 powerplays, while Laredo was 0 for 2.
Next up for the Mudbugs is another battle with the Allen Americans tomorrow night at 7:05 pm on "Pucks N' Prayers" at the CenturyTel Center. We'll be welcoming church groups from all over the Ark-La-Tex for Saturday's game, which will feature a special post-game worship concert by the Simple Church Band immediately following the game!
Mini-plans and group ticket packages for all Mudbugs home games are available through the Mudbugs office at 752-BUGS. Individual tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster at 318-741-9700, online at www.ticketmaster.com or at the CenturyTel Center main box office.
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