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Potent Power-Play Not Enough, Bees Fall to Jacks' 5-3

December 28, 2010 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees News Release

HIDALGO, Texas- The Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees (13-14-3) score three power-play goals but a late Odessa (13-14-2) goal gave the Jackalopes what would end up being a 5-3 victory. The Bees were playing catch up all night tying the game at two and three but unable to tie it at four. Dan Gendur helped to pace the Bees with a pair of goals.

Odessa scored the first goal of the game at 14:07 when Kenny Corupe put in a rebound off a Sebastien Thinel drive to the net.

The Bees would think they scored the tying goal twice in the first period but neither would stand. Tomas Klempa ripped a shot a shot that seemingly rang off the post but fans were initially fooled when the goal light lit however no goal was ruled.

Within the next minute Brett Wilson would knock down a high-flying puck with his hand in front of the net that would eventually go behind the goal line but referee Tudor Floru ruled no goal on a hand pass.

Odessa would increase their lead to two before the Killer Bees would get one back. With Kyle Radke in the box Alex Dunn beat a handcuffed Pagliero with assists to Todd Robinson and Mike Ramsay.

The Bees cut the lead in half at 18:37 of the second with Dan Gendur's fourth goal of the season. Jake Obermeyer and Aaron Lewicki picked up assists as the initial Obermeyer shot left McKee out of position allowing Gendur to put the puck in the open net.

The Bees would tie the game at 0:26 of the third period as Dan Gendur scored his second power- play goal of the night. After Brett Wilson won the faceoff Aaron Lewicki moved the puck to Gendur on the point who ripped it past McKee.

Just three minutes later the Jackalopes would retake the lead when Dominic Leveille scored seventh goal of the season from inside of the two faceoff circles.

Once again the resilient Killer Bees tied the game, this time at three, when Kyle Radke scored the Bees third power-play goal of the night at 11:28 with assists to Sean Muncy and Matt Smyth.

Dominic Leveille would find the net with only 1:22 remaining. Odessa cycled the puck continusly before Leveille was alone in front and took a shot beating Pagliero. Todd Robinson earned the lone assist.

Mike Ramsy would score an empty net goal to ice the game.

The Bees and Jacks' will play the second of four games on Wednesday night at the State Farm Arena at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 956-843-PUCK (7825) or by visiting killerbeehockey.com.

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