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Scorpions Get Back In Win Column With Shootout Victory

March 8, 2007 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - New Mexico Scorpions News Release

[ LUBBOCK, Tex.]-The Scorpions stopped their five-game road losing streak with a 2-1 shootout victory in Lubbock Thursday night. Overtime and the standard five-round shootout were not enough, Ryan McLeod scored in the sixth round to give his team the victory.

An odd scene occurred during the shootout. After Konrad Reeder scored on Lubbock goalie J.F. Perras in the shootout's first round, the Cotton Kings' net minder fell to the ice in pain. Perras was not able to continue and backup goalie Kyle Stanton was thrust into action after sitting the entire night on the bench. For the Scorpions, David Cacciola stood tall in the entire night making 25 saves for his 17th victory of the season.

Deja vu struck the City Bank Coliseum early in the game on Thursday. Just like last Saturday the Scorpions scored and early power play goal and Lubbock picked up one of their own later.

Konrad Reeder tipped in a Ryan McLeod pass giving the Scorpions the first period lead. A few minutes later Anders Strome tied the game up with a Cotton King power play goal.

New Mexico will move to Amarillo on Friday night. The puck drops at 6:00 p.m. Mountain Time and the game can be heard of 610 The Sports Animal.

The Scorpions return to home ice on Saturday night to face Wichita. The first 1,500 children 12 and under through the doors on Saturday night get a free Scorpions junior jersey. The first 1,000 adults inside the Santa Ana Star Center on Saturday night get a Scorpions megaphone; both items are courtesy of Peoples Mortgage. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m.

The Scorpions are holding their first "Red Out Night" on Saturday, March 24. Buy your Red Out T-shirt for only $15 and get a free ticket to see the Scorpions take on the Rocky Mountain Rage at 7:05 p.m. Be a part of the most exciting professional sports team in New Mexico and show fans throughout state you bleed red. Visit www.scorpionshockey.com for more details or call (505) 881-PUCK [7825].

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