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Scorpions power their way to victory

December 3, 2006 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - New Mexico Scorpions News Release

[ PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. ]- The New Mexico Scorpions, proud member of the Central Hockey League (CHL), picked up their second straight road win with a 4-2 victory Saturday night in Arizona . The Scorpions used three power play goals and shut down the Sundogs' power play to beat their division rival.

Arizona got on the board early as Torrie Wheat pushed a rebound past New Mexico goalie David Cacciola. The Scorpions wasted no time fighting back.

Mike Prpich started his big night scoring 46-seconds later tying the game up. Play got physical in the period as the teams traded power plays. With the Scorps' up a man Rob Guinn fired the puck from the blue line and Prpich was able to deflect it just under the crossbar giving New Mexico their first lead of the game.

The rivalry continued to show in the second period as the team combine for 29-minutes of penalties and only two goals.

The Sundogs retied the game as Wheat beat Scorpions' goalie David Cacciola up high 6:34 into the middle frame. As players continued to be ushered to the penalty box the Scorpions would be the team to take advantage on the special teams.

Aaron MacInnis, who has had perfect timing for his goals this year, picked another perfect time for heroics. With a four-on-three power play under way he ripped a shot from the blue that squeezed through Chris King's pads. It was MacInnis' third goal of the year, and third game winning goal of the season.

Mike Falk added to the lead with a power play goal in the third period. Of his eight goals this season, six have come with the Scorpions a man up.

Cacciola continued to be a great pickup for New Mexico making 39 saves for his second win in as many games. New Mexico's penalty kill stepped up big as they stopped all eight Arizona power plays. The Scorpions finished the week collecting five out of a possible six points in three road games.

Make sure to get your tickets now when the Scorps' return home on Friday, December 8 against Oklahoma City . The Scorpions will celebrate "Ten Years of Scorpions Hockey." Banners will be raised to celebrate the last ten years of a great New Mexican tradition. Culminating the evening will be the induction of Assistant Coach/Director of Community Relations Randy Murphy into the Scorpions Hall of Fame. Please note that the game begins at 7:35 PM.

Season tickets and corporate partnership information is now available for the New Mexico Scorpions inaugural season in the Santa Ana Star Center . Make sure to reserve your seats now to be a part of all the exciting action. Reserve your season tickets under $300. Monthly plans are also available to fit any budget by calling the Scorpions office at (505) 881-PUCK [7825] or by visiting

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