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Sundogs Rally to Beat Killer Bees 5-3

January 7, 2011 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees News Release

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz.- The Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees (14-18-3) fell to the Arizona Sundogs (14-15-4) on Friday night 5-3 thanks to a furious Sundogs rally in the third period. The Sundogs were trailing 3-2 with less than five minutes remaining in the game but scored three to secure the victory.

The Killer Bees scored the first goal of the game less than three minutes into the game. Brett Wilson chipped a puck towards the front of the net from behind the goal line and Tomas Klempa picked up the loose puck and beat Arizona goal Doug Groenestege.

Arizona would tie the game late in the first period with a Luke Erickson unassisted goal at 17:30. After one period of play the teams would be tied on the scoreboard and shots on net at 13 each.

Much like the first period each team would register a tally in the second frame. Joey Sides picked up the marker for the Sundogs with assists to Jason Visser and Kyle Hood at 10:42.

Zak McClellan tied the game with a power-play strike at 15:29 for the Bees. Obermeyer picked up a pass from Nick Sucharksi and from the top of the circle ripped a shot that was deflected by McClellan past Groenestege.

The Killer Bees would score the first goal of the third period but Arizona would rally for three-straight to seal the victory. Nick Sucharksi got the Bees on the board at 5:19 with assists to Aaron Lewicki and Dan Gendur.

Arizona would rally from down one and over the next four minutes would put three past Juliano Pagliero. Tyler Butler, Jason Williams, and Kyle Hood all scored for the Sundogs. Pagliero finished the evening making 37 saves on 42 shots. Groenestege made 26 saves on the 29 shots he faced. The goals were scored at 15:03, 16:01 and 18:44 of the third.

The Killer Bees and Sundogs will face-off again Saturday night to finish their three-game series. The puck will drop at Tim's Toyota Center at 8:05 p.m. tomorrow night.

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