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Tulsa slides past Amarillo

February 13, 2010 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Amarillo Gorillas News Release

Tulsa, OK - The Amarillo Gorillas were not able to hold off the Tulsa Oilers attack Saturday night, losing 6-3.

The Gorillas found the twine first in the opening period, as defenseman Jake Obermeyer took a feed from forward Jason Chafe while coming out of the penalty box. It took Obermeyer two shots on net during his breakaway bid, as he earned his seventh goal of the season. Tulsa forward T.J. Caig added a rebound goal less than two minutes later. Amarillo 1 Tulsa 1 after one period of play.

Tulsa grasped the opening goal of the second period when forward Troy Riddle smacked his shot past Gorillas goaltender Tuomas Lohtander at the 6:48 mark. Amarillo countered at the 10:15 mark when forward David Nimmo deflected a Jake Obermeyer shot past Tulsa netminder Trevor Cann. Tulsa fired back with three unanswered goals in the final 6:39 of the period and led 5-2 after two periods of play.

David Nimmo added a power-play goal in the third, but it wasn't enough. After a Tulsa empty net goal, the final score Tulsa 6 Amarillo 3.

Jake Obermeyer has 3 points over his last 2 games...David Nimmo's two goal effort gives the forward 5 goals over his last 5 tilts...goaltender Tuomas Lohtander has started 7 of Amarillo's last 9 contests.

The Gorillas return home tonight to take on the Arizona Sundogs on Valentine's Day. The puck drops at 4pm CST in the Amarillo Civic and show tickets are only $10 each! Call 806-242-PUCK (7825).

The AMARILLO GORILLAS are offering $10 tickets for the remaining for the season! Call our office at (806) 242-PUCK (7825) for more information.

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