Odessa, TX – Zac Herrmann nets the overtime winner as the Odessa Jackalopes (28-18-3-2) hop past the Amarillo Bulls (18-24-7-3) 4-3 in extra time. This was the final time the teams would meet this season.
The Jacks broke through first for the third straight night when James Crossman beat Jason Grande with only 1:04 remaining in the period. Crossman broke into the attacking zone, but dropped a pass to Ricky Carballo who fed it back below the defenders, leading to Crossman’s 6th tally of the season.
Odessa opened the second period the way the finished the first; with momentum. Only 59 seconds into the second stanza, Jared Christy found the puck off a draw, where he shoveled a long shot from the right circle past Grande’s head for the 2-0 lead.
Amarillo would get one back five and a half minutes later as a late attacker in Nic Griebenow fired one past Camarre to cut the deficit in half.
Nick Wilson kicked things off in the third as Grande made some big saves to start. Wilson fought his way into the crease before burying one past Grande, extending the lead to two.
Amarillo would get one back with about five minutes left in the third as the extra attacker came on for a delayed penalty. The Jacks still had a chance to close out, but a “50-50” call went the way for Amarillo, and they tied it up with two minutes remaining to force overtime on a power play.
Zac Herrmann took matters into his own hands in extra time as he led the rush, carried between the circles, and snapped the game-winner past Grande as the Jacks pull off the victory.
Alex Camarre made 33 fantastic saves in the contest, while Grande stopped 38 but took the loss.
Jacks return to action next weekend when the team travels to Shreveport, Louisiana to take on the Shreveport Mudbugs with a chance to clinch.
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