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Friday, October 11, 2013
BRIAND CONTINUES SCORING STREAK IN JACKS 4-2 LOSS TO ‘CATS
Jacks Forward has four goals in the past three games.
Wichita Falls, TX – The Odessa Jackalopes came into Friday night’s match-up with the Wichita Falls Wildcats having lost their past four contests. They looked to change their fate against the South Division’s top team. The Wildcats picked up only one of a four possible points the weekend prior versus Amarillo. The Jacks looked to goaltender Yoshi Kuroiwa to lead them to their third win of the season, Meanwhile, David Zevnik was making only his fifth start of the season. Zevnik had yet to lose in regulation time this season.(2-0-1)
The Jacks wasted little time in getting the scoring started. Forward Mathieu Briand continued his torrid scoring pace by scoring his 5th goal of the year and 4th and the past three contests at 32 seconds of the first period. Briand got a pass from Connor Thie and snapped the puck past Zevnik on the first shot of the game for either team. The Wildcats tied the game at 4:42 on a won faceoff by Kyle Bauman. Will Vosejpka snap a quick shot passed Yoshi Kuroiwa. The Jacks outshot the Wildcats 8-7 in the first period and the score was tied at one goal apiece.
The Jacks second period struggles continued tonight. The Jacks came into tonight’s contest being outscored in the second period by their opponents, 16-7. The Wildcats would seize the lead at 2:13 of the second. Max Reisenger scored from the right wing circle after Yoshi Kuroiwa was out of position. Kuroiwa had just made a save on Ben Kuchera, but couldn’t get across to the left post in time to stop the Reisenger shot. The Wildcats added to their lead just 53 seconds later. Colin Staub redirected a shot from the point by Jack Kelly past the right pad of Kuroiwa. The momentum shifted back to the Jacks just 59 seconds after the Staub goal. Lukas Laub scored his 3rd goal of the year on a rebound from a Connor Chambers shot from the right point. The Wildcats took a two-goal lead once again at 12:01 on Will Vosejpka’s (Vo-SEP-kuh) second goal of the game. Kyle Bauman made a silky move to get around Jacks defenseman Chris Taff and got the original shot away, After Kuriowa made the save, Vosejpka had an easy tap in. The Wildcats outshot the Jacks 22-9 in the second period and took a 4-2 lead.
The Jacks tried to mount a comeback in the third, but David Zevnik shut the door. The Jacks were outshot 11-8 in the third and 40-25 for the game. Wichita Falls won their third straight contest versus the Jacks this season by a score of 4-2.
The same two teams will battle tomorrow night at 7:05pm. Jacks fans can listen to the broadcast on Classic Rock 102.1 FM KFZX and watch on PPV FASTHockey.com
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