Jacks Fall to Oklahoma, 6-0

Last night the Jacks faced the Oklahoma Warriors for the third-straight time in the span of a week. The Warriors beat Lone Star on Thanksgiving Eve to move into first place in the South. Odessa entered the game yesterday in seventh place.

 

From the first puck drop, the Warriors were all over the Jackalopes. Eventually, it resulted in them scoring when they went on their first powerplay of the game. The first goal of the game was scored by Brendan Williams (10). He has had a power-play goal in all three games against Odessa this season. Less than three minutes later, Drew Sutton (6) found the back of the net to put Oklahoma up 2-0. The Warriors would once again go on the man advantage and would once again convert. This time it was Malte Hasselgren (9) beating Greg Orosz. The first period would come to a close with Oklahoma leading Odessa 3-0. They were also outshooting the Jackalopes, 20-5.

 

In the second period, the Warriors added to their tally after Joey Delgreco (6) scored 6:18 into the period. The main storyline though was the physical play and penalties throughout the middle frame. Odessa was assessed a total of 58 penalty minutes during the second period. With all the penalties coming against Odessa, it gave the Warriors a lot of 5-on-3 powerplays, but the Jacks were able to hold them off. Oklahoma did score their fifth of the game on even strength and it came from Hunter Allen (1). After 40 minutes of play, the Warriors were leading Odessa, 5-0, and outshooting them 38-12.

 

In the final period, the Warriors would add one more to their total, and once again it was Allen (2). Odessa put up nine shots on Cameron Korpi, their most in any period, but still were unable to find the back of the net. Giving the Warriors a 6-0 victory. It also marked their second-straight shutout over the Jacks. That is the first time the Jacks were shutout in back-to-back games against an opponent since Feb. 28-29, 2020, versus Shreveport. Oklahoma finished the game with 48 shots (season-high) and Odessa had 12. The Warriors went 2/12 on the powerplay and the Jacks went 0/2. It was the second-straight game of Oklahoma in which they had 10 or more powerplay opportunities. As for the Jacks it was the first time, they had more than one powerplay chance in four games.

 

It was Cameron Korpi’s first shutout this season. With the win the Warriors improve to 16-2-0-1 (33pts) and the Jackaloeps are now 7-11-0-1 (15pts). Game two is scheduled for tonight at 7:15 pm CDT. There will also be a post-game skate with the team following tonight’s game.