Jacks Swept by Oklahoma

On Saturday the Jacks faced the Oklahoma Warriors for the second time this season. The night before, the Warriors won after scoring four goals on Greg Orosz. Odessa was able to get two past Cameron Korpi but time was not on their side. Putting the Jacks on a two-game losing streak heading into game two. This was also the final road game of the calendar year for Odessa.


Just like the previous night, Oklahoma came out with a flurry of goals in the opening period. This time they scored four goals within the first ten minutes. The scoring started with Kade Nelson (4) and then just a minute after his goal it was Owen Baumgartner (4). The Jackalopes wound up taking two penalties at the same time which resulted in Oklahoma having a 5-on-3 powerplay. They would convert on it after Brendan Williams (8) registered a backdoor goal. Their final goal of the first half of the period came from William Ahlrik (1). After allowing four goals on 13 shots Greg Orosz was pulled from the net and replaced by Quentin Sigurdson. The Warriors were not done there though. They would go on to score their fifth of the period with seven minutes remaining. Once again it was Baumgartner (5) finding the back of the net. It marked the most goals in any period for the Warriors this season. The first period ended with Oklahoma up 5-0 and outshooting Odessa, 16-6.


It only took 63 seconds into the second period for the Warriors to get back on the scoresheet. The goal was scored by Williams (9) marking his second of the night. Odessa had a few scoring chances throughout the period but could not get any of their seven shots past Daniel Duris. The Warriors went into the second-period intermission up 6-0 and added 13 shots to their total.


Oklahoma added two to their tally and both were scored by Adam Smith (2) within the opening three minutes. Making it 8-0 Oklahoma which is the most goals they have scored in a game this season. The tension and physical play increased as play progressed in the final period but once again the Jacks could not find an answer for Duris. Resulting in an 8-0 victory for the Warriors and a sweep over Odessa. The Warriors finished with 35 shots and the Jacks had 18 which is a season low. They also did reach double-digit shots in any period.


It is just the second time this season the Jackalopes have been shutout. It is their largest loss since Jan. 5, 2020 (10-1 vs. Lone Star). Odessa will now start their nine-straight home games this weekend against the Oklahoma Warriors. Puck drop both nights is at 7:15 pm CDT.