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Wichita Falls blows out Brookings, 7-1
Story by Narrative Science.
The Wichita Falls Wildcats had a three-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 7-1 win over the Brookings Blizzard.
Wichita Falls got the win on the strength of a great game by Nick Farmer, who had two goals and one assist. Farmer scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 11:17 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Wichita Falls. The Wildcats had taken the advantage when Brookings' Conrad Sampair got sent off for slashing. Tyler Ledford assisted on the tally. Farmer's next tally on the power play made the score 3-0 Wichita Falls with 14:09 left in the second period. Kyle Bauman picked up the assist.
Wichita Falls' David Zevnik was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 25 saves and let only one puck past him. The solid play of Zevnik will be reflected in his goals against average, which pre-game was 2.3.
The Wildcats racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with 11 minors and two majors for 32 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 29.0 minutes per game Wichita Falls had been spending in the box. The Wildcats excelled on the penalty kill, only allowing the Blizzard to get one power play goal on 11 chances. Wichita Falls surpassed its usual scoring output this season. The Wildcats have scored at the pace of 3.4 goals per game during the current campaign. With 42 shots on target during the contest, Wichita Falls exceeded the 29.3 shots it averages per game this year.
Wichita Falls additionally got points from Sam Pzazza, who also racked up one goal and one assist and Max Reisinger, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Wichita Falls also had goals scored by Josh Haverstrom, who had one and Rudy Junda, who had two. More assists for Wichita Falls came via Colin Staub, Will Vosejpka, and hogan davidson, who contributed one a piece and Jake Townsend and Evan Okeley, who each chipped in two.
Brookings was often in penalty trouble, totaling eight minors and two majors for 36 minutes in penalty time. The Blizzard surpassed its season average of 22.0 penalty minutes per game.