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Odessa penalty kill dominates in 5-2 defeat of Brookings
Story by Narrative Science.
The Brookings Blizzard failed to take advantage of their power play opportunities and the Odessa Jackalopes shook off a number of penalties to win, 5-2.
Odessa's goal total was higher than its season average. This season, the Jackalopes average 1.9 goal per contest.
Odessa was helped by Lukas Laub, who grabbed one goal and one assist. Laub scored 1:12 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Odessa. Trace Jablin picked up the assist. Odessa additionally got points from Jake Kreutzer, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Odessa also got a goal from Derek Brown as well. More assists for Odessa came via Jefferson Martin, Drew Gannon, Joey Palumbo, Rif Taff, and Connor Chambers, who contributed one a piece.
Brookings forced the Jackalopes goalie Yoshihiro Kuroiwa to work between the pipes, taking 33 shots.
The Blizzard were led by Conrad Sampair, who registered two goals. Sampair scored the first of his two goals at 1:15 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Odessa. Andrews Bender provided the assist. Sampair's next tally made the score 5-2 Odessa with 16:39 left in the third period. Brookings earned a power play opportunity when Tate Sykes was put in the box for head contact. Nick DeCenzo picked up the assist. In addition, Brookings received assists from Wyatt Schmidt, who had one.
Yoshihiro Kuroiwa made 31 saves for Odessa on 33 shots. The Jackalopes incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. The Blizzard's starting goalie, Drew Weigman, made eight saves and finished with the loss before he was taken out in favor of Miguel Genest, who stopped 15 shots. Brookings incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.