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Amarillo uses shootout to best Wichita Falls, 1-0 (2-1 SO)
Story by Narrative Science.
Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Amarillo Bulls defeated the Wichita Falls Wildcats in a shootout 1-0 (2-1 SO).The two teams needed 14 turns to complete the shootout. Wichita Falls got a shootout goal from Rudy Junda. In addition to the clincher, Amarillo got a shootout goal from Cody Gylling.
Collin Delia spearheaded the defensive effort for the Bulls, as he did not allow a puck past him and made 33 saves for the shutout. The solid play of Delia will be reflected in his goals against average, which pre-game was 1.4.
Amarillo racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with eight minors and one major for 21 minutes in penalty time. The Bulls surpassed its season average of 16.0 penalty minutes per game. Amarillo put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Wildcats to score on any of their five power plays. The Bulls failed to reach their usual level of shot production, putting 19 pucks on goal after averaging 29.3 shots per game this season. Amarillo was held below its usual level of production. The Bulls average 3.1 goals per game. Amarillo's defense was surprisingly good. The Bulls gives up 2.6 goals on average per game.
Wichita Falls was often in penalty trouble, totaling eight minors and one major for 41 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 26.0 minutes per game the Wildcats had been spending in the box. Wichita Falls' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on five Amarillo power plays. The Wildcats did not reach the goal total they have come to expect this season. Wichita Falls puts an average of 3.4 pucks into the net per game. The Wildcats forced Amarillo goalie Delia to work between the pipes, taking 33 shots.
Wichita Falls was led by Max Reisinger, who took four shots.
The Wildcats' Chase Munroe stopped 18 shots out of the 18 that he faced.