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McGuire's goals lift Amarillo to 6-3 victory over Wichita Falls

Kay Yeager Coliseum    Sat, Oct 05, 2013

The Amarillo Bulls relied on the scoring touch of Brendan McGuire, who netted two goals, to beat the Wichita Falls Wildcats, 6-3.

McGuire's tallies came at 4:07 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Amarillo and 8:14 into the third to make the score 4-2 Amarillo.

Amarillo's penalty kill excelled, as the Bulls gave up zero goals despite allowing seven power plays.

Amarillo forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up nine minors and four majors for 68 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 23.0 minutes per game the Bulls had been spending in the box. Amarillo stifled Wichita Falls' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Bulls' goal total was higher than their season average. Amarillo has scored at the pace of 3.5 goals per game during the current campaign. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with three goals.

Amarillo also had goals scored by Joe Grabowski, who had two and Adem Arifi and Kyle Gattelaro, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Amarillo were Roman Ammirato, Brady Ferguson, and Mitchell McPherson, who contributed one a piece and Cody Gylling and Matt Sieckhaus, who each chipped in two.

The the Wildcats penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled nine minors and four majors for 68 minutes in penalty time. Wichita Falls had been averaging 31.0 minutes in penalties per game. The Wildcats' defense let in more goals than it usually has this year. Wichita Falls averages 2.5 goals allowed per game. The Wildcats put 43 shots on net during the contest, more than the 30.8 they average per game.

Wichita Falls was helped by Jordan Jancze, who registered one goal. Jancze scored 19:49 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Max Reisinger provided the assist. Wichita Falls also got a goal from Nick Farmer as well. More assists for Wichita Falls came via Andrew Kerr, Josh Haverstrom, and hogan davidson, who contributed one a piece.

Paul Berrafato rejected 40 shots on goal for the Bulls. Amarillo registered one goal on six power play opportunities. Chase Munroe made 21 saves for the Wildcats on 25 shots.