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Wichita Falls squeaks by Odessa, 4-2
Story by Narrative Science.
The Wichita Falls Wildcats and the Odessa Jackalopes were evenly matched throughout their contest, but Wichita Falls made the most of its opportunities and won, 4-2.
The Wildcats gained the winning advantage on a goal by Max Reisinger 2:13 into the second period and hung on until final buzzer.
Will Vosejpka had a great game for Wichita Falls, netting two goals. Vosejpka's tallies came at 4:42 into the first period to make the score 1-1 and 12:01 into the second to make the score 4-2 Wichita Falls.
By firing 40 shots on goal, the Wildcats exceeded the 30.2 shots they average per game this year.
Wichita Falls also got a goal from Colin Staub as well. In addition, Wichita Falls received assists from Kyle Bauman, who had two and Andrew Kerr, Jack Kelly, Tyler Ledford, Rudy Junda, and Ben Kucera, who each chipped in one.
Odessa racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with eight minors and one major for 21 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 19.0 minutes per game the Jackalopes had been spending in the box. Odessa's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on seven Wichita Falls power plays. With 25 shots on target during the contest, the Jackalopes exceeded the 19.6 shots they average per game this year.
Odessa was helped by Lukas Laub, who tallied one goal. Laub scored on the power play 4:05 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Wichita Falls. The Jackalopes had gotten the advantage when Wichita Falls' hogan davidson was sent off for elbowing. Connor Chambers provided the assist. Mathieu Briand also scored for Odessa. More assists for Odessa came via Robb Stautz, Connor Thie, and Chad Guderian, who contributed one a piece.
David Zevnik made 23 saves for the Wildcats on 25 shots. Wichita Falls ended with 15 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major. Odessa's Yoshihiro Kuroiwa stopped 36 shots out of the 40 that he faced. The Jackalopes registered one goal on four power play opportunities.