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Corpus Christi falls to Kenai River in overtime, 4-3 (OT)
Story by Narrative Science.
The Kenai River Brown Bears' Vincent Stefan scored 2:46 into overtime to beat the Corpus Christi IceRays, 4-3 (OT).
Kenai River came back from a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. The Brown Bears trailed 2-0 after a goal by Corpus Christi's Tony Roisum at 2:52 in the second period. Kenai River knotted things up at 3-3 on a goal by Jake Bushey at 18:47 in the third period.
The Brown Bears were led by Stefan, who grabbed one goal and one assist.
Kenai River stifled the IceRays' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.
Kenai River also got a goal from Brad LeLievre as well. More assists for Kenai River came via Matt Rudin, who had two and Alec Butcher, Albin Karlsson, Brody Decker, Austin Chavez, and Zack Zulkanycz, who contributed one a piece.
Corpus Christi put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Brown Bears to score on any of their eight power plays. The IceRays were forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as they racked up 30 penalty minutes.
Corpus Christi was helped by Maurin Bouvet, who had one goal. Bouvet scored 18:23 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Corpus Christi. Jake Durflinger picked up the assist. Martin Hojbjerg also scored for Corpus Christi. In addition, Corpus Christi received assists from Wes Michaud, Lucas Bennett, Frank Dini, and Eric Purcell, who each chipped in one.
Kris Oldham made 20 saves for Kenai River on 23 shots. The Brown Bears incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with nine minors. The IceRays' Forbes Ploszaj stopped 19 shots out of the 23 that he faced. Corpus Christi registered zero goals on five power play opportunities.