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Sieckhaus' hat trick boosts Amarillo over Corpus Christi, 7-1
Story by Narrative Science.
Matt Sieckhaus lifted the Amarillo Bulls to a 7-1 victory with a hat trick against the Corpus Christi IceRays.Sieckhaus notched his first tally 3:57 into the second period. He then added goals at 12:34 into the second and at 14:36 into the third.
Corpus Christi's power play was ineffective against Amarillo's penalty kill, which allowed one goal while shorthanded.
The Bulls racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with 12 minors and one major for 49 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 27.0 minutes per game Amarillo had been spending in the box. The Bulls bested their season scoring average. Amarillo has scored at the pace of 3.9 goals per game during the current campaign. The 33 shots that the Bulls put on net surpassed Amarillo's average of 29.7 shots per game this season.
Amarillo additionally got points from Kyle Gattelaro, who also had one goal and three assists and Mike Davis, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Brendan McGuire also scored for Amarillo. In addition, Amarillo received assists from Roman Ammirato, who had three, Brady Ferguson and Cody Gylling, who contributed one a piece, and Tyler Gernhofer and Joe Grabowski, who each chipped in two.
The IceRays forced their penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up 10 minors and one major for 35 minutes in penalty time. Corpus Christi surpassed its season average of 20.0 penalty minutes per game. The defense for the IceRays played an important role offensively, racking up 12 shots on goal.
Collin Delia rejected 24 shots on goal for the Bulls. Amarillo registered two goals on seven power play opportunities. Corpus Christi's starting goalie, Ben Myers, made 17 saves and finished with the loss before he was taken out in favor of Forbes Ploszaj, who stopped nine shots.