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Baker lifts Rio Grande Valley over Amarillo, 4-1
Story by Narrative Science.
The Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees relied on the scoring touch of JB Baker, who netted two goals, to beat the Amarillo Bulls, 4-1.Baker found the back of the net 2:08 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Rio Grande Valley and again while on the power play 15:37 into the third to make the score 3-1 Rio Grande Valley.
Rio Grande Valley averages 25.2 shots on goal per game, but only sent 17 pucks on net against Amarillo.
Rio Grande Valley also got points from Ben Greiner, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Rio Grande Valley also got a goal from Aleksi Luhtalampi as well. Other players who recorded assists for Rio Grande Valley were Trent Dillinger and Tyler Bruneteau, who each chipped in one.
The Bulls failed to reach their usual level of shot production, putting 19 pucks on goal after averaging 27.9 shots per game this season. Amarillo's offense operated below it season average. The Bulls average 3.8 goals per game. Amarillo's defense was uncharacteristically lax during the game. The Bulls average 1.9 goal allowed per game.
Olli Kalkaja rejected 18 shots on goal for the Killer Bees. Rio Grande Valley totaled 19 minutes in penalty time with two minors and one major and went 1-for-2 on the power play. The Killer Bees ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Austin Hoff was ejected from the game. Paul Berrafato recorded 13 saves for the Bulls. Amarillo totaled nine minutes in penalty time with two minors and one major and went 0-for-2 on the power play.