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Amarillo squeaks by Corpus Christi, 5-3
Story by Narrative Science.
The game between the Amarillo Bulls and the Corpus Christi IceRays was tight through all 60 minutes, but in the end Amarillo emerged with a 5-3 win.
No lead was more than two goals during the contest, and the winning goal was scored by Tyler Gernhofer at 19:42 of the second period.
Joe Grabowski was all over the ice for the Bulls, as he tallied one goal and three assists in the win. Grabowski scored 19:15 into the third period to make the score 5-3 Amarillo. Brady Ferguson picked up the assist.
Amarillo relied on a core group of players for most of its offense, as Gernhofer, Connor Frey and Grabowski took 13 of the team's 25 shots. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.
Amarillo additionally got points from Frey, who also registered one goal and one assist, Gernhofer, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Ferguson, who also registered one goal and one assist, and Mike Davis, who also had one goal and two assists. Other players who recorded assists for Amarillo were Brendan McGuire, who had one.
Corpus Christi's offense was clicking better than usual and put 32 shots on goal during the game, better than the 24.8 shots per game it averages.
The IceRays were helped by Connor Kelly, who finished with one goal. Kelly scored on the power play 10:44 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Corpus Christi. Corpus Christi had gained a power play chance when Adem Arifi was whistled for hooking. Grant Hutton assisted on the tally. Corpus Christi also got a goal from Jason Lem as well. In addition, Corpus Christi received assists from Maurin Bouvet, Lucas Bennett, Nick Felan, and Brad LeLievre, who each chipped in one.
Collin Delia made 13 saves before being replaced by Paul Berrafato, who took the win and made 16 saves. The Bulls totaled 15 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major and went 1-for-3 on the power play. Ben Myers made 20 saves for the IceRays on 24 shots. Corpus Christi totaled 15 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major and went 1-for-3 on the power play.