Ryan Worley gave the Sugar Land Imperials a 6-5 (OT) victory over the Dallas Jr. Stars when he scored 1:07 into the extra period.
Sugar Land came back from a three-goal deficit to capture the victory. The Imperials trailed 5-2 after a goal by Dallas\’ Drew Hill at 1:23 in the third period. Sugar Land knotted things up at 5-5 on a goal by Drew Waetjen at 13:13 in the third period.
Worley had a great game for the Imperials, netting two goals.
Sugar Land kept the Jr. Stars\’ goalie busy throughout the game, and Chris Mallon made 35 saves on 41 shots. The Imperials surpassed their usual scoring output this season. Sugar Land averages 2.7 goals per game.
Sugar Land also got points from Matthew Winkle, who also finished with one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Sugar Land included Frazer Ellis and Alex Tilman, who scored one goal each. More assists for Sugar Land came via Mason Smith, who had two and Ryan Meyer, Aksel Campbell, Kyle Cedrone, Ryan James, John Cuni, Chandler Cole, Matthew Jung, and Kenny Garrett, who contributed one each.
The Imperials were unable to stop Dallas from sending pucks towards the net, and the Jr. Stars eventually piled up 35 shots on goal. Dallas outdid its season average for goals scored. The Jr. Stars have scored at the pace of 2.7 goals per game during the current campaign.
Dallas was led by Josig Rochon, who racked up one goal and two assists. Rochon scored on the power play 18:45 into the second period to make the score 2-2. The Jr. Stars had taken the advantage when Sugar Land\’s Meyer got sent off for head contact. Travis Hall picked up the assist. Dallas additionally got points from Blake McIntyre, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Aaron Torres, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, and Wyatt Gentry, who also tallied one goal and one assist. In addition, Dallas received assists from Brooks Blackburn, Tommy Estenes, and Jordan Schultz, who each chipped in one.
Colton Anderson rejected 30 shots on goal for the Imperials. Sugar Land incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Dallas incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.