The Sugar Land Imperials had trouble finding ways to stop the Dallas Jr. Stars, which beat Imperials, 6-2.
Sugar Land\’s six penalties came back to haunt it, as the Imperials let up four goals while on the penalty kill.
Dallas\’ offense rang up 33 shots on Sugar Land\’s net. The Jr. Stars found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. This season, Dallas averages 3.8 goals per contest. The Jr. Stars got an offensive boost from their blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game.
Dallas was led by Travis Hall, who finished with two goals and two assists. Hall scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 19:51 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Dallas. The Jr. Stars had taken the advantage when the Imperials\’ Kyle Cedrone got sent off for checking from behind. Tyler Valentin picked up the assist. Hall\’s next tally on the power play made the score 5-2 Dallas with 2:55 left in the second period. Dallas had gotten the advantage when Sugar Land\’s Mason Smith was sent off for slashing. Kayne Fedor assisted on the tally. Dallas also got points from Blake McIntyre, who also registered one goal and one assist, Josig Rochon, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, and Fedor, who also had one goal and two assists. Blake Blundred also scored for Dallas. Other players who recorded assists for Dallas were Dalton Heggebo and Wyatt Gentry, who each chipped in one.
The Imperials were helped by Matthew Jung, who racked up one goal. Jung scored on the power play 4:50 into the second period to make the score 2-2. A tripping penalty on Brooks Blackburn had put Sugar Land on the power play. Frank Muscarella picked up the assist.
The Jr. Stars\’ Clayton Pierce stopped 16 shots out of the 18 that he faced. Dallas incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Daniel Bianco made 27 saves for the Imperials on 33 shots. Sugar Land incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.