The Dallas Jr. Stars were firing on all cylinders against the Sugar Land Imperials, and when the final buzzer sounded Jr. Stars emerged with a 7-2 win.
Dallas got the win behind a great game by Raurie Petrich, who had one goal and two assists. Petrich scored 7:15 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Colin South picked up the assist.
Sugar Land\’s power play was ineffective against the Jr. Stars\’ penalty kill, which allowed zero goals while shorthanded.
Dallas racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with seven minors and two majors for 34 minutes in penalty time. The Jr. Stars surpassed its season average of 27.0 penalty minutes per game. Dallas stifled the Imperials\’ power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Jr. Stars forced Sugar Land goalie Colton Anderson to work between the pipes, taking 48 shots. Dallas\’ goal total was higher than its season average. This season, the Jr. Stars average 3.2 goals per contest.
Dallas also got points from Cam Choate, who also grabbed one goal and two assists, Matt Zaragoza, who also tallied one goal and one assist, and Jake Gevaart, who also registered one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Dallas also got a goal from Blake McIntyre as well. In addition, Dallas received assists from Jon Gibson, Alex Cyrenne, and Tommy Stock, who each chipped in one.
The Imperials were helped by Matthew Winkle, who had one goal. Winkle scored 3:51 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Dallas. Matthew Swan also scored for Sugar Land. Other players who recorded assists for Sugar Land were Nolan Baade, who had one.
Chris Mallon made 21 saves for Dallas on 23 shots. The Jr. Stars registered one goal on five power play opportunities. Dallas ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Niko Jansen was ejected from the game. Anderson recorded 41 saves for Sugar Land. The Imperials ended with 19 minutes in penalty time with seven minors and one major.