Friday Night: Euless Jr. Stars 7, Louisiana Drillers 2
Wyatt Gentry had two goals and one assist to lead Euless to a 7-2 victory over Louisiana.
Gentry scored at 6:13 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Euless and again while on the power play 33 seconds into the third to make the score 4-2 Euless.
Euless pulled out the victory even though it was hit with 26 penalty minutes.
Euless forced Louisiana's goalies to work between the pipes, racking up 38 shots and forcing 31 saves. Sean Angle made 25 stops and Alex Domas made six. Euless excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in seven chances. Euless' goal total was higher than its season average. Euless has scored at the pace of 2.3 goals per game during the current campaign.
Euless additionally got points from Benjamin Kraus, who also had one goal and three assists, Kayne Fedor, who also registered two goals and two assists to lead the team in points, and Triston Wilson, who also registered one goal and one assist. Ian Linna also scored for Euless. More assists for Euless came via Johnathon Krause, who had one and Nick Snyder, who had two.
Euless was unable to stop Louisiana from sending pucks towards the net, and Louisiana eventually piled up 32 shots on goal. Louisiana could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 30 minutes in penalties during the game.
Thomas Bailey made 30 saves for Euless on 32 shots. Euless registered three goals on nine power play opportunities.
Saturday Night: Euless Jr Stars 5, Louisiana Drillers 3
Louisiana tried to dig itself out of a three-goal hole, but Euless held on for a 5-3 victory.
Triston Wilson had a great game for Euless, netting two goals. Wilson found the back of the net 3:14 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Euless and again while 2:48 into the third to make the score 4-2 Euless.
Euless forced Louisiana's goalies to work hard to keep the puck out of the net, ripping 37 shots and forcing 32 saves. Logan Quebedeaux made 25 stops and Sean Angle made seven. Euless' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on three Louisiana power plays. Euless found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. Euless averages 2.5 goals per game.
Euless also got points from Aaron Wade, who also registered one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Euless were Nick Snyder, who had two, Benjamin Kraus, who had three, and Trent Wolter, Wyatt Gentry, and Cross Fresquez, who contributed one each.
Louisiana kept Euless' goalie busy throughout the game, and Everett Yasinski made 30 saves on 33 shots.
Louisiana was helped by Ian Hale, who tallied one goal. Hale scored 8:49 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Zittel assisted on the tally. Louisiana additionally got points from Zittel, who also had one goal and one assist. Jacob Istre also scored for Louisiana.
Euless incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Louisiana ended with 29 minutes in penalty time with two minors and one major. For Louisiana, Evan Hale was ejected from the game.