I was in attendence Wednesday night as the Brahmas took on the Sundogs. The Sundogs and Brahmas had just had a three game series played in Arizona in which the purple and black took two out of three.
In this game, the Brahmas went down early from a goal that squecked by Guggenberger shot by Hazlewood. The first period was somewhat one sided as the Sundogs out shot the Brahmas 7 to 12.
The second period started off with Ryan Hand taking a hooking penalty with 13:32 to go in the 2nd. Just 31 seconds into the power play, Butler found the back of the net. After a slashing call to Chabot, Andrew Lackner blasted one from the point for a power play goal.
After penalties to Goulet and then Matheson, one pretty much after the other, a man I am proud to call a friend of mine must have ordered a cocktail, becuase he went top shelf on Sundogs goalie Szuper.
With 5:07 left in the 2nd, Ryan Hand pimp handed Matheson’s face as the two exchanged five knuckled greetings. The two men dropped the gloves right off of the faceoff following the Woollard goal. Bad decision from Matheson, and I am sure his face is reminding him of that today. The shots on goal after 2 were Bramas 21, Arizona 20.
The 3rd started off with Cal Wild putting the cowbells in the lead for the first time in the game. Personally, I am very gald that the Brahmas decided to get Wild back. There were several rumors that he was going to the ECHL, and was thought to have signed with a team. When it was announced that he was returning to Texas, my fist pumped into the air.
Now, I was sitting in section I, with my twin daughters. If you know the layout of the rink, I was pretty much directly above Guggenberger in the third period. About midway through the frame, Hazlewood took a shot from distance. Guggenberger stopped it, and from my viewpoint, which was directly above Guggenberger, he put his glove had directly over the puck. The ref was in no position to see what was going on, and did not blow the puck dead. Hazzlewood dug it out of Guggenberger’s glove and scored. Of course, the ref saw that.
It remained tied until 2 minuets into the overtime period when Hazzlewood got a hat trick. It was a hard fought game, and was fairly even when the game is looked at as a whole.
After the game, there was the “skate with the Brahmas”. This is an excellent promotion and opprotunity to meet your favorite Brahmas players. It was also an opprotunity for me to take my twin 6 year old daughters skating again.
The three of us, the girls and myself, had an excellent time at the game and after, even though the end score was not what we had hoped for.