The Shreveport Mudbugs (1-1) outlasted the Lone Star Brahmas (1-0-1), 1-0 in the shootout in front of a packed house at Georges Pond.
Both teams traded opportunities through three periods of play, but both goalies in Gustavs Grigals of the Mudbugs and Mitchell Gibson of Lone Star were tall to the task.
No team was able to score in the OT period which led to both team’s first shootout of this early 2017-2018 season.
In the shootout, Cameron Cook and Roberts Baranovskis both scored while Gustavs Grigals remained superb in nets finishing with 15 saves on the night and his first shutout in this early campaign.
The Mudbugs will head up north for the 2017 NAHL Showcase with their first game next Wednesday afternoon from Blaine Minnesota. The Bugs will take on the Minot Minotauros with puck drop scheduled for 4pm.