The Bugs and Ice Wolves will conclude their two-game series tomorrow night at George’s Pond in Hirsch Coliseum. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:11 p.m. and be sure to stay after the contest as we’ll be auctioning off the “Superhero” themed specialty jerseys.
The Shreveport Mudbugs (23-7-4) scored two powerplay goals to help lead the way to a 4-2 victory over the New Mexico Ice Wolves Friday night at George’s Pond in Hirsch Coliseum.
Shreveport lit the lamp at 10:21 of the opening period when Captain David Breazeale raced around the far side and scored his third goal of the season on a wraparound from the short side to give the Bugs a 1-0 lead. Braiden Dorfman earned the only helper on Breazeale’s second goal in as many games. The Bugs added to their early lead on an odd-man rush when Garrett Steele rifled home his seventh goal of the year from the RW circle off a brilliant pass from Lukas Sedlacek at 15:35 to make it a 2-0 contest. Shreveport led in SOG, 12-8 after one.
Shreveport stretched their lead at 4:28 of the 2nd period on the PP when Mason McCormick roofed in his sixth goal of the season in the slot to lift the Bugs lead to 3-0. Chris Hedden and Austin Brimmer earned the assists. New Mexico got on the board at 19:50 when Jack Bayless shot in his fifth goal in the slot to get the Ice Wolves on the board at 3-1. NM led in SOG in the middle frame, 11-10.
The Bugs capitalized again on the man advantage when Dawson Sciarrino slammed home his seventh tally of the season in front at 3:27 to give Shreveport a 4-1 edge. Gio Procopio set up play and Braiden Dorfman held the zone and both earned the assists on the goal. New Mexico would get a goal from Nicholas Havier at 10:31, but that’s the closest they’d get in the contest.
Cole Hudson earned his 14th win in the cage making 26 saves on the night.