The Mudbugs exploded in the first period when Roberts Baranovskis banged in a juicy rebound in front for a PP goal assisted by Andrew Lane at 8:41 giving Shreveport the early 1-0 edge. Then just nine seconds later, Jack Jaunich used his lightning quick speed to take advantage of a blown tire in the Brahmas blueline and fire home his first goal of the playoffs giving the Bugs a big 2-0 lead and sending the home crowd into a frenzy. The Bugs owned a 2-0 edge after one period of play.
The Shreveport Mudbugs hold off the Lone Star Brahmas, 3-2 to win game 5 and advance to the Robertson Cup Final Four in Minnesota.
After Lone Star scored to open up the second period, Baranovskis buried home his 2nd goal of the night after a perfect pass from Brendan VanSweden at 3:27 giving Shreveport their two goal lead back at 3-1. The Bugs led in SOG, 17-15 after two periods of play.
Lone Star’s Justin Addamo raced down the far end to beat Jaxon Castor to pull the Brahmas within one again at 3-2 at 4:25 of the third period. That would be the closest Lone Star would get and Castor and the Bugs held off a late surge from the defending Robby Cup Champs to win game 5, 3-2 and advance to the Robertson Cup Final Four in Blaine, Minnesota.
The Mudbugs advance to the Robertson Cup Championship Final Four in Blaine, MN. Times and schedule will be released soon so stay tuned as the Bugs go for their first Robby Cup title in franchise history.