Bonds lifts Dallas Snipers over Tulsa Jr. Oilers, 6-1
Shane Bonds was all over the ice for Dallas Snipers, as he tallied two goals in Dallas Snipers' 6-1 win over Tulsa Jr. Oilers.
Bonds' tallies came at 19:51 into the first period to make the score 1-1 and on the power play 9:07 into the second to make the score 3-1 Dallas Snipers.
Tulsa Jr. Oilers was doomed by its poor performance on special teams, as Dallas Snipers was able to score four times while on the power play.
Dallas Snipers was often in penalty trouble, totaling seven minors and three majors for 39 minutes in penalty time. Dallas Snipers had been averaging 25.0 minutes in penalties per game. Dallas Snipers put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Tulsa Jr. Oilers to score on any of its seven power plays. Dallas Snipers' offense rang up 40 shots on Tulsa Jr. Oilers' net.
Dallas Snipers also got points from Konstantin Ljubobratets, who also registered one goal and one assist and Aaron Krominga, who also tallied one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Dallas Snipers also had goals scored by Christopher Stein and Pavol Kotzman, who scored one goal each. More assists for Dallas Snipers came via Luke Grignano, who had two, Justin Becton, who had three, and Tyler Tews, Emil Melin, Brad Merchant, and Alexander Lehnbom, who each chipped in one.
Tulsa Jr. Oilers forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up 10 minors and two majors for 50 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 23.0 minutes per game Tulsa Jr. Oilers had been spending in the box.
Tulsa Jr. Oilers was led by Hakim Senni, who scored the team's only goal. Senni scored 9:21 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Tulsa Jr. Oilers. Austin Van Amen picked up the assist.
Joshua Soule rejected 20 shots on goal for Dallas Snipers. For Dallas Snipers, Krominga was ejected from the game. Tulsa Jr. Oilers' Adam Salisbury stopped 34 shots out of the 40 that he faced. Tulsa Jr. Oilers ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Trevor Ruiz was ejected from the game.