Colorado Eagles uses early goal to top Dallas Snipers, 5-3

Colorado Eagles beat Dallas Snipers, 5-3, in a contest where the winning goal was scored in the first period but the game remained close throughout. 

Colorado Eagles took over the lead for good with a goal by Mitch Coan at 3:49 in the first period. Levi Weber picked up the assist. 

Colorado Eagles was led by Weber, who registered one goal and one assist. Weber scored on the power play 9:15 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Colorado Eagles. Colorado Eagles had gained a power play chance when Justin Becton was whistled for cross checking. Collin Abitz provided the assist. 

In a losing effort, Dallas Snipers was paced by Emil Melin, who finished with two goals and one assist. Melin scored the first of his two goals at 12:36 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Colorado Eagles. Alexander Lehnbom picked up the assist. Melin's next tally made the score 4-3 Colorado Eagles with 4:43 left in the second period. Dallas Snipers had gotten the advantage when Colorado Eagles' Kyle Arenson was sent off for tripping. Becton provided the assist. 

Colorado Eagles' offense rang up 45 shots on Dallas Snipers' net. Colorado Eagles was hit hard by penalties in the contest, and totaled 10 minors and one major for 25 minutes in penalty time.

Colorado Eagles additionally got points from Tanner Ulland, who also racked up one goal and one assist and Abitz, who also grabbed one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Luke Galatiuk also scored for Colorado Eagles. Other players who recorded assists for Colorado Eagles were Lance Pennington, Scott Smoot, Ben Gundry, and Cory Richardson, who each chipped in one. 

Dallas Snipers struggled to stay out of the sin bin throughout the game as it finished the game with 23 penalty minutes for six opposing power plays. 

Dallas Snipers also got points from Lehnbom, who also tallied one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. In addition, Dallas Snipers received assists from Luke Grignano and Elliott Langford, who contributed one a piece. 

Colorado Eagles' Quinn Wold stopped 25 shots out of the 28 that he faced. Emil Eriksson made 40 saves for Dallas Snipers on 45 shots. Dallas Snipers registered two goals on seven power play opportunities.