Snipers and Express Start 2018
DALLAS SNIPERS (7-17-0, 14 pts)
The Dallas Snipers were looking to jumpstart their season in Vegas, and turned in a decent performance, going 1-2-0 including a nice 5-2 victory over Casper in their final game. Each of the teams Dallas faced in the desert had more wins than them, but the Snipers managed to put on a strong showing nonetheless.
Eric Eaton scored a 3-1-4 line in three games and Trevor Borlace went 2-2-4 at the Shootout.
The team leaders were quiet in Vegas with Alex Hladonik (14-26-40), Sterling Cooper (14-22-36), Jaroslav Vasicek (12-20-32) combined for one goal and one assist in three games.
Dallas is going to need their snipers to get locked in for 2018 as they open the new year with six straight games against Springfield before facing off with the likes of OKC and El Paso.
All four Dallas goalies saw at least a half in Vegas and did their best against some teams shooting the puck well. Evan Williams continued his strong season, making 46 saves in two halves, and Ragael Goncalves added 42 in his two chances to play.
With six games against the Express coming out, Dallas now has a chance to take the momentum from their game 3 Vegas showcase victory and earn some points and catch up to Springfield in the standings.
By Tyler Whidden