Snipers Head Back To Rhino Country
DALLAS SNIPERS (13-31-0, 26 pts)
Defenseman Arvidas Domeika notched his fourth goal of the year and Michal Pistak scored his 13th strike of the season on Sunday, marking the only goals the Snipers were able to get past OKC all weekend in a three-game sweep. Both goals were scored with Dallas on the man advantage.
The Snipers had entered the weekend with a six-game winning streak and had been playing well of late, but the Blazers are a team capable of scoring in bunches and the Snipers became the unwilling recipient of that firepower.
Goalie Manny Legace made 45 saves on Saturday, 19 in the first period, and Evan Williams stopped 39 in Sunday’s 6-2 loss.
Sterling Cooper’s 25-45-65 line leads the team and Jaroslav Vasicek’s 26-33-59 has him in the team lead for goals.
The Snipers travel to El Paso for their final road games of the year before playing their final series of the season at home against Springfield. Dallas hasn’t been able to stop either team this year, but have managed some close games with the Express and will look to jump into the playoffs on a strong note when they end their regular season with Springfield.
At the trade deadline, the Snipers signed 18-year old defenseman Nicklas Pehl from Germany.
By Tyler Whidden