Snipers Sweep Former League Champions
DALLAS SNIPERS @ WICHITA JR. THUNDER
Snipers sweep Jr. Thunder in Wichita in playoff preview
02.09.18 – Dallas 7, Wichita 3
02.10.18 – Dallas 5, Wichita 3
02.11.18 – Dallas 5, Wichita 1
The Dallas Snipers and Wichita Jr. Thunder have become quite familiar with each other lately. They completed a stretch of six straight games against each other with three in Wichita over the weekend. The games were competitive, but the Snipers won all three, to extend their winning streak to six games against their likely first-round playoff opponent.
The Snipers scored four times in the first period on Friday and went on to a 7-3 win. Trevor Borlace scored a goal in each period for Dallas, giving him a hat trick.
Brady Weiss actually had to be on his toes in the Dallas net, allowing just one of 15 shots to get past him in the third period and finishing the game with 29 saves overall.
Nathaniel Merriman, making just his fifth appearance of the season in the Wichita net, had a rough first period but settled down after that and made 32 saves for the Jr. Thunder.
The Jr. Thunder had 1-0 and 2-1 leads on Saturday, but the Snipers scored three times in the third period to win, 5-3.
Five different players scored for Dallas and Manny Legace made 32 saves for the Snipers – 16 of them in the third period as Wichita pushed hard for the win at home. The Jr. Thunder controlled the shot clock, 17-6, in the final period.
Tyler Alverson scored twice for Wichita and Austin Tilton made 24 of his 27 saves through the first two periods.
Sunday’s first period ended with the two teams tied, 1-1, but the Snipers scored two goals each in the second and third for a 5-1 win.
Sterling Cooper scored twice for Dallas and Evan Williams stopped 24 of 25 shots – including all 16 he faced over the final 40 minutes.
Tyler Inlow scored the Wichita goal.
By Harrington Sports Media