Snipers Take Care Of Business VS Thunder
Snipers set tone for potential playoff match-up with Wichita
02.02.18 – Dallas 6, Wichita 1
02.03.18 – Dallas 11, Wichita 3
02.04.18 – Dallas 7, Wichita 3
The Dallas Snipers and Wichita Jr. Thunder will meet in a first-round playoff series, so that added some intensity to their three-game series.
Dallas opened up with a 6-1 win on Friday. Wichita out-shot Dallas, 33-22, over the final two periods, but Manny Legace came up with a big game in the Snipers net. Legace stopped 32 of 33 shots over the final 40 minutes to finish the game with 42 saves
Jaroslav Vasicek scored a goal in each period for Dallas, giving him a hat trick.
Christian Winther scored for the Jr. Thunder.
The Snipers scored 11 times on Saturday, winning 11-3. Vasicek and Taner Byrd were the only Dallas players to score twice in a balanced attack. Vasicek also contributed a pair of assists and Michael Pistek
(1-4-5) had a team-leading five points.
Trace Parker went the distance in the Wichita net, making 40 saves, and Tyler Inlow (1-2-3) figured in all three goals for the Jr. Thunder.
A Danil Trenikhin goal with 0:20 left in the first period made it 4-2 Dallas and the Snipers scored twice in the first 5:36 of the second to break the game open on their way to a 7-3 win Sunday.
Sterling Cooper and Eric Eaton each scored a pair of goals and Evan Williams made 39 saves for the Snipers.
Inlow and David Zarycki scored 2:51 apart to tie the game, 2-2, in the first period, but Wichita was unable to build on that push.
By James Talluto