Wichita Jr. Thunder survives Dallas Snipers comeback, wins 5-3
Wichita Jr. Thunder, which led by three goals at one point, survived a comeback attempt by Dallas Snipers and clinched a 5-3 victory.
Wichita Jr. Thunder led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when Wichita Jr. Thunder's Peter Cicmanec scored on the power play at 11:31 in the third period to put Wichita Jr. Thunder up 4-1.
Wichita Jr. Thunder got the win behind a great game by Chance Aquino, who had two goals and one assist. Aquino scored the first of his two goals at 41 seconds into the first period to make the score 1-0 Wichita Jr. Thunder. Ivan Brvenik assisted on the tally. Aquino's next tally made the score 5-3 Wichita Jr. Thunder with 29 seconds left in the third period. Patrik Janac picked up the assist.
Wichita Jr. Thunder pulled out the victory even though it was hit with 24 penalty minutes.
Wichita Jr. Thunder's offense rang up 35 shots on Dallas Snipers' net. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.
Wichita Jr. Thunder additionally got points from Janac, who also grabbed one goal and one assist and Cicmanec, who also tallied two goals and one assist. In addition, Wichita Jr. Thunder received assists from Matej Porzer, Alex Smith, and Keaton OMalia, who each chipped in one.
Dallas Snipers could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 24 minutes in penalties during the game. Dallas Snipers was ineffective while on the power play, as it was held to one goal off of nine man advantages.
Dallas Snipers was helped by Trent Williams, who racked up one goal. Williams scored 17:19 into the third period to make the score 4-3 Wichita Jr. Thunder. Alexander Yunanov assisted on the tally. Others who scored for Dallas Snipers included Mike Misantonis and Gary Burk, who each put in one. More assists for Dallas Snipers came via Carl Sandsten, who had two.
Wichita Jr. Thunder's Jake Larson stopped 26 shots out of the 29 that he faced. Wichita Jr. Thunder registered two goals on eight power play opportunities. Aaron Craft made 30 saves for Dallas Snipers on 34 shots.