Press Release from the Texas Brahmas Website: www.brahmas.com
The Brahmas sealed up the opening round series Wednesday evening in a sweep over the Corpus Christi Icerays in a 2-0 victory.
The Brahmas held their advantage, "The NYTEX Factor" in Game Two onto a remarkable 14-2 home record in the postseason in their barn. To Improve their record needed to play their top game against a tough Corpus Christi Team, and a R.G. Flath hooking call kick started the Brahmas offense when Matt Pierce shelved his second postseason goal with :22 remaining on the powerplay. Tyler Skworchinski gave the Brahmas a 2 goal edge when he took a feed from Jordan Cameron and Kevin Seibel at the 13:19 mark of the opening period.
It was a scoreless 2nd period thanks to a remarkable 4 minute powerplay killing effort by the purple and black who outshot the Rays on their own man advantage. In the end, it was about the man in the mask for the Brahmas as Brett Jeager was in playoff mode stopping all 28 shots faced earning his third postseason shutout of his career and Texas' bid to face Odessa in the Conference Semifinals.
The Southern Conference Semifinals begins in Odessa on Friday & Saturday night in the 2-2-1-1-1 series format. The Brahmas host game 3 on Wednesday, March 31 at 7:05 PM @ NYTEX Sports Center. For tickets please contact the Brahmas Box Office at 817-336-4423.
Here's a look at the Southern Conference Semifinals Schedule between the Texas Brahmas and the Odessa Jackalopes.
Game 1, 3/26: @ Odessa 7:05 PM
Game 2, 3/27: @ Odessa 7:05 PM
Game 3, 3/31: @ Texas 7:05 PM
Game 4, 4/2: @ Texas 7:05 PM
Game 5, 4/3: @ Odessa 7:05 PM*
Game 6, 4/5: @ Texas 7:05 PM*
Game 7, 4/7: @ Odessa 7:05 PM*
@NYTEX Sports Center
Corpus Christi Icerays 0 Texas Brahmas 2 (0-2, 0-0, 0-0)
0-1 TEX: Matt Pierce (PP) (Jacobsen, Hiebert) 9:01 1st
0-2 TEX: Tyler Skworchinski (Cameron, Seibel) 13:19 1st
SOG: CRC 28 TEX 30
PP: CRC 0/3 TEX 1/4
PIM: CRC 12 Minutes on 6 Pen. TEX 10 Minutes on 5 PEN.
Goalies: CRC Kevin Beech 28 SVS on 30 Shots TEX Brett Jeager 28 SVS on 28 Shots
3rd Star: Matt Pierce (TEX)
2nd Star: Tyler Skworchinski (TEX)
1st Star: Brett Jeager (TEX)
Missouri Mavericks VS. Mississippi Riverkings
A mostly defensive showdown dominated play in Mississippi last night. Kevin Truelson and Bobby Chaumont scored goals about 6 minutes into the 1st & 2nd periods to overcome the Missouri Mavericks and force a 3rd Game tonight. Winner of Game 3 will play Rapid City in the Northern Conference Semifinals.
@Desoto Civic Center
Missouri Mavericks 1 Mississippi Riverkings 2 (0-1, 1-1, 0-0)
0-1 MIS: Kevin Truelson (PP) (Landmesser, Desment) 6:57 1st
0-2 MIS: Bobby Chaumont (Godoy) 6:47 2nd
1-2 MIZ: Jeff Macdermid (Christian) 7:23 2nd
SOG: MIZ 23 MIS 32
PP: MIZ 0/1 MIS 1/4
PIM: MIZ 8 Minutes on 4 Penalties MIS 2 Minutes on 1 Penalty
Goalies: MIZ Charlie Effinger 30 SVS on 32 Shots MIS Kyle Mcnulty 22 SVS on 23 Shots
3rd Star: Jeff Macdermid (MIZ)
2nd Star: Kevin Truelson (MIS)
1st Star: Bobby Chaumont (MIS)
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