From the Central Hockey League Website: www.centralhockeyleague.com
From Laredo, Texas: It doesn't seem that long ago that Brent Cullaton was a championship hero for the Laredo Bucks and after coming out of retirement to join this year's post-season edition, the veteran is up to his old tricks.
Cullaton scored a pair of goals and had an assist in Laredo's 5-1 victory over the Allen Americans in Game five of the best-of-7 semifinal series that now gives the Bucks a 3-2 series lead. Game Six will be back in Allen on Tuesday Night.
Laredo's Rookie Goaltender Pell Pelletier had another solid performance making 41 saves including 19 in the 2nd period.
Jeff Bes and Darryl Smith each had a pair of goals and Sylvain Deschatelets had three points (1G 2A) in the 2nd period alone.
Bruce Graham scored the Americans lone goal in what was the most lopsided game of the series so far.
The Series will return North to Allen for Game 6 back on Tuesday Night with a possible Game 7 being on Wednesday Night if necessary.
Laredo Bucks Win Series 3-2
Allen Americans 1 Laredo Bucks 5 (0-2, 1-2, 0-1)
0-1 LAR: Evan Schwabe (Griffith, Deschatelets) 1:16 1st
0-2 LAR: Sylvain Deschatelets (PP) (Smith, Looby) 13:50 1st
0-3 LAR: Brent Cullaton (PP) (Bes, Deschatelets) 3:06 2nd
0-4 LAR: Mike Looby (Cullaton, Trimm) 15:57 2nd
1-4 ALN: Bruce Graham (PP) (Fairbarn, Bowers) 16:59 2nd
1-5 LAR: Brent Cullaton (Bes, Smith) 10:55 3rd
SOG: ALN 42 LAR 28
PP: ALN 1/4 LAR 2/5
PIM: ALN 12 Minutes on 6 Penalties LAR 8 Minutes on 4 Penalties
Goalies: ALN Chris Whitley 11 SVS on 14 Shots David Mckee 12 SVS on 14 Shots LAR Pier-Olivier Pelletier
3rd Star: Sylvain Deschatelets (LAR)
2nd Star: Brent Cullaton (LAR)
1st Star: Pier-Olivier Pelletier (LAR)
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