Justin Dunn lifted Point Mallard to a 7-3 victory with a hat trick against Sugar Land.
Dunn notched his first tally 7:24 into the second period. He then added goals at 19:11 into the second and at 10:08 into the third.
Referees had their hands full with a major incident at 16:28 into the third period. Three fighting penalties were dished out along with two game misconducts.
Point Mallard kept Sugar Land\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Kevin Mackey made 31 saves on 38 shots. Point Mallard surpassed its usual scoring output this season. This season, Point Mallard averages 4.6 goals per contest.
Point Mallard additionally got points from Jake Cox, who also finished with one goal and three assists, Josh Hamilton, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, and Jake Champaign, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Point Mallard also got a goal from Justin Clark as well. More assists for Point Mallard came via Stephen Coulter, who had two and Ian Precht, Cody Thomas, Cooper Seedott, and Matt Darnell, who contributed one each.
Sugar Land was often in penalty trouble, totaling five minors and two majors for 40 minutes in penalty time. Sugar Land surpassed its season average of 26.0 penalty minutes per game.
Sugar Land was helped by RC Randall, who registered one goal. Randall scored 14:36 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Point Mallard. Kyle Hooper picked up the assist. Sugar Land also got points from Luca Valenza, who also had one goal and one assist. Jonathan Adnell also scored for Sugar Land. In addition, Sugar Land received assists from Zac McKenna, who had two and Matt Cozzan and Keith Allen, who each chipped in one.
Seedott recorded 12 saves for Point Mallard. Point Mallard totaled 19 minutes in penalty time with two minors and one major and went 1-for-5 on the power play. Sugar Land registered zero goals on one power play opportunities. Sugar Land ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Hooper was ejected from the game.