Point Mallard had a five-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to an 8-1 win over Euless.
Point Mallard forced Euless\’ goaltenders to work in net, taking 55 shots and forcing 47 saves. Brady Mielnicki made 30 stops and Mike Severson made 17. Point Mallard\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on five Euless power plays. Point Mallard surpassed its usual scoring output this season. This season, Point Mallard averages 4.6 goals per contest. The defensemen of Point Mallard were also effective in Euless\’ zone, and came away with two goals. Point Mallard could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 26 minutes in penalties during the game.
Point Mallard also got points from Jake Cox, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, Josh Hamilton, who also registered three goals and one assist to lead the team in points, and Justin Dunn, who also tallied one goal and two assists. Steven Butler also scored for Point Mallard. In addition, Point Mallard received assists from Chandler Brown, Ian Precht, Justin Delisle, and Justin Clark, who each chipped in one and Zachary Bennett and Stephen Coulter, who contributed two each.
Euless excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. Euless\’ offense was handcuffed by Point Mallard\’s defensive play, and Euless managed only 12 shots on goal during the game.
Gary Glassman made five saves before being replaced by Cooper Seedott, who took the win and made six saves. Euless incurred 22 minutes in penalty time with six minors.