Point Mallard hangs on, beats Texas 3-1

Justin Clark gave Point Mallard the lead in the first period, and Texas was never able to catch up in a close game that ended 3-1.

Clark provided Point Mallard with the game-winning tally when he scored 6:25 into the first period. Jake Cox picked up the assist.

Point Mallard got the win behind a great game by Cox, who had one goal and two assists. Cox scored on the power play 6:53 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Point Mallard. Point Mallard had taken the advantage when Texas\’ Bennett Weycker got sent off for checking from behind. Justin Dunn provided the assist.

Point Mallard was led by goalie Josh Martin, who finished with 30 saves while allowing one goal. Martin certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 1.57 entering the contest.

Point Mallard stifled Texas\’ power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man.

Point Mallard also got a goal from Jake Champaign as well. More assists for Point Mallard came via Josh Hamilton and Matt Goodman, who each chipped in one.

Texas managed to stay out of the box for the most part, tallying one minor for 12 minutes in penalty time. Even so, Texas surpassed its low season average of 9.0 penalty minutes per game. Texas\’ offense operated below its season average. Texas puts an average of 3.8 pucks into the net per game. Texas\’ offense rang up 31 shots on Point Mallard\’s net.

Texas was led by Zack Andersen, who scored the team\’s only goal. Andersen scored 11:46 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Point Mallard. Mykyta Sheptytsky picked up the assist.

Point Mallard incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Tyler Myers made 21 saves for Texas on 24 shots. Texas registered zero goals on three power play opportunities.