Point Mallard had a four-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 9-1 win over Sugar Land.
Point Mallard got the win behind a great game by Jake Champaign, who had one goal and two assists. Champaign scored 1:12 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Point Mallard. Jake Cox picked up the assist.
Point Mallard forced Sugar Land's goalies to work between the pipes, racking up 63 shots and forcing 54 saves. Ryan OToole made 51 stops and Tristan Collins made three. Point Mallard's goal total was higher than its season average. This season, Point Mallard averages 4.6 goals per contest.
Point Mallard additionally got points from Cox, who also racked up one goal and three assists to lead the team in points, Grant Dukus, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, and Justin Dunn, who also had one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Point Mallard included Josh Hamilton, who had three and Chandler Brown and Cameron Hamblett, who each put in one. More assists for Point Mallard came via Nicholas Strom, Austin Weber, Justin Delisle, Jaleel Rosemond, Drue Amato, Matt Goodman, Matt Darnell, and Justin Clark, who contributed one each.
Sugar Land was often in penalty trouble, totaling six minors and one major for 37 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 25.0 minutes per game Sugar Land had been spending in the box. Sugar Land could not produce up to its normal offensive output. Sugar Land puts an average of 3.8 pucks into the net per game.
Point Mallard's Cooper Seedott stopped 20 shots out of the 21 that he faced. Point Mallard totaled 26 minutes in penalty time with three minors and two majors and went 2-for-4 on the power play. Sugar Land registered one goal on five power play opportunities.