WICHITA FALLS, TX – The Wichita Falls Warriors (28-17-1-6) once again were able to mount a 3rd
period comeback and defeat the Odessa Jackalopes (12-34-4-3) by a score of 3-1.
As the puck dropped for the first period the Jackalopes and the Warriors skated for their third
matchup in a row. In the first two minutes of the game the Warriors had an early power play
opportunity but were unable to convert on the man advantage. Just four minutes into the game
the Jacks went on to take an early 1-0 first period lead of the stick off Dayne Hoyord (7) of the
season which came unassisted. The first period would end with the Jackalopes leading 1-0.
In the second period, the Warriors once again would face a ton of penalty trouble. Four penalties
taken in the second period, gave the Jacks a ton of time on the man advantage. The Warriors
though would be able to kill each of the penalties. With six penalties taken in total for the second
period neither team would be able to capitalize and find the back of the net. After another 20
minutes of play the Jacks would still lead 1-0.
A third period like no other. The Warriors would once again become the comeback kings.
Offensive pressure began to develop for the Warriors. 11 minutes into the third period, William
Lawson-Body would take the puck all himself and get goaltender Noah Rupprecht to move the
wrong way as Lawson-Body (6) would tie the game at 1-1 as he was able to get the puck behind
Rupprecht. Just two minutes later Hunter Jones (8) would score the go-ahead goal as the warriors
would take their first lead of the game. Six minutes later, Jones would get tripped up on his way to the empty net and the would be penalty shot penalty gave Jones his ninth goal of the season, and stretched the
Warriors lead to 3-1. The third period effort would give the Warriors their third straight win against
Owen Bartoszkiewicz (22-12-1-3) would record the win for the Warriors. He would record 23
saves on 24 shots. Noah Rupprecht (2-9-0-0) would record the loss for the Jackalopes. He would
record 14 saves on 16 shots.