WICHITA FALLS, TX – The Wichita Falls Warriors (20-9-1-4) looked to sweep the Amarillo Bulls (20-10-2-4) for the second time this season at home on Wizard’s Night. Both teams wore specialty jerseys that are being auctioned off all week long through DASH Auction.
Early into the first period it was the Bulls taking an early two goal lead. First, scoring a goal just 40 seconds into the opening period and then adding another on the power play, as the top man advantage unit in the South Division was able to extend the Amarillo lead to 2-0. The Warriors would immediately answer back with two power play goals of their own to tie the game 2-2. First, it was Drake Usher (2) and then it was Drew Vieten (13). The Warriors would make it three straight goals in the first when William Lawson-Body (12) created a turnover in front of the net and found Carter Korpi (15) who’s team leading goal gave Wichita Falls the lead heading into the second period.
In the second period, the Warriors would continue their offensive prowl scoring their fourth straight goal. This time it was Joseph Harguindeguy (12) dangling Amarillo goaltender Andrew Takacs off a nice assist from Jackson Salt (6). The goal gave the Warriors their first two goal lead of the game. However, the Bulls would cut that back down to a one goal advantage when Logan Dombrowsky (1) scored his first of the season 7:00 into the second period. The Bulls would start applying more pressure after the goal and Warriors Head Coach Garrett Roth called a timeout to get his team back on track and it worked. Minutes after the timeout at the 13:40 mark of the period, Dominick Rivelli (3) scored off a rebound and extended the Wichita Falls lead back to two. The Bulls would find one more goal in the second to cut the Warriors lead to 5-4 heading to the final frame of regulation.
In the third period, Warriors goaltender Ryan Ullan would keep the door shut on the Bulls including a key glove save off a loose puck in front of the crease. The Warriors would play a defensive minded third period and hang on to the one goal lead, topping the Bulls for the fourth straight time by a final of 5-4.
Ryan Ullan (5-3-0-2) recorded the win for Wichita Falls. He recorded 33 saves on 37 shots faced. Andrew Takacs (10-3-0-1) recorded the loss for Amarillo. He recorded 22 saves on 27 shots faced.