SHREVEPORT, LA- The Wichita Falls Warriors (3-2) fall in Game two of the series against the
Shreveport Mudbugs (5-1) by a score of 2-0. The Mudbugs come to the Kay Yeager Coliseum
next weekend Game 3 and Game 4 TBD.
The first period started out very slow. A ton of stoppage of plays early in which slowed the pace
of the game early on. Shreveport took an early penalty but the Warriors were unable to capitalize
on the man advantage. The Warriors then would take two penalties of their own in the first and
the Mudbugs weren’t able to capitalize as well. After the first 20 minutes of play there would be
no score as it was still 0-0.
The second period of the game would be the most intense period of the game. An early penalty
for the Warriors found themselves in some trouble. The Mudbugs would be able to capitalize on
the man advantage as it was Chris Hedden (1) as it was now a 1-0 lead. The Warriors would take
three total penalties in the middle period but they would only give up one goal. The Warriors
didn’t have much offensive zone opportunity in the second period. The Mudbugs would take two
penalties in the period but the Warriors couldn’t find the back of the net. With less than three
minutes to go in the second period, Dawson Sciarinno (2) went 5 hole on Owen Bartoszkiewicz
as now the Mudbugs would lead 2-0. Tensions started to flare on the ice and the crowd started to
get rowdy as you could feel the uneasiness building.
The third and final period of regulation began with a Warriors power play where they were
unable to find the back of the net yet again. The Warriors would go 0-4 on the power play. There
would be no goals scored by either side in the third period. The Warriors struggled offensively
throughout the game but played a very strong defensive game. The Warriors now are behind 2-0
in the series against the Mudbugs after two tough losses. The Shreveport Mudbugs come to
Wichita Falls next weekend as they will look to close out the series and advance but the Warriors
will look to bounce back and try and force a game four.
Owen Bartoszkiewicz (4-2) got the loss as he made 38 saves on 40 shots. Cole Hudson (5-0) got
the win as he made 27 saves on 27 shots.