WICHITA FALLS, TX- The Wichita Falls Warriors (3-3) season ended last night after a second round
appearance in their inaugural season as the Shreveport Mudbugs (6-2) captured a 4-2 victory and
clinched the South Division title as they head to Blaine, Minnesota for a chance at the
In the first period, we had seen penalties galore early. Three penalties by the Warriors led to
three early man advantages for the Mudbugs but they were unable to capitalize. The Warriors
saw a chance of their own and were unable to capitalize but would be able to do so during even
strength play. Ryan Robinson had a goal called off yet again the third no goal call in the
postseason. The next face-off in the offensive zone for the Warriors Thomas Weis (3) would put
the Warriors up 1-0. After the first 20 minutes the Warriors held a 1-0.
The second period began and the Warriors began to struggle as they have in the past couple of
games. Three more penalties would be given to the Warriors but yet again they were able to kill
off each and everyone of them as the Warriors penalty kill unit was now 6 for 6. Just three
minutes into the period, Austin Brimmer (2) would tie the game up at 1-1. Ten minutes later
Braiden Dorfman (2) would give the Mudbugs a 2-1 lead. As the period came to a close the
Warriors would get a power play that would carry over into the 3rd period. After 40 minutes of
play the Mudbugs would lead 2-1 over the Warriors.
The final period of the Warriors playoff run would be one that was like no other. Two penalties
each side as both teams would not be able to score on the power play. Three minutes to go in the
third period, Marcus Frantz (1) on a beautiful shot from the circle, tied the game up at 2-2. A
little less than two minutes later, Dawson Sciarrino (3) would score on a breakaway as now the
Mudbugs would lead 3-2. Thirty four seconds later Matt Weber (2) would send the puck down
the ice and make the empty netter to seal the win for the Mudbugs as it was now a 4-2 lead. The
Warriors season would unfortunately come to a close. A brand new team in the South Division not only was named South Division Organization of the Year but also, made it to the second round of the playoffs. Each and every player, coach, and
staff member during the season is proud of the fight this team has had all year long.
Owen Bartoszkiewicz would get the loss (3-3) as he made 23 saves on 26 shots. Cole Hudson
would get the win (6-0) as he would make 20 saves on 22 shots.