ODESSA, TX – Saturday the Ice Wolves once again took on the Odessa Jackalopes for their second and final preseason game. The Ice Wolves came out with lessons learned and a 3-2 loss against the Jacks.
This game started chippier than the last but the Ice Wolves were able to secure an early lead with a goal from Domingue assisted by Henrik Laursen. The first ended tied 1-1 after an Odessa power-play goal.
The second brought back the Ice Wolves lead courtesy of Petr Filapov burying a rebound from Rand and Langefels ending the period at 2-1 in favor of the Ice Wolves.
An Odessa goal tied up the game less than a minute into final frame and netted another about halfway through the period. The Ice Wolves battled hard but were unable to tie it back up ending the game 3-2 for Odessa.
Coach Fox saw this weekend as an opportunity to see where the team is at after training camp, “I thought we got better tonight despite the outcome. We are growing as a team and that’s what I like to see out of pre season. Every day we just need to stay committed to the process and keep getting better.”
Despite the ending the Ice Wolves feel like they have learned a lot these past two nights and are ready to build on that with the week of practices they have before the regular season starts in Shreveport on September 13th. Games will be broadcasted on HockeyTV and Ice Wolves fans can watch all the action of home games with season and half season tickets which are available here.