In the second ever game of the battle of I-40, it was the Amarillo Bulls coming up victorious, 4-0. It marked the first time New Mexico had been shutout since Oct. 18th when they played the Odessa Jackalopes. The loss also snapped their three-game win streak. As for Amarillo the win extended their point streak to seven. The next meeting between these two teams will be Dec.13th at Amarillo and will mark the first of six straight.
In the opening period of tonight’s game, Amarillo picked up where they left off yesterday by getting the frozen rubber to the body of Henrik Laursen 18 times. The Ice Wolves managed to produce more shots as well but were held at 11. Neither team was able to produce a goal leading to another scoreless first period of play.
In the second period things started to unravel for the Ice Wolves as Griffen Sanom was assessed a double minor for high-sticking. The Bulls took advantage of the double minor by scoring two power-play goals. Both off the stick of Devan Tongue. In the late stages of the period, Amarillo found themselves on the power play again and were once again able to convert. This time though it came from Noah Carlin. His goal set a season high in power-play goals for the Bulls. Before the end of the middle frame the Bulls added one more to their tally to send them into the locker room up 4-0. Amarillo ended the second period with 35 shots. Ice Wolves had 17 shots through the first 40 minutes.
The final period of regulation saw 16 shots from the Amarillo Bulls, bringing their total to 51 when the final horn sounded. Surpassing their previous season high, which they set last night at 50. As for the Ice Wolves they put up another period with six shots bringing their total to 23 once the game concluded. Amarillo ended the game 3/8 on the man-advantage and New Mexico ended 0/3. Charlie Glockner picked up his fourth shutout of the season. Amarillo secured three out of a possible four points this past weekend, moving them into second place right behind Lone Star.
This coming Thursday the Ice Wolves will host the Brahmas for three-straight games. It will also conclude their five-week home stand. Puck drop Thursday is at 6:15 p.m. and it will be $1 Dog Night so make sure you purchase your tickets in advance at https://tickets.nmicewolves.com