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Texas wins wild 8-7 shootout in Atlanta

February 5, 2016
Billings 3 @ Great Falls 7 - Great Falls had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 7-3 win over Billings. Great Falls forced Billings' netminders to work between the pipes, racking up 56 shots and forcing 49 saves. Brandon Brown made 39 stops and Gage Overby made 10.  Great Falls was helped by Ricards Bernhards, who tallied one goal and one assist. Bernhards scored 14:07 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Great Falls. Wade Wylie provided the assist. Great Falls additionally got points from Kyle Johnson, who also had one goal and one assist and Malachi Bushey, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Great Falls included Tyler Garcia, who had two and Mitchell Ramstad and Austin Krantz, who each put in one. In addition, Great Falls received assists from Connor Barta, who had two and Blake Miller, Hayden Moistner, Reed Link, Tanner Congdon, and Jake Stephan, who contributed one each. Billings was helped by Edward Hoppmann, who registered one goal. Hoppmann scored 1:57 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Mason Graves picked up the assist. Billings also had goals scored by Roy Aharonovich and Chris Nicolai, who scored one goal each. More assists for Billings came via Wolfgang Davis, Dillon Steh, and Jeremy Vandekerkhove, who each chipped in one. Great Falls' Stephan stopped 10 shots out of the 13 that he faced. Boxscore
 
Texas 8 @ Atlanta 7 (SO) - Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as Texas defeated Atlanta in a shootout 8-7 (1-0 SO). The two teams needed six turns to complete the shootout. Texas saw a four-goal lead disappear, but was able to secure the win in a shootout. Texas made the score 6-2 on a goal by Zack Andersen at 10:02 in the second period. Atlanta evened things up at 7-7 on a goal by Kyle Rimbach at 19:04 in the third period. Hunter Frado was all over the ice for Texas, as he tallied one goal and two assists in the win. Frado scored 1:43 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Texas. Bryan Whelan assisted on the tally. Texas also got points from Ryan Dunner, who also had one goal and one assist. Texas also had goals scored by Kyle Torgerson, George Hansen, and Bennett Weycker, who each put in one. In addition, Texas received assists from Jacob Elrod, Oliver Hay, Brock Brown, Kyle Galloway, Sam Gagnon, and Noah Klinsky, who each chipped in one. Atlanta additionally got points from Aleksi Hoivala, who also racked up one goal and one assist and Colin OConnor, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Atlanta included Steve MacIver, Jesse Brown, and Ross Bartlett, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Atlanta were Arturas Laukaitis, who had two and Evan Camba, Drake Cartwright, Alex Johanson, and Ryan Dumond, who contributed one each. Boxscore
 
Euless 1 @ Point Mallard 6 - Point Mallard opened up a four-goal lead after the first period and did not look back en route to a 6-1 win over Euless. Point Mallard got the win behind a great game by Justin Dunn, who had two goals and one assist. Dunn scored the first of his two goals at 57 seconds into the first period to make the score 2-0 Point Mallard. Grant Dukus provided the assist. Dunn's next tally made the score 6-1 Point Mallard with 15:05 left in the third period. Dukus assisted on the tally. Point Mallard additionally got points from Dukus, who also had one goal and two assists and Jake Champaign, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Point Mallard also had goals scored by Jake Cox and Cameron Hamblett, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Point Mallard were Matt Goodman and Justin Clark, who each chipped in one and Josh Hamilton and Matt Darnell, who contributed two each. Euless also got a goal from Brandon Wade as well. In addition, Euless received assists from Aaron Wade and Kyle Dudley, who each chipped in one. Point Mallard's Cooper Seedott stopped 13 shots out of the 14 that he faced. Boxscore
 
 
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