Arizona Sundogs Vs Brampton Beast

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Arizona Sundogs Win One While Losing  Two In Weekend Series 

The Arizona Sundogs started their 2013-14 season with a three game series vs the Brampton Beast in Brampton, ON this past weekend.

Sundogs Drop Season Opener Despite Four Goals 

10/18/2013 7:14 PM

The Arizona Sundogs opened their 2013-14 season against the Brampton Beast at the Powerade Center in front of 3,300 fans. Despite the exchange of goals the Sundogs were unable to regain their lead and lost 5-4.

The Sundogs struck first with a goal off the stick of Damian Surma and the assist from Team Captain, Jason Morgan. Less than three minutes later the Beast answered back with a pair of goals from Andrew Fournier and Brent Vandehogen.

The Beast continued to hold their lead heading into the second intermission despite the Sundogs’ goals from Kevin Baker and a power play goal by Brodie Zuk. This was Zuk’s first goal of his professional career and Morgan picked up his second point of the night with the assist on Baker’s goal. Seconds prior to Baker’s goal Vandehogen posted his second goal of the evening for the Beast, two minutes into the period and Calin Wild found the net with assistance from Rob Collins. Three minutes into the second frame and Sundogs’ Morgan and Beast’s Jamie VanderVeeken threw off their gloves and were each assessed a five minute fighting major.

With 64 seconds remaining in regulation Sundogs’ Head Coach, Kevin Colley pulled their goalie for the man advantage, only for Brampton to score an empty netter on the power play, by Matt Caruana. Seconds after Sebastian Geoffrion answered back for Arizona with an unassisted goal closing their deficit.

Cam Lanigan took the loss for the Sundogs, with 32 saves. The Sundogs were 1-7 on the power play, while the Beast were 1-2. The Sundogs were outshot by the Beast, 37-25. Both teams meet again Sunday afternoon at the Powerade Centre in Ontario, where the Sundogs look to even the series.

Third Period Goals Solidify Sundogs 3-1 Victory

10/20/2013 2:01 PM

Prescott Valley, AZ – The Arizona Sundogs solidified their 3-1 victory over the Brampton Beast with all three of their goals tallied in the third period at the Powerade Centre.

The game remained scoreless until Brampton jumped out with an early lead with a shorthanded goal from Beast’s, Brett Smith 7:55 into the second period. Moments before, a flurry of penalties were called on each team after Sundogs’ players Joe Tolles, Justin Pender and Beast’s Smith, Andrew Darrigo were all issued fighting majors and Beast’s Steve Ward was given two minutes for slashing.

Heading into the final period and down the Sundogs battled to gain the lead and win the game. Five minutes into the period Ryan Gaucher chipped the puck past netminder, Kristofer Westblom leveling the playing field. Justin Pender scored his first goal with the Sundogs notching the game winning goal for Arizona and with seconds left in regulation Ian Schultz posted an empty net goal solidifying the Sundogs eventual 3-1 victory. Jason Morgan, Sebastian Geoffrion, Henric Hoglund and Gaucher all continued their point streak extending it to, two games.

Newly added Sundogs goaltender, Andrew Engelage registered the win for Arizona with 25 saves. Arizona was outshot by Brampton, 26-19. 15 penalty offenses were issued between both teams resulting in 42 penalty minutes.

Arizona meets Brampton for their third game in four days at the Powerade Centre before returning home for their home opener on October 25, 2013 at 7:05pm at Tim’s Toyota Center.

 

Sundogs Drop Game Three Against Beast, 4-0 Shutout

10/21/2013 6:42 PM

Prescott Valley, AZ – The tables turned for the Arizona Sundogs in game three against the Brampton Beast when the Beast registered three goals in the third period propelling them to a 4-0 shutout win against the Sundogs.

The game began similar to Sunday afternoon with the Beast taking an early lead with a goal from Matt Caruana with 6:06 remaining in the middle frame. Unlike Sunday, the Sundogs didn’t expect to drop three goals in under 10 minutes in the third period. The Beast’s second goal game on the power play after Sundogs’ Henric Hoglund served a two minute, too many men, bench minor allowing Brampton to take advantage of their opportunity. Three minutes later Josh McQuade shot a wrister past Arizona goalie, Cam Lanigan and registered their third goal. The Beast’s fourth goal came on the penalty kill after Steve Ward was sent to the box for a hooking minor and Brampton’s Calin Wild notched the shorthanded goal securing the Beast’s first shutout win this season.

Lanigan, took the loss for the Sundogs blocking 19 shots, while Arizona outshot Brampton 31-23. The Sundogs were 0-3 on the power play and the Beast were 1-4.

The Sundogs return home for their home opener against the Missouri Mavericks at Tim’s Toyota Center on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 7:05pm. Reserve your tickets today, Platinum and Glass Sections are still available for Friday.

The Arizona Sundogs are the Central Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes. Season tickets, mini-plan, and single-game ticket information is now available by calling (928) 759-6600 or visiting arizonasundogs.com.

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