Fort Worth, TX – Max Gutjahr’s big night between the pipes helped lead Amarillo to a 2-1 victory over the Lone Star Brahmas on Saturday night.
After it became evident from the opening draw that the contest would be a physical one, the Bulls dominated the early shot totals, while both sides delivered big hits. The Bulls would take the 1-0 lead just 6:33 into the game, when Devan Tongue fended off a backcheck of the Brahmas to snipe home his fifth of the season.
Into the second period, the big hits continued for both side, and the Bulls would extend their lead to 2-0 as Aaron White and Matt Allen played tic-tac-toe with their passes before leaving it for Jack Boxer, an affiliate player playing in his second career game, who wristed a shot into the back of the net for his first NAHL goal.
The Brahmas would pull their goaltender, Cayden Bailey, with over 4:30 to play in the final period and would earn a single tally back when Joey Baez cleaned up a deflected puck to make the score 2-1.
The Lone Star effort would not be enough, as Max Gutjahr would make a backdoor save with time winding down in regulation to give the Bulls the victory. Gutjahr would go on to 22 saves on his way to earning his ninth win of the season.
With the victory, the Bulls are now 16-4-1-2 on the season and have earned 35 points to sit comfortably in the second position in the South Division.
The Bulls will remain on the road on Saturday, November 30 to take on the Lone Star Brahmas. Mark Shelley will broadcast the game from the Spicy Mike’s Bar-B-Q Broadcast Booth, and the action will begin at 7:30PM CST on 107.1 Nash Icon and Hockey TV.