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Huge game by Whitehead boosts Texas over Dallas, 7-3

The Texas Jr. Brahmas\’ Dixon Whitehead had a big offensive game, scoring two goals and contributing two assists in his team\’s 7-3 win over the Dallas Jr. Stars.

Whitehead found the back of the net short handed 11:19 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Texas and again while 3:26 into the third to make the score 5-3 Texas.

Dallas\’ power play was ineffective against Texas\’ penalty kill, which allowed one goal while shorthanded.

The Jr. Brahmas kept the Jr. Stars\’ goalie busy throughout the game, and Anthony Galliart made 32 saves on 39 shots. Texas\’ goal total was higher than its season average. The Jr. Brahmas average 3.1 goals per game.

Texas additionally got points from Jon Severson, who also finished with one goal and three assists and Ryan Dunner, who also grabbed two goals and one assist. Texas also had goals scored by Thomas Puetz and Anthony Koslow, who scored one goal each. More assists for Texas came via Jon Grimm, Nick Nitta, Paolo DiGenova, Austin Davis, Ian Atencio, and Conor Durkin, who contributed one each.

Texas was unable to stop Dallas from sending pucks towards the net, and the Jr. Stars eventually piled up 38 shots on goal.

Dallas was helped by Travis Hall, who registered one goal and one assist. Hall scored on the power play 2:44 into the second period to make the score 2-2. A boarding penalty on DiGenova had put the Jr. Stars on the power play. Tyler Valentin provided the assist. Dallas also got points from Josig Rochon, who also had one goal and one assist and Kayne Fedor, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Dallas were Aaron Torres, who had one.

Joe Hacker rejected 35 shots on goal for the Jr. Brahmas. Texas incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors. Dallas incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.