Prescott Valley, AZ – The Arizona Sundogs celebrated a win tonight against the Missouri Mavericks winning their 2012-13 home opener with a 3-2 score.
1:48 into the 1st period the Sundogs went on a power play after Missouri’s Matt McCready was called for slashing. Chad Nehring followed it up with a goal 59 seconds later which would be the first of 2 goals for he collected. Missouri quickly answered with a goal of their own when Kellan Tochkin was able to slip one past David Brown.
Mickael Bedard opened the start of 2nd period with a goal, helping the Sundogs pull ahead. Arizona was left serving 3 penalties in the 2nd period when Jason Morgan and Adam Smyth both dropped their gloves and were assessed 5 minutes each for roughing. Nehring locked in the game winning goal when he scored a second goal with assists from Schlemko and Larocque. The 3rd goal was exactly what the Sundogs needed to lock in their win over Missouri.
Brown kept out 38 goals giving the Sundogs a 1-1-1 season record thus far. The Sundogs will wrap up their 2-game series tomorrow night against the Missouri Mavericks at 7:05pm.
The Arizona Sundogs are the Central Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes. Their seventh season is set to begin in October 2012. Season tickets, mini-plan, and single-game ticket information is now available by calling (928) 759-6600 or visiting arizonasundogs.com.