Prescott Valley, AZ – The Arizona Sundogs were shutout by the Tulsa Oilers Friday night at the BOK Center, 2-0.
The Arizona Sundogs went on an early power play after Daniel Amesbury was issued two minutes for cross checking Kip Brennan, 11 seconds into the first period. Heading into tonight’s match-up Brennan and Amesbury exchanged words during pre-game warm-ups which carried into the game. At 10:31 Michel Beausoleil put Tulsa on the scoreboard when he found his opening and chipped the puck past the glove side of Arizona’s Adam Russo. Immediately following the Oilers goal, Brennan and Amesbury dropped their gloves at center ice and were each issued matching penalties for fighting.
A minute into the middle frame and Beausoleil scored his second goal with a wrister from the right corner. Eight penalties were issued during the middle frame, four offenses per team. The Oilers received two chances to score on a 5-on-3 man advantage but the Sundogs successfully killed off both scoring chances.
The Sundogs went on a four minute power play after Patrick Schafer was accessed two minutes for holding and an additional two minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct, but the Sundogs were unable to take advantage of the opportunity.
Russo took the loss for Arizona making 19 saves. Arizona outshot Tulsa 39-21. The Sundogs were 0-9 on the power play and the Oilers were 0-8 on the power play. Arizona meets the Quad City Mallards tomorrow when they look to end their three game losing skid, before returning home to Prescott Valley.
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.