Allen, Texas – The Arizona Sundogs dropped their sixth game, extending their losing skid as they took a 6-3 loss against the Allen Americans Friday night at the Allen Event Center.
The Sundogs jumped out to an early lead scoring two unanswered goals in the opening period but couldn’t hang on to it after the Americans tallied four goals in the final 20 minutes. Sebastian Geoffrion was awarded a penalty shot 12:55 into the first but was unsuccessful. Johan Ryd registered an unassisted goal 14:54 into the period when he poked the puck past Allen netminder Bryan Pitton. Three minutes later Shawn Limpright scored his first goal in a Sundogs jersey, with assists from Jason Morgan, and Kevin Baker.
Arizona began the second period on the penalty kill after Riley Emmerson was given two minutes for slashing at the end of the first. Allen capitalized on the man-advantage to tie the game collecting two goals in the second. Jonathan Zion fired a quick goal 43 seconds into the second period and Daniel Tetrualt equalized the game with 5:50 remaining in the middle frame.
Morgan regained the lead for Arizona scoring 42 seconds into the third period with assist from Limpright. Ross Rouleau registered Allen’s third power play goal when Arizona was given a too many men, bench minor. The Americans final three goals came in less than three minutes of each other. Jamie Schaafsma tallied the game winning goal with 2:11 to go in the third. The Sundogs pulled their goalie giving them the extra attacker which was unsuccessful. Brian McMillin and Garret Klotz each found the net to seal their 6-3 victory.
Andrew Engelage took the loss making 27 saves. Arizona outshot Allen 35-33. The Sundogs were 0-5 on the power play and the Americans were 3-7. Both teams will meet again tomorrow night as they get set for their rematch and their final regular season game against each other.
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.