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12/26/2012 8:02:00 AM
Arizona Sundogs win two of three games on the week
Arizona Sundogs goalkeeper Adam Russo tries to stop a shot by the Denver Cutthroats’ A.J. Gale Friday night in Colorado.
Courtesy Photo Hector Acevedo
Arizona Sundogs goalkeeper Adam Russo tries to stop a shot by the Denver Cutthroats’ A.J. Gale Friday night in Colorado.
Courtesy Photo Hector Acevedo

Cheryl Hartz
News Editor


Back in November, the Arizona Sundogs swept the Denver Cutthroats in three games at home. This past weekend they could hold on for only one of two at the ice trouts' home venue.

All in all, it was a decent week for the Central Hockey League's Sundogs, as they started in Independence on Tuesday with a 6-3 win over the Missouri Mavericks, snapping a 7-game skid.

In the middle of a 10-day road trip, Arizona tied the CHL record for most goals in a period this season by any CHL team, scoring five in the final frame.

The Sundogs found themselves down 2-0 with only 33 seconds remaining in the first period when Jason Morgan put their first goal on the board. Missouri added another tally midway through the second period, and led 3-1 headed into the third.

That's when the visitors let loose, bombarding the hosts with 18-6 shooting in the final period. Derek LeBlanc scored twice on his former team, Jake Hauswirth added a deuce of his own, and Matt Tassone contributed one. Both Hauswirth's and LeBlanc's final goals came short-handed and in the final two minutes of the game, to end the losing streak in spectacular fashion.

It also was the first regulation loss for the Mavs (10-1-1) when leading after 40 minutes.

David Brown got credit for the win, stopping 33 shots on goal.

Friday, Arizona edged Denver 5-4 after a 5-round shootout.

A 3-goal first period, with tallies from Hauswirth, Kevin Petovello and Tassone, seemed to make the Sundogs a bit overconfident. They allowed the Cuttthroats to get back in the game in the second with a pair of goals, while Nehring managed one score in between for Arizona.

Denver knotted the score late in regulation, and neither team could undo the tangle in the 5-minute overtime, sending the contest to shootout. LeBlanc and Cutthroat A.J. Gale each capitalized before Petovello got the game-winner in the fifth round.

Adam Russo earned the win with 32 saves.

The following night, Denver downed the 'Dogs 3-1, gaining a 2-0 margin in the first period.

After a scoreless second, and with just two-and-a-half minutes remaining in the final period, Chad Nehring connected to make it 2-1.

The Sundogs pulled netminder David Brown in favor of an extra attacker, but Denver capitalized on the empty net for an insurance goal to secure the win.

Arizona gets a break from competition until the Bloomington Blaze hits Prescott Valley for a 3-game series starting Friday. The puck drops on Dec. 28, 29 and New Year's Eve at 7:05 p.m.

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