Last week was a busy week for the Brampton Beast as they not only opened their home schedule but also played three games in three days against the Adirondack Thunder and a pair against the Wheeling Nailers.
While they were able to record their first point of the season in an overtime loss during the team’s Home Opener, the team is still looking for its first victory of the season.
The Beast will do their best to earn that first ‘W’ this weekend on home ice as they host the Toledo Walleye on Friday, October 30 and Sunday, November 1. Get your tickets HERE.
Friday, October 23 vs Adirondack Thunder
The energy in the Powerade Centre was electric for the Brampton Beast’s 2015-16 Home Opener and the team responded in kind, overcoming a late two-goal deficit to force overtime on the backs of their best offensive output of the season, but the Adirondack Thunder scored a power play goal in overtime to edge the Beast 5-4 on Friday night.
Rob Bordson scored a pair of goals, including the overtime winner for the Thunder. Bryan McGregor, Josiah Didier, Travis Brown and Angelo Miceli lit the lamp for the Beast, who picked up their first point of the season in front of an energetic crowd for the Beast’s Home Opener.
Beast starting goaltender Eddie Pasquale kept his team in the game with multiple key saves throughout the contest and finished with 32 saves. Thunder starter Ken Appleby earned the win for Adirondack with 18 saves.
Saturday, October 24 @ Wheeling Nailers
The Beast were hoping to ruin the atmosphere in the WesBanco Arena for the Wheeling Nailers’ Home Opener, Tim Billingsley’s first pro goal in the second just wasn’t enough to spark a comeback as the Nailers topped the Beast 5-1 on Saturday night.
Sahir Gill gave the Nailers a lead after 20 minutes and Derek Army, Connor Leen and Jarrett Burton pushed the lead to 4-0 near the mid-way point of the second period.
Billingsley’s first at 15:06 of the second got the Beast on the board but Clark Seymour added another for the Nailers in the third period to shut the door on a Beast comeback.
Eddie Pasquale made his third straight start for Brampton and finished the game with 24 saves. Franky Palazzese stopped all but one of the 23 shots he faced to earn the win between the pipes.
Sunday, October 25 vs Wheeling Nailers
The Brampton Beast overcame a two-goal deficit in their strongest game of the season, but came up a goal short as the Wheeling Nailers took a 4-3 victory at the Powerade Centre on Sunday afternoon.
Brandon Marino netted a pair of goals and Mathew Maione added a single as the Beast weren’t able to complete the comeback on the back of a solid goaltending performance from Eddie Pasquale.
Wheeling got a pair of early goals from Cody Wydo and Clark Seymour to jump to an early 2-0 lead by the 3:20 mark of the opening frame but the Beast responded with a pair of their own from Maione and Marino.
The Nailers re-established their two-goal lead thanks to John McCarron’s second period tally and Derek Army’s power play goal in the third period.
Marino netted his second of the game late in the third period but that’s as close as the Beast would come as the Nailers skated away with the win.
Eddie Pasquale turned in his strongest game as a member of the Beast and finished with 28 saves. Brian Foster picked up the win for Wheeling with 30 saves.
The Beast are back in action at home this weekend against the Toledo Walleye on Friday, Oct. 30 and Sunday, Nov. 1. Single game tickets are now available, starting at $16.25. Trial Packs for the 2015-16 season are also available starting at $39.99 that include three game tickets. For more information or general media inquiries on the Brampton Beast please contact Chris Ballard, Public Relations Coordinator at (905) 564-1684 or email@example.com.