KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN – Brampton got goals from seven different skaters and the Beast vaulted past the Kalamazoo Wings 8-5 on Saturday night.
The Brampton Beast took to the road for made their way to Michigan for a Saturday night contest against the Kalamazoo Wings. Brampton was looking to get back in the win column after they suffered a loss to the Reading Royals on Friday.
The K-Wings got on the board first off a Beast turnover. Luke Sandler capitalized on a misplayed puck and fired it through Alex Dubeau for a 1-0 Wings lead at 14:23.
Brampton came right back and received a power play goal from Lindsay Sparks. The forward took the centering pass from Jackson Leef and rifled the shot up and over Jake Hildebrand to tie the game 1-1 at 15:23.
Brampton took a 1-1 tie into the first intermission and would trail in shots 11-7 after the first 20 minutes of play.
The second period saw the Beast offense catch fire and erupt for five total goals. Right off the hop, Brenden Miller walked in and found twine with a bullet of a shot. Less than a minute after, Erik Bradford got a stick on a shot and gave the Beast a 3-1 lead at 1:26.
Nathan Todd got in on the action and potted a power play goal to put the Beast further ahead at 9:10. The action continued and David Vallorani found Dan Leavens on a two-on-one rush and the latter made no mistake with his 23rd of the year at 12:36.
Kalamazoo got back on the board with another goal rom Luke Sandler at 14:16 but the Beast answered right back with Jordan Henry’s goal at 15:19.
Brampton took a 6-2 lead into the second intermission and were ahead in shots 22-19.
The third period belong to the K-Wings, who got goals from Zach Frye, Luke Sandler and Tanner Sorenson and pulled within a goal of the Beast at the 11:08 mark.
The Wings were desperate for a goal and opted to pull the goalie for the extra attacker. Perry D’Arrisso found the puck and aimed for the net and was able to slide it home at 18:21. Bradford would add a second empty netter at 19:31 to end the game 8-5 for the Beast.
Dubeau claimed the win and ended the night with 26 saves. Jake Kielly was hit with the loss and ended with 12 saves in relief.
Notes: Molson Three Stars 3) Bradford (BRA) 2) Sandler (KAL) 1) Todd (BRA) The Beast ended the night by going two-for-five on the man advantage. Kalamazoo was held scoreless in six opportunities. Brampton will face Kalamazoo again this coming Monday, February 17th. Puck drop is scheduled for 2:00 PM.