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Sundogs Lose 2-1 in Tough Battle Against Americans

13 March 2013  


Prescott Valley, AZ – The game was decided in the final minutes of play when the Arizona Sundogs lost a tough battle against the Allen Americans with a 2-1 loss at the Allen Event Center Tuesday night.

The opening frame remained scoreless between the Arizona Sundogs and the Allen Americans.  Arizona received an early advantage picking up a 5-on-3 power play for 46 seconds when Darryl Bootland was called for holding and Trevor Ludwig was called for cross-checking, though the Sundogs were unable to convert the opportunity into a goal. 

Incredible goaltending by David Brown and Aaron Dell held the game scoreless through two periods of play.  The Americans outshot the Sundogs 11-8 in the second period.

Arizona’s Derek LeBlanc finally broke the drought 11:16 into the final period when he scored an unassisted goal. Less than three minutes later, Allen answered back with a power play goal when Jeff Kyrzakos was issued two minutes for cross-checking.  With two minutes remaining in regulation, Adam Pineault scored the game winning goal for the Americans.

David Brown took the loss for Arizona making 33 saves.  Arizona was outshot 35-24.  Arizona was 0-2 on the power play and Allen was 1-2 on the power play.  The Sundogs return home to conclude their 2012-13 regular season, when they host the Wichita Thunder for a set of games on Friday and Saturday.

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