Friday, October 28, 2005

10-28 BUGS vs. AUSTIN (W, 5-0)

ANOTHER GAME ANOTHER HAT TRICK
Ryan Manitowich completed the hat trick with a deflection on a power play late in the third period. The last time the Mudbugs were at home, Brett Smith scored three. The Bugs are leading 5-0 and Austin has wilted into the ice.
TIME: 9:20 p.m.

BAD GIVEAWAY LEADS TO BUGS THIRD TALLY; SOUPY MAKES IT 4-0
Matt Barnes handed the puck to Shane Palahicky in the newly created trapezoid behind the net and No. 20 capitilized to put the Bugs up 3-0. Moments later, Jason Campbell, absent from hockey for a year, delivered another.
TIME: 9:08 p.m.

AUSTIN HAD ITS CHANCE
The Mudbugs made Austin look bad during a power play early in the third. The Ice Bats enjoyed almost a full two minutes with a 4-on-3 advantage, but were unable to mount a serious scoring threat. Game remains 2-0 Bugs with 11 minutes to go. Austin is 0-7 on the power play tonight.
TIME: 9:03 p.m.

MANI SCORES ANOTHER
Ryan Manitowich scored his second goal of the game late in the second period to give the Mudbugs a 2-0 lead. He nearly scored a third just before the second period ended, but he was upended by Austin's Darryl McArthur. There will be 1:04 of 4-on-4 action to begin the third before the Mudbugs have their third power play.
TIME: 8:28 p.m.

MANITOWICH OPENS THE SCORING
Skilled forward Ryan Manitowich showed off his talent with a sweet backhander midway through the second to give the Mudbugs a 1-0 lead. The tally was No. 29's first of the season.
TIME: 8:07 p.m.

I GUESS THE WHISTLE STOPPED WORKING
Tom Sterns has amazing kept the whistle silent thus far, calling just four penalties midway through the game. There have been several opportunities to call interference and/or holding tonight, but both teams have been given plenty of playing room.
TIME: 8:04 p.m.

SCORELESS HOCKEY THUS FAR
For the first time all season, we have a scoreless first period. The Bugs and Bats are tied, but Austin began to take some control at the end of the first. It should be 1-0 Austin, but a call went the Bugs way. As my buddy Greg Rajan said, clearly, this makes up for the Laredo call and the Bugs fans -- to be fair -- should be outraged.
TIME: 7:41 p.m.

BOSSIER-SHREVEPORT CATCHES FIRST MAJOR BREAK OF YOUNG SEASON
The Mudbugs were the benefactors of a bad call Friday night when an obvious Austin goal was waved off midway through the first period. On the power play, Jeff Nuefeld beat Ken Carroll short side and the puck found the net, but referee Tom Sterns whistled the play dead – after the puck was in the net. It appeared Sterns thought Carroll had a hold of it, which he never did.
TIME: 7:30 p.m.

SLUGGISH START FRIDAY
The first half of the opening period is a bit lethargic Friday at the CenturyTel Center, although the Mudbugs and the Ice Bats seem to be picking up the pace. Currently, neither team has taken control.
TIME: 7:18 p.m.

BUGS LOOK TO FIRE ON POWER PLAY
Bossier-Shreveport has had plenty of power-play opportunities through three games, but hasn't quite got the production it has wanted. Austin may be just the team they need to see.
Veteran forward and power-play specialist Chris Brassard is back in the lineup tonight and Austin has been ripe while shorthanded. The Ice Bats have killed 11 of 16 power plays and rank 14th in the Central Hockey League with a 68.75 percent success rate.
The Mudbugs enter tonight seventh in the CHL with the man-advantage (14.29 percent).
TIME: 6:51 p.m.

CARROLL IN NET AGAINST ICE BATS
Ken Carroll will get his second start in net this season tonight. He was on the short end of 4-3 shootout Tuesday at Fort Worth, three nights after capturing a victory in relief of Paul Schonfelder against Youngstown. Austin staple Matt Barnes will be in net for the Ice Bats.
TIME: 6:30 p.m.

GET A GOOD LOOK AT THE BUGS
The Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs play the Austin Ice Bats tonight at the CenturyTel Center, their final game before embarking on an eight-game road trip.
The Mudbugs will see veteran power forward Chris Brassard return to the lineup tonight after missing two games due to a suspension in the season-opener.
Stay tuned throughout the game as I take you live to the CTC for more Central Hockey League action.

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