HIDALGO, TX – A four-goal second period for the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees turned a tie hockey game into a 5-2 win over the Arizona Sundogs on Saturday night at State Farm Arena.
It was the final meeting of the season between the Sundogs (17-33-9) and the Killer Bees (28-26-7).
Craig Macdonald had tied the game at 1-1 for Arizona at 7:31 of the second period, but the Bees responded with four unanswered to take a 5-1 lead. Aaron Lee buried a shorthanded goal from the slot at 9:36. Reid Edmondson then followed at 13:05 on a crossing pass. Brandon Campos extended the lead with a late power play goal and Aaron Boogaard capped off the period’s scoring with 1:34 left in the frame.
The Bees’ Scott Balan scored the first period’s only goal. Jesse Perrin added a third period goal for the Sundogs.
Scott Reid took the loss for Arizona, stopping 31 shots. Wylie Rogers earned the win for the Bees with 29 saves.
The Sundogs finished 1-for-6 on the power play while the Bees went 1-for-7.
Arizona heads to Laredo for a Sunday afternoon meeting with the Bucks to close out their season series. Game time is set for 2:05 PM PST and the action can be heard live on Cattle Country 94.3 FM.
The Arizona Sundogs are the Central Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes. Their sixth season is brought to you by Cliff Castle Casino-Hotel and the team will also host the 2012 CHL All-Star Game in January. Season tickets, mini-plan, and single-game ticket information is now available by calling (928) 759-6600 or visiting arizonasundogs.com.
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