Our Bubba’s post-game recap, written by James Jackson
The Marksmen invaded Macon, GA fresh off their season opening win Friday night. After an impressive opening night for the Marksmen, they looked to continue their success with a win on the road against the 0-0-1 Macon Mayhem.
As the first period began it was clear the Marksmen were running on the momentum they had from last night’s win. Both teams traded blows back and forth. Marksmen Goaltender Dillon Kelley was once again amazing in the net, however nearing the end of the first period Dakota Klecha scored from the low-slot giving the Mayhem the lead.
In the second period, Derren McCormick made a beautiful back-handed shot, scoring and giving the Marksmen a goal tying the game at 1-1. The Meyhem were handed a holding penalty, putting the Marksmen on their second power play. The Mayhem found the end of the net once again with a shot from Brandon Fehd putting the Marksmen at a one point disadvantage. Marksmen’s Nolan Sheeran and the Mayhems’s Zach Urban exchanged some blows in the first fight of the Marksmen season. Sheeran may have ended up on the ice but he got several good blows in showing he’s not one to pick on. At the conclusion of the second period, the Marksmen were down 2-1.
At the start of the third period, Jesse Kallechy’s young Marksmen team came out of the locker room hungry for another win. After being outshot 13-7 in the second period, the Marksmen needed to come alive and close the lead. The Mayhem were called on a hooking penalty putting the Marksmen on yet another power play. Shane Bennett made an absolutely beautiful pass to Jamie Hill, almost scoring however it wasn’t meant to be. Mayhems’ Jake Trask scores another goal putting the Marksmen at a 3-1 deficit. On a power play, Tyler Pryce scored keeping the Marksmen in the game. However it was not enough, the Marksmen fall to the Mayhem 3-2. The Mayhem hand the Marksmen their first loss of the season.
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