Despite a long drive time to McKinney and a late game time, the Attack squad came out firing on all cylinders to take on division rival McKinney. Arlington-Midlothian team captain Beau Rehonic would deliver the opening strike as veteran blueliner Jonathon Loggins fed rookie Tyler Koppmann in the crease. Koppmann advanced the puck to Rehonic who one timed the biscuit top shelf on a startled McKinney netminder. Rehonic would strike again unassisted to give the Attack a 2-1 lead after one. Hayden Ovalle found John Ruble on the back door in the second which deadlocked a heated match at three a piece after two. McKinney continued to push hard doubling the number of shots and offensive opportunities of the Attack in the second period. Senior goalie Austin Koppmann made some brilliant saves to give his club the chance to win. Early in the third Sam Prather broke free on a lead pass from Rehonic and made no mistake burying the puck. It would take until the four minute remaining mark of the third period for the Attack to go up for good with Tristan Aun getting his third of the season as he converted his own rebound into the go ahead goal. Koppmann and the Attack blueliners worked hard to survive a barrage of last minute chances, with Koppmann making three desperation saves in the closing seconds to propel the Attack to their third win in a row. Shots on goal heavily favored McKinney as they delivered 34 counted shots to the Attacks 25. This big win sets up A-M to pressure the top slots in the rankings. Next up is Denton County and a share of first place.
Attack fans were treated to an offensive firepower showcase Sunday night as Arlington-Midlothian handily defeated Birdville with an all-around effort. Tristan Aun would open the scoring off a feed from Hayden Ovalle. Ovalle registered a three point night scoring goals two and five drawing inspiration from a newly taped stick. The Ovalle wristers were both set up by a hard charging and unselfish Lucas Sntesinger. Snetsi logged four points of his own, finishing the playmaker award early this year off three assists. He would a goal for good measure as well. Aun scored his second of the night assisted by Branch. At the other end, a red hot Billy Jackson turned away 32 of 34 shots to log the win. Next up for the Attack is the always formidable McKinney.
Attack Faithful packed the Richardson Ice Arena with great expectations for their hungry hockey club. Wearing their road white uniforms, the young club did not disappoint coming out skating hard and owning play in the Lovejoy end. Despite some quality offensive opportunities, it was Attack blueliner John Ruble who would open the scoring for the season. Captain Beau Rehonic, looking for some action in front would work the puck back to the blueline and then set the screen. Ruble one timed a rising wrister that ricocheted off a Leopard defensive, changing direction to find the top shelf. A tense first would end with the Attack leading by one. The score would not be broken until late in the third when veteran Justin Ely found himself breaking into the Leopard zone while being heavily defended. Ely smartly recognized a trailer in the clear as rookie Brandt Reed jumped into the rush from his defensive position. Brandt received a rolling puck on his backhand and with the poise of P.K. Suban, he drew the Leopard netminder out of position and delivered a back hand strike to just under the crux of the crossbar on a still rolling puck! The crowd roared in enthusiastic support has the celebration started! Meanwhile at the other end of the rink, Billy Jackson turned away ten shots to keep Lovejoy blanked. The third period brought good back and forth action with each team realizing the importance of the next goal. That goal would come with just under two minutes remaining, when a streaking Tristan Aun would thread the needle with a laser like saucer pass to a net crashing Justin Green. Green made no mistake in burying the biscuit deep in the back of the net to light the lamp one last time. The game would wrap at 3-0 with Jackson recording the shutout on 19 shots. The Attack will look to build a winning streak against Birdville in Euless.