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Drillers win thriller in OT!

Louisiana's Ian Hale scored 2:39 into overtime to beat Sugar Land, 5-4 (OT).

Louisiana overcame a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. Louisiana was down 4-2 after a goal by Sugar Land's Chris Conlin at 7:29 in the third period. Louisiana tied things up at 4-4 on a goal by Brayden Hutchinson at 19:43 in the third period.

Hutchinson and Jeremy Brown provided the spark for Louisiana, combining for three goals and three assists. Hutchinson grabbed two goals and Brown also added one goal and three assists.

Louisiana's goal total was higher than its season average. Louisiana averages 2.5 goals per game.

Louisiana additionally got points from Brown, who also registered one goal and three assists to lead the team in points. Joshua Jorajuria also scored for Louisiana. More assists for Louisiana came via Tucker Alspaugh, who had three and Jonathan Hebert and Davis VanGemerden, who contributed one each.

Sugar Land excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. Sugar Land's offense rang up 51 shots on Louisiana's net. Sugar Land got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game.

Sugar Land was led by Frank Muscarella, who finished with two goals and one assist. Muscarella scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 35 seconds into the third period to make the score 2-2. Jonathan Adnell picked up the assist. Muscarella's next tally on the power play made the score 3-2 Sugar Land with 13:38 left in the third period. Sugar Land earned a power play opportunity when Mitch Dolese was put in the box for delay of game. Matt Cozzan assisted on the tally. Sugar Land also got a goal from Zac McKenna as well. In addition, Sugar Land received assists fromMichael Crowley, Luca Valenza, Keith Allen, and Estevan Cortes, who each chipped in one.

Sean Angle made 47 saves for Louisiana on 51 shots. Louisiana incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Daniel Mignault recorded 17 saves for Sugar Land. Sugar Land incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.