Mudbugs Playoffs Ready After Two Big Weekend Wins
The Shreveport Mudbugs hockey team continued their fine tuning for the North American Hockey League playoffs with two big wins this past weekend. The Bugs, currently holding down the third spot in the NAHL's South Division, came away with a pair of victories over the division's cellar dwelling Odessa Jackelopes, a dominating 3 to 1 win on Friday night, and a thrilling - and hard hitting - 4 to 3 shootout victory Saturday.
The Mudbugs will wrap up their regular season schedule this coming weekend. The team goes on the road to face the Lone Star Brahmas on Friday and Saturday nights. The Bugs currently trail the Brahmas by a single point and have hopes of overtaking the second place team with a pair of weekend wins. Teams are awarded two pints for a victory and a single point for an overtime or shootout loss.
If the Mudbugs are able to grab the runner-up spot from Lone Star, the local boys will have home ice advantage in the upcoming best of 5, opening round playoff series. If the Brahmas maintain their slight lead, they will have the home ice edge in that series. That first round playoff series is tentatively scheduled to begin Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13.
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