OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Warriors captain William Lawson-Body recorded his 100th career North American Hockey League point, three different Warriors scored twice and goaltender Daniel Duris recorded an 18-save shutout as Oklahoma beat the Odessa Jackalopes 8-0 Friday at Blazers Ice Centre.
The Warriors opened scoring four and a half minutes into the game off an offensive zone faceoff. Drew Sutton won the draw to Kaden Nelson who walked the top of the zone and floated the puck in off the goaltender’s stick. Sixty-five seconds later, Owen Baumgartner gave his team a 2-0 lead with a slot-shot set up by Max Dronen. Three minutes later Brendan Williams scored on the powerplay. Lawson-Body’s historic marker came at 9:50 into the period when William Ahlrik banged away at the captain’s center feed and scored his first as a Warrior. Baumgartner was credited with the secondary assist. Lawson-Body was playing in regular season game number 126, all with the Warriors. Oklahoma would add one more before the intermission when Baumgartner scored his second of the period, walking in from the blueline and rifling a shot from the high slot to make it 5-0 after just 12:59 of play.
The Warriors sustained offensive pressure early in the second period and Williams scored his second of the game. That would be the only marker in the middle frame, just 63 seconds into it.
Oklahoma cashed in on a carryover 5-on-3 powerplay coming out of intermission to begin the third. Adam Smith scored his first goal of the season on a one-timer set up by Therien Thiesing and Sutton at 21 seconds, and then added his second goal of the period at 2:53 to finish the Warriors scoring. Thiesing added another assist on Smith’s second goal, and Blaise Miller had the secondary to give five different Warriors multi-point games Friday.
Duris was credited with 18 saves in his shutout, which is his second of the season and Oklahoma’s point streak climbed to 10 games with the win. The Warriors increased a franchise record 15-game home winning streak going back to the last seven home games in the 2021-22 season. The Warriors have now won six straight games at Blazers Ice Centre and eight on the year including two neutral-site games as the designated home team in the 2022 NAHL Showcase.
Oklahoma returns to action Wednesday, November 23 for a 7 p.m. puck drop against the Lone Star Brahmas at Blazers Ice Centre.