OKLAHOMA CITY – Blaise Miller and Brendan Williams each scored twice as the Oklahoma Warriors scored six straight goals to defeat the New Mexico Ice Wolves 6-1 at Blazers Ice Centre Friday.
The Warriors would first find themselves on the board off an offensive zone turnover. New Mexico won a draw back in its own zone, but Rylan Brady would steal the loose puck in the slot and shuffle it to Williams on the back door while falling down. Williams finished the play for his fifth goal of the season to make it a 1-1 game at 5:14, just 29 seconds after New Mexico scored. Williams would give Oklahoma a 2-1 lead late in the period from Owen Carlile and Garrett Horsager to put the home team on top heading into the intermission.
It only took 26 seconds into the second period for the Warriors to score on a carryover powerplay. Hunter Jones and Williams set up Brady for a tic-tac-goal from the slot to give Oklahoma a 3-1 lead. Miller would add to the offense and chase the Ice Wolves goaltender from the net with to quick goals of his own. First, William Ahlrik won an offensive draw back to Owen Dyer. Dyer then floated the puck across the ice to Miller, who ripped a bomb to the top of the net at 9:55 of the period. Twenty-nine ticks later, Miller cleaned up a Tristan Rand rebound and made it a 5-1 game. The Warriors out-shot the Ice Wolves 26-19 through 40 minutes of play.
Oklahoma added a beautiful shorthanded goal in the third period. Jones set up William Lawson-Body on a breakaway and the captain deked the goaltender out to make it a 6-1 game, four minutes and 23 seconds into the final frame.
Lawson-Body’s goal Friday was his third scored in three games.
The Warriors and Ice Wolves meet again Saturday, November 12, for a 7:15 p.m. puck drop at Blazers Ice Centre.