The Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees will finish their nine-game homestand with four games this week, a pair against Allen and pair against Laredo. The Bees are 4-1 through the first five games of their homestand at the State Farm Arena including victories over Texas, Tulsa, and Arizona. The Bees previously fell to Allen 3-1 last Wednesday, their only loss during the month of November.
THIS WEEKS GAMES
Tuesday vs Allen Americans, 7:00 PM, State Farm Arena - Hidalgo, Texas
Wednesday vs Allen Americans, 7:00 PM, State Farm Arena - Hidalgo, Texas
Friday vs Laredo Bucks, 7:30 PM, State Farm Arena - Hidalgo, Texas
Saturday vs Laredo Bucks, 7:30 PM, State Farm Arena - Hidalgo, Texas
The Americans and Bucks just finished a weekend series with the Laredo Bucks winning both games 6-1 and 2-1 over Laredo. The Bucks do not play any games until Friday this week.
LAST WEEKS GAMES
Wednesday vs Allen Americans, 3-1 Loss
The Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees (3-4-0) fell to the Allen Americans (3-2-2) on Wednesday night by a 3-1 score. The two teams played a 2-1 game for a majority of the evening but a late Colton Yellow Horn goal iced the victory for the Americans. David Marshall recorded the lone Bees goal.
Friday vs Arizona Sundogs, 4-3 (SO) Win
It looked like the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees (4-4-0) were going to be stopped by some stellar goaltending but a third period rally sent the game to extra time against the Arizona Sundogs. David Marshall, Dan Gender, and Zac Pearson scored in the shootout to cap the come-from-behind win and score a 4-3 win over the Arizona Sundogs (2-4-3) Friday night at State Farm Arena.
Saturday vs Arizona Sundogs, 3-1 Win
The Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees (5-4-0) took the win over the Arizona Sundogs (2-5-3) on Saturday night by a 2-1 score behind two Aaron Lee goals. The Bees played strong with a season high 51 shots on goal, compared to Arizona's 35. Wylie Rogers made 34 saves in his first game back with the Bees.
BEES NEED TO KNOW
· The Killer Bees went to extra time for the first time of the season on November 11th against the Arizona Sundogs. The first seven games of the Bees season were all decided in regulation.
· Mark Kroeze was signed by the Bees on November 5 to serve as an emergency back-up goalie after an injury to Dan Dunn. Kroeze is a Minnesota native who is also is the first-ever McAllen City Urban Forester.
· The Killer Bees have now won their first game of the season over the Laredo Bucks in the last two seasons. Last year the Bees opened the season with a victory over Laredo and this season the Bees defeated Laredo 6-3 last Saturday night for their first win of the year.
· The Killer Bees are in the midst their longest homestand of the season this weekend, nine games in the first 19 days of November.
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