PHN’s Best Shots of the Game: Fort Worth Brahmas vs. Rapid City Rush 01/04/13

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Brahmas held off the Rapid City Rush for a 1-0 victory  Friday night at the Fort Worth Convention Center, improving the team’s record in the building to 4-0-0 this season.   After two scoreless periods, the Brahmas wasted no time in getting on the board in the third. Just 36 seconds in, Adam Hogg deflected a Ross Rouleau slapshot from the point past Rapid City netminder Danny Battochio and into the back of the net. For Hogg, it was his 10th goal of the season and fourth in the last six games.   The Brahmas held on the rest of the way behind a strong defensive effort and stingy play between the posts from goaltender Kristofer Westblom.   Westblom stopped all 23 shots fired on net by the Rush en route to his eighth win and league-leading third shutout of the season. Battochio takes the loss for Rapid City despite making 24 saves on 25 shots faced. The following images were recorded at th Fort Worth Convention Center on Friday evening.

Referee Brett Coulombe and linesman Anthony Rivera make a net repair

Referee Brett Coulombe and linesman Anthony Rivera make a net repair

Danny Battochio prepares to take the ice

Danny Battochio prepares to take the ice

Fort Worth%27s Joe Tolles battles Scott Wray near the Brahmas%27 crease

Fort Worth%27s Joe Tolles battles Scott Wray near the Brahmas%27 crease

Fort Worth%27s Tomas Klempa is pressured by Rapid City%27s Michael Couch (%2340) and Jordan Behler (%2322)

Fort Worth%27s Tomas Klempa is pressured by Rapid City%27s Michael Couch (%2340) and Jordan Behler (%2322)

Rapid City%27s Michael Couch advances the puck%2C shadowed by the Brahmas%27 Ross Rouleau

Rapid City%27s Michael Couch advances the puck%2C shadowed by the Brahmas%27 Ross Rouleau

Fort Worth%27s Adam Hogg collides with Rapid City%27s Jamie VanderVeeken

Fort Worth%27s Adam Hogg collides with Rapid City%27s Jamie VanderVeeken

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The Brahmas%27 Austin Mayer reaches for the puck

The Brahmas%27 Austin Mayer reaches for the puck

Rapid City%27s Jordan Behler prepares to move the puck out from behind the net with Fort Worth%27s Austin Mayer in pursuit

Rapid City%27s Jordan Behler prepares to move the puck out from behind the net with Fort Worth%27s Austin Mayer in pursuit

Rapid City goalie Danny Battochio watches the puck sail by

Rapid City goalie Danny Battochio watches the puck sail by

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The Brahmas%27 Adam Hogg celebrates his game-winning goal

The Brahmas%27 Adam Hogg celebrates his game-winning goal

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