Written by Luciano Guerra Friday, 10 January 2014 08:00
On a night dedicated to local heroes, it was only fitting that it took last-minute heroics for the Killer Bees to overcome an early 0-2 deficit and emerge victorious over the Lone Star Brahmas. Heroics provided by RGV’s Rob Marsanico as he scored his second goal of the season after 60 minutes of regulation, five minutes of sudden-death overtime and five rounds of head-to-head shoot-out action failed to decide the outcome of the game. Marsanico’s clutch shot gave the Bees a 3-2 victory and allowed RGV to improve its record to 19-10-7 and move into a third place tie in the North American Hockey League’s (NAHL) South division.
After the game, the 17-year old Allendale New Jersey native explained the scenario in which he scored one of the biggest goals of his young career.
“When the score is tied after the five-minute sudden-death period like ours was, there’s a shoot-out in which each team gets five shooters,” explained Marsanico. “Since both teams scored one goal in the shoot-out we remained tied so went to a one-on-one shoot-out that would end when one team scored and the other didn’t. Their first shooter missed his shot and I made mine so we won.”