McParland and Jacklin Lead Beast to First Ever Preseason Victory
KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN – The Brampton Beast fought hard through three periods of play to earn their first ever preseason victory 3-2 over the Kalamazoo Wings at Wings Event Center last Sunday afternoon.
Forwards Nick McParland and Scott Jacklin each picked up a goal and an assist and David Pacan recorded his first tally in a Beast jersey.
Goaltender Bryan Pitton was nearly unbeatable through three periods of play and made 28 saves to earn the win.
After a scoreless opening period, Beast newcomer David Pacan opened the scoring on the power play at 4:14 of the second frame, with Brandon Marino and Reggie Traccitto earning the assists.
Kalamazoo’s Tanner Sorenson responded at 10:16, tying the game 1-1 heading into the third period.
The Beast were resilient to start the third period and were rewarded for their efforts. Nick McParland broke the tie just 2:25 into the final frame to give the Beast a 2-1 edge.
Scott Jacklin pushed the Beast lead to 3-1 thanks to assists from McParland and Tim Billingsley at 16:32 to put the Beast in the driver’s seat.
Kalamazoo’s Josh Pitt added a goal in the dying minute of the game but the Beast held on to earn the victory.
Notes: The Beast outshot the K-Wings 31-30. Brampton finished the game 1-for-5 with the man advantage and was a perfect 2-for-2 while shorthanded. Molson Three Stars: 3) Pitt (KAL) 2) McParland (BRA) 1) Jacklin.
Brampton kicks off its regular season schedule next Saturday, October 15 as the club heads to WesBanco Arena to face the Wheeling Nailers. Game time is scheduled for 7:05PM.
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