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Frolunda Down Devils in CHL action on Tuesday Night

Frolunda Down Devils in CHL action on Tuesday Night

The Frolunda Indians showed why they are the defending CHL Champions with a clinical performance on home ice on Tuesday.

Frolunda took just 35 seconds to open the scoring after a defensive zone turnover led to an unassisted goal by Patrik Carlsson.  Despite the Devils being heavily outshot, and killing two penalties, the period ended with Frolunda up 1-0.  

Joel Lundqvist scored his first of the game on the powerplay at 23:30 but the Devils pulled one back when Joey Martin picked up a rebound and tucked it in to make it 2-1 at 24:23. 

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Goals from Karl Storey (27:07) and Samuel Fagemo (34:59) put Frolunda in front 4-1 after 40 minutes of play.

The final 20 minutes was owned by Frolunda as they scored 5 goals, 2 even strength, 2 on the powerplay and one penalty shot.  The one bright spot for the Devils was a powerplay goal from Joey Haddad at 44:21, but that was all the 200+ fans travelling over from Wales had to cheer for in the final 20 minutes.  

Frolunda’s Joel Lundqvist completed his hat-trick with a trio of powerplay goals on the night to lead the charge while netminder Johan Mattsson made 14 saves in the win.  

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The two teams face each other next Tuesday in Cardiff for the final CHL qualifying round game with the Devils needing a win to advance to the next round.  

Photo Credit: Michael Erichsen

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