San Jose, Ca. – The San Jose Barracuda (13-20-7-0) got 37 stops from Eetu Makiniemi, shutting out the Calgary Wranglers (22-13-3-0), 3-0, on Friday night at Tech CU Arena. The win was the Barracuda’s fourth straight against the Wranglers.
After a scoreless first, Ethan Frisch (1) worked to the right dot and ripped a shot over the left shoulder of Dustin Wolf at 13:54 for his first in his pro career, giving the Barracuda a 1-0 lead. After Scott Sabourin drew a penalty, Nathan Todd (9) fired a one-timer under Wolf’s left arm from the left wing at 17:18 to give San Jose a 2-0 lead.
In the third, the Barracuda extended their advantage when Jordy Bellerive (4) backhanded in a loose puck from in tight during a delayed penalty for his first in a Cuda sweater. The Wranglers would pull Wolf with over six minutes and 30 seconds to go and even had a power play but Makiniemi turned aside all 11 shots he faced en route to his second shutout of the year and second against Calgary.
Pink in the Rink is presented by Kaiser Permanente is back on Saturday, Jan. 27 (6 p.m.) as the Barracuda take on the Calgary Wranglers at Tech CU Arena. Tickets start at $13 and the first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive a Pink in the Rink puck. For tickets and more info, call 408.999.5757 or go to sjbarracuda.com.