Stars Top Ambush 6-5 In Overtime

by Brett Gleason

ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- Jamael Cox’s overtime goal lifted the Tacoma Stars (6-3) to a 6-5 victory over the St. Louis Ambush (0-6) on Saturday night at The Family Arena.

A late-game surge powered by a trio of fourth-quarter goals from forward Dan Antoniuk and Joey Gjertsen forced the first overtime of the Stars season. With just over a minute and a half remaining in the extra period, Cox worked an unassisted goal to give Tacoma the win.

Stars goalkeeper Danny Waltman finished the match with 26 saves on 31 shots, his second-highest save total this season. All but one of the Stars goals were unassisted, with defender Elliot Fauske notching the club’s only assist.

Tacoma striker Ty Hall opened the scoring with his third goal in two games just under nine minutes into the match. St. Louis worked a pair of goals late in the first quarter, and a scoreless second quarter sent the Ambush into halftime with a 2-1 lead.

Stars striker Mark Lee’s third quarter goal was sandwiched between another pair of Ambush goals, giving St. Louis a 4-2 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Three goals from Antoniuk and Gjertsen, countered by a goal from St. Louis’ Kentaro Takada, knotted the match up at 5-5 at the end of regulation.

The Stars wrap up the first half of their season with a road matchup against the Ontario Fury next Friday, Dec. 18. First kick is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. PT.

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