Penalties are going to happen but there were two killers: Nick Canzanello's cross-check during a scrum that ended up being an additional penalty on an otherwise coincidental situation and Joe Schiller's roughing penalty in the third period that ended up getting coupled with a Zach Harrison tripping call for the 5x3.
Mavericks coach Troy Jutting wouldn't comment on specific penalties (presumably that was addressed in the locker room) but he did say there were a couple that he wasn't happy with. Canzanello's penalty came shortly after his team had killed off Eriah Hayes' five-minute major for checking from behind.
Justin Fontaine, Mike Connolly and Jack Connolly are simply too good to play against short-handed too often. Bulldogs coach Scott Sandelin even called a timeout before the 5x3 situation started in order to rest his stars and put them back on the ice.
Mike Louwerse and Justin Jokinen were the goal scorers for the Mavericks, who led 2-0 in the first period. Freshman goalie Kevin Murdock was solid with 30 saves. Not much he could do about any of the goals.