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Saturday Scores: Chill sweep Magicians

December 8, 2013

Martin Hojbjerg had a four point night on Saturday to help Corpus Christi sweep Odessa.

Minnesota Magicians 2 @ Coulee Region Chill 4 – Defenseman Brogan Rafferty scored twice and Blake Cates made 26 saves as the Chill completed a weekend home-and-home sweep against the Magicians with a 4-2 win at home on Saturday. After a scoreless, but active 1st period, which saw 25 combined shots, the Chill took a 1-0 lead on a 2nd period power play goal from Blake Kelley. Minnesota answered back with a goal from Will Johnson. Rafferty then scored twice in a two minute span to increase the lead to 3-1. In the 3rd period, Derick Kuchera scored for Minnesota and Adam Lovick scored for the Chill. Boxscore

Corpus Christi IceRays 4 @ Odessa Jackalopes 1 – Martin Hojbjerg had a four-point night, including two goals as the Corpus Christi IceRays completed a weekend sweep of the Odessa Jackalopes with a 4-1 win in Odessa on Saturday. Things started well for the Jackalopes as a 1st period goal from Trace Jablin put the home side ahead 1-0 early in the game. Brad LeLievre would answer back for the IceRays tying the game at 1-1. Jake Durflinger added a 2nd period power play goal and Hojbjerg would add two 3rd period power play goals. All four IceRays goals came via the man advantage. Boxscore

Bismarck Bobcats 3 @ Brookings Blizzard 1 – Aaron Nelson shined again, this time making 33 saves as the Bobcats picked up a 3-1 win in Brookings on Saturday, which completed a weekend sweep. The Bobcats jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 1st period on a goal from Cullen Willox.  Early in the 3rd period Tyler Dunagan made it 2-0 for the visitors. Just over a minute later, Brandon Parker scored for the Blizzard to bring them to within 2-1, but a late goal from Tony German secured the win as the Bobcats maintained their hold on 2nd place in the division. Boxscore

Amarillo Bulls 0 @ Lone Star Brahmas 4 – TJ Black stopped all 23 shots that came his way for his first career NAHL shutout as the Brahmas completed a weekend home sweep of the 1st place Bulls thanks to a 4-0 win on Saturday. After a scoreless 1st period, the Brahmas broke open the game with three goals in the 2nd period from Todd Koritzinsky and two from Jan Hudecek. Conner Enciso added a 3rd period power play goal for some insurance. Paul Berrafato took the loss for the Bulls, making 10 saves. Boxscore

Minnesota Wilderness 0 @ Austin Bruins 5 – The Bruins got 18 saves from Nick Lehr as they salvaged a weekend home-and-home split with the Wilderness thanks to a 5-0 home win on Saturday. The Bruins were dominant from the start, scoring three goals in the 1st period. All of them were in a five-minute span as Dominik Florian, Dion Antisin and Easton Viitala.  Luke Dietsch made it 4-0 in the 2nd period and Brennan Sanford added a 3rd period goal. Kasimir Kaskisuo took the loss making 17 saves. Boxscore

Kenai River Brown Bears 5 @ Fairbanks Ice Dogs 3 – Three, 3rd period goals were the difference as the Brown Bears finally broke through against Fairbanks and snapped the Ice Dogs winning streak with a 5-3 win on Saturday. Jack Gessert scored the Brown Bears opening two goals, while Ethan Somoza and Tayler Munson scored for the Ice Dogs to make the score 2-2 after two periods. After Hans Gorowsky made it 3-2 for the Ice Dogs early in the 3rd period, Kenai River responded with three goals in the final six minutes of the game as Matt Rudin scored twice and Albin Karlsson added another. Boxscore

Soo Eagles 1 @ Janesville Jets 4 – Logan Halladay made 32 saves and Kyle Patava scored twice as the Jets salvaged a weekend home split with the Soo Eagles thanks to a 4-1 win on Saturday. The Jets jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on 1st period goals from Patava and Robin Hoglund. Tyler Rehn made it 3-0 with a power play goal early in the 2nd period, which ended the night for Soo goalie Colin Brennan. The Eagles lone tally came late in the 2nd period to make it 3-1 as Nick Belger scored on the power play. Patava added his second goal of the game midway through the 3rd period. Eagles back-up goalie Nate Klebe made 16 saves in his NAHL debut. Boxscore

Wichita Falls Wildcats 2 @ Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees 1 (SO) – In a battle of goaltenders, the Wildcats David Zevnik bested Rio Grande Valley’s Olli Kalkaja in a 2-1 shootout win. Zevnik made 30 saves through regulation and overtime and stopped three of five shooters in the shootout. Both regulation goals were scored in the 2nd period as Adam Morrison scored for the Killer Bees and Tyler Ledford answered back for the Wildcats. Kalkaja made 31 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Minot Minotauros 2 @ Aberdeen Wings 3 – Jake Horton’s goal with :49 seconds remaining in regulation was the difference as the Aberdeen Wings ended the Minotauros winning streak thanks to a 3-2 win on Saturday. After a scoreless 1st period, the Wings took a 1-0 lead on a goal from Kyle Haak. Jacob Howie would respond for Minot to make it 1-1, but Jonathan Grebosky would score for the Wings to make it 2-1 after two periods. Scott Dornbrock scored for the Minotauros in the 3rd period to tie the game at 2-2, setting up Horton’s heroics late in the game. Boxscore

Johnstown Tomahawks 5 @ Wenatchee Wild 4 (SO) – The crown of over 3,000 was treated to a wild game as the Johnstown Tomahawks edged out the Wenatchee Wild in a 14-man shootout by a score of 5-4. Parker Tuomie scored twice for the Wild, while Matthew Meier and Shane Bednard scored for the Tomahawks as the teams were tied at 2-2 after two periods.  Johnstown took a 4-2 lead in the 3rd period on goals from Trevor Recktenwald and Josh Bowes. Just when it looked like the Tomahawks were on their way to a win, Wenatchee scored twice with an extra attacker in the final 1:03 of regulation as Andre Pison and Troy Loggins lit the lamp. Mitch Hall scored the eventual shootout winner. Boxscore

Topeka RoadRunners 1 @ Springfield Jr. Blues 3 – Stefanos Lekkas made 29 saves as the Jr. Blues used three 3rd period goals to defeat Topeka 3-1 and salvage a weekend split. Topeka enjoyed a 1-0 lead for two periods as Tomas Nechala scored in the 1st period for the RoadRunners. Kevin Shand would tie the game early in the 3rd period and then Patrick Curry would add the last two goals. PJ Bridges took the loss for the RoadRunners, making 23 saves. Boxscore


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