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Saturday Scores: Seven sweeps highlight rivalry weekend

December 15, 2013

Top Dogs: Todd Burgess helped the Fairbanks Ice Dogs sweep the Kenai River Brown Bears and take over the top spot in the NAHL.

Michigan Warriors 3 @ Soo Eagles 4 (OT) – Derek Lodermeier scored his second goal of the weekend 2:41 into overtime to help the Soo Eagles complete a weekend home sweep of the visiting Michigan Warriors. Neither team gave an inch in regulation with the Warriors matching each Eagles goal as both teams scored one goal in each of the three periods. Sandis Zolmanis, Nick Belger and Chase Maston scored in regulation for the Soo, while Ryan Dougherty scored twice for Michigan and Tyler Groat added the other Warriors goal. Boxscore

Fairbanks Ice Dogs 3 @ Kenai River Brown Bears 2 – Fairbanks moved themselves back to the top of the division and to the top of the NAHL with a 3-2 win on Friday, which completed a weekend sweep of the Brown Bears. After a scoreless 1st period, Fairbanks jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the 2nd period on goals from Todd Burgess and Hans Gorowsky. The Brown Bears cut into the lead before the end of the period on a goal from Matt Rudin. Chandler Madry’s power play goal early in the 3rd period would be the eventual game-winner. Eric Purcell scored late to draw the Brown Bears to within 3-2. Boxscore

Wichita Falls Wildcats 3 @ Corpus Christi IceRays 1 – David Zevnik made 24 saves and the Wildcats scored three times in the 3rd period to help the Wildcats complete a weekend sweep of the IceRays and move into a tie for 1st place in the South Division. After a scoreless 1st period, Josh Haverstrom, Sam Piazza and Kyle Bauman all scored in the 2nd period, which would more than enough offense for the Wildcats. Grant Hutton would spoil Zevnik’s shutout bid with just :30 seconds remaining in the game. Boxscore

Springfield Jr. Blues 2 @ Janesville Jets 3 – Rookie netminder Logan Halladay continued to impress as the 17-year-old netminder stopped 32 shots to help the Jets to a weekend home sweep of the Jr. Blues in another tight contest. The Jr. Blues lead 2-0 early in the 2nd period on goals from Max Kalter and Ross Olsson, but the Jets stormed back with two goals in a two minute span in the 2nd period from Bryan Kronberger and Carson Vance. The game-winner came with just over eight minutes to goal as Michael Louria scored the difference maker. Boxscore

Austin Bruins 1 @ Brookings Blizzard 4 – Newly acquired goaltender Connor Girard was again the difference as the Blizzard goaltender stopped 40 of 41 shots to help Brookings to a weekend sweep of the Bruins. Brookings got off to a fast start as they scored twice in the 1st period from Beau Michaud and Ryan Sete. Austin’s lone goal came via the power play midway through the 2nd period as Cory Dunn scored, but Brookings added two more goals before the game was over on tallies from Conrad Sampair and Brandon Parker. Boxscore

Amarillo Bulls 1 @ Topeka RoadRunners 2 – Jake Kamrass had a goal and an assist to help the Topeka RoadRunners to a weekend sweep of the visiting Amarillo Bulls. The win pulled the RoadRunners to within two points of 1st place in the South Division. It took just :53 seconds for the RoadRunners to get on the board as Peter Halash scored. Before the period would end Amarillo would tie things up at 1-1 on a goal from Roman Ammirato. Kamrass would score the eventual game-winner midway through the game on a shorthanded tally. PJ Bridges made 26 saves in the win. Boxscore

Coulee Region Chill 4 @ Minnesota Magicians 3 (OT) – Dunk Abbott scored just :45 seconds into overtime as the Chill stayed hot with a 4-3 overtime win and weekend sweep of the Magicians. After a goal in the opening minute from Coulee Region’s Richard Zehnal, Minnesota seemingly had control of the game thanks to three straight goals in the 1st period to take a 3-1 lead as Will Johnson, Cody Milligan and Jordan Stejskal scored. The Chill climbed back in the game with two goals in the 2nd period from Blake Kelley and Mac Jansen. After no scoring the 3rd period, Abbott’s OT winner came unassisted. Boxscore

Wenatchee Wild 2 @ Aberdeen Wings 3 – Two 3rd period goals were the difference as the Aberdeen Wings salvaged a weekend split with the visiting Wild thanks to 3-2 win on Saturday. Wenatchee led 2-1 after two periods thanks to two goals from Sam Becker. Zach Doerring had the goal for Aberdeen. In the 3rd period, Kyle Haak got the comeback started with a power play goal just over three minutes into the final frame. TJ Roo added the game winner with less than two minutes remaining in the 3rd period. Boxscore

Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees 3 @ Lone Star Brahmas 4 (SO) – Each team enjoyed the lead in this back a forth affair and it would take a shootout before Lone Star would cap off the win and help the Brahmas to a weekend split with the Killer Bees. Lone Star goals in regulation came from Sebastian Vidmar, Ben Owen and Matt Lison, whose power play goal late the 3rd period sent the contest into extra time. Marcus Ericsson, Tyler Bruneteau and Jared Dedenbach scored for Rio Grande Valley. In the shootout, Liam Stirtzinger had the lone goal of the nine combined shooters. Boxscore

Minot Minotauros 3 @ Bismarck Bobcats 2 (SO) – Just as they had the night before, the two teams would need a shootout to decide things, only on Saturday night it was the Minotauros who turned the tables and salvaged the weekend split with a 3-2 shootout win in Bismarck. Minot lead 2-1 after two periods on goals from Jake Johnson and Cameron Rowat. Stanislav Dzakhov had the lone tally through two periods for the Bobcats. Bismarck had to go down to the final moments of regulation just to tie the game as Nate Repensky sent the game into extra time with a goal with just :35 seconds remaining. Alexnander Kasitsyn had the shootout winner for Minot. Boxscore

Johnstown Tomahawks 3 @ Port Huron Fighting Falcons 1 – Alex Okicki made 35 saves to help the Johnstown Tomahawks to a 3-1 win and salvage a weekend split of their series against the 1st place Fighting Falcons. After the first two periods were scoreless thanks to some stingy goaltending from both sides, the Tomahawks scored twice in the 3rd period to take a 2-0 lead on goals from Josh Bowes and Jordan Watt. Nick Le Sage made it 2-1 as he scored the lone Fighting Falcons goal, but an empty-net marker from Shane Bednard would secure the win. Boxscore


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