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Saturday Scores: Weekend of sweeps in the NAHL

February 9, 2014

Minnesota Magicians goaltender Bryan Nies had a big weekend, which included his first shutout of the season on Saturday.

Wenatchee Wild 1 @ Fairbanks Ice Dogs 2 (SO) – The Wenatchee Wild took on the Fairbanks Ice Dogs Saturday night in the third of a three-game set at the Big Dipper Ice Arena and it took extra time to settle things, with Fairbanks winning a 10-round shootout to take the game, 2-1. The win completed a three-game sweep for Fairbanks. The Wild got the game’s first goal off an odd man rush, as Brendan Harris filled the lane, wristing a shot into the net from about 20 feet straight on. Ethan Somoza tied the game for the Ice Dogs in the second period, knotting the game at 1-1. In the shootout, Troy Loggins scored in round one, Jakob Ahlgren scored in round three and Harris scored in round seven for the Wild. However, Fairbanks responded with goals by Gorowsky in round two, Todd Burgess in round five, Lonnie Clary in round seven and then got the winner from Nick Hinz in round ten, taking the shootout 4-3, the game 2-1. Boxscore

Port Huron Fighting Falcons 3 @ Janesville Jets 4 (SO) – It took 22 combine shooters, but Jesse Juntilla finally scored to give Janesville a 4-3 shootout win and weekend sweep of the 1st place Fighting Falcons. Port Huron led 2-0 on goals from Vito Aluia and Matt Seidel. Janesville would respond with a goal from Tyler Rehm to make it 2-1. After an Austin Romzek goal pushed the lead back to two, the Jets responded with two straight goals from Grant Frederic and Rob Marsanico to tie the game at 31. Jets goalie Brock Kautz made 31 saves through regulation and overtime and then stopped 10 of 11 shooters in the shootout. Boxscore

Soo Eagles 2 @ Michigan Warriors 5 – The Warriors crept closer to 1st place in the North Division with a 5-2 win and weekend sweep of the Soo Eagles. Michigan led 2-1 after one period on goals from AJ Marcinek and Tyler Groat. Derek Lodermeier scored for the Eagles. In the 2nd period to lead was pushed to 4-2 after goals from Sean Campbell and Nick Mosher. Bruno Birzitis had the Eagles goal. In the 3rd period, Mosher added his second of the game to secure the 5-2 win. Robbie Beydoun continued his hot play with 29 saves for the Warriors. Boxscore

Odessa Jackalopes 1 @ Lone Star Brahmas 2 (SO) – It was a goaltending duel between Lone Star’s TJ Black and Odessa’s Eric Hancock as the two goalies battled it out only to see the Brahmas complete the weekend sweep thanks to three of four players scoring in the shootout to complete the 2-1 win. Nick Blase scored in the 1st period for the Brahmas, while Chris Taff had the lone goal for the Jackalopes in regulation. Black ended up with 25 saves, while Hancock had 33. Boxscore

Minot Minotauros 1 @ Bismarck Bobcats 5 – Ryan Callahan scored twice to help the Bobcats sweep a home-and-home series with the Minotauros and move into 1st place in the Central Division. Callahan scored first along with goals from Tyler Dunagan and Stanislav Dzakhov to take a 3-0 lead in the 1st period. The lead increased to 5-0 in the 2nd period with a goal from Dan Kovar and another from Callahan. Colton Kramer scored the lone goal in the 3rd period for Minot. Aaron Nelson made 15 saves in the win. Boxscore

Springfield Jr. Blues 0 @ Minnesota Magicians 3 – Magicians goalie Bryan Nies capped off his huge weekend with a 27-save performance for his first shutout of the season as Minnesota blanked Springfield to complete a weekend home sweep. Derick Kuchera opened the scoring for the Magicians in the 1st period, which was followed by two goals from Denis Shevyrin, which was more than enough for Nies and the Magicians. Jr. Blues goalie Stefanos Lekkas made 28 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Brookings Blizzard 2 @ Aberdeen Wings 3 – Aberdeen completed a weekend home-and-home sweep of Brookings with a 3-2 win in Aberdeen on Saturday night. The Wings got off to a fast start thanks to 1st period goals from Jonathan Grebosky and Kyle Haak. Brookings would respond with a 2nd period goal from Beau Michaud and a 3rd period goal from Conrad Sampair. However, three minutes after Sampair’s goal, Jake Horton would score a power play goal that would end up as the game-winner. Henry Dill made 24 saves in the win. Boxscore

Minnesota Wilderness 1 @ Coulee Region Chill 3 – Adam Carlson made 25 saves to help the Chill sweep a weekend series with the Wilderness to move up the standings in the Midwest Division. Minnesota opened the scoring on a goal from Brett Heikkila, but it was all Chill the rest of the way. Griff Jeszka tied the game at 1-1 with a goal late in the 1st period. Adam Lovick gave Coulee Region their first lead at 2-1 in the 2nd period and Mac Jansen added a 3rd period insurance goal. Boxscore

Austin Bruins 1 @ Kenai River Brown Bears 7 – Kris Oldham made 24 saves, which was more than enough for the Brown Bears in their 7-1 win on Saturday over Austin. Seven different players scored for the Brown Bears including three goals in the 1st period from Alec Butcher, Jacob Wolter and Christian Luiten. The Brown Bears lead swelled to 5-0 with goals from Tommy Dierl and Zack Zulkanycz. Guillaume Leclerc gave the Bruins their lone goal in the 3rd period, but more Brown Bears goals from Conor Deal and Jack Gessert made the final score 7-1. Boxscore

 
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