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Saturday Scores: A weekend of sweeps in the NAHL

February 16, 2014

Austin Bruins 1 @ Fairbanks Ice Dogs 4 – Brett Gervais had a hat-trick and Colton Wolter assisted on all four Fairbanks goals as the Ice Dogs completed a weekend home sweep in front of a sold out crowd in a 4-1 win over Austin on Saturday. The Ice Dogs got the scoring going in the 1st period on a tally from Ethan Somoza. Gervais scored the first of his three goals in the 2nd period to make it 2-0. Austin cut the lead to 2-1 on their lone goal from Luke Dietsch. Gervais added a power play goal late in the 2nd period to make it 3-1 and added an empty-net goal for the hat-trick late in the 3rd period. Boxscore

Minot Minotauros 2 @ Aberdeen Wings 3 – The Wings won their second game of the weekend and clinched a playoff spot in the process thanks to a 3-2 home win over Minot in front of almost 1,500 fans in Aberdeen. Jonathan Grebosky got the scoring started for the Wings, which was answered by Minot’s Troy Degler. Drew Doyon answered for Aberdeen to push the lead back to 2-1. Jake McCann answered for the Minotauros to make it 2-2, but a late 3rd period goal from Jordan Heller was the difference. Boxscore

Soo Eagles 1 @ Wenatchee Wild 3 – The Wild dominated from start to finish as they outshot the Eagles 41-14 on their way to a 3-1 win and weekend sweep of the Eagles in front of almost 3,700 fans in Wenatchee. After a scoreless 1st period, the Wild had a dominant 2nd period getting goals from Nicholas Rivera, Troy Loggins and Brendan Harris. For the second straight night, the Eagles would end the shutout bid of Chase Perry in the 3rd period, this time on a goal from Sandis Zolmanis. Boxscore

Springfield Jr. Blues 2 @ Port Huron Fighting Falcons 3 (SO) – The Springfield Jr. Blues scored two extra attacker goals in the final minutes of regulation, but could not earn the extra point in the shootout as Port Huron completed the weekend home sweep. It took over two periods for anyone to score, but Port Huron took a 2-0 lead on goals from Zach Badalamenti and Austin Romzek. Down 2-0, Springfield scored twice with an extra attacker in the 3rd period on goals from Jack Sloan and Alex Baskakov. Noah Batis and Matt Seidel had the only goals in the shootout. Boxscore

Lone Star Brahmas 0 @ Amarillo Bulls 4 – Collin Delia posted his 7th shutout of the season in front of a record crowd of 4,003 as the Bulls beat the Brahmas 4-0 to complete a weekend home sweep. It didn’t take long for the Bulls to seize control as they scored three times in the 1st period. Mike Davis scored first with the eventual game-winner.  Eric Purcell added the second goal and Brady Ferguson made it 3-0 with a shorthanded goal.  Davis added his second goal of the game with a power play goal in the 3rd period. TJ Black took the loss in goal for the Brahmas, making 37 saves. Boxscore

Topeka RoadRunners 3 @ Wichita Falls Wildcats 0 – Topeka posted the weekend road sweep in front of over 5,000 fans in Wichita Falls as Drew Vogler made 30 saves for his 3rd shutout of the season. Topeka got things started quickly on a goal from Zach Glienke, who scored his first career NAHL goal and the eventual game-winner. That was followed up by goals from Jerad Tafoya and James Ring, who each had multi-point games. Wildcats goaltender David Zevnik made 19 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Corpus Christi IceRays 0 @ Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees 5 – Nick Schmit stopped all 22 shots that came his way for his 3rd shutout of the season as Rio Grande Valley completed a weekend sweep of the IceRays. After a scoreless 1st period, the Killer Bees scored twice in the 2nd period on goals from RJ Burns and Brenden Dunning. Jared Dedenbach, Dan Kucerovy and Joe Llaurado added 3rd period goals. Ben Myers took the loss in goal for the IceRays, making 11 saves. Boxscore

Michigan Warriors 4 @ Johnstown Tomahawks 6 – Jordan Watt had a hat-trick to help Johnstown to a 6-4 win in front of almost 3,000 fans in Johnstown to complete a weekend sweep of the Warriors. The Tomahawks got goals in the 1st period from Watt and Shane Bednard, a 2nd period goal from Tanner Barnes and three 3rd period goals on another from Bednard and two more from Watt. Michigan goals were scored by TJ Stuntz, Jon Farkas, Colin Larkin and AJ Marcinek. Boxscore

Bismarck Bobcats 1 @ Minnesota Wilderness 2 – Frank Oplinger made 32 saves to help the Wilderness to a 2-1 home win on Saturday and a weekend sweep of the visiting Bobcats. After a scoreless 1st period, the Wilderness opened the scoring early in the 2nd period on a goal from Tyler Hart, who scored his first goal of the season. Brent Bockman made it 2-0 early in the 3rd period. The Bobcats got on the board with less than five minutes to go in the 3rd period on a goal from Huba Sekesi. Aaron Nelson made 17 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Janesville Jets 3 @ Coulee Region Chill 4 (OT) – The Chill jumped out to a 3-0 lead only to see the Jets comeback and tie things up. However, it only took :39 seconds for Mac Jansen to win the game for the Chill as they salvaged a weekend split of the home and home series. Coulee Region went up 3-0 midway through the contest on goals from Jesse Tredinnick, Eddie Matsushima and Adam Lovick. The Jets would respond with three straight goals from Jordan Himley and two from Robin Hoglund. Boxscore


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