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Saturday Scores: Wings keep rolling with sweep

March 16, 2014

Stefanos Lekkas led the Jr. Blues to a 2-1 win over Johnstown on Saturday to stay in the thick of the North playoff race.

Johnstown Tomahawks 1 @ Springfield Jr. Blues 2 – Stefanos Lekkas came in relief and stopped all 38 shots that came his way as the Jr. Blues stayed in the North playoff race thanks to a 2-1 win over the visiting Tomahawks. Springfield led early 1-0 on a goal from Oliver Takacsi-Nagy. Three minutes later Jordan Watt tied things up with a shorthanded goal for Johnstown. The game-winner came off the stick of the second goal of the game from Takacsi-Nagy in the 2nd period. Boxscore

Minnesota Magicians 3 @ Austin Bruins 6 – Austin scored three times in the 3rd period to break open a 3-3 tie and sweep the Magicians with a 6-3 win. Jay Dickman had two goals, including one in the 1st and one in the 3rd periods. Magicians goals came in the 1st period from Will Johnson and 2nd period from Jack Murphy and Colin Hernon. Besides the two goals from  Dickman, other Bruins makers came from Drew Anderson and Easton Viitala in the 2nd period and Eli May and Luke Dietsch in the 3rd period. Boxscore

Brookings Blizzard 1 @ Aberdeen Wings 5 – In front of over 1,500 fans in Aberdeen, the red-hot Wings beat the visiting Blizzard to complete a weekend sweep. Goals from Kyle Haak and Jordan Heller put the Wings up 2-0 early in the 2nd period. Jared Goudreau added the lone goal for the Blizzard in the 2nd period to make it 2-1. The Wings broke open the game with three, 3rd period goals from TJ Roo, Jake Horton and another from Heller. Boxscore

Michigan Warriors 2 @ Janesville Jets 1 (SO) – It was a battle of goalies as Michigan’s Trevor Gorsuch and Janesville’s Logan Halladay battled hard to the end only to see the Warriors take the extra point in the shootout. Michigan led 1-0 on the 1st period goal from TJ Stuntz, but the Jets would answer back late in the 2nd period from Tyler Rehm. In the shootout, Gorsuch stopped all five Jets shooters, while Colin Larkin scored the lone goal for the Warriors to secure the win. Gorsuch made 39 saves in the win, while Halladay made 40. Boxscore

Coulee Region Chill 1 @ Minnesota Wilderness 4 – Kasimir Kaskisuo made 31 saves to help the Wilderness top the Chill. The Wilderness took a 1-0 lead in the 1st period on a goal from Jaycob McCombs. Darian Romanko then pushed the lead to 3-0 on back-to-back goals in the 2nd period. Eric Brenk added a power play goal late in the 2nd period to make to score 4-0. Kaskisuo’s shutout bid ended with five minutes to go in the game as Jesse Tredinnick scored the lone goal for the Chill. Boxscore

Kenai River Brown Bears 5 @ Wichita Falls Wildcats 3 – Three 3rd period goals helped the Kenai River Brown Bears top the Wildcats on Saturday to move to within a point of the playoff spot in the Midwest Division. The Brown Bears had an early 2-0 lead in the 1st period thanks to goals from Albin Karlsson and Gustav Berglund. Wichita Falls took a 3-2 lead in the 2nd period with two goals from Ben Kucera and another from Will Vosejpka. In the 3rd period Matt Rudin, Ben Campbell and Zack Zulkanycz all scored in a seven minute span to secure the win. Boxscore

Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees 2 @ Odessa Jackalopes 0 – Olli Kalkaja made 18 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Killer Bees swept their series from Odessa. Yoshihiro Kuroiwa made 40 saves in the loss. JB Baker opened the scoring early in the 1st period. That goal held until midway through the 3rd period when Dan Kucerovy scored an insurance goal to help the Bees to the shutout. Boxscore

Amarillo Bulls 8 @ Lone Star Brahmas 3 – Kyle Gattelaro had two goals and two assists to lead the Bulls to an 8-3 win over the Brahmas. Gattelaro and Joe Grabowski scored in the 1st period to put the Bulls ahead 2-1. The lead swelled to 5-2 after two periods as Gattelaro scored again as did Brett Szajner and Mike Davis. Cody Gylling, Matt Sieckhaus and Tommy Moore added 3rd period goals. Conner Enciso scored twice for the Brahmas and Thomas Aldworth also scored. Boxscore

Minot Minotauros 0 @ Bismarck Bobcats 5 – Scott Albertoni stopped all 13 shots that came his way for his first career NAHL shutout as Bismarck blanked Minot. Despite the loss, the Minotauros clinched a playoff spot. Bismarck jumped out to a commanding 4-0 lead in the 1st period on two goals from Tyler Dunagan and others from Nate Repensky and Matt Perry. Nathan Flynn added a 2nd period goal to make the final score 5-0. Boxscore

Soo Eagles 2 @ Port Huron Fighting Falcons 3 – Port Huron scored three, 2nd period goals on their way to a 3-2 home win over Soo. Matt Seidel opened the scoring early in the 2nd period for the Fighting Falcons, but Soo would answer back on a goal from Scott Cuthrell. The Port Huron lead swelled to 3-1 on goals from Noah Batis and Bryan Yim. Sandis Zolmanis added a late 3rd period goal to make it 3-2, but Alex Blankenburg held the fort the rest of the way making 21 saves. Boxscores


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