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Saturday Scores: Wilderness complete sweep of Fairbanks

September 28, 2014

Anthony Croston scored in overtime to help the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees to a weekend road sweep in Amarillo this weekend.

Fairbanks 3 @ MN Wilderness 5 – Three, 3rd period goals propelled with Wilderness to a 5-3 win and a weekend sweep of the Ice Dogs. Minnesota never trailed in the game as goals from Tyler Cline and Tobias Bjorklund put the home side ahead 2-1 after two periods. Bjorklund would score again in the 3rd period as would Robb Stautz and Darian Romanko to give the Wilderness the edge. Jakob Stridsberg, Ryner Gorowsky and Ethan Somoza had the goals for the Ice Dogs. Ryan Anderson made 31 saves in the win, while Samuel Kany took the loss, making 31 saves. Boxscore

Rio Grande Valley 3 @ Amarillo 2 (OT) – Ben Johansson made 34 saves and Anthony Croston scored the overtime winner as the Killer Bees swept the Bulls in Amarillo thanks to a 3-2 OT win on Saturday. The Bulls took a 1-0 early on a goal from Brady Crabtree, but Rio Grande Valley answered with two straight goals from Dallas Gerads in the 1st period and Parker Wood early in the 3rd period. Mitchell Vanderburgh tied the game at 2-2 with a goal midway through the 3rd period for the Bulls. Croston’s game-winner came off a turnover as he streaked down the left side and wired a shot over the shoulder of Joakim Jutras. Boxscore

Keystone 3 @ Soo 1 – Goaltender Nick Kossoff made 37 saves for his first NAHL win as the Ice Miners completed a weekend road sweep of the Eagles. After a scoreless 1st period, Keystone took a 1-0 lead on a goal from Austin Romzek. Soo answered back three minutes later on a goal from Bruno Birzitis. Vito Aluia regained the lead for the Ice Miners with a shorthanded goal late in the 2nd period. Scott Donohue added a 3rd period tally to put the game on ice for Keystone. Jack Berry made 26 saves in the loss for Soo. Boxscore

Springfield 2 @ Janesville 3 – The Jets scored three, 3rd period goals including the game-winner with less than five seconds remaining as Janesville completed a weekend home sweep of the Jr. Blues with a 3-2 win. Things were looking good for Springfield as Brian Rigali scored goals in the 1st and 2nd periods to put the Jr. Blues ahead 2-0. However, 3rd period goals from Alex Smith, Brandon Schultz and the game-winner from Evan Feno on the power play gave the Jets the win. Gavin Nieto made 24 saves in the win, while Dryden McKay took the loss, making 34 saves. Boxscore

Topeka 1 @ Wichita Falls 5 – The Wildcats picked up the weekend sweep thanks to a 5-1 win in the afternoon. It was all Wildcats early as they took a 2-0 lead with a 1st period goal from Jonathan Lazarus and Austin Beaulieu. After a Daniel Rzavsky goal early in the 3rd period brought the RoadRunners to within 2-1, the Wildcats answered with goals from Nikita Livviak, Colin Staub and another from Beaulieu. Austin Shaw made 21 saves in the win. Boxscore

Austin 4 @ Bismarck 2 – The Bruins spoiled the Bobcats home opener with a 4-2 road win to stay atop of the Central Division. Things started well for the Bruins as goals by Jacob Kullberg and JC Maclean put the road side up 2-0. A goal by Anthony Song cut the Bruins lead in half, but Austin went back up by two with a goal from Ian Scheid. Alex Strand’s goal brought the Bobcats to within 3-2, but a 3rd period power play goal from Brian Bachnak provided the insurance the Bruins needed. Jake Kielly posted the win, making 37 saves. Boxscore

Johnstown 1 @ Michigan 4 – The Michigan Warriors picked up their first win of the 2014-15 season thanks to the power play and 28 saves from Ryan Wischow in a 4-1 win. After a scoreless 1st period, Johnstown scored first on a power play goal from Cam Bleck. Michigan answered with four straight goals from Mitch Wedding in the 2nd period and 3rd period goals from Garrison Sanipass and two goals from Tyler Groat. Ryan Bednard made 25 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Aberdeen 4 @ Brookings 1 – Andrew Shortridge made 34 saves as the Wings spoiled the Blizzard’s home opener with a 4-1 road win. The Wings jumped out to a 3-0 lead with a 1st period goal from Bjorn Sigurdarson and 2nd period tallies from Colin O’Neill and Ronnie Hein. Brookings got on the board with a power play goal from Alex Copa. Hein added his second goal of the game late in the 3rd period to secure the win for Aberdeen. Justin Ketola took the loss for Brookings, making 19 saves. Boxscore

Odessa 3 @ Wenatchee 4 – Ryan Chiasson scored the game-winning goal with just :48 seconds remaining in regulation as the Wild salvaged a weekend split with the Jacks thanks to a 4-3 home win. Things looked good for Odessa as the road side jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals from Alex Alger and Kenny Hausinger. Wenatchee responded with three straight goals from Jacob Liljeroos, Mitch Demario and Jake Ahlgren. Hampus Sjodahl’s power play goal tied the game late in the 3rd period for the Jacks, which set up Chiasson’s heroics late in the game. Boxscore

Kenai River 5 @ MN Magicians 1 – Jack Gessert scored twice and had a three-point night as the Brown Bears salvaged a weekend split with a convincing 5-1 win over the Magicians on Saturday. Kenai River jumped out to a 3-0 lead early through the 2nd period on goals from Tyler Andrews, Jack Murphy and Tanner Schachle. Brandon Loven scored the lone Minnesota goal late in the 2nd period, but Kenai River pulled away in the 3rd period with a pair of goals from Gessert. Josh Creelman picked up the win in goal, making 32 saves, while Vaughan Ahrens took the loss, making 24 saves. Boxscore

Lone Star 1 @ Corpus Christi 2 – Andrew Lindgren made 31 saves as the IceRays opened their home schedule with a 2-1 win over the Brahmas in front of over 3,600 fans in Corpus Christi. The IceRays jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a goal from Tyler Johnson in the 1st period. The lead increased to 2-0 with a power play goal from Nathan Bryer. Roman Uchyn scored for Lone Star late in the 3rd period to cut the lead to 2-1, but the Brahmas could not find the equalizer. TJ Black made 25 saves in the loss for Lone Star. Boxscore  

 
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