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Saturday Scores: IceRays, Ice Dogs and Wings sweep

October 5, 2014

Fairbanks defeated Bismarck 3-2 on Saturday to earn a weekend sweep and get back on track.

Soo 9 @ Springfield 1 – Trevor Cope, Sandis Zolmanis and Bruno Birzitis all had four-point nights as the Eagles bombed the Jr. Blues, 9-1. It was all Soo from the start as they led 3-0 after one period with goals from Chase Matson, Brad Pung and Zolmanis. Drew Holcombe, Keegan Miller, Cope and Pung added 2nd period goals for a 7-0 lead. Cope added another in the 3rd as did Birzitis. Max Rasberg had the lone goal for the Jr. Blues. Jack Berry made 21 saves in the win. Boxscore

Wenatchee 1 @ Corpus Christi 2 – In front of over 3,300 fans, the IceRays swept the visiting Wild thanks to another one-goal win in a 2-1 decision on Saturday night. Luke Pickar made 23 saves in the win, while Michael Bullion took the loss, making 20 saves. Tanner Lomsnes got the scoring started for Corpus Christi in the 2nd period. The Wild tied things up early in the 3rd period with a goal from Joseph Kaszupski, but the game-winner came with less than seven minutes to go from Connor Kelly. Boxscore

Minnesota Magicians 1 @ Minnesota Wilderness 4 – The Wilderness bombed 59 shots on goal in a 4-1 win over the Magicians. Brock Kautz made 24 saves in the win. Wilderness forward Niklas Lehtimaki scored two goals including the game’s first goal. Tyler Cline also scored to increase the lead to 2-0. Nathan Krusko scored the lone Magicians goal to cut the lead to 2-1, but goals from Lehtimaki and Michael Covach made the final 4-1. Chris Amsden made 55 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Bismarck 2 @ Fairbanks 3 – The Ice Dogs scored the final three goals of the game to edge the Bobcats 3-2 to complete a weekend home sweep. Things were looking good for the visitors after one period as goals from Harrison Aide and Matt Perry gave Bismarck a 2-0 lead. However, Fairbanks stormed back with a 2nd period power play goal from Chandler Madry and two goals in the 3rd period from Ryner Gorowsky and Ethan Somoza. Patrick Munson made 24 saves in the win, while Hunter Shepard took the loss making 35 saves. Boxscore

Michigan 3 @ Keystone 2 – Michigan picked up their first road win of the season thanks to three, 3rd period goals in a 3-2 win in Connellsville against the Ice Miners. It took over two periods, but Keystone scored first just :31 seconds into the 3rd period as Austin Romzek lit the lamp. Two minutes later it was Garrison Sanipass answering for Michigan, followed by goals from Cam Jorgensen and the game-winner from Colin Horton. Noah Batis scored a late power play goal for Keystone to make the final, 3-2. Trevor Gorsuch made 32 saves in the win. Boxscore

Amarillo 1 @ Topeka 2 – Matej Tomek made 22 saves as the RoadRunners edged the Bulls on Saturday, 2-1. Topeka took a 1-0 lead with a 1st period goal from Willie Brown. The lead increased to 2-0 with a tally late in the 2nd period from Topeka’s Mike Gornall. The Bulls spoiled Tomek’s shutout bid midway through the 3rd period on a power play goal from Brady Crabtree. Anton Martinsson made 31 saves in the loss, which was his debut for the Bulls. Boxscore

Lone Star 5 @ Wichita Falls 1 – The Brahmas snapped with Wildcats winning streak in convincing fashion with a 5-1 win in Wichita Falls on Saturday. Goalie TJ Black made 36 saves in the win. Lone Star jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a 1st period power play goal from Pat Egan and a 2nd period goal from Sebastian Vidmar. The Wildcats drew within one on a goal from Kevin Charyszyn, but the Brahmas responded with three goals from Cody Wickline, Eric Carreras and Anton Santesson. Boxscore

Coulee Region 2 @ Brookings 1 (SO) – The Chill salvaged a weekend split thanks to a 2-1 shootout win in Brookings on Saturday. Goalie Adam Carlson was the star for Coulee Region, making 30 saves and stopping five of six shootout attempts. It took until late into the 3rd period for either team to score as Ryan Sete scored for Brookings and Richard Zehnal answered for the Chill. Ondrej Zehnal and Dominik Florian scored in the shootout for Coulee Region. Eric Hancock made 20 saves in the Blizzard loss. Boxscore

Aberdeen 4 @ Austin 3 (SO) - The Wings completed a weekend sweep to move into 1st place alone in the Central with a 4-3 shootout win. Jack Nile, Drew Doyon and Ronnie Hein had goals in regulation for the Wings, while the Bruins got goals from Jacob Kullberg, Pat Lauderdale and Brian Bachnak. In the shootout, Kyle Haak, Bjorn Sigurdarson and Tanner Okeson all scored for the Wings, while Austin could not manage a goal against Chad Catt, who made 23 saves in the game. Boxscore

Minot 6 @ Kenai River 1 – Johnny Walker had a big night as Minot beat Kenai River 6-1. The Minotauros wasted little time in scoring as Walker  scored with the Tauros on the power play at 11:07 of the first.  Then late in the period with the Tauros again having a man advantage Chase Springman scored his second of the season giving the Tauros a 2-0 lead headed into the first intermission.  Late in the second period, Walker notched his second of the game and fifth of the season when he flipped a backhander past Zach Quinn. Two quick goals early in the third pushed the Tauros lead to 5-0 and chased Quinn from the net.  Casey Johnson scored his first of the season on a wristshot from the left point to make it 4-0 Tauros.  Then James Mathias scored the Tauros fifth of the night. Nick Monfils scored on a fantastic individual effort beating Alec Derks who had come on in relief of Quinn to push the Tauro lead to 6-0.  Jack Gessert spoiled Atte Tolvanen’s shutout bid with just under a minute remaining cutting the score to 6-1. 

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