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Saturday Scores: Ice Dogs highlight a weekend of sweeps

October 26, 2014

Minnesota Magicians goalie Chris Amsden posted his first NAHL shutout on Saturday to help Minnesota sweep Aberdeen.

Topeka 4 @ Rio Grande Valley 2 – The 1st place RoadRunners kept rolling thanks to a 4-2 win in Rio Grande Valley on Saturday, which completed a weekend sweep. The score was even at 1-1 after one period with Dallas Gerads opening the scoring for the Killer Bees and Will Scherer answering for the ‘Runners. Topeka got three goals in the 2nd period, including two from Cam Strong and another from Sly Sutter. Andrew Green had the other goal for the Killer Bees. Drew Vogler picked up his third straight win, making 26 saves. Boxscore

Fairbanks 3 @ Wenatchee 2 (SO) – Fairbanks won their 5th game in a row and completed a weekend road sweep of Wenatchee thanks to a 3-2 shootout win in front of over 3,000 fans in Wenatchee. Each team scored in the opening two periods, with the Ice Dogs getting goals from Ethan Somoza and Jakob Stridsberg and the Wild goals coming from Ivan Bondarenko and Tyler Rockwell. Johnny Mueller had the shootout winner as the 5th shooter for Fairbanks. Chase Munroe made 22 saves in the win. Boxscore

Aberdeen 0 @ MN Magicians 2 – Magicians goalie Chris Amsden capped off a great weekend by making 18 saves to post his first career NAHL shutout as the Magicians completed a weekend home sweep of Aberdeen thanks to a 2-0 win. A late 1st period goal from Ryan Solomon ended up being the game winner. Matt Colford added a 3rd period goal. The Wings offense has gone cold as they have managed just two goals in their last three games. Andrew Shortridge made 23 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Corpus Christi 3 @ Amarillo 6 – It was all Bulls in the opening two periods as Amarillo jumped out to a 5-0 lead and never looked back in a 6-3 win over the IceRays, which completed a weekend home sweep. Goals from Brady Crabtree in the 1st period and Kyle Hartman, Elijah Barriga, Paul Vella and Cody Gylling in the 2nd period, put the Bulls ahead 5-0. The IceRays showed signed of life thanks to three power play goals in a three-minute span to start the 3rd period, which included two from Nic Laburn and another from Joe Chitwood. The Bulls iced the game with a late 3rd period goal from Adem Arifi. Boxscore

Janesville 3 @ Coulee Region 1 – Kevin Reich made 27 saves in his first NAHL start as the Janesville Jets stayed in 1st place in the North Division thanks to a 3-1 win in Coulee Region, completing a weekend sweep of the Chill. Things looked good early for Coulee Region as Dominik Florian scored late in the 1st period to put the home side ahead 1-0. The Jets responded with a 2nd period power play goal from Cullen Munson and two 3rd period goals from Roberts Smits and Alex Smith. Chill goalie Adam Carlson made 31 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Soo 4 @ Michigan 1 – The Eagles blasted 43 shots on goal and picked up a 4-1 win to help them complete a weekend road sweep of the Warriors. Chase Matson had a three-point night and Sean Keating made 19 saves in the win. Each team had a goal in the 1st period with Brad Pung opening the scoring for the Eagles and Alex Berardinelli responding for Michigan. John O’Conner added a 2nd period goal and Matson and Sandis Zolmanis scored in the 3rd period. Boxscore

Bismarck 2 @ Austin 5 – Three quick 1st period goals were enough to help the Austin Bruins complete a weekend home sweep of Bismarck thanks to a 5-2 win on Saturday. Ian Scheid, Liam Feeney and Nico Sturm scored in the opening seven minutes to put Austin ahead 3-0. After Keaton Leininger scored for Bismarck, Austin pushed the lead to 5-1 with goals from Luke Dietsch and Jacob Kullberg. Evan Giesler added Bismarck’s second goal midway through the 3rd period. Jake Kielly had to make just 16 saves in the win. Boxscore

Odessa 3 @ Lone Star 6 – Six different players scores as the Brahmas completed a weekend home sweep of the Jackalopes with a 6-3 win on Saturday in front of over 2,100 fans in North Richland Hills. Lone Star scored twice in each period, while the Jacks managed only a goal in each period. The Brahmas got 1st period goals from Liam Stirtzinger and Anton Santesson, 2nd period goals from Oskar Andren and Ludvig Larsson and 3rd period goals from Cody Wickline and Sebastian Vidmar. Jackalopes goals came from Leo Lumm, Kenny Hausinger and Lane Valimont. Boxscore

MN Wilderness 1 @ Kenai River 5 – Alex Derks made 30 saves as the Brown Bears scored five unanswered goals to salvage a weekend split thanks to a 5-1 win on Saturday. After a goal from Minnesota forward Niklas Lehtimaki in the 2nd period, it was all Brown Bears after that, which included two goals from Jack Gessert and others from Joey Sardina, Maurin Bouvet and Tanner Schachle. Gessert and Schachle both ended up with three-point nights. Boxscore

Brookings 1 @ Minot 3 – The Minotauros held the Blizzard to just 12 shots as they salvaged a weekend split with a 3-1 win over the visitors. After a scoreless 1st period, Minot struck twice in the 2nd period on goals from Chase Springman and Troy Degler. Jimmy Morgan answered for Brookings to make the score 2-1 after two periods. A late, empty-net goal from Jake Howie in the 3rd period secured the win. Atte Tolvanen made 11 saves in the win, while Eric Hancock made 32 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Keystone 5 @ Johnstown 4 – In front of over 3,000 fans, the Ice Miners spoiled the Tomahawks home opener with a 5-4 win thanks to two 3rd period goals. Things were knotted at 3-3 after two periods as the Ice Miners got goals from Michael Malden, Lucas Little and Jon Hall. The Tomahawks responded with goals from Josh Bowes, Casey Lickenheld and Cam Bleck. Vito Aluia and Noah Batis added the 3rd period goals for Keystone, which were enough to trump a late goal from Johnstown’s Andrew Romano. Boxscore

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