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Saturday Scores: Defending champs rolling

November 9, 2014

South Rising: Thanks to weekend sweeps, both Corpus Christi and Wichita Falls are in a tie for 2nd place in the South.

Amarillo 0 @ Wichita Falls 3 – David Zevnik stopped all 22 shots that came his way for his first career NAHL shutout as the Wildcats swept the Bulls with a 3-0 win on Saturday night in front of 4,300 fans in Wichita Falls. Kevin Charyszyn got the scoring goal for the Wildcats in the 1st period with a power play goal. The Wildcats second goal by Cam Knight early in the 3rd period would also come via the power play. Austin Beaulieu added another goal in the 3rd period. Anton Martinsson made 33 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Kenai River 5 @ Fairbanks 8 – Five goals in the 3rd period propelled the Ice Dogs to another offensive explosion as they scored eight goals in a 8-5 win to complete a weekend home sweep of Kenai River. Hans Gorowsky, Ethan Somoza and Chandler Madry each had two goals in the night. Madry also picked up two assists and is now the leading scorer in the NAHL with 31 points. Todd Burgess and Yannick Vedel had the other Ice Dogs goals. Joseph Kaszupski scored twice for Kenai River and Jack Gessert, Alex Jackstadt and Maurin Bouvet scored for the Brown Bears. Boxscore

Minot 5 @ MN Magicians 2 – Five different players scored for the Minotauros as they completed a weekend road sweep of the Magicians. It was all Minot until midway through the 3rd period. The Minotauros jumped out to a 4-0 lead on goals from Alexander Kasitsyn, Christian Mohs, Jon Lizotte and Blake Lizotte. The Magicians would finally answer with two goals in the 3rd period from Spencer Kuhlman and Matt Colford, but another Minot goal from Casey Johnson secured the win. Atte Tolvanen had to make just 18 saves in the win. Boxscore

Topeka 1 @ Lone Star 3 – Behind 23 saves from Jake Kupsky, the Lone Star Brahmas completed a weekend sweep of the 1st place RoadRunners with a 3-1 Saturday night in front of over 2,100 fans. Nick Ford picked up two assists including on the Brahmas first goal from Liam Stirzinger. Tyler Irvine would answer with the only Topeka goal of the night, which came late in the 2nd period to tie the game at 1-1. The Brahmas added two goals in the 3rd period from Oskar Andren and Sebastian Vidmar, who scored his league-leading 14th goal. Boxscore

Odessa 2 @ Corpus Christi 4 – In front of over 4,700 fans, the Corpus Christi IceRays completed a weekend sweep of Odessa with a 4-2 win as forward Wes Michaud again was the star. The IceRays jumped out to a 2-0 lead on a one-timer from Ryan Cusin and a power play goal from Nathan Bryer. Odessa answered to make it 2-1 on a goal from Ian Mansfield, but the IceRays would answer again on the power play from a goal from Michaud. Jake Hamilton cut the lead to 3-2, but Connor Kelly’s power play goal late in the 3rd period secured the win. Boxscore

Janesville 2 @ Keystone 1 – Matt Jurusik made 23 saves to help the 1st place Jets keep pace atop the North Division with a weekend road sweep in Keystone. All three goals in the game were scored via the power play. Brandon Schultz lit the lamp in the 1st period for the Jets, which was followed by a Ice Miners goal early in the 2nd period from Scott Donahue. Schultz would again score for the eventual game-winner with a goal late in the 2nd period. Boxscore

Bismarck 4 @ Brookings 1 – The Bobcats won their third straight games thanks to a weekend sweep of the Blizzard in a home-and-home series. October goalie of the month Alex Bitsakis was again good in goal, making 20 saves in the win. Cullen Willox scored in the 1stperiod, Oskars Batna scored in the 2nd period and Jake Tomkowiak and Evan Giesler added 3rd period goals. Beau Michaud had the lone goal for the Blizzard. Boxscore

Springfield 5 @ Soo 4 (SO) – Lester Lancaster capped of a nice weekend with two assists and the shootout winner as the Jr. Blues took the third game of a three-game set in Soo. After Soo took a 1-0 lead on a goal from Michael Caruso, Springfield scored four straight to take a 4-1 lead with goals from Jason Dhooghe, Andrew McGlynn, Josh Lammon and Trevor Stone. The Eagles would answer with three straight to force extra time with goals from Nick Belger, Bruno Birzitis and Trevor Cope. Boxscore

Michigan 7 @ Johnstown 2 – Cody Kuster scored twice as the Warriors took the middle of the three-game set with the Tomahawks thanks to a 7-2 win. Things were even at 1-1 early in the 2nd period as Kuster scored for the Warriors and Zach Zech scored for Johnstown. Then the Warriors scored six straight goals, including four in the 3rd period. Goals came from Alex Berardinelli, Mitch Wedding, Mike Behm, Cody Lichtenvoort, Colin Horton and another from Kuster. Josh Bowes added a late goal for the Tomahawks. Boxscore

Coulee Region 1 @ Austin 2 (OT) – Ian Scheid scored 1:08 into overtime to help the Bruins finally solve the Chill with a 2-1 win in Austin on Saturday. The Chill were looking for four wins in two straight weekends against the Bruins and things looked good early in the 3rd period as Garrett Riebling scored for the Chill. Austin answered with a goal from Trevor Boyd to tie the game at 1-1 and send it to extra time. Jake Kielly made 21 saves in the win, while Adam Carlson took the loss, making 25 saves. Boxscore

MN Wilderness 1 @ Aberdeen 2 – Chad Catt made 27 saves as the Wings salvaged a weekend split with the Wilderness thanks to a 2-1 win at home. Aberdeen got on the board first late in the 1st period as Kyle Haak scored on the power play. The Wilderness answered late in the 2nd period with their lone goal from Jack Forbort. However, just two minutes later, Drew Doyon would score the game-winner for the Wings. Tanner Okseon assisted on both Aberdeen goals. Brock Kautz made 21 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Rio Grande Valley 2 @ Wenatchee 3 (SO) – All the scoring in regulation was done in the 2nd period then David Powlowski and Troy Conzo scored in the shootout to give the Wild a 3-2 shootout win and weekend split with Rio Grande Valley in front of over 3,300 fans in Wenatchee. In the 2nd period, Kyle Stephan and Chris Deprez scored for the Killer Bees, while Chris Jones and Ryan Gotelaere answered for the Wild. Zach Quinn made 23 saves in the win. Ben Johansson took the shootout loss making 22 saves. Boxscore

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