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Weekend Wrap-Up: Keystone completes sweep

December 1, 2014

Sandis Zolmanis scored twice to help the Soo Eagles to a weekend split with the Michigan Warriors thanks to a 4-3 shootout win on Sunday.

Springfield 2 @ Keystone 3 - The Keystone Ice Miners won their third straight and their fourth in five games with a 3-2 victory at home over the Springfield Jr. Blues on Sunday afternoon at the Ice Mine.  Similar to Saturday night, it was Matt Jones scoring the only goal of the first period as he roofed a powerplay goal over Jr. Blues netminder Niko Dellamaggiore at 5:48 of the first period. Taylor Fernandez extended his point streak to five games with an assist and Alex Archibald added a helper. It was 1-0 after 20 minutes. In the 2nd period, it took the Jr. Blues only 46 seconds to score a powerplay goal of their own a Kyle Meeh fired a shot past Nick Kossoff. At the 7:53 mark, Vito Aluia finished off an A.J. Coleman scoring chance for his first goal in 10 games. Springfield used the powerplay to tie the score again however as Brendan Jacques jammed a puck past Kossoff at 10:31, evening the score at 2-2 through two periods. Austin Romzek would give the Ice Miners their third lead of the game with a nifty backhand goal at 5:28 of the 3rd, taking a feed from Noah Batis. Aluia added another point with the secondary assist. That goal would prove to be the game winner as Kossoff shut the Jr. Blues down the rest of the way. He made 39 saves on 41 shots for his 5th win. Boxscore
 
Soo 4 @ Michigan 3 (SO) – It took 24 combined shooters, but the Soo Eagles finally got a goal to decide things from Michael Caruso, as they salvaged a weekend split with the Warriors thanks to a 4-3 shootout win. It was all Warriors in the 1st period as goals from AJ Marcinek and Tyler Groat put them ahead 2-0.  Sandis Zolmanis responded for the Soo in the 2nd period to make it 2-1. Marcinek scored again early in the 3rd period to make it 3-1.  The Eagles got goals from Kristofers Bindulis and Zolmanis just over a minute apart to tie the game at 3-3. That set up the shootout, in which each goalie faced 12 shooters. Sean Keating picked up the win, making 29 saves and Trevor Gorsuch took the kiss making 43 saves. Boxscore
 
 
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