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Saturday Sweeps: Wildcats close gap in South with sweep

December 7, 2014

MN Wilderness 1 @ Austin 2 (SO) – Jake Kielly made 22 saves through regulation and overtime and stopped four of five shooters in the shootout as Austin edged the visiting Wilderness, 2-1. The Wilderness got a goal from Darian Romanko in the 2nd period, but Trevor Boyd scored for Austin in the 3rd period to tie the game at 1-1. Boyd and Liam Feeney scored in the shootout for the Bruins, while Michael Covach had the lone shootout goal for the Wilderness. Boxscore

Bismarck 4 @ Minot 1 – Two goals from Evan Giesler and 24 saves from Hunter Shepard gave the Bobcats a big 4-1 road win in Minot. Bismarck has now won five of their last six games. Minot jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 1st period on a shorthanded goal from Colton Kramer. Bismarck responded with a 2nd period power play goal from Giesler. The Bobcats exploded for three goals in the 3rd period including another from Giesler, one from Tony German and the game-winner from Matt Perry. Boxscore

Kenai River 2 @ Coulee Region 5 – The Chill scored the final three goals of the game to complete a three-game weekend sweep of the visiting Brown Bears thanks to a 5-2 win on Saturday night. Matt Rudin scored both Brown Bears goals, but that was matched by two goals from Chill forward Blake Kelley. Coulee Region also got goals from Charlie Parker, Garrett Riebling and Dawson DiPietro. Adam Carlson made 32 saves in the win. Boxscore

Soo 1 @ Janesville 4 – Matt Jurusik made 30 saves as the 1st place Jets increased their North Division lead with a sweep of the visiting Eagles thanks to a 4-1 win on Saturday. It was the Eagles who scored first on a goal from Nicolas Carbone. However, it was all Jets after that as Grant Hutton tied the game later in the 1st period with a power play goal. Mitch Fossier and Evan Feno added 2nd period goals and Adam Winborg completed the scoring with a 3rd period tally. Boxscore

Amarillo 4 @ Odessa 1 – The Bulls completed a weekend sweep of the Jackalopes with a 4-1 win on Saturday led by 33 saves from Jacob Weatherly. The Bulls jumped out to a 1-0 lead with a 1st period goal from Brady Crabtree. The Bulls put the game away in the 2nd period with three more goals including tallies from Cody Gylling, Addison Runey and Charlie Combs. Leo Lumm ended Weatherly’s shutout bid with just six minutes to go with the lone Odessa goal. Boxscore

Corpus Christi 2 @ Wichita Falls 8 – The Wildcats completed a convincing home sweep of the IceRays thanks to an 8-2 win on Saturday. Eight different players scored for the Wildcats, who moved to within to points of 1st place in the South Division. Austin Albrecht, Evan Okeley and Erich Jaeger scored in the 1st period. Cam Knight and Shane Kuzmeski scored in the 2nd period and Kevin Charyszyn, Tommy Apap and Max Reisinger scored in the 3rd period. The IceRays got goals in the 3rd period from Ryan Cusin and Connor Kelly. Austin Shaw made 22 saves in the win. Boxscore

Rio Grande Valley 0 @ Lone Star 4 – Jake Kupsky had to make just 11 saves for his first shutout of the season as the Brahmas completed a weekend sweep of the visiting Killer Bees with a 4-0 win on Saturday. It didn’t take long for the Brahmas to go ahead as they got goals from Andy Madej and AJ Vanderbeck in the opening six minutes. Vanderbeck added a 2nd period goal and Oskar Andren scored in the 3rd period. Ben Johansson made 19 saves in the loss for Rio Grande Valley. Boxscore

Michigan 3 @ Keystone 1 – NAPHL and NA3HL alum Hunter Vorva posted his first NAHL win in his first NAHL start as the Michigan Warriors salvaged a weekend split with the Ice Miners thanks to a 3-1 win on Saturday night. After two scoreless periods, all the scoring was done in the 3rd period. AJ Marcinek scored twice for Michigan and Garrison Sanipass added the other Warriors goal. Taylor Fernandez scored the lone goal for Keystone. Vorva ended the game with 32 saves. Boxscore

Brookings 3 @ Aberdeen 2 – Ryan Kubic made 38 saves as the Brookings Blizzard picked up a big 3-2 road win in Aberdeen and handed the Wings their 5th straight loss. Aberdeen went up 1-0 with a 1st period goal from Victor Ostling. The Blizzard tied the game in the 2nd period with a goal from Kevin Shand. Ryan Sete scored early in the 3rd period to give Brookings their first lead at 2-1. Austin Swingle responded back less than two minutes later for the Wings to tie the game at 2-2, but midway through the period Joe Anderson scored the game-winner. Boxscore

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