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Saturday Scores: Bobcats on a roll

January 11, 2015

Saturday Stars: Drew Callin (above) led North Division-leading Janesville to a weekend sweep, while Colton Kramer (below) had both shootout-winners this weekend for Central Division-leading Minot.

Brookings 2 @ Bismarck 5 – The Bobcats completed a weekend home-and-home sweep of the Blizzard thanks to a 5-3 win on Saturday. After Zach Glienke got the Blizzard on the board early in the 1st period, the Bobcats rattled off three straight including goals from Cullen Willox, Jared Spooner and a highlight reel goal from JM Piotrowski, his third of the weekend. Zed Dietrich scored late in the 2nd period for Brookings to make the score 3-2. In the 3rd period, goals from Jared Pike and Nick Wallace put the game out of the reach. Alex Bitsakis made 20 saves in the win. Boxscore

Kenai River 0 @ Fairbanks 5 – Kevin Aldridge made 21 saves for his first shutout of the season as Fairbanks completed a weekend home sweep of Kenai River with a 5-0 home win in front of a sold out crowd in Fairbanks. Five different players scored for the Ice Dogs including Chandler Madry and Mitchell Baumann in the 1st period, Jacob Hetz in the 3rd period and two goals from Ethan Somoza. Somoza and Madry both ended up with three points on the night. Evan Hauser made 26 saves in the loss for the Brown Bears. Boxscore

Janesville 8 @ Michigan 3 – The is no slow down in the North Division-leading Jets as they used a fast start to power their way to an 8-3 win on Saturday and a weekend road sweep of the Warriors. Evan Feno had a four-point night and Drew Callin scored twice for Janesville. The Jets led 4-0 after one period thanks to goals from Callin, Kip Hoffman, Cullen Munson and Zach Lavalle. Feno and Callin both scored in the 2nd period and Brandon Schultz and Mitch Fossier added 3rd period goals. Michigan goals came from Ryan Sete, Andrew Green and Cody Kuster. Blake Weyrick made 23 saves in the win. Boxscore

Minot 3 @ Austin 2 (SO) – For the second consecutive night, Colton Kramer provided the shootout winner as the division-leading Minotauros increased their division lead thanks to another 3-2 shootout win in Austin and a weekend sweep. Austin led 2-1 after one period of play thanks to 1st period goals from Cory Dunn and Nico Sturm. Max Mettler had the lone Minotauros goal in the opening frame. James Mathias scored a late 3rd period power play goal to send the game into extra time. Atte Tolvanen made 25 saves in the win for Minot, including stopping all four shooters in the shootout. Jake Kielly also made 25 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Odessa 3 @ Corpus Christi 4 (OT) – Thanks to an overtime goal from Nathan Bryer, the Corpus Christi IceRays kept their home winning streak going and swept the visiting Jackalopes thanks to a 4-3 overtime win in front of over 4,300 fans in Corpus Christi. Derek Brown scored twice and Hampus Sjodahl added the other goal for the Jackalopes, who led 3-2 after two periods. After a 1st period goal from Wes Michaud, new IceRays forwards Maskim Dzhioshvilli and Matt Collford scored to help tie things up and send the game to OT. Luke Pickar made 21 saves in the win, while Tanner Creel took the loss, making 28 saves. Boxscore

Topeka 3 @ Wichita Falls 2 – 31 saves from goalie Matej Tomek helped the South-leading RoadRunners increase their lead in the division as they edged the Wildcats 3-2 on Saturday in front of a crowd of almost 3,000 in Wichita Falls, earning a weekend split. The teams traded goals in the first two periods as Daniel Brickley and Cam Strong scored for Topeka, which was answered by goals from Kevin Charyszyn and Nick Farmer for the Wildcats. In the 3rd period, Mike Gornall scored his second goal of the weekend with just 2:34 to play, which would stand as the game-winner. Austin Shaw took the loss in goal, making 25 saves. Boxscore

Wenatchee 3 @ Lone Star 2 (OT) – In a tight defensive game, the Wenatchee Wild snapped the home winning streak of the Lone Star Brahmas thanks to three unanswered goals and a 3-2 overtime win. Things were looking good for the home-side Brahmas early as goals by Cody Wickline and Oskar Andren put them ahead 2-0 through two periods. The Wild responded with two goals in the 3rd period including the first career NAHL goal for former NAPHL’er August Van Ungem-Sternberg and another from Dakota Raabe. In the overtime, defenseman Tyler Rockwell scored the game-winner, giving him a multi-point night. Zach Quinn made 19 saves in the win, while TJ Black took the loss making 18 saves. Boxscore

MN Magicians 2 @ Aberdeen 4 – The Aberdeen Wings earned a weekend split of their home series against the Magicians thanks to goals from four players and a three-point night from Kyle Haak in a 4-2 win. The Wings started strong thanks to two power play goals in the 1st period from Colin O’Neill and Michael Soucier. The lead swelled to 4-0 in the 2nd period as Haak assisted on goals from Brendan Riordan and Tucket DeYoung. Former NAPHL’er Austin Rueschhoff scored his first career NAHL goal for the Magicians before the period was done to make it 4-1. Spencer Kuhlman added the other goal for Minnesota midway through the 3rd period. Chad Catt picked up the win in goal for Aberdeen, making 25 saves. Boxscore

Amarillo 2 @ Rio Grande Valley 1 – Anton Martinssson had one of his better games of the season, making 28 saves to lead Amarillo to a 2-1 win on Saturday and a weekend road split against Rio Grande Valley. All the scoring was done in the 1st period. As Charlie Combs and Riley Christensen lit the lamp for the Bulls and Anthony Croston scored the lone goal for the Killer Bees. Both Amarillo goals were unassisted. Dean Balsamo and Andrew Scofield picked up the lone assists for Rio Grande Valley. Nick Schmit took the loss making 4 saves. Ben Johansson stopped all 11 shots he saw in a relief appearance. Boxscore

Springfield 2 @ Johnstown 0 – Dryden McKay stopped all 27 shots that came his way for his first career NAHL shutout as the Jr. Blues went on the road and picked up a 2-0 shutout win in front of over 2,500 fans in Johnstown. Brendan Jacques scored a power play goal in the 2nd period to put Springfield ahead 1-0. Cameron Cooper added a late empty-net goal to secure the win. Tyler Funk and TJ Friedmann picked up assists in the win. Jake Gwillim played well in the loss for the Tomahawks, allowing one goal on 26 shots. Boxscore

MN Wilderness 3 @ Coulee Region 2 – Ryan Anderson made 27 saves and Aaron Miller had a multi-point night as the Wilderness picked up their second win this week against the Chill thanks to a 3-2 win in Coulee Region on Saturday night. The Wilderness opened up a 2-1 lead after two periods thanks to goals from Miller and Tyler Cline. Adam Lovick had the lone goal through two periods for the Chill. Dawson DiPietro scored early in the 3rd period to tie the game at 2-2 for Coulee Region, but a goal from Darian Romanko midway through the 3rd period would stand as the game-winner. Adam Carlson made 33 saves in the losing effort. Boxscore

 
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