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Saturday Scores: Bruins among eight teams to sweep

January 18, 2015

Saturday Stars: Cody Gylling (above) had a hat trick to help Amarillo to a sweep of Odessa and Ryan Kubic (below) helped Brookings sweep Bismarck.

Johnstown 1 @ Keystone 3 – Alex Blankenburg made 37 saves as the Ice Miners stayed hot with a 3-1 win on Saturday, which completed a weekend home-and-home sweep of the Tomahawks. After a scoreless 1st period, Keystone jumped ahead 1-0 on a 2nd period goal from Austin Romzek. Johnstown tied the game early in the 3rd period on a goal from Casey Linkenheld, but the Ice Miners would answer with the game-winner from Jacob Coleman and an empty-net goal from Matt Jones. Boxscore

Coulee Region 3 @ Austin 7 – Two goals apiece from Josh Wilkins and Nico Sturm propelled the Austin Bruins to a 7-3 win, which completed a weekend home-and-home sweep of the Coulee Region Chill. The Bruins led 4-1 after two periods as Wilkins and Sturm both scored along with goals from Tony Uglem and Trevor Boyd. Brogan Gafferty had the lone Chill goal.  Coulee Region tried to make a game of it in the 3rd period with goals from Charlie Parker and Sean Lang, but three more Bruins goals from Sturm, Wilkins and Alex Jasiek put the game out of reach. Evan Smith made 22 saves in the win. Boxscore

Soo 1 @ Janesville 5 – Matt Jurusik made his return to the line-up and made 18 saves as the 1st place Jets completed a weekend sweep of the Eagles with a 5-1 win on Saturday. Brandon Schultz scored twice including the game’s first goal. Adam Winborg scored next for the Jets making the score 2-0.  Before the 1st period was done, Brad Pung scored the lone Soo goal of the night to make it 2-1 after one period. After a scoreless 2nd period, the Jets added three goals in the 3rd period including another from Schultz and others from Evan Feno and Nils Rygaard. Boxscore

Minot 3 @ Aberdeen 1 – Three, 2nd period goals helped the Minot Minotauros to a 3-1 win and a weekend road sweep of the Aberdeen Wings. The Wings led 1-0 after the 1st period thanks to their lone goal, which came from Bjorn Sigurdarson. Minot scored three goals in an 11-minute span in the 2nd period, which included tallies from Jacob Dittel, Nick Monfils and Johnny Walker. Atte Tolvanen picked up the win in goal for Minot, making 20 saves. Chad Catt took the loss for the Wings making 32 saves. Boxscore

Bismarck 3 @ Brookings 4 – Viktor Lindell had two goals and an assist as the Brookings Blizzard completed a weekend home-and-home sweep of the Bismarck Bobcats with a 4-3 win. After Joe Anderson scored first for Brookings, Bismarck rattled off three straight goals from Tony German, Jared Pike and Evan Giesler to take a 3-1 lead. However, the Blizzard would score three unanswered goals late in the 2nd period to take a 4-3 lead on two goals from Lindell and another from Beau Michaud. Ryan Kubic made 19 saves in the win. Boxscore

Odessa 3 @ Amarillo 5 – Cody Gylling had a big night as the veteran forward recorded a hat-trick and added an assist as the Bulls completed a weekend sweep of the Jackalopes with a 5-3 win in front of 3,462 fans in Amarillo. Gylling struck twice in the 1st period to offset goals scored by Odessa’s Kenny Hausinger and Razmuz Waxin-Engback. AJ Duggan and Gylling added goals in the 2nd period to make it 4-2 for Amarillo. In the 3rd period, Tristan Rostagno added the fifth Bulls goal and Lane Valimont scored the third goal for Odessa. Anton Martinsson made 32 saves in the win. Boxscore

MN Wilderness 5 @ MN Magicians 2 – Three, 1st period goals were enough to propel the Minnesota Wilderness to a 5-2 win on road Saturday night to complete a weekend sweep of the Magicians. Ivan Chukarov scored the opening two goals for the Wilderness and Isak Bergland added the third goal for the Wilderness in the 1st period. Michael Covach and Niklas Lehtimaki added two more goals in the 3rd period. Connor Bucsis and Austin Rueschhoff scored for the Magicians in the loss. Parker Butler, who was called up from the NA3HL’s Twin City Steel, made 20 saves in his NAHL debut with the Wilderness. Boxscore

Fairbanks 4 @ Kenai River 1 – Fairbanks handed Kenai River their 14th straight loss as they beat the Brown Bears on Saturday, 4-1. The Ice Dogs started strong with two 1st period goals from Todd Burgess and Hans Gorowsky. Kenai River got on the board in the 2nd period with a goal from Jack Gessert. Jacob Hetz and Chandler Madry added 3rd period goals to put the game out of reach. Kevin Aldridge made 31 saves in the win, while Evan Hauser made 28 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Lone Star 3 @ Topeka 1 – TJ Black made 27 saves as the Lone Star Brahmas salvaged a weekend split in Topeka with a 3-1 win on Saturday to stay in 2nd place in the South Division. Lone Star got off to a fast start thanks to 1st period goals from Oskar Andren and AJ Vanderbeck to make it 2-0. Topeka cut into the lead thanks to a 2nd period goal from Mike Gornall. However, that would be all for the RoadRunners, who could not find the equalizer and a late empty-net goal from Vidmar would secure the win. Drew Vogler made 16 saves in the loss for Topeka. Boxscore

Rio Grande Valley 0 @ Wichita Falls 2 – Austin Shaw stopped all 25 shots that came his way as the Wildcats salvaged a weekend split with a 2-0 win on Saturday in front of 3,333 fans in Wichita Falls. Nick Farmer scored the first and eventual game-winning goal on the power play midway through the 1st period. Erich Jaeger added a 2nd period power play goal, which is all the Wildcats would need. Matt Koch also assisted on both goals. Ben Johansson made 22 saves in the loss for the Killer Bees. Boxscore

Corpus Christi 4 @ Wenatchee 3 (SO) – The Corpus Christi IceRays picked up their first road win of the season as they salvaged a weekend split in Wenatchee with a 4-3 win on Saturday. The Wild took a 1-0 lead on a 1st period goal from August Von Ungern-Sternberg. Ryan Cusin and Joe Chitwood would score for the IceRays in the 2nd period to make it 2-1. Mitch Demario would tie the game at 2-2 with a late 2nd period goal. In the 3rd period Tanner Lomsnes scored for the IceRays and Colin Burston answered for the Wild. Anthony Cortese scored the lone goal in the shootout to give Corpus Christi the win. Boxscore

Michigan 3 @ Springfield 0 – Ryan Wischow stopped all 37 shots he faced for his 3rd shutout of the season as the Warriors salvaged a weekend split with the Jr. Blues with a 3-0 win on Saturday. Michigan scored a goal in each period as Ryan Burr scored a power play goal in the 1st period, Cody Lichtenvoort added a 2nd period goal and Derek Frentz scored a 3rd period goal. Niko Dellamaggorie made 33 saves in the loss for the Jr. Blues. Boxscore

 
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