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Saturday Scores: Magicians close in on playoffs with sweep

March 1, 2015

Jake Kielly led the Austin Bruins to a sweep of Aberdeen this weekend.

Coulee Region 4 @ MN Magicians 6 – Kane Dument had a hat-trick as the Magicians completed a weekend sweep of the Chill thanks to a 6-4 win on Saturday. Durment got the Magicians on the board early and Curtis Simonson scored to put the Magicians ahead 2-0. The Chill responded back with two goals from Aussie Miller and Nico Luka to tie the game at 2-2 before the period was done. The two teams would trade goals again in the 2nd period as Lukas Laub and Kris McKinzie scored for Minnesota and Tyler Funk and Charlie Parker would answer for the Chill. Durment then scored both goals in the 3rd period to give the Magicians the win and the sweep. Boxscore

Aberdeen 1 @ Austin 3 – Austin took the lead early and never looked back and goalie Jake Kielly made 19 saves as the Bruins completed a weekend sweep of the Wings with a 3-1 win in Austin on Saturday. In the 1st period, Jacob Kullberg and Ian Schied scored goals for the Bruins to put them ahead 2-1. In the 2nd period, Aberdeen would get their lone goal from Michael Soucier to cut the lead to 2-1, but eight minutes later a goal from Luke Forfar provided the Bruins the insurance they needed for a 3-1 win. Luke Kania made 42 saves in his NAHL and Wings debut. Boxscore

Lone Star 4 @ Odessa 0 – Four different players scored and TJ Black stopped all 26 shots that came his way for his 3rd shutout of the season as the Brahmas completed a weekend sweep of the Jackalopes with a 4-0 win in Odessa on Saturday. It didn’t take the Brahmas long to jump on the scoreboard as Oskar Andren scored just :45 seconds into the game with the eventual game-winning goal. A minute later, Roman Uchyn scored to make it 2-0 and just over a minute after that Storm Wahlrab scored to make it 3-0 as the Brahmas scored on their first three shots. Peter Kessel added a late 2nd period power play goal to round out the scoring. Cody Wickline and Pat Egan picked up a pair of assists. Boxscore

Keystone 4 @ Kenai River 1 – Alex Blankenburg made 22 saves as he Ice Miners kept pace in the North Division race for 2nd place with a 4-1 win on Saturday to complete a weekend road sweep of the Brown Bears. Alex Archibald scored in the 1st period for Keystone, but that was answered in the 2nd period with a goal from Kenai River forward Alex Jackstadt. The Ice Miners then pulled away in the 3rd period with three goals from Taylor Fernandez, Austin Romzek and Matt Jones. Alec Derks made 22 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Janesville 7 @ Michigan 3 – The Jets jumped out to a 6-0 lead and never looked back as Brandon Schultz scored twice in a 7-3 win over Michigan, which completed a weekend sweep of the Warriors. Goals from Schultz and Alex Smith opened the scoring in the 1st period for the Jets, who then added four more goals in the 2nd period including another one from Schultz and others from Roberts Smits, Adam Winborg and Dan Kucerovy. The Warriors would finally answer back with two goals early in the 3rd period from Alex Berardinelli and Garrison Sanipass, but Drew Callin scored to make the score 7-2. Shane Cuckovich added a late goal for Michigan. Blake Weyrick made 33 saves in the win. Boxscore

Brookings 2 @ Minot 4 – Four, 2nd period goals propelled the Minotauros to a 4-2 win to complete a weekend home sweep of the Blizzard to keep pace in the Central title race. After a scoreless 1st period, the Minotauros put the game away with four goals in a nine-minute span in the 2nd period. Goals came from Blake Lizotte, Quinn Fuchs, Nick Monfils and Jake Howie. Brookings would make a game of it with two, 3rd period goals from Nate Colwell and Joe Nathe, but it would not be enough as Tanner Holmes made 19 saves to help secure the win. Boxscore

Corpus Christi 6 @ Rio Grande Valley 3 – Tanner Lomsnes recorded a four-point night, including a hat-trick as the IceRays salvaged a weekend split with the Killer Bees thanks to a 6-3 win on Saturday. The teams traded goals in the 1st period with Lomsnes opening the scoring. That was answered by three straight goals from the Killer Bees who jumped ahead 3-1 on goals from Zach Bennett, Parker Wood and Gavin Cummings. The IceRays stormed back later in the 2nd period with a goal from Wes Michaud and two more from Lomsnes. Travis Howe and Michaud added two more goals in the 3rd period to complete the five straight goals. Boxscore

Wichita Falls 3 @ Topeka 2 (OT) – Austin Shaw made 36 saves as the Wildcats turned the tables on Saturday with a overtime win of their own as they defeated Topeka 3-2 in overtime, as each team came away with three points during the weekend. Each team scored in the 1st period as Colin Staub opened the scoring for Wichita Falls, which was answered by a goal from Cam Strong for the RoadRunners. The Wildcats went up 2-1 with a 2nd period goal from Kevin Charyszyn. That was answered back with a goal late in regulation from Topeka’s Daniel Rzavsky. Just over a minute into overtime, Jake Townsend roofed a shot to win the game for the Wildcats. Drew Vogler made 15 saves in the OT loss. Boxscore

Johnstown 4 @ Fairbanks 3 (SO) – Johnstown’s Alex Alger tied the game in the 3rd period and then scored the lone goal in the shootout as the Tomahawks salvaged a weekend split in Fairbanks with a 4-3 shootout win on Saturday. Fairbanks jumped up 2-0 in the 1st period on goals from Chandler Madry and Johnny Mueller. The Tomahawks would answer back in the 2nd period with the first of two goals from Alger and another from Joe Delandro. Mueller scored his second goal of the game early in the 3rd period to put Fairbanks back in the lead, but Alger answered back with his second goal just over three minutes later. Ryan Bednard made 36 saves in the win and stopped all five Ice Dogs shooters in the shootout. Boxscore

MN Wilderness 4 @ Bismarck 8 – The Bobcats scored the final six goals of the game and got a hat-trick from Jared Pike as they salvaged a weekend home split with the Wilderness thanks to a 6-4 win. Things looked good early on for a Wilderness win, as they scored four times in the 1st period on goals from Bradley Johnson, Wayland Williams, Brett Heikkila and Dan Litchke. Bismarck stayed in the game with goals from Cole Souto and Pike. Bismarck then exploded for four goals in the 2nd period to take a 6-4 lead thanks to another goal from Pike and others from Evan Giesler, Garrett Nelson and Tony German. In the 3rd period, the Bobcats would get two more goals from Pike and Giesler. Boxscore

Springfield 1 @ Soo 4 – Jack Berry made 42 saves as the Eagles took the rubber match game with the Jr. Blues in a 4-1 win on Saturday to stay in 2nd place in the North. The Eagles jumped ahead early with two 1st period goals from Michael Caruso. The Eagles made it 3-0 in the 2nd period on a power play goal from Leo Lumm. Springfield would answer back before the period was over on their lone goal from Trevor Stone. Lumm would add his second goal of the game later in the 3rd period to complete the 4-1 win. Boxscore

Amarillo 4 @ Wenatchee 2 – The Wild outshot the Bulls 41-22 on their way to a 4-2 win on Saturday night in Wenatchee. It didn’t take long for the Wild to grab the lead as just 3:38 into the game, Jake Ahlgren scored on the power play to put the Wild up 1-0. Charlie Combs continued his hot play for the Bulls with a goal to tie the game a 1-1. Before the period was out, David Powlowski would score to put the Wild ahead 2-1. Dakota Raabe scored the lone goal of the 2nd period to put Wenatchee up 3-1 and a goal from Tyler Rockwell in the 3rd period made it 4-1. Tristan Rostagno scored later in the 3rd period for the Bulls. Michael Bullion made 20 saves in the win. Boxscore

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