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Saturday Scores: Wildcats keep rolling with sweep

November 1, 2015

Aston forward Frank Spellman (above) and Lone Star forward Joseph Fallon (below) led their teams to weekend road sweeps.

Corpus Christi 0 @ Wichita Falls 3 – Julian Sime had another good night as the 17-year-old goalie posted his first career NAHL shutout with 17 saves as the Wildcats completed a weekend sweep of the IceRays with a 3-0 win. The Wildcats offense was balanced, scoring a goal in each period. Austin Albrecht scored in the 1st period on what was the eventual game-winning goal just 4:23 into the game. Jonathan Lazarus added a 2nd period power play goal and Aleksi Poikola scored in the 3rd period. IceRays goalie Grahmas Hunt made 33 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Lone Star 3 @ Amarillo 0 – Goalie Corin Kaczperski stopped all 17 shots that came his way for his first shutout of the season as the Brahmas completed a weekend road sweep of the Bulls with a 3-0 win in Amarillo on Saturday night. The Brahmas scored once in each period. The eventual game-winner came just 5:55 into the game as Joseph Fallon lit the lamp in the 1st period. Kyle Patava added a 2nd period goal and Alex Berardinelli continued his good play with a 3rd period shorthanded goal. Bulls goalie Anton Martinsson played well in the loss, making 43 saves. Boxscore

Johnstown 5 @ Fairbanks 7 – 50 shots on goal and five goals in the 1st period propelled the Fairbanks Ice Dogs to a wild 7-5 win on Saturday and weekend sweep of the Tomahawks. Fairbanks jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the 1st period with two goals from Reggie Lutz and others from Alex Mehnert, Ryner Gorowsky and Jakob Stridsberg. Adam Pilewicz had the lone Tomahawks goal in the opening period. Johnstown tried to make a game of it in the 2nd and 3rd periods, which included two goals from Casey Linkenheld and others from Andrew Romano and Justin Cmunt, but Fairbanks goals from Todd Burgess and Logan Coomes secured the win and sweep. Boxscore

Aston 7 @ Kenai River 2 – Aston completed a weekend road sweep of Kenai River thanks to four points from Andrew Bellant in a 7-2 win on Saturday. After an opening goal from Tanner Dufault of the Brown Bears, it was all Rebels after that as they scored seven straight goals. Bellant scored on the power play late in the 1st period to answer the Brown Bears goal. The Rebels added three more goals in the 2nd period, including two from Frank Spellman and another from Kristofers Bindulis. The Rebels pushed the lead to 7-1 with 3rd period goals from Michael Merulla, Dean Balsamo and David Chavis. Jeffrey Fasegha had the other Brown Bears goal. Darion Hanson was once again good in goal for the Rebels, making 23 saves in the win. Boxscore

Austin 5 @ Minot 0 – Kris Carlson kept his hot play going as the 18-year-old Bruins netminder posted his first shutout of the season, stopping all 26 shots that came his way in a 5-0 win, which completed a weekend sweep for Austin in Minot. Jade Miller scored twice, including the game’s opening goal. Luke Forfar also added a 1st period goal to make it 2-0. After a scoreless 2nd period, Austin added three more goals in the 3rd period including another goal from Miller and others from Austin Rueschhoff and Jacob Paganelli. Williams Riedel and Dawson DiPietro each had a pair of assists. Lucas Murray took the loss in goal for Minot, making 22 saves. Boxscore

Coulee Region 1 @ Janesville 2 – In a Saturday matinee game, Jack LaFontaine made 21 saves as the Janesville Jets won their lone game played this weekend in a 2-1 win at home over the Chill, who dropped two, one-goal losses on the weekend. The Jets led 1-0 after an opening period goal from Zach Solow. Coulee Region tied the game at 1-1 in the 2nd period with their lone goal from Will Reedy, his first in the NAHL. The game-winner came off the stick of Jets forward Cullen Munson, 6:05 into the 3rd period. Chill goalie Hunter Vorva made 28 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Topeka 2 @ Springfield 3 – Tommy Nappier made 25 saves as the Jr. Blues salvaged a weekend split with the RoadRunners thanks to a 3-2 win on Saturday night. The Jr. Blues got off to a fast start with a goal in the opening minute from Hunter Schneider to set the tone. Topeka responded with a goal from Luka Maver five minutes later to tie the game at 1-1. The Jr. Blues big period came in the 2nd period as shorthanded goals from Schneider and Joey Lupo gave Springfield a 3-1 lead. A 3rd period goal from Topeka’s JB Baker would not be enough. RoadRunners goalie Tyler Johnson played well in the loss, making 42 saves. Boxscore

New Jersey 2 @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3 – Grant Valentine made 29 saves as the WBS Knights salvaged a weekend home-and-home split with a 3-2 win over the Titans. New Jersey jumped ahead in the 1st period with a goal from Greg Malafronte. The Knights would respond just :21 seconds later in the opening period as Tim Gelatt scored his first goal of the season. That was then followed up by two goals from Knights forward Braden Brown, who scored his first two goals of the season later in the 1st period and midway through the 2nd period. Victor Ostling added New Jersey’s other goal early in the 3rd period, but it would not be enough. Titans goalie Jack Berry made 27 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Bismarck 0 @ MN Wilderness 3 – Goalie Chase Munroe, who was fresh off his commitment to Miami University this past week, posted his first shutout of the season as the Minnesota Wilderness salvaged a weekend home split with a 3-0 win over the Bismarck Bobcats on Saturday. Munroe made 22 saves in the win. After a scoreless 1st period, Tristan Rostagno scored early in the 2nd period on what would end up as the game-winning goal for the Wilderness. Koby Bender then added the next two goals to put the game on ice. Bismarck goalie Hunter Shepard played well in the loss, making 27 saves. Boxscore 

 
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