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Saturday Scores: Lynch's hat-trick leads Johnstown to sweep

November 29, 2015

Topeka forward Dominic Lutz (top) and Lone Star defenseman Cameron Clarke (bottom) had big weekends to lead their team to home sweeps.

Aston 2 @ Johnstown 8 – Luke Lynch had a four-point night, including a hat-trick and Kelly O’Brien had four assists as the Tomahawks completed a weekend sweep of the Rebels thanks to an 8-3 win. It was all Tomahawks from the get go, as Lynch scored a natural hat-trick in the 1st period with three straight goals. Tommy Horn, Ryan Burr and Dante Suffredini added goals in the 2nd period to make it 6-0. Casey Linkenheld scored to make it 7-0 early in the 3rd period before Aston scored their two goals from Chris Deprez and Dom Garcia. Anthony Parrucci added a late goal for the Tomahawks, who got 26 saves from Andrew Lindgren in the win. Boxscore

MN Wilderness 2 @ Janesville 3 (SO) – Jack LaFontaine made 44 saves and stopped all three shooters in the shootout as the Jets won their 6th in a row, completing a weekend sweep of the Wilderness with a 3-2 shootout win. The Jets jumped out a 2-0 lead thanks to a 1st period goal from Zach Solow and a 2nd period goal from Cole Paskus. The Wilderness came back to tie the game at 2-2 thanks to goals from Aaron Miller and Casey Gilling. In the shootout, Janesville forward Taylor Fernandez was the lone player to score. Wilderness goalie Chase Munroe made 24 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Wichita Falls 6 @ Odessa 3 – The Wildcats jumped out to a 5-0 lead, including a four-goal 1st period as they became the first NAHL team to 20 wins thanks to a 6-3 win in Odessa on Saturday, which completed a weekend road sweep. The Wildcats led 5-0 early in the 2nd period thanks to two goals from Austin Albrecht and others from Ryan Burnett, Michael Rounds and Ben Lown. Odessa scored three goals in the 2nd period from Gray Marr, Eric Carreras and Daniel Kiraly, but a goal from Jonathan Lazarus for Wichita Falls put the game on ice. Julian Sime picked up the win, making 22 saves. Boxscore

Amarillo 1 @ Lone Star 3 – The Brahmas completed a weekend sweep of the Bulls thanks to another strong defensive effort in a 3-1 win. Goalie Corbin Kaczperski had to make just 15 saves as the Brahmas allowed just 25 shots in the two games. Lone Star led 2-0 after the 1st period thanks to goals from Oskar Andren and Cameron Clarke. The Bulls only goal of the night came from Charlie Singerhouse via the power play, which cut the lead to 2-1 early in the 2nd period. Less than two minutes later, a goal from Troy York made it 3-1 for the remainder of the game. Bulls goalie Anton Martinsson made 31 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Springfield 1 @ Topeka 2 (OT) – In another tight game, the RoadRunners got the overtime-winner with just three seconds on the clock to win their fifth straight and defeat the Jr. Blues, 2-1. After a scoreless 1st period, Topeka took a 1-0 lead in the 2nd period on a goal from Yu Hikosaka. Brennan Blaszczak tied the game at 1-1 in the very late stages of the period. In the overtime, Dominic Lutz converted on a scramble in front for the winner just as time was set to expire. Topeka goalie Tyler Johnson made 24 saves in the win, while Jr. Blues goalie Tommy Nappier made 32 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Brookings 4 @ MN Magicians 2 – TJ Samec scored twice to lead the Blizzard to a 4-2 road win in Minnesota against the Magicians. It was all Magicians in the 1st period as goals from Mitch Slattery and Jack Christensen put Minnesota ahead 2-0. However, it was all Blizzard after that. Brookings took a 3-2 lead with three goals in the 2nd period in a span of 14 minutes. Goals came from Zach Mitchell, Nick Cardelli and Samec. Samec would then later add an insurance goal in the 3rd period to make the final, 4-2. Josh Kuehmichel made 26 saves in the win, while Will Ulrich made 26 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Minot 3 @ Austin 2 – The Minotauros earned a weekend split and moved right back into 1st place in the Central thanks to a 3-2 road win in Austin. The Minotauros jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a 1st period goal from Jack Murphy and a 2nd period tally from Jacob Gammicchia. Austin responded back to tie the game at 2-2 with goals from Jacob Paganelli and Justin Misiak. The game-winner came off the stick of Derek Frentz with less than six minutes to go in the 3rd period. Lucas Murray made 22 saves in the win, while Kris Carlson took the loss, making 30 saves. Boxscore

Bismarck 4 @ Aberdeen 1 – The Bobcats got 22 saves from Hunter Shepard and two goals from Willie Brown to pick up a 4-1 road win in Aberdeen on Saturday. Things were tight early as Bismarck scored the only goal of the 1st period thanks to Tobias Fladeby. The Wings responded back in the 2nd period to tie the game at 1-1 with a power play goal from Ryan Cook. However, it was all Bobcats and Brown after that as he scored the next two goals to take a 3-1 lead. Kyle Sylvester added the Bobcats fourth goal. Wings goalie Gavin Paczosa made 27 saves in the loss. Boxscore

New Jersey @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (postponed) – Due to travel issues, the game was postponed. A make-up date will be announced in the future.

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