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Jr. Blues complete sweep on Sunday of Magicians

January 4, 2016

Andrew Zerban scored twice to lead the Aston Rebels to a 5-2 win on Sunday over Fairbanks.

Springfield 4 @ MN Magicians 2 – Tommy Nappier made 44 saves to lead the Jr. Blues to a weekend road sweep in Richfield, MN against the Magicians on Sunday. Hunter Schneider and Ted Rotenberger scored in the first period to give the Junior Blues a 2-1 lead. Jack Christensen had the lone 1st period goal for Minnesota. After a scoreless second period, Springfield’s Brennan Blaszczak made it 3-1 early in the third on an assist from Joey Lupo. The Magicians closed the gap to 3-2 with an extra attacker goal from Casey Jerry, but the Jr. Blues would tack on the insurance they would need as Brady Tomlak scored an empty-net goal to secure the win. Magicians goalie Will Ulrich made 26 saves in the loss. Boxscore
 
Fairbanks 2 @ Aston 5 – The Rebels turned the tables on the Ice Dogs and salvaged a weekend split with a 5-2 win at home over Fairbanks on Sunday. Rebels goalie Darion Hanson was the star as the netminder made 56 saves on 58 Fairbanks shots. The Rebels jumped ahead 2-0 on a pair of goals from Andrew Zerban. Fairbanks tried to claw back in the 2nd period with two goals from Mitchell Baumann and Ryner Gorowsky, but a goal from Ryan Cusin kept the Rebels ahead by one. In the 3rd period, Aston put the game out of reach with a goal from Michael Underwood and Cusin’s second goal of the game. Rebels forward Michael Merulla also had a great game, picking up three assists. Fairbanks goalie Gavin Nieto made 21 saves in the loss. Boxscore
 
 
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