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Saturday Scores: Ice Dogs, Wildcats flex muscles with sweeps

January 17, 2016

Andre Pison had two goals to help Wichita Falls to an 8-0 win in Amarillo on Saturday, which completed a weekend road sweep for the league-leading Wildcats.

Wichita Falls 8 @ Amarillo 0 – It was all Wichita Falls as the Wildcats completed a weekend road sweep of Amarillo with an 8-0 shutout. Justin Kapelmaster stopped all 29 shots that came his way for his 3rd shutout of the season. The Wildcats led 2-0 after one period with goals from Aleksi Poikola and Ryan Burnett. The lead swelled to 5-0 in the 2nd period as Andre Pison scored twice and Michael Rounds added another. In the 3rd period Austin Beaulieu scored twice and Nick Rosa added a goal to complete the 8-0 shutout. Boxscore

Springfield 0 @ Fairbanks 7 – Reggie Lutz had four points, including a hat-trick as the Ice Dogs completed a weekend home sweep of the Jr. Blues with a convincing 7-0 win. It was all Fairbanks from the get go as Alex Mehnert and Logan Coomes scored in the 1st period to put the home side ahead, 2-0. Tyler Tomberlin, who had five points on the night, scored in the 2nd period to make it 3-0, which was followed by back-to-back goals from Lutz to make it 5-0. In the 3rd period, Lutz scored early to completed his hat-trick and the 7th and final goal was scored by Liam Stirtzinger.  Gavin Nieto stopped all 38 shots that came his way for his 5th shutout of the season. Springfield goalie Niko Della Maggorie made 40 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Aston 2 @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3 (OT) – Braden Brown scored with less than two minutes remaining in overtime to give the Knights a 3-2 home win over the Rebels. The Knights jumped out to a 1-0 lead with a 1st period goal from Stephen Kelly. Aston would answer early in the 2nd period to tie the game at 1-1 on a goal from Dom Garcia. The Knights regained a lead thanks to a power play goal from Paul DeNaples. With :31 seconds remaining in the 2nd period, Aston tied the game at 2-2 with a goal from Brennan Kapcheck. Andrey Svistunov made 46 saves in the win, while Trevor Micucci made 33 saves in the OT loss. Boxscore

Johnstown 6 @ New Jersey 4 – The Tomahawks completed a two-win weekend thanks to two goals in each period in a 6-4 win in New Jersey. The Tomahawks got 1st period goals from Tiernan Seningen and Niko Coffman. Casey Linkenheld and Anthony Parrucci scored in the 2nd period and Zak Galambos and Filips Buncis added 3rd period goals. New Jersey goals game from Bruno Birzitis in the 1st period, Adam Hascic in the 2nd period and two goals from Raymond Brice in the 3rd period. Andrew Lindgren made 25 saves in the win. Boxscore

Janesville 3 @ Coulee Region 4 (OT) – The Chill salvaged a weekend home-and-home split with a 4-3 overtime win at home over the Jets. The two teams traded goals throughout the game as Janesville had three different one-goal leads, but that was answered each time by the Chill. Jets goals came from Andrew Roye in the 1st period and Adrian Holesinsky and Kip Hoffman in the 2nd period. The Chill scored three goals in the 2nd period with tallies from Isaac Theisen, Alex Lambacher and Phil Erickson. With less than a minute remaining in overtime, Dominik Florian came through with the game-winner. Hunter Vorva made 24 saves in the win, while Jack LaFontaine made 31 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Bismarck 3 @ Aberdeen 2 (OT) – The Bobcats completed a come-from-behind overtime win, which also completed a weekend sweep of the Wings. After a scoreless 1st period, the Wings took control in the 2nd period with goals from Kyle Siemers and Austin Heakins to take a 2-0 lead. Bismarck stormed back in the 3rd period with two goals in a :34 second span from Harrison Aide and Aaron Herdt to tie the game at 2-2.  Then in overtime, Herdt scored his second of the game just over a minute into the extra session for the win. Hunter Shepard made 35 saves in the win, while Peter Thome took the loss with 32 saves. Boxscore

Odessa 1 @ Topeka 4 – Marcus Russell and Marshall Bowery each scored twice to lead the RoadRunners to a 4-1 win on Saturday over the Jackalopes. Topeka jumped out to a 2-0 lead with 1st period goals from Russell and Bowery. Then Bowery and Russell duplicated their 1st period with two more goals in the 2nd period to make it 4-0. Gray Marr scored for Odessa midway through the 3rd period for the only goal for the Jacks. Juho Niku made 25 saves in the win. In the loss, Gunnar Rivers made seven saves and Dean Shatzer made 19. Boxscore

Austin 3 @ Brookings 2 (OT) – Austin came from behind and thanks to two goals from Jacob Paganelli, the Bruins picked up a 3-2 overtime win in Brookings and completed a weekend home-and-home sweep. Brookings led 1-0 after the 1st period with a goal from Mikael Hakkarainen. Austin answered back early in the 2nd period with a goal from Gilbert Gabor. Brookings would regain the lead with a goal from Chase Gamelin. In the 3rd period Paganelli added a late goal to tie the game and then scored midway through overtime for the winner. Kris Carlson made 19 saves in the win, while Jaocb Gwillim made 16 saves in the loss. Boxscore

MN Wilderness 5 @ Kenai River 2 – The Brown Bears got goals from five different players and jumped out to a big lead as they picked up a weekend road sweep in Kenai River. Minnesota led 1-0 after one period with a shorthanded goal from Ashton Calder. The Wilderness blew the game open in the 2nd period with four more goals including three in a three minute span from Alex Toscano, Jack Kelly and Jack Forbort to make it 4-0 and one with one second left in the period from Kobe Roth to make it 5-0. Kenai River scored both their goals in the 3rd period as Sam Carlson and Croix Evingson lit the lamp. Luke Kania mae 27 saves in the win. Boxscore

Corpus Christi 1 @ Lone Star 2 (OT) – The IceRays came from behind to tie the game, but it was the Brahmas earning a weekend split thanks to an overtime goal with just a second remaining in the extra session to earn a 2-1 win. The Brahmas opened the scoring with a 1st period power play goal from Alex Berardinelli. After a scoreless 2nd period, the IceRays tied the game late in the 3rd period on a goal from Michael Bevilacqua. With just .7 seconds remaining in overtime, Hogan Davidson worked a nice give-and-go to get the puck in the low slot and one-timed a shot over the shoulder of IceRays goalie Graham Hunt for the winner. Corbin Kaczperski made 23 saves in the win, while Hunt made 41 saves in the loss. Boxscore

 MN Magicians 6 @ Minot 3 – The Magicians got two goals apiece from Pierce Crawford and Brady Heppner as they earned a weekend road split in Minot with a 6-3 win. After a scoreless 1st period, the Magicians scored two goals in the 2nd period, which included tallies from Crawford and Johnny Panvica and then got four, 3rd period goals including two from Heppner, another from Crawford and another from Travis Brown. Minot goals came from Derek Frentz, Austin Martinsen and Steven Mather. Magicians goalie Will Ulrich made 35 saves in the win. Boxscore

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