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Saturday Scores: Magicians part of Central sweep weekend

January 31, 2016

Minot 3 @ Aberdeen 0 – In his Minotauros debut in goal, Gunner Rivers stopped all 26 shots that came his way for his first shutout of the season as Minot picked up a weekend road sweep in Aberdeen with a 3-0 win on Saturday. After a scoreless 1st period, Minot scored twice in the 2nd period with goals from Austin Martinsen and Chase Springman. Jared Brandt added a 3rd period goal. Troy Degler also had two assists in the win. Gavin Paczosa made 30 saves in the Wings loss. Boxscore

MN Magicians 4 @ Austin 3 – The Magicians came from behind to scored the final three goals of the game and erase a 3-1 deficit to defeat and sweep the Bruins with a 4-3 win on Saturday. Austin was seemingly in control after a taking a 3-1 lead early in the 2nd period with goals from Jade Miller, Gibert Gabor and Michael Piehler. After scoring the Magicians lone goal in the 1st period, Jake Cass added his second goal of the game late in the 2nd period. Pierce Crawford and Joe Nathe scored power play goals in the 3rd period to give the Magicians the win. Will Ulrich picked up the win, stopping all 24 shots after he came in after the Bruins third goal. Robbie Goor made 22 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Brookings 3 @ Bismarck 6 – Frankie Melton scored twice and Cole Souto added three assists as the Bobcats completed a weekend sweep of the visiting Blizzard with a 6-3 win on Saturday. Bismarck led 3-2 after one period thanks to goals from Jared Pike, Harrison Aide and Willie Brown. Bismarck scored three more goals in the 3rd period, which included two from Melton and another from Alex Strand. Bookings’ three goals came from Kane Durment, TJ Samec and Griff Jeszka. Bismarck goalie Hunter Shepard made 24 saves in the win, while Brookings goalie Josh Kuehmichel made 46 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Kenai River 0 @ Fairbanks 3 – CJ Boothe stopped all 26 shots that came his way for his first career NAHL shutout as the Ice Dogs completed a three-game weekend home sweep of the Brown Bears with a 3-0 shutout win on Saturday. The Ice Dogs scored once in each period as Cameron Cook scored in the 1st period, Jakob Stridsberg scored in the 2nd period and Todd Burgess added a 3rd period goal. Nick Nast took the loss in the goal for the Brown Bears, making 34 saves. Boxscore

Johnstown 5 @ New Jersey 2 – The Tomahawks scored four goals in the 1st period on their way to a 5-2 win in New Jersey to earn a weekend road split with the Titans. Kelly O’Brien scored twice in the 1st period and Andrew Romano and Zak Galambos also scored in the opening frame for the Tomahawks. Filips Buncis added a 3rd period goal.  New Jersey goals came from Victor Ostling and Andrew Durham. Andrew Lindgren made 25 saves in the win, while Spencer Wright made 24 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Wichita Falls 2 @ Topeka 5 – Quinn Preston had a three-point night and Juho Niku made 30 saves as the RoadRunners salvaged a weekend home split with the Wildcats thanks to a 5-2 win. Topeka led 2-0 in the 1st period with goals from Max Harper and Andrew Hart. Marhsall Bowery scored in the 2nd period and Preston and Sami Tavernier added 3rd period goals. Both Wichita Falls goals came from Aleksi Poikola. Boxscore

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2 @ Aston 10 – Kristofers Bindulis and Michael Merulla each had hat-tricks as the Rebels erupted for 10 goals in a 10-2 win over the Knights. Aston led 4-1 after two periods and scored six more goals in the 3rd period. Bindulis scored three of Aston’s first four goals. Merulla added his hat-trick in the 3rd period. Andrew Bellant also scored twice for the Rebels and Ryan Cusin and Andrew Zerban also scored.  Knights goals came from Matt Beranek and Stephen Kelly. Trevor Micucci made 27 saves in the win. Boxscore

Coulee Region 3 @ Springfield 4 – Springfield came from behind to defeat the Chill and earn a weekend series split with a 4-3 win on Saturday. The Chill led 2-0 after the 1st period with goals from Phil Erickson and Joey Sofo. The Jr. Blues got back in the game and took a 3-2 lead thanks to two goals from Nathan Viberg and another from Josh Bell. The Chill tied the game at 3-3 in the 3rd period with a goal from Caleb Schroer. The game winner came later in the 3rd period from Anthony Tzveyn. Tommy Nappier came in the game in relief and made 16 saves in the win, while Hunter Vorva made 49 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Lone Star 1 @ Odessa 4 – The Jackalopes earned a weekend home split with the Brahmas thanks to a 4-1 win on Saturday night. It was the Brahmas who took an early lead in the 1st period with a goal from Tomas Brejcha. However, that would be all they could get as the Jackalopes stormed back with a goal less than a minute later from Ryan MacKellar to tie the game at 1-1.  The Jackalopes broke the game open with three, 2nd period goals from Derek Brown, Hampus Sjodahl and Zach Zech. Jon Flakne made 20 saves to pick up the win in his Jacks debut. Boxscore

Janesville 2 @ MN Wilderness 1 – Blake Weyrick made 29 saves to lead the Jets to a 2-1 road win in Cloquet against the Wilderness on Saturday night. Janesville took a 1-0 lead with a 1st period goal from Cole Paskus. The lead increased to 2-0 in the 2nd period as Taylor Fernandez scored.  The Wilderness got on the board in the 3rd period with a goal from Isak Bergland. Wilderness goalie Chase Munroe played well in the loss, making 28 svaes. Boxscore

Amarillo 2 @ Corpus Christi 3 – The IceRays scored three times in each period to capture a close 3-2 home win over the Bulls on Saturday. Amarillo got on the board first with a power play goal from George Mika. The IceRays then scored three unanswered goals as Brad LeLievre answered back in the 1st period. Drake Lindsay added a 2nd period goal and Adam Canepa scored in the 3rd period. Jake Houston had the other goal for the Bulls. Dryden McKay made 20 saves in the win, while Anton Martinsson made 26 saves in the loss. Boxscore

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