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Knights take two of three from Rebels with Sunday win

January 31, 2016

Joey Molinaro helped the Amarillo Bulls snap an eight-game losing streak with a 3-2 win in Corpus Christi on Sunday.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 5 @ Aston 3 – The Knights took two of three games during the weekend against the Rebels, thanks to a 5-3 win in Aston on Sunday. It was the Rebels who had the early momentum as they led 3-1 after the 1st period thanks to goals from Frank Spellman, Evgeny Yakolev and Dom Garcia. Dmitriy Zaitsev had the lone goal for the Knights in the opening frame. The Knights started their comeback with a 2nd period power play goal from Zach Remers and added three more goals in the 3rd period courtesy of Paul DeNaples, Blake Busch and Braden Brown. Grant Valentine made 36 saves in the win, while Trevor Micucci made 29 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Janesville 3 @ MN Wilderness 4 (SO) – The Wilderness salvaged a weekend home split with the Jets thanks to a 4-3 shootout win on Sunday. It was the Jets who led 3-2 after a wild 1st period, which saw five goals scored in just over a 10-minute span. The Jets got goals in the opening period from Jake Bresser, Taylor Fernandez and Kip Hoffman. The Wilderness got 1st period goals from Kobe Roth and Koby Bender. The Wilderness were able to tie the game midway through the 2nd period on a tally from Michael Zuffante. In the shootout, the Wilderness claimed the extra point thanks to goals from Connor Bucsis and Janis Jaks. Luke Kania made 19 saves in the win, while Jack LaFontaine made 33 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Amarillo 3 @ Corpus Christi 2 – The Bulls salvaged a weekend road split in Corpus Christi with a 3-2 win on Sunday afternoon. It was all Bulls through the first half of the game as they opened up a 3-0 lead with 1st period goals from Tyler Hall and former NA3HL’er Mykyta Sheptytsky, who scored his first NAHL goal. An unassisted goal from Bulls forward Joey Molinaro made it 3-0 and would end up as the game-winning goal. The IceRays mounted a comeback with a 2nd period power play goal from Mason Krueger and a 3rd period goal from Steve Bryant, but could not find the equalizer. Anton Martinsson made 33 saves in the win, while Graham Hunt made 35 saves in the loss. Boxscore

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