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More players stand out for scouts on Day 3 of NAHL Showcase

September 24, 2016

LordAnthony Grissom has the Janesville Jets off to a 4-1 start of the season, including wins in the last two games at the NAHL Showcase.

Austin 3 vs. Johnstown 2 – Austin scored two, 3rd period goals to come from behind and defeat Johnstown, 3-2 and hand the Tomahawks their first loss of the season. Johnstown led 1-0 after one period on a goal from Donovan Ott. Austin tied things at 1-1 in the 2nd period with a power play goal from Justin Misiak. Adam Pilewicz regained the one goal edge for the Tomahawks with a power play goal right before the end in the 2nd period. In the 3rd period John Wojciechowski and Jon Richards scored to lead the Bruins to victory. Alex Schilling made 26 saves in the win, while Vinnie Purpura made 16 sabe sin the loss. Boxscore

MN Wilderness 6 vs. Topeka 2 – Trevor Micucci made 30 saves and six different players scored for the Wilderness in a 6-2 win over the RoadRunners. The Wilderness got a 1st period goal from Ryan Peterson, two goals in the 2nd period from Michael Zuffante and Tim Nicksic and three goals in the 3rd period from Luke Dow, Logan Stork and Alexander Esbjors. Topeka goals came from Jeff Makowski in the 1st period and Peyton Frantti in the 3rd period Ryan Snowden took the loss, making 24 saves. Boxscore

New Jersey 4 vs. Springfield 2 – Harrison Feeney made 27 saves as the Titans picked up their first win at the Showcase with a 4-2 win over Springfield. New Jersey led from the very get go as Tate MacDonald gave the Titans a lead just :16 seconds into the game. Greg Malafronte scored to make it 2-0 before Springfield answered with a goal from Luke Picek. Matt Wiesner scored to put the Titans back up by two goals before Springfield again cut the lead to one with a goal from Brennan Blaszczak. Jordan Kaplan added a 3rd period goal for the Titans to secure the win. Evan Fear made 38 saves in the loss for the Jr. Blues. Boxscore

Brookings 2 vs. Corpus Christi 1 – Josh Boyko made 33 saves to lead the Blizzard to another close win at the Showcase as they edged the IceRays, 2-1. Brookings took a 1-0 lead in the 1st period with a goal from Paul Cotter, but that was quickly answered with the lone Corpus Christi goal of the game from David Thompson, his 5th of the season. The eventual game-winner came early in the 2nd period from Zach Mitchell. Tomas Vomacka made 30 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Odessa 3 vs. Fairbanks 0 – Jonny Hogue stopped all 33 shots that came his way as the Jackalopes handed the Ice Dogs their first regulation loss of the year with a 3-0 shutout on Day 3. After a scoreless 1st period, the Jacks got on the board late in the 2nd period with the eventual game-winning goal from Jaden Anderson. In the 3rd period, Odessa tacked on two insurance goals as Chase Thudium and Connor Wood scored. Jared Dempsey made 30 saves in the losing effort for the Ice Dogs. Boxscore

Minot 2 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1 – The Minotauros stayed perfect at the NAHL Showcase and on the season with a 2-1 win over the Knights in a goaltending duel. It was the Knights who jumped ahead 1-0 thanks to a 1st period goal from Jimmy Elser. The Minotauros struck back in the 2nd period with a goal from Reid Stefanson. The game-winner came with under seven minutes remaining in the 3rd period from Spencer Zwiener. Austin Park made 28 saves in the win in his NAHL debut, while Colt Hanks played well in the loss, making 38 saves. Boxscore

Shreveport 5 vs. Kenai River 2 – Frankie Melton had a hat-trick as the Mudbugs picked up their second win of the Showcase, beating the Brown Bears 5-2. After an opening goal from Kenai River’s Evan Butcher, the Mudbugs took a 2-1 lead on goals from Cameron Cook and Melton, who went coast-to-coast for a highlight reel goal. The Brown Bears tied things at 2-2 midway through the 2nd period, but then Melton added two more goals for his hat-trick and Erik Zohovs added Shreveport’s 5th goal to secure the win. Cooper Seedot made 34 saves in the win, while Connor Poczos made 40 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Wichita Falls 4 vs. Bismarck 2 – The Wildcats picked up their first win of the Showcase as the doubled up the Bobcats, 4-2. Wildcats goalie Evan Moyse made 40 saves in the win. The Wildcats jumped out to a 3-0 lead midway through the game on goals from Ryan Burnett, Steven Tillie and CJ Regula. Bismarck clawed back into the game with two late 2nd period goals from Tobias Fladeby and Parker Mismash. The Wildcats added some insurance in the 3rd period with a goal from Aleksi Poikola. Will Ulrich made 26 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Aston 4 vs. MN Magicians 3 (OT) – Shane McMahan scored on a wrist shot in overtime to lead the Rebels to a 4-3 come-from-behind win over the Magicians. The 1st period saw the Rebels score first on the goal from Noah Wilson, only to see the Rebels answer twice on goals from Dom Garica and Andreas Miller. The Magicians would regain a one goal edge in the 2nd period with back-to-back goals from Tanner Tweten and Matthew Denman. Before the 2nd period was out Brendan Cherwalk scored for the Rebels, tying the game at 3-3. Jack Leavy made 34 saves in the win, while Jacob Dittmer made 27 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Janesville 3 vs. Northeast 0 – Jacob Barczewski stopped all 14 shots that came his way for his first shutout of the year as the Jets outshot Northeast 48-14 in a 3-0 win. The Jets first and eventual game-winning goal came late in the 1st period from Jack Vincent. Goals from Kip Hoffman and Brendan Aird early in the 2nd period secured the win for the Jets. Generals goalie Gabe Vinal played well in the loss, making 45 saves. Boxscore

Lone Star 6 vs. Coulee Region 2 – If people don’t know the name Justin Addamo, they soon will as the 6’6, 18-year-old forward had another outstanding game for the Brahmas in a 6-2 win over the Chill. The Brahmas jumped ahead with 1st period goals from Austin Kamer and Drake Glover and a highlight reel goal early in the 2nd period from Addamo. The Chill stayed in the game momentarily on goals from Caleb Schroer and Larry Jungwirth, but the Brahmas put the game on ice with goals from Austin O’Rourke, Aidan Spellacy and David Marabella. Alec Calvaruso made 24 saves in the win. Boxscore

Amarillo 5 vs. Aberdeen 2 – The Bulls stayed perfect at the NAHL Showcase thanks to a four-point night from Kosta Likourezos in a 5-2 win over the Wings. The Wings led 2-1 after two periods on goals from Riley Murphy and Carter Roo. George Mika had the lone goal for the Bulls. In the 3rd period, Amarillo struck for four goals including two from Likourezos and others from Hayden Broomhead and Charlie Singerhouse. Nikita Babintsev made 30 saves in the win. Boxscore

 
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