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Saturday Scores: Sweeps-a-plenty include Knights shutout

November 20, 2016

Jiei Halliday had two goals on Saturday to help the Bismarck Bobcats win in overtime for the second straight night.

Shreveport 7 @ Amarillo 3 – Seven different players scored as the Mudbugs cruised to a 7-3 win and weekend road sweep of the Bulls. The Mudbugs controlled the game from the start, jumping out to a 3-0 lead and never looking back. Brendon Gysbers, Eriks Zohovs and Frankie Melton scored 1st period goals. Jack Jaunich, Kristaps Jakobsons and Kieran Durgan scored in the 2nd period and Jay Feiwell added a 3rd period goal for Shreveport. All three Bulls goals came in the 2nd period from Charlie Singerhouse, George Mika and Brendon Michaelian. Dylan Lubbesmeyer made 22 saves in the win. Boxscore

Johnstown 0 @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3 – Grant Valentine posted his first shutout of the season as the Knights blanked the Tomahawks, 3-0, completing a weekend home sweep. The Knights got the eventual game-winning goal in the 1st period from Adrian Danchenko.  They then added two more goals late in the 3rd period for insurance from Mike Gelatt and Jack Olmstead. Drew Hotte took the loss in goal for the Tomahawks. Boxscore

Bismarck 4 @ Brookings 3 (OT) – For the second straight night, the Bismarck Bobcats stormed from behind to pick up an OT win, this time on the road in Brookings against the Blizzard, which snapped Brookings’ five-game winning streak. Things looked good for the Blizzard as they led 3-0 early in the 3rd period with goals from Taylor Schneider, Parker Revering and Zach Mitchell. The Bobcats stormed back with three goals in the final 13 minutes of regulation, which included tallies from Jordan Fralich, Tristan Ashbrook and Jiei Halliday. Less than two minutes into the OT, Halliday added his second of the game for the winner. Will Ulirch made 35 saves in the win, while Josh Boyko made 21 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Janesville 5 @ Fairbanks 2 – The Jets increased their winning streak to a league-best seven straight games as they defeated the Fairbanks Ice Dogs, 5-2 for a second night in a row. For the first two periods the game was even at 2-2 with Michael Maloney and Blake Wareham scoring for the Jets and Dean Hewines and Cayden Cahill answering for the Ice Dogs. However, the Jets broke the game open in the 3rd period with three goals from Cullen Munson, Peter Bates and Cole Paskus to secure the win. Jacob Barczewski made 18 saves in the win, while Conor O’Brien made 25 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Springfield 3 @ Kenai River 2 – The Jr. Blues continued their winning streak and hot play by storming back from a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2 on Saturday and sweep the Brown Bears. After a scoreless 1st period, the Brown Bears would open up a 2-0 lead in the 2nd period with goals from Tyler Rock and Luke Radetic. The Jr. Blues mounted their comeback with a 2nd period goal from Matt Cassidy and two goals in the 3rd period, which included another from Cassidy and the game-winner from Ryan Leibold with less than a minute remaining in regulation. Devin Cooley picked up the win, making 31 saves. Bailey Seagraves took the loss making 35 saves, Boxscore

MN Wilderness 5 @ Coulee Region 2 – It was the Dylan and Zach Mills show in Coulee Region on Saturday as the Cottage Grove, Minnesota natives each scored twice to lead the Wilderness to a 5-2 win on Saturday, completing a weekend road sweep of the Chill. Luke Dow opened the scoring for the Wilderness in the 1st period. Dylan Mills scored his first goal in the 2nd period, but that was matched by Coulee Region goals from Taylor Trapp and Larry Jungwirth. The Wilderness put the game on ice in the 3rd period with two goals from Zach Mills and another from Dylan Mills. Trevor Micucci made 25 saves in the win. Boxscore

New Jersey 0 @ Aston 4 – Jack Leavy stopped all 30 shots that came his way for his first NAHL shutout as the Rebels continued to roll with a 4-0 win over the visiting Titans. The Rebels got two goals in the contest from defenseman Brennan Kapcheck and Ryan Solomon and Gvido Jansons also scored for the Rebels, who won their NAHL-leading 20th game of the season. Brandon Perrone made 26 saves in the losing effort for New Jersey. Boxscore

Topeka 5 @ Wichita Falls 6 – Ricky Carballo scored twice, including the overtime-winner as the Wildcats picked up a 6-5 win in the rubber match of their three-game series with Topeka. The Wildcats scored three times in the 1st period with goals from Jonathan Bendorf, Steven Tillie and CJ Walker. Carballo and Blake Ripley scored in the 2nd period and Carballo then netted the game-winner with :47 seconds remaining in OT. Topeka goals came from Marshall Bowery, Nick Granowicz and Jeff Makowski in the 1st period and John DeRoche and Matthew Barnes in the 3rd period. Boxscore

Lone Star 1 @ Corpus Christi 4 – Tomas Vomacka made 23 saves as the IceRays snapped the Brahmas winning streak with a 4-1 win, which salvaged a weekend home split.  Lone Star scored first with a 1st period goal from Troy York, but it would be all IceRays the rest of the way as they took a 2-1 lead into the lockerroom with goals later in the 1st period from David Baskerville and Cody Fleckenstein. In the 3rd period, Mason Krueger and Josh Tripp added insurance goals. Boxscore

Minot 4 @ Aberdeen 3 (OT) – The Wings stormed back from down 3-0 to take a point, but the Minotauros came out with the win thanks to Austin Dollimer’s first goal of the season as Minot picked up a 4-3 overtime win in Aberdeen. Minot led 3-0 midway through the 2nd period with goals from Tyler Jeanson, Grayson Gavin and Alex Adams. The Wings stormed back with a late 2nd period goal from Carter Roo and two, 3rd period goals from Carson Dimoff. Lucas Murray made 28 saves in the win. Boxscore

Austin 2 @ MN Magicians 3 (SO) – The Minnesota Magicians salvaged a weekend home-and-home split thanks to a 3-2 shootout win at home on Saturday. After a opening goal from Cameron Buhl for the Magicians, the Bruins took a 2-1 lead in the 2nd period with goals from Travis Kothenbeutel and Charlie Spetz. The lead held until very late in the 3rd period when the Magicians tied the game with just over a minute remaining with a goal from Brendan Skarda. In the shootout, Travis Brown scored the only goal of the eight combined shooters. Ivan Prosvetov made 23 saves in the win, while Jake Kucharski made 28 saves in the loss. Boxscore

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