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Saturday Scores: Mudbugs sweep in OT thriller

December 4, 2016

Frank Sullivan helped the Janesville Jets pick up a weekend road sweep in Springfield with the overtime-winning goal on Saturday night.

Amarillo 2 @ Shreveport 3 (OT)  - The Mudbugs picked up a weekend sweep of the visiting Bulls thanks to a 3-2 overtime win on Saturday night. The Mudbugs scored both goals in regulation in the 1st period as Shawn O’Malley and Frankie Melton scored. The Bulls goals in regulation came from Brendan Walkom in the 1st period and Phil Fromberger late in the 3rd period. In the overtime, defenseman Croix Evingson converted a nice 2 on 1 pass from Jordan Fader for the game-winner. John Roberts made 34 saves in the win, while Nikita Babintsev made 23 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Janesville 4 @ Springfield 3 (OT) – Frank Sullivan scored his second goal of the season at the perfect time as he converted on a rebound chance for the overtime-winner as the Jets won on Saturday 4-3 to complete a weekend road sweep. The Jets got goals from Adrian Holesinsky and Cole Paskus in the 1st period and Peter Bates in the 3rd period. The Jr. Blues goal goals in regulation from Fabio Hollenstein in the 1st period and a pair of goals in the 2nd period from Jack Nickels and Braden Brown. Jake Barczewski got the win in a relief appearance in goal, making 22 saves, while Mike Robinson made 50 saves in the OT loss. Boxscore

MN Wilderness 3 @ Minot 2 – The Minnesota Wilderness continued to climb the standings with a 3-2 win in Minot on Saturday, which completed a two-win weekend for the Wilderness. After a scoreless 1st period, Minot got on the board first with a goal from Zack Bross early in the 2nd period. The Wilderness then scored three straight goals, which included two from Jesse Farabee and another from Ryan Peterson. Minot pulled to within one goal with a late tally in the 3rd period from Nate Pionk, but it would not be enough thanks to 34 saves from Wilderness goalie Luke Kania. Lucas Murray made 23 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Kenai River 2 @ Topeka 6 – Will Schlagenhauf had a five-point night, including a hat-trick as the RoadRunners completed a weekend home sweep of the Brown Bears with a 6-2 win on Saturday. Schlagenhauf scored once in the 1st period and twice more in the 2nd period. Other Topeka goals came from Alex Frye in the 1st period, Peyton Frantti in the 2nd period and Ryan Dickinson in the 3rd period. The Brown Bears goal goals from Evan Butcher and Sviataslau Kuchynski. Mike Rockwell made 28 saves in the win. Boxscore

Northeast 2 @ Johnstown 4 – The Tomahawks erased a 2-1 deficit and scored the final three goals of the game to top the Generals, 4-2. Johnstown got on the board first with a goal from Tommy Horn. The Generals responded with two straight goals to take a 2-1 lead as Artsiom Anosau and Evan Somoza. The Tomahawks then responded with three straight goals from Filips Buncis, Brandon Young and Dalton Hunter to end up winning, 4-2. Tomahawks goalie Drew Hotte made 35 saves in the win, while Generals goalie David Fessenden made 25 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Aston 1 @ New Jersey 3 – Behind 17 saves from Brandon Perrone, the New Jersey Titans snapped Aston’s winning streak with a 3-1 win on Saturday, earning a weekend home-and-home series split. Aston struck first with a goal early in the 1st period from Drew Blackmun. New Jersey responded later in the period with a goal from Victor Ostling to tie the game at 1-1. After a scoreless 2nd period, the Titans took the lead for good with two goals early in the 3rd period from Todd Goehring and Dylan Healey. Mareks Mitens took the loss in goal for the Rebels, making 17 saves. Boxscore

Aberdeen 6 @ Austin 2 – Thanks to two goals and an assist from Colin Raver, the Wings salvaged a weekend road split in Austin with a 6-2 win on Saturday. The Wings jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals from Raver and Carter Roo. The Bruins responded with a pair of goals in the 2nd period from Cole Lawrence and AJ Drobot to knot the game at 2-2, but the Wings would put the game out of reach with four straight goals, including the game-winner late in the 2nd period from Riley Murphy and three in the 3rd period from Kevin Fitzgerald, Trey Bagwell and Raver. Forbes Ploszaj made 17 saves in the win. Boxscore

Bismarck 1 @ Brookings 6 – Paul Cotter scored two goals and added two assists as the Blizzard handed the Bobcats their 5th straight loss thanks to a 6-1 win on Saturday. The Blizzard got off to a fast start, scoring four goals in the 1st period, which included tallies from Cotter, Nicholas Cardelli, Chase Brand and Taylor Schneider. After a scoreless 2nd period the Blizzard struck for two more goals in the 3rd period, which included the second of the game for both Cotter and Schneider. Bismarck broke the shutout bid of Josh Boyko in the dying moments of the 3rd period with Tanner Breidenbach’s first goal of the season. Boyko made 30 saves in the win, while Will Ulrich made 30 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Wichita Falls 4 @ Corpus Christi 2 – The Wildcats won their 5th straight game as they got 33 saves from Jared Dempsey in a 4-2 road win. The IceRays opened the scoring with a goal early in the 1st period from David Thompson. The Wildcats responded with back-to-back goals from Jonathan Waring and CJ Regula to take a 2-1 lead. The lone goal of the 2nd period came from Cole Gammer for the IceRays as they tied the game at 2-2. The Wildcats pulled away in the 3rd period with goals from Ilya Skvortsov and Jonathan Bendorf. Tomas Vomacka took the loss in goal for Corpus Christi, making 32 saves. Boxscore

Coulee Region 1 @ MN Magicians 5 – Mitchel Slattery scored twice as the Magicians salvaged a weekend home-and-home split with the Chill thanks to a 5-1 win on Saturday night in Minnesota. After a scoreless 1st period, the Chill took a 1-0 lead with a 2nd period goal from Larry Jungwirth. After that, it was all Magicians. Minnesota took a 2-1 lead into the 2nd intermission thanks to goals from Caleb Hite and Travis Brown. In the 3rd period, Slattery added two goals and Nikita Kozyrev also scored. Ivan Prosvetov made 24 saves in the win, while Todd Scott made 25 saves in the loss. Boxscore

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