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Saturday Scores: Tomahawks run win streak to 8 with sweep

January 1, 2017

The Aberdeen Wings swept the Brookings Blizzard this weekend and in the process gave head coach Scott Langer his 450th win in the NAHL.

Fairbanks 0 @ Johnstown 3 – Drew Hotte stopped all 32 shots that came his way for his second shutout of the season as the Johnstown Tomahawks ran their winning streak to eight straight games with a 3-0 shutout of the Fairbanks Ice Dogs, completing a weekend home sweep. For the second straight night, Donovan Ott scored two goals. Ott’s goals on Saturday both came in the 3rd period. The other Johnstown goal came just 2:38 into the game from Samuel Solensky. Fairbanks got 17 saves from Josh Benson in the loss. Boxscore

Kenai River 1 @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3 – Reed Robinson had a three-point night and Grante Valentine made 20 saves to help the Knights pick up a 3-1 win on Saturday, completing a weekend home sweep of the Brown Bears. Kenai River would score first as Anthony Tzveyn scored midway through the 1st period. The Knights then scored three unanswered goals, including one in each period to win. Andrew Jackson knotted the game at 1-1 with a goal later in the 1st period, Curtis Carlson added a 2nd period goal and Robinson put the game on ice with an empty-net goal late in the 3rd period. Brown Bears goalie Robbie Goor made 23 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Brookings 2 @ Aberdeen 3 – Forbes Ploszaj made 33 saves to lead the Aberdeen Wings to a 3-2 home win over the Blizzard, which completed a weekend home-and-home sweep. The Wings struck for two goals in the opening period from Tyler Bossert and Joey Strada. The Blizzard had a goal from Cade Borchardt to make the score 2-1 after the 1st period. Nathan Smith scored for the Wings in the 2nd period to make it 3-1. Taylor Schneider added the other goal for the Blizzard late in the 3rd period, but the Blizzard could not find the equalizer. Josh Boyko made 44 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Minot 4 @ Bismarck 1 – The Minotauros completed a three-game weekend sweep of the Bobcats with a convincing 4-1 win in Bismarck on Saturday. The opening period was even with each team scoring a goal as Jared Resseguie scored for the Bobcats, only to see Reid Stefanson answer for Minot eight minutes later. The Minotauros blew the game open in the 2nd period with two goals from Chase Springman and Michael Talbot. Nate Pionk added an empty-net goal in the 3rd period to complete the 4-1 win. Lucas Murray made 23 saves in the win, while Camden Haugenoe made 27 saves in the loss. Boxscore

MN Wilderness 3 @ Austin 4 – Four different players scored a Alex Schilling made 32 saves as the Bruins posted a 4-3 home win on Saturday night, which completed a weekend home-and-home sweep of the Wilderness. The Wilderness took a 2-0 lead with two 1st period goals from Alexander Esbjors and Dylan Mills. In the 2nd period, Austin got on the board with a goal from Justin Misiak, but the Wilderness pushed the lead back to two goals with a strike from Louis Roehl. The Bruins would then score three unanswered goals to win the game, thanks to a late 2nd period goal from Jason Koehn and two 3rd period goals from AJ Drobot and Travis Kothenbeutel, who scored the game-winner with under a minute remaining in the game. Boxscore

Lone Star 3 @ Shreveport 0 – In their lone game of the weekend, the 1st place Lone Star Brahmas allowed just 17 shots on goal and goalie Alec Calvaruso stopped all of them that came his way as they blanked the Mudbugs in Shreveport, 3-0. After a scoreless 1st period, the Brahmas got on the board with a 2nd period goal from Hunter Stanley. Carson Kelley and Pete Kessel added 3rd period goal to secure the win. John Roberts made 25 saves for Shreveport in the loss. Boxscore

Wichita Falls 5 @ Topeka 4 – The Wildcats picked up another win in Topeka on the strength of three 3rd period goals. The teams traded goals through the first two periods with Kevin Fees and Steven Tillie scoring the Wildcats and Peyton Frantti and Marshall Bowery answering for Topeka. In the 3rd period, the Wildcats got two goals from Ilya Skvortsov and the game-winner from Jonathan Bendorf in the 3rd period. Alex Frye and Max Harper had the other goals for the RoadRunners. Jared Dempsey picked up the win, making 28 saves. Boxscore

Odessa 6 @ Amarillo 3 – Thanks to a four-point night from Chase Thudium and two goals from Zach Zech, the Odessa Jackalopes erased a 3-0 deficit and scored six unanswered goals to beat the Bulls for the second night in a row by a 6-3 score. Things were looking good for the Bulls as they took a 3-0 lead into the early stages of the 2nd period thanks to 1st period goals from Charlie Singerhouse and Nestor Plarsmo and a 2nd period goal from Steven Ipri. However, it was all Odessa after that as they scored three goals in the 2nd period to tie the game at 3-3, thanks to goals from Zech, Levi Wunder and Jake Levin. Odessa then scored three more goals in the 3rd period, which included another from Zech and others from Chris Donaldson and Connor Wood. Jon Flakne made 34 saves in the win. Boxscore

Coulee Region 4 @ Janesville 3 (SO) – The Chill snapped the Jets winning streak thanks to a late goal in regulation and shootout win in Janesville on Saturday. The Jets took a 1-0 lead with a 1st period goal from Kip Hoffman. The Chill answered with two 2nd period goals from Bailey Martin and Steven Quagliata to take a 2-1 lead. In the 3rd period, the Jets regained a one-goal lead late with goals from Cole Paskus and Keegan Miller. With under a minute remaining in regulation, the Chill tied the game with a goal from Braxton Collins. Joey Sofo had the only goal in the shootout to secure the win. Brad Arvanitis made 36 saves in the win, while Derek Schaedig made 27 saves in the shootout loss. Boxscore

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