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Saturday Scores: Jets still flying after sweep

January 8, 2017

Dylan Lubbesmeyer had a big weekend to help the Mudbugs pick up a weekend sweep in Wichita Falls.

Fairbanks 2 @ Aston 5 – Five different players scored and Jack Leavy made 24 saves as the Rebels completed a weekend home sweep of Fairbanks by a 5-2 score. After an opening goal from the Ice Dogs’ Hunter Wendt, the Rebels scored four straight goals from Carter Woolley in the 1st period, Gianluca Esteves in the 2nd period and Evgeny Yakovlev and Ryan Patrick in the 3rd period. Two late goals from each team finalized the 5-2 win as Nolan Schaeffer scored for Fairbanks and Adam Peck answered for the Rebels. Josh Sarlo made 16 saves in the Ice Dogs loss. Boxscore

Coulee Region 4 @ Janesville 5 – Michael Maloney and Cole Paskus each had three-point nights as the Jets completed a weekend home sweep of the Chill by a close 5-4 score. The teams traded goals throughout the game, but two goals in the 3rd period secured the Jets win. The Jets got two goals from Paskus in the 1st and 2nd periods and other tallies from Tanner Polglaze in the 2nd period and LordAnthony Grissom and Cullen Munson in the 3rd period. All four Coulee Region goals were scored in the 2nd period as Kevin Dineen, Isaac Theisen, Christian Stevens and Bailey Martin all found the back of the net. Each starting goalie didn’t make it through the game as Todd Scott was pulled in favor of Brad Arvanitis and Derek Schaedig was pulled in favor of Jacob Barczewski. Boxscore

Lone Star 4 @ Topeka 2 – Pete Kessel scored two more goals to lead the Brahmas to a 4-2 win and weekend road sweep of Topeka on Saturday. The Brahmas jumped out to a 4-0 lead midway through the game and held on for the win, which included three, 1st period goals from Kessel, Austin Kamer and Troy York.  Kessel added his second goal of the game midway through the 2nd period to make the score 4-0. The RoadRunners got their goals from David Cyr in the 2nd period and Phil Erickson in the 3rd period. Max Prawdzik made 27 saves in his NAHL debut for the win, while the loss went to Ben Churchfield, who made 30 saves. Boxscore

Shreveport 6 @ Wichita Falls 2 – Six different players scored and Dylan Lubbesmeyer made 35 saves as the Mudbugs completed a weekend road sweep of Wichita Falls by a 6-2 score. The Wildcats scored the first two goals in the opening seven minutes of the game thanks to goals from Steven Tillie and Kevin Fees. After that, it was all Mudbugs as they tied the game at 2-2 later in the 1st period with goals from Kieran Durgan and Jack Jaunich. Shreveport then struck for four goals in the 3rd period to secure the win, which included goals from Cameron Cook, Shawn O’Malley, Frankie Melton and Brendan VanSweden. Jared Dempsey made 34 saves in the loss. Boxscore

MN Wilderness 3 @ Bismarck 4 – An epic comeback helped the Bismarck Bobcats snap their losing skid with a come-from-behind 4-3 win over the visiting Minnesota Wilderness. It was all Minnesota in the 1st half of the game as they jumped out to a 3-0 lead with two 1st period goals from Bryceton Butkiewicz, who scored his first two goals of the season, and a 2nd period goal from Troy Dobbs. The Bobcats mounted their comeback later in the 2nd period with a goal from Tristan Ashbrook and three goals in the 3rd period from Parker Mismash, Mitchell Walinski and Matej Murin. Camden Haugenoe earned the win, making 24 saves, while Trevor Micucci made 33 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Austin 4 @ Aberdeen 2 – The Bruins fought off a slow start and came from behind to defeat the Wings on Saturday, 4-2 thanks to two goals from Jon Richards. Things were looking good for the Wings early as they jumped out to a 2-0 lead with two 1st period goals from Colin Raver and Kevin Fitzgerald. The Bruins comeback started in the 2nd period with a goal from Justin Misiak and then three goals in the 3rd period, including two from Richards and another from Paul O’Connor. Alex Schilling made41 saves in the win, while Forbes Ploszaj made 32 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Springfield 2 @ MN Magicians 5 – Ivan Prosvetov made 40 saves and Caleb Hite had two goals and an assist as the Magicians posted a 5-2 win over the Jr. Blues on Saturday. The Magicians jumped out to a 3-0 lead with 1st period goals from Hite, Tanner Tweten and Andrew Kangas. The Jr. Blues answered late in the 1st period with a goal from Max Nylander. The Magicians put the game away in the 2nd period with two more goals, including another from Hote and another from John Siebenaler. Matt Cassidy had the other goal for the Jr. Blues. Garrett Nieto made 26 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Odessa 3 @ Amarillo 2 – Jonny Hogue made 28 saves as the Jackalopes came from behind to the defeat the Bulls, 3-2. Odessa jumped out to a 1-0 lead with early 1st period goal from Noah Poindexter. The Bulls responded with a pair of goals from Steven Ipri to make the score 2-1.  The Jacks responded with two goals to take the 3-2 win, which included a goal later in the 1st period from Jake Levin to make it 2-2 and a goal late in the 2nd period from Chase Thudium, which stood as the game-winner. Nikita Babintsev made 27 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Kenai River 5 @ Johnstown 1 – The Brown Bears snapped the 9-game winning streak of the Tomahawks in convincing fashion thanks to a 5-1 win on Saturday night as Robbie Goor made 27 saves in the win. The Brown Bears jumped out a 4-0 lead, which included three goals in the 1st period from Jonathan Marzec, Tyler Rock and Shayne Monahan. A goal early in the 2nd period from Evan Butcher made it 4-0 and spelled the end of the night for Johnstown starting goalie Drew Hotte, who was credited with six saves. The Tomahawks got on the board later in the 2nd period with a goal from Joseph Kile. Ryan Mezera added the 5th Brown Bears goal in the 3rd period. Boxscore

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 5 @ Northeast 0 – Matteo Esposito stopped all 33 shots that came his way in a shutout in his NAHL debut as the Knights blanked the Generals, 5-0. The Knights jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the 1st period with two goals from Keenan Sabatini and others from Markuss Komuls and Sam Antonitsch. That spelled the end of the night for Northeast starting goalie Gabe Vinal, who made six saves. Khristian Acosta added the 5th goal for the Knights to make it 5-0. David Fessenden made 31 saves in a relief appearance. Boxscore

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