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Saturday Scores: Brahmas, Jets, Rebels, Mudbugs all sweep

January 15, 2017

Cullen Munson had a big weekend to lead the Jets to a road sweep of the Brookings Blizzard.

Odessa 2 @ Lone Star 3 – Troy York scored twice to lift the Brahmas to a 3-2 win and weekend home sweep of the Jackalopes. The win was the 7th straight for Lone Star and extended their winning streak to 7 straight games. Odessa was first to get on the board thanks to a 1st period goal from Nick Wilson. The Brahmas answered back with York’s first of the game in the 2nd period to make it 1-1. In the 3rd period, Austin O’Rourke scored for the Brahmas to make it 2-1. Odessa answered with a goal from Ryan MacKellar to make it 2-2, before York’s game-winner came in the middle of the final stanza. Max Prawdzik made 32 saves in the win, while Jonny Hogue made 27 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Janesville 7 @ Brookings 3 – Thanks to a four-point night from Cullen Munson, the Jets rolled to a weekend road sweep of the Brookings Blizzard thanks to a 7-3 win on Saturday. Munson scored once in the 1st period and another time in the 2nd period. The Jets also got goals from Cole Paskus, Carter Ekberg and three goals in the 3rd period from Peter Bates, Michael Maloney and Joseph Abate. The Blizzard goals came from Tim Faulkner, Connor Koviak and Nicholas Cardelli. Jacob Barczewski made 29 saves in the win, while Josh Boyko made 24 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Topeka 2 @ Shreveport 7 – The Mudbugs won their 6th straight game and took home a sweep of their three-game home series with the RoadRunners thanks to a convincing 7-2 win on Saturday. Seven different players scored for Shreveport, which included goals from Cameron Cook and Giovanni Carabelli in the 2nd period and five more goals in the 3rd period from Jack Jaunich, Brendon Gysbers, Frankie Melton, Kieran Durgan and Steven Mather. RoadRunners goals came from Will Schlagenhauf and Nick Granowicz. John Roberts made 38 saves in the win, his second of the weekend, while Ben Churchfield made 28 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Kenai River 0 @ Aston 3 – For the second straight game, the Aston Rebels shutout the Kenai River Brown Bears, 3-0.  This time is was goalie Jack Leavy posting his 3rd shutout of the season, making 17 saves. After a scoreless 1st period, the Rebels got on the board late in the 2nd period thanks to the first goal of the season from Kolby Vegara. In the 3rd period, goals from Drew Blackmun and Andrew Bellant secured the win for the Rebels. Robbie Goor made 33 saves in the loss for the Brown Bears. It was the 13th shutout of the season for the Rebels, which is one shy of the NAHL single-season record of 14 set by the Wenatchee Wild in 2011-12. Boxscore

Fairbanks 1 @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4 – Four different players scored for the Knights as they opened up their home series against Fairbanks with a 4-1 win. The Knights took a 1-0 lead on a goal in the 1st period from Sam Antonitsch. The Ice Dogs responded in the 2nd period with their lone goal from Marc Sullivan to make it 1-1.  After that it was all Knights as they scored three straight to win the game, including two more in the 2nd period from Michael Morrisey and Joe Schuler and one in the 3rd period from Vince Marino. Grant Valentine made 13 saves in the win, while Josh Benson made 8 saves in the loss. Boxscore

MN Wilderness 3 @ Aberdeen 4 (SO) – It took 16 combined players, but the Wings finally outlasted the Wilderness in a shootout to salvage a weekend split. Joey Strada had the shootout winner. The Wings jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the 1st period with goals from Zach Noble and Andy Carroll. The Wilderness responded with two goals of their own in the 2nd period to make it 2-2 with tallies from Jesse Farabee and Tim Nicksic. Kevin Fitzgerald and Tim Nicksic traded goals in the 3rd period to tie the game at 3-3. Forbes Ploszaj made 33 saves in the win, while Luke Kania made 31 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Bismarck 2 @ Minot 1 (OT) – Severi Isokangas made 31 saves to led the Bobcats to a 2-1 overtime win in the rubber match of their three-game weekend series against Minot. After a scoreless 1st period, the Bobcats were the first to get on the board with just :02 seconds remaining in the 2nd period as former NAPHL player Kevin Ness notched his first career NAHL goal. Minot tied the game late in the 3rd period on a goal from Derek Frentz. In the overtime, Matej Murin scored his second goal of the season for the game-winner. Lucas Murray took the overtime loss, making 18 saves. Boxscore

Coulee Region 4 @ Austin 1 – Joe Marcoullier made 28 saves to help lead the Chill to a 4-1 road win in Austin on Friday. After a scoreless 1st period, the Chill took a 2-1 lead in the 2nd period thanks to goals from Caleb Schroer and Joey Sofo. Travis Kothenbeutel had the lone goal for the Bruins. In the 3rd period, the Chill tacked on two more goals as Billy Duma and Steven Quagliata put the game out of reach. Austin goalie Jake Kucharski made 16 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Northeast 3 @ New Jersey 4 – A back and forth battle saw the Titans score late in regulation to win 4-3 on Saturday. The teams traded goals throughout the game, which saw ties of 1-1, 2-2 and 3-3.  New Jersey got a 1st period goal from Dylan Healey, a 2nd period goal from Maxim Andreev and two 3rd period goals from Todd Goehring and Nick Boyagian. Boyagian’s goal came with just 1:21 left in regulation. The Generals got goals from Mike Egan, Louis Boudon and Kohei Sato. Brandon Perrone made 26 saves in the win, while David Fessenden made 36 saves in the loss. Boxscore

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