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Saturday Scores: Weekend of sweeps in the Central

January 29, 2017

Dylan Mills had a big weekend to help the Minnesota Wilderness sweep the Coulee Region Chill.

Wichita Falls 4 @ Shreveport 3 (SO) – 65 minutes of hockey wasn’t enough to decide a winner between Wichita Falls and Shreveport on Saturday night. The contest ended in a five-round shootout, with Ryan Orgel registering the only tally to earn the win for the Wildcats. In regulation play, each side saw three goals apiece. Wichita Falls’ scorers included Nick Rosa, CJ Walker, and Karim Del Ponte. Frankie Melton (2) and Brendan VanSweden scored Shreveport’s three regulation goals. Evan Moyse took the win in net for Wichita Falls with 43 saves. Dylan Lubbesmeyer took the SOL after 33 stops for Shreveport.  Boxscore

Aberdeen 5 @ Bismarck 3 – Earning three wins this weekend were the Aberdeen Wings, who completed their two-game sweep over Bismarck on Saturday night. Five goals for the Wings were scored on Saturday, with credit to Kevin Fitzgerald (3), Colton Fletcher, and Tyler Bossert. Bismarck saw three goals of their own through the night, which were scored by Tobias Fladeby (2) and Matthew Barry. Forbes Ploszaj took the win in net with 28 saves for Aberdeen, while Severi Isokangas was given the loss for Bismarck after 17 stops.   Boxscore

Minot 3 @ Brookings 2 – Holding on to a 3-2 victory over Brookings on Saturday was the Minot Minotauros. The Minotauro’s three tallies were credited to Luke Davison, Jack Murphy, and Michael Talbot. Brookings saw two goals in the contest, which were scored by Paul Cotter and Brandon Kruse. In net, Lucas Murray took the win after 41 saves for Minot, while Josh Boyko was given the loss after 20 stops for Brookings.  Boxscore

Coulee Region 2 @ MN Wilderness 5 – With a 5-2 victory, the Minnesota Wilderness completed their weekend sweep over the Coulee Region Chill. The Wilderness’ five goals came from Dylan Mills, Nick Altmann (2), Pavel Mikhasenok, and Jesse Farabee. Joey Sofo scored both of Coulee Region’s goals in the contest. In net, Luke Kania took home the win with 28 saves for the Wilderness. Coulee Region’s Brad Arvanitis made 41 stops in the loss.  Boxscore

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3 @ Johnstown 2 (OT) – Overtime hero Michael Morrissey sealed the deal on a Wilkes-Barre Scranton Knights victory on Saturday night. Regulation saw two goals from each side, with Nick Bruce and Thomas Horn scoring from Johnstown, and Dorian Dawson and Curtis Carlson scoring for the Knights. Morrissey’s game-winner in overtime came just 1:08 into the extra period. In net, Grant Valentine took the win for the Knights with 28 saves. Vinnie Purpura took the OTL after 19 saves for Johnstown. Boxscore

MN Magicians 2 @ Springfield 1 – A one-goal game fell in favor of the Minnesota Magicians to split the weekend with Springfield. The Jr. Blues opened the scoring with a goal from Brennan Blaszczak in the first period. The Magicians would go on to score two unanswered goals by Parker Mismash and Mitchel Slattery to earn the 2-1 win. In net, Jake Acton took the win after 36 saves for Minnesota, while Mike Robinson took the loss for Springfield after 14 saves.   Boxscore

Corpus Christi 4 @ Odessa 3 – With three goals in the second period, the Ice Rays set the tone in their 4-3 victory over the Jackalopes on Saturday.  Odessa’s three goals came courtesy of Peyton Frantti, Ryan MacKellar, and Zach Zech. Mason Krueger, Josh Tripp, and Cody Fleckenstein (2) scored Corpus Christi’s four goals. Cam Burggrabe took the win in net for the Ice Rays after 32 saves.  Boxscore

Janesville 1 @ Austin 5 – Four unanswered goals on Saturday earned the Austin Bruins a 5-1 win over Janesville for a weekend split between the teams. Austin’s five total goals came from Jon Richards (2), Justin Misiak (2), and AJ Drobot. Adam Roeder scored Janesville’s lone goal. Jake Kucharski took the win in net for Austin with 25 saves.    Boxscore

Lone Star 4 @ Topeka 3 (OT) – A third period comeback led to an overtime win for the Lone Star Brahmas on Saturday. Lone Star saw four different scorers in the victory, with goals from Carson Kelley, Julian Biondo, Troy York, and Justin Addamo. Topeka’s three tallies came courtesy of Jeff Makowski, Marshall Bowery, and Nigel Nelson. In net, Alex Calvaruso took the win for Lone Star after 19 saves. Topeka’s Ben Churchfield made 26 stops in the OTL.  Boxscore

Aston 0 @ Fairbanks 5 – Shutting out their visitors to earn the weekend split on Saturday were the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. Five goals for Fairbanks came courtesy of Tanner Schachle, Samuel Ruffin, Robert Blueger (2), and Daniel Haider. Josh Benson earned his second shutout of the season with 20 saves in net for the Ice Dogs.   Boxscore

Northeast 1 @ Kenai River 2 – Splitting the weekend against Northeast with a 2-1 win on Saturday was the Kenai River Brown Bears. The Brown Bears scored both of their goals in the third period, with credit to Alex Dingeldien and Jonathan Marzec. Matt Wiesner scored Northeast’s lone tally. In net, Colt Hanks took the win for Kenai River with 24 saves. David Fessenden made 38 saves in the loss for Northeast.    Boxscore

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