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Saturday Scores: Austin, Springfield finish season with sweeps

April 9, 2017

17-year-old Jr. Blues forward Patrick Smyth had a pair of goals in a 4-3 win on Saturday night.

Austin Bruins 4 @ Bismarck Bobcats 1 - Jon Richards and Jack Murphy notched two goals apiece – all in the third period – to power the Austin Bruins to a 4-1 win over the Bobcats. Bismark’s Zach Kennedy opened the game at 16:55 of the second period, after a pass from Cooper Haar, to give Bismark the lead. After forty minutes of play, the Bruins came back fighting, scoring four goals in the final period of play. Richards scored first for Austin at 1:37 of the third, assisted by Travis Kothenbeutel and Justin Misiak. Murphy then notched his first of the night, at 12:32 after a pass from Jaden Shields and Kothenbeutel to give Austin their first lead of the game. Richards found the back of the net again after a pass from Misiak at 14:17 of the third period, leading 3-1. Murphy scored again as well at 18:52 to secure the Bruins victory. Murphy was assisted by Toby Sengvongxay and Keaton Pehrson, resulting in a 4-1 final. Austin goaltender Ethan Petersen made 21 saves on the night, while Camden Haugenoe stopped 37 shots for Bismark. With the win, the Bruins improve to 24-27-4, and the Bobcats fall to 28-30-1. Boxscore

Coulee Region Chill 3 @ Springfield Jr Blues 4 - A pair of goals from Patrick Smyth helped the Springfield Jr Blues to a 4-3 win over the Coulee Region Chill on home ice. Kevin Bryant of the Chill opened the scoring at 3:14 of the first to give them an early lead. Bryant was assisted by Ryan Carlson and Steven Quagliata. The Jr Blues quickly retaliated with a goal from Brennan Blaszczak – assisted by Max Nylander and Jack Nickels – at 5:47 of the period. At the end of twenty minutes, the game is tied at 1. To start the second, Alex Peck found the back of the net to make the game 2-1 Jr Blues at 2:49 of the first, with help from Joseph Sardina and Anthony Grimaldi. At 15:16 of the same period, Smyth notched his first goal after a pass from Ryan Leibold. Smyth struck again at 1:55 of the third to made the score 4-1 Springfield, again assisted by Leibold. Justin Kendall ignited the Chill at 11:12 after a pass from Kevin Dineen, shrinking the lead to 4-2. Isaac Theisen also scored for Coulee Region, at 18:54 with help from Kendall and Quagliata, resulting in a final score of 4-3. Springfield goaltender Mike Robinson made 35 saves on the night, while Brad Arvanitis stopped 48 shots for the Chill. With the win, the Jr Blues improve to 26-28-4, and the Chill fall to 31-26-2. Boxscore

Aberdeen Wings 1 @ Brookings Blizzard 2 - After forty minutes of scoreless play, Aberdeen’s Colin Raver opened the game at 2:44 of the third, after a pass from Colton Fletcher and Nolan Sullivan. Brookings evened the score less than three minutes later, at 5:33, via the stick of Taylor Schneider, assisted by John Siebenaler and Nicholas Cardelli. With a tie game, Cade Borchardt scored at 7:36 with the help of Tim Faulkner and Siebenaler to give the Blizzard the lead for the first time of the night. They held on the lead for the remainder of the game, resulting in a 2-1 victory for the Blizzard over the Wings. Brookings’ goaltender Josh Boyko made 24 saves on the night, while Forbes Ploszaj stopped 22 shots for Aberdeen. With the win, the Blizzard improves to 30-25-4, and the Wings fall to 29-24-3. Boxscore

Wichita Falls Wildcats 1 @ Corpus Christi Ice Rays 5 - Three third period goals for the Corpus Christi Ice Rays helped them to a 5-1 home ice victory over the Wichita Falls Wildcats in front of over 6,300 fans in Corpus Christi. Cole Cammer opened the game after a pass from David Thomson, to give the Ice Rays an early lead at 17:08 of the first. Trevor Wilhelm scored 50 seconds into the second to extend the Corpus Christi lead to two. Wilhelm was assisted by Mason Krueger and Josh Tripp. Blake Ripley notched the first Wildcats goal of the night at 12:45 of the second, with help from Jonathan Waring and Nick Rosa. After forty minutes, the game is 2-1, Ice Rays.  Brad Power opened the third with a goal at 0:21 after a pass from Krueger to extend the lead to 3-1. Larry Jungwirth netted to consecutive goals to close out the match. The first was at 10:54 of the third, assisted by Power and Krueger, and the second at 15:39 was assisted by Krueger and Cody Fleckenstein. Corpus Christi’s Cam Burggrabe made 31 saves on the night, and Jared Dempsey stopped 43 shots for Wichita Falls. With the win, the Ice Rays improve to 32-19-4, and the Wildcats fall to 29-24-5. Boxscore

Aston Rebels 2 @ Johnstown Tomahawks 0 - Aston Rebels goaltender Carter McPhail made 19 saves in his first career NAHL start to shutout the Johnstown Tomahawks for a 2-0 victory. After a scoreless first, Aaron Maguyon opened the game with a goal at 2:03 of the second, with help from Carson Briere. Up 1-0, Adam Peck notched another goal for the Rebels, again assisted by Briere, at 14:57 of the third period, resulting in a 2-0 final. Johnstown’s Vinnie Purpura stopped 23 shots on the night. The win improved the Rebels to 46-11-2, while the Tomahawks fall to 40-16-3. Boxscore

Minnesota Magicians 1 @ Janesville Jets 4 - The 42-12-1 Janesville Jets secure a win on home ice after establishing an early lead over the 30-22-4 Minnesota Magicians.  After a scoreless first period, Joseph Abate found the back of the net at 3:46 of the first period, making the score 1-0 Janesville. Abate was assisted by Peter Bates and Frank Sullivan. Keegan Miller also notched one for the Jets in the second, at 10:11 with help from Nick Bink and Tanner Polglaze, making the score 2-0 after forty minutes. At 6:00 of the third, Caleb Hite scored the lone Minnesota goal after a pass from Will Hammer and John Keranen. Brenden MacLaren retaliated with a goal at 12:07, assisted by Jakov Novak and Polglaze. Janesville scored their fourth goal of the game via LordAnthony Grissom – assisted by Colin Felix and Davis Schmidling, resulting in a 4-1 win for the Jets. Janesville goaltender Derek Schaedig made 27 saves, while Ivan Prosvetov stopped 24 shots for the Magicians. Boxscore

Amarillo Bulls 2 @ Odessa Jackalopes 6 - The Odessa Jackalopes improve to a 26-25-6 record with a 6-2 victory over the Amarillo Bulls, who fall to 22-28-8. The Bulls scored the first two goals of the game, but six consecutive goals for the Jackalopes pushed them to victory. Nestor Plarsmo opened the game with a goal after a pass from Charlie Singerhouse at 13:39 of the first period. Singerhouse then notched one of his own, to start the second, after a pass from Plarsmo, making the score 2-0 Bulls at 3:58 of the second period. Chase Thudium scored the first Odessa goal of the game at 6:50 of the second period, assisted by Peyton Frantti and Ludwig Stenlund. Ryan MacKellar found the back of the net at 13:07 of the second, tying the game at two after a pass from Tyler Pietrowski and Noah Poindexter. Thudium struck again before the close of the second, assisted by Stenlund at 17:56. After forty minutes, Odessa leads 3-2. Pietrowski scored one of his own just :33 seconds into the third to double Odessa’s lead. Jake Levin and MacKellar assisted the goal. Zach Zech scored once again for Odessa at 3:47, with help from Cooper Zech and Thudium. With a 5-2 score, Frantti notched one of his own at 5:46 after a pass from Stenlund and Thudium. Jackalopes netminder Jonny Hogue made 31 saves, while Nikita Babinstev and Brandon Bussi made 33 and 10 saves, respectively, for Amarillo. Boxscore

Shreveport Mudbugs 2 @ Topeka Roadrunners 4 - Topeka scored twice in the third to surpass the Mudbugs and grab a 4-2 victory. The Roadrunners opened the game with a goal from Will Schlagenhauf at 4:35 after a pass from Joey Moore. Shreveport’s Dominick Procopio scored at 17:28, assisted by Jacob Holmers, to tie the game at one after the first period. Topeka’s Alex Frye scored at 3:59 of the second to return the lead to the Roadrunners, with help from Jake Rosenbaum and Ryan Snowden. Mudbug Erik Zohovs notched a goal at 6:12, assisted by Kyle Kawamura and Jordan Fader, to tie the game once again after two periods. With a tie game after two, Topeka’s John Wojciechowski found the back of the net, unassisted, at 5:30 to steal the lead back. Rosenbaum notched one of his own after a pass from Schlagenhauf at 13:34 of the third to secure the 4-2 victory. Roadrunner Ryan Snowden made 33 saves on the night, while John Roberts stopped 18 shots for Shreveport. With the win, Topeka improves to 20-34-4, and the Mudbugs fall to 35-18-3. Boxscore

Minnesota Wilderness 3 @ Minot Minotauros 2 - The 38-18-4 Minot Minotauros fall to the 32-22-4 Minnesota Wilderness after a busy second period. Derek Frentz scored first for the Minotauros, with help from Reid Stefanson at 9:05 of the second. Minnesota’s Michael Zuffante retaliated with a goal at 13:27, assisted by Zach Mills and Jesse Farabee, to tie the game at one. The Wilderness then took the lead with a goal from Nick Altmann at 15:44 of the second period – assisted by Luke Dow and Will Zmolek. Less than 2 minutes later, the Wildnerness struck again to extend the lead to 3-1. Dylan Johnson notched the goal, assisted by Pavel Mikhasenok and Ryan Peterson. Minot then struck again via the stick of Alex Adams after a pass from Sefanson. Minnesota’s Trevor Micucci made 39 saves on the night, while Austin park stopped 33 shots for Minot. Boxscore

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