Saturday Scores: RoadRunners complete sweep of champs
Lone Star 1 @ Topeka 2 (OT) - A wrist shot off the stick of Alex Frye gave the Topeka RoadRunners a sweep of the defending Robertson Cup champion Lone Star Brahmas. Frye also added an assist on Matt Barnes’ second period goal. Michael Montambault scored a power play goal in the first thanks to Jakub Sirota and Connor Pooley. Harrison Feeney made 19 in his season debut for the Brahmas while Connor Murphy, also in his first game, stopped 31 shots to get the win for Topeka.
Coulee Region 2 @ MN Magicians 4 - It was all about the special teams in this one for the Magicians as they converted on three of their five chances with the extra skater. Bram Scheerer notched a pair of goals, his first two of the season. Brendan Skarda and Davis Kirkendall both scored on the power play as well. Sam Dabrowski got his first of the season and Jacob Dirks also scored for the Chill. Isaiah Saville won his second game in as many days making 22 saves. Josh Graziano denied 27 shots for Coulee.
Shreveport 3 @ Odessa 2 (SO) - Trailing 2-0 heading into the third, the Mudbugs stormed back to tie the game in the third and then scored twice in the shootout to pick up the 3-2 win over the Jackalopes. Jack Clement and Brendan Gysbers scored in regulation in Shreveport while Jake Transit had the game winner. Noah Poindexter and Peyton Frantti each notched a goal for Odessa. Gustavs Grigals stopped 32 saves for the win. Alex Camarre turned aside 36 shots in the loss.
Brookings 4 @ Aberdeen 3 (OT) - Derek Hammer’s second goal of the game propelled the Brookings Blizzard to a weekend sweep of the Aberdeen Wings. Hammer tied the game early in the third period while Doug Larson had the other two goals for the Blizzard. For Aberdeen, the goal scorers included Zach Noble, Andrew Walker and Nathan Burke. Benjamin Beck, in his first game with Brookings, made an incredible 43 saves for the win. Daniel Pavlicko stopped 15 shots in the loss.
Johnstown 0 @ Northeast 4 - The Generals continued their hot streak against the Tomahawks, winning their fourth of five contests this season. Anthony Quatieri paced the offense with a pair of goals and an assist. Colin Bilek scored his league leading seventh goal of the season to go with an assist, while Matthew Wiesner also added a goal in the win. Marko Sturma was a perfect 27 for 27 for his first shutout, pushing his record to 5-0 in 2017-18. Britt League got the start for the Tomahawks and made 31 saves in the loss.
Janesville 2 @ Austin 1 (SO) - For the second night in a row, the Janesville Jets scored the game tying goal in the third period and went on to win the game in extra time. Regan Cavanagh had the only goal in the shootout propelling the Jets to the weekend sweep. Christophe Fillion scored the only goal in regulation for Janesville, while Justin Brandt scored the lone goal for the Bruins. Garrett Nieto made 38 saves in addition to stopping all three Bruins in the shootout. Alex Schilling denied 28 Janesville shots.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4 @ Philadelphia 5 (OT) - Auggie Moore scored he game winning goal just 2:09 into overtime off a beautiful feed from Diarmad Dimurro to keep the Rebels’ perfect season alive. They beat the Knights by a score of 5-4. Ryan Patrick netted a pair for the winners, Justin Smith got his second of the year and Carson Briere lit the lamp as well. Eli Billing was winning netminder as he made 17 saves. The Knights were led by Reed Robinson and Mike Gelatt who each scored two goals. David Tomeo took the loss in the crease, he made 27 saves.
Fairbanks 3 @ Springfield 1 - The Jr. Blues scored the first goal of the game just 2:21 into the action but that's all the offense they would get. The Ice Dogs would score three unanswered goals and leave town with a 3-1 victory. Erkka Vanska, John Stampohar and Jake Borgida scored in the win. Tanner Schachle had a pair of assists for the Ice Dogs. Logan Neaton got the win for Fairbanks on a pretty easy night for him. He had to make 11 saves to pick up the win. Ethan Stewart scored the lone goal for Springfield, it came on the power play and was assisted by Fabio Hollenstein and Marcus Walter. Jurja Ovecka stopped 28 shots in a losing effort.
Corpus Christi 5 @ Amarillo 3 - The IceRays exploded for four goals in the third period and they went on to defeat the Amarillo Bulls 5-3. Garrett Hallford scored two goals for Corpus Christi while Aleksi Peltonen, Pavel Koreshkov and Josh Tripp each had a goal. Alex Peterson scored two power play goals and Jon Russell also scored a power play goal in the loss. Chad Veltri turned aside 35 Amarillo shots to pick up his first win. Jason Grande made 24 saves for Amarillo.
Bismarck 3 @ MN Wilderness 2 (OT) - Jake Leitner was the hero for the Bismarck Bobcats as he scored the game winning goal in overtime. The Bobcats get goals from Ty Enns and Adam Stacho in regulation before Leitner’s game winner. Andrew Troy and Lost Likourezos scored for the Wilderness. Ryan Ullan got the win making 26 saves. Trevor Micucci was stuck with the loss despite making 29 saves.
Kenai River 4 @ Minot 3 - Luke Radetic’s goal with 18 seconds remaining helped the Brown Bears knock off the Minotauros 4-3 on Saturday night. The Brown Bears, up 3-0 at one point, received goals from Gil Garcia, Sacha Guillemain and Michael Spethmann. Minot made a furious comeback thanks to contributions from Miroslav Mucha, Lincoln Erne and Ryan Green. Gavin Enright stood on his head, as he stopped 46 of 49 Minotauro shots. Samu Lonkila took the loss, making 25 saves.