Saturday Scores: Brahmas, Wings, Bobcats get back on track with sweeps
Lone Star 3 @ Odessa 1 - The Lone Star Brahmas picked up a series sweep with a 3-1 victory over Odessa on Saturday night. Justin Addamo found the back of the net twice, one of those goals coming shorthanded. Blake Ripley scored his first goal as a Brahma, with assists going to Drew Lennon and Julian Biondo. Biondo finished with three assists on the night. Mitchell Gibson got the win in net stopping 21 shots. Viktor Johansson scored the only goal for the Jackalopes while Alex Camarre made 18 saves in goal.
Minot 2 @ Aberdeen 5 - The Aberdeen Wings finished a big Central Division sweep of the Minot Minotauros with a 5-2 victory. Ricky Carballo and Colton Fletcher sent the Odde Ice Center into a frenzy as they scored just 33 seconds apart to give the Wings a 2-0 lead. Adam Pitters, Riley Murphy and Keenan Spillum would add goals for Aberdeen in the win. Gabe Vinal made 41 saves to pick up his second win of the weekend. Austin Dollimer and Miroslav Mucha scored for the Minotauros and Samu Lonkila stopped 33 shots.
Kenai River 3 @ Bismarck 4 - Tanner Breidenbach’s goal with 1:09 in regulation was the difference as the Bismarck Bobcats took down the Kenai River Brown Bears 4-3. It was one of Breidenbach’s two goals on the night. Noah Bormann and Zach Van Sant also scored for the Bobcats in the win. Vladimir Cibulka picked up the win in the crease, denying 31 Kenai shots. Michael Spethmann, David Kaplan and Ross Hanson all scored for the Brown Bears. Gavin Enright suffered the loss in goal despite making 22 saves.
Brookings 1 @ Austin 4 - Andy Willis’ two goals helped propel the Austin Bruins to win over the Brookings Blizzard. Xander Lamppa and Evan Cholak each found twine in this one for the home squad. Griffen Sanom’s first goal of the year was the lone goal for the Blizzard. Mads Sogaard earned the win between the pipes making 27 saves. Benjamin Beck was stuck with the loss after making 19 saves on 23 shots.
Coulee Region 5 @ MN Wilderness 0 - The Coulee Region Chill are in the win column as they routed the Minnesota Wilderness 5-0 on Saturday night. Connor Szmul’s first goal of the year kickstarted the night for Coulee Region in the first. Nick Bowman had a power play goal and Matt Hines scored his first goal as well. Andrew McGlynn and Billy Duma would add goals for the Chill. Emil Zetterquist gets the shutout in between the pipes stopping all 35 shots the Wilderness threw his way. Jack Leavy made 14 saves while Ryan Fanti stopped four shots in relief for Minnesota.
Northeast 3 @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 5 - Three third period goals helped the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton knock off the Northeast Generals on Saturday night. Josh Fricks scored the eventual game winner, his first of the season, at the 8:07 mark of the final frame. Curtis Carlson scored a pair of goals for the Knights in the win. Also finding the back of the net for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was Mike Gelatt and Reed Robinson. David Tomeo got his second win of the season, making 33 saves. Mike Egan, Matt Demelis, and Louis Boudon all scored for the Generals. David Fessenden was stuck with the loss, he made 30 saves.
Philadelphia 4 @ Johnstown 0 - The defending East Division champions spoiled the home opener for the Johnstown Tomahawks. The Rebels’ Andrew Bellant got the scoring started just over three minutes into the game with an unassisted goal. Bellant would continue his big night, assisting on Brandon Stanley’s first goal of the season. Bellant notched another assist on Julian Makary’s first goal that made the score 3-0. Finally Auggie Moore netted a power play goal late for the final goal of the evening. Ryan Keane continued his red hot start, getting his first shutout of the season and dropping his goals against average to 0.75. For the Tomahawks, Vinnie Purpura made 24 saves in the loss.
Fairbanks 5 @ Janesville 3 - The Fairbanks Ice Dogs used a four goal first period to help them take three out of a possible four points in Janesville. Hunter Wendt scored two goals and added an assist for Fairbanks, Robert Blueger scored one of his own and had two assists. Tanner Schachle found the back of the net and had a helper as well. John Stampohar scored the opening goal for the Ice Dogs. Josh Benson improved his record to 5-1-0-1 by making 33 saves on 36 shots. The Jets got goals from Jakov Novak, Kip Hoffmann and Tanner Polglaze. Garrett Nieto stopped 23 of 28 shots.
Springfield 1 @ MN Magicians 3 - After trading overtime wins, the Minnesota Magicians took the rubber match against the Springfield Jr. Blues. After giving up the game’s first goal, the Magicians tied the score thanks to Valentino’s Passarelli’s first goal of the year. The game winner came with just 2:09 left and came from the stick of John Keranen. Ethan DeStefani added insurance with less than a minute remaining. George McBey grabbed the win after stopping 31 of 32. Nikita Kozyrev scored his 5th goal of the season in the loss and Evan Fear stopped 27 shots for the Jr. Blues.
Amarillo 4 @ Topeka 5 (SO) - Gavin Holland’s shootout goal secured the win for the Topeka RoadRunners over the Amarillo Bulls. In regulation, Nick Granowicz, Nigel Nelson, Holland, and Dylan Rauh scored for Topeka. Emil Gransoe got the win stopping 34 shots including two Amarillo shooters in the skills competition. Stephan Rex, Steven Ipri, Jon Russell and Collin Price scored for the Bulls while Alexie Masanko stopped 20 shots in the loss.
Corpus Christi 5 @ Shreveport 2 - Three goals in the second period lifted the IceRays to a 5-2 victory over the Mudbugs. Jayson Dimizio scored the game tying goal just 13 seconds into the second period and the gave the IceRays the lead for good just seven minutes later. Garrett Hallford, Matt Acciaioli and Larry Jungwirth added goals for Corpus Christi in the win. Chad Veltri secured the win by stopping 27 of 29 Shreveport shots. Cameron Cook and Jack Jaunich scored for the Mudbugs in the loss while Gustavs Grigals finished the night with 30 saves.