Saturday Scores: RoadRunners back in the mix after road sweep
Topeka 4 @ Amarillo 3 (SO) - 45 shots wasn't enough for Amarillo as Emil Gransoe turned aside 42 shots in regulation to pick up his fifth win of the season, as the RoadRunners swept the Bulls. Hugh Quinn scored the game deciding shootout goal in his RoadRunner debut. Max Finner scored a goal and an assist in the win. Zeke Zeier and Will Schlagenhauf also scored for Topeka. As for Amarillo, their offensive attack was led by Collin Price, Jon Russell and Alex Truscott who each had a goal in the loss.
Janesville 3 @ Brookings 5 - The Blizzard finished off their sweep of Janesville with a 5-3 victory over the Jets. Jimmy Elser had two points, Griffen Sanom and Vince Marino each had a goal and Zachary Borgiel made 36 saves. Andriy Denyskin and Doug Larson also scored in the win. Kip Hoffman netted a pair of goals for the Jets and Jakov Novak also found the back of the net.
MN Wilderness 3 @ Austin 5 - Alex Mella’s hat trick led the Bruins’ offense as they finished off their sweep of the Minnesota Wilderness. Travis Kothenbeutel scored a goal and also assisted on two others. Andy Willis scored his seventh of the season in the win. Alex Schilling turned aside 27 Minnesota shots. Ben Ward, Ashton Altmann and Kosta Likourezos all scored for the Wilderness.
Bismarck 3 @ Kenai River 2 - Ty Enns’ goal in the second period, his second of the game, proved to be the game winning goal as the Bobcats will leave Kenai River with a sweep of the Brown Bears. Tanner Vescio scored the other Bismarck goal and Ryan Ullan stopped 31 shots for the Bobcats. Luke Radetic and David Kaplan scored for the Brown Bears while Gavin Enright made 29 saves in the crease.
Odessa 0 @ Shreveport 5 - Four goals in less than five minutes led the Mudbugs to a huge win over the Jackalopes. Cameron Cook had three points on the night, 2 goals and an assist. Jake Transit registered a goal and assist while Jack Clement and Kieran Durgan also took a trip to the red light district. James Durham notched his third shutout of the year as he stopped all 21 shots.
Johnstown 4 @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1 - The Tomahawks salvaged a series split with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. Samuel Solensky led all skaters with three points while Roman Kraemer notched a goal and an assist. Pavel Kharin also scored for Johnstown in the win. Jack Leavy picked up the win stopping 33 of 34 shots. Matt Kidney scored the only goal for the Knights and David Tomeo stopped 31 shots.
Philadelphia 2 @ Northeast 5 - The Generals got three points from Justin Jallen to lead them to a 5-2 victory over Philadelphia. Mike Egan scored a pair of goals in the victory while Brady Gaudette and Joseph Mancuso each had a goal and an assist. Marko Sturma finished with 26 saves to earn his seventh win. Bryant Gunn scored the lone goal for the Rebels. Ryan Keane got the loss making 20 saves.
Coulee Region 3 @ Springfield 4 (SO) - Bradley Marek’s goal in the 10th round of the shootout was the difference as the Jr. Blues edged the Coulee Region Chill 4-3. Ethan Stewart and Marcus Walter each scored a goal and an assist. Nikita Kozyrev also scored for the Jr. Blues in regulation. Evan Fear was sensational for Springfield as he made 51 saves in regulation and nine more in the shootout. Nick Bowman scored a goal and added two assists. Matt Hines also scored a goal and an assist and Connor Zilisch also scored.
Lone Star 4 @ Corpus Christi 3 (SO) - Kimball Johnson’s goal in the shootout secured an extra point in the standings for the Brahmas as they halted the IceRays five game winning streak. Austin Bottrell scored late in the third to tie things up for Lone Star. Aidan Spellacy and Kyle Hallbauer also found twine for the Brahmas. Mitchell Gibson denied 19 shots for his 11th win. For Corpus Christi, Larry Jungwirth stayed white hot as he netted another pair of goals. He has now scored 11 goals in his last 6 games. Matt Acciaioli scored for the IceRays as well.
MN Magicians 1 @ Aberdeen 7 - The Aberdeen offense exploded for seven goals, all from different players as the Wings took down the Magicians. Jonathan Bendorf scored once and assisted on three others. Zach Noble had a goal and two assists while Nathan Burke picked up a goal and an assist as well. Tim Makowski, Adam Pitters, Andrew Walker and Nic Sicoly all scored for Aberdeen. Matt Vernon got his second win of the year in net and Ethan DeStefani scored the lone goal for Minnesota.
Minot 4 @ Fairbanks 3 (OT) - Miroslav Mucha’s goal in overtime propelled the Minotauros to a 4-3 victory over the Ice Dogs. Austin Dollimer, Connor McGinnis and Keenan Lund all scored in regulation for the Tauros. Samu Lonkila got the win between the pipes. Daniel Haider, Tanner Schachle and Samuel Ruffin scored for the Ice Dogs in a losing effort.