Saturday Scores: Brahmas, Wings, Ice Dogs and Tomahawks sweep
October 21, 2018
Aberdeen 7 @ Chippewa 1 – The Wings improved to 6-0-1 in their last seven games and climbed into a tie for the Central Division lead thanks to a 7-1 win on Saturday in Chippewa Falls, completing a weekend sweep of the Steel. The Wings scored six times in the 2nd period to break a 1-1 tie after the opening period saw goals from Aberdeen’s Mitch Machlitt and Chippewa’s Dylan Moulton. Brad Belisle had two goals and an assist and Adam Pitters, Jon Bendorf, Dalton Weigel, and Nic Sicoly all scored in the 2nd period to secure the win. Connor Close made 21 saves in the win in just his second start of the year, while Jackson Bernard took the loss making 10 saves. Josh Langford made 11 saves in a relief appearance.
Odessa 5 @ Lone Star 7 – The Brahmas survived a comeback attempt from the Jackalopes to pick up a 7-5 win on Saturday to complete a weekend sweep. The Brahmas got two goals from Austin Grzenia, along with 1st period goals from Jake Suede and Vilho Saariluoma, 2nd period goals from Michal Stinil and Grzenia, and another goal from Grzenia in the 3rd period along with others from Scott Persson and Jack Sampson. The Jackalopes got two goals from James Crossman and others Kellen Tharaldson, Zach Heintz and Brendan Coughlin. Harrison Feeney and 26 saves in the win, while CJ Hapward made 25 saves in the loss.
Johnstown 3 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1 – Cooper Lukenda made 38 saves to help the Johnstown Tomahawks stay in 1st place and complete a weekend road sweep of the Knights thanks to a 3-1 win on Saturday. In his return to the line-up, Joe Kile scored the opening goal for the Tomahawks in the 1st period. Joey Baez and Alex Wilkins added goals in the 2nd period to make it 3-0. The Knights would get their only goal late in the 2nd period from Brett Postula to make it a 3-1 final as both teams went scoreless in the 3rd period. Knights goalie Samuel Vyletelka made 25 saves in the loss.
Fairbanks 3 @ Corpus Christi 2 (OT) – The Fairbanks Ice Dogs completed a weekend road sweep of the IceRays thanks to a 3-2 overtime win on Saturday. The score was deadlocked after the opening 20 minutes as Grant Ledford scored first for Fairbanks, which was answered by a power play goal from IceRays forward Jake Stella. Fairbanks once again grabbed the lead back with a 2nd period goal from Matt Koethe, but the IceRays again had an answer early in the 3rd period with a goal from Kyle Moore. With less than a minute remaining in overtime, Noah Wilson scored the game-winner. Ice Dogs goalie Nate Reid had 30 saves in the win, while Florian Mnich had 38 saves in the loss, which was his IceRays debut.
Northeast 5 vs. New Jersey 2 – The Generals earned a weekend split and snapped the Titans winning streak in the process as they won on Saturday, 5-2. The Generals took a 1-0 lead in the 1st period as Aurel Naus scored. The Titans had an answer from Kyle Jeffers late in the 2nd period, but before the period was done, the Generals scored twice more on goals from Matt Rutigliano and Brady Gaudette. The Titans would close the gap to 3-2 early in the 3rd period on a goal from Eric Manoukian, but the Generals put the game away with goals from Alex Cohen and Louis Boudon. Marko Sturma made 33 saves in the win, while Brandon Perrone made 25 saves in the loss.
Austin 4 vs. MN Magicians 0 – Kyle McClellan stopped all 24 shots that came his way for his second shutout of the season as the Bruins picked up a road win in Richfield on Saturday, snapping the Magicians winning streak. The Bruins jumped ahead 2-0 thanks to 1st period goals from Lane Krenzen and Dante Sheriff. After a scoreless 2nd period, the Bruins tacked on two more goals late in the 3rd period from Reggie Millette and Jed Pietila. Ethan Haider took the loss in goal for the Magicians, making 34 saves.
Jamestown 5 @ Maryland 6 (SO) – It was a wild game in Odenton, Maryland as the Black Bears erased a 4-1 deficit to come back and beat the Rebels in a shootout. After Connor Pooley had scored early for the Black Bears, the Rebels rattled off four goals later in the 1st period to take a 4-1 lead, which included two goals from Nick Stuckless and others from Seth Bergeron and Augistine Moore. The home side fought back to tie the game at 4-4 thanks to another goal from Pooley and others from Jake Sujishi and Patrick Choi. Late in the 3rd period after the Rebels had regained the lead on a Lukas Uhler goal, Lukas Ljungblom scored with under a minute remaining to send the game to OT and a shootout. The Black Bears scored on all three shooters to take the extra point. David Tomeo made 20 saves in the win after coming in for Ben Beck, while Janis Voris took the loss with 20 saves.
MN Wilderness 2 @ Brookings 3 – The Blizzard snapped an 8-game losing streak as they scored early and often and hung on to beat the Wilderness, 3-2. The Blizzard scored three goals in the opening 4:23 as Johnny Johnson, Easton Easterson and Gabe Wahl all scored their respective first goals of the season. The Wilderness slowly made a comeback as Luke Dow scored later in the 1st period and Peter Grytdahl added a 2nd period goal, but Blizzard goalie Jack Caruso would make the lead stand the rest of the way with 28 saves. Kaleb Johnson had 21 saves in the loss.
Springfield 1 @ Janesville 3 – Cole Brady made 25 saves to help the Jets to a 3-1 win and weekend home split with the Jr. Blues. Jack Vincent scored twice for the Jets, which included a goal in the 1st period and the eventual game-winner in the 2nd period. Nicholas Nardella added a 3rd period goal for Janesville. Nick Techel scored the lone goal for Springfield in the contest. Jack Williams took the loss in goal for the Jr. Blues, making 21 saves.
Kenai River 5 @ Topeka 2 – Michael Spethmann scored twice and Gavin Enright made 29 saves as the Brown Bears snapped a three-game slide with a 5-2 win in Topeka on Saturday, earning a split of the series. The Brown Bears got off to a fast start as defenseman Markuss Komuls scored :06 seconds into the game. Hugh Quinn answered back for the Pilots to tie the game at 1-1 after one period. The Brown Bears then scored three straight goals, including two from Spethmann and another from Zach Krajnik to take a 4-1 lead. Later in the 3rd period, Michael Muschitiello scored for the Pilots, but a late goal from Andy Walker secured the win for the Brown Bears. Sam Metcalf took the loss in goal for Topeka, making 24 saves.
Shreveport 5 @ Amarillo 4 – In a back and fourth game, the Mudbugs erased an early deficit and defeated the Bulls, 5-4 to earn a weekend split in Amarillo. The Bulls took an early 2-0 lead on goals from Logan Jenuwine and Brett Abdelnour. Shreveport answered with five of the next six goals in just a 12-minute span as Billy Feczko and Ethan Harrison each scored twice and Matthew Smoliga also added a goal. Brenden Datema and Alex Peterson each scored for the Bulls, but it would not be enough. Maiszon Balboa made 23 saves in the win. Jason Grande took the loss with six saves, while Ryan Winter made 16 saves before being pulled.
Bismarck 2 @ Minot 3 (OT) – The Minotauros came from behind to beat the Bobcats in overtime and earn and weekend split of their home-and-home series. Minot got on the board first with a 1st period goal from Wilmer Skoog. The Bobcats took back control in the 2nd period with a pair of goals from Tim Piechowski and Jacob Marti to take a 2-1 lead. In the 3rd period, a power play goal early in the frame from Fritz Belisle evened the score at 2-2. In the overtime, Didrik Henbrant potted home the game-winner on a rebound with :40 seconds remaining in the extra frame. Nicholas Grabko made 23 saves in the win, while John Roberts made 37 saves in the OT loss.