Saturday Scores: IceRays set new franchise mark with 8th straight win
December 23, 2018
Corpus Christi 3 @ Lone Star 2 (SO) - The Corpus Christi IceRays defeated the Lone Star Brahmas 3-2 via shootout Saturday to record their eighth-consecutive victory, an IceRays’ junior franchise record. IceRays centers Nicholas Seitz and Jake Stella scored in regulation while Blake Bennett and Kyle Moore recorded shootout goals. Sam Best stopped two of three shootout attempts and finished with 27 saves. At the 10:36 mark of the first period, Seitz scored on a rebound. Kimball Johnson tied the game for the Brahmas, 1-1, with a power-play goal at 17:39 of the second period. The IceRays regained the lead thanks to a power-play goal from Stella 36 seconds into the third period. However, Lone Star’s Tim Henriksson evened the score with less than five minutes remaining in regulation to force overtime. Following a scoreless overtime session, the game went to a three-round shootout. Seitz was denied in the first round while Scott Persson scored for the Brahmas. However, Bennett and Moore each scored in rounds two and three, respectively, while Best denied Lone Star’s Matt Guerra and Kimball Johnson. Brahmas goalie Harrison Feeney made 25 saves in the loss.
Maryland 0 @ Jamestown 4 – Goaltender Noah West stopped all 23 shots that came his way for his second shutout of the season as the Rebels won their 4th straight game thanks to a 4-0 win on Saturday and weekend home sweep of the Black Bears. The Rebels wasted no time jumped ahead as they scored two goals in the 1st period from Nate Clark and Colin Schmidt to open up a 2-0 lead. The Rebels made the score 3-0 in the 2nd period with a power play goal from Nick Stuckless and then Caleb Price added a 3rd period goal to make the final 4-0. Black Bears goalie David Tomeo made 37 saves in the loss.
Chippewa 1 @ MN Magicians 2 – Magicians goalie Jack Robbel made 20 saves to lead his team to a 2-1 win on Saturday, completing a weekend home-and-home sweep of the Steel. With the win, the Magicians pushed their Midwest Division lead to seven points. After a scoreless 1st period, the Magicians got on the board first as newly acquired forward and Minnesota-Duluth recruit Jake Hale scored his first career NAHL goal. The Steel answered back with a goal early in the 3rd period from Connor Szmul to make it a 1-1 game. With just over five minutes remaining in the game, another Magicians player would pot his first goal of the season, as this time forward Nick Lanigan found the back of the net for the game-winner. Josh Langford took the loss in goal for the Steel, making 19 saves.
Northeast 8 @ New Jersey 1 – The Generals got two goals apiece from Kyle Gierman, Aurel Naus, and Svet Kuchynski as they salvaged a weekend road split in New Jersey with an 8-1 win on Saturday. It was all Generals from the start as they scored three goals in the opened period, which included two from Naus and another from Gierman. The Generals would add three more goals in the 2nd period including two from Kuchynski and another from Ryan Rowland. In the 3rd period, Gieman would find his second goal of the contest and Connor Marshall also scored. Bryce Witman would score the lone goal for the Titans, which came midway through the game on the power play. Generals goalie David Fessenden made 26 saves in this win and stopped 71 of 75 shots on the weekend, while Titans goalie Ryan Winter took the loss with 5 saves and was pulled after the opening 20 minutes. Brandon Perrone finished the game with 27 saves on 32 shots.
Springfield 0 @ Topeka 7 – It was a reversal of fortune on Saturday night for the Pilots as they scored seven goals in a shutout of the Jr. Blues, salvaging a weekend home split. Pilots goalie McLean Dorr picked up his first shutout of the season with 27 saves and seven different players scored in the Pilots win. Topeka was in control from the opening face-off and scored four goals in the 1st period, which included tallies from Valdemar Ahlberg, Connor Zilisch, Kaiden Scott, and Quinn Green. Hugh Quinn and Austin McCarthy added two more goals in the 2nd period and Michael Muschitiello added a 3rd period goal to make the final score, 7-0. Jr. Blues goalie Jack Williams took the loss with 8 saves on 12 shots, while Caleb Hannon also played in goal making 9 saves on 12 shots.
Shreveport 3 @ Odessa 1 – Mudbugs goalie Maiszon Balboa made 43 saves to help his team pick up a weekend road split in Odessa thanks to a 3-1 win on Saturday. The Mudbugs were propelled by a strong start, which included a 2-0 lead after one period thanks to goals from Joel Frazee and CJ McGee. After a scoreless 2nd period, the Jackalopes breathed a little life into the home crowd midway through the final period as Patrick Dawson scored to make it a one-goal game, but the Mudbugs were quick to answer and put the game on ice less than a minute later as Jay Feiwell scored his 9th goal of the season to make it 3-1 and secure the win. Odessa goale Kade Phipps made 37 saves in the loss and stopped 73 of 77 shots during the weekend split.