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Saturday Scores: Sweep puts Ice Dogs on cusp of division lead

February 17, 2019

Dylan Johnson helped the Minnesota Wilderness stay in the Central Division playoff hunt with two wins in Bismarck this weekend.

Saturday's Box Scores

Fairbanks 3 @ MN Magicians 0 - For the second consecutive night, Nate Reid was unbeatable as the Ice Dogs shutout the Minnesota Magicians 3-0 to pull within one point of the Midwest Division lead. Nate Reid stopped all 20 shots to finish a 36 for 36 weekend. Luke Mobley picked up a goal and an assist while Brenden MacLaren and Ty Proffitt also scored. Jack Robbel made 17 saves for the Magicians.
MN Wilderness 2 @ Bismarck 1 (SO) - Dylan Johnson’s goal in the shootout was the difference as the Minnesota Wilderness swept the Bismarck Bobcats. Jack Johnson scored with just two seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime. This came after Bismarck’s Sam Malinski found twine with just 47 seconds for the game’s first goal. Kaleb Johnson made 30 saves to pick up the win in the blue paint. Atticus Kelly was stuck with the loss despite making 26 saves.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4 @ Maryland 2 - Davis Pennington and Adrian Danchenko each had a goal and an assist as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights finished off the sweep of the Maryland Black Bears. Jake Fuss and John Kaljian also lit the lamp for the Knights in the victory. Zach Stejskal stopped 29 shots to earn the win in goal. Jonathan Young and Jack Rudin scored for Maryland while Anthony Del Tufo finished the night with 29 saves.
Aberdeen 7 @ Brookings 1 - Brad Belisle led all skaters with four points and the Aberdeen Wings rolled to a 7-1 win over the Brookings Blizzard. John Sladic netted two goals while Shawn Kennedy, Riley Murphy, Nic Sicoly, and Pierson Brandon all scored for Aberdeen. Matt Vernon earned his league leading 31st win of the year as he made 24 saves. Bud Winter scored the lone goal for the Blizzard and Jack Caruso made 37 saves.
Minot 5 @ Austin 2 - David Raisanen’s two goals paced the Minot offense as the Minotauros grabbed a 5-2 win against the Austin Bruins on Saturday night. Lincoln Erne, Andrew Kangas, and Keenan Lund also found themselves on the scoresheet. Ben Garrity turned aside 29 shots to pick up his 12th win of the year. Dante Sheriff and Jed Pietila lit the lamp for the Bruins. Kyle McClellan stopped 34 shots in the loss.
Northeast 3 @ New Jersey 4 (OT) - Zach Nazzarett’s goal in overtime capped off a wild comeback from the New Jersey Titans and sealed a 4-3 win over the Northeast Generals. Trailing by two with under four minutes to play. Kyler Head’s eighth goal of the season cut the deficit to one. Then it was Gavin Gulash who scored with 41 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game and force overtime. Brody Medeiros also scored for the Titans. Ryan Winter improved to 7-3-1 on the season as he made 33 saves. Aurel Naus potted a pair of goals for the Generals and Alex Cohen also scored. Marko Sturma took the loss in net as he made 27 stops. 
Odessa 6 @ Corpus Christi 2 - Joseph Winkelmann had a career night for the Odessa Jackalopes, finishing with a hat trick and two assists in a 6-2 Jackalopes win. John Serafin notched a goal and an assist for Odessa while Brendan Coughlin and Jan Blasko found the back of the net. Kade Phipps was phenomenal in goal as he stopped a season high 49 shots. Mitchell Walinski and Nikita Krivokrasov scored for the IceRays while Brian George and Samuel Vyletelka combined for 28 saves.
Springfield 2 @ Janesville 4 - Justin Engelkes tallied two goals and an assist to lead the Janesville Jets to a 4-2 victory over the Springfield Jr. Blues. Andrew Hicks and Philip Bjorkman also lit the lamp for the Jets. Tommy Middleton and Erik Palmqvist each had two assists. Cole Brady made 27 saves in the victory. Nikita Kozyrev and Giovanni Carabelli found the back of the net for the Jr. Blues while Jack Williams turned aside 26 shots.
Amarillo 0 @ Shreveport 2 - Leo Chuard was a perfect 34 for 34 on Saturday night as he shutout one of the most potent offenses in the NAHL. Billy Feczko had a goal and an assist for the Mudbugs. Gueorgui Feduolov also found the back of the net for Shreveport. Jason Grande was great for Amarillo, he made 39 saves. 
Topeka 3 @ Lone Star 2 (OT) - In a back and forth affair, the Topeka Pilots snapped their long losing streak when Quinn Green converted on a pass from Valdemar Ahlberg at the 3:09 mark of overtime. Ahlberg led all skaters with three points, one goal and two assists. Andrew DeCarlo lit the lamp with 1:13 to remaining to secure a point for the Brahmas. Blake Evennou also scored for Lone Star. McLean Dorr made 20 saves in the win for Topeka while Seth Eisele was able to stop 27 for the Brahmas.
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