Saturday Scores: Wings win Central, Bobcats and Brahmas make playoffs
March 17, 2019
Aberdeen 4 @ Minot 3 (OT) - The Aberdeen Wings locked up the Central Division regular season title as Stepan Pokorny lit the lamp at 3:01 of overtime. It was his second goal of the game. John Sladic had a goal and an assist for the Wings while Joe Strada also got himself on the scoresheet. Matt Vernon was terrific as he denied 32 Minot opportunities. Vince Marino bagged two goals and Fritz Belisle grabbed three assists. Connor McGinnis had a goal and an assist as well for the Minotauros, Ben Garrity made 40 saves in the loss.
Bismarck 6 @ MN Wilderness 2 - For the first time since 2016, the Bismarck Bobcats are playoff bound thanks to a 6-2 win over the Minnesota Wilderness. Daniel Chladek led the way with two goals and two assists on Saturday. George Grannis also potted a pair of goals for Bismarck. Willy Stauber and Will Hillmon also found the back of the net for the Bobcats. John Roberts picked up his 25th win of the year, he made 25 saves. Aaron Myers led the Wilderness with a goal and an assist, Dylan Johnson also scored for Minnesota. Kaleb Johnson took the loss in net, he made 21 saves.
Lone Star 2 @ Corpus Christi 1 (SO) - Blake Evennou had the game deciding goal in the shootout and the Lone Star Brahmas punched their ticket to the Robertson Cup playoffs. Frank Trazzera had the only goal in regulation for the Brahmas while it was Blake Bennett lighting the lamp for Corpus Christi. Seth Eisele and Samuel Vyletelka each made 38 saves in this one.
Janesville 2 @ Fairbanks 3 - The Fairbanks Ice Dogs finished off a three-game sweep of the Janesville Jets as they grounded their visitors 3-2 on Saturday night. Luke Ciolli, Luke Mobley and Jax Murray all scored for the Ice Dogs as they continue to stretch their lead in the Midwest Division. Nate Reid was huge for the Ice Dogs, he made 32 stops for Fairbanks. Cale McCoshen and Matt Kirwan registered the only goals for Janesville.
Odessa 2 @ Amarillo 4 - Jason Brancheau netted two goals and the Amarillo Bulls took full advantage of the Odessa Jackalopes, winning 4-2. Gabriel Seger tallied a goal and an assist for the Amarillo while Gagik Malakyan also found the back of the cage. Justin Evenson stopped 30 shots en route to his 15th of the year. Vaclav Zidek and Carl Skarstrom lit the lamp for the Jacks. Alex Camarre made 48 saves.
Johnstown 3 @ Northeast 4 (OT) - Ryan Rowland was the overtime hero for the Northeast Generals as they jumped back into fourth place with a 4-3 win over the Johnstown Tomahawks. Carson Briere worked his magic again and scored with just 13 seconds left to force the sudden death period. Connor Marshall, Brady Gaudette and Matthew Rutigliano all scored for the Generals in regulation. David Fessenden made 24 saves for Northeast. For Johnstown, Briere netted two goals and Alex Wilkins picked up the other goal. Cooper Lukenda took the loss as he made 24 saves.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1 @ Jamestown 3 - Ryan Keane made 21 saves and the Jamestown Rebels scored three unanswered goals to defeat the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights by a score of 3-1. Hunter Johannes, Jake Felker and Jim Glynn all grabbed goals for Jamestown. Jake Fuss continued his hot week, scoring in his third straight game. Zach Stejskal stopped 34 shots for the Knights.
New Jersey 2 @ Maryland 3 (OT) - In their final home game of their inaugural season, Luke Mountain sent the Maryland faithful home happy. His 16th goal of the year was scored with just three seconds remaining in the sudden death period. Connor Pooley and Jude Kurtas also found the back of the net for the Black Bears while Andrew Takacs made 31 saves in his NAHL debut. Gavin Gulash and Chris Garbe tallied goals for New Jersey while Ryan Winter made 24 stops.
Brookings 4 @ Austin 1 - George McBey stood on his head at time as he made 44 saves to lead the Brookings Blizzard to a 4-1 win over the Austin Bruins. Tyler Hinterser, Brady Bjork, Brock Draeger and Gabe Wahl all tallied for the Blizzard. Meanwhile, Ben Almquist scored the lone goal from the Bruins while Kyle McClellam made 10 saves.
Chippewa 6 @ Springfield 2 - It was a complete team effort from the Chippewa Steel as 6 different players found the scoresheet. Dylan Moulton, Spencer Oyler, Ian Famulak, Hunter Weiss, Jacob Dirks and Grisha Gotovets all scored for the Steel as they defeated the Springfield Jr. Blues, 6-2. Josh Langford was on his ‘A’ game as he made 41 saves. Ben Schmidling and Brandon Puricelli were the goal scorers for Springfield. Janis Voris and Jack Williams combined for 16 saves.
Topeka 2 @ Shreveport 3 (OT) - CJ Regula fired a bullet from the left face off circle and lifted the Mudbugs to a 3-2 overtime win over the Topeka Pilots. Gueorgui Feduolov had a goal and an assist while Jay Feiwell also scored for Shreveport. Leo Chuard stopped 24 of 26 shots to pick up his 15th win of the year. Austin McCarthy and Shane Hathaway scored for the Pilots. McLean Dorr made 44 saves in the loss for Topeka.
MN Magicians 3 @ Kenai River 2 (SO) - Chris Konin’s goal in the shootout propelled the Minnesota Magicians to a 3-2 shootout win over the Kenai River Brown Bears. Konin also tallied a goal in regulation and TJ Sagissor also contributed to the offense. Jack Robbel stood on his head and made 49 saves plus two more in the skills competition. Markuss Komuls and JJ Boucher lit the lamp for the Brown Bears, who kept their slim playoff hopes alive by grabbing a point on Saturday night. Gavin Enright was the tough luck loser as he made 37 stops.