Saturday Scores: Jr. Blues highlight weekend sweeps
March 31, 2019
Chippewa 1 @ Springfield 5 - David Schmidling and Brandon Puricelli both netted a pair of goals as the Springfield Jr. Blues took care of the Chippewa Steel, 5-1. Ben Schmindling also found the back of the net for Springfield. Jack Williams got the win in goal as he made 24 saves for the Jr. Blues. Camden Thiesing scored the only goal for Chippewa. Josh Langford stopped 23 of 28 shots, taking the loss.
Maryland 3 @ New Jersey 7 - Chris Garbe scored two goals and added an assist while Josef Glamos and Matteo Menotti each had a goal and an assist. Gavin Gulash, Brody Medeiros and Mac Wiseman all lit the lamp for New Jersey. Ryan Winter earned the win in goal as he made 26 saves. Jonathan Young scored twice for Maryland and Luke Posner also found twine. Andrew Takacs made 32 saves for the Black Bears.
Odessa 3 @ Shreveport 4 (SO) - CJ Regula scored the game deciding goal in the shootout as the Mudbugs held off the Odessa Jackalopes, 4-3 in a shootout. Matt Weber, Carson Nichols and Connor Witherspoon all scored for Shreveport while Jack Conroy, Joseph Winkelmann and Michael Sacco all scored for the Odessa Jackalopes. Leo Chuard made 34 stops for Shreveport. Kade Phipps stopped an incredible 50 shots for Odessa.
Austin 1 @ Aberdeen 5 - Adam Pitters had a goal and two assists as the Aberdeen Wings completed their sweep of the Austin Bruins. The win was the 550th for Wings head coach Scott Langer. Peter Morgan and Jonathan Bendorf each had a goal and an assist, while Brad Belisle and Riley Murphy also lit the lamp for the Wings. Matt Vernon won his league leading, 39th game of the year as he stopped 24 shots.
Corpus Christi 3 @ Amarillo 8 - Brendan West logged a hat trick and Jason Brancheau had 5 points as Amarillo scored eight goals for the second consecutive night against the Corpus Christi IceRays. Ryan Lautenbach, Jake Willets and Gabriel Seger also found the back of the net for Amarillo. Justin Evenson turned aside 37 shots on goal to pick up the win for Amarillo. Brian Kramer logged a goal and two assists while Santeri Hartikainen and Tyler Love each tallied a goal for Corpus Christi.
Kenai River 0 @ Fairbanks 3 - Mathias Sholl concluded his 2018-19 regular season with a 24 save shutout as the Fairbanks Ice Dogs blanked the Kenai River Brown Bears, 3-0. The shutout was Sholl’s sixth of the year, which ties him for the most in the league this season. Matt Koethe, Parker Brown and Trenton Woods were the goal scorers for Fairbanks. Kenai River’s Gavin Enright made 10 stops on the night.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2 @ Johnstown 9 - Carson Briere registered a hat trick and an assist as the Johnstown Tomahawks routed the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights, 9-2. Samuel Solensky picked up four assists in the win for Johnstown while Cameron Hebert and Oliver Benwell each had a goal and two assists. Hunter Toale, Carter Dwyer, Christian Gorscak, and Bennett Stockdale all found the back of the net as well. Carter McPhail got the win in goal as he made 24 saves. Jake Fuss and Tyrone Bronte contributed the goals for the Knights.
Jamestown 4 @ Northeast 1 - The Jamestown Rebels put a major dent in the playoff plans of the Northeast Generals as they defeated Northeast, 4-1. Alex Frye and Sam Anzai each had a goal and an assist while Hunter Johannes and Auggie Moore both lit the lamp. Ryan Keane picked up the win in goal as he stopped 29 of 30 shots. Svet Kuchynski scored the only goal for Northeast and David Fessenden stopped 27 attempts.
Bismarck 0 @ Brookings 2 - Travis Allen stopped all 26 shots fired his direction and earned his first shutout in his 2nd NAHL game as the Brookings Blizzard beat the Bismarck Bobcats, 2-0. Gabe Wahl and Luke Aquaro provided the offense for the Blizzard. John Roberts made 20 saves in the loss for the Bobcats.
Lone Star 1 @ Topeka 2 (SO) - Austin McCarthy scored the only goal in the shootout and moved within one point of the final playoff spot as they knocked off the Lone Star Brahmas, 2-1 in overtime. Valdemar Ahlberg scored the only goal in regulation for Topeka, with the helpers going to Quinn Green and Max Finner. McLean Door stopped 24 of 25 shots in regulation and all three shooters in the shootout. Joey Baez scored the only goal for Lone Star while Seth Eisele made 24 saves.
MN Wilderness 1 @ Minot 5 - Sam Skinner and David Raisanen scored a goal and added an assist as the Minot Minotauros took care of the Minnesota Wilderness by a score of 5-1. Wilmer Skoog, Fritz Belisle and Justin Kelly also ignited the goal horn. Ben Garrity had a relatively easy night, he only needed 16 saves to earn the win. Nick Portz scored the only goal for Minnesota as Kaleb Johnson made 31 stops.