Saturday Scores: Red-hot Bobcats highlight several weekend sweeps
October 6, 2019
St. Cloud 0 @ Bismarck 2 – Bobcats goalie Andrew Miller stopped all 24 shots that came his way for his first career NAHL shutout as the Bobcats blanked the Blizzard, 2-0 on Saturday to complete a weekend home sweep and move into sole possession of 1st place in the Central Diviosn with their fifth straight win. Grant Johnson scored the game’s first goal late in the 2nd period and then would assist on Bismarck’s second goal, which was scored by Will Hillman on the power play in the 3rd period. Blizzard goalie Britt League played well in the loss, making 41 saves.
New Mexico 0 @ Lone Star 8 – The Brahmas outscored the Ice Wolves 12-0 in a two-game sweep on home ice, which included an 8-0 win on Saturday. Eight different players had a goal for the Brahmas, including Matt Guerra, who had four assists as well for a five-point night. Lone Star got three goals in the 2nd period from Michal Stinil, Thomas Daskas, and Joey Baez, and then five more goals in the 3rd period, including tallies from Sam Brennan, Cooper Haar, Matthew Rickard, Skylar Gutierrez, and Guerra. Cayden Bailey stopped all 15 shots that came his way for his second shutout of the season, while New Mexico goalie Josh Graziano made 29 saves in the loss.
WBS Knights 4 @ Jamestown 1 – Four different players scored and goalie Zach Stejskal made 23 saves to lead the Knights to a 4-1 win in Jamestown, completing a weekend sweep. Things looked good for the Rebels early as Nick Siffringer scored in the 1st period to make it 1-0. The Knights began their comeback with a 2nd period goal from Zak Currie to make it 1-1, and then scored three times in the 3rd period on goals from Johnny Kaljian, Sutton McDonald, and Liam Haslam to secure the 4-1 win. Rebels goalie Noah West made 39 saves in the loss.
New Jersey 4 @ Northeast 3 (SO) – Down 3-0 late in the 2nd period, the New Jersey Titans mounted a comeback, tied the game late in regulation and the won in a shootout to sweep their weekend road series against the Northeast Generals. Things were going the Generals way early on as they jumped out to a 3-0 lead on goals from Liam McCanney, Ethan Destefani, and Ricky Boysen. The Titans mounted their comeback with a late 2nd period goal from Michael Outzen to make it 3-1 and then two more goals in the 3rd period from Mac Wiseman and Kyle Jeffers to tie the game at 3-3, with Jeffers goal coming with just :12 seconds remaining in regulation. Josef Glamos and Mitch Machlitt would then add shootout goals to secure the extra point. Titans goalie Patrick Puliese made 35 saves in the win, while Generals goalie Joey Stanizzi made 43 saves in the loss.
Aberdeen 1 @ Austin 2 (OT) – Hugh Larkin scored just :25 seconds into overtime as the Austin Bruins needed extra time for a second straight night to defeat the Wings and pick up a weekened home sweep. The Bruins led 1-0 with a goal late in the 1st period from Conner Tilmon. The Wings would answer early in the 3rd period on Noah Etter’s first goal of the season. That set the stage for Larkin’s overtime-winner, where he came out from behind the net and slipped a shot past Wings goalie Henry Welsch. Bruins goalie Zach Hansen earned the win.
Minot 1 @ MN Wilderness 5 – Eric Fawkes scored twice and Kaleb Johnson made 25 saves to lead the Wilderness to a 5-1 win over the visiting Minotauros and complete a weekend home sweep. Fawkes scored the first two goals for the Wilderness to put them ahead 2-1 midway through the contest. Minot forward Andranik Armstrong-Kingkade had the lone goal for the Minotauros, which was his second in as many nights. The Wilderness would get a goal late in the 2nd period from Ryan Nelson and two goals in the 3rd period from Nathan Adrian and Nick Portz to secure the 5-1 win. Salvatore Evola made 21 saves in the loss.
Kenai River 0 @ Chippewa 5 – Five different players scored and goalie Trent Burnham stopped all 27 shots that came his way to lead the Steel to a 5-0 shutout win over the visiting Brown Bears to complete a weekend home sweep. The Steel jumped ahead 1-0 thanks to a 1st period goal from Brendan Ogle, which would stand as the game-winner. Chippewa added three more goals in the 2nd period from Connor Szmul, Ryan Kerchoff, and John Druskinis to make it 4-0, and in the 3rd period Braiden Dorfman added the last goal to make it 5-0. Brown Bears goalie Danny Fraga made 42 saves in the loss.
Fairbanks 3 @ MN Magicians 1 – Jack Johnston scored twice and Mattias Sholl made 23 saves as the Fairbanks Ice Dogs won their fourth straight game and picked up a weekend road sweep of the Minnesota Magicians thanks to a 3-1 win on Saturday. The loss was the Magicians’ 6th straight set back. The Magicians took a 1-0 lead midway through the 1st period on a goal from Jake Seitz. That was answered back later in the 1st period by Johnston. Late in the 2nd period, Johnston scored again to make it 2-1 with the eventual game-winning goal. Parker Brown would add an empty-net goal for insurance in the 3rd period.
Corpus Christi 1 @ Odessa 0 (SO) – The Corpus Christi IceRays tied the best start in franchise history through the first 10 games of the season with a 1-0 win via shootout Saturday against the Odessa Jackalopes at Ector County Coliseum. Corpus Christi’s Cal Sandquist stopped all 27 shots through regulation and overtime, as well as all three Odessa shootout attempts, to record his first career NAHL shutout. Cole Golden scored the lone goal of the shootout. Odessa goalie Aaron Randazzo also got credit for a shutout, stopping all 27 shots he saw through regulation and overtime.
Shreveport 3 @ Springfield 2 (OT) – The Shreveport Mudbugs erased a 2-0 deficit and scored three unanswered goals, including the overtime winner from Matt Weber to defeat Springfield 3-2 and earn a weekend road split. The Jr. Blues jumped ahead 2-0 with 2nd period goals from Ginovanni Carabelli and Adisen Brueck. The Mudbugs stormed back in the 3rd period with goals from Warren Natyshak and Alexis Girard to tie the game at 2-2, setting up Weber’s heroics in overtime. Mudbugs goalie Richie Parent made 28 saves in the win, while Ryan Wilson made 33 saves in the loss.
Johnstown 1 @ Maine 2 – Connor Androlewicz made 32 saves to help the Maine Nordiques pick up their first ever NAHL win on home ice as they edged the Johnstown Tomahawks, 2-1 on Saturday to split the weekend series. Johnstown got on the board first with a 1st period goal from Bennett Stockdale. The Nordiques would respond early in the 2nd period with a goal from Kylar Fenton to make it 1-1. With just over three minutes remaining in regulation, Isaiah Fox netted the game-winner, which was his second goal in as many nights. Tomahawks goalie Alex Tracy made 29 saves in the loss.
Amarillo 4 @ Topeka 1 – The Bulls snapped their small losing skid and salvaged one game of a three-game set in Topeka with a 4-1 win on Saturday in the series finale. It was all Bulls from the start as they jumped out to an early 1-0 lead thanks to a 1st period goal from Matt Allen. The lead increased to 3-0 with a pair of goals in the 2nd period from Noah Carlin and Devan Tongue. Jonathan Young would add a 3rd period goal to make it 4-0. John Gormley scored the lone Pilots goal in the 3rd period to make it a 4-1 final. Bulls goalie Charlie Glockner made 17 saves in the win, while Guy Blessing made 18 saves in the loss.