Saturday Scores: Bobcats surge into 1st place with 7th straight win
October 20, 2019
Austin 0 @ Bismarck 3 – Bobcats goalie Andrew Miller posted his second straight shutout, making a season-high 40 saves in a 3-0 shutout of the Bruins as the Bobcats completed a weekend home sweep and moved into 1st place in the Central with their seventh straight win. All three Bobcats goals were scored in the 1st period as Jacob Marti, Willy Stauber, and Adam Stacho all lit the lamp. Jaxon Friedman took the loss in goal for the Bruins, allowing three goals on 8 shots. Tyler Shea came in relief and stopped all 19 shots that came his way.
Amarillo 1 @ Lone Star 0 - Nick Dineen’s first goal of the season was enough to lift the Amarillo Bulls over the Lone Star Brahmas, as goalie Charlie Glockner recorded the team’s first shutout of the season in the 1-0 win on Saturday night, which completed a weekend road sweep and gave the Bulls their fifth straight win, and fourth straight over the Brahmas. Dineen’s goal came in the 2nd period and was assisted by Ty Black. Glockner had to make just 9 saves in the win, while Ludvig Persson made 20 saves in the loss.
Aberdeen 4 @ MN Wilderness 0 – Wings goalie Henry Welsch stopped all 19 shots that came his way for his first shutout of the season as the Wings completed a weekend road sweep of the Wilderness thanks to a 4-0 win on Saturday night. The Wings got a 1st period goal from Jakob Breault, two goals in the 2nd period from Natan Vertes and Evan Goggins, and a 3rd period goal from defenseman and captain Jake Beaune. Wilderness goalie Kaleb Johnson made 32 saves in the loss.
New Mexico 4 @ Odessa 3 – History was made on Saturday night as the New Mexico Ice Wolves pick up their first NAHL win in franchise history, as they came from behind to defeat the Odessa Jackalopes, 4-3. Odessa opened up a 2-0 lead with 1st period goals from Kam Ottenbreit and Matt Hutton. New Mexico responded with two goals in the 2nd period from Griffen Sanom and Alex Dominique. Odessa briefly took the lead back early in the 3rd period on a goal from John Serafin, but the Ice Wolves responded back with two shorthanded goals just :33 seconds apart from Drew Lorinchak and Emil Gabrielson. New Mexico goalie Josh Graziano made 32 saves in the win, while Max Miller made 21 saves in the loss.
St. Cloud 3 @ Minot 5 – Andranik Armstrong-Kingkade scored twice to lead the Minotauros to a 5-3 win and weekend home sweep of the Blizzard. The teams traded goals through the first two periods and were tied 3-3 as Armstrong-Kingkade scored twice and Jack Westlund also added a goal for Minot, while the Blizzard got goals from Adam Flammang, Luke Aquaro, and Ryan Green. In the 3rd period, Minot pulled away with goals from Kyler Kleven and Isak Dahlin. Minot goalie AJ Ruskowski made 26 saves in the win, while Britt League made 35 saves in the loss.
Corpus Christi 0 @ Shreveport 2 – Mudbugs goalie Richie Parent stopped all 24 shots that came his way for his first shutout of the season as Shreveport blanked the IceRays, 2-0, which also completed a weekend home sweep. The Mudbugs got on the board first with the eventual game-winning goal in the 2nd period off the stick of Timofei Khokhlachev. Conor Witherspoon would add an empty-net goal late in the 3rd period. IceRays goalie Cal Sandquist played well in the loss, allowing just one goal on 27 shots.
Topeka 2 @ Springfield 1 (SO) – The Topeka Pilots widened their lead in the South Division with a 2-1 shootout win in Springfield on Saturday, which completed a weekend road sweep of the Jr. Blues. Kaiden Scott had the lone regulation goal for the Pilots, which came in the 1st period on the power play. Springfield would answer back on the power play in the 2nd period as Trent DeNuccio scored to tie the game at 1-1. Luc Salem had the shootout winner for the Pilots and Topeka goalie Guy Blessing made 27 saves in the win. Jr. Blues goalie Alex Proctor stopped 19 of 20 shots in the loss.
Maine 2 @ New Jersey 5 – The Titans won their fifth straight game and widened their lead in the East Division thanks to a 5-2 win on Saturday, which completed a weekend home sweep of the visiting Nordiques. New Jersey lit the lamp three times in the 1st period to take a 3-2 lead, which included goals from Michael Outzen, Jake LaRusso, and Brody Medeiros. Maine got goals from Makem Demers and Stefan Owens. After a scoreless 2nd period, the Titans put the game away in the 3rd period with goals from Chris Garbe and Gavin Gulash. Titans goalie Arseni Sergeev made 26 saves in the win, while Avery Sturtz made 22 saves in the loss.
Johnstown 4 @ WBS Knights 0 – Johnstown Tomahawks goalie Alex Tracy made 22 saves for his first career NAHL shutout to help his team to a 4-0 road win on Saturday afternoon, salvaging a split of the weekend series against the Knights. After a scoreless 1st period, the Tomhawks got on the board late in the 2nd period with the eventual game-winning goal from Tristan Poissant. The Tomahawks would add three more goals in the 3rd period to put the game on ice, which included goals from Chris Trouba, Spencer DenBeste, and Malik Alishlalov. Knights goalie Zach Stejskal made 36 saves in the loss.
Maryland 1 @ Jamestown 3 – Rebels goalie Jon Howe made a season-high 43 saves to lead the Rebels to a 3-1 win on Saturday, salvaging a weekend home split with the Black Bears. After a scoreless 1st period, the Rebels jumped ahead 2-0 in the 2nd period with a shorthanded goal from Valentino Passarelli and another goal from Valerii Rykov. The lead increased to 3-0 with a 3rd period goal from Noah Finstrom. The Black Bears got their lone goal late in the 3rd period from Aidan McDowell. Black Bears goalie Andrew Takacs made 35 saves in the loss.
Janesville 4 @ Fairbanks 2 – Jets goalie Grant Riley made 37 saves to help the Jets pick up a 4-2 win on Saturday in Fairbanks, which split the weekend road series. The teams traded goals to be tied at 2-2 midway through the game as Luke Wheeler and Anthony Szurlej scored for the Jets, while Luke Ciolli and Tyler Deweese answered for the Ice Dogs. Late in the 2nd period, the Jets surged ahead with a pair of goals from Nick Nardella and Carter Hottmann. Ice Dogs goalie Mattias Sholl made 15 saves in the loss.
MN Magicians 1 @ Kenai River 2 (OT) – Brown Bears goalie Landon Pavlisin made 32 saves to help the Brown Bears pick up a 2-1 overtime win and move into 1st place in the Midwest Division. The Magicians got on the board first with a 2nd period goal from Blake Kryska. The Brown Bears managed to tie the game with just over two minutes remaining in regulation as Logan Ritchie found the back of the net. In the overtime, Zach Krajnik netted the game-winner just over two minutes into the extra frame. Magicians goalie Wes Mankowski played well in the loss, allowing just two goals on 47 shots.