Saturday Scores: Bobcats roll to sweep and NAHL's best record
November 17, 2019
St. Cloud 0 @ Bismarck 9 – The Bobcats dominated from start to finish as Jacob Marti had a hat-trick and Ryan Ullan made 20 saves for his second shutout of the season as the Bobcats stayed hot and in 1st place in the Central Division with a 9-0 win over the Blizzard on Saturday, completing a weekend home sweep. Marti, along with Lars Rodne, George Grannis, Daniel Chladek, and Tim Piechowski all scored in a five-goal 1st period. Chladek and Marti added 2nd period goals to make it 7-0. Marti would complete his hat-trick in the 3rd period, which also included a goal from Hunter Olson. Sam Metcalf made 18 saves in the loss.
Janesville 2 @ MN Magicians 1 – Jets goalie Grant Riley made 31 saves to lead the Jets to their 5th straight win and 4th consecutive win over the Magicians thanks to a 2-1 win and series sweep on Saturday. The Jets took a 1-0 lead midway through the 1st period thanks to a goal from Jake Dunlap. The Magicians responded later in the period thanks to a goal from Robert Christy. Midway through the 2nd period, the game-winner came from Isaac Novak, which was his 8th goal of the season. Samuel Vyletelka made 38 saves in the loss.
Aberdeen 3 @ Austin 2 (OT) - The Wings erased a 2-0 deficit to come from behind to defeat and sweep the Bruins in Austin thanks to a 3-2 win on Saturday night. The Bruins held a 2-0 lead early in the 3rd period thanks to goals from Tiernan Shoudy and Mason McCormick. The Wings started their comeback in the 3rd period as Pierson Brandon and Natan Vertes scored to tie the game at the end of regulation. Late in the overtime Mack Beyers rushed up the ice and fired a shot through the legs of Austin goalie Tyler Shea with less than a second remaining to pick up the OT win. Henry Welsch made 22 saves in the win, while Shea made 33 saves in the loss.
Springfield 2 @ Kenai River 5 – The Brown Bears maintained their lead in the Midwest Division as they won their 7th straight game, completing a three-game weekend home sweep of the Springfield Jr. Blues thanks to a 5-2 win on Saturday night. The Brown Bears got goals from five different players, which included 1st period goals from Porter Schachle and Preston Weeks, and three more goals in the 2nd period from Jack Quinn, Michael Spinner, and Theo Thrun. The Jr. Blues got goals from Hunter Longhi and Aaron Swanson. Landon Pavlisin made 33 saves in the win and Alex Proctor made 36 saves in the loss.
Lone Star 3 @ Topeka 0 – Brahmas goalie Ludvig Persson posted his league-leading 4th shutout as he stopped all 31 shots that came his way to lead the Brahmas to a 3-0 win on Saturday and weekend road sweep of the Pilots. Lone Star jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the 1st period with goals from Thomas Daskas and Michal Stinil. The late in the 3rd period, Stinil would add his 2nd of the game and 11th goal of the season to secure the 3-0 win. Pilots goalie Guy Blessing made 20 saves in the loss.
Minot 4 @ MN Wilderness 3 – The Minotauros won their 4th straight game as four different players scored as Minot came from behind to defeat the Wilderness, 4-3 on Saturday. Minot got a 1st period goal from Dan Russell, two goals in the 2nd period from Ben Strinden and Cole Hanson, and then the game-winner in the 3rd period from Cade Stibbe. The Wilderness got goals from Chikara Hanzawa, Garrett Worth, and Tyler Watkins. Ben Garrity made 28 saves in the win, while Jonathan Mor made 26 saves in the loss.
Amarillo 4 @ New Mexico 0 - Three powerplay goals and Charlie Glockner’s second consecutive shutout powered the Amarillo Bulls past the New Mexico Ice Wolves. The Bulls offense went to work just 1:26 into the 2nd period when Devan Tongue worked from the side of the slot and tucked home a powerplay goal to make the score 1-0. Just over a minute later, Tongue, again on the powerplay, would net his second of the night from the same position as his first. Noah Carlin scored a powerplay goal on a close-in one-timer. With a 3-0 score line, Jordan Venegoni would bounce the puck between the pads of Ice Wolves goalie Henrik Laursen to give the Bulls a 4-0 lead. Glockner stopped all 23 shots he faced, as he recorded his second shutout in as many nights and his fourth on the season. Laursen made 47 saves in the loss.
Northeast 4 @ Jamestown 2 – Joseph Mancuso scored twice to lead the Generals to a 4-2 win on Saturday in Jamestown as they earned a weekend road split of the series. Mancuso scored in the 1st period to put the Generals ahead 1-0, which was then followed by a 2nd period goal from Clark Kerner to make it 2-0 for the Generals. The Rebels made a game of things as they tied the game at 2-2 early in the 3rd period with goals from Eric Olson and Noah Finstrom, but the Generals took the lead for good with two goals late in the game from Mancuso and Joe Nagle. Generals goalie Joey Stanizzi made 18 saves in the win, while Noah West made 19 saves in the loss.
Johnstown 6 @ Maine 3 – The Tomahawks got a pair of goals from Tristan Poissant and 38 saves from Alex Tracy as they salvaged a weekend road split of their series in Maine with a 5-2 win on Saturday. Poissant and Andrew Murphy scored in the 1st period to put the Tomahawks ahead for good. Spencer DenBeste and Poissant added goals in the 2nd period and Noah Basarab and Christian Gorscak scored in the 3rd period for the Tomahawks. Maine got goals from Caden Pattison, Ethan Prout, and Noah Kane in the loss. Nordiques goalie Connor Androlewicz made 39 saves in the losing effort.
Maryland 6 @ New Jersey 8 – Nick DeSantis and Kyle Jeffers each had three points to lead the Titans to an 8-6 win on Saturday over Maryland. It was mostly Black Bears in the 1st period as they jumped out to a 3-1 lead with a pair of goals from Aden Mruich and another from Garrett Szydlowski, while Jeffers scored for New Jersey. The Titans took over the in 2nd period with four goals, including another from Jeffers and others from Chris Garbe, Mac Wiseman, and Tyler Nasca. DeSantis, Shane Haviland, and Matt Iasenza added goals in the 3rd period for New Jersey, while Brayden Stannard, Logan Kittleson, and Luke Mountain scored for Maryland. Patrick Pugliese made 23 saves in the win, while Cooper Black took with loss with 5 saves.
Corpus Christi 6 @ Odessa 3 – The IceRays scored the last four goals of the game as they came from behind to beat the Jackalopes, 6-3 on Saturday. Six different players scored for the IceRays, which included a 1st period goal from Stephen Kyrkostas, 2nd period goals from Ryan Coughlin and Brandon Cimino, and three goals in the 3rd period from Kyle Gudme, Michael Krupinski, and Erik Bargholtz. The Jackalopes got goals from Matt Hutton, Samuel Harris, and Matt Clark. IceRays goalie Cal Sandquist made 29 saves in the win, while Aaron Randazzo made 36 saves in the loss.
Chippewa 1 @ Fairbanks 4 – The Ice Dogs snapped their small losing skid as they beat the Steel on Saturday, 4-1 to earn a weekend split. Fairbanks jumped out to a 3-0 lead, which included two 1st period goals from Bret Link and Matt Koethe and a 2nd period tally from Brendan Murphy. The Steel got on the board early in the 3rd period on a goal from Connor Szmul, but an empty-net goal late in the game from Oliver Kjaer secured the win. Ice Dogs goalie Mattias Sholl made 19 saves in the win, while Trent Burnham made 30 saves in the loss.