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Saturday Scores: Bismarck tightens Central race with sweep

March 8, 2020

Johnstown Tomahawks goalie Alex Tracy helped his team to a weekend sweep in Maryland, which included a 49-save shutout on Saturday night, helping his team to their 8th straight win.

Saturday's Box Scores

Aberdeen 0 @ Bismarck 2 - Andrew Miller shut the door and blanked the Aberdeen Wings as he made 30 saves in a 2-0 win on Saturday night. With the victory, the Bobcats are just four points out of first place with nine games remaining. Lars Rödne scored his 20th goal of the season with help from Jacob Marti and Ethan Gauer during the second period and that would be all the offense the Bobcats would need until Adam Stacho’s empty netter sealed it. Jake Sibell made 23 saves in the loss for Aberdeen.
Johnstown 1 @ Maryland 0 - Alex Tracy stood on his head Saturday night as he turned aside all 49 shots fired in his direction as he picked up the shutout and the win against Maryland, 1-0. The game’s only goal came off the stick of Christian Gorscak with the assist going to Malik Alishlalov. Aaron Randazzo allowed just the one goal on 17 Johnstown attempts. The Tomahawks have now won eight in a row. 
Amarillo 1 @ Kenai River 5 - Jack Quinn notched a hat trick and Landon Pavlisin made 33 saves as the Kenai River Brown Bears completed a sweep of the Amarillo Bulls, winning 5-1. Porter Schachle and Skylar Gutierrez potted the other goals for the Brown Bears in the win. Jack Mesic had the only tally for Amarillo, it was his first goal of the season. Charlie Glockner and Max Gutjahr teamed up to make 45 saves for the Bulls.
Minot 5 @ St. Cloud 3 - Kyler Kleven had two goals and two assists as the Minot Minotauros finished off the sweep of the St. Cloud Blizzard, winning on Saturday, 5-3. Wilhelm Wassberg, Dan Russell and Cade Stibbe all found the back of the net in the victory. AJ Ruskowski stopped 23 of 26 shots. Luke Aquaro, Brady Bjork and Max Johnson netted goals for the Blizzard while Tyler Bost made 32 saves in the defeat.
Chippewa 3 @ Austin 4 - It was a back and forth contest all night between the Chippewa Steel and the Austin Bruins as the home squad escaped with a 4-3 win. Banks Burkart got the scoring started for Chippewa at the 10:41 mark of the first. That was equaled by Travis Shoudy who scored his first goal of the year just three minutes later. Josef Mysak found the back of the net just before the end of the period to give Austin a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes. In the second, the teams traded goals as Jacob Dirks tied the game at two but Hugh Larkin made it 3-2 less than a minute later. Gordon Whalen got the Steel even again but Carson Riddle’s 11th of the year put the Bruins back up for good. Brett Miller got his second win in as many nights as he made 21 saves. Trent Burnham took the loss, making 23 stops. 
New Jersey 2 @ Jamestown 1 - Ole Andersen’s seventh goal of the season proved to be the game winner as the New Jersey Titans defeated the Jamestown Rebels 2-1. Gavin Gulash netted the game’s first goal just 9:45 into the opening frame but he was matched by Noah Finstrom’s 16th of the season exactly six minutes later. Andersen scored at the 4:54 mark of the second period and Ryan McInchak shut it down from there, making 26 saves on the night. Noah West took the loss on the other end as he made 36 saves.
MN Wilderness 1 @ Janesville 2 (OT) - Parker Lindauer scored with just 47 seconds left in overtime to propel the Janesville Jets to a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wilderness. Nick Nardella’s 20th goal of the season put the Jets out front first but Zach Michaelis set up Bram Scheerer to tie the game with just 2:55 left in regulation. Then Nardella got his second point of the night as he and Grant Hindman set Lindauer’s game winner. Grant Riley was responsible for 35 saves in the victory while Isak Johansson stopped 33 shots in a losing effort. 
Northeast 4 @ Fairbanks 2 - After blowing a late lead last night, the Northeast Generals finished the job this time as they doubled up the Fairbanks Ice Dogs 4-2. Ricky Boysen netted a goal and an assist to lead the offense for Northeast. Ethan Destefani, Kyle Schroeder and Gerard Marretta chipped in goals as well for the Generals. Joey Stanizzi continued his great weekend by allowing just two goals on 32 shots to pick up his 14th victory of the year. Matt Koethe and Mason Plante found the scoresheet for Fairbanks while Jack Caruso made 22 saves in a losing effort.
Lone Star 3 @ Shreveport 4 (OT) - Carson Nichols was the overtime hero as the Shreveport Mudbugs defeated the Lone Star Brahmas 4-3. The Mudbugs had two goal advantage after the first period as Tim Khokhlachev and Warren Natyshak scored for Shreveport. Then in the second period the Brahmas scored three goals in just under four minutes to jump into the lead. The goals came from Michal Stinil, Thomas Daskas and Matt Guerra. However, the Mudbugs had an answer as Giovanni Procopio netted the game tying goal just 17 seconds later. There was no scoring the third period before Nichols’ game winner. Richie Parent got the win in the blue paint as he made 14 saves. Cayden Bailey made 29 saves and lost his first game since December 6th.
Springfield 4 @ MN Magicians 6 - Josh Bohlin had a hat trick and Samuel Vyletelka made 24 saves as the Minnesota Magicians kept pace in the Midwest Division playoff race, knocking off Springfield 6-4. Jake Seitz registered a goal and an assist while Brendan Westbrook and Cole Oravitz also lit the lamp. Jayden Jensen and Carson Jones each had a goal and an assist for the Jr. Blues. Brian Craven and Danila Larionovs also tallied goals. Ryan Wilson and Alex Proctor combined for 27 saves in the loss.
Topeka 1 @ Odessa 0 - Guy Blessing didn’t allow any of the 21 shots taken in his direction get past him as he logged his second shutout of the season in Topeka’s 1-0 victory over the Odessa Jackalopes. Austin McCarthy scored the lone goal of the game. Matt Clark and Connor Zilisch picked up the assists. Andrew Takacs played well on the other end, making 26 saves on 27 shots. 
Corpus Christi 5 @ New Mexico 0 - Evan Carroll scored twice and Jeremy Forman stopped all 25 shots he faced as the Corpus Christi IceRays got back into the win column with a 5-0 stomping of the New Mexico Ice Wolves. Erik Bargholtz, Mac Wiseman and Ryan Coughlin all scored in the win for the IceRays. Henrik Laursen took the loss in goal for New Mexico, he made 26 stops. 
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