Saturday Scores: Wings off to 6-0 start thanks to another sweep
Aberdeen 5 @ Bismarck 1 - The Aberdeen Wings once again used a heavy dose of offense to finish off the sweep of the Bismarck Bobcats. Ben Badlamenti scored his second goal in as many nights to kick off the night for Aberdeen. Kevin MacKay added insurance heading in to the third period. Liam Fraser and Caiden Gault scored 49 seconds apart to increase the Wings lead to 4-0 before Lars Rodne finally broke the goose egg for the Bobcats. Jordan Randall would answer the Bismarck tally with one of his own just 16 seconds later. Jake Sibell only needed to make 15 saves to earn the win in goal. Noah Altman took the loss as he made 31 stops.
St. Cloud 1 @ Minot 4 - The Minot Minotauros completed the sweep of the St. Cloud Norsemen as four different Minotauros found the back of the net. Joey Moffat, Joseph Harguindeguy, Kaiden Scott and Carter Korpi all got on the scoresheet for Minot. Keenan Rancier stopped 32 of 33 shots fired in his direction. Jack Suchy scored the lone goal for the Norsemen while Paxton Geisel turned aside 25 shots.
Danbury 5 @ Maryland 3 - Five different players found the back of the net as the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks topped the Maryland Black Bears 5-3. Nolan Barrett, Jason Kleinhans, Cody Hoban, Shea Courtmanche and Alex Duncan all lit the lamp for Danbury, Jude Kurtas, Adan Bruich and Conor Cole potted goals for the Black Bears. Edward Nordlund grabbed the win in goal by making 16 saves. Isaiah DiLaura made 19 saves in a losing effort.
New Jersey 1 @ Maine 2 (SO) - Isaiah Fox scored the game deciding goal in the shootout as the Maine Nordiques outlasted the New Jersey Titans 2-1. Matthew Boczar got the scoring started in the 2nd period but the New Jersey lead wouldn’t last long as Tristan Fasig scored just a few minutes later. That would be all the scoring until Fox’s game winner. Avery Sturtz got the win as he made 32 saves and every shooter in the skills competition. Berk Berkeliev denied 36 of 37 shots he faced.
Odessa 5 @ Wichita Falls 4 (SO) - The Odessa Jackalopes trailed 4-0 early in the third period but they rallied to score four times including three goals in the final four minutes to force overtime. After a sensational extra period, Nick Siffringer netted the game deciding goal to complete one of the most improbable comebacks in North American Hockey League history. Mike Manzo go the comeback started just over four minutes into the third period. Jacob Badal’s power play tally cut the deficit to two. Tyler German scored 34 seconds later and Adam Kolcon tied the game with just 44 seconds remaining in regulation. Thomas Weis, Drew Vieten, Jackson Salt and Aiden Bruce scored for the Warriors in the loss. Connor Hasley grabbed the win In net for Odessa while Owen Bartoszkiewicz was dealt the loss.
New Mexico 3 @ Lone Star 4 - Four first period goals was just enough for the Lone Star Brahmas as they earned a series split with the New Mexico Ice Wolves. After giving up two goals, the Brahmas responded with four of their own. Nicholas Niemo got Lone Star within one with Zach Purcell tying the game just two and a half minutes later. Mitchell Digby gave the Brahmas their first lead of the game and TJ Koufis netted what would eventually became the game winning goal. Dolan Gilbert got the win in between the pipes as he made 24 saves while Christian Wong-Ramos took the loss as he made 37 stops.