Saturday Scores: Wings roll to sweep to stay undefeated
Fairbanks 1 @ Aberdeen 4 - The Aberdeen Wings stayed perfect on the season as they swept the Fairbanks Ice Dogs with a 4-1 win on Saturday. Clayton Cosentino opening the scoring at the 3:35 mark of the first period with his second goal in as many nights. Chase Freiermuth netted his first of the season to give Aberdeen a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes. Payton Matsui chipped in his third goal of the year to give the Wings a 3-0 lead. Brendan Miles got Fairbanks within two with his second tally of the year but Jordan Randall’s league leading seventh goal put the game on ice for Aberdeen. Dominik Wasik improved to 2-0 as he made 21 saves. Kayden Hargraves was given the loss as he made 27 stops.
Amarillo 3 @ Lone Star 5 - The Lone Star Brahmas set the tone early as they completed their sweep of the Amarillo Bulls. Zach Purcell found the back of the net just 18 seconds into the action. He would add another goal just about two minutes later. Amarillo would tie the game before the end of the first period as Jere Vaisanen and Tyler Sedlak each scored their first goals of the year. It was all Lone Star in the second as Purcell picked up the hat trick to give Lone Star the lead again. Andrew DeCarlo and Alex Murray scored with two minutes of each other to put the Brahmas up by three. Vaisanen’s 2nd of the game would get Amarillo within two but that’s as close as they would get as Graham Burke made 17 saves to improve his record to 5-1 this season. Cal Sandquist and Max Gutjahr combined to make 20 saves for the Bulls.
Shreveport 6 @ Odessa 1 - The Shreveport offense came out flying once again as the Mudbugs completed the sweep of Odessa with a 6-1 win on Saturday night. Braiden Dorfman got the scoring started with his first of the season. Then it was back-to-back goals by Sean Bunting that gave Shreveport a 3-0 advantage. Jacob Badal’s fourth of the year brought the Jackalopes within two heading to the final period but Davis Goukler scored just under eight minutes into the third period to give the Mudbugs a two goal lead again. Bunting would finish off the hat trick with an empty net goal and Chris Hedden also potted an empty net goal as well. Cole Hudson was the winner in net for Shreveport, making 25 saves. Noah Rupprecht was given the loss as he made 17 saves.
Maryland 2 @ New Jersey 3 (SO) - The New Jersey Titans earned a weekend sweep over the Maryland Black Bears as they won on Saturday night by a score of 3-2. Nate Boak and Jake Suede scored in the shootout to earn the extra point. Matthew Boczar and Anthony Mollica tallied goals in regulation for New Jersey. Brendan Hill and Jude Kurtas had the goals for Maryland. Louden Hogg made 26 saves for the Titans to earn the win while Michael Morelli made 32 stops in a losing effort.
New Mexico 1 @ Wichita Falls 2 (OT) - Jackson Wozniak scored the game winning goal in the final minute of overtime as the Wichita Falls Warriors outlasted the New Mexico Ice Wolves 2-1. Mac Wiseman netted his second goal of the season and added an assist on the game winning goal. Ryan Ullan got the win in net as he made 31 saves. Dillan Bentley scored the lone goal for New Mexico while Christian Wong-Ramos stopped 31 of 33 shots faced.
Janesville 2 @ Austin 1 (OT) - Xavier Lapointe’s first goal of the season was the game winner as the Janesville Jets edged the Austin Bruins 2-1. Jake Sacratini scored a shorthanded goal in the second period to tie the game. Owen Millward denied 22 of 23 shots he faced to pick up the win in goal. Mason Poolman had the only goal for the Bruins while Tyler Shea made 27 saves in the loss.
Kenai River 3 @ Chippewa 4 - The Chippewa Steel won their first game of the season as the came from behind to top the Kenai River Brown Bears 4-3. Leo Bacallao’s first goal of the season proved to be the game winner. Liam Hansson tied the game early in the third period. Adam Beauvais scored just under two minutes into the game to give the Brown Bears an early lead but Brockton Baker’s first tally of the year quickly tied the game at one. Ryan Waltman gave the Steel their first lead of the night only to see Brandon McNamara tied the game just five minutes later. Theo Thrun’s first goal of the season put the Brown Bears up 3-2 before Hansson and Bacallao put the Steel in the win column. Grant Boldt picked up his first win of the year by making 30 saves. Danny Fraga took the loss as he made 26 stops.