Saturday Scores: Sibell's streak highlights plenty of sweeps
Aberdeen 8 @ Fairbanks 0 - Jake Sibell continued his unprecedented shutout streak as he made 28 saves to pick up his fourth consecutive shutout as the Aberdeen Wings improved to 20-1 on the season, defeating Fairbanks 8-0. Payton Matsui led the offensive attack with two goals and two assists. Will Arquiett notched a pair of goals while Spencer Schneider and Liam Fraser each had a goal and an assist. Natan Vertes and Jakob Stender also contributed goals for the Wings. Ryan Keyes made 23 stops for Fairbanks in a losing effort.
Shreveport 4 @ Lone Star 1 - The Shreveport Mudbugs moved into first place in the South Division as they wrapped up their sweep of the Lone Star Brahmas, winning 4-1 on Saturday. Braiden Dorfman, Chris Hedden, Joe Mack and Giovanni Procopio all found the back of the net for the Mudbugs. Arseni Sergeyev picked up his first win of the season by making 30 saves. Joey Baez had the lone tally for Lone Star while Graham Burke and Guy Blessing combined to make 22 saves in the loss.
Danbury 3 @ Johnstown 5 - Alex Gritz logged a pair of goals and had an assist as the Tomahawks finished off the sweep of Danbury 5-3. Holt Oliphant potted a pair of goals as well for Johnstown. Reed Stark also found the back of the net in the win while Will Margel chipped in three helpers. Peyton Grainer made 29 saves to improve to 3-1 on the season. Alex Krause had a goal and an assist for the Jr. Hat Tricks while Jake Veri and Jake Hewitt also lit the lamp for Danbury. Josh Seeley took the loss in net as he made 33 saves.
Kenai River 1 @ MN Magicians 4 - The Minnesota Magicians are now 7-1 on the season as they won their fourth straight game, defeating the Kenai River Brown Bears 4-1. Hunter Longhi netted a pair of goals for Minnesota while Robert Christy and Devlin McCabe also found the back of the net. Marino Ramirez was incredible in between the pipes as he made 42 saves for the Magicians. Peter Morgan had the lone goal for the Brown Bears while Andrew Rose made 33 saves in the loss.
New Mexico 0 @ Wichita Falls 8 - Jackson Wozniak had three points to lead the Warriors offense as Wichita Falls blew out New Mexico 8-0. Thomas Weis netted two goals for the Warriors while Carter Korpi and Drew Vieten each had a goal and an assist. Nick Lanigan, Adisen Brueck and Riley Brueck all found the scoresheet as well. Owen Bartoszkiewicz stopped all 12 shots he faced to pick up his first NAHL shutout. Owen Parker took the loss for New Mexico, he made 20 stops.
Austin 0 @ MN Wilderness 3 - Kaleb Johnson would not be scored on as he turned aside all 25 shots fired in his direction as he led the Wilderness to a 3-0 win over the Austin Bruins. Gunnar Thoreson and Hunter Young scored in the first period to give the Wilderness a 2-0 advantage. The score would remain this way until the final minutes of regulation, when Zach Michaelis scored his first goal of the season. Hudson Hodges took the loss in goal as he made 27 saves.
Odessa 1 @ Amarillo 4 - The Amarillo Bulls won their fifth straight game as they defeated the Odessa Jackalopes 4-1. Harrison Scott scored twice for the Bulls while Ty Black and Greg Japchen each tallied a goal and an assist. Andrew Takacs earned his second win in as many nights as he just allowed one goal on 23 shots. Gabe Bennett netted the only goal for Odessa while Connor Hasley made 34 saves in a losing effort.
St. Cloud 1 @ Bismarck 4 - The Bismarck Bobcats finished their sweep of the St. Cloud Norsemen by winning 4-1 on Saturday night. Ben Troumbly and Grant Ahcan led the Bismarck offense with a goal and an assist for each of them. Lars Rodne and Tim Piechowski were able to find the back of the net as well. Ian Shane was nearly perfect as he made 33 saves on 34 shots. Nikolas Hong was the only goal scorer for St. Cloud while Paxton Geisel stopped 18 shots.
New Jersey 3 @ Northeast 2 (OT) - Evan Werner blasted home the game winning goal as the New Jersey Titans outlasted the Northeast Generals 3-2. Zach Nazzarett scored with just 1:44 remaining to force the extra period. Jack Ford tied the game at one in the second period with his fourth goal of the year. Louden Hogg made 24 saves to earn the win in goal for the Titans. Alexander Tertyshny and Dalton Wright provided the offense for the Generals while Hugo Haas stopped 34 of 37 shots for Northeast.