Sunday Wrap-Up: Jets back on top of Midwest with sweep
Janesville 4 @ Kenai River 2 – The Jets got two goals from Nick Leyer as they completed a weekend road sweep of the Brown Bears thanks to a 4-2 win on Sunday. Leyer began the scoring midway through the 1st period to put the Jets ahead, 1-0. The lead increased to 2-0 for the Jets early in the 2nd period as Charlie Schoen picked up his 12th goal of the season. Kenai River pulled to within one as Daymin Dodge scored, but less than a minute later, the Jets went back up by two as Leyer scored his second goal of the game. Before the period was over, Theo Thrun scored for the Brown Bears to make it a 3-2 game. Late in the 3rd period, Carter Hottmann added a shorthanded goal to secure the 4-2 win. Jets goalie Riley Sims made 28 saves in the win, while Luke Pavicich made 36 saves in the loss.
Minot 1 @ MN Wilderness 4 – The Wilderness got 34 saves from goalie Kaleb Johnson as they won their second straight game and improved their record to the .500 mark thanks to a 4-1 win on Sunday over Minot. The Wilderness wasted no time getting the scoring started as Zach Michaelis scored his 3rd goal of the season less than a minute into the game. Minot would answer on the power play late in the period as Ethan Schmunk would score his 3rd goal of the season to make it 1-1. The difference in the game was the 2nd period as the Wilderness got three goals from Josh Phillips, Dane Stoyanoff, and Ethan Wolthers to bring home the 4-1 win. Keenan Rancier took the loss in goal, making 29 saves.
Northeast 1 @ Maine 3 – The Maine Nordiques got 26 saves from Tyriq Outen and goals from three different players as the picked up a 3-1 win on Sunday in the rubber match of the three-game set with the Northeast Generals. The Nordiques jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 1st period with a goal from Aidan Connolly. The lead increased to a 2-0 thanks to the 10th goal of the season from Tyler Gaulin. The lead then became 3-0 in the 3rd period thanks to a goal from Jackson Vercellono. Outen’s shutout bid ended with just :12 seconds remaining in regulation as Paul Minnehan scored the lone Generals goal. Generals goalie Hugo Haas made 42 saves in the loss.