Saturday Scores: Mudbugs win streak hits 8 with another sweep
Janesville 6 @ MN Magicians 0 - It was all Janesville all night long as the Jets blanked the Minnesota Magicians 6-0. Riley Sims was perfect as he turned aside all 25 shots thrown in his direction. Shane Ott, Justin Thompson, Charlie Schoen and Tommy Middleton all had a goal and an assist in the victory. Cade Destefani and Carter Hottmann also lit the lamp for Janesville. Andy Beran and Darius Bell combined for 32 saves in the loss for Minnesota.
Odessa 4 @ Shreveport 8 - Matt Vermaeten registered a hat trick and chipped in an assist as the Shreveport Mudbugs offense exploded for eight goals in a 8-4 win over the Odessa Jackalopes. Joe Mack continued his hot streak with two more goals and an assist. Adam Kolcon, Connor Gatto and Griffen Sanom all found the scoresheet as well in the big win. Cole Hudson denied 21 of 25 shots to pick up the win in goal. Fletcher Anderson, J.R. Pardon, Aidan Cobb and Jack Musa all scored for the Jackalopes in a losing effort. Connor Hasley and Cooper Black teamed up to make 17 stops.
New Jersey 5 @ Maine 1 - Jake LaRusso’s two goals led the New Jersey offense as the Titans came away with a 5-1 win and a sweep of the Maine Nordiques. Stephen Willey, Nick Seitz and Jack Ring all lit the lamp for the Titans. Christian Stoever won his 10th contest of the year, he made 33 saves. Tristan Fasig had the lone goal for the Nordiques while Avery Sturtz stopped 23 shots.
Maryland 3 @ Johnstown 2 - A hot start for the Maryland Black Bears helped them complete the sweep of the Johnstown Tomahawks as they took home a 3-2 decision for the second straight night. Garrett Szydlowski opened the scoring for Maryland with Philip Tornqvist adding to the lead just 78 seconds later. Tanner Rowe increased the lead to three with his fourth goal of the season. Johnstown would make it interesting with goals from Daniel Tkac and TJ Koufis but that’s as close as the Tomahawks would get. Michael Morelli made 39 saves to preserve the victory while Sam Evola stopped 12 Maryland shots.
Aberdeen 4 @ St. Cloud 1 - Jake Sibell won his 35th game of the season by making 20 saves as the Aberdeen Wings defeated the St. Cloud Norsemen 4-1. Spencer Schneider led all skaters with a goal and two helpers. Liam Fraser chipped in a goal and an assist of his own while Will Arquiett and Jakob Stender also found the back of the net. Logan Kittleson had the only goal for the Norsemen while Paxton Geisel turned aside 32 Aberdeen shots.
Northeast 3 @ Danbury 8 - Shane Murphy and Gabe Dombrowski each recorded two goals and an assist as Danbury routed Northeast by a score of 8-3. Joshua Burke, Alex Krause and Valentino Passarelli each had a goal and an assist of their own. Noah Melanson netted his first NAHL goal in the victory. Edvard Nordlund earned the win in goal making 26 stops for the Jr. Hat Tricks. Brent Keefer, Kyle Schroeder and Ryan Gordon all found the back of the net for the Generals. Hugo Haas and Anton Castro combined to make 48 stops in the loss.
Bismarck 1 @ Austin 5 - Ben Oakland scored his first two goals of the season as the Austin Bruins beat the Bismarck Bobcats 5-1. Connor Mylymok had a goal and an assist while Carson Riddle and Barrett Brooks each contributed a goal for Austin. Tyler Shea was nearly perfect as he made 29 saves. Jon Ziskie provided all the offense for Bismarck while Tommy Aitken stopped 23 shots.
Minot 1 @ MN Wilderness 2 (OT) - Grant Docter scored late in overtime to lift the Minnesota Wilderness over the Minot Minotauros by a score of 2-1. The game was scoreless for the first 44 minutes of play until Minot’s Damon Zimmer netted his 12th goal of the year with the assists going to Ross Roloson and Blaine Warnert. Minnesota would tie the game just about midway through the third as Jacob Herter lit the lamp for the fourth time this season. The game would remain tied through the rest of the third and most overtime before Docter’s heroics. Jacob Zacharewicz had 20 saves on the night to earn the win while Carter Clafton stopped 29 saves in the loss.
Amarillo 6 @ Lone Star 4 - It was a back and forth affair between the Bulls and Brahmas that resulted in a 6-4 Amarillo win. Lone Star had a 2-0 lead early in the first period as Blake Benson and Joey Baez found the back of the net. Amarillo would get things even just before the end of the first period with two goals in the final minute from Sean Vlasich and Nick Martino. Carter Rapalje and Ty Black would give Amarillo their first two goal lead of the night but Jack Collins scored just before the second intermission to bring the Brahmas within one. Martino would grab his second goal of the night just 38 seconds into the final period to put them back up by two. Max Scott would put the game on ice with an empty net goal just before Jack Collins scored Lone Star’s final goal of the night. All the goalies got some ice time as Andrew Takacs got the start and made six saves. Cullen DeYoung came in and made 26 saves in relief to earn the victory. Guy Blessing and Graham Burke teamed up to make 29 stops for Lone Star.
Wichita Falls 3 @ New Mexico 0 - Owen Bartoszkiewicz denied all 38 shots he faced to pick up his fifth shutout of the year and second in as many weekends. Joseph Harguindeguy and Hunter Jones netted goals in the first period to give Wichita Falls a comfortable lead. The score would remain 2-0 until the final minute when Jackson Wozniak put the game away with an empty net goal. Beni Halasz ended the night with 28 saves for the Ice Wolves in a losing effort.