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Saturday Scores: Wranglers lead South after sweep

September 26, 2021

Saturday Stars: Northeast Generals forward Matt Boczar (above) had five points in a weekend sweep of Johnstown, while Wilderness forward Gunnar Thoreson (below) had six points in a weekend sweep of Kenai River.

Saturday Box Scores

El Paso 1 @ Amarillo 5 - Glebs Prohorenkovs scored twice as the Amarillo Wranglers finished off the sweep of the El Paso Rhinos with a 5-1 win on Saturday. Kristaps Skrastins had three assists for Amarillo while Nikolas Campbeell and Tommy Chunchukov each had a goal and an assist. Caden Carlson also scored for the Wranglers. Max Gutjahr was spectacular in goal as her stopped 36 of the 37 shots he faced. Philip Quetell had the lone goal for the Rhinos while Lassi Lehti and Connor McDonough combined for 25 saves.

Johnstown 3 @ Northeast 6 - Matt Boczar had a goal and two helpers while Jared Scott found the back of the net twice as the Northeast Generals doubled up the Johnstown Tomahawks 6-3. Ryan Gordon had a goal and an assist while CJ Zezima and Brent Keefer both lit the lamp for Northeast. Carson Limesand improved to 5-1 on the year as he made 34 saves in net. Jake Black, David Matousek and Sean Ramsay all scored for the Tomahawks while Karsten Bourgoine made 27 saves in the loss.

Kenai River 4 @ MN Wilderness 8 - The Wilderness offense exploded for five goals in the final period to secure a weekend sweep over the Kenai River Brown Bears. Gunnar Thoreson led all skaters with a goal and three assists while Ethan Wolthers and Aaron Pionk each had a goal and two helpers. Hayden Kruse, Bobby Metz, and Max Ruoho all tallied a goal and an assist for the Wilderness. Nicholas Rexine and William Persson also found the back of the net as well for Minnesota. Cole Dubicki potted two goals and an assist for Kenai River while David Vieten and Tyler Pfister also scored for the Brown Bears. Sam Livecchi got the win and an assist for Minnesota, he made 27 stops. Bryant Marks and Nathan Dickey combined to make 37 saves for Kenai River.

Lone Star 1 @ Corpus Christi 3 - Oliver Stumpel scored twice as the Corpus Christi IceRays finished off a sweep of the Lone Star Brahmas with a 3-1 victory at the American Bank Center. Albin Persson netted the insurance goal for Corpus Christi, it was his first goal of the season. Damon Beaver got the win in between the pipes as he made 33 saves for the IceRays. Blake Benson had thee only goal for the Brahmas while Austin Schwab took the loss, making 25 saves.

Bismarck 3 @ St. Cloud 8 - Ryan O’Neill had a goal and three assists to lead the St. Cloud Norsemen to an 8-3 win over the Bismarck Bobcats. Evan Murr had a goal and two helpers while Logan Kittleson scored twice in the win. Hunter Hanson, Sam Duerr, Brandon Lajoie and Marc Lund all visited the red light district for St. Cloud as they improved to 3-1 on the season. Chris Kernan had a goal and an assist while Chase Beacom and Drew Holt also scored for the Bobcats. Tomas Bolo denied 32 shots in the victory for the Norsemen. Tommy Aitken and Erik Forss combined for 30 saves in the loss.

New Jersey 4 @ Jamestown 3 (SO) - Jake LaRusso and Michael Young scored in the shootout to give the New Jersey Titans a weekend sweep of the Jamestown Rebels with a 4-3 win on Saturday night. The Rebels got out to a 3-0 lead thanks to goals from Kevin Marx Noren, Noah Szretter and Jack Vaarwerk. New Jersey would fight their way back thanks to Brendan Dumas, Tommy Bannister and Brandon Avezov. Owen Hains would grab the win in relief as he stopped all 22 shots he faced and stopped both shooters in the shootout. Nolan Suggs took the loss for Jamestown, he made 33 saves.

Maine 3 @ Maryland 0 - Gus Holt turned aside all 46 shots fired in his direction as the Maine Nordiques shutout the Maryland Black Bears 3-0 to secure a series split over the weekend. Matthew Connor, Dom Marcinkevics and Caden Pattison all scored for the Nordiques in the win while Nicholas Bernardo had a pair of assists. Luca Di Pasquo took the loss in net for Maryland as he made 27 saves.

Fairbanks 4 @ Janesville 3 (SO) - Alexander Malinowski scored the only goal in the shootout as the Fairbanks Ice Dogs defeated the Janesville Jets 4-3. Love Bergvall, Tyler Stewart and Cameron Ricotta all scored for the Ice Dogs in the victory while Jake Sacratini, William Gustavsson and Robby Newton were the goal scorers for the Jets. Tyler Krivtsov got the win in between the pipes as he stopped 16 shots in 65 minutes and all three shooters in the shootout. Michael D’Orazio took the loss as he stopped 34 shots for Janesville.

Minot 3 @ Austin 2 - Colby Joseph’s third period goal was the difference as the Minot Minotauros topped the Austin Bruins 3-2 on Saturday night. Carson Riddle got the Bruins out to a 1-0 lead midway through the game and Jens Richards added to the lead just 43 seconds later. Minot would respond quickly as Zack Simon netted his first of the year to make it a 2-1 game before Mason Campbell scored on a penalty shot to tie the game at two. Joseph’s tally gave the Minotauros the win and handed Austin their first regulation loss of the season. Carter Clafton made 27 saves to earn the win in the blue paint while Hudson Hodges was stuck with the loss as he made 23 stops.

Anchorage 4 @ MN Magicians 3 - Talon Sigurdson’s sixth goal of the season was the difference as the Anchorage Wolverines scored a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Magicians. Alexander Babich potted a pair of goals while Cameron Morris found the back of the net as well. Cam Boche, Will Magnuson and Hunter Longhi lit the lamp for Minnesota. Raythan Robbins needed just 16 saves to earn his second win of the year. Brandon Milberg stopped 29 shots in the loss for the Magicians.

Odessa 2 @ Wichita Falls 6 - Cade Lemmer had two goals to lead the Wichita Falls offense as the Warriors scored a 6-2 win over the . Jackalopes. William Lawson-Body notched a goal and an assist while Jack Blanchett, Vincent Corcoran and Owen Baumgartner scored for the Warriors in the victory. Ryan Kelly and John Perdion scored for the Jackalopes in the loss. Matthew O’Donnell had 30 saves to pick up his second win of the season. William Proctor and Noah Ruppreeecht teamed up to make 32 saves for Odessa.

Aberdeen 5 @ North Iowa 6 - It was a back-and-forth affair in North Iowa as the Bulls blew a big lead only to see themselves take the lead back and finish the night with their first home win in the NAHL. Logan Dombrowsky, Jack Mesic and Greg Japchen got North Iowa out to a 3-0 lead in the first period but the Wings would scored the next 4 goals to take their first lead of the night about midway though the second period. North Iowa would score the next three goals and go on to beat the Wings 6-5. Simone Dadie led the team with a goal and two assists while Anthony Domina and Hunter Bulger each tallied a goal and an assist. Jackson Yee potted a pair of goals for Aberdeen while Landry Schmuck, Jacob Bosse and Maksis Brimanis also scored the Wings in the final minutes. Carson Stokes improved to 2-0 on the year as her made 25 saves for North Iowa. Kyle Kozma and Dominik Wasik combined for 27 saves in the loss for Aberdeen.

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