Saturday Scores: Wilderness, Norsemen extend streaks with sweeps
Janesville 5 @ MN Wilderness 6 - For the second straight night, the Minnesota Wilderness grabbed a 6-5 win over the Janesville Jets. Ethan Wolthers led the team with two goals and two assists as he scored the game winning goal with 33 seconds left in regulation. Hayden Kruse and Bobby Metz each had a goal and an assist while Nicholas Rexine and Gunnar Thoreson also contributed goals for the Wilderness. Jan Lasak notched a hat trick in the loss for Janesville. Brendan Doyle had a goal and an assist for the Jets. Mack Keryluk also scored in the loss. Jacob Zacharewicz made 22 saves to improve to 4-1 on the season while Michael D’Orazio stopped 25 shots to fall to 0-3-1.
St. Cloud 2 @ Aberdeen 1 - Ryan O’Neill had a goal and an assist as the St. Cloud Norsemen swept the Aberdeen Wings on home ice with a 2-1 victory on Saturday night. Blake Mesenburg had the other goal for the Norsemen as they grabbed their second win in as many nights. Josh Langford stopped 19 of 20 shots to win his second game of the season. Cade Neilson scored the lone goal for Aberdeen while Dominik Wasik made 18 saves in the loss.
Amarillo 0 @ Wichita Falls 4 - Daniel Duris made 20 saves and that’s all he would need to do to shutout the Amarillo Wranglers as the Wichita Falls Warriors picked up the weekend sweep. Drew Vieten had two goals while PJ Neal and Vincent Corcoran also found the back of the net for Wichita Falls. Max Gutjahr and Jon Howe teamed up for 30 total saves on the night.
Odessa 3 @ Shreveport 2 (OT) - John Perdion scored 15 seconds into overtime as the Odessa Jackalopes knocked off the Shreveport Mudbugs 3-2. Dayne Hoyord and Christopher Duclair helped Odessa overcome a two goal deficit and come back to pick up a series sweep against the defending champions. Austin Brimmer and Timofei Khokhlachev scored the goals for Shreveport in the loss. William Proctor made 34 saves for Odessa in the victory. Devon Bobak took the loss in goal for the Mudbugs as her made 19 stops.
Kenai River 2 @ Fairbanks 8 - Billy Renfrew logged a hat trick as the Fairbanks Ice Dogs swept their in state rival Kenai River Brown Bears with an 8-2 victory. Alexander Malinowski logged three assists while Tyler Stewart notched a goal and an assist. Owen Neuharth, Dakota Macintosh, Cameron Ricotta and Nick Ostbloom all scored in the win for the Ice Dogs. Tyler Krivtsov made 32 saves to earn his third win of the season. Bryce Monrean and Cole Dubicki got on the scoresheet for Kenai River. Bryant Marks and Tommy Aitken teamed up to make 33 saves in a losing effort for the Brown Bears.
Danbury 4 @ Maine 5 - Tristan Fasig had two goals and an assist as the Maine Nordiques swept their weekend series with the Danbury Jr Hat Tricks, winning on Saturday night by a score of 5-4. Ignat Belov notched a goal and two helpers while Zach Whitehead and Matthew Connor each found the back of the net. Miles Harrington scored witch for Danbury. Ben Biester and Hunter Young also found themselves on the scoresheet. Gus Holt made 47 saves on the night while Josh Seeley denied 44 chances.
Anchorage 7 @ Chippewa 1 - Talon Sigurdson had a hat trick and the Anchorage Wolverines rolled to a 7-1 win over the Chippewa Steel and secured a series win. Joey Moffatt notched two goals of his own in the win. Alexander Babich and Jackson Reineke also found the back of the net. Blake Lewis had the only tally for Chippewa. Shane Soderwall captured the win in goal as he made 27 saves while Levi Gio and Croix Kochendorfer combined for 31 saves on the night.
Jamestown 4 @ Northeast 1 - Nolan Suggs stopped 25 of 26 shots fired in his direction as the Jamestown Rebels defeated the Northeast Generals 4-1. Max Hamstad and John Musella each had a goal and an assist while John Lundy and Jak Vaarwerk each found the back of the net in the win. Paul Minnehan had the lone goal for the Generals. Carson Limesand made 22 saves in a losing effort.
Maryland 3 @ Johnstown 4 (SO) - Zach Murray and Stephen Kyrkostas scored in the shootout to lift the Johnstown Tomahawks to a 4-3 shootout win over the Maryland Black Bears. Kyrkostas scored two times in regulation for Johnstown while Holt Oliphant notched the other goal in the first 60 minutes. Ryan Bottrill, Branden Piku and Aden Bruich all scored for the Black Bears. Sal Evola got the win in goal as he made 29 save plus two more in the shootout. Michael Morelli took the loss as he made 35 stops on the night.
MN Magicians 4 @ Springfield 0 - After being blanked 4-0 on Friday night, the Minnesota Magicians flipped the script and took down the Springfield Jr. Blues 4-0 on Saturday night. Samuel Jacobs had a goal and an assist for the Magicians while Lucas Kanta and Cam Boche tickled the twine as well for Minnesota. Brandon Milberg stopped all 34 shots fired in his direction for his second NAHL win and first shutout. Ethan Roberts and Ethan Robertson combined for 30 saves on the night.
Bismarck 2 @ Minot 5 - A three point night from Huston Karpman led the Minot Minotauros to a win in their home opener. Karpman finished with two goals and one assist. Mason Campbell, Jaksen Panzer and Dean Schwenninger also found the back of the net for Minot in the victory. Carter Clafton stopped 29 shots as he grabbed the win in the blue paint. Patrick Johnson and Eddie Shepler scored for the Bobcats in the loss, Erik Forss and Aksel Reid combined for 34 saves for the Bobcats.
North Iowa 4 @ Austin 2 - Hunter Garvey stood tall as he allowed just two goals on 29 opportunities as the North Iowa Bulls doubled up the Austin Bruins, winning 4-2 on Saturday. Byron Hartley, Hunter Bulger, Carter Rapalje and Michael Mesic all visited the red light district. Jens Richards and Marian Haborak scored for the Bruins. Nikola Goich was dealt the loss in goal as he made 25 stops for Austin.