Saturday Scores: Weekend full of sweeps in Alaska and East
Janesville 3 @ Anchorage 7 – Drake Albers had two goals and an assist as the Anchorage Wolverines defeated the Janesville Jets 7-3. Talon Sigurdson and Aiden Westin each had a goal and an assist in the win for Anchorage. Jackson Krock, Alexander Babich and Colton Friesen all lit thee lamp as well for the Wolverines. Grayden Daul, Will Troutwine and Cy LeClerc netted goals for Janesville in the loss. Raythan Robbins was the winning netmnder as he made 28 saves. Ryan Whitaker took the loss as he made 21 stops.
Fairbanks 6 @ Kenai River 1 – McCabe Dvorak potted a pair of goals as the Fairbanks Ice Dogs knocked off the Kenai River Brown Bears 6-1. Cameron Ricotta passed out three assists to lead the Ice Dogs. Camden Shasby, and Alexander Malinowski had a goal and an assist in the victory. Tyler Herzberg and Billy Renfrew also tickled the twine for Fairbanks. Cole Dubicki netted the only goal for the Brown Bears in a losing effort. Kayden Hargraves improved to 8-1 on the year as he stopped 33 shots. Tommy Aitken was dealt the loss as he denied 25 of 31 shots.
Austin 4 @ Aberdeen 2 – A pair of goals in the final twenty minutes broke the tie and lifted Austin over Aberdeen by a score of 4-2 to secure a weekend sweep for the Bruins. Landry Schmuck landed a tally late in the first frame to open scoring for the Wings. Bruins player Jens Richards answered back with his eleventh of the season 3:44 into the second, but Aberdeen’s Seamus Campbell found the back of the net less than three minutes later. Austin went on a 3-0 run to seal the deal backed by Jack Malinski, Matys Brassard, and Alex Trombley. Bruin’s Klayton Knapp was a force in front of the net stopping 29 of 31 opposing shots for his first win this season.
Maryland 5 @ Danbury 0 – Luca Di Pasquo stopped all 24 shots the Jr. Hat Tricks fired in his direction to earn the 5-0 shutout win for Maryland on Saturday afternoon. Maryland came out strong with four goals in the first period coming off the sticks of Conor Cole, Elliot Lareau, Jesse Horacek, and Ryan Bottrill who also contributed three assists. Branden Piku struck for the Black Bears with just 3:58 left in the game to claim his eighth of the season. Adam Johnson and Josh Seeley teamed up for 32 saves in the Danbury loss.
New Jersey 3 @ Johnstown 1 – Three different skaters lit the lamp for the Titans to secure a 3-1 victory over Johnstown on the road extending their win streak to five. Brendan Dumas got the first tally less than a minute into the game, but Dustin Geregach scored the lone Tomahawks goal at 4:46 into the second frame to tie it up. New Jersey closed out the contest with two straight scores from Anthony Calafiore and Rocco Testa-Basi. Titans goal keeper Andrew Takacs was strong between the pipes turning aside 24 of 25. Salvatore Evola denied 35 chances in the Johnstown loss.
Jamestown 4 @ Maine 0 – Goal tender Nolan Suggs denied 27 attempts to collect his fifth win of the season leading the Rebels to a 4-0 win over the Nordiques. After a scoreless first period, Max Hamstad and Conor Sedlak found the back of the net for Jamestown just over four minutes apart in the middle frame. In the final twenty minutes of play, Mitch Lafay and Roux Bazin each scored goals assisted by Jak Vaarwerk. Maine keeper Gus Holt had 25 saves in a losing effort.
MN Wilderness 3 @ Springfield 2 (SO) – Matthew McQuade recorded the game-winning goal six rounds into the shootout to give the Wilderness the 3-2 advantage over the Jr. Blues, splitting the weekend series in Springfield. Cole Schenider tickled the twine 22 seconds into the battle for Springfield. Aaron Pionk and Ethan Wolthers answered back for Minnesota, but Michael Valdez netted his second of the season for the Jr. Blues to force overtime. Jacob Zacharewicz was stellar behind the crease for the Wilderness stopping 28 pucks fired his way, while Ethan Roberts put up a fight on the other end in net for Springfield going 37 for 39.
MN Magicians 6 @ Chippewa 3 – A two goal performance from Hunter Longhi led the Magicians to a 6-3 victory over the Steel on opposing ice. Jon Bell, Trevor Kukkonen, Gavin Best, and Will Schumacher also grabbed goals for Minnesota, and Lucas Kanta chipped in a pair of assists. Chippewa scores came from Joseph Grainda, Barak Braslavski, and Ethan Benz all with help from Sam Frandina. Kyle Kozma was dominant in the blue paint for the Magicians shutting the door on 29 of 32 shots. Croix Kochendorfer was dealt the loss for Chippewa despite coming up with 19 stops.
Minot 5 @ St. Cloud 4 – The Minotauros went on a 4-0 offensive run to tilt the ice in their favor against the Norsemen. Ethan Lindhal fired his third of the season past the goalie 9:24 into the first frame for St. Cloud, but Minot answered with four straight from Nikolai Charchenki, Zack Simon, and Jaksen Panzer who doubled up on scoring. Norsemen forward Brandon Lajoie capitalized twice, Kade Peterson contributed a score, and Nik Hong gathered three assists to come within range. Trevor Stachowiak found the back of net for Minot’s game winning tally. Minotauro’s tender Zach Sandy was remarkable scooping up his fourth win on 52 saves.
Shreveport 4 @ Corpus Christi 1 – Four different skaters scored for the Mudbugs to fuel a 4-1 feat of the IceRays. Jake Mack got his first goal of the season for Shreveport at the 13:38 mark of the first frame with help from Jacob Onstott and Burke Simpson. The Mudbugs offense continued as Conor Gatto, Lukas Sedlacek, and Drake Morse all notched a score. Stepan Kuznetsov claimed the lone goal for Corpus Christi just over eight minutes into the second period. Net minder Devon Bobak turned aside 25 of 26 in the Shreveport victory. IceRays goalie Stefan Carney was faced with the loss in net after stopping 25.
Lone Star 3 @ Odessa 4 (OT) – Jackalope forward Ryan Kelly fired one past the goalie 1:03 into extra time for his second of the evening to give Odessa a 4-3 overtime win against Lone Star on home ice. Dayne Hoyord lit the lamp for Odessa in the first, but the Brahmas struck twice in the second frame on goals from Frankie Ireland and Jack Collins. In the final period of play, Emerson Goode of Odessa and Tyler Nasca of Lone Star exchanged goals but Ryan Kelly netted the equalizer. William Proctor won his eighth matchup of the season, making 31 saves in goal for the South Division leading Jackalopes.
Wichita Falls 5 @ New Mexico 3 – Ryan Robinson had a goal and two assists as the Wichita Falls Warriors topped the New Mexico Ice Wolves by a score of 5-3. Carter Korpi chipped in a goal and an assist while Max Dronen, Drew Vieten and William Lawson-Body got on the scoresheet with a goal each. Brayden Ring, Dillan Bentley and Wilmer Svensson found the back of the net for New Mexico. Matthew O’Donnell grabbed the win in goal as he had 23 saves while Owen Parker turned aside 35 of 39 shots for New Mexico.