Saturday Scores: Brahmas offense comes alive in weekend sweep
Shreveport 2 @ Lone Star 9: Four goals in the 1st period paved the way for Lone Star’s offensive explosion in their 9-2 victory over Shreveport. Artur Turansky shined offensively with a hat trick as Nicholas Niemo also had an impressive five assists. Dylan Smith, Ray Murakami, Tyler Nasca, Tanner Daniels, and Frankie Ireland also contributed multiple points for the Brahmas in the victory. Niklas Miller and Billy Feczko were the lone goal scorers for Shreveport, each scoring their fourth goals of the season for the Mudbugs. Jan Skorpik had a quiet night in net, completing the win with 11 saves. Devon Bobak and Simon Bucheler both spent time in the blue paint for Shreveport, combining for 27 saves.
MN Wilderness 4 @ Janesville 7: Cy LeClerc posted a five-point performance, adding to Janesville’s offensive prowess in their 7-4 win at home over the Wilderness. Janesville opened the game early with Cody Menzel’s first of the season, met by three consecutive from the Wilderness before the first period break. Minnesota remained in the lead through two periods but the Jets converted a pair on the power play and scored twice more, Jan Lasak burying twice and adding an assist for the home squad. Arsenii Smekhnov added a goal and assist and Will Troutwine assisted on three of the seven Janesville goals. Bobby Metz scored twice for the visitors as Noah Decker and Aaron Pionk each scored Minnesota’s remaining goals. Owen Millward kept out 17 of 21 shots to secure the win, while Jacob Zacharewicz and Sam Livecchi shared the net for Minnesota, combining for 22 saves.
Kenai River 1 @ Anchorage 4: Four different Wolverines found the back of the net as Anchorage completed the weekend sweep of the Kenai River Brown Bears, winning on Saturday night 4-1. Bohdan Panasenko led the Anchorage offense with a goal and an assist. Clay Allen and Hayden Hennen added goals in the second period while Andy Ramsey scored late to secure the victory. Raythan Robbins was nearly perfect as he turned aside 24 of the 25 shots fired in his direction. Nick Stevens provided the only goal for the Brown Bears while Bryant Marks was dealt the loss as he made 31 saves.
Austin 3 @ North Iowa 5: Byron Hartley and Carter Rapalje each found the back of the net twice for North Iowa, helping to push the Bulls past Austin and take the weekend sweep. Austin found early success with a Sutter Muzzatti goal just 33 seconds into the game, but would be outscored in the period thanks to goals from Rapalje and Hunter Bulger. Joey Potter would help North Iowa find the twine with two assists, Hunter Bulger scoring the last remaining goal on the Austin netminder. Muzzatti would finish the night with two goals for Austin and Jens Richards scored his twelfth of the season to keep the game within reach. Hunter Garvey remained stable between the pipes, stopping 31 shots for North Iowa in the victory. Hudson Hodges made 17 saves in the loss.
Northeast 2 @ Johnstown 3: David Matousek buried a decisive goal 7:11 into the final slate to help carry Johnstown past the Generals 3-2, which completed a weekend sweep. Johnstown opened the scoresheet in the 1st, thanks to Johnny Ulciny’s score from Matousek and Cole Bianchin. After a scoreless middle period Stephen Kyrkostas buried his 7th of the season to give Johnstown a 2-0 lead. Northeast found some offensive success from Ryan Gorden and Matt Despirt. Salvatore Evola took the victory in net while stopping the remaining 26 shots for Johnstown. Oliver Drum and Cullen DeYoung both spent time between the pipes for Northeast, combining for 23 saves.
MN Magicians 3 @ Chippewa 4 (OT): After an even slate through three periods, Joseph Grainda scored 1:12 into overtime to complete the sweep for Chippewa 4-3. An early goal from Sam Rice put Chippewa on top through one, Nick Savejic scoring his 5th and 6th on the season in the 3rd period to push the game to extra time. Cam Boche, Trevor Kukkonen, and Robert Christy were the goal scorers for Minnesota, Christy netting his first of the year. Croix Kochendorfer secured the overtime win with 17 saves as Brandon Milberg did all he could, stopping an impressive 37 shots.
El Paso 1 @ Corpus Christi 4: In a packed arena on Saturday night, the IceRays showed off a quality offensive performance against El Paso in their 4-1 win. Stepan Kuznetsov led the night on the score sheet, adding both a goal and assist for Corpus Christi. Defensemen Frank Jenkins and Casper Gillberg also added a goal of their own, Albin Persson scoring the remainder for his fifth of the season in Corpus Christi’s victory. 15:17 into the final period, Graham Harris found the net for his fifth of the season to give El Paso their lone goal and break up Damon Beaver’s potential shutout. Beaver finished the night with 34 saves, grabbing a win and the star of the game. Lassi Lehti made 31 saves in the loss for El Paso.
Maryland 2 @ Maine 4: Jack Kurrie posted two pivotal goals in the 3rd to lift the Nordiques past Maryland in a 4-2 bounceback victory. Both netminders kept the contest scoreless through the 1st, as Zach Whitehead broke the deadlock for Maine midway through the 2nd. Three more pucks found the back of the net in the middle slate, each contributing on special teams. PatrickSchmiedlin extended the lead for Maine with his 2nd of the season, but Laker Aldridge and Ryan Bottrill would each score for Maryland with an extra man to even the game heading into the 3rd. Avery Sturtz was outstanding between the pipes for the Nordiques, stopping 33 shots in the victory. Luca Di Pasquo took the loss with 31 stops.
New Jersey 2 @ Jamestown 3: Jamestown’s three-goal push in the second period helped complete their 3-2 win over New Jersey to split the weekend series. Noah Szretter found the net twice, doubling up his goals on the season for the Rebels. John Lundy extended the lead late in the middle slate to extend Jamestown’s lead. Ethan Wongus and Rocco Testa-Basi scored the pair of goals for the visitors, Wongus netting his first of the season. Between the pipes, Jon Howe made 20 saves for Jamestown and Andrew Takacs took the loss with 20 stops of his own.
Amarillo 1 @ Odessa 5: Odessa scored five unanswered as they took down Amarillo by a score of 5-1. Christopher Duclair, Dayne Howard, Tanyon Bajzer, Ryan Mansfield, and Ryan Kusler all added goals for Odessa. Duclair and Kusler each paired their goals with an assist in the victory. Aidan Carney provided the sole offense for Amarillo early in the first period, scoring his first NAHL goal of the season. William Proctor was the winning netminder making 37 saves, as Max Gutjahr stopped 21 shots in the loss.
Bismarck 3 @ Aberdeen 2 (SO): Owen Michaels and Jon Ziskie each converted in the first two rounds of the shootout to lead Bismarck to a 3-2 victory over Aberdeen. After a scoreless first period, the Bobcats and Wings split a pair of goals in the final two periods to carry the contest to extra time. Jon Ziskie and Quinn Rudrud each converted for the Bobcats, while Ronan Walsh and Will Gilson had the pair of goals for Aberdeen. Aksel Reid achieved his first win of the season with 18 stops, Aksel Reid taking the loss with 18 saves.
Wichita Falls 5 @ New Mexico 2: For the third consecutive weekend, Wichita Falls found a win on Saturday to bring the series to an even split. Eight Warrior skaters made their way onto the scoresheet in the 5-2 victory over New Mexico. William Lawson-Body scored a goal and two assists for the visitors, Owen Baumgartner and Carter Korpi also contributing multiple point performances. Dillan Bentley and Alex Gomez’s goals kept the Ice Wolves within reach, however they proved to be the only offensive success for New Mexico. Matthew O’Donnell was sturdy in net, sealing the win with 30 saves. Beni Halasz finished the contest with 32 saves in the loss.
St. Cloud 0 @ Minot 6: Minot’s goaltender Zach Sandy saw and stopped all 42 shots against the Norsemen in a stellar shutout performance as the game would finish 6-0 for the home squad. Six different Minot skaters produced a goal after the team was shut out by St. Cloud the night prior, Martin Fridén and Braden Panzer each scoring their first of the year. Tom Fridén and Connor McGrath would each complete the contest with two assists and eight other Minotauros skaters providing an assist of their own. Tomas Bolo and Ethan Dahlmeir both saw time in the blue paint for St. Cloud, combining for 21 saves.
Springfield 3 @ Fairbanks 6: Tyler Stewart found the back of the net twice as the Fairbanks Ice Dogs doubled up the Springfield Jr. Blues 6-3 to split the weekend series. Jack Ring, Jake Hale and Billy Renfrew each had a goal and an assist for the Ice Dogs in the win. Alexander Malinowski also contributed a goal for Fairbanks. Tyler Krivtsov needed to make just 18 saves to win his fourth game of the season. Jonathan Panisa led the Springfield attack with a goal and an assist of his own. Zach Bade and Hayden Riva netted a goal apiece. Ethan Robertson and Ethan Roberts teamed up to make 25 stops for Springfield.