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Saturday Scores: Sweeps shake up standings

December 5, 2021

Corpus Christi defenseman Braden Rourke had a hat-trick in a 5-4 overtime win as the IceRays extended their winning streak to four straight games.

Saturday Box Scores

MN Wilderness 3 @ Fairbanks 6 – Cameron Ricotta scored twice as the Fairbanks Ice Dogs completed the sweep of the Minnesota Wilderness with a 6-3 win on Saturday night. Tyler Stewart registered a goal and two assists in the win while Jacob Conrad, Owen Neuharth and Tyler Herzberg all scored for Fairbanks. Nicholas Rexine, Logan Anderson and Charlie Erickson tickled the twine for Minnesota. Tyler Krivtsov turned aside 22 of 25 shots to pick up the win. Jacob Zacharewicz and Graham BurkÄ™ combined to make 31 saves.

Corpus Christi 5 @ Wichita Falls 4 (OT) – For the second straight night, the Corpus Christi IceRays needed extra time to defeat the Wichita Falls Warriors as Stepan Kuznetsov was the overtime hero. After jumping out to ta 3-0 lead early in the second period thanks to two goals from Braden Rourke and another from Cole Helm, The Warriors responded with three straight goals from Riley Brueck, Joseph Harguindeguy and Owen Baumgartner to even things up after 40 minutes of play. Rourke would complete his hat trick midway through the third period but Brueck’s second of the game came with just 1:19 remaining to earn the Warriors at least one point. In the overtime period it was Kuznetsov on the power play set up by Jude Kurtas and Emerson Miller. Stefan Carney was sensational stopping 49 shots while Matthew O’Donnell made 20 stops in the loss for Wichita Falls.

Maryland 7 @ Northeast 2 – Branden Piku had potted two goals and added an assist while Miles Gunty also scored twice in the Maryland Black Bears 7-2 win over the Northeast Generals. Tyler Young, Jacob Brockman and Dimitry Kebreau all registered goals as for the Black Bears. Luca Di Pasquo earned the win in net as he made 19 stops. David Tolaan and David Andreychuk scored for the Generals while Oliver Drum made 32 saves.

Jamestown 2 @ New Jersey 4 – Anthony Calafiore logged two goals and an assist as the Titans topped the Jamestown Rebels 4-2. Chris Carroll setup everyone as he ended the night with four assists. Brandon Avezov notched a goal and an assist while David Posma has a goal for the Titans. Nolan Grier scored his first NAHL goal for the Rebels and Kolby Amici also scored. Andrew Takacs earned the win in goal as he made 23 saves. Jon Howe stopped 43 shots in the loss for Jamestown.

Aberdeen 5 @ Austin 0 – It was a perfect weekend for Greg Orosz as he posted his second shutout in as many nights, this time he made 29 stops. Kyle Gaffney led the offensive attack with a goal and two assists. Will Gilson logged a goal and an assist while Seamus Campbell, Landry Schmuck and Cade Neilson all found the back of the net for Aberdeen. Nikola Goich and Hudson Hodges combined to make 26 saves for the Bruins.

Chippewa 2 @ MN Magicians 6 – Lucas Kanta had two goals and two assists as the Minnesota Magicians rolled to a 6-2 win over the Chippewa Steel. Gavin Best had a goal and two assists while Jacob Hosszu, Mason Campbell and Robert Christy all lit the lamp for the Magicians. Joe Kelly and Ryan Waltman scored for Chippewa in a losing effort. Henry Levy stopped 35 shots to get the win in between the pipes while Zach Hansen and Croix Kochendorfer teamed up to make 32 saves.

Janesville 3 @ Springfield 6 – Six different players from Springfield found the back of the net as the Jr. Blues doubled up the Janesville Jets 6-3. Cole Schneider and Hagen Moe each tallied a goal and an assist. Will Magnuson, Tristan Shewchuk and Carson Jones also scored for Springfield. Ethan Roberts made 47 saves and also scored his first goal as a Janesville pass was off the mark and slid into the empty net. Mack Keryluk, Robby Newton and William Gustavsson all scored goals for the Jets. Owen Millward took the loss as he made 25 saves.

Amarillo 0 @ Shreveport 4 – Devon Bobak notched his second shutout of the weekend as the Shreveport Mudbugs blanked the Amarillo Wranglers 4-0. Gunner Moore and Jake Mack tallied goals in the second period to get the Mudbugs ahead. John Hallard and Davis Goukler added on to the lead in the final 20 minutes for Shreveport. Connor Strobel was the given the loss for Amarillo, he made 28 saves.

El Paso 1 @ Odessa 2 – Noah Rupprecht was incredible as he allowed just a single goal on 47 shots as the Odessa Jackalopes edged the El Paso Rhinos 2-1. Conner Couet broke a scoreless tie 2:10 into the second period with his second goal of the year. Maksis Brimanis used his third goal of the year to tie the game up just three minutes later. Justin Hughes would score on the power play early in the third to give Odessa the lead again and it would stand as the game winning goal. Lassi Lehti took the loss in the net as he stopped 40 of 42 shots.

North Iowa 2 @ St. Cloud 3 (OT) – Ryan O’Neill’s ninth goal of the season gave the St. Cloud Norsemen a 3-2 overtime victory over the North Iowa Bulls. Dylan Gajewski gave North Iowa the lead early in the first period with his fifth goal of the season. It remained 1-0 until Kade Peterson scored just under seven minutes into the third period. Gajewski would once again give his team the lead with his second goal of the evening but Blake Perbix would score with 3:45 remaining to tie the game and force overtime. Nik Hong set up O’Neill for the winner as St. Cloud completed the sweep. Tomas Bolo was the winner in goal as he made 23 saves. Hunter Garvey was given the loss despite making 49 saves.

Minot 3 @ Bismarck 1 – Zach Sandy improved to 10-7 on the season as he made 31 saves in the Minotauros 3-1 win over the Bobcats. Cole Mickel and Braydon Beahm scored just 33 seconds apart in the first period to give Minot a quick 2-0 lead. Patrick Johnson would respond with a power play goal of his own to bring the Bobcats within one. Bismarck brought extra pressure in the third but Sandy made 12 saves in the final frame while Colby Joseph added an empty net goal to seal the win for Minot. Ben Behrens was the loser in net as he made 23 saves.

Lone Star 3 @ New Mexico 4 (SO) – A wild game ended with Joe Prouty scoring the game deciding goal in the shootout as the New Mexico Ice Wolves beat the Lone Star Brahmas 4-3. Jack Collins and Nicholas Niemo scored 21 seconds apart to give the Brahmas a 2-0 lead early in the second period. Then in the third, Grant Ellings and Aidan Emerson scored back to back goals to tie the game at two. Later in the period, with just 2:05 remaining, Jake Keller scored his third of the season to give the Ice Wolves their first lead of the game. That lead would not last long however as Niemo scored just 33 seconds later to force overtime. After a scoreless five minutes, the teams headed to a shootout with New Mexico winning the skills competition 2-1. Beni Halasz won his 11th game of the season by making 12 saves. Arthur Smith suffered the loss as he made 30 stops.

Anchorage 5 @ Kenai River 3 – Collin Pederson scored twice as the Anchorage Wolverines outlasted the Kenai River Brown Bears 5-3. Clay Allen added a goal and an assist while Danny Reis and Cameron Morris both scored for the Wolverines. Cole Dubicki was the catalyst for the Kenai River offense as he had a goal and two assists. Gramm McCormack and Caden Triggs visited the red light district as well for the Brown Bears. Shane Soderwall made 37 saves to grab the victory in goal while Tommy Aitken took the loss as her made 29 stops.

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