Saturday Scores: Titans, Ice Dogs first to 20 wins
New Jersey 6 @ Johnstown 5 – The New Jersey Titans won a roller coaster affair with the Johnstown Tomahawks by a score of 6-5. After the Tomahawks went up 3-0 on goals by Jacob Badal, Dustin Geregach and Braedon Ford, the Titans responded with four goals of their own to take a 4-3 lead just five minutes into the middle frame. Chris Carroll, David Posma, Anthony Calafiore and Stephen Willey all go on the scoresheet for New Jersey. Johnstown would retake the lead after goals by Zachary Murray and Stephen Kyrkostas but it would Michael Young and Marcus Sang getting the last laugh for New Jersey as they scored just 1:21 apart give the Titans the lead for good. Andrew Takacs got the win in goals as he made 19 saves. Salvatore Evola was given the loss as he made 27 stops.
Shreveport 3 @ El Paso 2 (SO) – Austin Brimmer scored his the fourth round of the shootout to give the Shreveport Mudbugs a 3-2 win over the El Paso Rhinos. Garrett Steele registered both of the Mudbugs goals including thee game tying goal with just 1:42 left in third period. Graham Harris and Jonathan Horn were the goal scorers for El Paso, who never trailed in the game until the end. Devon Bobak continued his hot streak as he made 33 saves on 35 shots. Lassi Lethi stood on his head, making 43 stops on 45 opportunities.
Maryland 3 @ Danbury 1 – Michael Morelli was nearly perfect as he stopped 33 of 34 shots as the Maryland Black Bears picked up the sweep of the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks. Jacob Brockman and Kevin Scott lit the lamp in the first to give Maryland an early cushion. Vlad Polegoshko added to the lead midway through the game to make it 3-0 in favor of the Black Bears. Ryan Johnson netted the only goal for Danbury but that’s as close as they would get. Adam Johnson was dealt the loss as he made 32 saves.
Fairbanks 3 @ Chippewa 0 – Tyler Krivtsov stopped all 18 shots he faced as the Fairbanks Ice Dogs blanked the Chippewa Steel 3-0. Jack Ring netted a shorthanded tally to break the ice Love Bergall netted a power play tally just as time expired in the second period. Dakota MacIntosh chipped in an empty net goal to put the nail in the coffin. Croix Kochendorfer allowed just 2 goals on 28 Fairbanks opportunities.
Bismarck 2 @ Austin 3 –.A pair of goals in the final period lifted the Austin Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Bismarck Bobcats. Ocean Wallace got Austin on the board first late in the first period but Patrick Johnson and Eddie Shepler each netted second period goals to put Bismarck out in front. Matys Brassard scoring in the opening minute of the third period to tie the game up at two and then it was Jens Richards and his 13th goal of the year that put the Bruins ahead for good. Klayton Knapp made 27 saves in the win for Austin while Oskar Spinnars Nordin took the loss after making 28 saves.
MN Wilderness 0 @ St. Cloud 5 – Tomas Bolo stopped all 23 shots he faced to pick up his second shutout of the season as the St. Cloud Norseman beat the Minnesota Wilderness 5-0. Ryan O’Neill, Nik Hong and Sam Duerr each notched a goal and an assist in the victory while Blake Perbix and Peyton Hanson also scored for St. Cloud. Jacob Zacharewicz stopped 19 shots in the loss for the Wilderness.
New Mexico 2 @ Odessa 3 (SO) – Nick Ahern scored the only goal in the shootout as the Odessa Jackalopes outlasted the New Mexico Ice Wolves 3-2. Tanyon Bajzer and Rylan Yates scored of Odessa in regulation. Dillan Bentley and Jake Keller tickled the twine for New Mexcio. William Proctor made 45 save in the win and denied all three shooters in the skills competition. Beni Halasz stopped 35 shots for New Mexico in the loss.
Wichita Falls 1 @ Lone Star 3 – The Lone Star Brahmas finished off a sweep of the Wichita Falls Warriors as Lone Star took home a win on Saturday night. Nicholas Niemo got the Brahmas out in front in the first period. It would remain 1-0 into the third and that’s when Ryan Robinson netted his 15th goal of the season to tie things up atone. Dylan Smith connected on the power play to give Lone Star the lead again and Frankie Ireland put the nail in the coffin in the final seconds. Arthur Smith needed just 18 saves to earn the win in net while Brandon Milberg took the loss as he made 29 stops.
Minot 5 @ Aberdeen 4 (SO) – Blake Arneson scored with 5 seconds remaining in regulation as the Minot Minotauros went on to win the game in a shootout, 5-4, over the Aberdeen Wings. Huston Karpman had the game deciding goal in the shootout and finished the night with a goal and two assists. Connor McGrath had a goal and an assist while Braydon Beam also scored for Minot. Cade Neilson had a goal and two assists to lead the Wings. Ronan Walsh chipped in a pair of goals as well for Aberdeen while Hugo Allais also netted a goal. Carter Clafton got the win in relief as he made 29 saves. Jack Wieneke stopped 24 shots in the loss.
Jamestown 3 @ Maine 4 – The Maine Nordiques overcame a 3-1 deficit to defeat the Jamestown Rebesl 4-3 on Saturday night. Joseph Calvarino, Coby Webere and Conor Sedlak scored just under six and a half minutes apart to give Jamestown a two goal lead after Tristan Fasig opened the scoring for the Nordiques. Reese Farrell and Tyler Gaulin would score in the second period to tie the game at three heading into the final period. Just over 12 minutes into the third, Nicholas Bernardo capitalized on a power play to give Maine the lead for good. Avery Sturtz got the win in goal as he stopped all 27 shots he faced in relief. Jon Howe took the loss for Jamestown, he made 24 saves.
Springfield 6 @ North Iowa 3 – Six different Jr. Blues got on the scoresheet as Springfield took care of North Iowas by a score of 6-3. Issac Novak, Hagen Moe and Zach Bade all had a goal and an assist for Springfield. Jack Boxer, Fisher Scott and Isaac Keller hall wound the back of the net for the Jr. Blues. Byron Hartley had a goal and an assist for North Iowa while Dylan Gajewski and Carter Rapalje got on the scoresheet for the Bulls. Ethan Roberts picked up the win in goal as he made 24 saves in the win. Hunter Garvey stopped 20 shots in the loss for North Iowa.
Kenai River 4 @ Anchorage 5 (OT) – Talon Sigurdson’s third goal of the game was the difference as the Wolverines dropped the Brown Bears 5-4 in overtime on Saturday night. With the three tallies, Sigurdson now leads the lead with 23 goals in 26 games. Campbell Cichosz had a goal and three helpers for Anchorage while Gage Brown also scored for the home squad. Gramm McCormack potted a pair of goals and two assists in the loss. Cole Dubicki had three assists and Bryce Monrean had a goal and an assist of his own. Kadeen Hjelm also got on the scoresheet for Kenai River. Shane Soderwall needed just 16 saves to earn the win in between the pipes while Bryant Marks made 31 stops in the loss.