Saturday Scores: Titans widen lead in East with sweep
New Jersey 5 @ Maine 2 – The Titans extended their winning streak to five in a row and widened their lead in the East thanks to a 5-2 win on Saturday in a weekend sweep of the Nordiques. The Titans scored early and often, jumping out to a 4-0 lead in the 1st period with goals from Coleman Nee, Ryan Coughlin, Nick Ring, and Brendan Dumas. Maine got on the board in the 2nd period with a goal from Zach Whitehead. Dumas would add his second of the game in the 3rd period to make it 5-1. Tristan Fasig scored late for Maine to complete the 5-2 win. Andrew Takacs made 28 saves in the win, while Avery Sturtz stopped 14 of 18 and Gus Holt stopped 28 of 29 shots in the loss.
El Paso 3 @ New Mexico 6 – William Howard and Tony Leahy each had a goal and an assist as the New Mexico Ice Wolves doubled up the El Paso Rhinos by a score of 6-3. Mitchell Becker, Jake Keller, Blayde Porgreba and Evan Carroll all tickled the twine for the Ice Wolves in the victory. Jack Anderson had a goal and two helpers for the Rhinos while Jonathan Horn and Matt Johnson each tallied a goal and an assist. Beni Halasz grabbed the win in goal as he made 26 saves while Connor McDonough was given the loss despite making 43 saves.
North Iowa 1 @ Bismarck 5 – Michael Neumeier logged two goals and an assist as the Bismarck Bobcats finished off the sweep of the Bulls, winning 5-1 on Saturday night. Ben Troumbly had a goal and an assist while Jake Mclean and Eddie Shepler also scored for Bismarck. Oskar Spinnars Nordin had an impressive night as he made 32 of 33 saves. Michael Mesic netted the lone goal for North Iowa while Hunter Garvey made 31 saves in the loss.
Corpus Christi 6 @ Odessa 2 – Nathan Butler had two goals as the Corpus Christi IceRays swept the Odessa Jackalopes with a 6-2 win. After falling behind 2-0, Colby Seitz, Jack Wandmacher and Butler netted three goals in a span of 1:58 to give the IceRays the lead. Butler provided insurance midway through the third before Stepan Kuznetsov and Cole Helm added empty net goals. Mike Manzo and Rylan Yates potted goals for Odessa in the loss. Damon Beaver earned the win as he made 30 saves while William Proctor took the loss despite making 44 stops.
Anchorage 6 @ MN Wilderness 2 – Six different Wolverines found the back of the net as Anchorage swept Minnesota, 6-2. Cameron Morris, Hunter Schmitz and Colton Friesen all scored in the opening period to give Anchorage a big lead to play with. Jackson Reineke, Aiden Westin and Hunter Bischoff lit the lamp in the second period to boost the Wolverine lead to six. Gunnar Thoreson and Bryce Howard netted goals for the Wilderness in third period. Raythan Robbins stopped 35 shots to get the win in goal while Graham Burke and Jacob Zacharewicz combined to make 19 saves.
Fairbanks 4 @ Janesville 1 – The Ice Dogs won their 8th straight games as they swept the Janesville Jets with a 4-1 win on Saturday. Cameron Ricotta was the offensive star for the Ice Dogs, recording two goals and an assist. Owen Neuharth scored for Fairbanks early in the 1st period to start the scoring. Janesville evened up the score at 1-1 with a goal late in the 1st period from Cal Mell. The Ice Dogs took over the lead for good in the 2nd period with Ricotta’s first goal of the game. In the 3rd period, Ricotta added his second goal of the game and Camden Shasby also scored. Tyler Kristsov made 26 saves in the win, while Michael D’Orazio made 29 saves in the loss.
Johnstown 5 @ Maryland 2 – The Tomahawks earned a weekend split against the Black Bears thanks to a 5-2 win on Saturday. Salvatore Evola made 32 saves in the win. Johnstown jumped out to a 2-0 lead with 1st period goals from Jacob Badal and Frank Jenkins. Maryland got on the board in the 2nd period with a goal from Laker Aldridge to make it 2-1. The Tomahawks regained their two-goal edge later in the period with a goal from Zachary Stoner. In the 3rd period Sean Ramsay and Egan Schmitt scored for Johnstown to complete the scoring. Aden Bruich had the other goal for the Black Bears. Michael Morelli made 17 saves in the loss.
Northeast 2 @ Jamestown 1 – Oliver Drum made 34 saves to lead the Generals to a 2-1 win in Jamestown on Saturday, which earned them a series split. Kyle Schroeder scored both goals for the Generals, which included a goal early in the 2nd period and goal early in the 3rd period that made it 2-0. Jamestown scored their lone goal later in the 3rd period from Marcus Kivela Carlzon that made it a 2-1 final. Jon Howe made 34 saves in the loss.
Kenai River 2 @ Springfield 3 (OT) – Jonathan Panisa scored twice, included the overtime-winner as the Jr. Blues picked up a 3-2 overtime win and series win over the Brown Bears. The Brown Bears jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Gramm McCormack and Kevin Marx Noren. The Jr. Blues stormed back in the 3rd period with goals from Jack Boxer and Panisa to knot the game at 2-2. It took Panisa just :27 seconds to net the OT-winner. Aksel Reid made 27 saves in the win, while Bryant Marks made 25 saves in the loss.
Aberdeen 0 @ St. Cloud 4 – Norsemen goalie Ethan Dahlmeir stopped all 27 shots that came his way for his second shutout of the season as St. Cloud blanked Aberdeen, 4-0. The Norsemen opened the scoring with a 1st period goal from Kade Peterson. Brandon Lajoie then scored two straight goals to make it 3-0 early in the 3rd period and Blake Mesenburg added a late 3rd period power play goal to make it a 4-0 final score. Dominik Wasik made 37 saves in the win.
Chippewa 4 @ MN Magicians 1 – Ethan Benz scored two goals and Croix Kochendorfer made 38 saves to lead the Steel to a 4-1 road win in Richfield as they earned a weekend split with the Magicians. The Steel opened the scoring early in the 1st period with a goal from Jack Brown. The Magicians tied the game at 1-1 later in the period with a goal from Trevor Kukkonen. The Steel regained the lead later in the 2nd period with a power play goal from Joe Kelly. Benz then added two goals in the 3rd period to complete the scoring and win. Magicians goalie Henry Levy made 36 saves in the loss.
Lone Star 2 @ Amarillo 1 – Artur Turansky’s second period goal proved to be the difference as the Lone Star Brahmas edged the Amarillo Wranglers 2-1. Jack Collins got the first goal of the game on the power play as he was setup by Luke Beerman. Matej Palfy would tie the game in the second period with his second goal of thee season. Glebs Prohorenkovs and Kristaps Skrastins picked up the helpers. The tie wouldn’t last long as Turansky grabbed the game winner and Jan Skorpik shut down the Amarillo offense for the rest of the game. Skorpik would finish with 16 saves for the Brahmas while Max Gutjahr took the loss as he made 21 saves.
Austin 5 @ Minot 4 – Isaak Brassard scored with 43 seconds remaining in regulation to steal a win for the Austin Bruins over the Minot Minotauros. Jack Malinski got the Bruins on the board just 12 seconds into the action with Ocean Wallace adding to the lead late in the second. Dean Schwenninger and Huston Karpman scored in the first half of the third period to tie the game at two. Carson Riddle gave Austin the lead again but Minot countered with goals by Schwenninger and Braden Panzer. Nakodan Greyeyes scored his first goal of the season to tie the game with 1:56 remaining before Brassard scored the dagger. Hudson Hodges needed to make just nine saves to win the game for the Bruins while Carter Clafton turned aside 23 shots.