Rebels clinch playoff spot with win on Thursday
Jamestown 5 @ Maryland 3: The Jamestown Rebels won their 10th straight game and, in the process, clinched a spot in the 2022 Robertson Cup Playoffs thanks to a 5-3 win in Maryland on Thursday. The teams were even at 1-1 after one period as Elliott Lareau opened the scoring for Maryland, while John Lundy answered for Jamestown. In the 2nd period, the Rebels took a 3-1 lead with goals from Joshua Burke and Jak Vaarwerk. Before the period was over, the Black Bears pulled to within a goal as Conor Cole scored. Maryland tied the game early in the 3rd period as Lareau struck for his second of the game to make it 3-3. The Rebels netted the game-winner with 8:46 left as Tyler Stern netted his first NAHL goal. Kolby Amici added an empty-net goal to secure the win. Nolan Suggs made 29 saves in the win and Luca Di Pasquo made 24 saves in the loss.
MN Magicians 3 @ Anchorage 7: Aiden Westin had two goals and an assist and Cameron Morris had four points as the Wolverines moved closer to clinching a playoff spot in the Midwest thanks to a 7-3 win on Thursday. The Magicians struck first on a 1st period goal from Cam Boche, but the Wolverines would never trail after that as goals from Bohdan Panasenko, Drake Albers, and Collin Pederson would give the home side a 3-1 lead. In the 2nd period, the Magicians would net two more goals from Samuel Jacobs and Ben Anderson, but Anchorage countered with a pair of goals from Westin. In the 3rd period, the Wolverines put the game away with goals from Morris and Kory Diponio. Raythan Robbins made 29 saves in the win, while Josh Langford made 31 saves in the loss.