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Wolverines advance to title game; Titans force Game 3 with OT win

May 22, 2022

Tommy Bannister had both regulation goals for New Jersey in a 3-2 overtime win over New Mexico on Saturday night to force a Game 3 on Sunday at 6pm.

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Robertson Cup Semi-Final #1, Game 2: Anchorage 6 vs. St. Cloud 2 (Anchorage wins series, 2-0) – Anchorage forward Hunter Bischoff had two goals and goalie Raythan Robbins made 34 saves as the Wolverines advanced to the Robertson Cup Championship Game with a 6-2 win in Game 2 of the Semi-Finals against St. Cloud, which completed a two-game sweep of the series. Anchorage was propelled by the three-goal 1st period as they jumped out to a 3-1 lead with goals from Bischoff, Colton Friesen, and Talon Sigurdson. Brandon Lajoie had the lone goal for the Norsemen in the opening frame. In the 2nd period, the Norsemen cut the lead down to 3-2 thanks to a goal from Broten Sabo. After fending off the Norsemen the first half of the final period, the Wolverines put the game on ice thanks to a goal from defenseman Campbell Cichosz and empty-net goals from Bischoff and Jackson Krock. Norsemen goalie Tomas Bolo made 20 saves in the losing effort as St. Cloud’s season ended.

 Robertson Cup Semi-Final #2, Game 2: New Jersey 3 vs. New Mexico 2 (OT) (Series tied, 1-1) – New Jersey Titans forward Levente Keresztes scored with 3:50 to go in overtime to give the Titans a 3-2 win as they staved off elimination and forced a Game 3 in their best of three Semi-Final series against the New Mexico Ice Wolves. After a scoreless 1st period, the Titans were first to get on the board as Tommy Bannister scored a power play goal off a scramble in front to make it 1-0. The Ice Wolves responded later in the period as Sully Scholle got a pass in the low slot and fired home a shot for his 7th goal of the playoffs. New Jersey regained the lead early in the 3rd period as Bannister struck again with a laser of a snap shot, that eluded New Mexico goalie Beni Halasz over the blocker glove. Midway through the period, Grant Ellings scored his first of the playoffs as he streaked in down the right side and fired a pass over the shoulder of Titans goalie Andrew Takacs to tie the game at 2-2. After several chances in OT, the Titans found the game-winner off the stick of Keresztes, who got free next to the net and slipped a shot underneath Halasz for the Game 2 win. Takacs made 36 saves in the win, while Halasz also made 36 saves in the loss. Game 3 in Sunday, May 22 at 6pm.

The 2022 North American Hockey League (NAHL) Robertson Cup National Championship, continues on Sunday, May 22nd with Game 3 of the Semi-Finals between New Jersey and New Mexico at 6pm at Fogerty Arena in Blaine, Minnesota. The Anchorage Wolverines have advanced to Tuesday's Championship Game. The event runs from May 20-24.

For more information on the Robertson Cup Championship Tournament, including schedule, scout information, ticket information, hotels, rental cars and other event information, visit http://nahl.com/robertson-cup/

All 2022 NAHL Robertson Cup Playoff games can be viewed live and in HD on HockeyTV.

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2022 NAHL Robertson Cup Remaining Schedule (all times central)

Sunday, May 22, Game 3: #3 New Mexico vs. #2 New Jersey, 6:00pm

Monday, May 23: Off Day

Tuesday, May 24: Robertson Cup National Championship Game, Anchorage Wolverines vs. New Jersey/New Mexico winner, 7:00pm

Overtime Procedure: During the all Robertson Cup Championship games, if the score is tied after three periods of play the following overtime procedure shall take place. Teams shall return to their dressing room and the ice shall be resurfaced. A fifteen-minute intermission shall take place. A twenty-minute, sudden death, overtime period shall be played with five skaters a side. The game shall terminate upon a goal being scored and the Club scoring declared the winner. If no goal is scored, the same procedure as above shall be repeated until a winner has been determined.

 
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