Brown Bears, Minotauros win on Sunday
Kenai River 3 @ Springfield 1 – Nils Wallstrom made 42 saves as the Brown Bears widened their lead atop the Midwest Division thanks to a 3-1 win on Sunday in Springfield, which completed a three-game weekend sweep of the Jr. Blues. Springfield scored first early in the 2nd period as Nikita Nikora scored to make it 1-0. The Brown Bears equalized later in the period as Bryce Monrean scored his 4th of the season to knot the game at 1-1. The Brown Bears took the lead for good as a power play goal late in the 2nd period from Noah Holt made it 2-1. Nick Stevens would add an empty-net goal late in the 3rd period to make it a 3-1 final. Jr. Blues goalie Aksel Reid made 39 saves in the loss.
St. Cloud 1 @ Minot 3 – Minot goalie Lawton Zacher made 35 saves to lead the Minotauros to a 3-1 win on Sunday. Minot took a 1-0 lead on a 1st period goal from Cooper Rice. In the 3rd period, the lead increased to 2-0 as Braden Fischer netted his 2nd goal of the season. St. Cloud made 2-1 late in the 3rd period on a power play goal from Kade Peterson, but an empty-net goal from Chase LaPinta secured the 3-1 win for Minot. St. Cloud goalie Ethan Dahlmeir made 30 saves in the loss.