Saturday Scores: New Mexico, Maine, Austin extend streaks
Shreveport 1 @ New Mexico 2 (SO) - Yusaku Ando had the game deciding goal in the shootout as the New Mexico Ice Wolves swept the weekend series with the Shreveport Mudbugs winning on Saturday night by a score of 2-1. The game was scoreless for most of the evening, then at the 3:20 mark of the final frame Kason Muscutt notched his second goal of the season to give Shreveport the first lead of the night. Then with under five to play Hunter Hastings corralled a pass from Sully Scholle and buried the game tying goal to force overtime and the eventual shootout. William Craig was sensational all night long as he made 38 saves in 65 minutes of action. Tommy Aitken suffered the loss in the blue paint, he made 29 stops.
Maine 6 @ Philadelphia 3 - The Maine Nordiques swept the Philadelphia Rebels after taking a 6-3 win on Saturday night. Maine got ahead 2-0 in the first period with Oliver Genest (7:23) and Patrick Schmiedlin (7:34) scoring. In the second period, Luke DeVires (1:13) netted a goal getting the Rebels on the scoresheet, 2-1. The Nordiques then added back- to back goals with Henrick Hallberg (2:02) and Sterling Wolters (6:45) making the score 4-1. Soon after, the Rebels scored again with Max Hamstad (7:06) to end the period, 4-2. Maine opened up the third with a goal from Oliver Genest (5:27), 5-2. Matt Lewis (8:09) scored the final goal for the Rebels making the score 5-3. With under a minute the Nordiques scored with Henrik Hallberg (19:05) for a 6-3 final.
Danbury 2 @ New Jersey 5 - The New Jersey Titans took a 5-2 win over the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks to complete the weekend sweep. The game was tied 1-1 after the first period as Marcus Sang (7:51) scored for New Jersey and Nash Jacobsma (10:48) for Danbury. IN the second period, the Titans got ahead with back-to-back goals from Anthony Calafiore (1:17 and 1:47) for a 3-1 score. The Hat Tricks netted a goal to get back within one as Nash Jacobsma (5:14) scored his second of the night, 3-2. In the third the Titans took hold of the game as they scored two goals, including an empty net goal as Joe Harney (5:19) and Marcus Sang (16:07) sealed the win, 5-2. Titans netminder Jacob Torgner took the win in net stopping 19 of 21 shots.
Austin 3 @ Minot 0 - The Austin Bruins will be leaving Minot with sole possession of first place after they blanked the Minotauros 3-0 on Saturday night. Josh Giuliani opened the scoring on the power play in the final couple of minutes in the opening frame. No scoring until six minutes into the third period, that’s when James Goffredo put home his sixth of the year, another power play tally. Austin Salani sealed the sweep with an empty net goal. Trent Wiemken was busy all night long but he picked up his first shutout of the season by stopping all 42 shots he faced. Dane Couture took the loss for Minot, he stopped 25 of 27 shots.
Corpus Christi 5 @ El Paso 6 (OT) - Bo Cosman scored the game winning goal in overtime as the El Paso Rhinos completed the series sweep of the Corpus Christi IceRays, winning on Saturday night by a final score of 6-5. El Paso jumped out to a 2-0 lead just three minutes into the action with goals from Frank Tafelski and AJ Reed. Corpus Christi responded with three goals of their own. Stepan Kuznetsov, Peteris Purmalis, and Frank Jenkins all lit the lamp. Kolby Amici struck shorthanded to tie the game at three apiece. Leonhard Korus put the IceRays back on top with a power play goal to give them a 4-3 lead after 40 minutes. It was the Rhinos taking the advantage back with goals from Jacob Roberson and Reed just 90 seconds apart early in the third but Blake Lewis scored another IceRays power play goal to tie the game and force overtime. Cosman picked up his second overtime winning goal of the season against the IceRays, it was his fourth goal of the year. Nolan Suggs finished the night with 38 saves to grab his second win in as many nights. Lukas Malant stopped 41 shots for Corpus Christi.
Johnstown 3 @ Northeast 7 - The Northeast Generals split the weekend series with the Johnstown Tomahawks picking up a 7-3 win. Early in the opening frame, David Matousek (3:07) scored to get the Tomahawks the lead 1-0. The Generals answered back to take the lead with Jake LaRusso (15:02) and David Andreychuk (19:48) both scoring. In the second, Johnstown got on the scoresheet again with Zachary Aben (2:06) for a 2-2 score. Northeast went back on the attack, adding another set of back-to-back goals with Paul Minnehan (9:54) and Ryan Schelling (19:37) for a 4-2 score. In the third, Jake LaRusso (6:17) added his second goal of the game to get the Generals ahead 5-2. James Barbour (10:15) found the back of the net to get the Tomahawks on the board again, 5-3. The Generals took back the momentum adding two more goals as Jake LaRusso (16:29) scored his third of the night and Ryan Schelling (19:37) scored his second of the game for a 7-3 final score. Northeast netminder Toby Hopp picked up the win after stopping 38 shots.
Janesville 2 @ Springfield 4 - The Springfield Jr. Blues split wins with the Janesville Jets after taking a 4-2 win. It was all Springfield in the first period as they took a 2-0 lead with Edvards Bergamins (12:02) and Cole Lonsdale (17:48) scoring. In the second, Nikita Nikora (4:33) added to the Jr. Blues lead, 3-0. The Jets answered back as they netted two goals to end the period, 3-2, with Jimmy Doyle (12:21) and Gustav Portillo (17:13) scoring. In the third, Tyler Borgula (17:57) netted the final goal of the night for the Jr. Blues for a 4-2 final.
Bismarck 3 @ St. Cloud 1 - The Bismarck Bobcats picked up a 3-1 win over the St. Cloud Norsemen to take one win in the weekend set. The Bobcats got ahead in the first period 1-0 after a goal from Evan Hunter (15:59) and Patrick Johnson (17:25). In the second period, St. Cloud got on the board with a goal from Jeremiah Konkel (7:33). Late in the third, the Bobcats capitalized on an empty net with Adam Pietila (19:38) for a 3-1 final. CJ Kier was near perfect in net stopping 32 shots in the win.
Wisconsin 6 @ Chippewa 3 - The Wisconsin Windigo split the weekend series with the New Ulm Steel in a 6-3 final score. The Windigo scored three unanswered goals in the first period with Tyler Grahme (2:37), Will Schumacher (8:23) and Luke Levandowski (11:57). The Steel got on the board later in the period as J.J. Grainda (15:18) found the back of the net for a 3-1 score. In the second, the Steel got within a goal as Grainda (4:21) netted his second of the contest. Wisconsin went back on the attack as Luke Levandowski (11:54) scored his second and Paul Huglen (17:19) made the score 5-2. In the third period, Ryan Remick (16:58) added a late goal for the Steel, but Cameron Boche (18:58) capitalized on an empty net for the 6-3 final score.
Aberdeen 6 @ North Iowa 3 - Kyle Contessa potted a pair of goals as the Aberdeen Wings doubled up the North Iowa Bulls by a score of 6-3. Ronan Flash and Dylan Wegner each had a goal and an assist for Aberdeen while Bennett Koupal and Alexander Gullichsen also lit the lamp for the Wings. Cole Moore scored the win in goal for Aberdeen as he made 27 saves. Blake Ulve, Justin Mexico and Eli Miller were the goal scorers for the Bulls while Erik Chaffe stopped 24 of 29 shots.
Fairbanks 5 @ Anchorage 4 (SO) - It was another back-and-forth affair between Fairbanks and Anchorage, this time it was the Ice Dogs grabbing the extra point in the shootout by a final score of 5-4. Cameron Ricotta scored the games first goal but the lead was short lived as Anchorage put home back to back goal to take the lead, Wilson Dalheimer and Cameron Morris with the goals. Billy Renfrew tied the game with another Ice Dogs power play goal, his eighth of the season. Justin Biraben and Fedya Nikolayenya traded goals in the second to give us a 3-3 score after 40 minutes. Clay Allen and McCabe Dvorak swapped goals in the third to force extra time. Ricotta’s goal in the fifth round of the shootout was the difference as both teams picked up three points on the weekend. Kayden Hargraves out dueled Shane Soderwall as Hargraves stopped 42 of 46 chances while Soderwall made 26 saves for Anchorage.
Minnesota 2 @ Kenai River 1 - The Minnesota Wilderness got 37 saves from Isak Posch as they edged the Kenai River Brown Bears 2-1 on Saturday night. Michael Quinn got Minnesota on the board first with a power play tally, his third of the season. Bryce Monrean tied things up with a power play goal of his own in the second period but the Wilderness came right back as Oliver Stumpel’s fourth of the year proved to be the game winner. Bryant Marks was saddled with the loss for Kenai River, he made 16 saves.