Saturday Scores: Titans stay hot with road sweep
New Jersey 2 @ Northeast 1 (OT) – Zakari Brice had another solid outing in goal as he made 28 saves to help the Titans to a 2-1 overtime win, completing a weekend road sweep of the Generals. There was no scoring until the 3rd period as Ben Muthersbaugh scored first for New Jersey with Sixten Jennersjo answering for the Generals. In the overtime, Titans defenseman Owen Luik would score his first goal of the season just :31 seconds into extra time to net the game-winner for New Jersey’s fourth straight win. Generals goalie Toby Hopp made 30 saves in the loss.
Anchorage 1 @ Kenai River 2 (OT) – The Brown Bears picked up a weekend home sweep of the Wolverines thanks to a 2-1 win on Saturday. Anchorage jumped ahead early in the 1st period with a power play goal from Trent Powell. The Brown Bears toed the game in the 3rd period with a goal from Casper Conradsson Kelvgaard. Just :13 seconds into overtime, Caleb Huffman would net the game-winner. Bryant Marks made 28 saves in the win, while Eino Rissanen made 37 saves in the loss, which was his NAHL debut.
Philadelphia 7 @ Danbury 1 – Seven different players scored and goalie Jakub Krbecek made 31 saves to lead the Rebels to a 7-1 win on Saturday and complete a weekend road sweep in Danbury. The Rebels opened up a 4-0 lead in the 1st period and never looked back thanks to goals from Maxwell Marquette, Tyler Stern, David Deputy, and Dominic Foglia. Danbury would net the only goal from the 2nd period thanks to Ryan Johnson’s sixth of the season. Philadelphia would go on to score three more goals in the 3rd period as Connor Sedlak, Oliver Band, and Dylan Blue all found the back of the net.
El Paso 1 @ Amarillo 4 – The Wranglers got 19 saves from Luca Ganz and got goals from four different players as they won their third straight game in a 4-1 win over the Rhinos, which completed a weekend sweep. Amarillo jumped ahead 2-1 in the 1st period with CJ Zezima and Roman Zap scoring for the Wranglers and Tristan Kimmen scoring for the Rhinos. In the 3rd period, the Wranglers put the game away with goals from Chase Davis and Ryan Gungher. El Paso goalie Nolan Suggs made 39 saves in the loss.
Janesville 0 Wisconsin 3 – For a second straight night, Windigo goalie Gavin Moffatt was on fire as he stopped all 28 shots that came his way for his first shutout of the season as the Windigo blanked the Jets on Saturday 3-0 to complete a weekend sweep. After a scoreless 1st period, the Windigo took a 1-0 lead in the 2nd period with a goal from Connor Mahony. Chris Kernan and Mahony would then add goals in the 3rd period to secure the win and sweep. Jets goalie Selby Warren made 22 saves in the loss.
Minot 4 @ St. Cloud 3 – Four different players scored to lead the Minotauros to a 4-3 win in St. Cloud, completing a weekend road sweep. Minot jumped ahead 2-0 with goals from Max Martin and Colby Joseph. The Norsemen closed the gap to 2-1 at the end of two periods with a goal from Tyler Dysart. In the 3rd period, the Minotauros found the back of the net two more times with goals from Cameron Bullinger and Tory Lund, while Broten Sabo and Blake Perbix scored for St. Cloud. Dane Couture made 31 saves in the win, while Tomas Bolo made 19 saves in the loss.
Bismarck 8 @ North Iowa 1 – Adam Pietila and Calvin Hanson each scored twice to lead the Bobcats to a convincing 8-1 win in Mason City on Saturday, earning a series split with the Bulls. It was the Bulls who took an early 1-0 lead thanks to a 1st period power play goal from Max Scott. After that, it was all Bobcats as the jumped ahead 3-1 in the 2nd period with goals from Hanson, Brandon Reller, and Vertti Jantunen. Bismarck put the game on ice with five more goals in the 3rd period, including two from Pietila, one more from Hanson, and others from Alexander Palchik and Erik Atchison. Linards Lipskis made 27 saves in the win, while Mitch Day made 22 saves in the loss.
Minnesota 2 @ Chippewa 5 – The Steel got two goals from Peyton Platter as they earned a series spit with the Wilderness thanks to a 5-2 win on Saturday. The Steel opened the scoring in the 1st period with a goal from Parker Gnos. The Wilderness responded with a power play goal later in the period from Ren Morque to make it 1-1. In the 3rd period, the Steel put the game away with four goals, including two from Platter and others from Noah Grolnic and Matthew Brille. Morque would add his second of the game for the Wilderness in the 3rd period. Carter Wishart made 26 saves in the win, while Isak Posch made 37 saves in the loss.
Maryland 3 @ Johnstown 4 (OT) – The Tomahawks snapped the Black Bears winning streak as an overtime goal from David Matousek with :27 seconds left in the extra frame gave Johnstown a 4-3 win over Maryland. Each team scored once in each period as the game was even throughout as Zachary Aben scored twice for Johnstown and Will Lawrence also added a goal. Birch Gorman, Brad McNeil, and Branden Piku had the goals for the Black Bears. Alec Rajalin-Scharp made 35 saves in the win, while William Hakansson made 21 saves in the loss.
Springfield 3 @ Fairbanks 2 (OT) – The Jr. Blues came from behind to beat the Ice Dogs in overtime, 3-2 and earn a weekend split. The Ice Dogs came out on fire, taking a 2-0 lead in the 1st period with goals from Cameron Ricotta and Justin Biraben. The Jr. Blues stormed back in the 2nd period with goals from James Callahan and Hayden Riva to tie the game at 2-2. 1:26 into overtime, Jake Peterson would net the game-winner. Carson Dorfman made 18 saves in the win, while Kayden Hargraves made 25 saves in the loss.
Corpus Christi 6 @ New Mexico 4 – Six different players scored for the IceRays as they came from behind to beat the Ice Wolves, 6-4 to earn a weekend split. Goals from Jack Dalton and Sully Scholle gave New Mexico a 2-0 lead after one period. The IceRays would then respond with three goals in the 2nd period from Jack Wandmacher, Stepan Kuznetsov, and Dylan Contreras, and then three more in the 3rd period from Hans Martin Ulvebne, Michael Casey, and Anthony Cafarelli to earn the win. Yusaku Ando and William Howard had the other goals for the Ice Wolves. Lukas Malant made 40 saves in the his first NAHL win, while William Craig made 20 saves in the loss.