Saturday Scores: Jackalopes sweep to win 5th straight
Corpus Christi 2 @ Odessa 3 – Gergely Orosz made 31 saves and defenseman Jackson Hay’s first goal of the year ended up as the game-winner as the Jackalopes won their 5th straight game thanks to a 3-2 win on Saturday, which completed a weekend sweep of the IceRays. The IceRays grabbed an early 1-0 lead thanks to a 1st period goal from Jack Wandmacher. In the 2nd period, Odessa took a 2-1 lead with goals from Ryan Mansfield and Ryan Kelly. In the 3rd period, Corpus Christi tied the game at 2-2 with a goal from Frank Jenkins. Hay potted the game-winner just :50 seconds into OT. Thomas Kiesewetter made 42 saves in the loss.
Minot 1 @ St. Cloud 5 - A two goal night from Kade Peterson helped the St. Cloud Norsemen finish off the sweep of the Minot Minotauros as the Norsemen took home a 5-1 victory. Broten Sabo had three assists on the night while Nik Hong scored a goal and added one assist. Jeremiah Konkel and Blake Perbix also found the back of the net for St. Cloud. Chase LaPinta provided the lone goal for Minot. Ethan Dahlmeir got the win in goal making 20 saves. Noah Rupprecht suffered the loss as he made 26 saves.
Austin 0 @ Aberdeen 3 – Wings goalie Cole Moore stopped all 27 shots that came his way for his first shutout of the season as the Wings capped off a weekend home sweep of the Bruins thanks to a 3-0 win on Saturday. Nikolai Tishkevich and Devon Carlstrom scored in the 2nd period for the Wings and Logan Gravink added an empty-net goal in the 3rd period. Bruins goalie Ethan Robertson made 28 saves in the loss.
Lone Star 4 @ El Paso 1 – Will Laychur scored twice and William Gramme made 18 saves as the Brahmas widened their lead in the South thanks to a 4-1 win and weekend road sweep of the Rhinos. After a scoreless 1st period, all the scoring came in the 2nd period as Laychur scored twice and Jacob MacDonald and Ryan Prewitt also scored for Lone Star. Tristian Kimmen had the lone goal for El Paso. Rhinos goalie CJ Kier took the loss with 10 saves.
Shreveport 4 @ Amarillo 5 – Chase Davis had a goal and three assists to lead the Wranglers to a 5-4 win over the visiting Mudbugs, which earned a weekend split. Shreveport led 2-0 with goals from Eric Vitale and Nick Marino. Amarillo would then score four straight to make it 4-2 as Kyle DeMarco, Jack McDonald, Ryan Gingher, and Jack Ivey all lit the lamp. Shreveport would tie the game with goals from Drake Morse and Ryan Burke. The game-winner came off the stick of Davis on the power play with under three minutes left in the game.
Kenai River 3 @ Anchorage 11 – Trent Powell and Jackson Reineke each scored twice as the Wolverines erupted for 11 goals in an 11-3 win over the Brown Bears on Saturday. The game was tied 3-3 early in the 2nd period as Caleb Huffman had two goals and Bryce Monrean scored for Kenai River, while Powell, Kade Shea, and Fedya Nikolayenya scored for the Wolverines. Anchorage then scored eight straight as Reineke scored twice, Powell added his second and other goals coming from Aiden Westin, Hayden Hennen, Layten Liffrig, Danny Reis, and Logan Lyke scored. Shane Soderwall made 21 saves in the win.
Northeast 4 @ New Jersey 6 - Ryan Novo had two goals and an assist to lead the New Jersey Titans to a 6-4 win over the Northeast Generals. Reece Brednich scored two goals of his own for New Jersey. Ben Muthersbaugh contributed a goal and an assist while Anthony Calafiore also lit the lamp for the Titans. Andrew DellaDonna notched two goals for the Generals. Paul Minnehan and David Andreychuk each picked up a goal and a helper. Zakari Brice grabbed the win in goal by making 24 saves. Cullen DeYoung was given the loss despite making 40 stops.
Maine 2 @ Johnstown 5 - Johnny Ulicny and Anthony Galante each potted a pair of goals as the Johnstown Tomahawks defeated the Maine Nordiques 5-2 on Saturday night. James Barbour also got on the scoresheet for the Tomahawks as he grabbed a goal and an assist. Adam Johnson denied 33 of 35 shots to earn the win in net. Kellen Murphy and Sterling Wolters scored for Maine in the loss. Kael Depape stopped 37 shots for the Nordiques.
Philadelphia 4 @ Maryland 5 (OT) - Branden Piku’s second goal of the night helped the Maryland Black Bears end their longest losing streak of the season as they came from behind to beat the Rebels 5-4 in overtime. Piku had two goals and two assists on the night. Gunnar VanDamme tied the game late with his first goal of the season and had an assist as well. Brad McNeil also had a goal and an assist while Brayden Stannard also had a goal for Maryland. Max Hamstad led the Philadelphia offense with two goals and an assist. David Deputy had a goal and three helpers while Charles Panchisin had a goal and two assists. Jack Wieneke made 18 saves to secure the win in goal. Jakub Krbecek made 42 saves before being injured in the overtime to be replaced by Pete Dunckel who took the loss in the extra frame.
Springfield 1 @ Wisconsin 4 - A three goal outburst in the third period helped the Wisconsin Windigo secure a weekend split. Benjamin Anderson had two goals on the night while Samuel Jacobs had a goal and two helpers. Danill Dolzhenko also scored for the Windigo. Tyler Borgula had the only goal for the Jr. Blues. Gavin Moffatt got back into the win column as he made 18 saves while Carson Dorfman was given the loss, he made 21 stops.
Minnesota 4 @ Janesville 0 - Konrad Kausch turned aside all 30 shots he faced as the Minnesota Wilderness blanked the Janesville Jets 4-0. Kevin Marx Noren registered two goals for the Wilderness. Charlie Erickson and Eddie Shepler both picked up goals as well for Minnesota. Selby Warren took the loss in goal for Janesville as he made 22 saves for the Jets.