Odessa and St. Cloud win on Thursday
Odessa 7 @ Corpus Christi 3 – Jackalopes forward Tanyon Bajzer had two goals and an assist as Odessa picked up a 7-3 road win in Corpus Christi on Thursday. The IceRays jumped out to a 2-0 lead with goals from Anthony Cafarelli and Logan Neilson. Odessa responded with three straight goals, including two from Bajzer and one from Emerson Goode to take a 3-2 lead. Late in the 2nd period the IceRays tied the game at 3-3 with a goal from Stepan Kuznetsov. After that, it was all Jackalopes, who scored four unanswered goals to win 7-3, as goals came from Brendan Finn, Marc Fletemeyer, Ryan Kelly and William Marshall. Gergely Orosz made 41 saves in the win, while Thomas Kiesewetter made 33 saves in the loss.
St. Cloud 9 @ Minot 2 – St. Cloud forward Andrew Clarke recorded his first career NAHL hat-trick as the Norsemen erupted for nine goals in a 9-2 win in Minot on Thursday. Clarke opened the scoring in the 1st period along with a goal from Duke Kiffin to put St. Cloud ahead 2-1 after one period with Chase LaPinta scoring for Minot. After that, it was all Norsemen, which included two more goals from Clarke and others from Blake Perbix, Owen Hendrickson, Otto Humble, Hunter Hanson, and Charlie Wind. Justin Dauphinais had the other goal for the Minotauros. Ethan Dahlmeir made 31 saves in the win.