Saturday Scores: Warriors, Ice Dogs continue unbeaten streaks
Oklahoma 6 @ Shreveport 3 – The Warriors completed a weekend road sweep of the Mudbugs thanks to a 6-3 win on Friday as Blaise Miller had two goals and an assist. Things looked good for the Mudbugs early as they led 3-0 after the opening 20 minutes thanks to goals from Garrett Steele, Drake Morse, and Sutton Murray. The Warriors turned the tables in the 2nd period, exploding for five goals as Max Dronen, William Ahlrik, William Lawson-Body, Drew Sutton, and Miller all lit the lamp. Miller added his second goal of the game in the 3rd period to secure the 6-3 win. Cameron Korpi made 32 saves in the win, while Tommy Aitken made 20 saves in the loss.
Kenai River 2 @ Fairbanks 3 – Kayden Hargraves made 33 saves to lead the Ice Dogs to a 3-2 win over the Brown Bears, which completed a weekend home sweep and increased the Ice Dogs lead in the division to five points. Fairbanks jumped out to a 2-0 lead with goals in the 1st period from Justin Biraben and Brady Welsch. Kenai River cut the lead down to 2-1 with a 2nd period goal from Ben Monson. In the 3rd period, a power play goal from Billy Renfrew proved to be the game-winner. Owen Hanson had the other goal for Kenai River. Brown Bears goalie Nils Wallstrom made 25 saves in the loss.
Maryland 6 @ Danbury 0 – The Black Bears got two goals from Brad McNeil and a 20-save shutout from Jack Wieneke in a 6-0 win on Saturday, which completed a weekend sweep. Adam Schankula opened the scoring in the 1st period. McNeil, Branden Piku, and Trayce Johnson added 2nd period goals, and McNeil and Samuel Stitz scored in the 3rd period. Danbury goalie Patriks Berzins took the loss with 17 saves.
Maine 3 @ Johnstown 4 – Tyler DesRochers scored twice to lead the Tomahawks to a 4-3 win over the Nordiques, which completed a weekend sweep. The teams were tied at 2-2 after two periods with Ryan Vellucci and Drake Albers scoring for Johnstown and Aidan Coupe and Jonny Meiers answering for Maine. In the 3rd period, Maine took a brief 3-2 lead on a power play goal from Filip Wiberg, but Johnstown responded with a pair of goals from DesRochers to win the game. Alec Rajalin-Scharp made 29 saves in the win, while Kael Depape made 31 saves in the loss.
Austin 2 @ St. Cloud 1 – Bruins goalie Trent Wiemken made 20 saves to lead the Bruins to a weekend home-and-home sweep of the Norsemen. Austin opened the scoring in the 1st period with a power play goal from James Goffredo. In the 2nd period, the Norsemen tied the game at 1-1 as Andrew Clarke scored on the power play. The game-winner came later in the 2nd period off the stick of Walter Zacher. Norsemen goalie Ethan Dahlmeir made 34 saves in the loss.
Minnesota 3 @ Wisconsin 4 – Drew Fisher scored twice to lead the Windigo to a 4-3 win and weekend home sweep of the Wilderness. The Wilderness had a productive 1st period, scoring all three goals in the opening frame to take a 3-2 lead as Kevin Marx Noren, Joe Cesario, and Ginnar Thoreson all scored for Minnesota, while Fisher had both goals for the WIndigo. In the 2nd period, Wisconsin tied the game at 3-3 with a goal from Benjamin Anderson. The game-winner came in the 3rd period off the stick of Luke Levandowksi. Maxwell Beckford made 33 saves in the win, while Konrad Kausch made 27 saves in the loss.
Springfield 4 @ Janesville 3 – Jr. Blues goalie Aksel Reid made 29 saves to lead his team to a 4-3 win in Janesville on Saturday, which completed a weekend road sweep. The Jr. blues got off to a fast start, taking a 3-0 lead into the early 3rd period thanks to goals from James Callahan, Mac Gadowsky, and Cole Lonsdale. Janesville would respond later in the 3rd period with two goals from Jimmy Doyle and one from Max Giblin, but a goal from Springfield’s Edvards Bergmanis proved to be the game-winner. Selby Warren made 29 saves in the loss.
Odessa 3 @ Amarillo 1 – Jackalopes goalie Gergely Orosz allowed just a single goal and made 42 saves in a 3-1 win, which earned Odessa a weekend split in Amarillo. Odessa scored first as Ryan Kelly scored a power play goal. Amarillo answered with a power play goal of their own from Ben Ivey. Late in the 2nd period, the Jacks went ahead for good thanks to a goal from Emerson Goode. In the 3rd period, John Christen scored to make it a 3-1 final Carter Clafton made 26 saves in the losing effort.
Aberdeen 5 @ Minot 2 – Five different players scored and Cole Moore made 33 saves as the Wings earned a weekend split in Minot thanks to a 5-2 win on Saturday. The game was tied at 2-2 through the opening 20 minutes as Kyle Contessa and Dylan Wegner scored for the Wings, while Nick Sewecke and Chase LaPinta answered for Minot. In the 2nd period, the Wings took control with goals from Patrick O’Connell and Zachary Reim. Alexander Gullichsen would add an empty-net goal in the 3rd period to complete the 5-2 win. Erik Chaffe made 21 saves in the loss for Minot.
New Jersey 4 @ Philadelphia 1 – Four different players scored for the Titans and Zakari Brice made 23 saves as New Jersey salvaged a weekend split against the Rebels thanks to a 4-1 win on Saturday. New Jersey opened the scoring in the 1st period with a goal from Johnny McMahon. In the 2nd period, the Rebels tied the game at 1-1 as Greg Spitznagel scored. It was all Titans after that as a 2nd period goal from Dominik Bartecko and 3rd period goals from Tyler Sanborn and Ben Muthersbaugh secured the 4-1 win. Rebels goalie Jakub Krbecek made 26 saves in the loss.
North Iowa 1 @ Bismarck 3 – Bobcats goalie Hunter Garvey made 24 saves to lead the Bobcats to a 3-1 win and weekend split with the Bulls. Bismarck was in control for much of the game as they opened up a 2-0 lead in the 2nd period with goals from Luke Roelofs and Drew Holt. In the 2nd period, the lead increased to 3-0 as Nick Baer netted his first goal of the season. The Bulls would net their lone goal midway through the 3rd period as Byron Hartley scored his 12th goal of the season. Bulls goalie Stefan Carney made 28 saves in the loss.
Corpus Christi 1 @ New Mexico 3 – The Ice Wolves salvaged a weekend split against the IceRays thanks to 19 saves from William Craig and two goals from Sully Scholle in a 3-1 win. The IceRays were first to score early in the 1st period with a goal from Jackson Beach. New Mexico would respond later in the period as Scholle scored his first of the game. The Ice Wolves pulled away in the 2nd period with goals from Ryan Johnson and another from Scholle. IceRays netminder Patrik Jurcak made 40 saves in the loss, which was his NAHL debut.
El Paso 1 @ Lone Star 5 – The Brahmas got two goals from Ray Murakami and 15 saves from Arthur Smith in a 5-1 win, which salvaged a weekend split against the Rhinos. Lone Star jumped out a to 3-0 lead thanks to two goals from Murakami and one from Ryan Comishock. Late in the 2nd period, the Rhinos got on the board with their lone goal from Kolby Amici. In the 3rd period, goals from Shane Carr and Johan Rosenquist secured the 5-1 win. El Paso goalie Nolan Suggs made 23 saves in the loss.