Saturday Scores: Another sweep puts Warriors win streak at 15
Oklahoma 3 @ El Paso 0 - Dylan Johnson stopped all 18 shots he faced in his Oklahoma debut as the Warriors blanked the Rhinos 3-0. Blaise Miller scored in the final seconds of the second period to break the scoreless tie. William Lawson-Body added some insurance in the third period with his 12th goal of the season. Owen Dyer chipped in his first of the year, an empty netter to seal the victory. Nolan Suggs suffered the loss in goal as he made 33 stops.
Minnesota 5 @ Wisconsin 6 OT: Cole Mickel buried his 1st goal of the season with 16 seconds remaining in the extra period to lift Wisconsin past Minnesota and continue their hot streak. The Wilderness got off to a strong start as Michael Quinn, Sawyer Scholl, and Adam Johnson provided them a 3-0 lead through 20 minutes. Kevin Marx Noren scored for the Wilderness in the 2nd period but the Windigo rallied to bury four goals from Luke Levandowski (2), Luke Baker, and Frank Jenkins. Daniil Dolzhenko gave Wisconsin their 1st lead five minutes into the 3rd period before Gustav Ozolins tied it with 3:32 remaining in regulation. Gavin Moffatt made 27 saves for the Windigo while Niklas Erickson kept out 26 for Minnesota.
Odessa 5 @ Corpus Christi 1: Despite being outshot, the Jackalopes’ offensive flurry in the opening frame was enough for them to take down Corpus Christi 5-1. John Wojciechowski, Tanyon Bajzer, and Justin Hughes were the goalscorers for Odessa in the 1st. Emerson Goode improved the lead to four with his 24th of the season 5:32 into the 2nd period. Nils Forselius got the IceRays on the board late in the 3rd period but shortly after John Perdion scored shorthanded to regain that four-goal lead. Quentin Sigurdson was superb in the crease for Odessa, stopping all but one of 40 shots that came at him. Lukas Malant started the game for Corpus Christi but was quickly replaced by Patrik Jurcak, the two combining for 27 saves.
New Mexico 2 @ Amarillo 1 - The New Mexico Ice Wolves took another step toward clinching another postseason berth as they finished off the sweep of the Amarillo Wranglers. William Ericsson got the Ice Wolves on the board first with a power play goal just over three minutes into the action. Jack McDonald scored in the second period to tie the game at one for Amarillo. Jeff Hutchinson would then net his sixth goal of the season to put New Mexico back into the lead and that would go on to stand as the game winner for the Ice Wolves. William Craig was nearly perfect, stopping 31 of 32 shots. Carter Clafton made 27 saves in the loss for the Wranglers.
New Jersey 7 @ Danbury 2: The Titans improved to 7-2-1 in their last ten games after brushing past the Jr. Hat Tricks 7-2. The Titans offense got rolling quickly in the contest as Michael Young contributed a pair of goals in the 1st while Anthony Calafiore and Tyler Sanborn also tallied scores. Young picked up his 3rd and a natural hat trick 9:37 into the middle frame to extend the lead to 5-0. Danbury made an attempt to rally back late in the 2nd as Quinn Kennedy and Emerson Molas scored in quick succession. New Jersey silenced that bid in the 3rd when Brendan Dumas picked up a pair of goals and put the game out of reach. Marino Ramirez picked up the win making 20 saves while Thomas Kiesewetter kept out 33 shots in the loss.
Maryland 2 @ Johnstown 4: The Tomahawks picked up a much needed win for their playoff aspirations after taking down the division leaders 4-2. Dimity Kebreau got the Black Bears ahead first with a goal thirteen minutes into the opening frame. Ryan Panico evened the scores early in the 2nd period with his 6th of the season before Luke Van Why recouped Maryland’s lead with a powerplay goal. From there the Tomahawks took control as Panico found the back of the net again to tie it and Drake Albers put them ahead later in the period. Ryan Vellucci sealed the victory with an empty netter late in the final period. Adam Johnson kept out 24 of 26 in the victory while William Hakansson kept out 24 for Maryland.
Chippewa 5 @ Springfield 2: The Steel rebounded from their loss Friday night to take down the Jr. Blues 5-2. After a scoreless opening frame the two teams exploded for six 2nd period goals as Cole Lonsdale scored a pair for Springfield, bringing his season total to 15; Kade Nielsen, Sam Rice, Peyton Platter, and Matthew Brille all tallied goals for Chippewa. J.J. Grainda provided some 3rd period insurance after tallying a powerplay goal 7 minutes in. Adam Gajan picked up the win making 18 saves while Aksel Reid and Kason Yamada combined for 34 saves for Springfield, Reid being credited with the loss making 30 of those saves.
Minot 2 @ St. Cloud 4: The St. Cloud continued their recent surge up the Central Division standings after taking down the Minotauros 4-2. The game remained level through the first 20 as Anthony Ruklic buried for the Norsemen while Cameron Boche scored for Minot. Daniels Murnieks fueled the Norsemen surge with a pair of goals in the middle frame. Kade Peterson extended the lead early in the 3rd period with his 18th of the season. Hunter Longhi tried to surge a comeback with a goal after Peterson but it was too late. Ethan Dahlmeir made 32 saves in the win while Lawton Zacher kept out 32 of 36 in the loss.
Bismarck 4 @ Austin 3: A pair of goals in the final frame propelled Bismarck to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Central Division leaders. Bismarck’s Chase Beacom and Adam Pietila put the Bobcats ahead early with scores before the 14:00 mark of the opening frame. Dylan Cook cut the deficit in half before intermission with his 13th of the season. Jack Malinski and Gavin Morrissey helped give Austin their only lead of the contest with consecutive goals early in the middle frame. Patrick Johnson and Brandon Reller brought the Bobcats right back after burying goals in the final frame. Hunter Garvey kept out 31 of 34 for Bismarck while recent NA3HL call-up Adam Prokop made 22 saves in the loss.
Aberdeen 6 @ North Iowa 3 - Owen Dubois potted a pair of goals and added an assist as the Aberdeen Wings doubled up the North Iowa Bulls 6-3. Alexander Gullischen and Logan Gravnik each grabbed a goal and a helper as well for the Wings. Dylan Wegner and Landon Parker also got on the scoresheet. Jackson Bisson netted two goals for North Iowa while Carson Buydens also tickled the twine. Geno Pichora got the win in goal as he made 28 saves. Stefan Carney and Mitch Day teamed up to make 24 saves.
Shreveport 2 @ Lone Star 3 - The Lone Star Brahmas battled back to earn a series split as they came from behind to defeat the Shreveport Mudbugs 3-2. Logan Gotinsky of Shreveport and Dhillon Wilde of Lone Star traded goals in the opening 20 minutes of action. Logan Heroux would net his seventh of the year to give Shreveport the 2-1 advantage heading into the final period. Matthew Macdonald would tie the game early in the third period and then Nate Mann would score on the power play to give the Brahmas the lead and the eventual win. Arthur Smith would be the winning goaltender with 14 saves while Simon Bucheler stopped 18 shots in the loss.
Janesville 5 @ Anchorage 8 - Jackson Reineke’s two goals and three points overall led the Anchorage Wolverines to an 8-5 win over the Janesville Jets and a series sweep. Fedya Nikolayenya and Tomek Haula also had three points, one goal and two helpers. Hayden Hennen and Aiden Westin each picked up a goal and an assist while Andy Ramsey also got on the scoresheet with a goal. Connor Deturris, Jaden Johnson and Parker Mabbett led the Jets offense with a goal and an assist each. Gustav Portillo and Gunnar Williams also scored for the Jets. Eino Rissanen picked up the win in goal for the Wolverines as he made 30 saves. Selby Warren was dealt the loss as he made 25 saves.
Fairbanks 2 @ Kenai River 3 (OT) - Carson Triggs goal in overtime lifted the Kenai River Brown Bears to a 3-2 win over the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. The Ice Dogs got on the board first as Cameron Ricotta deposited his ninth goal of the season. Garrett Drotts would respond in the opening minute of the second period, he scored his 20th of the year. In the third, the teams traded goals with Mac Gadowsky putting Fairbanks in the lead just 44 seconds in. Bryce Monrean would tie the game midway through the frame and set up the late game heroics by the Brown Bears. Nils Wallstrom was the winner in between the pipes as he made 31 saves. Kayden Hargraves was given the loss despite making 44 stops.