Saturday Scores: Midwest standings shuffle again with sweeps
Minnesota 4 @ Kenai River 1 - For the second straight night the Minnesota Wilderness beat the Kenai River Brown Bears by a score of 4-1. Gustav Ozolins led the attack with two goals while Kevin Marx Noren led all skaters with three assists. Bo Cosman grabbed a goal and an assist while Sawyer Scholl also found the back of the net. Isak Posch was nearly perfect as he made 31 saves on 32 shots. Nils Wallstrom made 25 saves in the loss for the Brown Bears.
Wisconsin 4 @ Springfield 2: The Windigo fired off a goal in all three periods in their 4-2 victory over the Jr. Blues to continue their hot streak. Victory Widlund broke the deadlock and got Wisconsin on the board 4:37 into the 1st period. Tyler Borgula and Andrew Schultz scored in short succession later in the period to give Springfield their lone lead of the night. Frank Jenkins and Cole Mickel fired off a pair of goals in the middle frame for the Windigo, Jenkins coming shorthanded. WIll Schumacher deposited the dagger 18:30 into the 3rd with an empty netter. Gavin Moffatt picked up the win making 29 stops while Aksel Reid kept out 36 in the loss.
Danbury 0 @ Philadelphia 4: Jakub Krbecek stopped all 23 shots faced to give Philadelphia a shutout victory and weekend sweep over the Jr. Hat Tricks. Greg Spitznagel and Luke DeVries both buried goals early for the Rebels, both scoring before the halfway mark of the opening frame. Matt Lewis extended the lead to three with his 4th of the season 4:08 into the 2nd period. Brock Jones put the game out of reach with a score early in the 3rd period. Thomas Kiesewetter kept out 20 of 24 in the loss for Danbury.
Janesville 1 @ Chippewa 3: A pair of goals from Peyton Platter was enough for Chippewa to edge past the Jets 3-1. Aidan Shirey scored the opening goal for Chippewa in the opening frame, his 1st of the season. Merril Steenari evened the scoreline 7:35 into the 3rd period for Springfield before Platter tickled twine twice, once coming on an empty net. Adam Gajan was nearly perfect in net for Chippewa, stopping all but one of 31 shots faced in the win. Selby Warren kept out 28 in the loss.
Shreveport 3 @ Corpus Christi 0: The Mudbugs continued their domination over the IceRays this weekend, this time shutting them out 3-0 and pouring on 38 shots. Nick Marino opened up the scoring with his 8th of the season 1:24 into the 1st period. Niklas Miller and Alex Park both buried powerplay goals in the final frame to provide insurance and seal the win. Simon Bucheler was unbeatable in between the pipes, stopping all 23 shots that Corpus Christi put towards him. Lukas Maland kept out 35 of 38 in the loss.
Amarillo 5 @ El Paso 1 - Roman Zap scored twice as the Amarillo Wranglers picked up the weekend sweep over the El Paso Rhinos. Jack McDonald had three assists to lead the Wranglers while Rihards Simanovics, Ben Ivey and Jack Ivey all grabbed a goal and an assist for Amarillo. Ryan Gingher provided all the offense for the Rhinos with his lone goal. Carter Clafton was the winner in goal as made 18 saves. CJ Kier was given the loss as he made 28 stops.
Fairbanks 3 @ Anchorage 5 - The Anchorage Wolverines finished the weekend sweep as Revelin Mack scored twice for the home squad. Jackson Reineke, Cameron Morris and Oliver Doran all lit the lamp for the Wolverines in the victory. Joey Potter, Tyler Herzberg and Justin Biraben all scored for the Ice Dogs in the loss. Shane Soderwall got the win in the blue paint by making 29 saves. Kayden Hargraves and Jack Olson combined to make 28 saves in a losing effort.
Minot 1 @ Aberdeen 6 - Dylan Wegner scored twice and Roope Tuomioksa had a goal and two helpers as the Aberdeen Wings defeated Minot Minotauros 6-1. Nikolai Tishkevich also registered a goal and two assists while Owen Benoit notched a goal and an assist. Kyle Contessa also lit the lamp for the Wings. Chase LaPinta scored the lone goal for Minot in the loss. Cole Moore picked up the win making 27 saves while Lawton Zacher stood 29 shots for Minot.
New Mexico 5 @ Odessa 2 - Tony Leahy had a four point night to lead the New Mexico Ice Wolves over the Odessa Jackalopes 5-2. Hunter Hastings had a goal and two assists while Andrew Carls picked up a goal and assist of his own. Alfred Lindberg and Ryan Johnson also found the back of the net for the Ice Wolves. Emerson Goode and Tanyon Bajzer were the goal scorers for the Jackalopes. William Craig stopped 28 shots in the win for New Mexico while Quentin Sigurdson made 26 saves for the Jackalopes.
Lone Star 2 @ Oklahoma 3 (SO) - Drew Sutton scored the only goal in the shootout to lift the Oklahoma Warriors to a 3-2 win over the Lone Star Brahmas. Mikko Likkonen and Kaden Nelson picked up goals for the Warriors in regulation while Ryan Prewitt and Matthew Macdonald scored for the Brahmas. Daniel Duris stopped 20 shots and all three shooters in the skills competition Arthur Smith took the loss despite making 24 saves on 26 shots.
Austin 7 @ Bismarck 1 - Walter Zacher registered a hat trick as the Austin Bruins took care of the Bismarck Bobcats 7-1. Gavin Morrissey had a goal and three assists while Parker Anderson, Bryan Gilman and Josh Giuliani all visited the red light district for the Bruins. Calvin Hanson scored the lone goal for the Bobcats. Trent Wiemken got the win in goal as he made 23 saves. Hunter Garvey was dealt the loss as he made 29 saves.
Maryland 0 @ Northeast 3: After a scoreless first 40 minutes of play, the Generals got their offense rolling to score three in the final frame and snag a 3-0 victory over the Black Bears. Nick Ramm finally broke the deadlock 12:42 into the period with his 8th of the season. The remaining two goals were scored on an empty net, coming from Joseph Schubert and Frank D’ancona. Cullen DeYoung had a fantastic night in net for the Generals, stopping all 37 shots that Maryland sent his way. William Hakansson kept out all but one of 22 shots in the loss.
Johnstown 3 @ Maine 4 (SO): Nordiques defenseman Sterling Wolters buried the lone shootout goal to give Maine the 4-3 edge in their matchup against Johnstown. Jackson Foddrill and Oliver Genest put the Nordiques in the drivers’ seat early with scores in the opening frame. The Tomahawks came back firing on all cylinders in the 2nd period as Johnny Ulicny and Will Lawrence both found twine to tie the game. Foddrill and Will Moore traded goals in the final frame to sent the contest into an eventual overtime. Kael DePape picked up the victory stopping 37 shots in regulation and all 6 shootout attempts. Adam Johnson made 35 stops in the loss.
North Iowa 2 @ St. Cloud 5: After picking up a single point in their past two contests, the Norsemen turned it around and picked up the two points in their Saturday night matchup against North Iowa. Jack Seaverson scored the lone goal in the 1st period to hold a 1-0 in North Iowa’s favor through 20 minutes of play. Daniels Murnieks scored a pair of goals in the middle frame for the Norsemen while Andrew Clarke and Ryan Thomas also buried to flip the script in St. Cloud’s favor. Nolan Abraham scored the 2nd goal for the Bulls midway through the period. Blake Perbix deposited the dagger with a powerplay goal 13:26 into the 3rd period.