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Saturday Scores: Warriors back on track with weekend wins

December 11, 2011

Chris Sitler had two goals and helped Springfield to their 500th NAHL win as they defeated Chicago 9-3 on Saturday.

Port Huron 2 @ Michigan 5 – Despite a 49-29 shots on goal advantage, the Port Huron Fighting Falcons were foiled by AJ White and Brach Tiller as the Michigan Warriors won their second straight game with a 5-2 win in Flint on Saturday.  White had three goals and an assist for the Warriors to complete a seven-point weekend. Michigan jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the game, with two goals from White and one each from Tyler Perpich and Joseph Ferriss.  Ferriss and Brad Pizzey both had three points on the night for Michigan.  Ian Miller scored both goals for the Falcons, and they came a 1-minute, 13-second span in the second period. Brach Tiller was the winning goaltender, stopping 47 shots as he picked up both wins on the weekend for the Warriors. Pete Megariotis took the loss, starting and stopping 13 of the 17 shots he faced. Max Milosek stopped 11 of 12 shots in relief of Megariotis. Michigan was 1 for 7 on the power play, while Port Huron was 1 for 5.  Boxscore

Jamestown 0 @ Kalamazoo 4 – Alex Okicki stopped all 25 shots for his first NAHL shutout as the host Jr. K-Wings blanked the visiting Ironmen, 4-0.  Kalamazoo outshot Jamestown, 57-25.  Robbie Payne scored twice and Taylor Burden and Trevor Boyd had the other goals for Kalamazoo.  Brett Beauvais and Kyle Gattelaro each had two assists.  Joe Gladnick made 53 saves in the loss for the Ironmen. Boxscore

Minot 1 @ Bismarck 4 – The Bobcats outshot the Minotauros 41-18 on their way to a 4-1 win at home, increasing their division lead to an NAHL-high 11 points.  Tyler Richter, Frank DeAugustine, Dan Zawacki and Donald Olivieri all scored for Bismarck, while Buster Hebda had the lone goal for Minot.  Aaron Nelson made 17 saves in the win for the Bobcats, while Jake Hebda suffered the loss for Minot making 37 saves. Boxscore

Aberdeen 1 @ Austin 2 – Tyler Bruggeman and the Bruins shut down the Wings with a 2-1 win on Saturday in Austin.  Michael Bond ended up with the game-winning goal early in the 3rd period, which increased the Bruins lead to 2-0 after a 1st period goal from Ilya Arkalov.  Kevin Becker spoiled the Bruins shutout bid with the lone goal for the Wings. Boxscore

Chicago 3 @ Springfield 9 – The Jr. Blues picked up their 500th win in team history defeating the Hitmen, 9-3.  Springfield jumped out to a 6-0 lead midway through the game and cruised from there.  Kyle Cook, Chris Sitler and Garrett Williams each had two goals and Gavin Tufte, Kevin Walters and Josef Pontasch all had three points in the win.  Anthony Annunziato had two goals for the Hitmen in the loss. Boxscore

St. Louis 1 @ Janesville 0 – Newcomer Tyler Green won the goaltending battle with Janesville’s Tony Kujava as the Bandits blanked the Jets, 1-0.  Ryan Stouffer’s even-strength goal midway through the game was the only tally for either side.  Green, who was making his first start for the Bandits since being traded to St. Louis from Wichita Falls, made 27 saves while Kujava stopped 21 shots. Boxscore

Wenatchee 1 @ Odessa 2 – The Jackalopes earned a weekend series split with a 2-1 win in Odessa on Saturday night.  Connor Hellebuyck continued his stellar play in goal with 37 saves.  Wenatchee took an early 1-0 lead on a 1st period shorthanded goal by Parker Johnson, but two Odessa goals in the 3rd period by Josh Obregon and Tyller Robert were the difference in the game. Boxscore

Wichita Falls 2 @ Topeka 3 (SO) – In a shootout that went 11 rounds and featured 22 combined shooters, it was James Ring who scored the winner as the RoadRunners swept the Wildcats.  The Wildcats had a 2-1 lead heading into the 3rd period with goals from Renato Engler and Adam Barlow, but a Kevin Patterson power play goal with under six minutes remaining tied the game. Peter Traber made 19 saves in the win. Boxscore

Coulee Region 4 @ Alexandria 3 – Aaron Davis made 41 saves and a James Hughes power play goal early in the 3rd period was the difference as the Chill edged the Blizzard, 4-3.  Eric Loasby, Ben Jaremko and Ross Luedtke also scored for Coulee Region, while Casey Purpur had two goals in the loss for Alexandria. Boxscore

Corpus Christi 3 @ Texas 5 – Jack Prince scored twice and Jordan Lovick had a goal and three assists as Texas bounced back from a loss Friday to the IceRays with a 5-3 win on Saturday.  Danny Fetzer scored :17 seconds into the game for Corpus Christi, but Texas bounced back with four of the last five goals. AJ Jarosz and Travis Maxwell each had multi-point games in the IceRays loss.  Texas outshot Corpus Christi, 37-19.Boxscore

Amarillo 5 @ New Mexico 1 – The Bulls scored four, 3rd period goals on their way to a convincing road sweep of the Mustangs.  New Mexico scored first on a goal from Adam Chapie, but the Bulls scored the last five including goals from Mike Erickson, TJ Sarcona, Darren McCormick, Luke Jenkins and Alex Carey.  Gregg Gruehl made 23 saves for his third straight win. Boxscore

Alaska 2 @ Fairbanks 3 (OT) – The NAHL’s leading scorer, JT Osborn, scored the overtime winner as the IceDogs salvaged one of three games in the series with a 3-2 overtime win.  Despite the OT loss Alaska took five of six points on the weekend to remain comfortably in 1st place in the West.  Colton Warner and Garret Clemment had the other goals for Fairbanks while Joe Schmitz and Gage Christianson scored for Alaska. Boxscore

 
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