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Saturday Scores: Topeka completes road sweep of Bulls

January 15, 2012

JT Osborn scored two more goals to help Fairbanks to a weekend home sweep of Kenai River.

Topeka 4 @ Amarillo 3 (SO) - In their last regular season meeting of the season, the Bulls and the RoadRunners battled it out hard for 65 minutes. In the end, it was the RoadRunners posting a 4-3 shootout win and a weekend road sweep of the 1st place Bulls.  The Bulls came out strong in the opening 20 minutes and took the physical play early to their rivals. Topeka would quiet the big crowd by scoring just over three minutes into the game on a goal from defenseman Chris Bond. The Bulls tallied the next two to take the lead. It was started with a goal by Tyler Deresky who came onto the ice after the Bulls killed off a penalty and scored on a partial breakaway at the 6:39 mark. Four minutes later, Clint Carlisle scored on a sharp angle at the side of the net from TJ Sarcona. But before the end of the stanza, the RoadRunners pulled even on a power play goal from newly acquired Richard Young.  In the 2nd period, TJ Sarcona gave the Bulls the lead when he scored off a kind bounce off the boards.   Near the midway mark of the third period, the RoadRunners pulled even on the shot from the point from defenseman Trace Strahle.  The Bulls had the best chances in overtime, but couldn’t beat goaltender Peter Traber.  The shootout was almost a carbon copy of Friday night with Topeka jumping out to an early lead with goals from Jake Lynes and Sean Gaffney, forcing the Bulls to tie it up, which they couldn’t. Boxscore

Kenai River 1 @ Fairbanks 5 – In front of yet another sold out crowd, the Fairbanks Ice Dogs got two goals from JT Osborn to help sweep the Brown Bears by a score of 5-1.  Garret Clemment and Tayler Munson also posted two assists each and Alex Fons made 23 saves in the win.  With the sweep the IceDogs sit just two points out of 1st place. Boxscore

Wenatchee 4 @ Dawson Creek 0 – The Wild outshot the Rage 45-19 and posted their second straight shutout with a 4-0 win.  This time it was Greg Lewis posting his fourth shutout of the season with 19 saves.  Shawn Pauly scored twice and had an assist and Brendan Vetter, Chris Kerr and Max McHugh all had multi-point games for Wenatchee. Boxscore

Alaska 2 @ Fresno 5 – After a loss Friday night, the Monsters rebounded for a 5-2 win on Saturday in the second of a three game series against the Avs.  Nathan Ropelewski scored twice and Chris Blessing, Dominic Valencia and Riley Borer also had goals for Fresno.  Tomas Sholl made 19 saves in the win for the Monsters. Boxscore

Odessa 2 @ Texas 5 – Texas erased an early deficit and got two goals and an assist from Jordan Lovick in a 5-2 win over the Jackalopes.  Jack Prince, Taylor Herndon, CJ Reuschlein, Jackson Leef and Mychal Monteith all had multi-point games.  Lawrence Cornellier and Alex Ostrowski scored in the losing effort for Odessa. Boxscore

Port Huron 5 @ Chicago 4 (OT) – Port Huron reversed their fortunes from the night before thanks to an overtime goal from Ian Miller, his second goal of the game.  Jake Goldberg and Nolan Valleau each had multi-point games and Alex Globke, Rick DeRosa and Easton Powers also scored for the Falcons. Sean Reynolds had a four-point night for Chicago. Boxscore

Alexandria 5 @ Aberdeen 4 (SO) – In a game that featured 97 total combined shots, the Blizzard ended up with a weekend sweep with their second straight shootout win over the Wings.  Alexandria got goals from Justin Moody, Aidan Cavallini, Casey Purpur and Seth Ronsberg in regulation and goaltender Jacob Meyers stopped all four Wings shooters in the shootout. Boxscore

Coulee Region 3 @ Bismarck 6 – The Bobcats went 2 for 4 on the power play on their way to a weekend sweep of the Chill, keeping their Central Division lead at 15 points.  Donald Olivieri, Tyler Richter and Castan Sommer each had two goals apiece in the win.  Bismarck dominated play, outshooting the Chill 47-20 on the night. Boxscore

New Mexico 5 @ Wichita Falls 2 – Mustangs goaltender Randy Graham made 38 saves as New Mexico picked up a big 5-2 road win in Wichita Falls.  Jimmy Peplinski had the game-winning goal and Cody Walsh, Bill Kent, Adam Chapie and Jayson Angus also scored for the Mustangs.  The Wildcats got goals from Chris Pontello and Tyler Hope in the loss. Boxscore

Jamestown 3 @ Janesville 2 – Jamestown made their lead stick on Saturday as Nick Bingaman’s power play and shorthanded goals proved to be the difference in a big 3-2 road win over Midwest Division leading Janesville.  Brett Szajner had the other goal for Jamestown, while Chris Cattivera and Jordan Bancroft scored for the Jets in the loss. Boxscore

St. Louis 2 @ Springfield 5 – The Jr. Blues handed the Bandits their third straight loss, as they jumped out to a 4-0 and never looked back.  Chris Sitler and Kevin Walters each had a goal and an assist and Nick Townes, Mike Williams and Kyle Cook also scored for Springfield. Ryan Stouffer and Patrick Pollock scored for the Bandits, who outshot the Jr. Blues, 40-33. Boxscore

Minot 1 @ Austin 3 – Minot drew first blood with a goal from Hans Drawbert, but goals from Colton Kramer, John Kirby and Charlie Adams gave Austin a weekend sweep of the Minotauros.  Tyler Bruggeman was again strong in goal, making 21 saves, while Jake Hebda suffered the loss for Minot, making 26 saves. Boxscore

Michigan 0 @ Kalamazoo 8 – The Jr. K-Wings continued their dominance of the Warriors with a convincing 8-0 shutout win on Saturday.  Ken MacLean stopped all 30 shots and Austin Hervery and Christian George each had two goals and two assists on the afternoon.  Brock Raffaele also scored twice  and Chris Leone had three assists for Kalamazoo. Boxscore

 
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