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Saturday scores: Port Huron keeps rolling with another sweep

January 22, 2012

Alexandria forward Nick D'Avolio scored two power play goals and added an assist as the Blizzard topped 1st place Bismarck on Saturday, 6-4.

Port Huron 2 @ Jamestown 1 – A late Jamestown Ironmen 3rd period comeback fell short as they fell 2-1 to the first place Port Huron Fighting Falcons in a physical game at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena on Saturday as Port Huron completed the weekend road sweep.  It was Port Huron that would eventually score first on a shorthanded goal by Rick Derosa that beat Ironmen goalie Joe Gladnick on the glove side. Port Huron led 1-0 after one period and outshot Jamestown 9-8.  Port Huron proved to be the better team in the second 20 minutes of play. They dominated Jamestown and forced Jamestown to spend most of the period in their own zone. Gladnick was sharp for Jamestown but eventually allowed a long wrist shot from Kody Polin to beat him on the glove side.  Despite being dominated in the period, Jamestown was not without their chances. Anthony Coles was stopped on a clear breakaway by Falcons goalie Max Milosek, who was sharp all evening. Jamestown had another opportunity late in the period but Brett Szajner was stopped by Milosek on a point blank chance.  The Ironmen put on the pressure in the third period as they looked to tie the score. Zack Szajner finally put Jamestown on the board with 5:14 left but Jamestown was never able to get the equalizer. The Fighting Falcons rode the hot goaltending of Max Milosek, who made 22 saves, to a 2-1 road win and sweep of the Ironmen.  Rick DeRosa scored a shorthanded goal in the 1st period and Kody Polin scored in the 2nd period for Port Huron, while Jamestown got their lone goal late in the 3rd period from Zack Szajner.  Boxscore

Michigan 3 @ Kalamazoo 5 – The Jr. K-Wings continued their dominance over the Warriors with a 5-3 win on home ice.  Robbie Payne struck for a goal and two assists and Brock Raffaele and Andrew Graves each chipped in with a goal and an assist.  Martin Gruse scored twice for Michigan.  Kalamazoo went 2 for 6 on the power play and got 28 saves from Alex Okicki in the win. Boxscore

Chicago 1 @ Coulee Region 2 – The Chill completed their first weekend sweep of the season with a close 2-1 win over the Hitmen.  Aaron Davis made 31 saves for the Chill and a 1st period goal from Micah Ranum and 2nd period tally from James Hughes proved to be the difference.  Chicago’s lone goal came from Joey Haydock in the 3rd period. Boxscore

Traverse City 1 @ Janesville 5 – It was the Jets defense which provided the offense in a 5-1 win and a series split with the North Stars.  Truman Landowski scored twice and Garrett Cecere added another as the Jets cruised to the win, putting themselves on the edge of locking up a playoff spot.  Jordan Bancroft and Connor McBride each had a goal and an assist. Boxscore

Texas 2 @ Topeka 3 – Dan Dupell’s shorthanded goal early in the 3rd period proved to be the difference as the RoadRunners salvaged a weekend split with the Tornado on home ice.  Defenseman Mick Bruce scored his first goal of the season and Sean Gaffney had the other goal for Topeka, while CJ Reuschlein and Jordan Lovick scored for the Tornado.Boxscore

Corpus Christi 1 @ Wichita Falls 2 (OT) – The Wildcats may have salvaged their season and playoff hopes thanks to a 2-1 overtime win on Saturday and a weekend sweep of the ‘Rays.  Wildcats goaltender Matt Leon made 31 saves and Wichita Falls got the overtime-winning goal from Tucker Poolman.  Chris Pontello also scored for Wichita Falls and Tanner Fahlstedt assisted on both goals.  Beau Walker had the lone tally for Corpus Christi. Boxscore

Bismarck 4 @ Alexandria 6 – The Blizzard proved that they will be a team to deal with come playoff time by snapping the 1st place Bobcats eight game winning streak with a 6-4 win on home ice.  Reid Sturos registered two goals and two assists and Nick D’Avolio chimed in with two goals and one assist in the win.  The two teams combined for five power play goals and 77 shots. Boxscore

Aberdeen 7 @ Minot 1 – Six different players scored for the Wings, including two goals from Oliver Widding-Persson in a rout of the Minotauros in Minot.  Tyler Hanzlik, Joe Mottiqua, Joseph Sullivan, Cory Ward and Tyler Dunagan also scored for the Wings.  The Minotauros fired a season-high 46 shots on goal, but Wings goalie Marcus Zelzer made 45 saves. Boxscore

Odessa 3 @ New Mexico 2 – Odessa won their second straight game in New Mexico thanks to a 3rd period goal from Willie Faust in a 3-2 win.  Patrick Anderson scored twice in the 1st period to give New Mexico the edge, but the Jackalopes answered with goals from Josh Obregon and Jalen Krogman.  Connor Hellebuyck made 40 saves in the win as New Mexico outshot Odessa, 42-22. Boxscore

Fresno 3 @ Wenatchee 2 – In a rough-and-tumble affair in Wenatchee, it was Fresno goaltender Tomas Sholl who stole the show making 39 saves in a 3-2 win.  Mikhail Bushinski had a goal and an assist including the game-winning marker in the 3rd period as Fresno salvaged a weekend split with Wenatchee before heading home to face Kenai River on Sunday and Monday. Boxscore

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