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Saturday Scores: Aberdeen posts weekend sweep

October 14, 2012

Topeka's Sean Gaffney scored twice and added an assist as the RoadRunners handed the Texas Tornado their first loss of the season on Saturday night, 5-2.

Minot 4 @ Aberdeen 5 – The Wings completed their first sweep of the season as they opened up a 5-2 lead and hung on to win 5-4 in front of another packed house in Aberdeen.  Tanner Holmquist scored twice in the 2nd period and Erik Baskin had three assists for the Wings in the win.  Minot struck first on a goal from Denis Dalidovich, but that was answered by goals from Justin Parizek and Peter Krieger for Aberdeen.  Kyle Kruenegel added the other goal in the 2nd period in addition to Holmquist’s pair.  Matt Audette, Lucas Oliver and Cameron Rowat also scored in the loss for the Minotauros. Boxscore

Topeka 5 @ Texas 2 – The league’s longest winning streak so far this season came to an end as Topeka handed the Tornado their first loss of the season thanks to a 5-2 win on Saturday night.  Sean Gaffney scored twice, which included the first two goals of the game as Topeka took a 2-0 lead into the 3rd period.  Texas managed to score twice on the power play from Justin Greenberg and Brandon Hawkins, but an even strength goal from Dan Dupell and two late power play goals from James Ring gave Topeka the win.  Goaltender Spence Viele made 38 saves in the win. Boxscore

Johnstown 1 @ Soo 4 – The Eagles outshot the Tomahawks 48-20 on their way to a 4-1 win at home on Saturday.  Johnstown took an early 1-0 lead when Jordan Watt lit the lamp, but that would be all they would score.  Cody Von Rueden made it 1-1 just three minutes later and then Eric Rivard’s power play goal gave the Eagles and lead they wouldn’t lose for the remainder of the game.  Michael Covach and Michal Toman’s 3rd period goal put the game away for Soo.  Zach Nagelvoort made 19 saves in the win while Chris Truehl made 44 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Janesville 0 @ Kalamazoo 1 – In a battle of two goaltenders, it was Alex Okicki’s 27 saves for Kalamazoo bested Brock Kautz’s 41 saves for the Jets as Kalamazoo edged Janesville, 1-0.  The only goal of the game was an unassisted goal by Kalamazoo’s Jacob McDowell which came early in the 2nd period.  Janesville went 0 for 3 on the power play, while the Jr. K-Wings were 0 for 4.  It was the third straight win for Kalamazoo. Boxscore

Jamestown 4 @ Michigan 2 – The Ironmen moved into a 1st place tie atop the North Division with a weekend sweep on the road against Michigan.  The Ironmen scored three goals in the final seven minutes of the 3rd period to win.  Michigan jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the 1st period with goals from Connor Lyons and Zack Szajner.  Matt Lanzillotti responded for Jamestown to make it 2-1.  In the 3rd period, Luc Gerdes scored twice, including the game-winner and Daniel Cesarz added an insurance goal late in the game. Boxscore

Brookings 5 @ Coulee Region 4 (OT) – Cody Marooney’s second goal of the game was the overtime winner with :42 seconds remaining in the extra session as Brookings edged Coulee Region, 5-4.  The Chill tied the game late on a goal by Garrett Hendrickson.  Evan Hesse, Justin Moody and Eric Brenk had the other goals for the Blizzard, while Hendrickson, Jesse Tredinnick, Hunter Anderson and Mac Jansen scored for the Chill.  Aaron Davis made 42 saves in the loss, while Erick Majerle made 37 saves in the win. Boxscore

Port Huron 2 @ Springfield 4 – The Jr. Blues completed a weekend sweep of the Fighting Falcons thanks to another great offensive performance from Brett Skibba, who had two more goals.  Skibba and Brett D’Andrea traded goals in the 1st period to tie the game at 1-1.  After no scoring in the 2nd period, Skibba scored to make it 2-1 Springfield.  Nico Sierra made it 2-2, but Terry Leabo’s goal with seven minutes remaining ended up being the game-winner.  Mike Fazio added an empty-net goal to secure the win.  Ryan Kellenberger made 30 saves in the win. Boxscore

Bismarck 2 @ Austin 4 – All four of the Bruins goals came on special teams as they scored twice on the power play and twice shorthanded to double up Bismarck, 4-2.  Cody Dixon scored a power play goal and CJ Smith added a shorthanded goal to give Austin a 2-0 lead.  Filip Starzynski scored to make it 2-1, but more special teams goals in the 3rd period from Josh Bretner (power play) and Scott Nelson (shorthanded) put the game away for Austin.  A late goal from Bismarck’s Patrick Moore made it a 4-2 final. Boxscore

Wichita Falls 4 @ Corpus Christi 2 – The Wildcats snapped a five-game skid with a 4-2 win in Corpus Christi on Saturday, salvaging a weekend split. Kyle Bauman scored twice including the game’s first goal in the 1st period and the game-winning goal early in the 3rd period.  Wichita Falls jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals from Bauman and Nick Farmer.  Ian McGilvrey scored for the ‘Rays to make it 2-1 before Bauman scored again.  Rudy Sulmonte made it 3-2, before Eliot Grauer added an empty-net goal to secure the win. Boxscore

Wenatchee 2 @ Kenai River 0 – Robert Nichols had to make just 18 saves as the Wenatchee defense shutout down the Brown Bears in a 2-0 win on Saturday to take two of three games of the weekend series.  Blake Roubos scored a 1st period goal with helpers from Chris Kerr and Jono Davis.  That is all Wenatchee would need, but Davis would add a 3rd period insurance goal late in the 3rd period with assists to Max McHugh and Noah Nelson.  Brown Bears goalie Gustaf Johansson made 33 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Fresno 3 @ Fairbanks 5 – The Ice Dogs completed a three-game weekend sweep of the Monsters thanks to a two goal, one assist performance from defenseman Doug Rose.  The Ice Dogs have now won four in a row.  Rose scored the Ice Dogs first two goals, both on the power play to give them a 2-1 lead, but Fresno answered with goals from Gordon Wells and Ian Janco to tie the game.  Jacob Hetz and Chandler Madry scored later in the 2nd period to make it 4-2.  Daniel Rosse cut the lead to 4-3 in the 3rd period, but an empty-net goal from Garret Clemment made it 5-3 for Fairbanks. Boxscore

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