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Saturday Scores: Bruins sweep Blizzard to increase Central lead

November 17, 2012

Coulee Region goalie Blake Cates made 31 saves to help the Chill pick up a road sweep of the Janesville Jets with a 6-1 win on Saturday.

Brookings 5 @ Austin 7 – The Bruins got a hat-trick from CJ Smith and scored the last three goals of the game to complete a weekend home sweep of the Blizzard with a wild 7-5 win.  Smith had the game-winning goal early in the 3rd period, but he also scored twice in the 1st period.  Scott  Nelson and Jay Dickman also scored in the 1st period for Austin.  Brookings got goals from Justin Moody, Jeff McFarland, Eric Brenk, Evan Hesse and Drew Brevig to lead 5-4, but goals from AJ Reid, Smith and another from Dickman were the difference late. Boxscore

Coulee Region 6 @ Janesville 1 – Mac Jansen, Cory Lushanko and Hunter Anderson all had three point games as the Chill controlled play from the start and completed a weekend road sweep of the Jets with a 6-1 win on Saturday.  The Chill jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the 1st period with goals from Derek Smith and Jansen.  Adam Lovick, Matt Williams, Andy Faust and Jansen all scored in the 2nd period increase the lead to 6-0.  A goal from Chase Rey with just :41 second left spoiled the shutout bid of Blake Cates, who made 31 saves. Boxscore

Bismarck 1 @ Minot 4 – An early goal from Mike Dockry was about all the momentum the Bobcats could muster as the Minotauros scored the last four goals of the game to pick up a big home win over their in-state rivals.  In the 2nd period, Minot took the lead on goals from Denis Dalidovich and Cameron Rowat.  The Minotauros increased their lead in the 3rd period with goals from Jadin Martin and David Dalbec.  However, the difference was Minot goalie Tyler Parks, who stifled the Bobcats all night making 31 saves.

Kenai River 2 @ Wichita Falls 6 – Kyle Bauman had two goals and an assist and Evan Cowley made 28 saves as the Wildcats salvaged a weekend home split with a 6-2 win on Saturday over the Brown Bears.  The Wildcats led 3-0 on goals from Tyler Ledford, Ben Kucera and Eliot Grauer.  Alec Butcher scored for the Bears to make it 3-1, but Bauman answered with his first.  Alex Jackstadt made it 4-2, but another from Bauman and the final tally from Conor O’Neil sealed the Wildcats win. Boxscore

Michigan 4 @ Soo 2 – Dillon Kelley made 35 saves as the Warriors picked up a big road win in Soo on Saturday night.  Michigan opened up a 2-0 lead thanks to a goal in the 1st period from Jon Farkas and a goal early in the 2nd period from Zack Szajner.  Soo cut the lead to 2-1 with a goal from Chris Waterstreet and then tied the game on a goal from Kyle Froese, but a goal just minutes later from Levi Erkkila would be the eventual game-winner and Connor Lyons added an empty net goal. Boxscore

Fairbanks 3 @ Corpus Christi 1 – The Fairbanks Ice Dogs got 20 saves from Kevin Aldridge as the completed a weekend road sweep of the Corpus Christi IceRays by a 3-1 score in front of over 4,700 fans in Corpus Christi.  The IceRays got off to a good start with the game’s first goal from AJ Jarosz, but the Ice Dogs countered with two goals in the 2nd period from Ben Campbell and Devin Loe.  A late empty-net goal from Kyle Lee secured the win and sweep. Boxscore

Odessa 0 @ Amarillo 3 – The Bulls completed a perfect 3 for 3 weekend with a shutout of the Odessa Jackalopes on Saturday in Amarillo.  Collin Delia made 17 saves for his first career NAHL shutout.   Tyler Deresky opening the scoring in the 1st period with a power play goal.  John Rey made it 2-0 with a goal in the 2nd period and Carter Penzien put the game away with an empty net goal late in the 3rd period.  Jackalopes goalie Phil Heinle made 43 saves in his debut for Odessa. Boxscore

Topeka 5 @ Springfield 2 – Kyle Sharkey scored twice and goaltender Spencer Viele made 46 saves as the RoadRunners salvaged a weekend split in Springfield with a 5-2 win.  After the Jr. Blues took a 1-0 lead early off the stick of Dylan Rosen, Sharkey answered twice to give Topeka a lead they would never lose.  2nd period power play goals from Brandon Bistodeau and Drew Kariofiles made it 4-1.  Jack Sloan scored a power play goal to make it 4-2, but a 3rd period goal from Peter Halash put the game away for Topeka. Boxscore

Jamestown 2 @ Port Huron 3 – Kody Polin scored the final two goals of the game on the power play to give the Fighting Falcons a 3-2 win and a weekend split at home against division-leading Jamestown.  The Ironmen took an early 1-0 lead on a goal from Brett Szajner.  Port Huron tied the score at 1-1 with a goal from Easton Powers.  Tyler Dunagan would answer back to give Jamestown a 2-1 lead before Polin’s heroics late in the 2nd period and early in the 3rd period. Boxscore

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