Saturday Scores: Another shutout for Wenatchee in Fresno

January 13, 2013

Wichita Falls forward Eliot Grauer had a four-point weekend, including three assists in Saturday's 9-3 win over Odessa (photo by Patrick Johnston, Times Record News).

Wenatchee 5 @ Fresno 0 – It was another shutout for the Wild as they blanked the Monsters for the second straight night, completing a weekend sweep without allowing a goal.  This time, it was Nick Schmit in goal, who posted his first career NAHL shutout making 21 saves.  It didn’t take long for the Wild to lead as Trace Redmond opened the scoring less than four minutes into the game.  Chris Kerr then answered with two straight goals.  Max McHugh and Evan Schmidbauer finished the scoring in the 3rd period. Boxscore

Springfield 4 @ Kenai River 3 – Brett Skibba had two goals and an assist as the Jr. Blues completed a weekend road sweep of the Brown Bears with a 4-3 win on Saturday.  Springfield jumped out to a 4-1 lead through the first two periods on two goals from Skibba and others from Jack Sloan ad Trevor Stone.  Chris Nuth had the lone Brown Bears goal.  Alex Jackstadt scored twice late in the 2nd period and early in the 3rd period, but it wasn’t enough.  Matt Leon made 36 saves in the win. Boxscore

Janesville 1 @ Fairbanks 3 – Fairbanks fired off just 17 shots, but got three goals in a 3-1 win and weekend sweep of the Jets in front of a sold out crowd in Fairbanks.  Ryan McNeely scored to give the Ice Dogs a 1-0 lead in the 1st period, but that was answered quickly by Janesville’s Nick Albergo.  Then Devin Loe took over the game, scoring the next two goals leading Fairbanks to the win.  Goaltender Steve Perry made 22 saves in the win. Boxscore

Aberdeen 1 @ Bismarck 3 – The Bobcats controlled the 2nd and 3rd periods, allowing the Wings just five shots in the final two periods on their way to a 3-1 win and weekend sweep of the Wings.  Aberdeen got on the board first with a 1st period goal from Jonathan Grebosky.  Bismarck responded with three goals all in the 2nd period as Ryan Callahan, Adam Knochenmus and Bob Kinne all scored.  Aaron Nelson had to make just 14 saves in the win, while Chad Catt made 34 saves in the loss in his Wings debut. Boxscore

Odessa 3 @ Wichita Falls 9 – The Wildcats handed Odessa their 19th loss in their last 20 games as they completed a weekend sweep with a 9-3 win on Saturday.  Sami Salminen posted a hat-trick as the Wildcats outshot the Jackalopes 52-16.  Kyle Bauman had two goals, Will Vosejpka and Tyler Ledford each had a goal and two assists, Eliot Grauer had three assists and Patrick Yudez, and George Pagonis also scored for the Wildcats.  Lawrence Cornellier had two goals in the loss for Odessa. Boxscore

Texas 2 @ Corpus Christi 0 – It took 44 shots, but the Texas Tornado broke a scoreless tie midway through the 3rd period and added an empty-net goal on their way to a 2-0 shutout win and weekend road sweep of the Corpus Christi IceRays.  Hunter Leiser, who leads the NAHL in wins with 24, posted his first shutout of the season, making 24 saves.  Jackson Leef scored the game-winning goal for the second straight night and Scott Conway added an empty-net goal.  IceRays goalie Ben Myers made 42 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Austin 6 @ Brookings 2 – The 1st place Bruins jumped out to a 4-0 lead and never looked back, completing a weekend road sweep of the Blizzard.  John Simonson and CJ Smith each had two goals and an assist to pace the Bruins.  Simonson scored twice in the opening two periods, along with a goal from Riley Covard to put Austin up 3-0 after two periods.  Two goals from Smith and another from Jay Dickman was all Austin needed.  Tyler Cayemberg and Craig Lindegard scored for Brookings. Boxscore

Topeka 2 @ Amarillo 7 – A four goal, 2nd period propelled the Amarillo Bulls to a 7-2 win and a weekend split with the RoadRunners.  Seven different Bulls players lit the lamp.  It was Topeka who scored first on a shorthanded goal from Jerad Tafoya.  It was all Bulls after that as they scored seven straight.  Tyler Dereksky tied the game with a shorthanded goal of his own.  That was followed by goals from Gage Christianson, Omar Mullan, newcomer Blake Roubos, Ryan Cole, Tyler Rostenkowski and Tyler Gernhofer.  Kevin Patterson added a late goal for Topeka. Boxscore

Kalamazoo 2 @ Michigan 1 – 38 saves from K-Wings goaltender Marcus Due-Boje was the difference as he made 38 saves helping Kalamazoo pick up a 2-1 road win in Michigan on Saturday.  Michigan led 1-0 in the 1st period on a goal from Jake Faiella.  That was answered less than two minutes later by a goal from Kalamazoo’s Trevor Boyd.   Lucy Boby’s goal midway through the 2nd period proved to be the game-winner.  Trevor Gorsuch played well in the loss, making 29 saves. Boxscore

Port Huron 4 @ Johnstown 2 – In front of a sold out crowd of over 3,700 fans, the Fighting Falcons spoiled the night as they jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the 1st period and didn’t look back for a 4-2 win over the Tomahawks on Saturday.  Dunk Abbott scored twice for Port Huron in the 1st period and Kody Polin also added a 1st period tally.  Jaycob McCombs and Jesse Kessler scored for Johnstown to pull them to within 3-2, but an empty-net goal from Nick Horne secured the Falcons win. Boxscore

Minot 4 @ Coulee Region 0 – Tyler Parks stopped all 33 shots for his second shutout of the season as the Minotauros salvaged a weekend split with a 4-0 win in Coulee Region.  Mason Morelli and Jadin Martin scored to give Minot a 2-0 lead in the 1st period.  Lucas Oliver added a 2nd period goal and Cameron Rowat scored in the 3rd period.  Zack Holstrom added chipped in with two assists.  Blake Cates made 26 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Soo 2 @ Jamestown 3 – Luc Gerdes scored twice, including the game-winning goal in the 3rd period as the Ironmen salvaged a weekend split in their series with the Eagles with a 3-2 win.  Tyler Minx got the Ironmen on the board first, scoring his first goal in a Jamestown uniform.  Gerdes made it 2-0 later in the period.  Jared Van Wormer cut the lead to 2-1 in the 2nd period, but Gerdes answered back midway through the 3rd period.  Alex Robert added a late Soo goal to make it 3-2.  Boxscore

 
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