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Saturday Scores: Ford's big night leads Janesville to sweep

March 3, 2013

Colin Staub scored the game-winning goal with just :08 seconds remaining to help Wichita Falls complete a road sweep of Topeka.

Janesville 5 @ Coulee Region 2 – Jason Ford had a hat-trick and Todd Koritzinsky had three assists as Janesville completed a weekend road sweep of Coulee Region in the battle of Wisconsin.  Ford scored the only goal of the 1st period and then scored twice in the 2nd period as Janesville opened up a 4-0 lead.  Jordan Himley had the other goal.  The Chill cut the score to 4-2 on goals from Mac Jansen and Aleksi Mustaniemi, but Ryan Dau scored for the Jets to put the game away. Boxscore

Aberdeen 1 @ Austin 4 – It appeared for two periods as if Aberdeen was on their way to a second straight upset in Austin, but the Bruins turned on the offense in the 3rd period scoring four goals on their way to a 4-1 win.  Jonathan Grebosky gave the Wings a 1-0 lead in the 1st period.  The Bruins exploded for four goals in the 3rd period as Josh Bretner, Kody Reuter, Grant Eichstadt and AJ Reid all scored in the win.  Nick Lehr made 21 saves in the win, while Chad Catt stopped 30 shots in the loss. Boxscore

Wichita Falls 4 @ Topeka 3 – The Wildcats closed to within three points of the fourth and final playoff spot in a the South with a 4-3 road win in Topeka, completing a weekend sweep of the RoadRunners. After Wichita Falls scored first on a goal from Conor O’Neil, Topeka scored three straight to take a 3-1 lead on goals from Brandon Brossoit, Tyler Groat and Jerad Tafoya.  However, the Wildcats scored three goals in the 3rd period from Sam Piazza, Sami Salminen and the game-winner from Colin Staub, who followed up his own rebound to put home the final goal with just :08 seconds remaining. Boxscore

Amarillo 7 @ Odessa 0 – Tyler Deresky, Blake Roubos and Mike Davis all had three point games as the Bulls completed a weekend road sweep of Odessa with a 7-0 shutout win.  Collin Delia made 21 saves for his third shutout of the season.  Roubos scored the first of his two goals in the 1st period.  Deresky, Brady Ferguson and Clint Carlisle added 2nd period goals. Roubos, Davis and Gage Christianson added 3rd period goals for the Bulls. Boxscore

Fresno 1 @ Wenatchee 6 – A 47-22 shots advantage was plenty as the Wenatchee Wild broke open the game with three, 3rd period goals on their way to a 6-1 win at home over Fresno.  It didn’t take the Wild long to grab the lead as Brian Williams and Jacob Barber made it 2-0 in the 1st period.  Fresno cut the lead to 2-1 midway through the 2nd period on a goal from Mitchell Snyder, but it would be all Wild from there.  Barber added his second goal on the power play to make it 3-1 and Evan Schmidbauer, Chris Kerr and Jono Davis all scored in the 3rd period. Boxscore

Bismarck 6 @ Brookings 3 – The Bobcats climbed back from a 3-0 deficit to score six unanswered goals in a 6-3 win over the Blizzard.  Things were looking good early for Brookings, who led 3-0 late in the 1st period on goals from Conor Andrle, Jared Docken and Aidan Cavallini.  Filip Starzynski gave the Bobcats life late in the 1st period with a goal to make it 3-1.  Nate Repensky scored the first of his two goals in the 2nd period to make it 3-2 and Evan Giesler scored to make it 3-3 after two periods.  Repensky, Giesler and Bob Kinne all scored within a four minute span in the 3rd period to give Bismarck the win. Boxscore

Fairbanks 3 @ Kenai River 2 – The Ice Dogs kept their West title hopes alive with their second consecutive 3-2 win over Kenai River, completing a weekend sweep of the Brown Bears.  In another back and forth game, the two teams went scoreless in the 1st period and then traded goals in the 2nd period as Albin Karlsson put the Bears ahead only to see Lawrence Cornellier score his first goal in an Ice Dogs uniform to tie the game.  In the 3rd period, Johnny Mueller and Connor Allison scored for Fairbanks, while Brad Duwe scored for Kenai River. Boxscore

Soo 3 @ Kalamazoo 1 – Tyler Marble made 36 saves as the Eagles gave themselves a little breathing room at the top of the North Division standings with a 3-1 win in Kalamazoo on Saturday.  Sean Murphy scored two of the three Eagles goals, which both came in the 3rd period.  Alex Robert had the other Soo goal, which came on the power play in the 1st period.  Mike Fazio scored the lone Kalamazoo goal, which came with an extra attacker late in the 3rd period.  Boxscore

Jamestown 1 @ Michigan 3 – Dillon Kelley made 40 saves as the Warriors picked up a weekend split with the Ironmen thanks to a 3-1 win on Saturday.  After a scoreless 1st period, Jamestown scored the game’s first goal in the 2nd period as Victor Johansson lit the lamp.  However, Michigan was quick to turn the tables the other way as Luke Fiegl, Jake Faiella and Colin Larkin scored three goals to answer within a two minute span to lead the Warriors to the win. Boxscore

Johnstown 2 @ Springfield 3 – In front of one of the biggest crowds of the season in Springfield, the Jr. Blues held off a late fury from the Tomahawks in the 3rd period to win 3-2 and salvage a weekend split.  The Jr. Blues led 2-0 after one period on goals from Tom Cooney and Brett Skibba.  Micah Ranum made it 3-0 in the 2nd period.  Johnstown responded with two goals in the 3rd period from Jordan Watt and Mitch Kontny, but it would not be enough. Boxscore

 
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