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Saturday Scores: Wild pick up big sweep in Michigan

November 24, 2013

Corpus Christi forward Maurin Bouvet (top) and Fairbanks goalie Kevin Aldridge (bottom) helped their clubs to weekend sweeps.

Soo Eagles 3 @ Coulee Region Chill 6 – James McGing had another big night as the forward scored two more goals and added an assist as the Chill swept the Eagles with a 6-3 final on Saturday. The Chill jumped out to a 4-1 lead after two periods as McGing, Jesse Tredinnick, Blake Kelley and Cal Bleck scored. Jacob McDowell had the lone Soo goal. McGing added his second goal in the 3rd period, which was followed by two from Eagles forward Bruno Birzitis. Ondrej Zehnal added an empty net goal for the 6-3 final score. Boxscore

Wenatchee Wild 4 @ Michigan Warriors 2 – Troy Loggins scored twice, including the game-winning goal, as the Wild got back on track with a weekend sweep of the North Division’s Michigan Warriors thanks to a 4-2 win. After opening goals from the Wild’s Trey Bradley and Michigan’s Connor Lyons, the difference in the game were two 2nd period goals from Wenatchee’s Joseph Kaszupski and Loggins. After a goal from Michigan’s Wes Guenther in the 3rd period cut it to 3-2, Loggins added his second goal on the power play to make the final, 4-2. Boxscore

Port Huron Fighting Falcons 2 @ Johnstown Tomahawks 3 (SO) – The Tomahawks erased a 2-0 Port Huron lead to ultimately win in a shootout on Saturday to complete a weekend sweep of the 1st place Fighting Falcons. Things were looking good for Port Huron in the first half of the game as Mitch Maloney scored twice to put the visiting side ahead 2-0. However, the Tomahawks fought back with goals from Forest Donovan and Zach Wallace to get the game tied. In the shootout, goals from Tyler Basham and Wallace were enough for the extra point and win. Boxscore

Wichita Falls Wildcats 1 @ Fairbanks Ice Dogs 3 – For the sixth straight start Fairbanks goalie Kevin Aldridge won and allowed just a goal, as he had to face just 14 shots in the Ice Dogs 3-1 win and weekend sweep of the South Division’s Wichita Falls Wildcats. Fairbanks jumped out to a 2-0 quickly in the 1st period as Colton Wolter and Doug Rose scored just 1:31 apart. Tayler Munson added a 3rd period goal to make it 3-0 for the home side. Ben Kucera scored the lone Wildcats goal on the power play to spoil the shutout bid for Aldridge. Boxscore

Minot Minotauros 3 @ Minnesota Magicians 0 – Brandon Wildung stopped all 22 shots that came his way as the Minotauros picked up their second weekend sweep of the season as they took care of the Magicians on Saturday, 3-0. After a scoreless 1st period, Minot scored twice in the 2nd period. Tyler Shipstad scored what was the eventual game-winning goal, which was followed by a goal from Jacob Howie. Alexander Kasitsyn added a 3rd period tally to make the final score 3-0. Atte Tolvanen made 34 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Lone Star Brahmas 1 @ Corpus Christi IceRays 3 – In front of over 6,600 fans in Corpus Christi, the IceRays gave the load of fans in attendance something to cheer about with another 3-1 win over Lone Star, completing a weekend sweep of the Brahmas. Maurin Bouvet got things going to Corpus Christi with a 1st period goal, which was followed by a 2nd period tally from Jake Durflinger to put the IceRays up 2-0. Lone Star cut the lead to 2-1 on a goal from Todd Koritzinksy, but Corpus would answer back with a power play goal from Grant Hutton in the 3rd period. Boxscore

Odessa Jackalopes 3 @ Topeka RoadRunners 2 – Eric Hancock made 39 saves to help the Jackalopes win in Topeka on Saturday, 3-2 and salvage one game of the three game weekend set. After an opening goal from Odessa’s Ian Mansfield, Topeka took a 2-1 lead in the 2nd period with goals from Jasen Fernsler and Cody Champagne. However, Odessa fought back in the 3rd period as Connor Thie and Jake Kreutzer scored to give Odessa a 3-2 lead, which they would hang on to the remainder of the game. Drew Vogler made 24 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Minnesota Wilderness 2 @ Kenai River Brown Bears 0 – Kasimir Kaskisuo stopped all 35 shots that came his way for his league-leading 7th shutout of the season as the Wilderness blanked the Brown Bears on Saturday, 2-0 to take two of three games in Kenai River over the weekend. After scoreless 1st period, Terry Leabo put the Wilderness ahead with a power play goal in the 2nd period and Darian Romanko added a 3rd period tally to secure the win. Brown Bears goalie Zach Quinn made 32 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees 2 @ Amarillo Bulls 4 – Two 3rd period goals from Tyler Gernhofer and Roman Ammirato were the difference as the Amarillo Bulls got back to the winning side of things with a 4-2 win, salvaging a weekend home split with the Killer Bees. Rio Grande Valley had leads of 1-0 and 2-1 after goals from Anthony Croston and Tyler Bruneteau. Ammirato was able to answer the first goal and Cody Gylling was able to answer the second goal to knot the game at 2-2, setting the stage for the two goal 3rd period for the Bulls. Boxscore

Austin Bruins 1 @ Brookings Blizzard 3 – Drew Weigman made 37 saves as the Blizzard were able to turn the tables on the Bruins with a 3-1 win on Saturday, earning a weekend split in the home-and-home series. Austin’s Nick Lehr played well in the loss, making 36 saves. Brookings got off to the hot start they wanted as Eric Brenk and Beau Michaud put the home side up 2-0 in the 1st period. The lone Bruins goal came from Austin Nelson in the 2nd period, but the visitors couldn’t find the equalizer in the 3rd period as Evan Hesse added an empty-net goal. Boxscore

Bismarck Bobcats 4 @ Aberdeen Wings 2 – The Bobcats fired 47 shots on goal and were able to earn a weekend road split with the Wings thanks to a 4-2 win on Saturday. The teams were even at 2-2 after the first two periods as Huba Sekesi and Filip Starzynski scored for the Bobcats and Drew Doyon and Patrick Steinhauser both scored on the power play for the Wings. The bug difference came in the 3rd period when Cullen Willox scored to make it 3-2 and then Sekesi added his second goal of the night while shorthanded to make the final, 4-2. Boxscore

Janesville Jets 1 @ Springfield Jr. Blues 4 – Stefanos Lekkas made 22 saves as the Jr. Blues controlled things from start to finish in a 4-1 home win over the visiting Jets. The Jr. Blues went up 2-0 in the 1st period on goals from Mike Severson and Igor Vladykovskil. Kevin Shand made it 3-0 with a goal in the 2nd period and a goal from Josh Lammon made it 4-0 late in the 3rd period. Lekkas’ shutout bid was spoiled with less than five minutes to go as Michael Louria scored Janesville’s lone goal on the power play. Boxscore


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