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Saturday Scores: Ice Dogs roll to 8th straight win

December 1, 2013

Hard Targets: Minnesota Magicians goalie Atte Tolvanen (top) and Janesville Jets goalie Logan Halladay (bottom) backstopped their teams to weekend sweeps.

Janesville Jets 4 @ Coulee Region Chill 3 – Jets goaltender Logan Halladay completed a three-win week thanks to 31 saves to lead Janesville to a weekend sweep of Coulee Region. Things were going the Chills way through the first 40 minutes as they had a 3-1 lead over the Jets thanks to a 1st period goal from Sean Kalbak and 2nd period goals from Adam Lovick and Richard Zehnal. Kyle Patava had the lone Jets goal.  However, the Jets owned the 3rd period, scoring three times on a shorthanded goal from Zach Avolio and two power play goals from Robin Hoglund. Boxscore

Aberdeen Wings 0 @ Minot Minotauros 4 – Brandon Wildung stopped all 17 shots that came his way for his second shutout of the season as the Minotauros won their sixth straight game thanks to a 4-0 shutout of Aberdeen, completing a weekend sweep of the Wings.  Minot got on the board in the 1st period thanks to eventual game-winning goal from Jake McCann. Scott Smoot added a 2nd period goal and Kyle Kruenegel scored two 3rd period goals 10 minutes apart. Boxscore

Austin Bruins 3 @ Bismarck Bobcats 4 (SO) – Aaron Nelson made 32 saves through regulation and overtime and then stopped all four shooters in the shootout to help Bismarck complete a weekend sweep of the visiting Bruins by a 4-3 score in a shootout. It looked like it was going to be all Bismarck after they jumped out a 3-0 lead. Stanislav Dzakhov scored in the 1st period and Matt Anders added two goals in the 2nd period.  However, the Bruins clawed back with three straight goals of their own from Josh Bretner in the 2nd period and two 3rd period goals from Jay Dickman. Dzakhov and Huba Sekesi scored in the shootout to secure the win. Boxscore

Brookings Blizzard 0 @ Minnesota Magicians 2 – Atte Tolvanen stopped all 37 shots that came his way for his first shutout of the season as the Minnesota Magicians shutout the Brookings Blizzard, 2-0 which completed a weekend sweep. Both Blizzard goals came just :17 seconds apart in the 2nd period as Denis Shevyrin and Thomas Delaney scored. Kris McKenzie and Cody Milligan picked up assists on both goals. Austin Priebe took the loss in goal for the Blizzard, making 35 saves. Boxscore

Fairbanks Ice Dogs 6 @ Kenai River Brown Bears 3 – Viktor Liljegren picked up two goals and added two assists for a four point night as the Ice Dogs won their eighth straight game by defeating Kenai River 6-3 on Saturday, which completed a weekend sweep. Fairbanks led 3-2 after one period. Ice Dog goals came from Liljegren, Tayler Munson and Hans Gorowsky. Kenai River responded with goals from Eric Purcell and Matt Rudin. It was all Ice Dogs the rest of the way as Ethan Somoza made it 4-2 in the 2nd period and another goal from Liljegren and Jacob Hetz made it 6-2. Evan Butcher added his second goal of the weekend late in the 3rd to make it a 6-3 final. Boxscore

Lone Star Brahmas 2 @ Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees 3 (SO) – In a game that featured just 32 combined shots on goal, it was the Killer Bees that came out on top thanks to a 3-2 shootout win.  Rio Grande Valley led 2-0 after the 1st period on goals from Aleksi Luhtalampi and Kevin Clare. Lone Star would end up tying the game at 2-2 in the 3rd period as Matt Lison scored a power play goal and Alexey Solovyev added his second point of the night with an even-strength goal. In the shootout, RJ Salvato scored for the Brahmas, but that would countered by two goals from Luhtalampi and Anthony Croston for the Killer Bees. Boxscore

Amarillo Bulls 3 @ Topeka RoadRunners 4 – A three goal 2nd period was the difference as the Topeka RoadRunners edged the Amarillo Bulls on Saturday, 4-3 earning a split of the weekend series. The teams were deadlocked at 1-1 after the 1st period on goals from Topeka’s Tyler Poulsen and Amarillo’s Roman Ammirato. Topeka then struck for three goals in the 2nd period to take a 4-1 lead as Poulsen scored again along with others from Sly Sutter and Cody Champagne. The Bulls made a game of it in the 3rd period as Timmy Moore and Carter Penzien scored, but PJ Bridges held the fort of the rest of the way, making 27 saves. Boxscore

Corpus Christi IceRays 4 @ Wichita Falls Wildcats 2 – Wes Michaud scored twice and the IceRays scored two 3rd period goals to earn a weekend split in Wichita Falls thanks to a 4-2 win on Saturday. The teams were tied at 1-1 after one period and 2-2 after two periods.  Michaud scored both IceRays goals, while Hogan Davidson and Josh Haverstrom scored for the Wildcats. In the 3rd period, Jake Durflinger scored a short-handed goal, which ended up being the game-winner and Martin Hojbjerg added an empty-net goal for the 4-2 win. IceRays goalie Forbes Ploszaj picked up the win, making 25 saves. Boxscore

Springfield Jr. Blues 5 @ Port Huron Fighting Falcons 6 (SO) – It was a comeback for the ages as the Fighting Falcons came back from deficits of 4-0 and 5-2 to ultimately win in a 22-man, 11 round shootout by a score of 6-5. The Jr. Blues led 4-0 after the 1st period on two goals from Josh Lammon and others from Max Kalter and Cameron Brown. Port Huron’s Logan Lambdin and Jonathan Kopacka scored in the 2nd period to make it 4-2. Springfield’s lead increased to 5-2 early in the 3rd period on a goal from Patrick Curry. However, three goals in the game’s final seven minutes from Bryan Yim, Matt Jones and Lambdin sent the game to a shootout.  As the 22nd shooter, Noah Batis finally scored to end the game. Boxscore

Johnstown Tomahawks 3 @ Wenatchee Wild 4 (SO) In front of over 3,700 fans in Wenatchee, the Wild scored late in regulation and then saw all three shooters scored in the shootout as they came from behind for a 4-3 shootout win over the visiting Tomahawks. Johnstown led 2-1 after two periods on goals from Trevor Recktenwald and Jordan Watt. Trey Bradley had the lone Wild goal. Wenatchee tied the game at 2-2 on a goal from Parker Tuomie, but Johnstown answered on a goal from Brandon Reinholz.  With less than a minute left, Troy Loggins scored the game-tying goal to send the game to a shootout where Bradley, Tuomie and Loggins scored on three consecutive shots for the win. Boxscore


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