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Sunday Wrap-Up: Inspired effort lifts Nordiques to emotional win

October 30, 2023

Maine forward Kim Hilmersson scored twice in a 5-3 win on Sunday.

Sunday Box Scores

Maine 5 @ Philadelphia 3 – Playing for the first time since the shootings in their hometown of Lewiston earlier in the week, the Maine Nordiques, played inspired hockey and erased a 3-0 deficit as they scored the final five unanswered goals of the game to beat the Rebels on the road, 5-3. Things looked good for the Rebels early in the game as they took a 3-0 lead with goals from Otto Polakovs, Brock Jones, and Paddy Fortune. The Nordiques started their comeback with a goal late in the 1st period from Kim Hilmersson. In the 2nd period, goals from Laurent Trepanier and Nick Ramm tied the game at 3-3. In the 3rd period, Hilmersson scored again to make it 4-3 and Nick Romeo added an empty-net goal to make the final 5-3. Carter Richardson picked up the win, stopping all 22 shots that came his way.

Amarillo 3 @ Oklahoma 2 (SO) – The Wranglers came back from a 2-0 deficit to top the Warriors in a shootout, 3-2, claiming two of three games in the weekend road series. The Warriors jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals from Bryce Howard and Landon Fleming. The Wranglers answered back with goals from Roman Zap and Alex Papaspryopoulios.In the shootout, the Wranglers secured the extra point with goals from Nolan Gagnon and Topi Puikkonen. Connor McDonough made 29 saves in the win, while Dylan Johnson made 19 saves in the loss.

Wisconsin 3 @ Anchorage 2 - Wisconsin Windigo took Game 3 of the series on Sunday from the Anchorage Wolverines with a final score of 3-2. Wolverines goalie Vaughn Makar made his first appearance of the season, after almost 8 months of recovering from an ACL injury. The tender logged 30 saves on 33 shots on net. Oliver Salo clocked an early goal for the Wolverines, finding the back of the net at the 3:46 minute marker. The Windigo tallied two goals from Zachary Cline and Braydon Beahm within the first period, leaving the ice for the first intermission up 2-1. Trent Powell evened the game in the second, assisted by Feddy Nikolayenya and Bryce Monrean. The game stayed tied until the last five minutes of the game, when Jacob Jastrzebski beat the defense and secured the game winning goal for Wisconsin. Windigo goalie Linards Lipskis made 26 saves in the win.

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