Saturday Scores: Windigo, six other teams post weekend sweeps
Chippewa 2 @ Wisconsin 10: Wisconsin scored at least three goals in all three periods en route to a dominant 10-2 win to secure the sweep over the Steel. Leo Eperjes, Braydon Beahm, Tyler Grahme, and Maxwell Martin all found the back of the net in the 1st for Wisconsin. Zephyr Tangril, Will Schumacher, and Cashen Naeve tickled twine to extend the lead in the middle frame. Camden Markham, Martin, and Grahme all scored in the 3rd to continue the offensive onslaught. Chippewa's goals came from Aidan Willis and Peyton Platter. Linard Lipskis picked up the win making 30 stops while Ajay White and Carter Wishart combined for 36 saves in the loss.
Rochester 2 @ Maryland 3 (SO): The Maryland Black Bears picked up their second consecutive win over the Rochester Jr. Americans in a shootout thriller, 3-2. Jeremi Tremblay netted the first goal of the game for Maryland in the opening frame for a 1-0 score. In the second, Noah Vom Scheidt evened the game with a Jr. Americans goal, 1-1. Tremblay netted his second of the night with seconds to spare in the middle period to make the score 2-1 in favor of the Black Bears. In the third, Massimo Gentile evened the game 2-2 for Rochester to force an overtime period. After a silent overtime, the game went to a shootout where the Black Bears would win it, 3-2. Netminder Owen Lepak stopped 27 shots in the win.
New Mexico 2 @ Colorado 1: The New Mexico Ice Wolves added a goal in the third period to beat the Colorado Grit in back-to-back nights, 2-1. In the opening period, the Grit got on the scoresheet first with a goal from Bowen Burke. Later in the period, Zach Boren netted a goal to even the game 1-1. In the third period, Ryan Jonson scored the game winner at 10:58 for a 2-1 final. Andy Vlaha was fantastic in net, turning away 38 shots in the contest.
Bismarck 1 @ Austin 4: The Bruins replicated last night’s win as once again they took down the Bobcats 4-1 to extend their win streak to 3 games. After a scoreless opening frame, Austin Salani and Alex Laurenza both found the back of the net within two minutes of each other. Will Diamond extended the lead eight minutes into the 3rd period before Bismarck’s Evan Hunter scored his 7th of the season to get the Bobcats on the board. Gustav Noren scored with just 7 seconds remaining to cap off the victory. Matthew MacArthur and Trent Wiemken combined for 23 saves in the win while Stephen Peck kept out 17 for the Bobcats.
Minot 2 @ Aberdeen 1: Minot scored a goal in each of the first two periods and were able to hang on to secure the win and weekend sweep. Trevor Stachowiak netted his 1st of the season to put Minot ahead late in the 1st period. Joel Lehtinen doubled the lead late in the 2nd period from Niklas Ketonen and Jack O’Hanisain. Isak Holmstrom cut the deficit in half for the Wings 7:06 into the 3rd but Aberdeen was unable to complete the comeback. James Norton made 17 saves on 18 shots in the win while Croix Kochendorfer kept out 28 for the Wings.
St. Cloud 3 @ Minnesota 0: The Norsemen continued their weekend success over the Wilderness, shutting them out 3-0. Andrew Cumming broke the deadlock 9:38 into the opening period with his 2nd goal of the season. That scoreline would remain until Hudson Blue found twine early in the 3rd to extend the lead. Lucca Munoz scored minutes later to add insurance and put the game out of reach. Ryan Manzella was perfect between the pipes for the Norsemen, stopping all 30 shots faced. Adam Prokop kept out 23 in the loss.
Maine 5 @ New Hampshire 4: The Maine Nordiques completed a weekend sweep over the New Hampshire Mountain Kings with a 5-4 win on Saturday night. The Nordiques scored with Kellen Murphy in the first period. New Hampshire answered back to tie the game again 1-1 with Hunter Fetterolf. In the second period, Charles Tardiff, Nick Ramm and Nils Forselius scored consecutively to get Maine ahead, 4-1. New Hampshire added a goal in the second with Jack Costanzo, 4-2. Nearing the end of the middle period, Cody Pisarczyk scored to add to the Maine lead, 5-2. In the third period, the Mountain Kings added two goals with Kim Hilmersson for a final score of 5-4. Maine netminder Thomas Heaney stopped 22 of 26 shots in the victory.
North Iowa 4 @ Springfield 3 (SO): The North Iowa Bulls took an overtime win to bounce back from a loss last night in Springfield, taking down the Jr. Blues 4-3. The scoring opened up in the first period with Jayden Veney and Jordan Newpower scoring for North Iowa, 2-0. Zach Howard got the Jr. Blues on the board nearing the end of the first, 2-1. In the second, Charles Beland added to the Bulls lead, 3-1. In the third period, Trey Jefferis netted two goals to even the game 3-3 to force overtime. No goals were scored in overtime, as the game went into a shootout where the Bulls were successful to seal the win, 4-3. Goaltender Santo Simmchen stopped 33 of 36 shots in the win.
Danbury 3 @ New Jersey 8: The New Jersey Titans bounced back after a loss last night to the Danbury Hat Tricks to take a 8-3 win. In the first period, Danbury got on the board with a gaol from Grant Diez. The Titans answered back with two unanswered goals from Ethan Wongus and Johnny McMahon for a 2-1 lead. The Hat Tricks evened the game 2-2 with Noah Ziskie. Jersey reclaimed the lead with two more goals with Dominik Bartecko and Kai Elkie scoring. In the second period it was all New Jersey as the Titans netted three goals from Ryan Friedman, Matej Teply and Johnny McMahon for a 7-2 score. In the third period, Joey Mallozzi added another Danbury goal for a 7-3 score. Late in the period, Riley Fitzgerald scored for a 8-3 final. Zakari Brice stopped 23 shots to earn the win in net.
Johnstown 6 @ Northeast 1: The Johnstown Tomahawks defeated the Northeast Generals by a final score of 6-1. Johnstown came out the gates fast netting four goals before the 10:00 minute mark of the first period. Nick White, who scored twice, Justin Gibson and Lukas Klemm all scored for the Tomahawks. In the second frame, Will Moore added to the Johnstown lead, 5-0. The Generals got on the scoresheet with Joseph Mcgraw, making the score 5-1. Will Lawrence scored the final Johnstown goal for a 6-1 win. Jacob Osborn was fantastic in net as he blocked 27 shots.
Lone Star 5 @ El Paso 0: Lone Star bounced back from Friday night defeat and shut out the Rhinos on the road 5-0. Jesse Kirkby tallied a pair of goals in the opening frame to give Lone Star an early lead. Ivan Zadvernyuk extended the lead midway through the 2nd period with his 5th goal of the season. Bryan Jones and Zadvernyuk both buried in the final frame to put the game out of reach. Jack Wieneke had a quiet night in net, stopping all 12 shots faced for the shutout. Kael DePape kept out 21 of 26 for the Rhinos.
Fairbanks 3 @ Kenai River 6: Marko Giourof tallied a hat trick and four points to help fuel the Brown Bears past Fairbanks 6-3. Jake Cameron broke the deadlock 9:12 into the 1st period before Jackson Ebbott and Giourof scored in quick succession to give the Brown Bears a lead through 20 minutes. The two squads traded goals in the 2nd as Nick Blood and Cameron scored for the Ice Dogs while Nicholas Stevens and Giourof lit the lamp for Kenai River. Giourof tallied the hat trick 4:25 into the 3rd period and Ebbott buried his 2nd of the game later on in the frame to seal it. Owen Zenone picked up his 1st career victory making 31 saves. Kyle Abrahamson kept out 30 shots for the Ice Dogs.