Sunday Wrap-Up: Rochester finishes weekend with shutout
Rochester 3 @ Johnstown 0: Cole O’Donnell and the Jr. Americans bounced back from last night’s loss allowing seven goals, as they secured the win and first shutout in franchise history. The game remained scoreless through the first 40 minutes, and it would be Massimo Gentile who broke the deadlock 4:43 into the 3rd with his team leading 13th goal of the season. Matteo Disipio and Sam Christiano added goals with less than 60 seconds remaining in the game to seal the win. O’Donnell made Rochester history as he stopped all 27 shots faced while Zack Ferris kept out 36 in the loss.
Amarillo 3 @ Odessa 6: After falling consecutive nights on home ice to the Mudbugs this weekend, the Jackalopes hosted and took down the Wranglers 6-3 to end their weekend on a good note. Braden Pietila scored the lone goal of the opening frame to provide Odessa a lead through 20. James Richman tallied a pair to extend the lead in the 2nd period before Drew Jeffers got Amarillo on the board later on. Topi Puikkonen made it a one-goal game early on in the 3rd before Odessa powered three past the Wranglers off the sticks of John Christen (2) and Zach Benayon. Ben Ivey buried late in the period but it was far too late for a comeback bid. Maksim Bely made 19 saves in the win while Luca Ganz kept out 21 for the Wranglers.
Northeast 3 @ Maine 0: The Generals completed the weekend sweep after shutting out the Nordiques thanks to a dominant performance from Peter Wisckström Stumer. Jake Gutwirth opened up the scoring for the Generals 12:41 into the 1st period with his 4th goal of the season. In the middle frame, Frank D’Ancona and Gutwirth extended the lead with scores. That scoreline would hold through the remainder of the game as Wickström Stumer stopped all 34 shots Maine sent his way to secure the shutout. Carter Richardson kept out 23 of 26 in the loss.