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Saturday Scores: Winning streaks for Wings, Nordiques continue

December 17, 2023

Janesville goalie Matthew Alberti stopped 72 of 74 shots in a weekend sweep of Kenai River, which included a 36-save shutout on Saturday.

Saturday Box Scores

Austin 2 @ Aberdeen 4: The Wings scored at least a goal in all three periods en route to a 4-2 win and weekend sweep. Grant Winkler scored his 1st of the season in the opening frame to give Aberdeen a lead. Giuseppe Fiorillo tied the game early in the 2nd for Austin before Isak Holmstrom and Logan Gravnik regained the lead for Aberdeen. Grant Kohnen extended the lead to three goals with an early goal in the final 20 while Ocean Wallace added the 2nd goal for the Bruins. Adam Dybal was strong between the pipes, stopping 35 of 37 in the win. Logan Rose kept out 19 of 23 for Austin. 

Kenai River 0 @ Janesville 4 – It was a big weekend for Jets goalie Matthew Alberti, who stopped all 36 shots that came his way to lead Janesville to a 4-0 win and weekend sweep of the Brown Bears. For the weekend, Alberti stopped 72 of 74 shots in two wins. Four different players scored for the Jets, which included three goals in the 1st period from Haden Kruse, Trey Fechko, and Ethan Begg. In the 3rd period, James Taylor would score the Jets fourth goal to complete the scoring. Brown Bears goalie Conor Sullivan made 32 saves in the loss.

North Iowa 1 @ Minot 9: Eight different Minotauro skaters had multiple-point performances in Minot’s 9-1 rout over North Iowa. Jack O’Hanisain led Minot in goalscoring with two while also adding an assist. Trevor Stachowiak and Joel Lehtinen both dished three apples while Stachowiak also found the back of the net. North Iowa’s lone goal came from forward Tyler Starich. Brady James had a quiet night in the crease, stopping all but one of 16 shots sent his way in the win.

New Hampshire 0 @ New Jersey 3: The New Jersey Titans swept the New Hampshire Mountain Kings in their weekend series in shutout fashion winning 3-0. The Titans closed the first period off with a two-goal lead with Dominick Rivelli and Jack Hillier scoring. In the third period, Nikita Meshcheryakov scored for the Titans and for a 3-0 final. New Jersey goaltender Zakaria Brice posted a 32-shot shutout win.

Philadelphia 0 @ Maine 3: The Maine Nordiques scored a goal in each period to complete the weekend sweep over the Philadelphia Rebels, 3-0. Matthew Lewis got the scoring going for the Nordiques in the first period and then followed up with his second of the night in the second period for a 2-0 lead going into the third. In the final frame, Liam Gilmartin netted the third Maine goal for the win. Goalie Carter Richardson stopped 29 shots in the shutout win. 

Fairbanks 0 @ Wisconsin 1 – The Windigo completed a weekend home sweep of the Ice Dogs thanks to a 27-save shutout from Linards Lipskis on Saturday night. The lone goal of the game was scored late in the 2nd period as Everett Pietila found the back of the net with assists to Tyler Grahme and Max Martin. Fairbanks goalie Tyler Krivtsov made 29 saves in the loss.

Corpus Christi 0 @ Lone Star 3 – The Brahmas widened their lead atop the South Division as Jack Wieneke stopped all 21 shots that came his way for a 3-0 shutout over the IceRays, completing a weekend home sweep. After a scoreless 1st period, the Brahmas scored twice in the 2nd period on goals from David Skuhrovec and Ivan Zadvernuk. In the 3rd period, Zadvernyuk would add his second goal of the game to complete the 3-0 win. IceRays goalie Bryant Marks made 37 saves in the loss.

Oklahoma 4 @ New Mexico 7 – The Ice Wolves got three points each from Olivier Lamothe and Rasmus Leijonhielm as they completed a weekend home sweep of the Warriors thanks to a 7-4 win on Saturday. Lamothe scored the first of two goals in the 1st period. New Mexico added three more goals in the 2nd period from Ryan Johnson, Bryce Johnson, and Leijonhielm. In the 3rd period, New Mexico scored three more goals to break a 4-4 tie as Jack Dalton, Michael Schermerhorn and Lamothe all found the back of the net. The Warriors got goals from Kaden Nelson, Zach Homer, Landon Fleming, and Nathan Rickey. Jackson Fuller made 28 saves in the win.

Anchorage 2 @ Springfield 3 – The Jr. Blues salvaged a win in their three-game series with the Wolverines thanks to a 3-2 triumph on Saturday night. Jr. Blues goalie JJ Cataldo was the star of the night, making 41 saves in the win. The Jr. Blues opened up a 3-0 lead in the 1st period thanks to goals from Hadley Hudak, Jake Peterson, and Simzon Koch. Anchorage clawed their way back into the game with goals from Kade Shea and Camden Shasby, but could not find the equalizer. Jozef Zilinec made 27 saves in the loss.

Amarillo 3 @ Odessa 2 – The Wranglers took two out of three games in their weekend series against the Jackalopes thanks to a 3-2 win on Friday night. Wranglers goalie Mason Joseph made 40 saves and forward Topi Puikkonen scored twice in the win. After a scoreless 1st period, the Wranglers took a 2-0 lead in the 2nd period with back-to-back goals from Puikkonen. Odessa made it 2-1 early in the 3rd period with a goal from Cameron Dunn. The Wranglers went back up by two goals on a goal from Jacob Miller. Michael Kadlecik would add a late goal for Odessa.

St. Cloud 2 @ Bismarck 5: The Bobcats bounced back from Friday night’s loss, defeating the St. Cloud Norsemen 5-2 to secure the series split. Patrick Johnson scored the lone goal in the 1st period to give Bismarck a 1-0 lead. The Norsemen fired back a pair in the 2nd from Andrew Cumming and Tyler Dysart before Johnson netted his second of the game to even the scores. Johnson scored the eventual game-winner 1:18 to pick up the hat trick while Tamas Toth and Landon Fandel extended the lead and sealed the victory. Stephen Peck kept out 29 of 31 in the win while Ryan Manzella stopped 27 for St. Cloud. 

Maryland 3 @ Johnstown 1: The Maryland Black Bears picked up their second win of the weekend against the Johnstown Tomahawks in a 3-1 score. In the first period, Trayce Johnson scored for a 1-0 Maryland lead. In the second period, Jesse Horacek and Magnus Gadlowsky scored to add the Maryland lead to end the period ahead 3-0. In the third period, Cade Baker scored the lone Johnstown goal as the Black Bears held on for a 3-1 win. Netminder Owen Lepak picked up the win in net for Maryland after stopping 29 shots. 

Danbury 1 @ Rochester 6 – Matteo Disipio and Thomas Rockey each scored twice to lead the Jr. Americans to a 6-1 win over Danbury on Saturday. After Danbury opened the scoring in the 1st period on a goal from David Tolan, it was all Rochester after that. Disipio answered with back-to-back goals in the 1st period to make it 2-1. Rockey scored his first of the game in the 2nd period to make it 3-1. Rochester the poured it on in the 3rd period with three more goals from Michael Sandruck, Clay O’Donnell, and Rockey. Florian Wade made 22 saves in the win.

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