Saturday Scores: Brahmas Offense Explodes to Finish Off Sweep
Lone Star 9 @ Oklahoma 2: The Lone Star Brahmas asserted their South Division dominance in a 9-2 takedown over the Oklahoma Warriors. The first period saw three goals, two belonging to Lone Star with Ivan Zadvernyuk and Owen Kerr, and Oklahoma's Landon Fleming. In the second, Charlie Masek and Zach Rizzo scored to add to the lead, 4-1. In the third, the Brahmas went on a tear scoring four answers with Justin Kerr, Connor Bergeron, Anthony Cappello and Jacob MacDonald, for a 8-1 score. Oklahoma added a goal with William Ahlrik, 8-2. Later in the period, Owen Kerr scored to solidify the win, 9-2 Jack Wieneke was unstoppable in net stopping 38 shots.
Shreveport 7 @ Corpus Christi 2: The Shreveport Mudbugs swept the Corpus Christi IceRays by a final of 7-2. In the opening period we saw Colin Vassallo and Brayden Cook score for Shreveport to get ahead 2-0. In the second, Corpus added a goal while the Mudbugs added two more with Nick Marino and Brayden Cook. The third period saw Cook add this third of the night to make the lead 5-1. IceRays Carter Krenke scored, getting the score 5-2. Later on, Liam Fleet and Andrej Paricka scored to take the win, 7-2. Nikolia Goich stopped 23 shots in the win.
New Mexico 5 @ Odessa 2: The New Mexico Ice Wolves answered back after a loss last night to take a win 5-2 against the Odessa Jackalopes. The Ice Wolves got ahead 2-0 with a goal from Yusaku Ando adding a goal in the first and second period. In the third, James Richman scored for Odesssa. Dillon Kuntz scored to get the Ice Wolves back on the board for a 3-1 score. Soon after, Cameron Dunn netted a goal to get the Jackalopes within a goal, 3-2. Later in the period, Rasmus Leijonhielm and Yusaku Anndo, who netted a hat trick, finished off Odessa by a final score of 5-2. Ice Wolves netminder Jackson Fuller stopped 32 of the 34 shots he faced.
Amarillo 0 @ El Paso 3: The El Paso Rhinos blanked the Amarillo Wranglers by a final score of 3-0. Eddie Shepeler scored in the first period, Tory Lund scored in the second and Medrick Bolduc scored in the third for a 3-0 final. Rhinos netminder Michael Manzi stopped all 17 shots he faced in the win.
St. Cloud 1 @ Austin 2: Recent Top Prospect Damon Furuseth tallied a goal and an assist to help lift the Bruins past St. Cloud 2-1. After a scoreless opening period, Furuseth broke the deadlock 9:58 into the 2nd period with his 6th of the season. Alex Laurenza doubled the Bruins lead four minutes into the 3rd. Hagen Moe netted his 15th of the season to cut the deficit in half but the Norsemen weren’t able to complete the comeback. Trent Wiemken was the victor between the pipes, stopping 11 shots. Max Weilandt kept out 30 for St. Cloud.
Minot 2 @ Bismarck 1 (OT): Nicholas Sewecke found the back of the net on a 2-on-1 from John Emmons to lift the Minotauros past Bismarck in overtime. The game remained scoreless until late in the 2nd period when Joel Lehtinen tickled twine for his 13th of the season, give Minot the first lead. Tamas Toth leveled the scores just under six minutes into the 3rd period, a scoreline that would hold until Sewecke’s winner. Lukas Swedin was the victor between the pipes, stopping 21 of 22 shots faced. Klayton Knapp kept out 25 shots in the loss.
North Iowa 1 @ Aberdeen 3: A pair of goals in the opening 20 minutes was enough for the Wings to take down North Iowa 3-1 and secure the series sweep. Isak Holmstrom and Jackson Anderson both found the back of the net for Aberdeen in the 1st. Matthew Wisener would provide some insurance just under seven minutes into the 3rd period with his 9th of the season. North Iowa’s lone goal came midway through the 3rd off the stick of Hayden Siegel. Adam Dybal kept out all but one of 19 shots faced in the win. Santo Simmchen made 41 saves on 44 shots for the Bulls.
Janesville 0 @ Wisconsin 5: Five different members of the Windigo found the back of the net as Wisconsin made an emphatic statement to the Midwest Division as they shut out the Jets 5-0 to earn a weekend sweep. Erick Comstock had a goal and an assist to lead Wisconsin while Zachary Cline, Max Martin, Tyler Grahme and Braydon Beahm all tickled the twine in the win. Linards Lipskis stopped all 21 shots he faced to pick up his first shutout of the year. Matthew Alberti and Jan Kasal combined to make 30 saves for Janesville.
Danbury 1 @ Maine 4: Nils Forselius had two goals but the Nordiques as they finished off a weekend sweep of the Jr. Hat Tricks. David Helledy had two helpers while Nick Ramm and Cole Hipkin each grabbed a goal for Maine. Wyatt Stefan provided the lone goal for Danbury. Carter Richardson was the winner in net, he stopped 20 of 21 shots. Lukas Fursten was busy all night long, he finished the evening with 50 saves.
Johnstown 2 @ Philadelphia 4: Charles Panchisin registered a goal and two helpers as the Philadelphia Rebels avoided a sweep, doubling up the Johnstown Tomahawks 4-2. Billy Sheridan, Brock Jones and Otto Polakovs all found the back of the net for the Rebels. Reid Lune and Jaden Johnson netted goals for the Tomahawks. Jakub Krbecek stopped 38 shots to earn the win in between the pipes, Zack Ferris was given the loss as he stopped 28 shots.
Rochester 2 @ New Hampshire 1: Keanan Dewberry’s goal in the third period was the difference as the Rochester Jr. Americans scored a weekend sweep of the New Hampshire Mountain Kings by winning 2-1 on Saturday night. Tommy McDonough got the Mountain Kings on the board in the opening period, giving them a lead heading into the break. Luca Leighton scored in the second period to tie the game at one. In the opening seconds of the third, Jaden Dyke found Dewberry for his fifth of the season and that would turn out to be the game winner for the Jr. Americans. Florian Wade picked up the win in the blue paint, he made 39 saves on the night. Stefan Carney was saddled with the loss despite making 38 saves.
Anchorage 3 @ Chippewa 2: The Anchorage Wolverines salvaged a weekend split with the Chippewa Steel as they held off a late rally to win 3-2 on Saturday night. Tyler Henninger and Tai Ushio scored in the second period. Fyodor Nikolayenya had the game winner early in the third period. Nick Hatton netted his first of the year for Chippewa while Talan Blanck got a goal late to make things interesting but it was not enough for the Steel to finish off the comeback. Liam Beerman got the win in net, he stopped 22 of 24 shots. Ajay White was dealt the loss as he made 26 saves for the Steel.
Kenai River 2 @ Minnesota 3 (OT): Nate Murray’s second goal of the season was the game winner as the Minnesota Wilderness defeated the Kenai River Brown Bears 3-2 in overtime. Nick Blood got his second in as many games with Minnesota in the opening period. Then after a scoreless second, Roope Tuomioksa and Dylan Contreras scored back to back goals to give the Brown Bears the lead. That lead would be short-lived as Nate Murray’s first of the yearned the game just 11 seconds later. That would force overtime and Murray would be the hero again as his goal would give Minnesota the win and the sweep. Nick Erickson got the win in the crease as he made 30 saves. Conor Sullivan suffered the tough loss as he stopped 34 shots for Kenai River.