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Saturday Scores: Maryland Punches Playoff Ticket

February 25, 2024

Logan Ganz had two goals as Springfield took down first place Wisconsin

New Hampshire 2 @ Maryland 5: The Maryland Black Bears took down the New Hampshire Mountain Kings 5-2 to secure the weekend sweep and be the first East Division punch a ticket to the 2024 Robertson Cup Playoffs. Jack Costanzo got the visitors on the board first midway through the opening frame before Kareem El Bashir and Samuel Stitz gave Maryland the lead prior to intermission. Ethan Rosenoff leveled the scores early in the 2nd while Riley Ruh sent the Black Bears into the 3rd period with a lead. Luke Rubin and Benjamin Tauscher provided insurance in the 3rd and ultimately sealed the victory. Colin Ronan kept out 17 shots in the clinching effort while Stefan Carney made an impressive 47 saves for New Hampshire.

Johnstown 3 @ Northeast 4 (SO): Forward Ryan Remick tallied the lone goal in the shootout to lift the Generals past Johnstown 4-3. Northeast’s Brendan Kimball and Johnstown’s Will Lawrence kept the game deadlocked with goals in the opening frame. Lukas Klemm and Hank Reed put the visitors ahead by a pair heading into the 3rd with goals. Sixten Jennersjo tickled twine twice in the 3rd to send the game to an eventual overtime and shootout. Toby Hopp made 42 saves in the victory for Northeast while Zack Ferris kept out 45 saves for the Tomahawks. 

Danbury 1 @ New Jersey 10: The Titans scored at least three goals in all periods en route to a dominant 10-1 win over the Jr. Hat Tricks. Logan Renkowski, Jack Hillier, and Ethan Wongus all tallied goals in the 1st. Wongus, Ethan Rivelli, Ryan Novo, and Lucas Marshall added to the lead in the middle frame. Leo Schwartz provided more insurance in the 3rd while Renkowski secured a hat trick. Danbury’s lone goal came midway through the 3rd period off the stick of Mason Lupo. Zakari Brice kept out 29 shots in the victory while Lukas Fursten and Thomas Kiesewetter combined for 39 saves in the loss. 

Rochester 7 @ Maine 2: The Jr. Americans netted seven goals to complete the weekend sweep over the Nordiques on the road. Massimo Gentile and Michael Sandruck both tickled twine for the visitors in the opening frame. Nils Forselius cut the deficit in half in the 2nd period with his 19th of the season. In the 3rd it was all Rochester as Sandruck tallied a hat trick while Matteo Disipio, Luca Leighton, and Thomas Rockey also buried the biscuit. Forselius scored again in the 3rd for Maine’s second goal. Florian Wade kept out 33 of 35 shots faced while Thomas Heaney made 25 saves for the Nordiques.

 Wisconsin 4 @ Springfield 5: Logan Ganz tallied two goals and an assist to help the Jr. Blues edge past Wisconsin 5-4 on home ice. Ganz and Aidan Dyer tallied 1st-period goals while Everett Pietila got Wisconsin on the board. Maxwell Martin and Tyler Grahme had goals in the middle frame for Wisconsin while Springfield retained the lead thanks to Ganz and Andon Coles. Landry Schmuck extended the lead late in the 3rd before Grahme netted his 2nd of the game. Matt Schoephoerster and the Jr. Blues, Schoephoerster stopping 31 in the winning effort. Linards Lipskis made 24 saves for the Windigo.

St. Cloud 9 @ North Iowa 1: The St. Cloud Norsemen dominated the North Iowa Bulls in a 9-1 final. St. Cloud netted two goals in the opening period from Wes Berg and Hagen Moe. The second period was all Norsemen again with Micheal Coleman, Danny Reis, Lucca Munoz and Peyton Mithmuangneau all scoring for a 6-0 lead. The third period offensive attack from the Norsemen continued with Micheal Coleman scoring twice for a hat-trick, and Sammy Crane scoring. Late in the game, North Iowa got on the board with Zach Laurila for a final score of 9-1. Norsemen goalie Max Weilandt had a great game stopping 15 shots on net. 

Janesville 7 @ Minnesota 5: The Janesville Jets topped the Minnesota Wilderness in a high scoring game, 7-5. Janesville opened up the first period adding four goals with Max Wagener, Christian Venticinque twice, and Nick Sajevic while Minnesota scored twice with Alessadro Lurati and Nte Murray. In the second the Wilderness evened the game 4-4 with Aiden Shirey and Payton Nelson. Soon after the Jets took back the lead with Nick Sajevic and Nick Messina for a 6-4 score. In the third both team scored as Nash Jacobsma scored for Minnesota and Haden Kruse for Janesville. Matthew Alberti was in net for the jets where he stopped 33 shots on net. 

Shreveport 3 @ Oklahoma 0: The Shreveport Mudbugs silenced the Oklahoma Warriors in a 3-0 contest. In the opening period, Hayden Nichol scored for the Mudbugs to get a 1-0 lead. The action picked back up in the third where Luca Deeb and Kyan Haldenby scored for a 3-0 final. Mudbugs goalie Nikola Goich posted a 24 shot shutout win in net. 

Odessa 4 @ Amarillo 0: The Odessa Jackalopes blanked the Amarillo Wranglers in a 4-0 final. Charlie Smith got the scoring going in the first period. In the second Hayden DeMars and Michael Kadlecik scored for a 3-0 lead. In the third, James Richman netted a goal for the 4-0 final. Jackalopes netminder Ivan Zhigalov stopped 18 shots in the shutout win. 

Aberdeen 4 @ Bismarck 3: The Aberdeen Wings edged the Bismarck Bobcats in a close game, 4-3. Aberdeen took a 2-0 lead in the first with Riley Sharun and Weston Turner scoring. In the second, Luke Backel scored to extend the Wings lead to 3-0. In the third, Jibber Kuhl added another Wings goal for a 4-0 lead. The Bobcats started to battle back with three consecutive goals with Alexandr Kim scoring twice and Landon Fandel for the final goal. Sings goalie eCroix Kochendorfer stopped 40 shots in the win 

Colorado 2 @ Lone Star 5: Owen Kerr scored twice as the Lone Star Brahmas defeated the Colorado Grit by a score of 5-2. Jacob McDonald contributed a goal and an assist while Zach Rizzo and Brock James also found the back of the net for the Brahmas. Bryaden Fryfogle and Tomas Vicek got on the scoresheet for Colorado. Deivs Rolovs made 25 saves to earn the win in goal while Jack Erickson took the loss for the Grit as he made 24 saves.

New Mexico 3 @ Corpus Christi 2 (OT): Yusaku Ando’s second goal of the night was the game winner in overtime as the Ice Wolves beat the IceRays 3-2. Bryce Johnson got New Mexico on the board first with his ninth of the season. Michael Valdez countered with his first goal of the season to bring the game even after the first period. After a scoreless second, Stepan Kuznetsov and Yusaku Ando traded goals in the third period. In overtime, Ando was awarded a penalty shot where he buried the game winning goal for New Mexico. Jackson Fuller was phenomenal as he finished the night with 49 saves. Bryant Marks was saddled with the loss as he stopped 30 shots.

Austin 1 @ Minot 5: Jack O’Hanisain and Colby Woogk each had a goal and two helpers as the Minot Minotauros salvaged a series split over the Austin Bruins with a 5-1 win on Saturday night. John Emmons, Cayden Casey and Nicholas Sewecke all found the back of the net for Minot in the win. Ashton Bynum netted the lone tally for the Bruins. Lukas Swedin picked up the win as he was nearly perfect as he turned aside 25 of the 26 shots he faced. Trent Wiemken and Vilgot Holm combined to make 30 stops for the Bruins.

Chippewa 3 @ Anchorage 4: The Wolverines pulled off an amazing third period comeback as they dropped the Steel 4-3. After a scoreless opening period, Arvada Hovsepyan put the Wolverines on the board first. Connor Schneider scored later in the period to tie the game at one. In the third period, John Christen and Jackson Lackas scored to put the Steel up 3-1 midway through the period. Oliver Salo started the comeback with his 14th of the season. Then Cole Frawner picked a perfect time for his first of the year to tie the game at three. Then in the final minute of play, Kade Shea buried the eventual game winner as Anchorage capped off a crucial comeback win. Vaughn Makar was the winner in the blue paint as he made 28 saves. Carter Wishart took the loss in net as he made 31 saves for the Steel.

Fairbanks 3 @ Kenai River 6: Brady Engelkes registered a hat trick as the Kenai River Brown Bears snapped their losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. Riley Mullens notched two goals and an assist while Landon MacDonald lit the lamp as well. Wyatt Carlson, Cole Burke and Brent Gulenchyn all got in on the offensive attack for the Ice Dogs. Marks Slavinskis-Repe was the winner in goal as he turned aside 22 shots. Marcus Ouellet was dealt the loss, making 32 stops.

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