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Saturday Scores: Kenai River Wins Wild Overtime Thriller

March 31, 2024

Max Wellandt stopped 34 shots to snap Minot's nine game winning streak

Janesville 7 @ Kenai River 8 (OT): Luke Hause netted the game winning goal in overtime as the Kenai River Brown Bears escaped with an 8-7 victory over the Janesville Jets. The Brown Bears led 7-3 early in the third period before the Jets scored four goals in the final frame to force overtime. Hause finished the night with two goals while Landon MacDonald notched two goals and an assist for the Brown Bears. Joseph Yoon, Owen Hanson, and Samuel Sisik each had a goal and an assist while Dylan Contreras also lit the lamp for Kenai River. Nick Sajevic had a hat trick and added a helper. Mason Kesselring had two goals and an assist of his own in the loss while Conner Brown scooped up five assists. Max Wagener and Noah Gibbs also found the back of the net for the Jets. AJ Reyelts earned the win in goal with 33 saves. Matthew Alberti and Jan Kasal teamed up to make 26 saves.

St. Cloud 2 @ Minot 1: Tyler Dysart’s third period goal was the difference as the Norsemen defeated the Minotauros 2-1 and kept pace in the playoff race. Michael Coleman scored in the opening period to give St. Cloud the early lead. The score would remain 1-0 until midway through the third period when Colby Woogk tied the game up with his 17th goal of the season. Dysart would find the back of the net three minutes later to give the Norsemen the lead again. Max Wellandt had 15 saves in the third period, finishing the night with 34 stops. Lukas Swedin ended the game with 23 stops for Minot.

Colorado 3 @ El Paso 5: Three unanswered goals from the Rhinos helped them defeat the Colorado Grit by a score of 5-3 on Saturday night. Bradley Walker scored twice for El Paso while Mason LeBel notched a goal and an assist. Tory Lund and Kyle Arias also scored for the Rhinos in the victory. Brayden Fryfogle netted a pair of goals for the Grit while Chris Graves also got on the scoresheet. Michael Manzi scored the win in goal as he stopped 23 shots. Jack Erickson was dealt the loss as he turned aside 25 opportunities.

Fairbanks 2 @ Anchorage 1 (SO): Gage Leonard scored the only goal of the six round shootout as the Ice Dogs dropped the Wolverines by a score of 2-1. Patrick Tolan netted his first goal of the season to give the Wolverines the lead in the opening period. Adam Timm tied the game late in the second period and the game would remain tied through the final frame and overtime. Tyler Krivtsov stopped 30 shots in 65 minutes of action and all six shooters in the skills competition to pick up the win in the blue paint. Vaughn Makar was nearly perfect, allowing just one goal on 23 shots and one in the shootout.

Shreveport 1 @ Oklahoma 4: The Warriors scored a goal in all three periods en route to a 4-1 victory over the Mudbugs. William Ahlrik provided Oklahoma the first goal and lead through 20 minutes with his 19th tuck of the year. Drew Sutton extended the lead in the middle frame. Hayden Nichol cut the deficit in half early on in the 3rd period before Anthony Cafarelli and Louie Kamienski extended the lead and sealed the victory. Owen Bartoszkiewicz tallied an assist and 46 saves in the victory while Nikola Goich kept out 22 shots in the loss. 

Lone Star 4 @ Odessa 1: The Brahmas rallied for three goals in the final frame to surge past Odessa 4-1 on the road. Bryce Ingles scored the lone goal in the 1st to put the visitors ahead through one period of play. The Jackalopes tied things up late in the 2nd period off the stick of Kowin Belsterling. Saxton Tess, Justin Kerr, and Vladimir Saibel tallied consecutive goals in the 3rd to put the game out of reach and pick up the win. Jack Wieneke was the victor between the pipes, stopping 14 of 15 shots faced. Maksim Bely kept out 28 shots in the losing effort. 

Aberdeen 0 @ Bismarck 8: The Bobcats dominated the Wings all 60 minutes, shutting out Aberdeen 8-0. Ian Engel, Julian Beaumont, Tamas Toth (2), and Tommy Cronin got the offense rolling early for Bismarck; they held a 5-0 lead heading into the 1st intermission. Landon Fandel provided more insurance in the 2nd with a goal. Nick Baer and Cronin extended the lead in the 3rd period with scores. Stephen Peck completed the shutout, making 25 saves while Croix Kochendorfer and Adam Dybal combined for 28 saves. 

Corpus Christi 3 @ New Mexico 6: New Mexico forward Michael Schermerhorn tallied a pair of goals and an assist in New Mexico’s 6-3 victory over Corpus Christi. Schermerhorn and Corpus Christi’s Zakhar Polshakov kept the game level through 20 minutes. Bryce Johnson, Ryan Seelinger, and Schermerhorn buried for the Ice Wolves in the 2nd while Dylan Jensen kept the IceRays within reach with a goal. Yusaku Ando and Seelinger both found the back of the net in the final frame for New Mexico while Griffin Zaske scored Corpus Christi’s final goal. Andy Vlaha kept out 30 of 33 shots faced in the win while Bryant Marks made 32 saves for Corpus Christi. 

Maine 4 @ Rochester 3 (OT): In the first period the Main Nordiques scored a goal by Laurent Trepanier making the score 1-0. In the second period, the Rochester Jr Americans scored a goal by Keanan Dewberry making the score 1-1. In the third period, the Main Nordiques scored two goals by Zion Green, and Tomek Haula, and two goals for the Rochester Jr Americans both scored by Matteo Disipio making the score 3-3. In overtime, the Main Nordiques scored a goal by Luke Chappelle making the final score 4-3. Carter Richardson saved 42 shots for the win, while Cole O’Donnell saved 29 shots in the loss.

Johnstown 2 @ New Jersey 6: In the first period the New Jersey Titans scored a goal by Leo Schwartz making the score 1-0. In the second period, the New Jersey Titans scored a goal by Simon Becar, and one goal for the Johnstown Tomahawks scored by Justin Gibson making the score 2-1. In the third period, the New Jersey Titans scored four goals two by Dominik Bartecko, and one goal by Dominick Rivelli, and one by Nikita Meshcheryakov, and one goal for the Johnstown Tomahawks scored by Nick White making the final score 6-2. Dylan Krick saved 24 shots for the win, while Zack Ferris saved 29 shots in the loss.

Maryland 7 @ Danbury 1: In the first period the Maryland Black Bears scored two goals by Trayce Johnson, and Tyler Stern, and one goal for the Danbury Hat Tricks scored by Josh Erickson making the score 2-1. In the second period, the Maryland Black Bears scored two goals by Luke Rubin, and Jesse Horacek making the score 4-1. In the third period, the Maryland Black Bears scored three goals two by Riley Ruh, and one by Luke Amell making the final score 7-1. Owen Lepak saved 15 shots for the win, while Lukas Fursten saved 34 shots in the loss.

New Hampshire 1 @ Philadelphia 4: In the first period the Philadelphia Rebels scored a goal by Jared Coccimiglio, and one goal for the New Hampshire Mountain Kings scored by Sean Bradley making the score 1-1. In the second period, the Philadelphia Rebels scored three goals by Brayton Frick, Josh Galizia, and Luke Janviriya making the score 4-1. After a slow third period, the final score was 4-1. Jakub Krbecek saved 31 shots for the win, while Stefan Carney saved 26 shots in the loss.

Springfield 0 @ Chippewa 3: After a slow first period we headed into the second period, where the Chippewa Steel scored two goals both by Jacob Ligi making the score 2-0. In the third period, the Chippewa Steel scored a goal by John Christen making the final score 3-0. Carter Wishart saved 31 shots for the win and shutout, while JJ Cataldo saved 30 shots in the loss.

Austin 5 @ North Iowa 1: In the first period the Austin Bruins scored three goals by Ocean Wallace, Austin Salani, and Connor Brust, and one goal for the North Iowa Bulls scored by Nolan Grier making the score 3-1. In the second period, the Austin Bruins scored two goals by Austin Salani, and Dylan Cook making the score 5-1. After a slow third period, the final score was 5-1. Vilgot Holm saved 20 shots for the win, while Connor Graham saved 30 shots in the loss.

Wisconsin 2 @ Minnesota 1 (SO): After a slow first period we headed into the second period, where the Wisconsin Windigo scored a goal by Jacob Jastrzebski, and one goal for the Minnesota Wilderness scored by Alessandro Lurati making the score 1-1. After a slow third period, we headed into a shootout, where the goal went to the Wisconsin Windigo making the final score 2-1. Max Beckford saved 29 shots for the win, while Adam Prokop saved 28 shots in the loss.

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