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Saturday Scores: Steel hand defending champs 3-1 loss

September 21, 2014
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North Iowa 1 @ Twin City 3 - Robbiei Goor stood on his head and made 30 saves to lead the Twin City Steel to a 3-1 victory over the North Iowa Bulls.North Iowa's power play was ineffective against Twin City's penalty kill, which allowed zero goals while shorthanded.The Steel were led by Jared Erickson, who registered one goal. Erickson scored on the power play 5:36 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Twin City. A roughing penalty on Connor Bump had put Twin City on the power play. Jay Paul provided the assist.The Steel excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in six chances.Twin City additionally got points from Paul, who also had one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Jon Plaszcz also scored for Twin City. In addition, Twin City received assists from David Becker, who had two and Kyle Wagner and Mikko Aho, who contributed one each.The Bulls' offense rang up 31 shots on Twin City's net. North Iowa could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 34 minutes in penalties during the game. The Bulls were led by Ryan Durant, who scored the team's only goal. Durant scored 7:03 into the first period to make the score 1-0 North Iowa. Bump assisted on the tally.
The Steel incurred 22 minutes in penalty time with 11 minors. Jordan Moran recorded 26 saves for North Iowa.
 
Point Mallard 11 @ Sugar Land 2 - Grant Dukus lifted the Point Mallard Ducks to an 11-2 victory with a hat trick against the Sugar Land Imperials.Dukus got on the scoresheet 51 seconds into the second period. He then added goals at 8:25 into the third and at 18:29 into the third. Point Mallard forced Sugar Land's netminders to work without much rest, finishing with 51 shots and forcing 40 saves. Christopher Otap made 29 stops and Nick Ross made 11. The defensemen of the Ducks were also effective in the Imperials' zone, and came away with two goals. Point Mallard additionally got points from Jake Cox, who also finished with four goals and two assists and Justin Dunn, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Jakob Hornsby also scored for Point Mallard. More assists for Point Mallard came via #$self.jersey, who had three and Chandler Brown, Jiri Ryyppo, Justin Delisle, Davis Hudson, and Justin Clark, who each chipped in one.
 
Peoria 5 @ West Michigan 6 (SO) - Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the West Michigan Wolves defeated the Peoria Mustangs in a shootout 6-5 (3-0 SO).
The shootout lasted for six attempts between the teams. West Michigan also got shootout goals from Dakota Ulmer and Michael Tratar. The Wolves was paced on offense by Ulmer and Tratar, who combined for six points. Ulmer finished with two goals and Tratar also added one goal and three assists. West Michigan excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. The Wolves kept Peoria's goalie busy throughout the game, and Marc Hayton made 31 saves on 37 shots. West Michigan outdid its season average for goals scored. The Wolves average 3.3 goals per game. West Michigan additionally got points from Tratar, who also tallied one goal and three assists to lead the team in points and Sean Smalley, who also racked up one goal and one assist. West Michigan also got a goal from Taylor Burdorf as well. In addition, West Michigan received assists from Tim Foley, who had two and Austin Buchholz, Mike Difranco, and Kyle Keeder, who each chipped in one. The Mustangs' offense rang up 31 shots on West Michigan's net.Peoria was helped by Andrew Scofield, who had two goals. Scofield scored the first of his two goals at 8:08 into the second period to make the score 4-3 West Michigan. Jason Hoehn assisted on the tally. Scofield's next tally made the score 4-4 with 8:38 left in the second period. A holding call on Marshall Gevers put the Mustangs on the penalty kill. Austin Wisely picked up the assist. Peoria also got points from Wisely, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Peoria also had goals scored by Kai Barber and Chance Homerin, who scored one goal each. Kyler Patenaude made 26 saves for the Wolves on 31 shots.
 
Cleveland 2 @ Toledo 3 (SO) - Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Toledo Cherokee defeated the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks in a shootout 3-2 (2-1 SO). The shootout featured 14 attempts between both teams. Cleveland got a shootout goal from Ryker Barber. Toledo's other shootout goal was scored by Tyler Zalecki. The Cherokee came back from a one-goal deficit to capture the victory. Toledo was down 2-1 after a power play goal by the Jr. Lumberjacks' Mitch Renstrom at 10:34 in the third period. The Cherokee knotted things up at 2-2 on a power play goal by Zalecki at 12:29 in the third period. Zalecki had a great game for Toledo, netting two goals. The Cherokee kept Cleveland's goalie busy throughout the game, and Sam Pikus made 43 saves on 46 shots. In addition, Toledo received assists from Aaron Roschinsky, Austin Turner, Brody Duncan, and Jimmy Howell, who each chipped in one. The Jr. Lumberjacks were helped by Avery Huibregtse, who tallied one goal. Huibregtse scored on the power play 16:59 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Cleveland earned a power play opportunity when Roschinsky was put in the box for too many men. Other players who recorded assists for Cleveland were Adam Schaffer and Aaron Schmitt, who contributed one each. Glen Bates recorded 27 saves for Toledo.
 
Minnesota 2 @ Breezy Point 5 - The Minnesota Flying Aces failed to take advantage of their power play opportunities and the Breezy Point North Stars shook off a number of penalties to win, 5-2. Breezy Point was led by Blake Neumann, who racked up one goal and one assist. Neumann scored on the power play 16:59 into the first period to make the score 3-2 Breezy Point. The North Stars had gained a power play chance when Lucas Mickelson was whistled for slashing. Ryan Herbert picked up the assist. Breezy Point put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Minnesota to score on any of its six power plays. The North Stars forced the Flying Aces goalie Jaxson Gosnell to work between the pipes, taking 32 shots. Others who scored for Breezy Point included Alex Mimmack, Tyler Larwood, Felix Conrads, and Nolan Magsamen, who scored one goal each. In addition, Breezy Point received assists from Crosby Steen, Ryan Dunner, Austin Weber, and Jordan Carey, who each chipped in one. Minnesota was led by Jack Anderholm, who tallied one goal and one assist. Anderholm scored 7:59 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Lucas Mutschelknaus provided the assist. Minnesota also got a goal from AJ Gullickson as well. More assists for Minnesota came via Isak Larson and Victor Lombardi, who contributed one each.
 
Metro 3 @ Pittsburgh 5 - The Pittsburgh Vengeance, who led by three goals at one point, survived a comeback attempt by the Metro Jets and clinched a 5-3 victory. Pittsburgh led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when the Vengeance's Eli Lynn scored at 19:24 in the second period to put Pittsburgh up 4-1. Nils Markgren was all over the ice for the Vengeance, as he finished with two goals in the win. Markgren scored at 17:25 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Pittsburgh and again while 19:29 into the third to make the score 5-3 Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh also got points from Leo Blore, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Lynn, who also registered one goal and two assists, and Tyler Speis, who also had one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. More assists for Pittsburgh came via Cody Black and Parker Henry, who each chipped in one. Metro was helped by Matt Dempsey, who grabbed one goal. Dempsey scored 2:56 into the third period to make the score 4-2 Pittsburgh. Kyle Shreve provided the assist. Others who scored for Metro included Devin Kelly and Cody Jones, who scored one goal each. In addition, Metro received assists from Andrew Sawyer, who had two and David Chavis, Tyler Layle, and Jake Sealy, who contributed one each. Pittsburgh's Jacob Stack stopped 20 shots out of the 23 that he faced.
 
Dallas 5 @ Texas 3 - The Dallas Jr. Stars gutted out a close 5-3 win against the Texas Jr. Brahmas. Each team kept the other at bay throughout the game, and Josig Rochon secured the win for Dallas with a goal in the third period. The Jr. Stars were led by Rochon, who registered one goal and one assist. Rochon scored on the power play 11:38 into the third period to make the score 4-3 Dallas. Dallas had gotten the advantage when Texas' Anthony Koslow was sent off for cross checking. Blake McIntyre picked up the assist. Dallas also got points from Kody Wagner, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, Tyler Valentin, who also finished with one goal and one assist, McIntyre, who also registered one goal and one assist, and Kayne Fedor, who also racked up one goal and one assist. In addition, Dallas received assists from Tommy Estenes and Wyatt Gentry, who contributed one each. The Jr. Brahmas' offense rang up 34 shots on the Jr. Stars' net. Texas was helped by Chase Deacon, who had one goal. Deacon scored 18:55 into the second period to make the score 3-3. Paolo DiGenova provided the assist. Texas also had goals scored by Brock Brown and Thomas Puetz, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Texas were Jon Grimm and Daniel Skinner, who each chipped in one. Chris Mallon rejected 31 shots on goal for Dallas.
 
Alexandria 1 @ Granite City 4 - Behind a great game by Zach Voss, who had two goals, the Granite City Lumberjacks defeated the Alexandria Blizzard, 4-1. Voss found the back of the net 14:51 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Granite City and again while 14:30 into the second to make the score 2-0 Granite City. Granite City excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances. The Lumberjacks forced Alexandria goalie Tanner Elmore to work between the pipes, taking 31 shots. Jared Sprink also scored for Granite City. More assists for Granite City came via Spencer Nelson, Luke Richardson, Tanner Skaja, Adam Marty, Tobias Gabrielsen, and Alek Groth, who contributed one each. The Blizzard were held below their usual level of production. Alexandria averages 4.5 goals per game. Alexandria was led by Kolton Aubol, who scored the team's only goal. Aubol scored 18:52 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Granite City. Kyle Jones picked up the assist. Jesse Garcia made 18 saves for Granite City on 19 shots. The Blizzard's Elmore stopped 27 shots out of the 31 that he faced.
 
Wisconsin 5 @ St. Louis 2 - Peter Henderson tallied one point to lead the Wisconsin Whalers to a 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Jr. Blues. The Wisconsin forced St. Louis goalie William Hindle to work between the pipes, taking 50 shots. Wisconsin also got points from Kaleb Morley, who also had one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Wisconsin also got a goal from Alex Anderson as well. More assists for Wisconsin came via Will Holtan, Joe Perrelle, Niko Keranen, Adam Alcott, Adam Schoenfeld, and Austin Lewis, who each chipped in one. The Jr. Blues were helped by Chris Brown, who finished with one goal. Brown scored 19:27 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Zane OBryan also scored for St. Louis. Other players who recorded assists for St. Louis were Daniel Dunaway, who had one. Chris Johansen rejected 19 shots on goal for the Whalers.
 
Gillette 3 @ Billings 2 - The game between the Gillette Wild and the Billings Bulls was tight through all 60 minutes, but in the end Gillette emerged with a 3-2 win. No lead was more than one goal during the contest, and the winning goal was scored by Michael Burke at 7:44 of the third period.Gillette was led by Burke, who tallied one goal.The Bulls were unable to stop Gillette from sending pucks towards the net, and the Wild eventually piled up 37 shots on goal.Others who scored for Gillette included Jack Clever and Mitchell McEwan, who each put in one. More assists for Gillette came via Bryce Mitzel, TJ McMinn, Brandon Beard, and Kyle Reilly, who contributed one each.The Bulls were helped by Ian Wiljanen, who registered one goal. Wiljanen scored 11:44 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Alex Lundstrom provided the assist. Billings also got a goal from Tristan Henrichs as well. In addition, Billings received assists from TJ Theodosopoulos, who had one. Gillette's Sean Kelley stopped 27 shots out of the 29 that he faced.
 
Great Falls 8 @ Glacier 2 - Glacier allowed the Great Falls Americans to net four goals during the second period and fell, 8-2. Great Falls got the win thanks to a great game by Robert Kalata, who had two goals and two assists. Kalata scored the first of his two goals at 1:14 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Great Falls. Wade Wylie assisted on the tally. Kalata's next tally made the score 8-2 Great Falls with five seconds left in the third period. Austin Krantz picked up the assist. Great Falls kept Glacier's goalie busy throughout the game, and Ryan Lund made 54 saves on 62 shots.  Great Falls additionally got points from Lomax, who also registered one goal and two assists, Marvin Simmons, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, Wylie, who also finished with one goal and one assist, and Krantz, who also racked up two goals and two assists to lead the team in points. Great Falls also got a goal from Connor Barta as well. In addition, Great Falls received assists from Lucas Stover, who had two and Arseny Ivanov, Michael Kliment, Hunter Garris, Devin Panzeca, and Evan Hauser, who each chipped in one. Glacier was led by Jarod Ackerman, who had one goal. Ackerman scored 18:35 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Great Falls. Fretheim assisted on the tally. Karson Frisk also scored for Glacier. Other players who recorded assists for Glacier were Brendan Jester, who had one. Lauren Massie recorded 20 saves for Great Falls.
 
Bozeman 5 @ Yellowstone 3 - The Bozeman Icedogs, who led by three goals at one point, survived a comeback attempt by the Yellowstone Quake and clinched a 5-3 victory. Bozeman led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when the Icedogs' Gunnar Mogck scored on the power play at 12:18 in the second period to put Bozeman up 4-1. Mogck had two goals and one assist to lead the Icedogs. Mogck scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 29 seconds into the second period to make the score 3-1 Bozeman. Ryan Erickson assisted on the tally. Mogck's next tally on the power play made the score 4-1 Bozeman with 7:42 left in the second period. Bozeman earned a power play opportunity when John Scherer was put in the box for roughing. Coleton Anderson picked up the assist. The Icedogs' penalty kill excelled, as Bozeman gave up one goal despite allowing seven power plays. The Icedogs' offense rang up 34 shots on Yellowstone's net. Bozeman additionally got points from Anderson, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Bozeman also had goals scored by Kevin Steffey and Cole Blatter, who scored one goal each. More assists for Bozeman came via Kenny Myers and Kegan Couture, who contributed one each. The Quake kept Bozeman's goalie busy throughout the game, and Sal Lauretta made 42 saves on 45 shots. Yellowstone was helped by Max Doner, who registered one goal. Doner scored on the power play 16:10 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Bozeman. Josh Neumann provided the assist. Yellowstone also got points from Neumann, who also tallied one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Yellowstone also got a goal from Mike Evans as well. In addition, Yellowstone received assists from Mason Stewart and Zach Schairer, who each chipped in one.
 
 
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