Weekend Wrap-Up: Wolves cap weekend with another win
September 22, 2014
West Michigan is now 3-2 on the season thanks to their two wins over the weekend.
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Peoria 2 @ West Michigan 3 - The West Michigan Wolves gutted out a close 3-2 win against the Peoria Mustangs. Each team kept the other at bay throughout the game, and Michael Tratar secured the win for West Michigan with a goal in the third period. Tratar had a great game for the Wolves, netting two goals. Brandon Benaglio also scored for West Michigan. More assists for West Michigan came via Tim Foley, Dakota Ulmer, Austin Buchholz, Shawn Adam, Sean Smalley, and Devin Farkas, who each chipped in one. The Mustangs kept the Wolves' goalie busy throughout the game, and Hunter Vorva made 34 saves on 36 shots. Peoria was helped by Kai Barber, who registered one goal. Barber scored 7:41 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Chance Homerin provided the assist. Peoria also got a goal from Levi Armstrong as well. Other players who recorded assists for Peoria were Andrew Scofield, who had one.
Dallas 3 @ Texas 2 (OT) - The Dallas Jr. Stars' Josig Rochon scored 40 seconds into overtime to beat the Texas Jr. Brahmas, 3-2 (OT). Although Dallas was up by as many as two goals in the second period, Texas kept the game interesting by staging a comeback that ultimately fell short. The Jr. Brahmas got to within 2-1 on a goal by Dixon Whitehead at 9:46 in the third period. Rochon had a great game for the Jr. Stars, netting two goals. Dallas also got a goal from Kayne Fedor as well. Other players who recorded assists for Dallas were Kody Wagner and Tyler Valentin, who contributed one each and Blake Blundred and Tommy Estenes, who each chipped in two. The Jr. Brahmas kept Dallas' goalie busy throughout the game, and Chance Turner made 35 saves on 37 shots. Anthony Koslow also scored for Texas. More assists for Texas came via Jon Grimm, who had two and Chase Deacon and Conor Durkin, who contributed one each.
Point Mallard 6 @ Sugar Land 5 - The Point Mallard Ducks survived a determined comeback attempt by the Sugar Land Imperials on the way to a 6-5 win. A goal by Jake Cox put Point Mallard up 6-4 in the third period, but Sugar Land pulled to within one on Matthew Jung's tally 15:53 into the third period. Cox had two goals to lead the Ducks to victory. Point Mallard also got points from Grant Dukus, who also registered one goal and two assists, Jaleel Rosemond, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, and Justin Clark, who also had one goal and one assist. Noah Gilreath also scored for Point Mallard. More assists for Point Mallard came via Jake Champaign, Matt Darnell, Justin Dunn, and Matt Goodman, who contributed one each. Sugar Land also had goals scored by Mason Smith, Frazer Ellis, and Ryan James, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Sugar Land were Matthew Winkle, Donavan Meyer, and Timothy OSullivan, who each chipped in one and Aksel Campbell, John Cuni, and Frank Muscarella, who contributed two each.
Twin City 5 @ Breezy Point 2 - Kyle Wagner had two goals to lead the Twin City Steel to a 5-2 victory over the Breezy Point North Stars. Wagner found the back of the net 4:42 into the first period to make the score 1-1 and again while 11:51 into the second to make the score 2-1 Twin City. Twin City also got points from Mikko Aho, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Twin City included Jake McAfee and Jared Erickson, who each put in one. In addition, Twin City received assists from David Becker, Adam Bedford, and Lance Carney, who contributed one each and Aharon Lara and Jon Plaszcz, who each chipped in two. The North Stars were helped by Ryan Mezera, who grabbed one goal. Mezera scored 14:59 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Twin City. Linder Kenyon provided the assist. Breezy Point also got a goal from Blake Neumann as well. Other players who recorded assists for Breezy Point were Joe Costello, who had one. Twin City's Darien Jones stopped 28 shots out of the 30 that he faced.
Wisconsin 4 @ St. Louis 5 (SO) - Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the St. Louis Jr. Blues defeated the Wisconsin Whalers in a shootout 5-4 (2-0 SO). The two teams needed eight turns to complete the shootout. St. Louis also got a shootout goal from Trevor Thornton. The Jr. Blues saw a three-goal lead disappear, but was able to secure the win in a shootout. St. Louis made the score 3-0 on a goal by Alex Klaesner at 4:58 in the second period. Wisconsin evened things up at 4-4 on a goal by Franky Melton at 18:36 in the third period. St. Louis also got points from Zane OBryan, who also tallied one goal and one assist. St. Louis also got a goal from Thornton as well. In addition, St. Louis received assists from Tommy Heinzman, who had three and Daniel Dunaway and Andrew Wingbermuehle, who each chipped in one. The Whalers kept St. Louis' goalie busy throughout the game, and Cooper Cothran made 40 saves on 44 shots. Wisconsin was led by Adam Schoenfeld, who registered one goal and one assist. Schoenfeld scored 11:01 into the third period to make the score 3-3. Nolan Kepler provided the assist. Wisconsin additionally got points from Will Holtan, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Wisconsin included Peter Henderson and Nathan Viberg, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Wisconsin were Thomas Hanson, who had one and Joe Perrelle, who had two.
Metro 2 @ Pittsburgh 3 - In a game where neither team could get a cushion, the Pittsburgh Vengeance escaped with a 3-2 victory over the Metro Jets. Neither team gained more than a one-goal lead, and Eli Lynn's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker. Pittsburgh was led by Lynn, who grabbed one goal. Lynn scored 11:26 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Pittsburgh. Tyler Speis assisted on the tally. Pittsburgh also got points from Nils Markgren, who also had one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Pittsburgh included Michael Straub and Robert Ferrari, who each put in one. More assists for Pittsburgh came via Cody Black, Parker Henry, and Gavin Cummings, who contributed one each. Metro was helped by Zachary Koonce, who registered one goal. Koonce scored 5:37 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Matt Dempsey picked up the assist. Devin Kelly also scored for Metro. In addition, Metro received assists from Kyle Shreve, who had one. Brian Baker recorded 26 saves for the Vengeance.