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Saturday Scores: Granite City stays undefeated

September 28, 2014

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Peoria 3 @ Chicago 2 - In a game where neither team could get a cushion, the Peoria Mustangs escaped with a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Junior Bulldogs. Neither team gained more than a one-goal lead, and Tyler Shures's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker. The Mustangs were paced by Shures, who finished with one goal. Shures scored 16:11 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Peoria. Andrew Scofield provided the assist. Others who scored for Peoria included Marshall Gevers and Andrew Scofield, who scored one goal each. The Junior Bulldogs were helped by Dane Kalas, who racked up one goal. Kalas scored 1:37 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Chicago. Chicago also got a goal from Max Piper as well. Ross Lipic recorded 24 saves for Peoria.
 
Cleveland 3 @ Cincinnati 5 - The Cincinnati Swords gutted out a close 5-3 win against the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks. No lead was more than two goals during the contest, and the winning goal was scored by Gennadi Zabeline at 13:47 of the third period. Andrew Bond had two goals to lead Cincinnati to victory. Bond scored at 5:05 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Cincinnati and again while 5:28 into the second to make the score 2-1 Cincinnati. Hunter Schneider also scored for Cincinnati. The Jr. Lumberjacks were helped by Ryker Barber, who finished with one goal. Barber scored on the power play 16:15 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Cleveland. Cleveland additionally got points from Tyler Dalton, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Cleveland also got a goal from Daniel Goodwin as well. Brandon Kruger rejected 22 shots on goal for Cincinnati.
 
Nashville 3 @ Point Mallard 0 - The Nashville Jr. Predators used a sparkling performance by Justin Ball to take down the Point Mallard Ducks, as the netminder did not allow a goal in Nashville's 3-0 shutout victory. Nashville was sparked by Trent Kulczyk, who finished with one goal. Kulczyk scored on the power play 3:15 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Nashville.  Nashville also had goals scored by Noah Keener and Topi Samuli Aheristo, who each put in one. The Jr. Predators' Ball stopped 26 shots out of the 26 that he faced.
 
Toledo 3 @ Southern Tier 5 - In a game where neither team could get a cushion, the Southern Tier Xpress escaped with a 5-3 victory over the Toledo Cherokee. No lead was more than two goals during the contest, and the winning goal was scored by Cody Maulsby at 14:40 of the third period. Jamie Collins had two goals to lead Southern Tier to victory. Collins found the back of the net 3:33 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Southern Tier and again while 19:10 into the third to make the score 5-3 Southern Tier. Southern Tier additionally got points from Brandon Desrosiers, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, Luke Sunde, who also finished with one goal and one assist, and Maulsby, who also registered one goal and one assist. Toledo was led by Cam Schwartz, who racked up one goal and one assist. Schwartz scored on the power play 4:19 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Brody Duncan assisted on the tally. Toledo also had goals scored by David Bogart and Tyler Zalecki, who each put in one. Tyler Geloneck rejected 19 shots on goal for the Xpress.
 
Twin City 5 @ Breezy Point 1 - The Twin City Steel had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 5-1 win over the Breezy Point North Stars. Twin City was led by goalie Darien Jones, who finished with 34 saves while allowing one goal. The Steel were led by Kyle Wagner, who registered two goals and one assist. Wagner scored the first of his two goals at 5:47 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Twin City. Wagner's next tally made the score 4-0 Twin City with 13:44 left in the third period. Twin City also got a goal from Jordan Pitlick as well. The North Stars forced Twin City goalie Jones to work between the pipes, taking 35 shots. Ryan Mezera also scored for Breezy Point.
 
Granite City 7 @ Minnesota 0 - Blake Phenow lifted the Granite City Lumberjacks to a 7-0 victory with a hat trick against the Minnesota Flying Aces. Phenow's first goal came 20:00 into the first period. He then added goals at 18:49 into the second and at 17:12 into the third. Kendall Meyer spearheaded the defensive effort for Granite City, as he did not allow a puck past him and made 26 saves for the shutout. Granite City forced Minnesota goalie Jaxson Gosnell to work between the pipes, taking 48 shots. Granite City additionally got points from Alek Groth, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Granite City also had goals scored by Spencer Nelson, Tanner Skaja, and Dallas Marvin, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Granite City were Corey Taylor, Travis Kemp, Jared Sprink, David Kenney, David Horsmann, and Georgy Ostapchuk, who each chipped in one and Travis Kothenbeutel and Sam Zweiner, who contributed two each.
 
North Iowa 2 @ St. Louis 0 - The North Iowa Bulls took the lead against the St. Louis Jr. Blues in the first period and maintained it until the end of the game to secure a tight 2-0 victory. Colton Budreau provided North Iowa with the game-winning tally when he scored 3:56 into the first period. North Iowa also got a goal from Killian Gray as well. Other players who recorded assists for North Iowa were Logan Murphy, who had one. David Johnson recorded 20 saves for the Bulls.
 
Great Falls 4 @ Billings 3 - The Billings Bulls tried to dig themselves out of a two-goal hole, but the Great Falls Americans held on for a 4-3 victory. Great Falls made the score 4-2 on a goal by Miles Giorgione at 14:42 in the third period, and Billings got as close as 4-3 when Tristan Henrichs scored 16:53 into the third period. Giorgione was all over the ice for the Americans, as he tallied one goal and two assists in the win. Great Falls forced the Bulls goalie Alexander Meagher to work between the pipes, taking 41 shots. Great Falls also got points from Wade Wylie, who also tallied two goals and one assist. Great Falls also got a goal from Connor Barta as well.  Billings was led by Ian Wiljanen, who registered one goal and one assist. Wiljanen scored 19:59 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Billings. Cameron Birklid also scored for Billings. More assists for Billings came via Ian Eshbaugh, Nick Rizzo, and TJ Theodosopoulos, who contributed one each. Lauren Massie made 26 saves for Great Falls on 29 shots.
 
Helena 6 @ Yellowstone 4 - The Helena Bighorns and the Yellowstone Quake were evenly matched throughout their contest, but Helena made the most of its opportunities and won, 6-4. No lead was more than two goals during the contest, and the winning goal was scored by Kendall Bolen-Porter at 2:04 of the third period. The Bighorns got the win thanks to a great game by Bolen-Porter, who had one goal and two assists. Helena additionally got points from Brian Skillicorn, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Helena also had goals scored by Jay Forbes, who had two and Matt Mohar and Justin Provencher, who scored one goal each. Yellowstone was led by Sawyer Scanlan, who racked up one goal and two assists. Scanlan scored 49 seconds into the second period to make the score 2-1 Helena. Max Doner assisted on the tally. Yellowstone also got points from Doner, who also had one goal and one assist and Mike McCullen, who also registered one goal and one assist. Yellowstone also got a goal from Zach Schairer as well. The Bighorns' Alex Kruger stopped 31 shots out of the 35 that he faced.
 
Glacier 2 @ Gillette 3 - In a game where neither team could get a cushion, the Gillette Wild escaped with a 3-2 victory over Glacier. Neither team gained more than a two-goal lead, and Trent Dillinger's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker. Dillinger had a great game for Gillette, netting two goals. Cade Boreing also scored for Gillette. Glacier forced Gillette goalie Josh Beatty to work between the pipes, taking 40 shots.  Glacier was helped by Blake Evennou, who racked up one goal. Evennou scored 9:41 into the third period to make the score 2-2. Sam Shaheen provided the assist. Glacier also got points from Shaheen, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Beatty rejected 38 shots on goal for the Wild.
 
Topeka 6 @ Texas 2 - A hat trick by Kyle Rimbach was the highlight in Capitals' 6-2 win against the Texas Jr. Brahmas. Rimbach's first goal came 14:43 into the first period. He then added goals at 1:29 into the third and at 8:14 into the third. Topeka additionally got points from Trey Opack, who also racked up one goal and one assist and Dylan Wattles, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Topeka also got a goal from Steve MacIver as well. The Jr. Brahmas were helped by Conor Durkin, who grabbed one goal. Topeka's Brett Malkmus stopped 35 shots out of the 37 that he faced.
 
La Crosse 4 @ Wisconsin 3 - The Wisconsin Whalers tried to dig themselves out of a two-goal hole, but the La Crosse Freeze held on for a 4-3 victory. La Crosse took a 4-2 lead during the second period, only to have Wisconsin storm back on a Nathan Viberg goal 11:07 into the third period to pull to one goal down. The Freeze were helped by Augusts Veidenbaums, who had one goal. Veidenbaums scored 17:30 into the second period to make the score 4-2 La Crosse. La Crosse also got points from Daniel Toycen, who also registered one goal and one assist and Taylor Trapp, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Jared Bromberg also scored for La Crosse. Wisconsin forced La Crosse goalie Cameron Scheuren to work between the pipes, taking 51 shots. Wisconsin also got a goal from Connor Morgan as well. More assists for Wisconsin came via Peter Henderson, Adam Alcott, Adam Schoenfeld, Kaleb Morley, and Nolan Kepler, who contributed one each. Cameron Scheuren made 48 saves for the Freeze on 51 shots.
 
Pittsbugh 2 @ Metro 3 - The Metro Jets survived a determined comeback attempt by the Pittsburgh Vengeance on the way to a 3-2 win. Metro made the score 3-1 on a goal by Jake Sealy at 6:46 in the third period, and Pittsburgh got as close as 3-2 when Eli Lynn scored 13:58 into the third period. The Jets were led by Sealy, who had one goal and one assist. Metro additionally got points from Cody Jones, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Cooper McLean also scored for Metro.  In addition, Pittsburgh received assists from Gavin Cummings, who had two and Brennan Conway and Michael Straub, who each chipped in one. Kameron Limburg recorded 24 saves for the Jets.
 
 
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