Weekend Wrap-Up: Capitals take three in Texas
September 29, 2014
Topeka 4 @ Texas 3 (OT) - The Topeka Capitals' Colin OConner scored 3:13 into overtime to beat the Texas Jr. Brahmas, 4-3 (OT). Topeka got the win thanks to a great game by OConner, who had two goals and one assist. OConner scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 18:28 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Topeka. OConner's next tally on the power play made the score 4-3 Topeka with 16:47 left in overtime. Hank Roers picked up the assist. Topeka additionally got points from Alex Sauer, who also finished with one goal and three assists and Trey Opack, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. The Jr. Brahmas were helped by Austin Davis, who registered one goal. Davis scored short handed 18:03 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Texas. Others who scored for Texas included Paolo DiGenova and Zach McPherson, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Texas were Nick Nitta, Kurt Thiele, Anthony Koslow, and Ryan Dunner, who contributed one each.Bailey Aust recorded 22 saves for the Capitals.
Toledo 2 @ Southern Tier 3 (OT) - The Southern Tier Xpress' Luke Grossman scored 1:12 into overtime to beat the Toledo Cherokee, 3-2 (OT). Southern Tier was led by Grossman, who racked up one goal and one assist. Southern Tier additionally got points from Elijah Williams, who also had one goal and one assist. Southern Tier also got a goal from Luke Sunde as well. In addition, Southern Tier received assists from Brandon Desrosiers and Chris Hubbard, who each chipped in one. Toledo forced the Xpress goalie Benjamin Sakaria to work between the pipes, taking 37 shots. The Cherokee were helped by Zach Swanson, who finished with one goal. Swanson scored on the power play 18:05 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Southern Tier. Cam Schwartz also scored for Toledo. More assists for Toledo came via Jimmy Howell and Cody Estrel, who contributed one each. The Xpress' Sakaria stopped 35 shots out of the 37 that he faced.
Twin City 3 @ Minnesota 4 (OT) – Jake Mullendore scored the final three goals of the game, including the overtime winner as the Flying Aces picked up their first win of the season in a 4-3 win at home over Twin City. Victor Lombardi scored first for the Flying Aces in the 1st period, which was answered by Jared Erickson for the Steel. The Steel took a 3-2 lead in the 2nd period on goals from Paul Stehr and Kyle Wagner. Mullendore took over as he scored in the 2nd period, 3rd period and overtime, just :35 seconds into the extra frame. Tanner Balk made 35 saves in the win.
Peoria 2 @ Chicago 8 - The Peoria Mustangs could not stop the Chicago Junior Bulldogs' Scott Coash Jr, who tallied a hat trick in an 8-2 win. Coash Jr got on the scoresheet 9:04 into the first period. He then added goals at 12:40 into the first and at 3:52 into the second. Chicago also got points from Dane Kalas, who also had one goal and two assists, Henry Hearon, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, and Niko Moulakelis, who also had two goals and one assist. Chicago also got a goal from Michael Howard as well. More assists for Chicago came via Matthew Adams, who had two and Toms Taurins, who had three. Chicago's Troy Pierce stopped 31 shots out of the 33 that he faced.
Cleveland 6 @ Cincinnati 4 - John Barlow netted a hat trick to lead the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks over the Cincinnati Swords, 6-4. Barlow notched his first tally 16:40 into the first period. He then added goals at 11:33 into the third and at 15:48 into the third. Cleveland led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when the Jr. Lumberjacks' Patrick Briggs scored on the power play at 12:31 in the second period to put Cleveland up 4-1. Cleveland additionally got points from Tyler Dalton, who also racked up one goal and two assists. Ryker Barber also scored for Cleveland. The Swords were helped by Andrew Kraska, who finished with one goal and one assist. Kraska scored 8:37 into the third period to make the score 4-3 Cleveland. Cincinnati also got points from Drew Hill, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Cincinnati included Andrew Bond and Marc Anderson, who scored one goal each. Cleveland's Ryan Kostelnik stopped 17 shots out of the 21 that he faced.
Pittburgh 4 @ Metro 5 - The Pittsburgh Vengeance tried to dig themselves out of a three-goal hole, but the Metro Jets held on for a 5-4 victory. A goal by Zachary Koonce put Metro up 4-1 in the second period, but Pittsburgh pulled to within one on Parker Henry's tally 14:18 into the third period. Metro was led by Kevin Shand, who had three goals. In addition, Metro received assists from Jake Stephan, David Chavis, Cooper McLean, Pearce Vance, Tyler Layle, Cody Jones, TJ Krajewski, and Matt Dempsey, who each chipped in one. The Vengeance were helped by Robert Ferrari, who grabbed one goal. Ferrari scored 13:18 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Metro. Tyler Speis provided the assist. Pittsburgh also got points from Cody Black, who also grabbed one goal and one assist and Henry, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Pittsburgh also got a goal from Michael Straub as well. Other players who recorded assists for Pittsburgh were Nathaniel Schwartz, who had one. Jake Stephan rejected 18 shots on goal for the Jets.