Saturday Scores: Whalers pick up weekend road sweep
October 5, 2014
Wisconsin 6 @ Chicago 5 – Alex Anderson gave the Wisconsin Whalers a 6-5 (OT) victory over the Chicago Junior Bulldogs when he scored 2:58 into the extra period. Wisconsin came back from a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. The Whalers trailed 3-1 after a goal by Chicago's Tyler Selteriech at 9:14 in the second period. Wisconsin knotted things up at 5-5 on a goal by Austin Lewis at 18:04 in the third period. Anderson had one goal and two assists to lead the Whalers. Wisconsin's offense rang up 42 shots on the Junior Bulldogs' net. Wisconsin additionally got points from Joe Perrelle, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, Peter Henderson, who also finished with one goal and two assists to lead the team in points, Nathan Viberg, who also racked up one goal and one assist, and Isaac Hale, who also registered one goal and one assist. In addition, Wisconsin received assists from Caleb Voster and Evan Moyse, who contributed one each. Chicago kept the Whalers' goalie busy throughout the game, and Moyse made 29 saves on 34 shots. Team could not crack Wisconsin's penalty kill and was held to two power play goals while having 11 opportunities to play with the man advantage. Chicago was led by Scott Coash Jr, who tallied one goal and two assists. Coash Jr scored 4:37 into the third period to make the score 5-4 Chicago. Even Mitchell provided the assist. Chicago also got points from Selteriech, who also had one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Chicago included Max Piper, Toms Taurins, and Michael Ellis, who each put in one. More assists for Chicago came via Henry Hearon, who had two and Scott Schroeder and Matt Blaszkiewicz, who each chipped in one.
The Whalers registered three goals on 11 power play opportunities. Michael Paku made 36 saves for the Junior Bulldogs on 42 shots.
Point Mallard 4 @ Cincinnati 6 – The Point Mallard Ducks tried to dig themselves out of a four-goal hole, but the Cincinnati Swords held on for a 6-4 victory. Cincinnati made the score 6-2 on a goal by Adam Goudelock at 17:03 in the second period, and Point Mallard got as close as 6-4 when Justin Dunn scored 8:37 into the third period. Andrew Bond and Goudelock provided the spark for the Swords, combining for three goals and four assists. Bond racked up one goal and three assists and Goudelock also notched two goals and one assist. Cincinnati excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. Cincinnati also got points from Goudelock, who also grabbed two goals and one assist. Cincinnati also had goals scored by Blake Hinds, Drew Hill, and Tim VanTuinen, who scored one goal each. More assists for Cincinnati came via Brady Kiplinger, who had two and Jessie Fracassi, Brenden Williams, and Nicholas Lupacchino, who contributed one each. Others who scored for Point Mallard included Chris Lepore and Jaleel Rosemond, who each put in one. In addition, Point Mallard received assists from Jake Champaign, who had two and Jake Cox and Matt Darnell, who each chipped in one. Brandon Kruger made 22 saves for the Swords on 26 shots. The Ducks' starting goalie, Billy Wager, made 14 saves and finished with the loss before he was taken out in favor of Cooper Seedott, who stopped 10 shots.
West Michigan 4 @ Toledo 3 – The West Michigan Wolves rallied from two goals down to secure a 4-3 win over the Toledo Cherokee. West Michigan never led in the game until netting the game winner. The Wolves fell behind 2-0 after a power play goal by Toledo's David Bogart at 3:26 in the first period. West Michigan knotted things up at 3-3 on a goal by Michael Tratar at 18:27 in the second period. The Wolves netted the game winner at 9:35 in the third period on a goal by Tratar.Josh Somers was all over the ice for West Michigan, as he tallied two goals and two assists in the win. Somers scored the first of his two goals at 7:57 into the first period to make the score 2-2. Tratar picked up the assist. Somers' next tally made the score 4-3 West Michigan with 10:25 left in the third period. Dakota Ulmer provided the assist. West Michigan also got points from Tratar, who also had two goals and two assists. More assists for West Michigan came via Austin Buchholz, who had one. The Cherokee's offense rang up 34 shots on the Wolves' net.
Toledo was helped by Austin Turner, who registered one goal. Turner scored on the power play 16:26 into the first period to make the score 3-2 Toledo. Toledo also got a goal from Tyler Zalecki as well. In addition, Toledo received assists from Cody Estrel, who had two and Zach Swanson, Aaron Roschinsky, and Jimmy Howell, who each chipped in one. West Michigan's Hunter Vorva stopped 31 shots out of the 34 that he faced. Aaron Callan rejected 22 shots on goal for Toledo.
Alexandria 6 @ Breezy Point 4 – The Alexandria Blizzard survived a determined comeback attempt by the Breezy Point North Stars on the way to a 6-4 win. Alexandria took a 6-3 lead during the third period, only to have Breezy Point storm back on a Felix Conrads goal 19:06 into the third period to pull to two goals down. The Blizzard were led by Tom Schmidt, who racked up three goals and one assist. Alexandria additionally got points from Tyler Sworsky, who also finished with one goal and two assists and Bo Gronseth, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Gavin Mindt also scored for Alexandria. In addition, Alexandria received assists from Trent Olson, Christian Canavati, and Nate Mettenburg, who contributed one each and Alex Spielvogel and Jody Randall, who each chipped in two. The North Stars kept Alexandria's goalie busy throughout the game, and Tanner Elmore made 36 saves on 40 shots. Breezy Point also had goals scored by Linder Kenyon, Ryan Herbert, and Blake Neumann, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Breezy Point were Crosby Steen, Brooke Evans, and Joe Costello, who contributed one each.
Sugar Land 2 @ Nashville 13 – Trent Kulczyk lifted the Nashville Jr. Predators to a 13-2 victory with a hat trick against the Sugar Land Imperials. Kulczyk notched his first tally 6:48 into the first period. He then added goals at 1:00 into the second and at 19:53 into the second. Nashville led by only one goal at the end of the first period, but put the game away by scoring four goals in the second. Sugar Land was doomed by its poor performance on special teams, as the Jr. Predators were able to score six times while on the power play. Nashville forced Imperials' goaltenders to work between the pipes, launching 57 shots and forcing 44 saves. Nick Ross made 42 stops and Timothy OSullivan made two. The Jr. Predators outdid their season average for goals scored. This season, Nashville averages 6.2 goals per contest. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with three goals. Nashville additionally got points from Rudolfs Kalvitis, who also racked up two goals and one assist, Nickolas Tandeski, who also had one goal and one assist, Kyle Van Wyk, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Spencer Marchand, who also registered one goal and one assist, and Alex Durand, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Nashville also had goals scored by Noah Keener, Ben Falk, Topi Samuli Aheristo, and Keegan Haines, who scored one goal each. In addition, Nashville received assists from Jacob Lainesse, who had three, Nicholas Redmon, who had four, and Cole Helgemo, Colton Anderson, and Nick Mammel, who contributed one each. The Imperials found themselves stymied offensively, and got off a mere 10 shots against the Jr. Predators' defense. The Imperials were led by Matthew Winkle, who had two goals. Winkle scored the first of his two goals at 10:45 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Nashville. John Cuni assisted on the tally. Winkle's next tally made the score 5-2 Nashville with 2:18 left in the second period. Alex Tilman picked up the assist. More assists for Sugar Land came via Frank Muscarella, who had one. Justin Ball made eight saves for Nashville on 10 shots.
North Iowa 4 @ Minnesota 0 – The North Iowa Bulls used a sparkling performance by David Johnson to take down the Minnesota Flying Aces, as the netminder did not allow a goal in North Iowa's 4-0 shutout victory. The Bulls were paced by Austin Jackson, who tallied one goal. Jackson scored on the power play 2:00 into the second period to make the score 1-0 North Iowa. North Iowa had taken the advantage when Minnesota's Ryan Conybear got sent off for checking from behind. Dylan Zins picked up the assist. The Bulls excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. The Flying Aces were unable to stop North Iowa from sending pucks towards the net, and the Bulls eventually piled up 54 shots on goal. North Iowa additionally got points from Hunter Smith, who also finished with one goal and one assist and Zins, who also racked up one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Jack Sterne also scored for North Iowa. In addition, North Iowa received assists from Joe Kleven, Sam Naegele, Joe Burgmeier, Colton Budreau, and Zach Fedie, who each chipped in one. David Johnson made 28 saves for North Iowa on 28 shots. Tanner Balk recorded 50 saves for Minnesota.
Twin City 3 @ Granite City 4 – In a game where neither team could get a cushion, the Granite City Lumberjacks escaped with a 4-3 victory over the Twin City Steel. No lead was more than one goal during the contest, and the winning goal was scored by Jared Sprink at 19:34 of the third period. Granite City was paced by Sprink, who finished with one goal and one assist. The Lumberjacks forced Twin City goalie Robbiei Goor to work between the pipes, taking 41 shots. Others who scored for Granite City included Luke Richardson, Tanner Skaja, and Mitchell Gwost, who each put in one. In addition, Granite City received assists from David Kenney and Travis Kothenbeutel, who contributed one each and Zach Voss and Dallas Marvin, who each chipped in two. The Steel excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. Twin City was helped by Jake McGlocklin, who grabbed one goal. McGlocklin scored on the power play 1:17 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Jon Plaszcz picked up the assist. Twin City additionally got points from Kyle Wagner, who also registered one goal and one assist. Twin City also got a goal from Jared Erickson as well. More assists for Twin City came via Mathias Ahman and David Becker, who contributed two each. Granite City's Jesse Garcia stopped 19 shots out of the 22 that he faced. Robbiei Goor made 37 saves for the Steel on 41 shots.
Yellowstone 1 @ Glacier 2 (SO) – Glacier rang up 57 shots on goal and got goals in the shootout from Sam Shaheen, Brendan Jester and Gavin Lubin as they picked up their first win of the season thanks to a 2-1 triumph over Yellowstone. Sean Leahy was spectacular in goal for the Nationals, making 55 saves. Nolan Slager made 38 saves in the loss. Mike McCullen scored in regulation for the Quake and Karson Frisk scored the lone regulation goal for Glacier.
Southern Tier 3 @ Metro 6 – Kevin Shand was all over the ice for the Metro Jets, as he tallied one goal and two assists in Metro's 6-3 win over the Southern Tier Xpress. Shand scored 5:18 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Metro. Zachary Koonce picked up the assist. Shand dished an assist on Jacob Rutkoske's goal that made the score 2-0 Metro at 10:23 into the first period. He added another helper on Devin Kelly's goal that made the score 4-0 Metro at 9:12 into the second period. Metro forced Southern Tier's goalies to work without much rest, firing 33 shots and forcing 27 saves. Tyler Geloneck made 17 stops and Benjamin Sakaria made 10. The Jets' goal total was higher than their season average. Metro averages 3.7 goals per game. The defensemen of the Jets were also effective in the Xpress' zone, and came away with two goals. Metro additionally got points from Kelly, who also tallied one goal and one assist and Jason Newel, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Metro also had goals scored by David Chavis and Cody Jones, who scored one goal each. In addition, Metro received assists from Andrew Sawyer, who had two and Alex Holm, Pearce Vance, TJ Krajewski, Spencer Graham, and Matt Dempsey, who contributed one each. Southern Tier was held back by its power play unit, which tallied one goal on 10 chances. The Xpress' defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in two goals The Xpress were helped by Niko Greco, who registered two goals. Greco scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 4:25 into the third period to make the score 4-2 Metro. Southern Tier had taken the advantage when Metro's Rutkoske got sent off for hooking. Elijah Williams provided the assist. Greco's next tally on the power play made the score 6-3 Metro with 3:05 left in the third period. Brandon Desrosiers picked up the assist. Southern Tier also got points from Desrosiers, who also had one goal and one assist. More assists for Southern Tier came via Jake Herrberg, who had one and Justin Andriaccio, who had two. Jake Stephan made 23 saves for the Jets on 26 shots. Metro registered three goals on nine power play opportunities.
St. Louis 7 @ La Crosse 3 – Franky Melton netted a hat trick to lead the St. Louis Jr. Blues over the La Crosse Freeze, 7-3. Melton notched his first tally 18:45 into the first period. He then added goals at 16:12 into the second and at 14:48 into the third. St. Louis bested its season scoring average. This season, the Jr. Blues average 3.9 goals per contest. Others who scored for St. Louis included Cameron Brown, who had two and Daniel Dunaway and Andrew Wingbermuehle, who each put in one. More assists for St. Louis came via Tommy Heinzman, who had two and Trevor Thornton, Zane OBryan, and Kevin Laplante, who each chipped in one. La Crosse's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on three St. Louis power plays. The Freeze were helped by Augusts Veidenbaums, who registered one goal. Veidenbaums scored on the power play 7:47 into the first period to make the score 1-0 La Crosse. La Crosse earned a power play opportunity when Steven Farina was put in the box for tripping. Taylor Trapp picked up the assist. La Crosse also had goals scored by Jake Lipski and Colton Jones, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for La Crosse were Jared Bromberg, Brit Brothen, and Ethan Stafford, who contributed one each. William Hindle made 27 saves for St. Louis on 30 shots. Cameron Scheuren rejected 19 shots on goal for the Freeze.
Cleveland 0 @ Pittsburgh 5 – The Pittsburgh Vengeance's Cody Black had a big offensive game, scoring two goals and contributing two assists in his team's 5-0 win over the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks. Black found the back of the net 16:36 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Pittsburgh and again while 13:44 into the second to make the score 2-0 Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh was boosted by Brian Baker, who turned in a shutout with 29 saves. Baker certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 2.33 entering the contest. The Vengeance's defense was surprisingly good. Pittsburgh allows 2.7 goals per game. Cleveland was unable to stop the Vengeance from sending pucks towards the net, and Pittsburgh eventually piled up 33 shots on goal. Pittsburgh also got points from Parker Henry, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Nils Markgren, who also registered one goal and one assist, and Eli Lynn, who also had one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Pittsburgh were Brooks Antill, Leo Blore, Gavin Cummings, Tyler Speis, and Kenneth White, who each chipped in one. Sam Pikus recorded 28 saves for the Jr. Lumberjacks. Cleveland registered zero goals on two power play opportunities.
Topeka 4 @ Dallas 0 – Jacob Pelton was superb between the pipes for the Topeka Capitals, as he did not allow a goal in a 4-0 victory over the Dallas Jr. Stars. Topeka's penalty kill excelled, as the Capitals gave up zero goals despite allowing seven power plays. Topeka stifled Dallas' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Capitals featured an improved defense during the game. Topeka averages 2.3 goals allowed per game. The Capitals forced the Jr. Stars goalie Chris Mallon to work between the pipes, taking 55 shots. Topeka was helped by Tre Kautzman, who finished with one goal. Kautzman scored 1:33 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Topeka. Alex Sauer provided the assist. Topeka also got points from Andrew Cooley, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Hank Roers also scored for Topeka. More assists for Topeka came via Kyle Rimbach, Colton Sprenger, Steve MacIver, and Trey Opack, who contributed one each. Dallas was held below its usual level of production. The Jr. Stars put an average of 3.0 pucks into the net per game. Dallas kept the Capitals' goalie busy throughout the game, and Pelton made 44 saves on 44 shots. Dallas' Mallon stopped 51 shots out of the 54 that he faced.
Billings 3 @ Helena 5 – The Billings Bulls tried their best to erase a three-goal deficit, but the Helena Bighorns would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 5-3. Helena made the score 5-2 on a goal by Elliot Hopkins at 2:00 in the third period, and Billings got as close as 5-3 when Ralfs Karelis scored 9:11 into the third period. The Bighorns kept the Bulls' goalie busy throughout the game, and Ray Smith made 51 saves on 56 shots. Helena was led by Matt Mohar, who finished with three goals. Bryan Knesel also scored for Helena. More assists for Helena came via Nick Trefry, Kendall Bolen-Porter, Jarrett Scheibel, Brian Skillicorn, and Justin Provencher, who contributed one each. Billings' offense rang up 40 shots on the Bighorns' net
Billings was helped by TJ Theodosopoulos, who grabbed one goal and one assist. Theodosopoulos scored on the power play 16:51 into the first period to make the score 3-2 Helena. The Bulls had gotten the advantage when Helena's Knesel was sent off for unsportsmanlike conduct. Tristan Henrichs assisted on the tally. Billings additionally got points from Reed Kaiser, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Billings were Steven Thompson, Cameron Birklid, and Ian Wiljanen, who each chipped in one.The Bighorns' Grant Martens stopped 37 shots out of the 40 that he faced. Billings registered two goals on eight power play opportunities.
Gillette 1 @ Great Falls 3 – The Great Falls Americans relied on the sparkling performance of Lauren Massie in net to grab a 3-1 win against the Gillette Wild. Great Falls was sparked by Hunter Garris, who registered one goal. Garris scored 10:07 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Great Falls. Jonathan Carpenter picked up the assist. The Americans put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Gillette to score on any of its three power plays. The Wild were unable to stop Great Falls from sending pucks towards the net, and the Americans eventually piled up 47 shots on goal. Great Falls got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game. Others who scored for Great Falls included Dylan Garton and Miles Giorgione, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Great Falls were Michael Kliment, Erik Gatson, and Wade Wylie, who contributed one each. The Wild were led by Alex King, who scored the team's only goal. King scored 6:10 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Gillette. Trent Dillinger provided the assist. The Americans' Massie stopped 27 shots out of the 28 that he faced. Alex Feese made 44 saves for Gillette on 46 shots.