Sunday Wrap-Up: Nashville stays undefeated with sweep
October 6, 2014
Trent Kulczyk helped the Nashville Jr. Predators to a three-game sweep this weekend, which included a hat-trick on Saturday.
Sunday Box Scores
Sugar Land 1 @ Nashville 7 - The Nashville Jr. Predators were firing on all cylinders against the Sugar Land Imperials, and when the final buzzer sounded Jr. Predators emerged with a 7-1 win to stay undefeated on the season. Nashville was led by Spencer Marchand, who registered one goal. Marchand scored 11:21 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Nashville. Keegan Haines provided the assist. Nashville additionally got points from Haines, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Nathaniel Chiarizzio, who also had one goal and one assist, and Colton Anderson, who also racked up one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Jacob Lainesse also scored for Nashville. More assists for Nashville came via Trent Kulczyk, who had two and Noah Keener, Nickolas Tandeski, Topi Samuli Aheristo, Kyle Van Wyk, Jacob Elrod, and Nick Mammel, who contributed one each. Sugar Land was led by Mason Smith, who scored the team's only goal. Smith scored 12:23 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Nashville. Ryan Worley picked up the assist. Denijs Romanovskis recorded 13 saves for Nashville.
Pittsburgh 1 @ Cleveland 2 - Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks defeated the Pittsburgh Vengeance in a shootout 2-1 (2-1 SO). The two teams needed nine turns to complete the shootout. Pittsburgh's shootout goal was scored by Cody Black. Cleveland's other shootout goal was scored by Tyler Houmard. The Jr. Lumberjacks' Alec Rounds was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 32 saves and let only one puck past him. Cleveland was led by Tyler Dalton, who had one goal. Dalton scored 14:16 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Cleveland. Miks Grundmanis assisted on the tally. The Vengeance were led by Black, who scored the team's only goal. Black scored on the power play 10:57 into the second period to make the score 1-1.
Topeka 3 @ Texas 1 - Colin OConner had one point to lead the Topeka Capitals to a 3-1 victory over the Texas Jr. Brahmas, which completed a three-win weekend for the Capitals. Topeka also had goals scored by Colton Sprenger and Trey Opack, who scored one goal each. More assists for Topeka came via Andrew Cooley, Hank Roers, and Dylan Wattles, who each chipped in one. The Jr. Brahmas were led by Dixon Whitehead, who scored the team's only goal. Whitehead scored 47 seconds into the first period to make the score 1-0 Texas. Austin Davis assisted on the tally. Jacob Pelton made 12 saves for Topeka on 13 shots.
St. Louis 2 @ La Crosse 4 - The St. Louis Jr. Blues tried to dig themselves out of a three-goal hole, but the La Crosse Freeze held on for a 4-2 victory. A goal by Anthony Miller put La Crosse up 4-1 in the third period, but St. Louis pulled to within two on Chris Brown's tally 18:12 into the third period. Taylor Trapp was all over the ice for the Freeze, as he had two goals in the win. Trapp's tallies came on the power play at 13:58 into the second period to make the score 2-1 La Crosse and on the power play 19:26 into the second to make the score 3-1 La Crosse. La Crosse forced the Jr. Blues goalie Cooper Cothran to work between the pipes, taking 51 shots. La Crosse also got points from Miller, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. La Crosse also got a goal from Jake Lipski as well. In addition, La Crosse received assists from Brit Brothen, who had two and Hunter Dragosh, Jace Cseter, and Augusts Veidenbaums, who each chipped in one. Sam Maddox also scored for St. Louis. Other players who recorded assists for St. Louis were Zane OBryan, Daniel Dunaway, and Alex Klaesner, who contributed one each. Andrew Wagner made 23 saves for the Freeze on 25 shots.
Point Mallard 5 @ Cincinnati 4 (OT) - The Point Mallard Ducks' Jake Champaign scored 3:55 into overtime to beat the Cincinnati Swords, 5-4 (OT). Champaign had two goals and two assists to lead Point Mallard. Champaign scored the first of his two goals at 13:57 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Matt Goodman picked up the assist. Champaign's next tally made the score 5-4 Point Mallard with 16:05 left in overtime. Brad Reitter provided the assist. Point Mallard kept the Swords' goalie busy throughout the game, and Brandon Kruger made 29 saves on 34 shots. Point Mallard also got points from Jake Cox, who also racked up one goal and three assists. Justin Dunn also scored for Point Mallard. In addition, Point Mallard received assists from Jakob Hornsby, who had one. Cincinnati was helped by Drew Hill, who tallied one goal. Hill scored 16:01 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Cincinnati. Oliver Ahlberg picked up the assist. Cincinnati additionally got points from Hunter Schneider, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Cincinnati also had goals scored by Tyler Klutch and Adam Goudelock, who each put in one. Cooper Seedott recorded 31 saves for Point Mallard.
Southern Tier 3 @ Metro 6 - Behind a great game by Zachary Koonce, who had two goals and one assist, the Metro Jets defeated the Southern Tier Xpress, 6-3. Koonce found the back of the net 13:12 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Metro and again while 12:19 into the second to make the score 4-1 Metro. Metro additionally got points from Cooper McLean, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Pearce Vance, who also registered one goal and one assist, and Kyle Shreve, who also had one goal and one assist. Metro also got a goal from Kevin Shand as well. More assists for Metro came via Matt Dempsey, who had two and Alex Holm, Tyler Layle, Andrew Sawyer, Cody Jones, and TJ Krajewski, who contributed one each. Southern Tier was helped by Alec Hooper, who racked up one goal. Hooper scored 3:18 into the third period to make the score 5-3 Metro. Brandon Desrosiers assisted on the tally. Southern Tier also got points from Desrosiers, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Justin Andriaccio also scored for Southern Tier. In addition, Southern Tier received assists from Tim Weisgerber and Luke Sunde, who each chipped in one. The Jets' Kameron Limburg stopped 30 shots out of the 33 that he faced.