Sunday Wrap-Up: Vengeance edge Jets
October 13, 2014
Sunday Box Scores
Metro 1 @ Pittsburgh 2 – Jacob Stack stood on his head and made 28 saves to lead the Pittsburgh Vengeance to a 2-1 victory over the Metro Jets. Pittsburgh was led by Cody Black, who grabbed one goal. Black scored on the power play 16:58 into the third period to make the score 3-1 Pittsburgh. The Vengeance had taken the advantage when Metro's TJ Krajewski got sent off for slashing. Gavin Cummings assisted on the tally. Pittsburgh forced the Jets goalie Jake Stephan to work between the pipes, taking 31 shots. Pittsburgh additionally got points from Leo Blore, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Jake Salak also scored for Pittsburgh. More assists for Pittsburgh came via Michael Straub and Tyler Speis, who each chipped in one. Metro was held below its usual level of production. The Jets put an average of 3.9 pucks into the net per game. Metro was led by Matt Dempsey, who scored the team's only goal. Dempsey scored 16:45 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Pittsburgh. Jason Newel picked up the assist. The Vengeance registered one goal on three power play opportunities. Jake Stephan made 29 saves for the Jets on 31 shots.
Twin City 6 @ Topeka 3 – The Twin City Steel's Aharon Lara had a big offensive game, scoring one goal and contributing two assists in his team's 6-3 win over the Topeka Capitals. Lara beat Jacob Pelton with a shot 5:11 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Twin City. Mikko Aho assisted on the tally. Lara dished an assist on James Hale's goal that made the score 1-1 at 3:56 into the second period. He added another helper on Chris Skordilis's goal that made the score 6-3 Twin City at 11:21 into the third period. Twin City got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game. Twin City also got points from David Becker, who also registered one goal and one assist. Twin City also had goals scored by Alex Egle and Nicholas Campbell, who scored one goal each. In addition, Twin City received assists from Mathias Ahman, who had two and Kyle Wagner, Russel Barone, Jake McGlocklin, and Bennett Witta, who contributed one each. Topeka's offense rang up 34 shots on the Steel's net. The Capitals were helped by Colin OConner, who finished with one goal. OConner scored on the power play 17:59 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Topeka. Topeka earned a power play opportunity when Barone was put in the box for checking from behind. Alex Sauer picked up the assist. Others who scored for Topeka included Joe Stoneburner and Tre Kautzman, who each put in one. More assists for Topeka came via John Crusinberry and Kyle Rimbach, who each chipped in one. Alec Horwitz rejected 31 shots on goal for Twin City. Pelton recorded 23 saves for the Capitals. Topeka registered one goal on four power play opportunities.
La Crosse 3 @ Chicago 1 – The La Crosse Freeze relied on the sparkling performance of Andrew Wagner in net to grab a 3-1 win against the Chicago Junior Bulldogs. La Crosse was led by goalie Wagner, who finished with 33 saves while allowing one goal. Wagner managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 2.55 prior to the game. Chicago's power play was ineffective against the Freeze's penalty kill, which allowed zero goals while shorthanded. La Crosse put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Junior Bulldogs to score on any of their six power plays. The Freeze forced Chicago goalie Troy Pierce to work between the pipes, taking 37 shots. La Crosse was led by Taylor Trapp, who registered one goal and two assists. Trapp scored on the power play 19:06 into the first period to make the score 1-1. A tripping penalty on Henry Hearon had put the Freeze on the power play. Augusts Veidenbaums assisted on the tally. Others who scored for La Crosse included Austin Moser and Zach Lawson, who each put in one. More assists for La Crosse came via Jared Bromberg, who had one. The Junior Bulldogs were held below their usual level of production. Chicago puts an average of 3.3 pucks into the net per game. The Junior Bulldogs managed to hold La Crosse's power play largely in check, allowing only one goal while on the disadvantage. The Freeze were unable to stop Chicago from sending pucks towards the net, and the Junior Bulldogs eventually piled up 34 shots on goal. Chicago's Pierce stopped 34 shots out of the 37 that he faced.
St. Louis 1 @ Peoria 4 – Andrew Scofield finished with one point to lead the Peoria Mustangs to a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Jr. Blues. St. Louis was unable to stop Peoria from sending pucks towards the net, and the Mustangs eventually piled up 51 shots on goal. Levi Armstrong also scored for Peoria. More assists for Peoria came via Chance Homerin, who had two and Tyler Shures, Kai Barber, Clayton Layne, Andrej Buchko, Nathan Marlow, and Matt McPherson, who each chipped in one. The Jr. Blues were held below their usual level of production. St. Louis puts an average of 3.3 pucks into the net per game. The Jr. Blues were led by Franky Melton, who scored the team's only goal. Melton scored on the power play 3:09 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Zane OBryan provided the assist. Marc Hayton made 24 saves for the Mustangs on 25 shots. William Hindle rejected 47 shots on goal for the Jr. Blues.
Nashville 4 @ Point Mallard 5 – Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Point Mallard Ducks defeated the Nashville Jr. Predators in a shootout 5-4 (2-0 SO). The shootout lasted for eight attempts between the teams. Point Mallard's other shootout goal was scored by Grant Dukus. Dukus had a great game for the Ducks, netting two goals. Dukus' tallies came at 19 seconds into the first period to make the score 1-0 Point Mallard and on the power play 15:05 into the second to make the score 2-2. Point Mallard's penalty kill excelled, as the Ducks gave up one goal despite allowing seven power plays. Point Mallard's offense rang up 33 shots on Nashville's net. Others who scored for Point Mallard included Noah Gilreath and Chris Corgan, who each put in one. More assists for Point Mallard came via Stephen Coulter, who had three and Jakob Hornsby, Jake Champaign, Jake Cox, Brad Reitter, and Justin Clark, who each chipped in one. The Jr. Predators kept the Ducks' goalie busy throughout the game, and Cooper Seedott made 44 saves on 48 shots. Nashville gave up more goals than its normal season average. The Jr. Predators give up 2.5 goals per game. Nashville got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game. The Jr. Predators were led by Nicholas Redmon, who had one goal and one assist. Redmon scored 18:16 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Colton Anderson picked up the assist. Nashville also had goals scored by Rudolfs Kalvitis, Ben Falk, and Jacob Lainesse, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Nashville were Trent Kulczyk and Cole Helgemo, who contributed one each. Point Mallard registered one goal on seven power play opportunities. Justin Ball rejected 28 shots on goal for Nashville.
Dallas 6 @ Sugar Land 2 – The Sugar Land Imperials had trouble finding ways to stop the Dallas Jr. Stars, which beat Imperials, 6-2. Dallas' offense rang up 33 shots on Sugar Land's net. The Jr. Stars found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. This season, Dallas averages 3.8 goals per contest. The Jr. Stars got an offensive boost from their blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game. Dallas was led by Travis Hall, who finished with two goals and two assists. Hall scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 19:51 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Dallas. The Jr. Stars had taken the advantage when the Imperials' Kyle Cedrone got sent off for checking from behind. Tyler Valentin picked up the assist. Hall's next tally on the power play made the score 5-2 Dallas with 2:55 left in the second period. Kayne Fedor assisted on the tally. Dallas also got points from Blake McIntyre, who also registered one goal and one assist, Josig Rochon, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, and Fedor, who also had one goal and two assists. Blake Blundred also scored for Dallas. Other players who recorded assists for Dallas were Dalton Heggebo and Wyatt Gentry, who each chipped in one. The Imperials were helped by Matthew Jung, who racked up one goal. Jung scored on the power play 4:50 into the second period to make the score 2-2. A tripping penalty on Brooks Blackburn had put Sugar Land on the power play. Frank Muscarella picked up the assist. The Jr. Stars' Clayton Pierce stopped 16 shots out of the 18 that he faced. Daniel Bianco made 27 saves for the Imperials on 33 shots.
North Iowa 4 @ Breezy Point 1 – The North Iowa Bulls relied on the sparkling performance of Tommi Ahlgren in net to grab a 4-1 win against the Breezy Point North Stars. North Iowa was paced by Brett Gravelle, who finished with one goal. Gravelle scored 2:57 into the second period to make the score 2-0 North Iowa. Sam Naegele picked up the assist. The Bulls' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on five Breezy Point power plays. North Iowa forced Breezy Point goalie Joe Licata to work between the pipes, taking 37 shots. North Iowa also got a goal from Johnny Panvica as well. In addition, North Iowa received assists from John Chorzempa, Tom Lindgren, Joe Kleven, Connor Bump, Ben Henderson, and Joe Burgmeier, who each chipped in one. The North Stars' offense rang up 39 shots on the Bulls' net. Breezy Point was led by Joe Costello, who scored the team's only goal. Costello scored 7:25 into the second period to make the score 2-1 North Iowa. Nick Blanchette provided the assist. Ahlgren rejected 38 shots on goal for North Iowa. The North Stars' Licata stopped 33 shots out of the 37 that he faced.