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Saturday Scores: Great Falls wins battle of unbeatens

October 26, 2014

Alexandria goalie Tanner Elmore posted a shutout on Saturday night.

Helena 0 @ Great Falls 1 – Evan Hauser recorded a shutout against the Helena Bighorns as the Great Falls Americans picked up a 1-0 win. Dylan Garton's game-winning tally was the game's only goal. It came at 19:59 in the second period. Adam Apangalook provided the assist. Great Falls was led by Garton, who had one goal. The Americans put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Helena to score on any of its four power plays. Great Falls could not produce up to its normal offensive output. The Americans put an average of 4.8 pucks into the net per game. The Bighorns were unable to stop Great Falls from sending pucks towards the net, and the Americans eventually piled up 31 shots on goal. Other players who recorded assists for Great Falls were Robert Kalata, who had one. Helena excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in seven chances. The Bighorns' offense operated below their season average. Helena averages 5.6 goals per game. The Bighorns kept Great Falls' goalie busy throughout the game, and Hauser made 43 saves on 43 shots. Grant Martens made 30 saves for the Bighorns on 31 shots.
 
Metro 8 @ Southern Tier 5 – The Metro Jets' Pearce Vance had a big offensive game, scoring two goals and contributing two assists in his team's 8-5 win over the Southern Tier Xpress. Vance scored on the power play at 1:25 into the third period to make the score 6-3 Metro and again while 9:53 into the third to make the score 8-3 Metro. Southern Tier's 10 penalties came back to haunt it, as the Xpress let up five goals while on the penalty kill. Metro forced Xpress' goalies to work between the pipes, launching 42 shots and forcing 34 saves. Tyler Geloneck made 24 stops and Benjamin Sakaria made 10. The Jets stifled Southern Tier's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Metro's goal total was higher than its season average. The Jets average 4.3 goals per game. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with three goals. Metro also got points from Cooper McLean, who also racked up one goal and two assists, Kyle Shreve, who also had one goal and one assist, and Zach Koonce, who also registered one goal and one assist. Tyler Layle also scored for Metro. In addition, Metro received assists from David Chavis, Andrew Sawyer, Devin Kelly, and Jason Newel, who contributed one each. The Xpress were led by Luke Sunde, who tallied two goals and one assist. Sunde scored the first of his two goals at 2:25 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Metro. Owen Harris provided the assist. Sunde's next tally made the score 8-4 Metro with 10:07 left in the third period. Southern Tier additionally got points from Curtis Carlson, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Southern Tier also had goals scored by Jake Wasem and Brian Grant, who each put in one. More assists for Southern Tier came via Jake Herrberg and Cody Maulsby, who each chipped in one. Jake Stephan recorded 23 saves for the Jets. 
 
Cleveland 2 @ Pittsburgh 4 – The Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks tried their best to erase a three-goal deficit, but the Pittsburgh Vengeance would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 4-2. A goal by Eli Lynn put Pittsburgh up 4-1 in the third period, but Cleveland pulled to within two on Daniel Goodwin's tally 19:33 into the third period. The Vengeance got the win behind a great game by Lynn, who had two goals and one assist. Lynn scored the first of his two goals short handed at 14:08 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Pittsburgh. Brooks Antill picked up the assist. Lynn's next tally short handed made the score 4-1 Pittsburgh with 16:16 left in the third period. The Vengeance had gotten the advantage when the Jr. Lumberjacks' Patrick Briggs was sent off for slashing. Cody Black assisted on the tally. Pittsburgh's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on three Cleveland power plays. The Vengeance's offense rang up 34 shots on Cleveland's net. Pittsburgh also had goals scored by Parker Henry and Gavin Cummings, who scored one goal each. More assists for Pittsburgh came via Nils Markgren, who had one and Tyler Speis, who had two. Other players who recorded assists for Cleveland were Zack Mlady, who had two and Avery Huibregtse and Aaron Schmitt, who each chipped in one. Brian Baker made 15 saves for Pittsburgh on 17 shots. 
 
Nashville 6 @ Cincinnati 3 – The Nashville Jr. Predators' Nick Mammel had a big offensive game, scoring one goal and contributing two assists in his team's 6-3 win over the Cincinnati Swords. Mammel beat James Schroeder with a shot 19:09 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Nashville. Matiss Gelazis picked up the assist. Mammel dished an assist on Rudolfs Kalvitis's goal that made the score 1-0 Nashville at 2:19 into the first period. He added another helper on Spencer Marchand's goal that made the score 6-3 Nashville at 11:00 into the third period. Nashville's penalty kill excelled, as the Jr. Predators gave up one goal despite allowing six power plays. Cincinnati was unable to stop Nashville from sending pucks towards the net, and the Jr. Predators eventually piled up 31 shots on goal. Nashville got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game. Others who scored for Nashville included Nickolas Tandeski and Colton Anderson, who each put in one. In addition, Nashville received assists from Zach Greenwood, who had two and Ben Falk, Topi Samuli Aheristo, and Dominic Costello, who contributed one each. The Swords were helped by Drew Hill, who tallied one goal. Hill scored 10:51 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Cincinnati. Brett Mory provided the assist. Cincinnati additionally got points from Hunter Schneider, who also had one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Andrew Bond also scored for Cincinnati. Other players who recorded assists for Cincinnati were Adam Herriott and Adam Goudelock, who each chipped in one. Nathan Klebe rejected 20 shots on goal for the Jr. Schroeder recorded 25 saves for Cincinnati.
 
Minnesota 0 @ Alexandria 3 – The Minnesota Flying Aces had trouble finding ways to stop the Alexandria Blizzard, which beat Flying Aces, 3-0. Jody Randall had a great game for Alexandria, netting two goals. Randall found the back of the net on the power play 19:52 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Alexandria and again while 19:22 into the third to make the score 3-0 Alexandria. The Blizzard put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Minnesota to score on any of its five power plays. Alexandria featured an improved defense during the game. The Blizzard average 3.0 goals allowed per game. The Flying Aces were unable to stop Alexandria from sending pucks towards the net, and the Blizzard eventually piled up 46 shots on goal. Alexandria also got a goal from Tyler Sworsky as well. Other players who recorded assists for Alexandria were Tom Schmidt and Luke Pavelich, who each chipped in one and Trent Olson and Gavin Mindt, who contributed two each. Tanner Elmore made 19 saves for the Blizzard on 19 shots. Alexandria registered one goal on eight power play opportunities. Minnesota's Kevin OShea stopped 43 shots out of the 45 that he faced. 
 
Wisconsin 1 @ Granite City 4 – Behind a great game by Dallas Marvin, who had two goals, the Granite City Lumberjacks defeated the Wisconsin Whalers, 4-1. Marvin found the back of the net 15:01 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Granite City and again while 12:04 into the third to make the score 3-1 Granite City. Wisconsin was stymied by Granite City's netminder Jesse Garcia, who stopped 25 shots during the victory. Garcia certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 1.6 entering the contest. The Lumberjacks put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Whalers to score on any of their four power plays. Granite City additionally got points from Jared Sprink, who also registered one goal and three assists to lead the team in points. Granite City also got a goal from David Horsmann as well. Other players who recorded assists for Granite City were Alek Groth, who had one and Mitchell Gwost, who had two. Wisconsin was held below its usual level of production. The Whalers average 3.3 goals per game. Wisconsin was led by Ryan Martin, who scored the team's only goal. Martin scored 10:09 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Granite City. Peter Henderson provided the assist. The Whalers' Evan Moyse stopped 25 shots out of the 28 that he faced. 
 
Billings 7 @ Bozeman 4 – Tristan Henrichs had two goals to lead the Billings Bulls to a 7-4 victory over the Bozeman Icedogs. Henrichs scored on the power play at 7:10 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Bozeman and again while on the power play 51 seconds into the third to make the score 3-3. Bozeman was unable to stop Billings from sending pucks towards the net, and the Bulls eventually piled up 37 shots on goal. Billings surpassed its usual scoring output this season. The Bulls have scored at the pace of 4.4 goals per game during the current campaign. Billings also got points from Matt Myers, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Nick Rizzo, who also registered one goal and one assist, and Alex Lundstrom, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Billings also had goals scored by Austin Lange and TJ Theodosopoulos, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Billings were Ian Wiljanen, who had three and Ralfs Karelis, Steven Thompson, Josh Pena, and Cameron Birklid, who contributed one each. The Icedogs forced Billings goalie Alexander Meagher to work between the pipes, taking 34 shots. Bozeman was led by Kegan Couture, who had one goal and one assist. Couture scored on the power play 16:00 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Bozeman. The Icedogs had gained a power play chance when Henrichs was whistled for head contact. Coleton Anderson provided the assist. Others who scored for Bozeman included Kyler Chartier, Ryan Erickson, and Kevin Steffey, who scored one goal each. In addition, Bozeman received assists from Gunnar Mogck, who had three and Dalton Rickard and Jake Nelson, who each chipped in one. The Bulls' Meagher stopped 30 shots out of the 34 that he faced. Denijs Romanovskis rejected 30 shots on goal for Bozeman. 
 
Glacier 2 @ Yellowstone 3 – Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Yellowstone Quake defeated Glacier in a shootout 3-2 (2-0 SO). The two teams needed eight turns to complete the shootout. In addition to the clincher. Yellowstone got a shootout goal from Sindre Baekken. The Quake came back from a one-goal deficit to capture the victory. Yellowstone trailed 2-1 after a goal by Glacier's Joshua Larson at 10:13 in the third period. The Quake knotted things up at 2-2 on a goal by Nick Pizzey at 11:16 in the third period. Yellowstone was led by Pizzey, who racked up one goal. The Quake's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on four Glacier power plays. Yellowstone's offense rang up 46 shots on Glacier's net. Sawyer Scanlan also scored for Yellowstone. The Quake were unable to stop Glacier from sending pucks towards the net, and Glacier eventually piled up 36 shots on goal. In addition, Glacier received assists from Dekker Gosnell, Tyler McMahon, Sam Shaheen, and Gavin Lubin, who each chipped in one. Yellowstone's Sean Leahy stopped 34 shots out of the 36 that he faced. Ryan Lund rejected 43 shots on goal for Glacier. 
 
Texas 2 @ Dallas 3 – Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Dallas Jr. Stars defeated the Texas Jr. Brahmas in a shootout 3-2 (2-1 SO). The shootout lasted for nine attempts between the teams. Texas' shootout goal was scored by Jon Grimm. In addition to the clincher, Dallas got a shootout goal from Tyler Valentin. The Jr. Stars' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on four Texas power plays. Dallas forced the Jr. Brahmas goalie Joe Hacker to work between the pipes, taking 36 shots. The Jr. Stars were helped by Wyatt Gentry, who racked up one goal. Gentry scored on the power play 9:07 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Dallas. Travis Hall assisted on the tally. Josig Rochon also scored for Dallas. Texas' offense rang up 41 shots on the Jr. Stars' net. The Jr. Brahmas were forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game. Texas was helped by Ryan Dunner, who registered one goal. Dunner scored 3:02 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Mykyta Sheptytsky picked up the assist. Texas also got a goal from Chase Deacon as well. More assists for Texas came via Nick Nitta and Zach McPherson, who each chipped in one. Chris Mallon rejected 39 shots on goal for Dallas. The Jr. Brahmas' Hacker stopped 33 shots out of the 35 that he faced.
 
St. Louis 0 @ North Iowa 12 – David Johnson made 31 saves to complete the shutout and led the North Iowa Bulls to a 12-0 win against the St. Louis Jr. Blues. North Iowa was paced by Trey Gardner, who grabbed one goal. Gardner scored 2:44 into the first period to make the score 1-0 North Iowa. Zachary Johnston assisted on the tally. The Bulls put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow St. Louis to score on any of its four power plays. The Jr. Blues were unable to stop North Iowa from sending pucks towards the net, and the Bulls eventually piled up 54 shots on goal. North Iowa bested its season scoring average. This season, the Bulls average 4.8 goals per contest. North Iowa also got points from Johnston, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Carmen Dalesandro, who also tallied four goals and one assist to lead the team in points, Logan Murphy, who also registered one goal and one assist, Joe Burgmeier, who also had one goal and one assist, and Austin Jackson, who also racked up one goal and two assists. North Iowa also got a goal from Johnny Panvica as well. In addition, North Iowa received assists from John Chorzempa, Kurt Halbach, and Dylan Zins, who contributed one each, Evan Mills, Kohei Sato, and Travis Johnston, who each chipped in two, and Adam Orn and Brett Gravelle, who contributed three each. St. Louis could not produce up to its normal offensive output. The Jr. Blues put an average of 2.7 pucks into the net per game. St. Louis forced North Iowa goalie Johnson to work between the pipes, taking 31 shots. William Hindle rejected 42 shots on goal for the Jr. Blues. 
 
Chicago 4 @ Breezy Point 3 (OT) – Michael Ellis scored in overtime to give the Bulldogs a 4-3 overtime win on the road. Toms Taurins had a multi-point game and Troy Pierce made 37 saves in the win.
 
 
 
 
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