Weekend Wrap-Up: A Sunday of sweeps in the NA3HL
October 27, 2014
Nashville 9 @ Cincinnati 3 - Nick Mammel had two goals and one assist to lead the Nashville Jr. Predators to a 9-3 victory over the Cincinnati Swords. Mammel scored at 1:52 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Nashville and again while 11:59 into the first to make the score 3-1 Nashville. Nashville forced Swords' netminders to work hard to keep the puck out of the net, getting 36 shots and forcing 27 saves. Brandon Kruger made 20 stops and James Schroeder made seven. The Jr. Predators bested their season scoring average. Nashville has scored at the pace of 5.9 goals per game during the current campaign. The defensemen of the Jr. Predators were also effective in Cincinnati's zone, and came away with three goals. Nashville additionally got points from Jesse Hyde, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Zach Greenwood, who also had one goal and one assist, Nicholas Redmon, who also registered one goal and two assists, and Alex Durand, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Nashville included Matiss Gelazis, Ben Falk, and Nickolas Tandeski, who each put in one. In addition, Nashville received assists from Rudolfs Kalvitis, who had three, Topi Samuli Aheristo, Keegan Haines, Jacob Lainesse, Cole Helgemo, and Nathaniel Chiarizzio, who contributed one each, and Colton Anderson and Spencer Marchand, who each chipped in two. Cincinnati was helped by Addison Collins, who finished with one goal. Collins scored on the power play 8:56 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Nashville. The Swords earned a power play opportunity when Falk was put in the box for slashing. Adam Goudelock assisted on the tally. Cincinnati also had goals scored by Hunter Schneider and Brenden Williams, who scored one goal each. More assists for Cincinnati came via Oliver Ahlberg, Andrew Bond, Blake Hinds, and Adam Herriott, who contributed one each.
Pittsburgh 3 @ Cleveland 2 (SO) - Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Pittsburgh Vengeance defeated the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks in a shootout 3-2 (3-2 SO). The shootout featured 12 attempts between both teams. Cleveland's shootout goals were scored by John Barlow and Daniel Goodwin. Pittsburgh's other shootout goals were scored by Brooks Antill and Eli Lynn. The Vengeance saw a two-goal lead disappear, but was able to secure the win in a shootout. Pittsburgh made the score 2-0 on a goal by Robert Ferrari at 12:27 in the third period. The Jr. Lumberjacks evened things up at 2-2 on a goal by Goodwin at 17:44 in the third period. The Vengeance excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. Cleveland was unable to stop Pittsburgh from sending pucks towards the net, and the Vengeance eventually piled up 35 shots on goal. Cody Black also scored for Pittsburgh. In addition, Pittsburgh received assists from Nils Markgren, Jake Salak, Michael Straub, and Jake Parry, who each chipped in one. The Jr. Lumberjacks' offense rang up 32 shots on Pittsburgh's net. Cleveland also got a goal from Tyler Dalton as well. Other players who recorded assists for Cleveland were Zack Mlady, Tyler Houmard, Trey Rossbach, and Zach Thibault, who contributed one each. Jacob Stack made 30 saves for the Vengeance on 32 shots.
Chicago 3 @ Breezy Point 2 - The Chicago Junior Bulldogs rallied from two goals down to secure a 3-2 win over the Breezy Point North Stars. Chicago never led in the game until netting the game winner. The Junior Bulldogs trailed 2-0 after a power play goal by Breezy Point's Ryan Mezera at 17:14 in the first period. Chicago knotted things up at 2-2 on a goal by Scott Coash Jr at 16:21 in the second period. The Junior Bulldogs netted the game winner at 13:29 in the third period on a goal by Coash Jr.. Coash Jr had two goals to lead Chicago to victory. Scott Schroeder also scored for Chicago. More assists for Chicago came via Toms Taurins, who had two and Michael Howard, Henry Hearon, Mike Holmes, and Nathan Iaciancio, who each chipped in one. Breezy Point forced Chicago goalie Sam Harden to work between the pipes, taking 49 shots. Breezy Point also got a goal from Jordan Carey as well. In addition, Breezy Point received assists from Crosby Steen, Blake Neumann, Kole Kobel, and Seyia Hayata, who contributed one each. Harden rejected 47 shots on goal for the Junior Bulldogs.
Glacier 2 @ Yellowstone 3 (SO) - 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 (2-1 SO). The two teams needed 12 turns to complete the shootout. Glacier got a shootout goal from Gavin Lubin. Yellowstone also got a shootout goal from Sean Pilet. The Quake came back from a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. Yellowstone fell behind 2-0 after a power play goal by Glacier's Dekker Gosnell at 19:56 in the first period. The Quake knotted things up at 2-2 on a power play goal by Pilet at 3:17 in the third period. Yellowstone kept Glacier's goalie busy throughout the game, and Ryan Lund made 67 saves on 70 shots. The Quake were held back by their power play unit, which tallied two goals on 10 chances. Yellowstone could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 48 minutes in penalties during the game. The Quake were helped by Will Landsverk, who had one goal. Landsverk scored on the power play 6:55 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Glacier. Yellowstone had gotten the advantage when Glacier's Joshua Larson was sent off for hooking. Buck Scougale assisted on the tally. More assists for Yellowstone came via Josh Neumann, Sawyer Scanlan, and Connor Scovel, who each chipped in one. In addition, Glacier received assists from Lubin, who had one. The Quake's Sean Leahy stopped 22 shots out of the 24 that he faced.