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Saturday Scores: Cherokee roll to win

November 2, 2014
Saturday Box Scores
 
Chicago 4 @ St. Louis 3 – The Chicago Junior Bulldogs and the St. Louis Jr. Blues were evenly matched throughout their contest, but Chicago made the most of its opportunities and won, 4-3. Neither team gained more than a one-goal lead, and Matt Blaszkiewicz's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker. In the losing effort, St. Louis was led by Adam Havener, who had two goals. Havener scored the first of his two goals at 11:47 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Trevor Thornton assisted on the tally. Havener's next tally made the score 3-2 St. Louis with 2:27 left in the second period. In a losing effort, the Jr. Blues were sparked by Havener, who grabbed two goals. The Junior Bulldogs put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow St. Louis to score on any of its three power plays. Chicago kept the Jr. Blues' goalie busy throughout the game, and William Hindle made 34 saves on 38 shots.
Chicago additionally got points from Scott Coash Jr, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Chicago included Taylor Hamilton and Dane Kalas, who scored one goal each. In addition, Chicago received assists from Griffin Waters, Tyler Seltenriech, and Michael Ellis, who contributed one each. St. Louis' offense rang up 34 shots on the Junior Bulldogs' net. St. Louis also got a goal from Zane OBryan as well. Other players who recorded assists for St. Louis were Tommy Heinzman, Franky Melton, and Alex Klaesner, who each chipped in one. Sam Harden rejected 31 shots on goal for Chicago.
 
Pittsburgh 4 @ Southern Tier 3 – In a game where neither team could get a cushion, the Pittsburgh Vengeance escaped with a 4-3 victory over the Southern Tier Xpress. No lead was more than one goal during the contest, and the winning goal was scored by Leo Blore at 17:16 of the third period. Pittsburgh was sparked by Blore, who had one goal. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals. Pittsburgh also got points from Michael Straub, who also finished with one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Pittsburgh included Brooks Antill and Robert Ferrari, who each put in one. In addition, Pittsburgh received assists from Cody Black, Eli Lynn, Jake Salak, and Kenneth White, who each chipped in one. Southern Tier's offense rang up 31 shots on the Vengeance's net. The Xpress were helped by Owen Harris, who racked up one goal. Harris scored 2:50 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Southern Tier. Curtis Carlson provided the assist. Southern Tier also had goals scored by Justin Andriaccio and Brandon Desrosiers, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Southern Tier were Jake Wasem, who had one. Brian Baker rejected 28 shots on goal for Pittsburgh. Southern Tier's Cody Gibson stopped 22 shots out of the 26 that he faced. 
 
Toledo 6 @ Cincinnati 1 – Cody Estrel was all over the ice for the Toledo Cherokee, as he tallied one goal and three assists in Toledo's 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Swords. Estrel scored 14:04 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Toledo. Tyler Zalecki picked up the assist. Estrel dished an assist on Zalecki's goal that made the score 1-0 Toledo at 1:11 into the first period. He then added assists on Mark McGee's goal at 1:14 into the third and on McGee's goal at 10:42 into the third. Toledo excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in six chances. The Cherokee's offense rang up 37 shots on Cincinnati's net. Toledo surpassed its usual scoring output this season. This season, the Cherokee average 3.6 goals per contest. Toledo additionally got points from Zalecki, who also finished with one goal and three assists and McGee, who also registered three goals and two assists. Toledo also got a goal from Cam Schwartz as well. Other players who recorded assists for Toledo were David Bogart and Ted Austin, who contributed one each. The Swords' offense were handcuffed by Toledo's defensive play, and Cincinnati managed only 14 shots on goal during the game. The Swords were led by Hunter Schneider, who scored the team's only goal. Schneider scored 8:58 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Brady Kiplinger assisted on the tally. The Cherokee's Glen Bates stopped 13 shots out of the 14 that he faced. Toledo registered three goals on 12 power play opportunities.
 
Minnesota 1 @ Peoria 8 – The Peoria Mustangs had a five-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to an 8-1 win over the Minnesota Flying Aces. Peoria was led by goalie Ross Lipic, who finished with 25 saves while allowing one goal. Lipic managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 3.38 prior to the game. The Mustangs forced Flying Aces' goaltenders to work in net, racking up 56 shots and forcing 48 saves. Jaxson Gosnell made 14 stops and Kevin OShea made 34. Peoria excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in seven chances. The Mustangs surpassed their usual scoring output this season. Peoria averages 4.5 goals per game. Peoria was helped by Kai Barber, who registered one goal and three assists. Barber scored 2:08 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Peoria. Austin Wisely assisted on the tally. Peoria additionally got points from Marshall Gevers, who also finished with three goals and one assist and Wisely, who also tallied one goal and four assists to lead the team in points. Nathan Scofield also scored for Peoria. More assists for Peoria came via Joe Power Wayvon, Jason Hoehn, Thomas Kolaz, and Andrew Scofield, who contributed one each. Minnesota also got a goal from AJ Gullickson as well. Other players who recorded assists for Minnesota were Victor Lombardi, who had one. The Mustangs registered three goals on seven power play opportunities.
 
Topeka 4 @ Dallas 2 – In a game where neither team could get a cushion, the Topeka Capitals escaped with a 4-2 victory over the Dallas Jr. Stars. Topeka gained the winning advantage on a goal by Richard Yusa 1:24 into the second period and hung on until final buzzer. The Capitals were sparked by Alex Sauer, who finished with one goal and one assist. Sauer scored short handed 7:32 into the third period to make the score 3-1 Topeka. Topeka was on a disadvantage when Steve MacIver went off the ice for roughing. Andrew Cooley picked up the assist. Dallas was unable to stop the Capitals from sending pucks towards the net, and Topeka eventually piled up 46 shots on goal. Topeka also had goals scored by Tre Kautzman and Dylan Wattles, who scored one goal each. In addition, Topeka received assists from Drew Kelly and Trey Opack, who contributed one each. The Jr. Stars racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with 10 minors and one major for 65 minutes in penalty time. Dallas surpassed its season average of 27.0 penalty minutes per game. The Jr. Stars forced the Capitals goalie Brett Malkmus to work between the pipes, taking 31 shots. Dallas was led by Travis Hall, who tallied one goal and one assist. Hall scored on the power play 15:54 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Topeka. Blake McIntyre assisted on the tally. Dallas also got a goal from Tyler Valentin as well. Other players who recorded assists for Dallas were Kayne Fedor, who had one. Malkmus recorded 29 saves for the Capitals. Topeka registered one goal on seven power play opportunities. Clayton Pierce made 42 saves for Dallas on 45 shots. The Jr. Stars registered two goals on seven power play opportunities.
 
Twin City 1 @ Granite City 2 – David Kenney registered one point to lead the Granite City Lumberjacks to a 2-1 victory over the Twin City Steel. Granite City's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on five Twin City power plays. The Lumberjacks did not reach the goal total they have come to expect this season. Granite City puts an average of 4.5 pucks into the net per game. Granite City also got a goal from Will Mix as well. Other players who recorded assists for Granite City were Jared Sprink, David Horsmann, and Travis Kothenbeutel, who contributed one each. Twin City's offense operated below its season average. The Steel average 3.5 goals per game. Twin City was led by Russel Barone, who scored the team's only goal. Barone scored 5:25 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Twin City. Kyle Wagner picked up the assist.
The Lumberjacks' Sam Goetsch stopped 22 shots out of the 23 that he faced. Parker Butler rejected 26 shots on goal for the Steel.
 
Gillette 2 @ Helena 4 – Nick Trefry gave the Helena Bighorns the lead in the first period, and the Gillette Wild was never able to catch up in a close game that ended 4-2. Trefry provided Helena with the game-winning tally when he scored 11:01 into the first period. The Bighorns had gotten the advantage when Gillette's Trevor Ruiz was sent off for interference. Elliot Hopkins picked up the assist. Brian Skillicorn was all over the ice for Helena, as he tallied two goals in the win. Skillicorn found the back of the net 12:52 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Helena and again while on the power play 11:37 into the third to make the score 4-2 Helena. The Bighorns got an offensive boost from their blueliners, who contributed three goals during the game. Johnny Bonta also scored for Helena. In addition, Helena received assists from Brandon Mills, Brandt Miller, Matt Mohar, and Blake Babineau, who contributed one each. The Wild's offense rang up 39 shots on Helena's net. Gillette was helped by Cade Boreing, who registered one goal. Boreing scored 9:14 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Brandon Beard assisted on the tally. Gillette additionally got points from Jack Cleaver, who also finished with one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Other players who recorded assists for Gillette were Bryce Mitzel and Darren Banks, who each chipped in one. Grant Martens recorded 37 saves for the Bighorns. Alex Feese made 14 saves for the Wild on 18 shots. 
 
Nashville 2 @ Point Mallard 1 – Colton Anderson registered one point to lead the Nashville Jr. Predators to a 2-1 victory over the Point Mallard Ducks. Nashville was held below its usual level of production. The Jr. Predators put an average of 5.6 pucks into the net per game. Point Mallard was unable to stop Nashville from sending pucks towards the net, and the Jr. Predators eventually piled up 38 shots on goal. Nashville also got a goal from Nathaniel Chiarizzio as well. In addition, Nashville received assists from Noah Keener, who had one. The Ducks put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Nashville to score on any of its five power plays. Point Mallard's offense operated below its season average. The Ducks average 3.8 goals per game. Point Mallard was led by Grant Dukus, who scored the team's only goal. Dukus scored on the power play 17:31 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Noah Gilreath assisted on the tally. Nashville's Justin Ball stopped 24 shots out of the 25 that he faced. Cooper Seedott rejected 36 shots on goal for Point Mallard. 
 
La Crosse 2 @ Wisconsin 4 – The La Crosse Freeze tried their best to erase a three-goal deficit, but the Wisconsin Whalers would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 4-2. Wisconsin made the score 4-1 on a goal by Ryan Martin at 18:50 in the second period, and La Crosse got as close as 4-2 when Jace Cseter scored 11:36 into the third period. The Whalers got the win with help from a great game by Peter Henderson, who had one goal and two assists. Henderson scored 18:01 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Wisconsin. Martin assisted on the tally. Wisconsin stifled the Freeze's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. La Crosse was unable to stop the Whalers from sending pucks towards the net, and Wisconsin eventually piled up 57 shots on goal. Wisconsin also got points from Martin, who also grabbed two goals and one assist. Wisconsin also got a goal from Will Holtan as well. In addition, Wisconsin received assists from Alex Anderson, who had one and Nathan Viberg, who had two. The Freeze put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Whalers to score on any of their five power plays. La Crosse forced Wisconsin goalie David Volkmann to work between the pipes, taking 35 shots. Jake Lipski also scored for La Crosse. Other players who recorded assists for La Crosse were Hunter Dragosh, Blake Olinyk, Anthony Miller, and Brady Thiering, who each chipped in one. Volkmann rejected 33 shots on goal for the Whalers. Cameron Scheuren made 53 saves for the Freeze on 57 shots. 
 
Billings 4 @ Glacier 2 – In a game where neither team could get a cushion, the Billings Bulls escaped with a 4-2 victory over Glacier. Billings gained the winning advantage on a goal by Steven Thompson 18:55 into the second period and hung on until final buzzer. Thompson had a great game for the Bulls, netting two goals. Billings forced Glacier goalie Ryan Lund to work between the pipes, taking 58 shots. Billings also had goals scored by Ralfs Karelis and TJ Theodosopoulos, who each put in one. In addition, Billings received assists from Reed Kaiser, Bryce Jensen, and Ian Wiljanen, who each chipped in one. Glacier was helped by Tommy Kaddatz, who grabbed one goal. Kaddatz scored on the power play 16:48 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Tristan Klewsaat provided the assist. Glacier also got a goal from Joshua Larson as well. More assists for Glacier came via Tyler McMahon, who had one. Alexander Meagher rejected 19 shots on goal for Billings. Glacier's Lund stopped 54 shots out of the 58 that he faced. 
 
Breezy Point 5 @ North Iowa 7 – The North Iowa Bulls survived a determined comeback attempt by the Breezy Point North Stars on the way to a 7-5 win. North Iowa made the score 7-4 on a goal by Austin Jackson at 6:00 in the third period, and Breezy Point got as close as 7-5 when Jordan Carey scored 16:54 into the third period. Brett Gravelle had two goals and two assists to lead the Bulls. Gravelle scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 3:52 into the second period to make the score 3-2 North Iowa. Joe Kleven provided the assist. Gravelle's next tally on the power play made the score 4-4 with 7:25 left in the second period. Johnny Panvica assisted on the tally. North Iowa's offense rang up 46 shots on the North Stars' net. The Bulls' defense let in more goals than it usually has this year. North Iowa averages 1.5 goal allowed per game. North Iowa also got points from Panvica, who also registered one goal and two assists and Carmen Dalesandro, who also tallied one goal and one assist. North Iowa also got a goal from Joe Burgmeier as well. In addition, North Iowa received assists from Adam Orn, who had two, Sam Naegele, who had three, and John Chorzempa and Dylan Zins, who each chipped in one. The North Stars were led by Tyler Larwood, who racked up two goals. Larwood scored the first of his two goals at 14:33 into the first period to make the score 2-2. Ryan Mezera provided the assist. Larwood's next tally made the score 4-3 Breezy Point with 9:56 left in the second period. Nick Blanchette assisted on the tally. Others who scored for Breezy Point included Brooke Evans and Joe Costello, who scored one goal each. More assists for Breezy Point came via Linder Kenyon, Sean Viti, Crosby Steen, Felix Conrads, and Seyia Hayata, who contributed one each. The Bulls took out Jordan Moran after he had made 10 saves and installed Tommi Ahlgren in goal, where he finished with 11 saves and the win. Breezy Point's Joe Licata stopped 39 shots out of the 46 that he faced. 
 
Bozeman 1 @ Great Falls 4 – Connor Barta tallied one point to lead the Great Falls Americans to a 4-1 victory over the Bozeman Icedogs. Great Falls' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on three Bozeman power plays. The Americans forced Bozeman goalie Denijs Romanovskis to work between the pipes, taking 47 shots. Great Falls additionally got points from Dylan Garton, who also finished with one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Great Falls included Lucas Lomax and Adam Apangalook, who scored one goal each. In addition, Great Falls received assists from Lucas Stover, who had two and Robert Kalata, Zack Mese, Austin Krantz, and Miles Giorgione, who each chipped in one. The Icedogs found themselves stymied offensively, and got off a mere 13 shots against Great Falls' defense. Bozeman was led by Kegan Couture, who scored the team's only goal. Couture scored 2:35 into the third period to make the score 3-1 Great Falls. Coleton Anderson picked up the assist. The Americans' Lauren Massie stopped 12 shots out of the 13 that he faced. Denijs Romanovskis made 43 saves for the Icedogs on 47 shots. 
 
 
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