Weekend Wrap-Up: Mustangs roll to another win
November 3, 2014
Minnesota 2 @ Peoria 6 - The Peoria Mustangs had a four-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 6-2 win over the Minnesota Flying Aces. Andrew Scofield had two goals to lead Peoria to victory. Scofield scored at 15:21 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Peoria and again while on the power play 17:32 into the first to make the score 2-0 Peoria. Peoria forced the Flying Aces goalie Kevin OShea to work between the pipes, taking 35 shots. Peoria also got points from Nathan Scofield, who also tallied one goal and one assist and Andrej Buchko, who also registered one goal and two assists. Others who scored for Peoria included Levi Armstrong and Kai Barber, who scored one goal each. In addition, Peoria received assists from Austin Ziakas, who had four and Ross Lipic, Chance Homerin, Thomas Kolaz, Austin Wisely, and Mark Candotti, who contributed one each. Ross Lipic took the win and made 18 saves before being replaced by Nicholas Piech who made six saves.
Yellowstone 3 @ Billings 2 (SO) - Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Yellowstone Quake defeated the Billings Bulls in a shootout 3-2 (3-1 SO). The shootout featured nine attempts between both teams. Billings got a shootout goal from TJ Theodosopoulos. Yellowstone also got shootout goals from Josh Neumann and Sean Pilet. The Quake stifled the Bulls' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Yellowstone forced Billings goalie Alexander Meagher to work between the pipes, taking 37 shots. The Quake were helped by Ross Mullen, who finished with one goal. Mullen scored 14:47 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Yellowstone. Sindre Baekken picked up the assist. Sawyer Scanlan also scored for Yellowstone. More assists for Yellowstone came via Zach Forrest, Mike McCullen, and Pilet, who contributed one each. The Bulls kept Yellowstone's goalie busy throughout the game, and Lance Knudson made 34 saves on 36 shots. Billings was helped by Reed Kaiser, who had one goal. Kaiser scored 18:20 into the third period to make the score 2-2. Theodosopoulos provided the assist. Billings also got a goal from Matt Myers as well. In addition, Billings received assists from Nick Rizzo and Cameron Birklid, who each chipped in one.
Metro 2 @ Cleveland 5 - John Barlow had one goal and two assists to lead the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks to a 5-2 victory over the Metro Jets. Barlow beat Jake Stephan with a shot 4:16 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Metro. Tyler Dalton picked up the assist. Barlow dished an assist on Daniel Goodwin's goal that made the score 3-2 Cleveland at 6:42 into the third period. He added another helper on AJ Bogdan's goal that made the score 5-2 Cleveland at 18:43 into the third period. Cleveland also got points from Goodwin, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Cleveland also had goals scored by Aaron Schmitt and Ryker Barber, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Cleveland were Mitch Renstrom, Edvards Klava, Zack Mlady, and Patrick Briggs, who contributed one each. The Jets' offense rang up 32 shots on the Jr. Lumberjacks' net. Metro was helped by Jason Newel, who grabbed one goal. Newel scored 14:43 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Metro. Matt Dempsey assisted on the tally. Metro also got a goal from Tyler Layle as well. More assists for Metro came via Thomas Luzynski, Alex Holm, and Jake Sealy, who each chipped in one. Alec Rounds recorded 30 saves for Cleveland.
Chicago 7 @ St. Louis 8 - The Chicago Junior Bulldogs tried to dig themselves out of a four-goal hole, but the St. Louis Jr. Blues held on for an 8-7 victory. St. Louis made the score 6-2 on a goal by Trevor Thornton at 11:46 in the second period, and Chicago got as close as 8-7 when Toms Taurins scored 13:06 into the third period. St. Louis' offense rang up 39 shots on the Junior Bulldogs' net. The Jr. Blues were led by Franky Melton, who grabbed two goals and two assists. Melton scored the first of his two goals at 19:48 into the second period to make the score 7-4 St. Louis. Jason Loraine provided the assist. Melton's next tally made the score 8-5 St. Louis with 10:05 left in the third period. Zane OBryan assisted on the tally. St. Louis additionally got points from Chris Brown, who also finished with one goal and one assist, Adam Havener, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Loraine, who also had one goal and one assist, and Alex Klaesner, who also registered one goal and two assists. Steven Farina also scored for St. Louis. Other players who recorded assists for St. Louis were Tommy Heinzman, who had one and Sam Maddox, who had two. Chicago kept St. Louis' goalie busy throughout the game, and Cooper Cothran made 36 saves on 43 shots. The Junior Bulldogs were led by Scott Coash Jr, who registered two goals. Coash Jr scored the first of his two goals short handed at 8:29 into the second period to make the score 4-2 St. Louis. Chicago found itself down a man on Tyler Seltenriech's charging. Coash Jr's next tally short handed made the score 8-6 St. Louis with 9:32 left in the third period. Others who scored for Chicago included Scott Schroeder, Michael Ellis, Dane Kalas, and Niko Moulakelis, who each put in one. In addition, Chicago received assists from Noah Carter, who had one. The Junior Bulldogs' Sam Harden stopped 31 shots out of the 39 that he faced.
Toledo 5 @ Cincinnati 1 - The Cincinnati Swords failed to take advantage of their power play opportunities and the Toledo Cherokee shook off a number of penalties to win, 5-1. Toledo was paced by Mark McGee, who tallied one goal and one assist. McGee scored on the power play 16:33 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Toledo. Toledo additionally got points from Austin Turner, who also registered one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Toledo included Dominic Pisanti, Zach Swanson, and Nikolas Verbosky, who each put in one. In addition, Toledo received assists from Cam Schwartz, who had two and Michael Pisanti, Evan Heldt, Blake Mullins, Tristin Snyder, and Kyler Omey, who contributed one each. Cincinnati was led by Hunter Schneider, who scored the team's only goal. Schneider scored on the power play 16:34 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Cincinnati. The Swords had gained a power play chance when McGee was whistled for cross checking. Brenden Williams provided the assist. Glen Bates rejected 18 shots on goal for the Cherokee.
Southern Tier 2 @ Pittsburgh 3 - The Pittsburgh Vengeance climbed out of a two-goal hole to beat the Southern Tier Xpress, 3-2. Pittsburgh never led in the game until netting the game winner. The Vengeance trailed 2-0 after a goal by Southern Tier's Tyler Berry at 4:24 in the third period. Pittsburgh knotted things up at 2-2 on a goal by Cody Black at 11:41 in the third period. The Vengeance got the game winner on the power play at 14:50 in the third period on a goal by Black. Tyler Speis had a great game for Pittsburgh, netting two goals. In addition, Pittsburgh received assists from Nils Markgren, who had two and Eli Lynn and Gavin Cummings, who each chipped in one. Southern Tier was helped by Owen Harris, who tallied one goal. Harris scored on the power play 15:12 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Southern Tier. More assists for Southern Tier came via Cody Maulsby, Jake Wasem, and Victor Mccutcheon, who contributed one each. The Vengeance's Jacob Stack stopped 20 shots out of the 22 that he faced.
Texas 7 @ Dallas 3 - The Texas Jr. Brahmas' Dixon Whitehead had a big offensive game, scoring two goals and contributing two assists in his team's 7-3 win over the Dallas Jr. Stars. Whitehead found the back of the net short handed 11:19 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Texas and again while 3:26 into the third to make the score 5-3 Texas. The Jr. Brahmas kept the Jr. Stars' goalie busy throughout the game, and Anthony Galliart made 32 saves on 39 shots. Texas additionally got points from Jon Severson, who also finished with one goal and three assists and Ryan Dunner, who also grabbed two goals and one assist. Texas also had goals scored by Thomas Puetz and Anthony Koslow, who scored one goal each. More assists for Texas came via Jon Grimm, Nick Nitta, Paolo DiGenova, Austin Davis, Ian Atencio, and Conor Durkin, who contributed one each. Dallas was helped by Travis Hall, who registered one goal and one assist. Hall scored on the power play 2:44 into the second period to make the score 2-2. A boarding penalty on DiGenova had put the Jr. Stars on the power play. Tyler Valentin provided the assist. Dallas also got points from Josig Rochon, who also had one goal and one assist and Kayne Fedor, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Dallas were Aaron Torres, who had one. Joe Hacker rejected 35 shots on goal for the Jr. Brahmas.