Saturday Scores: North Iowa rolling thanks to another sweep
November 9, 2014
Texas 3 @ Point Mallard 4 – Noah Gilreath gave the Point Mallard Ducks a 4-3 (OT) victory over the Texas Jr. Brahmas when he scored 4:14 into the extra period. Point Mallard got the win on the strength of a great game by Justin Dunn, who had one goal and three assists. Dunn scored 14:26 into the third period to make the score 3-3. Grant Dukus assisted on the tally. Point Mallard additionally got points from Jake Cox, who also tallied one goal and two assists and Dukus, who also had one goal and three assists. Texas was helped by Sam Gagnon, who finished with one goal. Gagnon scored 14:02 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Texas. Paolo DiGenova picked up the assist. Texas also got points from Nick Nitta, who also registered one goal and one assist. Jon Severson also scored for Texas. More assists for Texas came via Devin Pierce, who had one and Kurt Thiele, who had two. The Ducks' Billy Wager stopped 19 shots out of the 22 that he faced Quinton Reynolds rejected 24 shots on goal for the Jr. Brahmas.
Topeka 2 @ Nashville 5 – The Nashville Jr. Predators took home the win against the Topeka Capitals, 5-2. Nashville kept Topeka's goalie busy throughout the game, and Brett Malkmus made 29 saves on 34 shots. The Jr. Predators were led by Alex Durand, who racked up one goal and one assist. Durand scored 8:43 into the second period to make the score 3-0 Nashville. Spencer Marchand assisted on the tally. Others who scored for Nashville included Topi Samuli Aheristo, Jacob Lainesse, Trent Kulczyk, and Kyle Van Wyk, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Nashville were Zach Greenwood, Dominic Costello, and Colton Anderson, who each chipped in one. The Capitals excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. Topeka was helped by Trey Opack, who had one goal. Opack scored on the power play 15:16 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Nashville. The Capitals had gained a power play chance when Lainesse was whistled for tripping. Alex Sauer picked up the assist. Topeka also got points from Sauer, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. In addition, Topeka received assists from Richard Yusa, who had one. Justin Ball made 19 saves for Nashville on 21 shots.
Cincinnati 1 @ Southern Tier 2 – Cody Maulsby had one point to lead the Southern Tier Xpress to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Swords. Cincinnati was unable to stop Southern Tier from sending pucks towards the net, and the Xpress eventually piled up 39 shots on goal. Aleksandr Koshelev also scored for Southern Tier. Other players who recorded assists for Southern Tier were Tyler Berry, Brandon Desrosiers, Luke Sunde, and Victor Mccutcheon, who each chipped in one. The Swords' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on four Southern Tier power plays. Cincinnati found itself stymied offensively, and got off a mere 14 shots against Southern Tier's defense. The Swords were led by Blake Hinds, who scored the team's only goal. Hinds scored 1:19 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Andrew Bond picked up the assist. Matt Hatcher made 13 saves for the Xpress on 14 shots. James Schroeder rejected 37 shots on goal for Cincinnati.
Pittsburgh 2 @ Metro 5 – Behind a great game by Jason Newel, who had one goal and two assists, the Metro Jets defeated the Pittsburgh Vengeance, 5-2. Newel scored 16:01 into the second period to make the score 3-0 Metro. Jake Sealy picked up the assist. Newel dished an assist on Tyler Layle's goal that made the score 1-0 Metro at 12:29 into the second period. He added another helper on Andrew Sawyer's goal that made the score 4-0 Metro at 2:33 into the third period. Metro stifled Pittsburgh's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Jets forced the Vengeance goalie Jacob Stack to work between the pipes, taking 41 shots. Cody Jones also scored for Metro. More assists for Metro came via TJ Krajewski, who had two and Thomas Luzynski and Jacob Drinkard, who contributed one each. Pittsburgh's defense was uncharacteristically lax during the game. The Vengeance average 2.5 goals allowed per game. Pittsburgh was led by Eli Lynn, who racked up one goal. Lynn scored 15:32 into the third period to make the score 4-2 Metro. Brennan Conway assisted on the tally. Pittsburgh also got a goal from Tyler Speis as well. In addition, Pittsburgh received assists from Nathaniel Schwartz, who had one. Jake Stephan made 21 saves for Metro on 23 shots. The Vengeance's Stack stopped 36 shots out of the 40 that he faced.
Breezy Point 1 @ Twin City 2 – The Twin City Steel took the lead against the Breezy Point North Stars in the first period and maintained it until the end of the game to secure a tight 2-1 victory. Twin City took over the lead for good with a goal by Nicholas Campbell at 19:18 in the first period. Kyle Wagner picked up the assist. The Steel were led by goalie Parker Butler, who finished with 37 saves while allowing one goal. Butler certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 2.68 entering the contest. Twin City was paced by Campbell, who had one goal. The Steel put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Breezy Point to score on any of its four power plays. Twin City also got points from Wagner, who also registered one goal and one assist. In addition, Twin City received assists from James Hale, who had one and Alex Egle, who had two. The North Stars forced Twin City goalie Butler to work between the pipes, taking 38 shots. Breezy Point was led by Ryan Mezera, who scored the team's only goal. Mezera scored 1:04 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Breezy Point. Joe Licata recorded 28 saves for the North Stars.
Sugar Land 4 @ Dallas 1 – The Sugar Land Imperials relied on the sparkling performance of Timothy OSullivan in net to grab a 4-1 win against the Dallas Jr. Stars. Sugar Land's penalty kill excelled, as the Imperials gave up one goal despite allowing eight power plays. Sugar Land was sparked by Anthony Chesrow, who finished with one goal. Chesrow scored short handed 1:19 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Sugar Land. Matthew Jung provided the assist. The Imperials' offense rang up 36 shots on Dallas' net. Sugar Land additionally got points from Mason Smith, who also registered one goal and one assist, Ryan James, who also racked up one goal and one assist, and Jung, who also had one goal and one assist. In addition, Sugar Land received assists from Ryan Meyer, who had one and Matthew Winkle, who had two.
The Jr. Stars put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Sugar Land to score on any of its five power plays. Dallas kept the Imperials' goalie busy throughout the game, and OSullivan made 43 saves on 44 shots. The Jr. Stars were led by Blake Blundred, who scored the team's only goal. Blundred scored on the power play 2:24 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Sugar Land. Blake McIntyre assisted on the tally. Anthony Galliart rejected 32 shots on goal for Dallas.
Yellowstone 1 @ Gillette 8 – The Yellowstone Quake could not stop the Gillette Wild's Cade Boreing, who tallied a hat trick in an 8-1 win. Boreing's first goal came 5:22 into the first period. He then added goals at 5:31 into the second and at 13:24 into the third. Gillette's Alex Feese was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 35 saves and let only one puck past him. Feese certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 2.2 entering the contest. The Wild forced Yellowstone's netminders to work without much rest, taking 53 shots and forcing 45 saves. Lance Knudson made 36 stops and Sean Leahy made nine. Gillette found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. The Wild average 3.9 goals per game. Gillette also had goals scored by TJ McMinn, who had three and Trent Dillinger and Brandon Beard, who scored one goal each. In addition, Gillette received assists from Lance Pennington, who had two, Mitchell McEwan, who had four, and Bryce Mitzel, Jack Cleaver, Kyle Reilly, and Darren Banks, who each chipped in one. The Quake's offense rang up 36 shots on Gillette's net. Yellowstone was led by Mike McCullen, who scored the team's only goal. McCullen scored 1:03 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Gillette.
Helena 2 @ Great Falls 4 – The Helena Bighorns tried to dig themselves out of a four-goal hole, but the Great Falls Americans held on for a 4-2 victory. A goal by Lucas Lomax put Great Falls up 4-0 in the second period, but Helena pulled to within two on Georgy Ostapchuk's tally 18:18 into the third period. The Americans' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on three Helena power plays. Great Falls kept the Bighorns' goalie busy throughout the game, and Grant Martens made 40 saves on 44 shots. Great Falls also had goals scored by Robert Kalata and Dylan Garton, who each put in one. In addition, Great Falls received assists from Arseny Ivanov, Hunter Garris, Erik Gatson, and Adam Apangalook, who each chipped in one and Michael Kliment and Zack Mese, who contributed two each. Helena was held below its usual level of production. The Bighorns average 4.8 goals per game. Helena also got a goal from Jay Forbes as well. Other players who recorded assists for Helena were Nick Trefry and Matt Mohar, who each chipped in one. Evan Hauser made 28 saves for the Americans on 30 shots.
West Michigan 4 @ Peoria 2 – In a game where neither team could get a cushion, the West Michigan Wolves escaped with a 4-2 victory over the Peoria Mustangs. West Michigan gained the winning advantage on a goal by Dakota Ulmer 9:37 into the second period and hung on until final buzzer. Ulmer had a great game for the Wolves, netting two goals. West Michigan took advantage of Peoria's penalties, tallying two goals off of three power play opportunities. West Michigan also had goals scored by Josh Somers and Sean Smalley, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for West Michigan were Kyle Keeder, who had two and Tim Foley and Ian Rolfsen, who each chipped in one.The Mustangs were held below their usual level of production. Peoria averages 4.4 goals per game.The Mustangs were led by Andrew Scofield, who finished with one goal and one assist. Scofield scored on the power play 2:46 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Peoria. Peoria had gotten the advantage when the Wolves' Rolfsen was sent off for checking from behind. Austin Wisely also scored for Peoria.
Kyler Patenaude rejected 25 shots on goal for West Michigan. Marc Hayton made 19 saves for the Mustangs on 22 shots.
St. Louis 5 @ La Crosse 4 – N/A
Chicago 2 @ Wisconsin 1 – Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Chicago Junior Bulldogs defeated the Wisconsin Whalers in a shootout 2-1 (2-0 SO). The shootout lasted for eight attempts between the teams. Chicago's other shootout goal was scored by Toms Taurins. The Junior Bulldogs overcame a one-goal deficit to capture the victory. Chicago trailed 1-0 after a goal by Wisconsin's Will Holtan at 1:33 in the third period. The Junior Bulldogs tied things up at 1-1 on a goal by Michael Howard at 12:26 in the third period. Chicago's Sam Harden was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 48 saves and let only one puck past him. Harden managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 3.16 prior to the game. The Junior Bulldogs' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on five Wisconsin power plays. More assists for Chicago came via Tyler Seltenriech and Michael Ellis, who contributed one each. The Whalers stifled Chicago's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Wisconsin was held below its usual level of production. The Whalers put an average of 3.4 pucks into the net per game. Wisconsin forced the Junior Bulldogs goalie Harden to work between the pipes, taking 49 shots. In addition, Wisconsin received assists from Dan Addie and Adam Alcott, who each chipped in one. Chris Johansen made 26 saves for the Whalers on 27 shots.
Alexandria 1 @ North Iowa 5 – The North Iowa Bulls had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 5-1 win over the Alexandria Blizzard. North Iowa's Tommi Ahlgren was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 29 saves and let only one puck past him. The solid play of Ahlgren will be reflected in his goals against average, which pre-game was 1.28. The Bulls were paced by Joe Burgmeier, who registered one goal. Burgmeier scored 8:45 into the first period to make the score 2-0 North Iowa. Brett Gravelle assisted on the tally. North Iowa's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on three Alexandria power plays. Alexandria was unable to stop the Bulls from sending pucks towards the net, and North Iowa eventually piled up 37 shots on goal. North Iowa also had goals scored by Kohei Sato and Trey Gardner, who scored two goals each. In addition, North Iowa received assists from Johnny Panvica, Ryan Durant, and Soren Colstrup, who each chipped in one and Zachary Johnston, Sam Naegele, and Travis Johnston, who contributed two each. The Blizzard were held below their usual level of production. Alexandria puts an average of 4.4 pucks into the net per game. The Blizzard were led by Tyler Sworsky, who scored the team's only goal. Sworsky scored 17:27 into the second period to make the score 3-1 North Iowa. Tom Monteiro provided the assist.The Bulls registered one goal on six power play opportunities. Evan Bisek made 32 saves for Alexandria on 37 shots.
Bozeman 2 @ Bilings 5 – The Billings Bulls' Ian Wiljanen had a big offensive game, scoring two goals and contributing one assist in his team's 5-2 win over the Bozeman Icedogs. Wiljanen found the back of the net 4:13 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Billings and again while 18:36 into the first to make the score 3-1 Billings. Billings' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on four Bozeman power plays. Billings also got points from Nick Rizzo, who also registered one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Billings included Reed Kaiser and Alex Lundstrom, who scored one goal each. In addition, Billings received assists from Austin Lange, who had two, Cameron Birklid, who had four, and Ralfs Karelis and Matt Myers, who contributed one each. Bozeman was helped by Gunnar Mogck, who racked up one goal. Mogck scored 47 seconds into the second period to make the score 3-2 Billings. Kyler Chartier provided the assist. Thomas Benedict also scored for Bozeman. Other players who recorded assists for Bozeman were Dalton Rickard, Kegan Couture, and Cole Blatter, who each chipped in one. The Bulls' Ray Smith stopped 24 shots out of the 26 that he faced. Billings registered two goals on seven power play opportunities. Denijs Romanovskis recorded 22 saves for the Icedogs.