Sunday Wrap-Up: Yellowstone edges Billings, 2-1
November 10, 2014
Point Mallard forward Grant Dukus had a big weekend and in now the leading scorer in the NA3HL.
Sunday Box Scores
Topeka 8 @ Sugar Land 6 - The Topeka Capitals gutted out a close 8-6 win against the Sugar Land Imperials. Neither team gained more than a two-goal lead, and Dylan Wattles's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker. With two goals and five assists between them, Wattles and Colin OConner teamed up to power Topeka's offense. Wattles racked up two goals and one assist and OConner also notched zero goals and four assists. The Capitals forced Sugar Land goalie Colton Anderson to work between the pipes, taking 34 shots. Topeka outdid its season average for goals scored. The Capitals average 3.3 goals per game. Topeka's defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in two goals. Topeka also got points from Tre Kautzman, who also grabbed one goal and one assist and Trey Opack, who also tallied one goal and two assists. Topeka also had goals scored by Richard Yusa, Spencer Sabourin, Drew Kelly, and Kyle Rimbach, who scored one goal each. In addition, Topeka received assists from Andrew Cooley, Benton Deanovich, and Steve MacIver, who contributed one each and John Crusinberry and Alex Johanson, who each chipped in two.The Imperials were helped by Anthony Chesrow, who registered two goals. Chesrow scored the first of his two goals at 1:17 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Sugar Land. Matthew Jung picked up the assist. Chesrow's next tally made the score 6-5 Topeka with 5:39 left in the third period. Jung provided the assist. Sugar Land additionally got points from Frazer Ellis, who also finished with one goal and two assists and Jung, who also racked up one goal and three assists to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Sugar Land included Mason Smith and Matthew Winkle, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Sugar Land were Aksel Campbell, Ryan James, Frank Muscarella, and Matt DeNure, who contributed one each.
Point Mallard 8 @ Dallas 4 - The Point Mallard Ducks relied on the scoring touch of Stephen Coulter, who netted two goals, to beat the Dallas Jr. Stars, 8-4. Coulter scored on the power play at 1:16 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Point Mallard and again while on the power play 10:25 into the second to make the score 5-4 Point Mallard. Team's forwards weren't the only contributors offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with three goals. Point Mallard also got points from Jake Cox, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Josh Hamilton, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, and Justin Dunn, who also registered one goal and two assists. Point Mallard also had goals scored by Justin Provencher, Gabor Belenyesi, and Jaleel Rosemond, who scored one goal each. More assists for Point Mallard came via Grant Dukus, who had two, Brad Reitter, who had three, Jake Champaign, who had four, and Chandler Brown, Noah Gilreath, and Justin Delisle, who each chipped in one. The Jr. Stars got an offensive boost from their blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game. The Ducks were unable to stop Dallas from sending pucks towards the net, and the Jr. Stars eventually piled up 43 shots on goal. Dallas was led by Aaron Torres, who had two goals. Torres scored the first of his two goals at 16:42 into the first period to make the score 3-2 Point Mallard. Brooks Blackburn picked up the assist. Torres' next tally made the score 4-4 with 14:06 left in the second period. Kayne Fedor assisted on the tally. Others who scored for Dallas included Tommy Estenes and Travis Hall, who each put in one.
St. Louis 3 @ La Crosse 7 - Justin Edwards tallied one point to lead the La Crosse Freeze to a 7-3 victory over the St. Louis Jr. Blues. La Crosse forced St. Louis' netminders to work in net, getting 46 shots and forcing 39 saves. William Hindle made 33 stops and Cooper Cothran made six. La Crosse also got points from Ben Henderson, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. La Crosse also had goals scored by Jace Cseter, who had two and Jake Lipski, Jack Sterne, and Zach Lawson, who scored one goal each. In addition, La Crosse received assists from Anthony Miller, who had one and Jared Bromberg and Taylor Trapp, who each chipped in two. St. Louis was helped by Franky Melton, who racked up one goal. Melton scored 10:12 into the first period to make the score 3-2 La Crosse. Zeth OBryan picked up the assist. St. Louis additionally got points from Adam Havener, who also had one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. St. Louis also got a goal from Trevor Thornton as well. More assists for St. Louis came via Brogan Walters and Alex Klaesner, who contributed one each. La Crosse's Cameron Scheuren stopped 25 shots out of the 28 that he faced.
West Michigan 2 @ Peoria 5 - Mark Candotti racked up one point to lead the Peoria Mustangs to a 5-2 victory over the West Michigan Wolves. West Michigan was unable to stop Peoria from sending pucks towards the net, and the Mustangs eventually piled up 42 shots on goal. Peoria's penalty kill unit could not stop the Wolves' power play, which converted on two of three opportunities. Peoria also got points from Nathan Scofield, who also had one goal and one assist. Kai Barber also scored for Peoria. In addition, Peoria received assists from Andrew Scofield, who had two and Marc Peters, Jack Power Wayvon, Chance Homerin, Jason Hoehn, and Austin Wisely, who contributed one each.The Wolves were led by Devin Farkas, who grabbed one goal and one assist. Farkas scored on the power play 11:12 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Peoria. West Michigan also got a goal from Dakota Ulmer as well. More assists for West Michigan came via Josh Somers and Corey Siwula, who each chipped in one. Ross Lipic made 34 saves for Peoria on 36 shots.
Southern Tier 6 @ Cleveland 3 - Behind a great game by Brandon Desrosiers, who had four goals, the Southern Tier Xpress defeated the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks, 6-3. Desrosiers' first goal came 11:09 into the first period. He then added goals at 18:14 into the first, at 14:08 into the second, and at 1:31 into the third. Southern Tier's offense rang up 31 shots on Cleveland's net. Southern Tier additionally got points from Curtis Carlson, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Tim Weisgerber also scored for Southern Tier. Other players who recorded assists for Southern Tier were Aleksandr Koshelev, who had one, Luke Sunde, who had three, and Owen Harris and Mark Sunde, who contributed two each. The Jr. Lumberjacks kept Southern Tier's goalie busy throughout the game, and Matt Hatcher made 30 saves on 33 shots. The Jr. Lumberjacks were led by Tyler Dalton, who racked up two goals. Dalton scored the first of his two goals at 14:51 into the first period to make the score 3-2 Southern Tier. Daniel Goodwin assisted on the tally. Dalton's next tally made the score 4-3 Southern Tier with 14:30 left in the second period. Cleveland also got a goal from Avery Huibregtse as well. In addition, Cleveland received assists from John Barlow, who had two.
Nashville 5 @ Texas 3 - The Nashville Jr. Predators and the Texas Jr. Brahmas were evenly matched throughout their contest, but Nashville made the most of its opportunities and won, 5-3. No lead was more than two goals during the contest, and the winning goal was scored by Peter Cabala at 18:07 of the third period. Ben Falk was all over the ice for the Jr. Predators, as he racked up two goals in the win. Falk found the back of the net on the power play 13:17 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Texas and again while 19:25 into the third to make the score 5-3 Nashville. Nashville also got a goal from Rudolfs Kalvitis as well. In addition, Nashville received assists from Matiss Gelazis, Keegan Haines, Zach Greenwood, Jacob Lainesse, Kyle Van Wyk, Nicholas Redmon, and Colton Anderson, who contributed one each. The Jr. Brahmas were helped by Ryan Dunner, who had one goal and one assist. Dunner scored 7:37 into the third period to make the score 3-1 Texas. Sam Gagnon picked up the assist. Texas also got points from Jon Severson, who also tallied one goal and one assist and Mykyta Sheptytsky, who also registered one goal and one assist. More assists for Texas came via Conor Durkin, who had one. Nathan Klebe made 17 saves for the Jr. Predators on 20 shots.
Billings 1 @ Yellowstone 2 - The Yellowstone Quake relied on the sparkling performance of Sean Leahy in net to grab a 2-1 win against the Billings Bulls. Yellowstone was sparked by Mason Jobe, who tallied one goal. Jobe scored 3:38 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Yellowstone. Zach Forrest picked up the assist. The Quake kept Billings' goalie busy throughout the game, and Cole Semchak made 39 saves on 41 shots. Yellowstone also got a goal from Sawyer Scanlan as well. In addition, Yellowstone received assists from Max Doner, who had one and Josh Neumann, who had two. Yellowstone was unable to stop the Bulls from sending pucks towards the net, and Billings eventually piled up 42 shots on goal. The Bulls were led by Cameron Birklid, who scored the team's only goal. Birklid scored 9:00 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Billings. Leahy rejected 41 shots on goal for the Quake.