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Saturday Scores: Jr. Brahmas complete sweep

November 23, 2014

Saturday Box Scores

Dallas 1 @ Texas 3 – Nick Nitta was all over the ice for the Texas Jr. Brahmas, as he tallied two goals in Texas' 3-1 win over the Dallas Jr. Stars. Nitta found the back of the net on the power play 15:11 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Texas and again while 19:06 into the third to make the score 3-1 Texas. The Jr. Brahmas put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Dallas to score on any of its three power plays. Texas forced the Jr. Stars goalie Chris Mallon to work between the pipes, taking 48 shots. The Jr. Brahmas' defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in two goals. Texas also got a goal from Anthony Koslow as well. More assists for Texas came via Kurt Thiele, who had one, Devin Pierce, who had two, and Mykyta Sheptytsky, who had three. The Jr. Stars were led by Aaron Torres, who scored the team's only goal. Torres scored 17:05 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Tyler Valentin provided the assist. Texas' Quinton Reynolds stopped 19 shots out of the 20 that he faced. Mallon rejected 45 shots on goal for Dallas.
 
St. Louis 0 @ Topeka 4 – Jacob Pelton was superb between the pipes for the Topeka Capitals, as he did not allow a goal in a 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Jr. Blues. Topeka was led by Kyle Rimbach, who had one goal. Rimbach scored 11:17 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Topeka. The Capitals put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow St. Louis to score on any of its four power plays. Topeka's defensive play was more effective than usual against the Jr. Blues. The Capitals gives up 2.9 goals on average per game. St. Louis was unable to stop Topeka from sending pucks towards the net, and the Capitals eventually piled up 38 shots on goal. Others who scored for Topeka included Tre Kautzman, Mike Pedersen, and Alex Johanson, who each put in one. In addition, Topeka received assists from John Crusinberry, Igor Valko, Alex Sauer, and Steve MacIver, who contributed one each. Pelton rejected 30 shots on goal for Topeka. William Hindle recorded 34 saves for the Jr. Blues.
 
Cincinnati 4 @ Cleveland 3 – The Cincinnati Swords' Hunter Schneider scored 1:27 into overtime to beat the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks, 4-3 (OT). Cincinnati came back from a three-goal deficit to capture the victory. The Swords fell behind 3-0 after a goal by Cleveland's Ryker Barber at 19:21 in the first period. Cincinnati knotted things up at 3-3 on a goal by Schneider at 8:05 in the third period. Schneider was all over the ice for the Swords, as he tallied two goals and one assist in the win. Cincinnati kept the Jr. Lumberjacks' goalie busy throughout the game, and Sam Pikus made 27 saves on 31 shots. Cincinnati also got a goal from Brenden Williams as well. More assists for Cincinnati came via Andrew Bond, who had four and Gennadi Zabeline, Chris Hubbard, and Addison Collins, who contributed one each. Cleveland forced Swords' goalies to work between the pipes, taking 32 shots and forcing 29 saves. Brandon Kruger made 20 stops and Cody Smargiassi made nine. The Jr. Lumberjacks were helped by Tyler Dalton, who registered one goal. Dalton scored 12:05 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Cleveland. Brendan Logan assisted on the tally. Aaron Schmitt also scored for Cleveland. In addition, Cleveland received assists from Avery Huibregtse, who had two and Tyler Houmard, John Barlow, and Trey Rossbach, who each chipped in one.
 
Toledo 2 @ Metro 1 – The Metro Jets tried to dig themselves out of a two-goal hole, but the Toledo Cherokee held on for a 2-1 victory. Toledo made the score 2-0 on a goal by David Bogart at 2:15 in the second period, and Metro got as close as 2-1 when Cooper McLean scored 13:40 into the third period. The Cherokee's penalty kill excelled, as Toledo gave up zero goals despite allowing six power plays. The Cherokee stifled the Jets' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Toledo additionally got points from Cody Estrel, who also registered one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Toledo were Cam Schwartz, who had one. Metro's offense operated below its season average. The Jets put an average of 4.0 pucks into the net per game. In addition, Metro received assists from Pearce Vance and Cody Jones, who each chipped in one. Toledo's Glen Bates stopped 23 shots out of the 24 that he faced. Kameron Limburg rejected 27 shots on goal for Metro.
 
Chicago 2 @ La Crosse 7 – The Chicago Junior Bulldogs had trouble finding ways to stop the La Crosse Freeze, which beat Junior Bulldogs, 7-2. Jace Cseter was all over the ice for La Crosse, as he tallied one goal and three assists in the win. Cseter scored 1:56 into the first period to make the score 1-0 La Crosse. Ethan Stafford picked up the assist. Chicago was doomed by its poor performance on special teams, as the Freeze were able to score five times while on the power play. La Crosse forced the Junior Bulldogs goalie Troy Pierce to work between the pipes, taking 43 shots. The Freeze's goal total was higher than their season average. La Crosse has scored at the pace of 3.4 goals per game during the current campaign. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals. La Crosse additionally got points from Jared Bromberg, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Blake Olinyk, who also registered one goal and one assist, and Taylor Trapp, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Anthony Miller also scored for La Crosse. Other players who recorded assists for La Crosse were Hunter Smith, who had two and Hunter Dragosh, Zach Lawson, and Brit Brothen, who contributed one each.
Chicago was helped by Henry Hearon, who finished with one goal and one assist. Hearon scored on the power play 10:52 into the first period to make the score 2-1 La Crosse. The Junior Bulldogs had taken the advantage when the Freeze's Dragosh got sent off for roughing. Mike Holmes assisted on the tally. Chicago also got points from Niko Moulakelis, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. In addition, Chicago received assists from Toms Taurins, who had one. Andrew Wagner rejected 18 shots on goal for La Crosse. Chicago's Pierce stopped 36 shots out of the 43 that he faced. The Junior Bulldogs registered two goals on five power play opportunities.

Granite City 3 @ Alexandria 4 – The Alexandria Blizzard climbed out of a three-goal hole to beat the Granite City Lumberjacks, 4-3. Alexandria never led in the game until netting the game winner. The Blizzard was down 3-0 after a power play goal by Granite City's Corey Taylor at 4:59 in the second period. Alexandria tied things up at 3-3 on a goal by Jody Randall at 6:25 in the third period. The Blizzard netted the game winner at 8:05 in the third period on a goal by Randall. Alexandria's penalty kill excelled, as the Blizzard gave up one goal despite allowing six power plays. Alexandria was helped by Luke Pavelich, who grabbed one goal. Alexandria additionally got points from Logan Norman, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Alexandria also got a goal from Bo Gronseth as well. Other players who recorded assists for Alexandria were Tom Monteiro, Tyler Berginski, and Aaron Randall, who each chipped in one and Tyler Sworsky and Gavin Mindt, who contributed two each. The Lumberjacks forced the Blizzard's goalies to work all game long, taking 38 shots and forcing 35 saves. Evan Bisek made 22 stops and Tanner Elmore made 13. The defensemen of Granite City were also effective in Alexandria's zone, and came away with two goals. The Lumberjacks were led by Brycon Johnson, who racked up one goal and one assist. Johnson scored 17:08 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Granite City. Brady Bernhardson picked up the assist. Travis Kothenbeutel also scored for Granite City. More assists for Granite City came via Tanner Skaja, Adam Marty, and Sam Zweiner, who each chipped in one. Sam Goetsch took the loss and made 22 saves before being replaced by Jesse Garcia who made four saves. 
 
Billings 6 @ Gillette 4 – In a game where neither team could get a cushion, the Billings Bulls escaped with a 6-4 victory over the Gillette Wild. No lead was more than two goals during the contest, and the winning goal was scored by Ralfs Karelis at 13:59 of the second period. Billings got the win behind a great game by TJ Theodosopoulos, who had two goals and one assist. Theodosopoulos scored the first of his two goals at 1:24 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Nick Rizzo assisted on the tally. Theodosopoulos' next tally made the score 6-4 Billings with 16 seconds left in the third period. Gillette's power play was ineffective against the Bulls' penalty kill, which allowed zero goals while shorthanded. Billings excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in six chances. The Bulls outdid their season average for goals scored. This season, Billings averages 3.6 goals per contest. Billings additionally got points from Tristan Henrichs, who also had one goal and one assist. Billings also had goals scored by Steven Thompson and Reed Kaiser, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Billings were Ian Eshbaugh and Ian Wiljanen, who each chipped in one. The Wild forced the Bulls' goaltenders to work between the pipes, finishing with 34 shots and forcing 30 saves. Cole Semchak made 22 stops and Alexander Meagher made eight. Gillette gave up more goals than its normal season average. The Wild are averaging 2.4 goals against for the season.
Gillette was helped by Darren Banks, who tallied one goal and one assist. Banks scored 53 seconds into the third period to make the score 5-4 Billings. Alex King picked up the assist. Gillette also got points from King, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Gillette included Austin Tennant and Brandon Beard, who scored one goal each. More assists for Gillette came via Trevor Ruiz and Tyler Reble, who contributed one each.

Yellowstone 4 @ Bozeman 2 – Josh Neumann scored the go-ahead goal in the first period, and the Yellowstone Quake held off the challenges of the Bozeman Icedogs in a tough 4-2 win. A goal 17:20 into the first period by Neumann proved to be the game winner, and powered Yellowstone to the victory. The Quake had taken the advantage when Bozeman's Coleton Anderson got sent off for tripping. Sawyer Scanlan assisted on the tally. Yellowstone was led by Sean Pilet, who registered one goal and one assist. Pilet scored on the power play 17:51 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Yellowstone. A hooking penalty on Gunnar Mogck had put the Quake on the power play. Mike McCullen picked up the assist. Yellowstone's offense rang up 35 shots on the Icedogs' net. Yellowstone also got points from Neumann, who also finished with one goal and two assists, Scanlan, who also grabbed one goal and two assists, and Max Doner, who also had one goal and one assist. In addition, Yellowstone received assists from Blake Reynolds, who had one. Bozeman kept the Quake's goalie busy throughout the game, and Lance Knudson made 41 saves on 43 shots. Jake Nicks also scored for Bozeman. Other players who recorded assists for Bozeman were Kegan Couture, who had one and Kyler Chartier, who had two. Denijs Romanovskis rejected 31 shots on goal for the Icedogs. 
 
Wisconsin 6 @ Peoria 2 – The Peoria Mustangs was within striking distance after one period, but the Wisconsin Whalers put the pedal down in the second en route to a 6-2 victory. Wisconsin got the win thanks to a great game by Peter Henderson, who had two goals and two assists. Henderson scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 8:39 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Wisconsin. Isaac Hale assisted on the tally. Henderson's next tally on the power play made the score 4-1 Wisconsin with 10:52 left in the second period. Ryan Martin picked up the assist. The Whalers kept Peoria's goalie busy throughout the game, and Nicholas Piech made 26 saves on 32 shots. Wisconsin found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. The Whalers average 3.8 goals per game. Wisconsin additionally got points from Alex Anderson, who also tallied one goal and two assists. Wisconsin also had goals scored by Michael Tish, Yves Leemann, and Nathan Viberg, who scored one goal each. In addition, Wisconsin received assists from Zachary Shenderovsky and Adam Schoenfeld, who contributed one each. The Mustangs were helped by Mark Candotti, who racked up one goal. Candotti scored 13:44 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Wisconsin. Levi Armstrong provided the assist. Peoria also got points from Andrew Scofield, who also finished with one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Evan Moyse rejected 20 shots on goal for Wisconsin. 
 
North Iowa 4 @ Breezy Point 3 – The North Iowa Bulls survived a determined comeback attempt by the Breezy Point North Stars on the way to a 4-3 win. A goal by Connor Bump put North Iowa up 4-1 in the third period, but Breezy Point pulled to within one on Sean Viti's tally 10:22 into the third period. The Bulls excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. North Iowa forced the North Stars goalie Joe Licata to work between the pipes, taking 49 shots. The Bulls were helped by Austin Jackson, who registered one goal. Jackson scored 8:00 into the second period to make the score 2-1 North Iowa. Dylan Zins picked up the assist. North Iowa also got points from Brett Gravelle, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Carmen Dalesandro also scored for North Iowa. More assists for North Iowa came via Johnny Panvica, who had two and Joe Kleven, Travis Johnston, and Trey Gardner, who contributed one each. Breezy Point was helped by Tony Roisum, who had one goal. Roisum scored 8:25 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Breezy Point. Benny Smieja assisted on the tally. Breezy Point also got a goal from Brooke Evans as well. Other players who recorded assists for Breezy Point were Crosby Steen, Nick Blanchette, Ryan Herbert, and Joe Costello, who each chipped in one. North Iowa's Jordan Moran stopped 21 shots out of the 24 that he faced. Licata recorded 45 saves for the North Stars. 
 
Twin City 4 @ Minnesota 1 – Jon Plaszcz was all over the ice for the Twin City Steel, as he tallied two goals in Twin City's 4-1 win over the Minnesota Flying Aces. Plaszcz's tallies came at 6:56 into the first period to make the score 1-1 and 18:03 into the third to make the score 3-1 Twin City. Minnesota was stymied by the Steel's netminder Robbie Goor, who stopped 41 shots during the victory. The solid play of Goor will be reflected in his goals against average, which pre-game was 2.81. The Flying Aces were unable to stop Twin City from sending pucks towards the net, and the Steel eventually piled up 61 shots on goal. The defensemen of Twin City were also effective in Minnesota's zone, and came away with two goals. Twin City also had goals scored by Aharon Lara and Connor Boscaccy, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Twin City were Nicholas Campbell, who had two and Cody Thurman, David Becker, Mikko Aho, and Jay Paul, who contributed one each. The Flying Aces' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on three Twin City power plays. Minnesota's offense rang up 42 shots on the Steel's net. The Flying Aces were led by Matt Olson, who scored the team's only goal. Olson scored on the power play 2:38 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Minnesota. Minnesota had gotten the advantage when Twin City's Jared Erickson was sent off for checking from behind. Kenneth Miller picked up the assist. Kevin OShea recorded 57 saves for the Flying Aces. 
 
Nashville 7 @ Sugar Land 0 – The Nashville Jr. Predators had a six-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 7-0 win over the Sugar Land Imperials. Nashville was led by Jacob Lainesse, who registered one goal and one assist. Lainesse scored on the power play 8:01 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Nashville. The Jr. Predators had gained a power play chance when Mason Smith was whistled for too many men. Nicholas Redmon assisted on the tally. Nashville stifled Sugar Land's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Jr. Predators forced the Imperials goalie Colton Anderson to work between the pipes, taking 48 shots. Nashville additionally got points from Redmon, who also grabbed one goal and two assists. Nashville also had goals scored by Nathaniel Chiarizzio, who had two and Trent Kulczyk, Kyle Van Wyk, and Spencer Marchand, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Nashville were Matiss Gelazis, Keegan Haines, Jon Evans, Colton Anderson, Nick Mammel, and Alex Durand, who each chipped in one and Jesse Hyde and Jacob Elrod, who contributed two each. Sugar Land's offense operated below its season average. The Imperials average 2.9 goals per game. Sugar Land's offense was handcuffed by Nashville's defensive play, and the Imperials managed only 14 shots on goal during the game.
Justin Ball recorded 14 saves for the Jr. Predators. Sugar Land's Anderson stopped 41 shots out of the 48 that he faced. 
 
Glacier 0 @ Helena 8 – Brandon Mills had one goal and four assists to lead the Helena Bighorns to an 8-0 victory over Glacier. Mills got on the board by slotting home a goal 12:13 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Helena. Georgy Ostapchuk assisted on the tally. Mills dished an assist on Matt Blassic's goal that made the score 5-0 Helena at 7:14 into the third period. He then added assists on Nick Trefry's goal at 10:37 into the third, on Jay Forbes's goal at 14:11 into the third, and on Forbes' goal at 15:24 into the third. Helena put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Glacier to score on any of its four power plays. The Bighorns kept Glacier's goalie busy throughout the game, and Ryan Lund made 29 saves on 37 shots. Helena outdid its season average for goals scored. The Bighorns have scored at the pace of 5.1 goals per game during the current campaign. Helena also got points from Trefry, who also finished with one goal and two assists, Forbes, who also racked up three goals and one assist, and Blassic, who also had one goal and two assists. Helena also had goals scored by Daniel Liberko and Brandt Miller, who each put in one. More assists for Helena came via Jamison Westaby, Cody Vanthournout, Brian Skillicorn, and Matt Mohar, who each chipped in one. Glacier excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. Alex Kruger recorded 18 saves for Helena.
 
 
 
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