Weekend Wrap-Up: Whalers move into 1st with sweep
November 23, 2014
Great Falls 3 @ Helena 1 - The Great Falls Americans relied on the sparkling performance of Evan Hauser in net to grab a 3-1 win against the Helena Bighorns. Great Falls was led by Lucas Lomax, who had one goal. Lomax scored 1:50 into the third period to make the score 2-0 Great Falls. Reed Link provided the assist. Others who scored for Great Falls included Robert Kalata and Marvin Simmons, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Great Falls were Dylan Garton, Hunter Garris, Zack Mese, Lucas Stover, and Adam Apangalook, who contributed one each. Helena forced the Americans goalie Hauser to work between the pipes, taking 33 shots. Helena was led by Cody Vanthournout, who scored the team's only goal. Vanthournout scored on the power play 5:06 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Great Falls. Hauser rejected 32 shots on goal for the Americans.
Chicago 3 @ La Crosse 2 (OT) - The Chicago Junior Bulldogs pulled out a 3-2 (OT) overtime victory over the La Crosse Freeze on a clutch goal by Michael Ellis. Ellis was all over the ice for Chicago, as he had two goals in the win. Ellis found the back of the net 12:08 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Chicago and again while 1:24 into the fourth to make the score 3-2 Chicago. Chicago additionally got points from Kyle Barna, who also tallied one goal and one assist. In addition, Chicago received assists from Scott Schroeder and Henry Hearon, who contributed one each. The Freeze were helped by Taylor Trapp, who registered one goal. Trapp scored 18:44 into the third period to make the score 2-2. Hunter Dragosh picked up the assist. La Crosse also got points from Dragosh, who also finished with one goal and one assist. More assists for La Crosse came via Ethan Stafford, who had one. Sam Harden rejected 35 shots on goal for Chicago.
Cincinnati 0 @ Cleveland 1 - Alec Rounds was superb between the pipes for the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks, as he did not allow a goal in a 1-0 victory over the Cincinnati Swords. Tyler Dalton's game-winning tally was the game's only goal. It came at 10:36 in the second period. A checking from behind penalty on Brett Mory had put Cleveland on the power play. Tyler Houmard assisted on the tally. The Jr. Lumberjacks kept the Swords' goalie busy throughout the game, and Brandon Kruger made 37 saves on 38 shots. Other players who recorded assists for Cleveland were Avery Huibregtse, who had one. Cincinnati forced Cleveland goalie Rounds to work between the pipes, taking 36 shots. Rounds recorded 36 saves for the Jr. Lumberjacks.
Wisconsin 5 @ Peoria 2 - Behind a great game by Connor Morgan, who had two goals, the Wisconsin Whalers defeated the Peoria Mustangs, 5-2. Morgan's tallies came on the power play at 8:50 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Peoria and 19 seconds into the third to make the score 4-3 Wisconsin. The Mustangs were unable to stop the Whalers from sending pucks towards the net, and Wisconsin eventually piled up 41 shots on goal. Wisconsin also got points from Nathan Viberg, who also tallied one goal and one assist and Adam Schoenfeld, who also had one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Wisconsin also got a goal from Thomas Hanson as well. More assists for Wisconsin came via Peter Henderson, who had two and Alex Anderson, Michael Tish, Adam Alcott, and Isaac Hale, who each chipped in one. Peoria kept the Whalers' goalie busy throughout the game, and Evan Moyse made 32 saves on 34 shots. The Mustangs found themselves short handed often, totaling 28 penalty minutes and allowing seven power plays. Peoria was led by Andrew Scofield, who finished with one goal. Scofield scored on the power play 12:53 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Peoria. The Mustangs earned a power play opportunity when Kaleb Morley was put in the box for head contact. Jack Power Wayvon assisted on the tally. Peoria also had goals scored by Kai Barber and Nathan Scofield, who scored one goal each. In addition, Peoria received assists from Marshall Gevers and Jason Hoehn, who contributed one each.
Nashville 10 @ Sugar Land 3 - Nickolas Tandeski was all over the ice for the Nashville Jr. Predators, as he tallied two goals and two assists in Nashville's 10-3 win over the Sugar Land Imperials. Tandeski's tallies came at 17:30 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Nashville and 5:01 into the second to make the score 4-1 Nashville. The defensemen of Nashville were also effective in the Imperials' zone, and came away with two goals. Nashville also got points from Rudolfs Kalvitis, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Ben Falk, who also registered one goal and four assists to lead the team in points, Zach Greenwood, who also finished with one goal and one assist, Trent Kulczyk, who also grabbed three goals and one assist, and Alex Durand, who also finished with two goals and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Nashville were Jesse Hyde, Jon Evans, Nathaniel Chiarizzio, Colton Anderson, and Nick Mammel, who contributed one each and Kyle Van Wyk and Dominic Costello, who each chipped in two. Sugar Land was helped by Alex Tilman, who registered one goal. Tilman scored 7:02 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Nashville. Aksel Campbell provided the assist. Sugar Land also had goals scored by Frazer Ellis and Ryan Meyer, who each put in one. In addition, Sugar Land received assists from John Cuni, Matthew Jung, and Anthony Chesrow, who contributed one each. Nathan Klebe recorded 22 saves for the Jr. Predators.
St. Louis 1 @ Topeka 7 - The St. Louis Jr. Blues allowed the Topeka Capitals to net four goals during the second period and fell, 7-1. Topeka's Jacob Pelton was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 25 saves and let only one puck past him. The solid play of Pelton will be reflected in his goals against average, which pre-game was 1.6. Colin OConnor was all over the ice for the Capitals, as he tallied one goal and two assists in the win. OConnor scored on the power play 19:59 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Topeka. Topeka had gained a power play chance when Nikita Ermilov was whistled for cross checking. Trey Opack picked up the assist. Topeka additionally got points from Hank Roers, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Alex Johanson also scored for Topeka. More assists for Topeka came via Kyle Rimbach, who had three and Andrew Cooley, Igor Valko, and Alex Sauer, who contributed one each.
Southern Tier 1 @ Pittsburgh 3 - The Southern Tier Xpress tried to dig themselves out of a three-goal hole, but the Pittsburgh Vengeance held on for a 3-1 victory. A goal by Cody Black put Pittsburgh up 3-0 in the third period, but Southern Tier pulled to within two on Mark Sunde's tally 14:31 into the third period. The Vengeance were led by goalie Brian Baker, who finished with 28 saves while allowing one goal. Baker certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 1.98 entering the contest. The Vengeance were helped by Bryan Hovanec, who racked up one goal. Hovanec scored 13:09 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Pittsburgh. Tyler Speis picked up the assist. Pittsburgh also got a goal from Richard Doherty as well. More assists for Pittsburgh came via Brooks Antill, Eli Lynn, Michael Straub, and Gavin Cummings, who contributed one each. Other players who recorded assists for Southern Tier were Brandon Desrosiers and Luke Sunde, who each chipped in one.