Bills edge Quake in Wednesday goaltending duel
November 27, 2014
Yellowstone 1 @ Billings 2 (SO) - Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Billings Bulls defeated the Yellowstone Quake in a shootout 2-1 (2-0 SO). The two teams needed eight turns to complete the shootout. Billings' other shootout goal was scored by Nick Rizzo. Billings was led by TJ Theodosopoulos, who finished with one goal. Theodosopoulos scored on the power play 1:03 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Billings. The Bulls had gotten the advantage when Yellowstone's Sean Pilet was sent off for tripping. Steven Thompson assisted on the tally. The Quake were led by Max Doner, who scored the team's only goal. Doner scored on the power play 6:43 into the third period to make the score 1-1. Cole Semchak rejected 21 shots on goal for Billings. Lance Knudson recorded 61 saves for the Quake.
Wisconsin 4 @ La Crosse 1 - Will Holtan grabbed one point to lead the Wisconsin Whalers to a 4-1 victory over the La Crosse Freeze.Wisconsin forced La Crosse goalie Cameron Scheuren to work between the pipes, taking 40 shots. Wisconsin additionally got points from Ryan Martin, who also tallied one goal and one assist and Peter Henderson, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Wisconsin also got a goal from Connor Morgan as well. Other players who recorded assists for Wisconsin were Caleb Voster, who had one and Kaleb Morley, who had two. La Crosse was led by Jace Cseter, who scored the team's only goal. Cseter scored short handed 1:50 into the first period to make the score 1-1. David Volkmann made 21 saves for Wisconsin on 22 shots.
*Wisconsin 2 @ La Crosse 3 – In a completed game from back on September 26th, the La Crosse Freeze escaped with a 3-2 victory over the Wisconsin Whalers. Hunter Smith's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker. La Crosse was paced by Smith, who tallied one goal and one assist. Smith scored 19:37 into the third period to make the score 3-2 La Crosse. Anthony Miller assisted on the tally. La Crosse also had goals scored by Jared Bromberg and Ethan Stafford, who scored one goal each. In addition, La Crosse received assists from Jace Cseter, Caleb Blank, and Taylor Trapp, who contributed one each. The Whalers kept the Freeze's goalie busy throughout the game, and Cameron Scheuren made 32 saves on 34 shots. Wisconsin was helped by Austin Lewis, who finished with one goal. Lewis scored 14:39 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Wisconsin. Adam Schoenfeld picked up the assist. Joe Perrelle also scored for Wisconsin. Other players who recorded assists for Wisconsin were Peter Henderson, who had one.
Breezy Point 3 @ Granite City 5 - The Granite City Lumberjacks came close to giving away a three-goal lead to the Breezy Point North Stars, but did just enough to escape with a 5-3 victory. Granite City led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when the Lumberjacks' Jared Sprink scored on the power play at 17:28 in the second period to put Granite City up 5-2. Luke Richardson was all over the ice for the Lumberjacks, as he tallied one goal and two assists in the win. Richardson scored on the power play 16:18 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Granite City. Sam Zweiner assisted on the tally. Granite City also got points from Travis Kothenbeutel, who also tallied one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Granite City also got a goal from Corey Taylor as well. More assists for Granite City came via Michael Orke, who had two and Mitchell Gwost and Dallas Marvin, who contributed one each. Breezy Point was helped by Tyler Larwood, who grabbed one goal. Larwood scored short handed 15:11 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Granite City. Ryan Mezera picked up the assist. Others who scored for Breezy Point included Crosby Steen and Nick Blanchette, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Breezy Point were Ryan Herbert, who had two and Brooke Evans and Joe Costello, who each chipped in one. The Lumberjacks' Jesse Garcia stopped 17 shots out of the 20 that he faced.