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East Division shines on Day 2 of NA3HL Showcase

December 9, 2014

East Division teams won five of six games on Day 2 of the NA3HL Showcase on Monday.

Monday Box Scores

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Alexandria 8 vs. Helena 3 – Tyler Berginski and Gavin Mindt each scored twice as the Blizzard posted a big 8-3 win over the Bighorns. Tyler Sworsky, Luke Pavelich, Aaron Ryback and Nate Mettenburg also scored for the Blizzard. Helena got goals from Nick Trefry, Brandon Mills and Blake Babineau.
 
Metro 7 vs. NA3EHL 0 – Pearce Vance scored twice and had four points as the Jets shutout the NA3EHL prospects team by a score of 7-0. Also scoring for the Jets were Alex Holm, Jacob Drinkard, Jake Sealy, Jason Newel and Graham Day. Kameron Limburg made 16 saves in the shutout.
 
La Crosse 5 vs. Topeka 1 - The La Crosse Freeze had a three-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 5-1 win over the Topeka Capitals. La Crosse was led by Jack Sterne, who tallied one goal. Sterne scored 4:05 into the first period to make the score 2-0 La Crosse. Jared Bromberg picked up the assist. La Crosse additionally got points from Hunter Smith, who also racked up one goal and two assists to lead the team in points and Tyler Gorniak, who also had one goal and one assist. Others who scored for La Crosse included Alexander Rickoff and Austin Moser, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for La Crosse were Taylor Trapp, who had two and Hunter Dragosh, Justin Edwards, and Jake Lipski, who each chipped in one. Topeka was led by Kyle Rimbach, who scored the team's only goal. Rimbach scored 9:45 into the second period to make the score 3-1 La Crosse. Hank Roers assisted on the tally. Cameron Scheuren recorded 20 saves for the Freeze.

Minnesota 4 vs. Billings 0 - The Minnesota Flying Aces' Blake Neumann had a big offensive game, scoring one goal and contributing two assists in his team's 4-0 win over the Billings Bulls. Neumann scored 13:45 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Minnesota. Jake Mullendore picked up the assist. Neumann dished an assist on Matt Olson's goal that made the score 3-0 Minnesota at 16:26 into the second period. He added another helper on Tyler Arenz's goal that made the score 4-0 Minnesota at 16:39 into the second period. Minnesota also got points from Arenz, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Minnesota also got a goal from Lucas Mutschelknaus as well. Other players who recorded assists for Minnesota were Bradee Thompson, Jesse Brown, and AJ Gullickson, who each chipped in one. The Flying Aces' Dakota McDonald stopped 18 shots out of the 18 that he faced.
 
Point Mallard 4 vs. Twin City 2 - The Twin City Steel tried to dig themselves out of a four-goal hole, but the Point Mallard Ducks held on for a 4-2 victory. A goal by Josh Hamilton put Point Mallard up 4-0 in the second period, but Twin City pulled to within two on Russel Barone's tally 15:20 into the third period. Jake Cox was all over the ice for the Ducks, as he tallied two goals in the win. Cox's tallies came on the power play at 6:30 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Point Mallard and 9:49 into the second to make the score 3-0 Point Mallard. Point Mallard also got points from Jake Champaign, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. In addition, Point Mallard received assists from Justin Provencher, who had two and Noah Gilreath, Brad Reitter, Stephen Coulter, Grant Dukus, and Jaleel Rosemond, who each chipped in one. The Steel forced the Ducks goalie Cooper Seedott to work between the pipes, taking 43 shots. Mikko Aho also scored for Twin City. More assists for Twin City came via Mathias Ahman, David Becker, Jon Plaszcz, and Jay Paul, who contributed one each.
 
Peoria 6 vs. Granite City 2 - The Granite City Lumberjacks could not stop the Peoria Mustangs' Chance Homerin, who tallied a hat trick in a 6-2 win. Homerin's first goal came 18:51 into the first period. He then added goals at 2:30 into the second and at 15:58 into the third. Peoria also got points from Levi Armstrong, who also finished with two goals and one assist. Austin Wisely also scored for Peoria. In addition, Peoria received assists from Marshall Gevers, who had two and Nathan Scofield, Jason Hoehn, and Mark Candotti, who each chipped in one. The Lumberjacks kept the Mustangs' goalie busy throughout the game, and Marc Hayton made 40 saves on 42 shots. Granite City was helped by Dallas Marvin, who registered one goal. Marvin scored 7:43 into the third period to make the score 4-2 Peoria. Jared Sprink picked up the assist. Granite City also got a goal from Mitchell Gwost as well.
 
Gillette 6 vs. Cincinnati 2 - Mitchell McEwan had two goals and one assist to lead the Gillette Wild to a 6-2 victory over the Cincinnati Swords. McEwan's tallies came short handed at 6:12 into the third period to make the score 4-2 Gillette and 11:31 into the third to make the score 5-2 Gillette. Gillette also got points from Dalton McCann, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, Alex King, who also tallied one goal and one assist, and Darren Banks, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Bryce Mitzel also scored for Gillette. Other players who recorded assists for Gillette were Brandon Beard, Sam Cirone, and Kyle Reilly, who contributed one each. The Swords were helped by Chris Hubbard, who finished with one goal. Hubbard scored on the power play 3:55 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Cincinnati also got a goal from Oliver Ahlberg as well. In addition, Cincinnati received assists from Jessie Fracassi, Brenden Williams, and Gennadi Zabeline, who each chipped in one. Alex Feese made 24 saves for Gillette on 26 shots.
 
North Iowa 3 vs. Chicago 2 - In a game where neither team could get a cushion, the North Iowa Bulls escaped with a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Junior Bulldogs. North Iowa gained the winning advantage on a goal by Jon Severson 16:53 into the third period and hung on until final buzzer. North Iowa kept Chicago's goalie busy throughout the game, and Sam Harden made 28 saves on 31 shots. Others who scored for North Iowa included Carmen Dalesandro and Trey Gardner, who scored one goal each. More assists for North Iowa came via Johnny Panvica, Tom Lindgren, Ryan Durant, Joe Burgmeier, and Dylan Zins, who each chipped in one. The Junior Bulldogs were helped by Scott Coash Jr, who had one goal. Coash Jr scored short handed 11:53 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Chicago. Chicago played down a man on Jordan Pitlick's boarding. Toms Taurins also scored for Chicago. In addition, Chicago received assists from Tyler Seltenriech, who had one. Tommi Ahlgren rejected 29 shots on goal for North Iowa.
 
Wisconsin 4 vs. Texas 2 -  Alex Anderson gave the Wisconsin Whalers the lead in the first period, and the Texas Jr. Brahmas was never able to catch up in a close game that ended 4-2. Wisconsin took over the lead for good with a goal by Anderson at 8:37 in the first period. Peter Henderson assisted on the tally. The Whalers were sparked by Ryan Martin, who grabbed one goal and one assist. Martin scored 15:18 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Wisconsin. Henderson picked up the assist. Wisconsin additionally got points from Adam Schoenfeld, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Kaleb Morley also scored for Wisconsin. In addition, Wisconsin received assists from Caleb Voster and Zachary Shenderovsky, who contributed one each. The Jr. Brahmas were helped by Ryan Dunner, who had one goal. Dunner scored 12:15 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Wisconsin. Texas also got a goal from brock brown as well. More assists for Texas came via Jon Grimm and Anthony Koslow, who each chipped in one. David Volkmann made 23 saves for the Whalers on 25 shots.
 
West Michigan 3 vs. Sugar Land 1 – Dakota Ulmer had a goal and two assists to lead West Michigan to a 3-1 win over Sugar Land. Sean Smalley and Ben Sera also scored for the Wolves. Mason Smith had the lone goal for the Imperials. Kyler Patenaude made 13 saves in the win.
 
Toledo 5 vs. Dallas 2 – Toledo moved to 2-0 at the Showcase with a 5-2 win over Dallas. Five different players scored for the Cherokee including Evan Heldt, Tyler Zalecki, Mark McGee, Niklas Verbosky and Cody Estrel. Dallas goals came from Dylan Dobbins and Drew Hill. Aaron Callan made 17 saves in the win.
 
Southern Tier 6 vs. Glacier 4 - The game between the Southern Tier Xpress and Glacier was tight through all 60 minutes, but in the end Southern Tier emerged with a 6-4 win. The Xpress gained the winning advantage on a goal by Tim Weisgerber 13:47 into the third period and hung on until final buzzer. The Xpress were led by Justin Andriaccio, who had two goals. Andriaccio scored the first of his two goals short handed at 16:41 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Southern Tier found itself down a man on Cody Maulsby's unsportsmanlike conduct. Andriaccio's next tally short handed made the score 4-3 Southern Tier with 16:19 left in the third period. Southern Tier also got points from Tobias Gabrielsen, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Southern Tier included Brandon Desrosiers and Brian Grant, who each put in one. More assists for Southern Tier came via Luke Sunde, who had one and Elijah Williams, who had two. Glacier was helped by Karson Frisk, who tallied two goals. Frisk scored the first of his two goals at 18:32 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Glacier. Tyler Unekis provided the assist. Frisk's next tally made the score 3-1 Glacier with 14:49 left in the second period. Unekis picked up the assist. Glacier also had goals scored by Matt Gamblin and Prokofil Vladykoskiy, who scored one goal each. In addition, Glacier received assists from Tyler McMahon, who had one.
 
Breezy Point 9 vs. Yellowstone 1 - Felix Conrads lifted the Breezy Point North Stars to a 9-1 victory with a hat trick against the Yellowstone Quake. Conrads' first goal came 18:20 into the first period. He then added goals at 17:33 into the second and at 3:04 into the third. Breezy Point also got points from Brandon Endres, who also registered one goal and one assist, Jordan Carey, who also tallied one goal and one assist, and Ryan Mezera, who also had one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Breezy Point also had goals scored by Crosby Steen, Alex Mimmack, and Joe Costello, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Breezy Point were Kole Kobel, who had two and Nate Werhane, Linder Kenyon, and Tyler Larwood, who each chipped in one. Yellowstone also got a goal from Max Doner as well. In addition, Yellowstone received assists from Averi Lison, who had one. The North Stars' Levi Goosmann stopped 19 shots out of the 20 that he faced.
 
Pittsburgh 7 vs. Bozeman 2 - The Bozeman Icedogs had trouble finding ways to stop the Pittsburgh Vengeance, which beat Icedogs, 7-2. Pittsburgh's offense was sparked by Eli Lynn, as he ended with three assists in a victory against Bozeman. Pittsburgh additionally got points from Nils Markgren, who also registered one goal and one assist. Pittsburgh also had goals scored by Parker Henry, who had two and Bryan Hovanec, Brennan Conway, Jake Salak, and Gavin Cummings, who each put in one. In addition, Pittsburgh received assists from Richard Doherty, who had one and Nathaniel Schwartz and Michael Straub, who each chipped in two. Kyle Plantz recorded 17 saves for Pittsburgh.
 
Cleveland 4 vs. Nashville 1 - The Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks relied on the sparkling performance of Alec Rounds in net to grab a 4-1 win against the Nashville Jr. Predators. Cleveland was paced by Tyler Houmard, who had one goal and one assist. Houmard scored on the power play 14:53 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Cleveland. The Jr. Lumberjacks had taken the advantage when Nashville's Kyle Van Wyk got sent off for checking from behind. Tyler Dalton provided the assist. Cleveland also had goals scored by Avery Huibregtse, Buddy Rose, and Jonathan Dagnal, who scored one goal each. More assists for Cleveland came via Patrick Briggs, who had two. The Jr. Predators were led by Colton Anderson, who scored the team's only goal. Anderson scored 11:44 into the third period to make the score 3-1 Cleveland. Trent Kulczyk picked up the assist. Alec Rounds made 44 saves for the Jr. Lumberjacks on 45 shots.
 
Great Falls 4 vs. St. Louis 3 (SO) - Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Great Falls Americans defeated the St. Louis Jr. Blues in a shootout 4-3 (3-2 SO). The shootout featured 14 attempts between both teams. St. Louis' shootout goals were scored by Sam Yauch and Sam Maddox. Great Falls also got shootout goals from Hunter Garris and Cody Page. The Americans came back from a one-goal deficit to capture the victory. Great Falls fell behind 3-2 after a goal by the Jr. Blues' Brian Schumacher at 13:05 in the second period. The Americans knotted things up at 3-3 on a goal by Austin Krantz at 5:17 in the third period. Great Falls was led by Krantz, who grabbed one goal. The Americans kept St. Louis' goalie busy throughout the game, and William Hindle made 43 saves on 47 shots. Others who scored for Great Falls included Robert Kalata and Dylan Garton, who scored one goal each. More assists for Great Falls came via Garris, Jonnathan Carpenter, Zack Mese, Lucas Stover, and Adam Apangalook, who contributed one each. St. Louis was helped by Alex Klaesner, who finished with two goals and one assist. Klaesner scored the first of his two goals at 9:15 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Schumacher picked up the assist. Klaesner's next tally made the score 2-1 St. Louis with 4:11 left in the first period. Schumacher provided the assist. St. Louis additionally got points from Schumacher, who also racked up one goal and two assists. In addition, St. Louis received assists from Adam Havener, who had two. Evan Hauser rejected 30 shots on goal for the Americans.
 
 
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