NA3HL Showcase comes to a close in Minnesota
December 10, 2014
North Iowa 7 vs. Bozeman 2 - The North Iowa Bulls relied on the scoring touch of Austin Jackson, who netted two goals, to beat the Bozeman Icedogs, 7-2. Jackson scored at 1:39 into the first period to make the score 1-0 North Iowa and again while on the power play 2:59 into the second to make the score 2-0 North Iowa. North Iowa also got points from Evan Mills, who also registered one goal and one assist and Trey Gardner, who also racked up one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. North Iowa also had goals scored by Johnny Panvica, Joe Burgmeier, and Travis Johnston, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for North Iowa were Joe Kleven, Adam Orn, Carmen Dalesandro, Sam Naegele, Jon Severson, Brett Gravelle, Logan Murphy, and Dylan Zins, who each chipped in one. Jordan Moran recorded eight saves for North Iowa.
Cleveland 5 vs. Glacier 0 - The Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks were firing on all cylinders against Glacier, and when the final buzzer sounded Jr. Lumberjacks emerged with a 5-0 win. Ryker Barber had two goals and one assist to lead Cleveland. Barber scored the first of his two goals at 8:57 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Cleveland. Zack Mlady assisted on the tally. Barber's next tally made the score 5-0 Cleveland with 5:01 left in the third period. Edvards Klava picked up the assist. Others who scored for Cleveland included Buddy Rose, Jonathan Dagnal, and Zach Thibault, who scored one goal each. In addition, Cleveland received assists from Mitch Renstrom and Tyler Houmard, who each chipped in one and Tyler Dalton and John Barlow, who contributed two each. Alec Rounds recorded 19 saves for the Jr. Lumberjacks.
Texas 3 vs. West Michigan 0 - James Bacon had one point to lead the Texas Jr. Brahmas to a 3-0 victory over the West Michigan Wolves. Texas additionally got points from Conor Durkin, who also finished with one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Texas also got a goal from Nick Nitta as well. More assists for Texas came via Paolo DiGenova, Zach McPherson, Kurt Thiele, Ryan Dunner, and Sam Gagnon, who contributed one each. Quinton Reynolds made 18 saves for Texas on 18 shots.
Granite City 4 vs. NA3EHL Prospects 2 – Dallas Marvin scored twice to lead Granite City to a 4-2 win over the NA3EHL team. After a scoreless 1st period the Lumberjacks took a 2-0 lead in the 2nd period on goals from Adam Marty and Brady Bernardson. The NA3EHL Prospects made a comeback attempt with two goals in the 3rd period from Matt Henderson and Tim O’Connor, but two goals from Marvin secured this win. Tyger Howat made 37 saves in the loss, while Jesse Garcia made 22 saves in the win.
Toledo 2 vs. St. Louis 1 (OT) - The Toledo Cherokee pulled out a 2-1 (OT) overtime victory over the St. Louis Jr. Blues on a clutch goal by Tyler Zalecki. Toledo was paced by Zalecki, who had one goal. Zalecki scored 1:14 into overtime to make the score 2-1 Toledo. Brody Duncan provided the assist. Toledo also got a goal from Aaron Roschinsky as well. In addition, Toledo received assists from David Bogart and Cam Schwartz, who each chipped in one. St. Louis was led by Daniel Dunaway, who scored the team's only goal. Dunaway scored 13:49 into the third period to make the score 1-1. The Cherokee's Glen Bates stopped 16 shots out of the 17 that he faced.
Alexandria 5 vs. Pittsburgh 3 - The Alexandria Blizzard's Jody Randall had a big offensive game, scoring two goals and contributing two assists in his team's 5-3 win over the Pittsburgh Vengeance. Randall's tallies came on the power play at 13:16 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Alexandria and 9:07 into the third to make the score 4-2 Alexandria. Alexandria forced Pittsburgh goalie Jacob Stack to work between the pipes, taking 42 shots. Alexandria additionally got points from Nate Mettenburg, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Alexandria included Tom Monteiro and Tyler Sworsky, who scored one goal each. In addition, Alexandria received assists from Logan Norman, Tom Schmidt, Bo Gronseth, Gavin Mindt, Aaron Randall, and Aaron Ryback, who contributed one each. Tanner Elmore recorded 29 saves for Alexandria.
Metro 2 vs. Chicago 1 - Graham Day had one point to lead the Metro Jets to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Junior Bulldogs. Cooper McLean also scored for Metro. More assists for Metro came via Jacob Gleason, Tyler Layle, TJ Krajewski, and Jason Newel, who each chipped in one. Chicago was led by Ryan Maksimovic, who scored the team's only goal. Maksimovic scored on the power play 14:09 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Chicago. Toms Taurins assisted on the tally. Metro's Stephan Wroe stopped 17 shots out of the 18 that he faced.
Topeka 5 vs. Billings 0 - The Topeka Capitals relied on the scoring touch of Alex Sauer, who netted two goals, to beat the Billings Bulls, 5-0. Sauer scored on the power play at 4:05 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Topeka and again while 11:22 into the second to make the score 5-0 Topeka. Topeka also got points from Ben Roth, who also had one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Topeka included Hank Roers and Richard Yusa, who each put in one. In addition, Topeka received assists from Trey Opack, who had two and Drew Kelly, Igor Valko, Kyle Rimbach, Alex Johanson, Dylan Wattles, and Colin OConnor, who each chipped in one. The Capitals' Bailey Aust stopped 15 shots out of the 15 that he faced.
Wisconsin 2 vs. Breezy Point 1 – Evan Moyse made 28 saves for the Whalers to lead Wisconsin to a 2-1 win over the North Stars. Joe Licata made 29 saves in the loss for Breezy Point. Ryan Mezera scored for the Breezy Point North Stars to give them an early 1-0 lead. Wisconsin answered back with a 1st period goal from Ryan Martin and a 2nd period goal from Thomas Hanson, which turned out to be the game-winner.
Peoria 5 vs. Yellowstone 2 - Austin Wisely was all over the ice for the Peoria Mustangs, as he tallied two goals and one assist in Peoria's 5-2 win over the Yellowstone Quake. Wisely scored at 7:36 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Peoria and again while 13:45 into the first to make the score 2-1 Peoria. Others who scored for Peoria included Levi Armstrong, Marshall Gevers, and Chance Homerin, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Peoria were Marc Peters, Kai Barber, Mitchell McPherson, Jason Hoehn, and Andrej Buchko, who contributed one each. Yellowstone was led by Sawyer Scanlan, who grabbed two goals. Scanlan scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 12:54 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Scanlan's next tally on the power play made the score 5-2 Peoria with 12:36 left in the third period. Ross Lipic made 22 saves for the Mustangs on 24 shots.
Helena 5 vs. Cincinnati 3 - The game between the Helena Bighorns and the Cincinnati Swords was tight through all 60 minutes, but in the end Helena emerged with a 5-3 win. The Bighorns gained the winning advantage on a goal by Blake Babineau 18:04 into the third period and hung on until final buzzer. Helena was led by Babineau, who tallied one goal. Helena additionally got points from Nick Trefry, who also registered one goal and one assist and Kendall Bolen-Porter, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Helena also had goals scored by Elliot Hopkins and Brandt Miller, who scored one goal each. More assists for Helena came via Brandon Mills, who had two and Matt Blassic and Cody Vanthournout, who each chipped in one. Cincinnati was helped by Brenden Williams, who had one goal. Williams scored 10:54 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Cincinnati. Hunter Schneider provided the assist. Cincinnati also got points from Schneider, who also tallied one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Jessie Fracassi also scored for Cincinnati. In addition, Cincinnati received assists from Adam Goudelock and Alex Birkman, who contributed one each. The Bighorns' Alex Kruger stopped 23 shots out of the 26 that he faced.
Nashville 4 vs. La Crosse 0 - The La Crosse Freeze had trouble finding ways to stop the Nashville Jr. Predators, which beat Freeze, 4-0. Colton Anderson was all over the ice for Nashville, as he finished with two goals in the win. Anderson scored at 4:57 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Nashville and again while 14:03 into the second to make the score 3-0 Nashville. The Jr. Predators forced La Crosse goalie Cameron Scheuren to work between the pipes, taking 38 shots. Others who scored for Nashville included Noah Keener and Nick Mammel, who each put in one. More assists for Nashville came via Jacob Lainesse, who had one and Matiss Gelazis and Trent Kulczyk, who each chipped in two.
Southern Tier 5 vs. Minnesota 2 - Behind a great game by Mark Sunde, who had one goal and two assists, the Southern Tier Xpress defeated the Minnesota Flying Aces, 5-2. Sunde beat Kevin OShea with a shot 15:58 into the first period on the power play to make the score 2-0 Southern Tier. Southern Tier had gained a power play chance when Tyler Gallagher was whistled for cross checking. Owen Harris assisted on the tally. Sunde dished an assist on Alec Hooper's goal that made the score 4-1 Southern Tier at 9:24 into the second period. He added another helper on Tobias Gabrielsen's goal that made the score 5-1 Southern Tier at 18:21 into the second period. Southern Tier also got points from Hooper, who also had one goal and one assist and Gabrielsen, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Southern Tier included Andre Vanlew and Victor Mccutcheon, who each put in one. In addition, Southern Tier received assists from Brandon Desrosiers, who had two and Cody Maulsby and Brian Grant, who each chipped in one. The Flying Aces were led by Blake Neumann, who registered one goal. Neumann scored 1:25 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Southern Tier. Jake Mullendore picked up the assist. AJ Gullickson also scored for Minnesota. More assists for Minnesota came via Bradee Thompson and Jesse Brown, who contributed one each. Cody Gibson made 13 saves for Southern Tier on 15 shots.
Twin City 4 vs. Sugar Land 2 - The Twin City Steel came close to giving away a four-goal lead to the Sugar Land Imperials, but did just enough to escape with a 4-2 victory. Twin City led by four goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when the Steel's Mikko Aho scored at 6:22 in the second period to put Twin City up 4-0. The Steel were led by James Hale, who racked up two goals and one assist. Hale scored the first of his two goals at 20:00 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Twin City. Hale's next tally made the score 5-2 Twin City with 7:28 left in the third period. Jake McGlocklin provided the assist. Twin City also got points from Jay Paul, who also had one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Twin City also got a goal from Alex Egle as well. Other players who recorded assists for Twin City were Aharon Lara, who had two and David Becker and Jared Erickson, who each chipped in one. Sugar Land was helped by Aksel Campbell, who finished with one goal. Campbell scored 18:51 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Twin City. Matthew Jung picked up the assist. John Cuni also scored for Sugar Land. In addition, Sugar Land received assists from Matthew Winkle and Alex Tilman, who contributed one each. Darien Jones rejected 19 shots on goal for the Steel.
Great Falls 2 vs. Point Mallard 0 - Lucas Stover scored the go-ahead goal in the first period, and the Great Falls Americans held off the challenges of the Point Mallard Ducks in a tough 2-0 win. Great Falls took over the lead for good with a goal by Stover at 15:55 in the first period. Connor Barta picked up the assist.
The Americans were led by Stover, who finished with one goal. Great Falls also got a goal from Lucas Lomax as well. In addition, Great Falls received assists from Zack Mese, Reed Link, and Brendan Jester, who each chipped in one. Evan Hauser recorded 24 saves for the Americans.
Dallas 2 vs. Gillette 1 (SO) - Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Dallas Jr. Stars defeated the Gillette Wild in a shootout 2-1 (3-2 SO). The shootout featured 14 attempts between both teams. Gillette's shootout goals were scored by TJ McMinn and Alex King. Dallas also got shootout goals from Tyler Valentin and Blake McIntyre. The Jr. Stars overcame a one-goal deficit to capture the victory. Dallas trailed 1-0 after a power play goal by the Wild's Mitchell McEwan at 10:14 in the first period. The Jr. Stars tied things up at 1-1 on a goal by Alex Williams at 17 seconds in the third period. Dallas was led by goalie Anthony Galliart, who finished with 25 saves while allowing one goal. Other players who recorded assists for Gillette were Bryce Mitzel and Kyle Reilly, who each chipped in one.