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Saturday Scores: Xpress get big sweep in East

December 14, 2014
Saturday Box Scores
 
Texas 2 @ Topeka 3 – The Topeka Capitals pulled out a 3-2 (OT) overtime victory over the Texas Jr. Brahmas on a clutch goal by Kyle Rimbach. Topeka came back from a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. The Capitals was down 2-0 after a power play goal by Texas' Sam Gagnon at 12:23 in the first period. Topeka knotted things up at 2-2 on a goal by Tre Kautzman at 16:53 in the second period. Rimbach had a great game for the Capitals, netting two goals. Rimbach scored at 9:31 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Texas and again while 3:50 into the fourth to make the score 3-2 Topeka. Topeka's offense rang up 34 shots on the Jr. Brahmas' net. Other players who recorded assists for Topeka were Alex Sauer, Hank Roers, Trey Opack, and Dylan Wattles, who each chipped in one. Texas' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on four Topeka power plays. More assists for Texas came via Nick Nitta, Mykyta Sheptytsky, Kurt Thiele, and Ryan Dunner, who contributed one each. Jacob Pelton made 25 saves for the Capitals on 27 shots. The Jr. Brahmas' Joe Hacker stopped 31 shots out of the 34 that he faced. 
 
Wisconsin 7 @ Chicago 1 – The Wisconsin Whalers jumped out to a four-point advantage by the end of the first period and beat the Chicago Junior Bulldogs, 7-1. Wisconsin got the win with help from a great game by Peter Henderson, who had two goals and one assist. Henderson scored the first of his two goals at 8:45 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Wisconsin. Connor Morgan picked up the assist. Henderson's next tally made the score 5-0 Wisconsin with 17:10 left in the third period. The Whalers had gained a power play chance when Matthew Adams was whistled for slashing. Nathan Viberg provided the assist. Chicago was stymied by Wisconsin's netminder Chris Johansen, who stopped 30 shots during the victory. Johansen managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 2.8 prior to the game. The Whalers forced Junior Bulldogs' goaltenders to work all game long, finishing with 34 shots and forcing 27 saves. Michael Paku made seven stops and Sam Harden made 20. Wisconsin put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Junior Bulldogs to score on any of their four power plays. The Whalers surpassed their usual scoring output this season. Wisconsin averages 3.7 goals per game. Wisconsin also had goals scored by Ryan Martin, who had three and Michael Tish and Adam Alcott, who each put in one. In addition, Wisconsin received assists from Thomas Hanson, Kaleb Morley, and Isaac Hale, who contributed one each and Will Holtan, Alex Anderson, and Adam Schoenfeld, who each chipped in two. Chicago could not produce up to its normal offensive output. The Junior Bulldogs average 3.3 goals per game. The Whalers were unable to stop Chicago from sending pucks towards the net, and the Junior Bulldogs eventually piled up 31 shots on goal. 
 
Southern Tier 10 @ Toledo 0 – The Southern Tier Xpress' Brandon Desrosiers had a big offensive game, scoring two goals and contributing three assists in his team's 10-0 win over the Toledo Cherokee. Desrosiers found the back of the net 17:09 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Southern Tier and again while 18:11 into the third to make the score 10-0 Southern Tier. Southern Tier forced Toledo goalie Glen Bates to work between the pipes, taking 41 shots. The Xpress' goal total was higher than their season average. Southern Tier has scored at the pace of 4.0 goals per game during the current campaign. The Xpress cashed in on power play opportunities, scoring three goals on five chances. Southern Tier got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game. Southern Tier also got points from Luke Sunde, who also grabbed one goal and three assists, Owen Harris, who also registered one goal and one assist, Elijah Williams, who also tallied two goals and one assist, Tobias Gabrielsen, who also had one goal and three assists, and Philip Grippi, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Southern Tier included Luke Grossman and Victor McCutcheon, who scored one goal each. More assists for Southern Tier came via Tim Weisgerber, Cody Maulsby, and Mark Sunde, who each chipped in one. The Cherokee's offense operated below their season average. Toledo averages 3.2 goals per game. The Cherokee's defense let in more goals than it usually has this year. Toledo averages 2.3 goals allowed per game.
Cody Gibson recorded 23 saves for the Xpress. The Cherokee's Bates stopped 31 shots out of the 41 that he faced. Toledo registered zero goals on one power play opportunities. 
 
West Michigan 2 @ Metro 5 – The Metro Jets relied on the scoring touch of Jason Newel, who netted two goals, to beat the West Michigan Wolves, 5-2. Newel's tallies came at 41 seconds into the first period to make the score 1-0 Metro and 8:57 into the third to make the score 3-1 Metro.
Metro stifled West Michigan's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Metro also got points from Andrew Sawyer, who also racked up one goal and two assists and Matt Dempsey, who also registered two goals and one assist to lead the team in points. More assists for Metro came via Zach Koonce, who had one and Kyle Shreve and Jake Sealy, who contributed two each. The Jets were unable to stop the Wolves from sending pucks towards the net, and West Michigan eventually piled up 31 shots on goal. The Wolves were led by Devin Farkas, who tallied one goal and one assist. Farkas scored 19:19 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Matt Shultz provided the assist. West Michigan also got a goal from Josh Somers as well. In addition, West Michigan received assists from Michael Tratar, who had two. Metro's Jake Stephan stopped 29 shots out of the 31 that he faced. Kyler Patenaude made 21 saves for West Michigan on 25 shots. The Wolves registered zero goals on three power play opportunities.
 
Cincinnati 3 @ Pittsburgh 5 – The Cincinnati Swords tried to dig themselves out of a three-goal hole, but the Pittsburgh Vengeance held on for a 5-3 victory. Pittsburgh made the score 5-2 on a goal by Parker Henry at 17:27 in the third period, and Cincinnati got as close as 5-3 when Gennadi Zabeline scored 18:24 into the third period. Nils Markgren had two goals and one assist to lead the Vengeance. Markgren scored the first of his two goals at 7:01 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Pittsburgh. Cody Black provided the assist. Markgren's next tally made the score 2-2 with 15:20 left in the second period. Bryan Hovanec picked up the assist. Pittsburgh put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Swords to score on any of their three power plays. Pittsburgh also got points from Hovanec, who also racked up one goal and two assists and Dominick Glavach, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Pittsburgh were Brennan Conway and Jake Parry, who contributed one each. Cincinnati was helped by Chris Hubbard, who registered one goal. Hubbard scored 18:20 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Cincinnati. Oliver Ahlberg provided the assist. Cincinnati also got a goal from Hunter Schneider as well. In addition, Cincinnati received assists from Adam Goudelock, who had two and Jessie Fracassi, Brenden Williams, and Addison Collins, who each chipped in one. Brian Baker recorded 19 saves for the Vengeance. The Swords' Brandon Kruger stopped 25 shots out of the 30 that he faced. 
 
Sugar Land 6 @ Dallas 5 – Ryan Worley gave the Sugar Land Imperials a 6-5 (OT) victory over the Dallas Jr. Stars when he scored 1:07 into the extra period. Sugar Land came back from a three-goal deficit to capture the victory. The Imperials trailed 5-2 after a goal by Dallas' Drew Hill at 1:23 in the third period. Sugar Land knotted things up at 5-5 on a goal by Drew Waetjen at 13:13 in the third period. Worley had a great game for the Imperials, netting two goals. Sugar Land kept the Jr. Stars' goalie busy throughout the game, and Chris Mallon made 35 saves on 41 shots. The Imperials surpassed their usual scoring output this season. Sugar Land averages 2.7 goals per game. Sugar Land also got points from Matthew Winkle, who also finished with one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Sugar Land included Frazer Ellis and Alex Tilman, who scored one goal each. More assists for Sugar Land came via Mason Smith, who had two and Ryan Meyer, Aksel Campbell, Kyle Cedrone, Ryan James, John Cuni, Chandler Cole, Matthew Jung, and Kenny Garrett, who contributed one each. The Imperials were unable to stop Dallas from sending pucks towards the net, and the Jr. Stars eventually piled up 35 shots on goal. Dallas outdid its season average for goals scored. The Jr. Stars have scored at the pace of 2.7 goals per game during the current campaign. Dallas was led by Josig Rochon, who racked up one goal and two assists. Rochon scored on the power play 18:45 into the second period to make the score 2-2. The Jr. Stars had taken the advantage when Sugar Land's Meyer got sent off for head contact. Travis Hall picked up the assist. Dallas additionally got points from Blake McIntyre, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Aaron Torres, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, and Wyatt Gentry, who also tallied one goal and one assist. In addition, Dallas received assists from Brooks Blackburn, Tommy Estenes, and Jordan Schultz, who each chipped in one. Colton Anderson rejected 30 shots on goal for the Imperials. 
 
Helena 3 @ Billings 1 – Brandt Miller racked up one point to lead the Helena Bighorns to a 3-1 victory over the Billings Bulls. Helena kept Billings' goalie busy throughout the game, and Cole Semchak made 31 saves on 34 shots. Others who scored for Helena included Brandon Mills and Matt Mohar, who scored one goal each. More assists for Helena came via Nick Trefry, Kendall Bolen-Porter, Johnny Bonta, and Blake Babineau, who contributed one each. The Bulls stifled the Bighorns' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Billings did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. The Bulls average 3.1 goals per game. Billings was led by Josh Pena, who scored the team's only goal. Pena scored on the power play 9:40 into the second period to make the score 1-1. The Bulls had gotten the advantage when Helena's Miller was sent off for tripping. Reed Kaiser provided the assist. Grant Martens made 24 saves for the Bighorns on 25 shots. 
 
Gillette 1 @ Great Falls 4 – The Gillette Wild had trouble finding ways to stop the Great Falls Americans, which beat Wild, 4-1. Great Falls was led by goalie Evan Hauser, who finished with 39 saves while allowing one goal. Hauser managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 1.42 prior to the game. The Americans were led by Austin Krantz, who racked up one goal. Krantz scored 6:01 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Great Falls. Dylan Garton provided the assist. Great Falls forced Gillette's goaltenders to work all game long, finishing with 39 shots and forcing 35 saves. Alex Feese made 24 stops and Sean Kelley made 11. Great Falls also got points from Garton, who also had one goal and one assist. Great Falls also had goals scored by Lucas Lomax and Zack Mese, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Great Falls were Malachi Bushey, who had two and Marvin Simmons and Miles Giorgione, who each chipped in one. The Wild could not produce up to their normal offensive output. Gillette puts an average of 3.9 pucks into the net per game. The Wild forced the Americans goalie Hauser to work between the pipes, taking 40 shots. Brandon Beard also scored for Gillette. More assists for Gillette came via Mitchell McEwan, who had one.
 
La Crosse 5 @ Peoria 3 – The Peoria Mustangs almost clawed their way back from a four-goal deficit, but the La Crosse Freeze managed to pull out a 5-3 win in the end. La Crosse led by four goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when the Freeze's Jake Lipski scored on the power play at 1:05 in the second period to put La Crosse up 4-0. The Freeze forced Mustangs' netminders to work in net, totaling 32 shots and forcing 27 saves. Marc Hayton made nine stops and Ross Lipic made 18. La Crosse was helped by Ben Henderson, who racked up one goal. Henderson scored 19:36 into the third period to make the score 5-3 La Crosse. La Crosse additionally got points from Lipski, who also tallied one goal and one assist and Hunter Smith, who also had one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Others who scored for La Crosse included Justin Edwards and Jared Bromberg, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for La Crosse were Hunter Dragosh, who had two and Jace Cseter, Daniel Toycen, Taylor Trapp, and Tyler Gorniak, who each chipped in one. Peoria forced the Freeze goalie Andrew Wagner to work between the pipes, taking 40 shots. The Mustangs were helped by Austin Wisely, who finished with one goal. Wisely scored 4:50 into the third period to make the score 4-2 La Crosse. Marshall Gevers picked up the assist. Peoria also got points from Jason Hoehn, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Kai Barber also scored for Peoria. In addition, Peoria received assists from Joe Power Wayvon and Thomas Kolaz, who contributed one each. La Crosse's Wagner stopped 37 shots out of the 40 that he faced. 
 
St. Louis 4 @ Nashville 7 – Ben Falk was all over the ice for the Nashville Jr. Predators, as he tallied two goals and two assists in Nashville's 7-4 win over the St. Louis Jr. Blues. Falk found the back of the net 5:08 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Nashville and again while 12:30 into the second to make the score 3-1 Nashville. The Jr. Predators forced St. Louis goalie Cooper Cothran to work between the pipes, taking 40 shots. Nashville additionally got points from Trent Kulczyk, who also tallied one goal and one assist and Nick Mammel, who also registered two goals and one assist. Others who scored for Nashville included Nickolas Tandeski and Alex Durand, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Nashville were Rudolfs Kalvitis, Jacob Lainesse, Kyle Van Wyk, and Nicholas Redmon, who contributed one each and Peter Cabala and Colton Anderson, who each chipped in two. The Jr. Blues were led by Adam Havener, who grabbed one goal and two assists. Havener scored 19:46 into the third period to make the score 7-4 Nashville. Zeth OBryan assisted on the tally. St. Louis also got points from Brian Schumacher, who also racked up one goal and one assist. St. Louis also got a goal from Alex Klaesner as well. In addition, St. Louis received assists from Chris Brown, who had one. Justin Ball made 16 saves for Nashville on 20 shots. Cothran rejected 33 shots on goal for St. Louis. 
 
Twin City 5 @ Minnesota 1 – The Twin City Steel were firing on all cylinders against the Minnesota Flying Aces, and when the final buzzer sounded Steel emerged with a 5-1 win. Twin City was led by goalie Robbie Goor, who finished with 31 saves while allowing one goal. Goor certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 2.59 entering the contest. Mikko Aho was all over the ice for the Steel, as he tallied two goals and one assist in the win. Aho scored the first of his two goals at 8:40 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Twin City. David Becker picked up the assist. Aho's next tally made the score 5-1 Twin City with 12:31 left in the third period. Alex Egle assisted on the tally. Twin City stifled Minnesota's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Flying Aces were unable to stop the Steel from sending pucks towards the net, and Twin City eventually piled up 47 shots on goal. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with three goals. Twin City also got a goal from Mathias Ahman as well. In addition, Twin City received assists from Jared Erickson, Chris Skordilis, and Bennett Witta, who contributed one each. Minnesota forced Twin City goalie Goor to work between the pipes, taking 32 shots. Minnesota was led by Bradee Thompson, who scored the team's only goal. Thompson scored 12:49 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Twin City. Blake Neumann provided the assist. The Steel registered one goal on three power play opportunities. Dakota McDonald recorded 42 saves for the Flying Aces. 
 
Breezy Point 1 @ North Iowa 4 – Carmen Dalesandro was all over the ice for the North Iowa Bulls, as he tallied two goals in North Iowa's 4-1 win over the Breezy Point North Stars. Dalesandro scored at 15:12 into the first period to make the score 2-0 North Iowa and again while on the power play 2:40 into the second to make the score 3-1 North Iowa. The Bulls' Tommi Ahlgren was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 29 saves and let only one puck past him. The solid play of Ahlgren will be reflected in his goals against average, which pre-game was 1.62. North Iowa's offense rang up 39 shots on Breezy Point's net. North Iowa also had goals scored by Jon Severson and Brett Gravelle, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for North Iowa were Evan Mills, who had two and Johnny Panvica, Ryan Durant, Adam Orn, Austin Jackson, Dylan Zins, and Trey Gardner, who contributed one each. The North Stars were led by Joe Costello, who scored the team's only goal. Costello scored 19:44 into the first period to make the score 2-1 North Iowa. Ryan Herbert picked up the assist. Joe Licata made 35 saves for Breezy Point on 39 shots. 
 
Bozeman 2 @ Glacier 3 – Glacier and the Bozeman Icedogs were evenly matched throughout their contest, but Glacier made the most of its opportunities and won, 3-2. Neither team gained more than a one-goal lead, and Joshua Larson's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker. Larson was all over the ice for Glacier, as he tallied two goals and one assist in the win. Larson scored the first of his two goals at 18:17 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Matt Gamblin picked up the assist. Larson's next tally made the score 3-2 Glacier with 4:55 left in the third period. Glacier had gotten the advantage when Bozeman's Cole Blatter was sent off for head contact. Gavin Lubin provided the assist. Glacier kept the Icedogs' goalie busy throughout the game, and Denijs Romanovskis made 47 saves on 50 shots. Glacier also got points from Gamblin, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Bozeman's offense rang up 41 shots on Glacier's net. The Icedogs were led by Gunnar Mogck, who finished with two goals. Mogck scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 7:41 into the second period to make the score 1-1. An interference penalty on Jarod Ackerman had put Bozeman on the power play. Ryan Erickson picked up the assist. Mogck's next tally on the power play made the score 2-1 Bozeman with 2:03 left in the second period. Kyler Chartier provided the assist. In addition, Bozeman received assists from Jake Nicks, who had one. Ryan Lund made 39 saves for Glacier on 41 shots. 
 
 
 
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