Sunday Wrap-Up: Couture's big day paces Bozeman
December 15, 2014
La Crosse 2 @ Peoria 1 - The La Crosse Freeze relied on the sparkling performance of Andrew Wagner in net to grab a 2-1 win against the Peoria Mustangs. La Crosse was led by Hunter Smith, who had one goal. Smith scored short handed 3:33 into the second period to make the score 2-1 La Crosse. The Freeze played down a man on Tyler Gorniak's hooking. Anthony Miller assisted on the tally. Peoria was led by Jason Hoehn, who scored the team's only goal. Hoehn scored on the power play 3:48 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Austin Wisely picked up the assist. La Crosse's Wagner stopped 33 shots out of the 34 that he faced.
Bozeman 7 @ Glacier 2 - A hat trick by Kegan Couture was the highlight in Icedogs' 7-2 win against Glacier.
Couture notched his first tally 10:29 into the first period. He then added goals at 9:33 into the second and at 17:57 into the third. Bozeman also got points from Kyler Chartier, who also finished with one goal and two assists. Others who scored for Bozeman included Bryce Meckes, Walker Lowery, and Austin Charnholm, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Bozeman were Gunnar Mogck, who had three and Liam Millar and Ryan Erickson, who each chipped in one. Glacier forced the Icedogs goalie Denijs Romanovskis to work between the pipes, taking 43 shots. Romanovskis recorded 41 saves for Bozeman.
St. Louis 1 @ Nashville 4 - Nickolas Tandeski was all over the ice for the Nashville Jr. Predators, as he tallied two goals and two assists in Nashville's 4-1 win over the St. Louis Jr. Blues. Tandeski's tallies came at 4:04 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Nashville and on the power play 7:02 into the second to make the score 2-1 Nashville. Nashville additionally got points from Ben Falk, who also registered one goal and one assist and Kyle Van Wyk, who also racked up one goal and one assist. In addition, Nashville received assists from Rudolfs Kalvitis, Zach Greenwood, and Jacob Lainesse, who each chipped in one. St. Louis was led by Sam Yauch, who scored the team's only goal. Yauch scored 19:06 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Chris Brown provided the assist. Nathan Klebe recorded 22 saves for the Jr. Predators.
Texas 4 @ Topeka 3 (SO) - Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Texas Jr. Brahmas defeated the Topeka Capitals in a shootout 4-3 (4-3 SO). The shootout featured 12 attempts between both teams. Topeka's shootout goals were scored by Alex Sauer, Hank Roers, and Richard Yusa. Texas also got shootout goals from Sam Gagnon, Ryan Dunner, and Mykyta Sheptytsky. The Jr. Brahmas came back from a one-goal deficit to capture the victory. Texas trailed 3-2 after a power play goal by the Capitals' Kyle Rimbach at 13:58 in the third period. The Jr. Brahmas knotted things up at 3-3 on a goal by Sheptytsky at 19:27 in the third period. Texas was helped by Dunner, who registered one goal and one assist. Dunner scored 10:38 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Nick Nitta provided the assist. Texas additionally got points from Devin Pierce, who also tallied one goal and one assist. More assists for Texas came via Zach McPherson, who had one. Topeka also had goals scored by Tre Kautzman and Spencer Sabourin, who scored one goal each. In addition, Topeka received assists from Andrew Cooley, who had two and Steve MacIver, Yusa, and Colin OConnor, who contributed one each.
Cincinnati 1 @ Pittsburgh 3 - Cody Black was all over the ice for the Pittsburgh Vengeance, as he tallied two goals in Pittsburgh's 3-1 win over the Cincinnati Swords. Black's tallies came at 5:40 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Pittsburgh and 18:33 into the third to make the score 3-1 Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh additionally got points from Bryan Hovanec, who also had one goal and one assist. In addition, Pittsburgh received assists from Nils Markgren, who had two and Michael Straub and Kenneth White, who contributed one each. Cincinnati was led by Andrew Bond, who scored the team's only goal. Bond scored short handed 18:47 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Cincinnati. Pittsburgh's Jacob Stack stopped 16 shots out of the 17 that he faced.