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Saturday Scores: North Iowa offense explodes in sweep

December 21, 2014

Saturday Box Scores

Peoria 5 @ St. Louis 3 – The Peoria Mustangs gutted out a close 5-3 win against the St. Louis Jr. Blues. Neither team gained more than a two-goal lead, and Nathan Scofield's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker. Austin Wisely was all over the ice for Peoria, as he tallied one goal and two assists in the win. Wisely scored 19:43 into the third period to make the score 5-3 Peoria. Marc Peters assisted on the tally. In the losing effort, St. Louis was sparked by Tommy Heinzman, who finished with two goals. Heinzman scored the first of his two goals at 16:03 into the first period to make the score 1-0 St. Louis. Nikita Ermilov picked up the assist. Heinzman's next tally made the score 3-3 with 7:32 left in the third period. Daniel Dunaway assisted on the tally. The Mustangs kept the Jr. Blues' goalie busy throughout the game, and William Hindle made 40 saves on 45 shots. Peoria's defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in two goals. Peoria also got points from Scofield, who also registered one goal and one assist and Matt Blaszkiewicz, who also had one goal and one assist. Peoria also had goals scored by Jason Hoehn and Mark Candotti, who each put in one. In addition, Peoria received assists from Chance Homerin, who had one and Levi Armstrong, who had two. St. Louis also got a goal from Alex Klaesner as well. More assists for St. Louis came via Ryan Reader and Sam Maddox, who contributed one each. Nicholas Piech made 19 saves for the Mustangs on 22 shots. 
 
La Crosse 3 @ Chicago 7 – The La Crosse Freeze allowed the Chicago Junior Bulldogs to net four goals during the second period and fell, 7-3. Chicago got the win behind a great game by Ryan Maksimovic, who had one goal and three assists. Maksimovic scored short handed 17:47 into the second period to make the score 6-2 Chicago. A hooking call on Michael Howard put the Junior Bulldogs on the penalty kill. Tyler Seltenriech provided the assist. The Junior Bulldogs forced Freeze's goaltenders to work all game long, ripping 31 shots and forcing 24 saves. Andrew Wagner made 18 stops and Cameron Scheuren made six. Chicago's goal total was higher than its season average. The Junior Bulldogs have scored at the pace of 3.3 goals per game during the current campaign. Chicago additionally got points from Seltenriech, who also had two goals and one assist, Kyle Barna, who also registered two goals and one assist, and Scott Coash Jr, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Chicago also got a goal from Matthew Adams as well. In addition, Chicago received assists from Henry Hearon, who had two and Noah Carter and Toms Taurins, who contributed one each. La Crosse kept Chicago's goalie busy throughout the game, and Sam Harden made 46 saves on 49 shots. The Freeze were helped by Jack Sterne, who finished with two goals. Sterne scored the first of his two goals at 16:18 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Chicago. Ben Henderson picked up the assist. Sterne's next tally made the score 4-2 Chicago with 9:19 left in the second period. Daniel Toycen provided the assist. Anthony Miller also scored for La Crosse. More assists for La Crosse came via Jake Lipski, Austin Moser, and Taylor Trapp, who each chipped in one. The Junior Bulldogs registered one goal on six power play opportunities. 
 
Texas 4 @ Point Mallard 3 – The Texas Jr. Brahmas and the Point Mallard Ducks were evenly matched throughout their contest, but Texas made the most of its opportunities and won, 4-3.
Neither team gained more than a one-goal lead, and Chase Deacon's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker. The Jr. Brahmas got the win thanks to a great game by Sam Gagnon, who had one goal and two assists. Gagnon scored on the power play 5:14 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Texas. Texas had taken the advantage when Point Mallard's Jaleel Rosemond got sent off for high sticking. Anthony Koslow assisted on the tally. Texas also got points from Koslow, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Brock Brown also scored for Texas. More assists for Texas came via Nick Nitta, who had two and Jimmy Anderson, Zach McPherson, and Thomas Puetz, who each chipped in one. The Ducks were helped by Justin Clark, who racked up one goal. Clark scored on the power play 15:31 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Point Mallard. Point Mallard had gotten the advantage when the Jr. Brahmas' Anderson was sent off for boarding. Justin Provencher provided the assist. Point Mallard also had goals scored by Jake Champaign and Grant Dukus, who each put in one. In addition, Point Mallard received assists from Brad Reitter, who had two and Justin Delisle and Cooper Seedott, who contributed one each. Tristan Canter recorded 23 saves for Texas. Cooper Seedott made 26 saves for the Ducks on 30 shots. 
 
West Michigan 4 @ Toledo 1 – Dakota Ulmer was all over the ice for the West Michigan Wolves, as he tallied two goals in West Michigan's 4-1 win over the Toledo Cherokee. Ulmer found the back of the net 52 seconds into the first period to make the score 1-0 West Michigan and again while short handed 9:43 into the first to make the score 2-0 West Michigan. The Wolves were led by goalie Kyler Patenaude, who finished with 26 saves while allowing one goal. The solid play of Patenaude will be reflected in his goals against average, which pre-game was 2.67. West Michigan excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances. West Michigan additionally got points from Michael Tratar, who also had one goal and one assist. West Michigan also got a goal from Tait Aptakin as well. More assists for West Michigan came via Corey Siwula, Kyle Keeder, and Devin Farkas, who each chipped in one. Toledo's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on three West Michigan power plays. The Cherokee were held below their usual level of production. Toledo puts an average of 3.2 pucks into the net per game. The Cherokee were led by Nikolas Verbosky, who scored the team's only goal. Verbosky scored 9:39 into the second period to make the score 3-1 West Michigan. Michael Pisanti picked up the assist. Glen Bates made 22 saves for Toledo on 26 shots. 
 
Metro 7 @ Pittsburgh 6 (OT) – The Metro Jets' Pearce Vance scored 45 seconds into overtime to beat the Pittsburgh Vengeance, 7-6 (OT). Metro overcame a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. The Jets was down 6-4 after a goal by Pittsburgh's Cody Black at 6:18 in the third period. Metro tied things up at 6-6 on a goal by Alex Holm at 13:02 in the third period. Vance had a great game for the Jets, netting two goals. The Vengeance were unable to stop Metro from sending pucks towards the net, and the Jets eventually piled up 44 shots on goal. Metro surpassed its usual scoring output this season.  Metro also got points from Holm, who also registered one goal and three assists. Metro also had goals scored by Tyler Layle, Devin Kelly, TJ Krajewski, and Jason Newel, who each put in one. In addition, Metro received assists from Chris Williams, who had two and David Chavis, Evan Wilson, Jacob Gleason, Spencer Graham, and Matt Dempsey, who each chipped in one. Pittsburgh bested its season scoring average.  Pittsburgh additionally got points from Bryan Hovanec, who also racked up one goal and two assists to lead the team in points, Parker Henry, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Nils Markgren, who also had one goal and one assist, and Eli Lynn, who also registered one goal and one assist. More assists for Pittsburgh came via Gavin Cummings, who had two and Leo Blore and Michael Straub, who contributed one each. The Jets took out Stephan Wroe after he had made 14 saves and installed Kameron Limburg in goal, where he finished with six saves and the win. Jacob Stack recorded 37 saves for Pittsburgh. 
 
Nashville 6 @ Topeka 2 – The Nashville Jr. Predators had a four-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 6-2 win over the Topeka Capitals. Colton Anderson was all over the ice for Nashville, as he tallied one goal and two assists in the win. Anderson scored on the power play 5:15 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Nashville. The Jr. Predators had taken the advantage when Topeka's Alex Sauer got sent off for interference. Rudolfs Kalvitis picked up the assist. Nashville put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Capitals to score on any of their five power plays. Nashville also got points from Kalvitis, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Nashville also had goals scored by Ben Falk, Jesse Hyde, Trent Kulczyk, and Nick Mammel, who each put in one. In addition, Nashville received assists from Zach Greenwood, Cole Helgemo, and Alex Durand, who contributed one each. Topeka also got a goal from Joe Stoneburner as well. Other players who recorded assists for Topeka were Mike Pedersen, Alex Johanson, and Dylan Wattles, who each chipped in one. Justin Ball rejected 24 shots on goal for the Jr. Predators. Topeka's starting goalie, Jacob Pelton, made nine saves and finished with the loss before he was taken out in favor of Brett Malkmus, who stopped 12 shots. 
 
Breezy Point 1 @ Granite City 3 – Tanner Skaja racked up one point to lead the Granite City Lumberjacks to a 3-1 victory over the Breezy Point North Stars. Granite City's offense rang up 33 shots on Breezy Point's net. Others who scored for Granite City included Tyler Mros and Travis Kemp, who scored one goal each. In addition, Granite City received assists from Will Mix, who had two and Kevin Finley, Alex Carson, Jared Sprink, and David Kenney, who each chipped in one. The North Stars were led by Sean Viti, who scored the team's only goal. Viti scored 14:10 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Breezy Point. Alex Mimmack assisted on the tally. The Lumberjacks' Kendall Meyer stopped 17 shots out of the 18 that he faced. Jaxson Gosnell made 30 saves for Breezy Point on 33 shots. The North Stars registered zero goals on two power play opportunities.
 
Yellowstone 0 @ Helena 11 – Grant Martens was superb between the pipes for the Helena Bighorns, as he did not allow a goal in an 11-0 victory over the Yellowstone Quake. Helena got the win with help from a great game by Blake Babineau, who had one goal and two assists. Babineau scored 6:39 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Helena. Rory Bock provided the assist. The Bighorns forced Yellowstone's goaltenders to work hard to keep the puck out of the net, getting 53 shots and forcing 42 saves. Lance Knudson made 26 stops and Sean Leahy made 16. Helena put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Quake to score on any of their six power plays. The Bighorns was steadier on the defensive front than they have been for much of this season. Helena averages 2.4 goals allowed per game. The Bighorns outdid their season average for goals scored. This season, Helena averages 4.3 goals per contest. Helena additionally got points from Brandon Mills, who also registered one goal and one assist, Kendall Bolen-Porter, who also racked up three goals and one assist, Brandt Miller, who also registered one goal and three assists, and Brian Skillicorn, who also grabbed one goal and two assists. Others who scored for Helena included Blake Preeshl, Elliot Hopkins, Matt Mohar, and Johnny Bonta, who scored one goal each. In addition, Helena received assists from Jay Forbes, who had one and Nick Trefry, who had two. Yellowstone could not produce up to its normal offensive output. The Quake put an average of 2.3 pucks into the net per game. The Bighorns were unable to stop Yellowstone from sending pucks towards the net, and the Quake eventually piled up 34 shots on goal. Martens recorded 34 saves for Helena. The Bighorns registered three goals on nine power play opportunities.
 
Southern Tier 5 @ Cincinnati 1 – The Southern Tier Xpress had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 5-1 win over the Cincinnati Swords. Brandon Desrosiers had two goals and two assists to lead Southern Tier. Desrosiers scored the first of his two goals at 19:42 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Southern Tier. Mark Sunde assisted on the tally. Desrosiers' next tally made the score 4-1 Southern Tier with 18:48 left in the third period. Sunde picked up the assist. The Xpress' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on five Cincinnati power plays. Southern Tier additionally got points from Luke Sunde, who also racked up one goal and two assists. Southern Tier also had goals scored by Cody Maulsby and Victor McCutcheon, who each put in one. In addition, Southern Tier received assists from Tobias Gabrielsen and Aleksandr Koshelev, who each chipped in one. Cincinnati was led by Andrew Bond, who scored the team's only goal. Bond scored 19:14 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Southern Tier. Brenden Williams assisted on the tally. Cody Gibson rejected 17 shots on goal for Southern Tier. The Xpress registered one goal on four power play opportunities. James Schroeder made 19 saves for the Swords on 24 shots.
 
Alexandria 3 @ Twin City 1 – A stellar performance between the pipes by Evan Bisek helped the Alexandria Blizzard defeat the Twin City Steel, 3-1. Alexandria was paced by Aaron Ryback, who finished with one goal. Ryback scored 5:30 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Alexandria. Bo Gronseth provided the assist. The Blizzard's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on three Twin City power plays. Alexandria forced Twin City goalie Parker Butler to work between the pipes, taking 34 shots. Others who scored for Alexandria included Tyler Berginski and Tyler Sworsky, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Alexandria were Logan Norman, Tom Schmidt, and Gavin Mindt, who contributed one each. The Steel were held below their usual level of production. Twin City averages 3.5 goals per game. The Steel kept the Blizzard's goalie busy throughout the game, and Bisek made 39 saves on 40 shots. Twin City was led by Russel Barone, who scored the team's only goal. Barone scored 17:54 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Jared Erickson picked up the assist. The Steel's Butler stopped 31 shots out of the 34 that he faced. 
 
Glacier 0 @ Gillette 3 – Alex Feese recorded a shutout against Glacier as the Gillette Wild picked up a 3-0 win. The Wild were paced by Mitchell McEwan, who tallied one goal and one assist. McEwan scored 3:17 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Gillette. Lance Pennington assisted on the tally. Gillette's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on six Glacier power plays. The Wild's defense was surprisingly good. Gillette gives up 2.4 goals on average per game. The Wild forced Glacier goalie Ryan Lund to work between the pipes, taking 34 shots. Gillette additionally got points from Brandon Beard, who also finished with one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Gillette also got a goal from Alex King as well. Other players who recorded assists for Gillette were Kyle Traux, Dalton McCann, and TJ McMinn, who each chipped in one. Glacier forced Wild's goaltenders to work between the pipes, launching 34 shots and forcing 34 saves. Feese made 29 stops and Sean Kelley made five. Gillette registered zero goals on two power play opportunities. Glacier's Lund stopped 31 shots out of the 34 that he faced. 
 
Sugar Land 7 @ Dallas 2 – The Sugar Land Imperials had a three-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 7-2 win over the Dallas Jr. Stars. Matthew Jung had two goals and two assists to lead Sugar Land. Jung scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 6:26 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Sugar Land. Frazer Ellis assisted on the tally. Jung's next tally on the power play made the score 7-2 Sugar Land with 10:48 left in the third period. Ryan Worley picked up the assist. Sugar Land's penalty kill excelled, as the Imperials gave up one goal despite allowing seven power plays. Sugar Land's goal total was higher than its season average. The Imperials average 3.0 goals per game. Sugar Land got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game. Sugar Land also got points from Matthew Winkle, who also registered one goal and two assists and Worley, who also grabbed one goal and two assists. Others who scored for Sugar Land included Spencer Sabourin, Alex Tilman, and Chandler Cole, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Sugar Land were Tyler Sands, who had one and Ryan James, John Cuni, and Matt DeNure, who contributed two each. The Imperials were unable to stop Dallas from sending pucks towards the net, and the Jr. Stars eventually piled up 42 shots on goal. Dallas was helped by Aaron Torres, who finished with one goal. Torres scored on the power play 17:56 into the first period to make the score 2-2. Tyler Valentin assisted on the tally. Dallas also got a goal from Trent Wolter as well. More assists for Dallas came via Colton Schultz, Wyatt Gentry, and Travis Hall, who each chipped in one. Timothy OSullivan made 40 saves for the Imperials on 42 shots. Chris Mallon rejected 23 shots on goal for Dallas. 
 
Minnesota 2 @ North Iowa 14 – The Minnesota Flying Aces could not stop the North Iowa Bulls' Trey Gardner, who tallied a hat trick in a 14-2 win. Gardner got on the scoresheet 18:30 into the first period. He then added goals at 13:41 into the second and at 16:31 into the third. Minnesota trailed by one after the first period, but North Iowa went into the second intermission with a 6-1 lead and never looked back. The Bulls forced the Flying Aces' goalies to work in net, ripping 63 shots and forcing 49 saves. Kevin OShea made 29 stops and Dakota McDonald made 20. North Iowa put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Minnesota to score on any of its five power plays. The Bulls found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. North Iowa averages 5.0 goals per game. The Bulls got an offensive boost from their blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game. North Iowa additionally got points from Evan Mills, who also registered one goal and two assists, Johnny Panvica, who also racked up one goal and four assists, Jon Severson, who also had two goals and three assists, and Brett Gravelle, who also racked up two goals and three assists. North Iowa also had goals scored by Ryan Durant, who had two and Carmen Dalesandro, Connor Bump, and #$self.jersey, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for North Iowa were Joe Kleven, who had three and Kurt Halbach, Jake Mullendore, Sam Naegele, and Dylan Zins, who contributed two each. The Flying Aces were led by Isak Larson, who registered one goal. Larson scored 7:44 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Tyler Arenz picked up the assist. Zachary Johnston also scored for Minnesota. More assists for Minnesota came via Matt Olson, who had one. David Johnson made 23 saves for North Iowa on 25 shots.
 
Bozeman 2 @ Great Falls 9 – The Great Falls Americans' Lucas Lomax had a big offensive game, scoring two goals and contributing two assists in his team's 9-2 win over the Bozeman Icedogs. Lomax found the back of the net 14:18 into the first period to make the score 3-1 Great Falls and again while on the power play 1:04 into the second to make the score 4-2 Great Falls. Great Falls' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on three Bozeman power plays. The Americans forced Bozeman goalie Steven Frank to work between the pipes, taking 53 shots. Great Falls outdid its season average for goals scored. The Americans average 3.9 goals per game. Great Falls' defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in three goals. Great Falls also got points from Arseny Ivanov, who also registered one goal and one assist, Michal Kliment, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Hunter Garris, who also racked up one goal and one assist, and Wade Wylie, who also had two goals and one assist. Devin Panzeca also scored for Great Falls. More assists for Great Falls came via Dylan Garton, Zack Mese, Lucas Stover, Austin Krantz, Miles Giorgione, and Malachi Bushey, who each chipped in one and Robert Kalata and Marvin Simmons, who contributed two each. The Americans' defense shut down the Icedogs' forwards for much of the game, and Bozeman got off only 11 shots during the contest. The Icedogs were helped by Austin Charnholm, who registered one goal. Charnholm scored 7:21 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Bozeman. Steven Nisbet assisted on the tally. Bozeman also got a goal from Gunnar Mogck as well. In addition, Bozeman received assists from Dalton Rickard, Ryan Erickson, and Kegan Couture, who each chipped in one. Great Falls' Lauren Massie stopped nine shots out of the 11 that he faced. Steven Frank made 44 saves for Bozeman on 53 shots. 
 
 
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