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Saturday Scores: None better than Nashville

January 4, 2015

Saturday Box Scores

Southern Tier 3 @ Cleveland 1 – The Southern Tier Xpress, who led by three goals at one point, survived a comeback attempt by the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks and clinched a 3-1 victory. Southern Tier led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when the Xpress' Cody Maulsby scored at 7:01 in the second period to put Southern Tier up 3-0. Maulsby was all over the ice for the Xpress, as he registered two goals in the win. The Xpress put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Cleveland to score on any of its eight power plays. Southern Tier also got a goal from Owen Harris as well. Other players who recorded assists for Southern Tier were Justin Andriaccio, who had two and Zach Hand, Isaiah Crawford, and Victor McCutcheon, who contributed one each. Cleveland was led by Ryker Barber, who scored the team's only goal. Barber scored 15:32 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Southern Tier. Tyler Dalton picked up the assist. Tyler Geloneck rejected 23 shots on goal for Southern Tier. Alec Rounds made 26 saves for the Jr. Lumberjacks on 29 shots.
 
St. Louis 3 @ Chicago 5 – The Chicago Junior Bulldogs came close to giving away a three-goal lead to the St. Louis Jr. Blues, but did just enough to escape with a 5-3 victory. Chicago led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when the Junior Bulldogs' Ryan Maksimovic scored short handed at 15:15 in the second period to put Chicago up 4-1. Tyler Seltenriech was all over the ice for the Junior Bulldogs, as he finished with two goals in the win. Seltenriech's tallies came at 12:02 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Chicago and short handed 14:50 into the second to make the score 3-1 Chicago. Chicago additionally got points from Toms Taurins, who also tallied one goal and one assist and Maksimovic, who also racked up one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Chicago also got a goal from Niko Moulakelis as well. More assists for Chicago came via Henry Hearon, who had two and Scott Schroeder, Andrew Fattore, Matthew Adams, Dane Kalas, and Mike Holmes, who each chipped in one. St. Louis excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. The Junior Bulldogs were unable to stop the Jr. Blues from sending pucks towards the net, and St. Louis eventually piled up 38 shots on goal. The Jr. Blues were led by Alex Klaesner, who registered one goal and one assist. Klaesner scored on the power play 19:41 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Chicago. A unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Seltenriech had put St. Louis on the power play. Chris Brown assisted on the tally. St. Louis also had goals scored by Sam Maddox and Andrew McGlynn, who scored one goal each. In addition, St. Louis received assists from Adam Havener, who had one and Andrew Bond, who had three. Troy Pierce made 35 saves for Chicago on 38 shots. The Jr. Blues' William Hindle stopped 24 shots out of the 28 that he faced. 
 
Nashville 4 @ Point Mallard 1 – The Nashville Jr. Predators relied on the scoring touch of Trent Kulczyk, who netted two goals, to beat the Point Mallard Ducks, 4-1. Kulczyk's tallies came at 15:27 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Nashville and 56 seconds into the second to make the score 3-1 Nashville. Nashville excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. Others who scored for Nashville included Zach Greenwood and Spencer Marchand, who scored one goal each. In addition, Nashville received assists from Jacob Lainesse, who had two and Rudolfs Kalvitis, Jesse Hyde, Kyle Van Wyk, Dominic Costello, Colton Anderson, and Nick Mammel, who contributed one each. Point Mallard's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on seven Nashville power plays. The Ducks' offense operated below their season average. Point Mallard puts an average of 3.4 pucks into the net per game. The Ducks were led by Chris Corgan, who scored the team's only goal. Corgan scored 6:08 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Point Mallard. The Jr. Predators' Nathan Klebe stopped 20 shots out of the 21 that he faced. David Volkmann made 26 saves for Point Mallard on 30 shots. 
 
Cincinnati 2 @ Metro 6 – Behind a great game by David Chavis, who had two goals and two assists, the Metro Jets defeated the Cincinnati Swords, 6-2. Chavis scored at 14:30 into the first period to make the score 3-0 Metro and again while 1:27 into the second to make the score 4-0 Metro. Metro forced Swords' netminders to work between the pipes, launching 44 shots and forcing 38 saves. James Schroeder made 25 stops and Brandon Kruger made 13. The Jets got an offensive boost from their blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game. Metro also got points from Jake Sealy, who also registered one goal and one assist. Metro also had goals scored by Jacob Drinkard, Cody Jones, and Matt Dempsey, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Metro were Alex Holm, who had two and Pearce Vance, Jacob Gleason, Andrew Sawyer, Kyle Shreve, Jason Newel, and Graham Day, who each chipped in one. Cincinnati excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. The Swords were led by Brenden Williams, who grabbed one goal and one assist. Williams scored 19:37 into the third period to make the score 6-2 Metro. Jason Demczak provided the assist. Brett Mory also scored for Cincinnati. In addition, Cincinnati received assists from Hunter Schneider, who had one. Metro's Kameron Limburg stopped 17 shots out of the 19 that he faced. 
 
Toledo 2 @ Pittsburgh 6 – The Toledo Cherokee had trouble finding ways to stop the Pittsburgh Vengeance, which beat Cherokee, 6-2. Nils Markgren had two goals to lead Pittsburgh to victory. Markgren found the back of the net on the power play 16:12 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Pittsburgh and again while 17:48 into the second to make the score 4-2 Pittsburgh. The Vengeance forced Toledo's goaltenders to work all game long, taking 39 shots and forcing 33 saves. Aaron Callan made 20 stops and Glen Bates made 13. Pittsburgh's goal total was higher than its season average. The Vengeance have scored at the pace of 3.6 goals per game during the current campaign. Pittsburgh also got points from Cody Black, who also finished with one goal and one assist, Eli Lynn, who also tallied one goal and one assist, and Yevgeniy Gladkiy, who also registered one goal and one assist. Pittsburgh also got a goal from Bryan Hovanec as well. In addition, Pittsburgh received assists from Gavin Cummings, who had two and Leo Blore, Michael Straub, Tyler Speis, and Jake Parry, who each chipped in one. The Cherokee were helped by Cody Estrel, who had one goal. Estrel scored on the power play 9:06 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Toledo had gotten the advantage when Pittsburgh's Cummings was sent off for high sticking. Tyler Zalecki provided the assist. Evan Heldt also scored for Toledo. Other players who recorded assists for Toledo were Cam Schwartz, Austin Turner, and Mark McGee, who contributed one each. Brian Baker rejected 21 shots on goal for the Vengeance.
 
La Crosse 6 @ Wisconsin 3 – Tyler Gorniak had one goal and two assists to lead the La Crosse Freeze to a 6-3 victory over the Wisconsin Whalers. Gorniak scored 16:25 into the first period to make the score 2-0 La Crosse. Taylor Trapp assisted on the tally. Gorniak dished an assist on Anthony Miller's goal that made the score 3-0 La Crosse at 9:41 into the second period. He added another helper on Miller's goal that made the score 4-0 La Crosse at 10:41 into the second period. La Crosse outdid its season average for goals scored. The Freeze average 3.5 goals per game. La Crosse additionally got points from Jace Cseter, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Ethan Stafford also scored for La Crosse. Other players who recorded assists for La Crosse were Jared Bromberg, who had two and Jake Lipski, Blake Olinyk, Daniel Toycen, Hunter Smith, Ben Henderson, and Augusts Veidenbaums, who contributed one each. Wisconsin's offense rang up 45 shots on La Crosse's net. The Whalers were helped by Thomas Hanson, who registered one goal and one assist. Hanson scored 19:25 into the third period to make the score 5-3 La Crosse. Peter Henderson picked up the assist. Wisconsin also got points from Ryan Martin, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Wisconsin also got a goal from Nolan Kepler as well. More assists for Wisconsin came via Joe Perrelle and Zachary Shenderovsky, who each chipped in one. Cameron Scheuren made 42 saves for the Freeze on 45 shots. Wisconsin's starting goalie, Evan Moyse, made 17 saves and finished with the loss before he was taken out in favor of Chris Johansen, who stopped six shots. 
 
Glacier 2 @ Bozeman 3 (OT) – The Bozeman Icedogs pulled out a 3-2 (OT) overtime victory over Glacier on a clutch goal by Kegan Couture. Couture had two goals to lead Bozeman to victory. Couture's tallies came at 7:05 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Bozeman and 59 seconds into the fourth to make the score 3-2 Bozeman. The Icedogs forced Glacier goalie Ryan Lund to work between the pipes, taking 31 shots. Bozeman also got a goal from Steven Nisbet as well. More assists for Bozeman came via Kyler Chartier, who had two and Ryan Erickson, Gunnar Mogck, and Kevin Steffey, who each chipped in one. Glacier excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. Glacier was led by Joshua Larson, who registered one goal and one assist. Larson scored 16:42 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Blake Evennou assisted on the tally. Gavin Lubin also scored for Glacier. In addition, Glacier received assists from Karson Frisk, who had one. Steven Frank rejected 25 shots on goal for Bozeman. Glacier's Lund stopped 28 shots out of the 31 that he faced. 
 
West Michigan 3 @ Peoria 1 – The Peoria Mustangs tried their best to erase a three-goal deficit, but the West Michigan Wolves would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 3-1. A goal by Steven Rhodes put West Michigan up 3-0 in the second period, but Peoria pulled to within two on Kai Barber's tally 16:58 into the third period. The Mustangs were stymied by the Wolves' netminder Hunter Vorva, who stopped 30 shots during the victory. Vorva managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 2.08 prior to the game. West Michigan's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on three Peoria power plays. The Wolves were helped by Sean Smalley, who grabbed one goal. Smalley scored 12:48 into the second period to make the score 2-0 West Michigan. Dakota Ulmer assisted on the tally. West Michigan additionally got points from Josh Somers, who also registered one goal and one assist. In addition, West Michigan received assists from Corey Siwula, Mike Difranco, and Kyle Keeder, who each chipped in one. Peoria could not produce up to its normal offensive output. The Mustangs put an average of 4.1 pucks into the net per game. Peoria's offense rang up 31 shots on West Michigan's net. Marc Hayton made 22 saves for the Mustangs on 25 shots. 
 
North Iowa 1 @ Twin City 3 – Robbie Goor had a standout game with 46 saves, and the Twin City Steel beat the North Iowa Bulls 3-1. Twin City was led by Alex Egle, who had one goal. Egle scored 9:41 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Twin City. Tom Reilly picked up the assist. The Steel's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on five North Iowa power plays. Twin City forced North Iowa goalie Jordan Moran to work between the pipes, taking 35 shots. Twin City also had goals scored by David Becker and Jay Paul, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Twin City were Kyle Wagner, James Hale, Chris Skordilis, and Jake McGlocklin, who each chipped in one. The Bulls stifled the Steel's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. North Iowa's offense operated below its season average. The Bulls average 5.1 goals per game. North Iowa's offense rang up 47 shots on Twin City's net. The Bulls were led by Sam Naegele, who scored the team's only goal. Naegele scored 8:44 into the third period to make the score 1-1. Dylan Zins assisted on the tally. Jordan Moran made 32 saves for North Iowa on 34 shots. 
 
Granite City 3 @ Alexandria 4 (OT) – The Alexandria Blizzard's Bo Gronseth scored 2:20 into overtime to beat the Granite City Lumberjacks, 4-3 (OT). Alexandria came back from a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. The Blizzard was down 3-1 after a power play goal by Granite City's Dallas Marvin at 13:07 in the second period. Alexandria knotted things up at 3-3 on a goal by Tyler Berginski at 11:09 in the third period. The Blizzard got the win on the strength of a great game by Gronseth, who had two goals and two assists. Gronseth scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 10:39 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Granite City. Alexandria had gained a power play chance when Corey Taylor was whistled for roughing. Berginski assisted on the tally. Gronseth's next tally on the power play made the score 4-3 Alexandria with 17:40 left in overtime. The Blizzard had gotten the advantage when the Lumberjacks' Tyler Mros was sent off for checking from behind. Kyle Jones picked up the assist. Alexandria additionally got points from Berginski, who also finished with one goal and two assists. Eric Hewitt also scored for Alexandria. Other players who recorded assists for Alexandria were Jody Randall, who had one. The Blizzard were unable to stop Granite City from sending pucks towards the net, and the Lumberjacks eventually piled up 33 shots on goal. Others who scored for Granite City included Alex Carson and Michael Orke, who each put in one. In addition, Granite City received assists from Blake Phenow and Zach Voss, who contributed one each. Evan Bisek made 30 saves for Alexandria on 33 shots. The Blizzard registered three goals on nine power play opportunities. Jesse Garcia recorded 22 saves for Granite City. The Lumberjacks registered one goal on eight power play opportunities.
 
Great Falls 0 @ Helena 2 – Brandt Miller was all over the ice for the Helena Bighorns, as he tallied two goals in Helena's 2-0 win over the Great Falls Americans. Miller scored on the power play at 7:07 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Helena and again while 19:05 into the third to make the score 2-0 Helena. Grant Martens frustrated Great Falls' offense all game, and stopped 32 shots en route to a shutout. Martens managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 2.03 prior to the game. The Bighorns put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Americans to score on any of their three power plays. Helena did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. The Bighorns average 4.5 goals per game. Helena featured an improved defense during the game. The Bighorns average 2.2 goals allowed per game. Helena forced Great Falls goalie Lauren Massie to work between the pipes, taking 31 shots. More assists for Helena came via Nick Trefry, Brandon Mills, and Johnny Bonta, who each chipped in one. The Americans were held below their usual level of production. Great Falls puts an average of 3.8 pucks into the net per game. The Americans' offense rang up 32 shots on the Bighorns' net. Massie rejected 29 shots on goal for Great Falls. 
 
Billings 5 @ Yellowstone 2 – The Billings Bulls relied on the scoring touch of Alex Lundstrom, who netted two goals, to beat the Yellowstone Quake, 5-2. Lundstrom scored at 12:50 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Billings and again while 3:06 into the third to make the score 3-2 Billings. Billings kept Yellowstone's goalie busy throughout the game, and Lance Knudson made 33 saves on 38 shots. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals. Billings also got points from Ian Eshbaugh, who also registered one goal and one assist. Billings also had goals scored by Nick Rizzo and Tristan Henrichs, who scored one goal each. More assists for Billings came via Ian Wiljanen, who had three and Ralfs Karelis, Steven Thompson, Reed Kaiser, and Bryce Jensen, who each chipped in one. The Quake's offense rang up 47 shots on the Bulls' net. Yellowstone was helped by Max Doner, who racked up one goal. Doner scored 17:15 into the third period to make the score 4-3 Billings. Kevin Froelich assisted on the tally. Yellowstone additionally got points from Sawyer Scanlan, who also had one goal and one assist. Yellowstone also got a goal from Josh Neumann as well. Alexander Meagher recorded 45 saves for Billings. 
 
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