Saturday Scores: Toledo climbs standings with sweep
January 11, 2015
Toledo goalie Glen Bates starred in a weekend sweep of Cleveland.
Saturday Box Scores
Point Mallard 3 @ Texas 5 – The Point Mallard Ducks could not stop the Texas Jr. Brahmas' Devin Pierce, who tallied a hat trick in a 5-3 win. Pierce got on the scoresheet 3:30 into the first period. He then added goals at 5:30 into the second and at 7:28 into the third. Texas' penalty kill was ineffective, and let in three goals to Point Mallard's power play unit. Texas also had goals scored by Zach McPherson and Austin Davis, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Texas were Ryan Dunner, who had three and Jimmy Anderson, Mykyta Sheptytsky, Thomas Puetz, and Chase Deacon, who each chipped in one. The Ducks excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. Point Mallard got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed three goals during the game. The Ducks were helped by Justin Provencher, who tallied one goal. Provencher scored on the power play 9:56 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Point Mallard had gotten the advantage when the Jr. Brahmas' Nick Nitta was sent off for boarding. Noah Gilreath picked up the assist. Point Mallard additionally got points from Gilreath, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Point Mallard also got a goal from Stephen Coulter as well. In addition, Point Mallard received assists from Jake Cox, Grant Dukus, Justin Delisle, and Matt Darnell, who contributed one each. Joe Hacker rejected 24 shots on goal for Texas. Aaron Brickman made 15 saves for the Ducks on 20 shots.
Toledo 3 @ Cleveland 0 – Behind a great game by Cody Estrel, who had two goals, the Toledo Cherokee defeated the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks, 3-0. Estrel's tallies came on the power play at 12:30 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Toledo and 4:53 into the third to make the score 2-0 Toledo.Toledo was boosted by Glen Bates, who turned in a shutout with 26 saves. Bates certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 2.33 entering the contest. The Cherokee's defense was surprisingly good. Toledo averages 2.5 goals allowed per game. The Cherokee's offense rang up 43 shots on Cleveland's net. Toledo additionally got points from Tyler Zalecki, who also had one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. More assists for Toledo came via Mark McGee, who had two and Ted Austin and Dominic Pisanti, who contributed one each. The Jr. Lumberjacks could not produce up to their normal offensive output. Cleveland averages 2.6 goals per game. Toledo ended with no penalties and went 1-for-3 on the power play. Alec Rounds rejected 40 shots on goal for the Jr. Lumberjacks.
St. Louis 1 @ West Michigan 3 – Devin Farkas lifted the West Michigan Wolves to a 3-1 victory with a hat trick against the St. Louis Jr. Blues. Farkas notched his first tally 8:36 into the first period. He then added goals at 13:19 into the first and at 17:36 into the second. St. Louis was stymied by West Michigan's netminder Hunter Vorva, who stopped 29 shots during the victory. Vorva certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 2.0 entering the contest. Other players who recorded assists for West Michigan were Kyle Keeder, who had one, Michael Tratar, who had two, and Dakota Ulmer, who had three. The Jr. Blues were led by Sam Yauch, who scored the team's only goal. Yauch scored 18:54 into the second period to make the score 3-1 West Michigan. Chris Brown picked up the assist. Cooper Cothran rejected 26 shots on goal for St. Louis.
Southern Tier 4 @ Metro 3 – The Southern Tier Xpress pulled out a 4-3 (OT) overtime victory over the Metro Jets on a clutch goal by Mark Sunde. Sunde had two goals to lead Southern Tier to victory. Sunde scored at 18:15 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Southern Tier and again while 3:57 into the fourth to make the score 4-3 Southern Tier. Southern Tier also had goals scored by Justin Andriaccio and Brian Grant, who scored one goal each. More assists for Southern Tier came via Luke Sunde, who had two and Tyler Berry, Tim Weisgerber, Philip Grippi, and Victor McCutcheon, who contributed one each. The Jets were helped by Andrew Sawyer, who tallied one goal. Sawyer scored on the power play 14:37 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Metro. Metro had gotten the advantage when the Xpress' Owen Harris was sent off for interference. Jason Newel picked up the assist. Others who scored for Metro included Pearce Vance and Jacob Drinkard, who each put in one. In addition, Metro received assists from David Chavis, Tyler Layle, Jake Sealy, Zach Koonce, and Matt Dempsey, who each chipped in one. Cody Gibson rejected 26 shots on goal for Southern Tier. Jake Stephan recorded 12 saves for the Jets. Metro registered two goals on six power play opportunities.
Topeka 1 @ Twin City 4 – Robbie Goor had a standout game with 42 saves, and the Twin City Steel beat the Topeka Capitals 4-1. Twin City was led by Aharon Lara, who tallied one goal. Lara scored 11:02 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Twin City. Lance Carney assisted on the tally. The Steel kept Topeka's goalie busy throughout the game, and Brett Malkmus made 48 saves on 52 shots. Twin City additionally got points from Mathias Ahman, who also finished with one goal and one assist and Russel Barone, who also grabbed one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Jay Paul also scored for Twin City. In addition, Twin City received assists from Cody Thurman, David Becker, Jon Plaszcz, and Connor Boscaccy, who each chipped in one. The Capitals stifled Twin City's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Topeka's offense operated below its season average. The Capitals average 3.7 goals per game. The Steel were unable to stop Topeka from sending pucks towards the net, and the Capitals eventually piled up 43 shots on goal. Topeka was led by Tre Kautzman, who scored the team's only goal. Kautzman scored 5:40 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Steve MacIver provided the assist.
North Iowa 4 @ Alexandria 1 – Tommi Ahlgren had a standout game with 26 saves, and the North Iowa Bulls beat the Alexandria Blizzard 4-1. North Iowa was sparked by Carmen Dalesandro, who tallied one goal. Dalesandro scored 9:45 into the third period to make the score 2-1 North Iowa. Ryan Durant picked up the assist. The Bulls kept Alexandria's goalie busy throughout the game, and Tanner Elmore made 45 saves on 49 shots. North Iowa also got points from Jake Mullendore, who also racked up one goal and one assist and Jon Severson, who also had one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Evan Mills also scored for North Iowa. Other players who recorded assists for North Iowa were Kurt Halbach, Joe Burgmeier, and Jack Stang, who each chipped in one. The Blizzard stifled North Iowa's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Alexandria was held below its usual level of production. The Blizzard average 3.7 goals per game. Alexandria was led by Bo Gronseth, who scored the team's only goal. Gronseth scored on the power play 29 seconds into the third period to make the score 1-1. Kyle Jones provided the assist.
Yellowstone 2 @ Glacier 3 – The Yellowstone Quake tried to dig themselves out of a two-goal hole, but Glacier held on for a 3-2 victory. A goal by Tyler McMahon put Glacier up 3-1 in the third period, but Yellowstone pulled to within one on Max Doner's tally 19:14 into the third period. Karson Frisk had two goals and one assist to lead Glacier. Frisk scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 6:09 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Glacier. Matt Gamblin assisted on the tally. Frisk's next tally on the power play made the score 2-0 Glacier with 6:04 left in the first period. Joshua Larson picked up the assist. Glacier's offense rang up 34 shots on the Quake's net. Yellowstone forced Glacier goalie Ryan Lund to work between the pipes, taking 33 shots. The Quake were helped by Mike McCullen, who racked up one goal. McCullen scored 9:55 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Glacier. Sawyer Scanlan assisted on the tally. More assists for Yellowstone came via Zach Forrest, who had one. Glacier's Lund stopped 31 shots out of the 33 that he faced. Sean Leahy made 31 saves for Yellowstone on 34 shots.
Wisconsin 2 @ Peoria 0 – Behind a great game by Peter Henderson, who had two goals, the Wisconsin Whalers defeated the Peoria Mustangs, 2-0. Henderson scored on the power play at 10:54 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Wisconsin and again while 19:53 into the third to make the score 2-0 Wisconsin. Wisconsin was boosted by Evan Moyse, who turned in a shutout with 30 saves. The solid play of Moyse will be reflected in his goals against average, which pre-game was 2.74. Other players who recorded assists for Wisconsin were Connor Morgan and Nathan Viberg, who contributed one each. Peoria was held below its usual level of production. The Mustangs put an average of 4.0 pucks into the net per game. Wisconsin registered one goal on seven power play opportunities. For the Whalers, Caleb Voster was ejected from the game. Peoria's starting goalie, Marc Hayton, made 22 saves and finished with the loss before he was taken out in favor of Nicholas Piech, who stopped five shots.
Cincinnati 0 @ Nashville 10 – The Cincinnati Swords fell behind early, and the Nashville Jr. Predators kept piling on the points on the way to a 10-0 victory. Nashville's penalty kill excelled, as the Jr. Predators gave up zero goals despite allowing six power plays. Nashville was paced by Jesse Hyde, who finished with one goal and one assist. Hyde scored 5:30 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Nashville. Topi Samuli Aheristo picked up the assist. The Jr. Predators forced Cincinnati's goaltenders to work hard to keep the puck out of the net, getting 60 shots and forcing 50 saves. Brandon Kruger made 20 stops and James Schroeder made 30. Nashville stifled the Swords' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Jr. Predators found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. This season, Nashville averages 5.3 goals per contest. Nashville also got points from Aheristo, who also had one goal and two assists, Trent Kulczyk, who also registered two goals and one assist, Colton Anderson, who also tallied two goals and one assist, and Alex Durand, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Nashville also had goals scored by Nickolas Tandeski, Zach Greenwood, and Nathaniel Chiarizzio, who each put in one. In addition, Nashville received assists from Noah Keener, Matiss Gelazis, Rudolfs Kalvitis, Kyle Van Wyk, Jon Evans, and Jacob Elrod, who contributed one each and Jacob Lainesse and Nicholas Redmon, who each chipped in two.
Nathan Klebe made 18 saves for the Jr. Predators on 18 shots.
Granite City 5 @ Minnesota 3 – The Minnesota Flying Aces tried their best to erase a four-goal deficit, but the Granite City Lumberjacks would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 5-3. Granite City made the score 5-1 on a goal by David Kenney at 9:26 in the third period, and Minnesota got as close as 5-3 when Jesse Brown scored 15:04 into the third period. The Lumberjacks got the win thanks to a great game by Kenney, who had two goals and one assist. Kenney scored the first of his two goals at 13:36 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Travis Kothenbeutel provided the assist. Kenney's next tally made the score 5-1 Granite City with 10:34 left in the third period. Granite City earned a power play opportunity when Zachary Johnston was put in the box for abuse of officials. The Lumberjacks kept the Flying Aces' goalie busy throughout the game, and Dakota McDonald made 51 saves on 56 shots. Others who scored for Granite City included Zach Voss, Will Mix, and Jared Sprink, who each put in one. In addition, Granite City received assists from Tyler Mros, Brady Bernhardson, Tanner Skaja, and Alek Groth, who contributed one each. Granite City was unable to stop Minnesota from sending pucks towards the net, and the Flying Aces eventually piled up 32 shots on goal. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals. Matt Heim also scored for Minnesota. Other players who recorded assists for Minnesota were Bradee Thompson, who had two and Travis Johnston, Blake Neumann, and Ryan Conybear, who each chipped in one. The Lumberjacks' Jesse Garcia stopped 29 shots out of the 32 that he faced.
Helena 4 @ Gillette 1 – The Helena Bighorns were firing on all cylinders against the Gillette Wild, and when the final buzzer sounded Bighorns emerged with a 4-1 win. Helena was led by goalie Adam Ranck, who finished with 41 saves while allowing one goal. Ranck managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 1.76 prior to the game. Gillette's power play was ineffective against the Bighorns' penalty kill, which allowed one goal while shorthanded.Helena was helped by Matt Blassic, who had one goal. Blassic scored 9:28 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Helena. Rory Bock provided the assist. Helena also had goals scored by Jay Forbes, Brian Skillicorn, and Johnny Bonta, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Helena were Nick Trefry and Brandt Miller, who contributed one each. The Wild could not produce up to their normal offensive output. Gillette puts an average of 3.6 pucks into the net per game. The Wild's offense rang up 42 shots on the Bighorns' net. Helena registered one goal on five power play opportunities. Sean Kelley recorded 25 saves for Gillette.
Billings 2 @ Great Falls 5 – Lucas Lomax finished with two points to lead the Great Falls Americans to a 5-2 victory over the Billings Bulls. Great Falls stifled Billings' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Bulls were unable to stop the Americans from sending pucks towards the net, and Great Falls eventually piled up 52 shots on goal. Great Falls additionally got points from Dylan Garton, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Great Falls included Wade Wylie, Austin Krantz, and Connor Barta, who scored one goal each. More assists for Great Falls came via Marvin Simmons, Hunter Garris, Cody Page, and Lucas Stover, who each chipped in one. Billings was helped by Tristan Henrichs, who registered one goal. Henrichs scored 4:46 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Cameron Birklid provided the assist. Billings also got points from Birklid, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. In addition, Billings received assists from Ralfs Karelis, who had two. Lauren Massie made 27 saves for the Americans on 29 shots. Cole Semchak recorded 47 saves for the Bulls.