Saturday Scores: North Iowa offense explodes in sweep
January 18, 2015
Dallas 1 @ Topeka 6 - The Dallas Jr. Stars was within striking distance after one period, but the Topeka Capitals put the pedal down in the second en route to a 6-1 victory. Kyle Rimbach was all over the ice for Topeka, as he grabbed two goals in the win. Rimbach's tallies came short handed at 7:38 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Topeka and 5:35 into the third to make the score 6-1 Topeka. Topeka also had goals scored by Joe Stoneburner, who had two and James Bohan and Tre Kautzman, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Topeka were John Crusinberry, Drew Kelly, Jack Cleaver, Mike Pedersen, Steve MacIver, and Alex Johanson, who each chipped in one and Benton Deanovich and Richard Yusa, who contributed two each. The Jr. Stars were led by Brooks Blackburn, who scored the team's only goal. Blackburn scored 14:27 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Topeka. Josig Rochon picked up the assist. Bailey Aust recorded 20 saves for the Capitals.
Pittsburgh 3 @ Cincinnati 4 (SO) - Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Cincinnati Swords defeated the Pittsburgh Vengeance in a shootout 4-3 (1-0 SO). The shootout featured 14 attempts between both teams. Cincinnati overcame a one-goal deficit to capture the victory. The Swords trailed 3-2 after a power play goal by Pittsburgh's Gavin Cummings at 13:01 in the third period. Cincinnati tied things up at 3-3 on a power play goal by Blake Hinds at 19:34 in the third period. The Swords were led by Adam Goudelock, who tallied one goal and one assist. Goudelock scored 11:56 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Chris Hubbard assisted on the tally. Cincinnati also got a goal from Jessie Fracassi as well. In addition, Cincinnati received assists from Brenden Williams, who had two and Gennadi Zabeline and Alex Birkman, who each chipped in one. Pittsburgh got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game. Pittsburgh additionally got points from Parker Henry, who also had one goal and one assist. Richard Doherty also scored for Pittsburgh. More assists for Pittsburgh came via Cody Black, Bryan Hovanec, Michael Straub, and Yevgeniy Gladkiy, who contributed one each. Brandon Kruger recorded 23 saves for Cincinnati.
Peoria 7 @ La Crosse 5 - The Peoria Mustangs survived a determined comeback attempt by the La Crosse Freeze on the way to a 7-5 win. Peoria made the score 7-4 on a goal by Nick Conner at 9:45 in the third period, and La Crosse got as close as 7-5 when Anthony Miller scored 15:17 into the third period. Jason Hoehn had two goals and two assists to lead the Mustangs. Hoehn scored the first of his two goals at 10:32 into the second period to make the score 4-3 La Crosse. Thomas Kolaz assisted on the tally. Hoehn's next tally made the score 5-4 Peoria with 15:03 left in the third period. Kolaz picked up the assist. Peoria forced Freeze's netminders to work hard to keep the puck out of the net, getting 40 shots and forcing 33 saves. Andrew Wagner made 29 stops and Cameron Scheuren made four. The Mustangs surpassed their usual scoring output this season. Peoria averages 4.1 goals per game. Peoria additionally got points from Kai Barber, who also finished with one goal and two assists and Matt Blaszkiewicz, who also registered one goal and one assist. Mitchell McPherson also scored for Peoria. Other players who recorded assists for Peoria were Marshall Gevers, who had two and Nathan Scofield and Mark Candotti, who each chipped in one. La Crosse was led by Tyler Gorniak, who racked up two goals and one assist. Gorniak scored the first of his two goals at 3:31 into the first period to make the score 1-0 La Crosse. Taylor Trapp assisted on the tally. Gorniak's next tally made the score 4-2 La Crosse with 14:34 left in the second period. The Freeze had gotten the advantage when the Mustangs' Candotti was sent off for slashing. Hunter Dragosh picked up the assist. Others who scored for La Crosse included Jake Lipski and Blake Olinyk, who scored one goal each. In addition, La Crosse received assists from Daniel Toycen, Jack Sterne, and Chong Hyun Lee, who contributed one each.
North Iowa 9 @ Minnesota 0 – A hat trick by Johnny Panvica was the highlight in Bulls' 9-0 win against the Minnesota Flying Aces. Panvica's first goal came 2:27 into the first period. He then added goals at 10:36 into the first and at 16:07 into the first. The North Iowa Bulls led 4-0 after the opening frame the first period and maintained a healthy margin after. North Iowa was boosted by David Johnson, who turned in a shutout with 28 saves. The solid play of Johnson will be reflected in his goals against average, which pre-game was 1.67. The Bulls forced Minnesota's goalies to work between the pipes, launching 73 shots and forcing 64 saves. Spencer Mannes made nine stops and Dakota McDonald made 55. North Iowa additionally got points from Tommy Heinzman, who also grabbed one goal and two assists, Joe Kleven, who also finished with one goal and two assists, and Tyler Johnson, who also registered one goal and one assist. North Iowa also had goals scored by Kurt Halbach, Sam Naegele, and Joe Burgmeier, who each put in one. More assists for North Iowa came via Carmen Dalesandro, who had three, Adam Orn, Kohei Sato, Dylan Zins, and Trey Gardner, who each chipped in one, and Ryan Durant and Jake Johnson, who contributed two each.
Breezy Point 3 @ Alexandria 4 – The Alexandria Blizzard rallied from two goals down to secure a 4-3 win over the Breezy Point North Stars. Alexandria never led in the game until netting the game winner. The Blizzard trailed 2-0 after a short handed goal by Breezy Point's Crosby Steen at 4:56 in the first period. Alexandria tied things up at 3-3 on a goal by Luke Pavelich at 16:02 in the third period. The Blizzard got the game winner at 19:55 in the third period on a goal by Pavelich. Alexandria was led by Kyle Jones, who grabbed one goal and one assist. Alexandria also got points from Bo Gronseth, who also registered one goal and one assist. Alexandria also got a goal from Dylan Pechovnik as well. In addition, Alexandria received assists from Tyler Sworsky and AJ Gullickson, who each chipped in one and Trent Olson and Logan Norman, who contributed two each. The North Stars were helped by Ryan Mezera, who racked up one goal. Mezera scored short handed 3:15 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Breezy Point. Jordan Carey picked up the assist. Nick Blanchette also scored for Breezy Point. More assists for Breezy Point came via Yegor Paliy, who had one. Evan Bisek rejected 37 shots on goal for Alexandria.
Great Falls 3 @ Helena 4 (OT) – Kendall Bolen-Porter gave the Helena Bighorns a 4-3 (OT) victory over the Great Falls Americans when he scored 3:23 into the extra period. Brandt Miller was all over the ice for Helena, as he tallied two goals and one assist in the win. Miller scored the first of his two goals at 1:59 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Helena. Johnny Bonta picked up the assist. Miller's next tally made the score 2-0 Helena with 12:04 left in the first period. Matt Mohar provided the assist. Helena additionally got points from Mohar, who also racked up one goal and one assist. In addition, Helena received assists from Rory Bock, who had one. Great Falls was helped by Lucas Stover, who finished with one goal and one assist. Stover scored 15:11 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Helena. Georgy Ostapchuk assisted on the tally. Great Falls also got points from Ostapchuk, who also registered one goal and one assist. Great Falls also got a goal from Lucas Lomax as well. More assists for Great Falls came via Blake Miller, Hunter Garris, and Cody Page, who each chipped in one. Grant Martens rejected 25 shots on goal for the Bighorns.
West Michigan 4 @ Wisconsin 0 - Hunter Vorva made 38 saves to complete the shutout and led the West Michigan Wolves to a 4-0 win against the Wisconsin Whalers. West Michigan was paced by Shawn Adam, who racked up one goal. Adam scored 9:53 into the first period to make the score 1-0 West Michigan. Brandon Mezuk assisted on the tally. The Wolves forced Wisconsin's netminders to work all game long, totaling 37 shots and forcing 33 saves. Kevin OShea made 16 stops and Evan Moyse made 17. West Michigan also had goals scored by Dakota Ulmer, Mike Difranco, and Sean Smalley, who each put in one. More assists for West Michigan came via Michael Tratar, Ian Rolfsen, Devin Farkas, and Brandon Benaglio, who contributed one each.
Glacier 2 @ Billings 8 - Glacier was within striking distance after one period, but the Billings Bulls put the pedal down in the second en route to an 8-2 victory. Billings got the win behind a great game by Reed Kaiser, who had one goal and two assists. Kaiser scored 10:59 into the second period to make the score 3-0 Billings. Billings also got points from Ralfs Karelis, who also registered one goal and two assists and Cameron Birklid, who also had one goal and one assist. Billings also had goals scored by Austin Lange, Steven Thompson, Nick Rizzo, Torin Foundos, and Tristan Henrichs, who scored one goal each. More assists for Billings came via Wolfgang Davis, Bryce Jensen, Joe Mata, Corbin Emery, and Ian Wiljanen, who contributed one each. Cole Semchak rejected 24 shots on goal for the Bulls.
Toledo 3 @ Southern Tier 2 - On Saturday the Cherokee would jump out to a 3-0 lead before Southern Tier would add two goals in the third period, but it wasn't enough as Toledo would skate away with a 3-2 victory picking up all four points on the weekend. Zach Swanson would strike first for Toledo on a 2 on 1 pass from Dominic Pisanti, Tristin Snyder picked up the second assist. Mark McGee gave Toledo a 2-0 lead scoring on the power-play to give Toledo a two goal lead after the first period. Tyler Zalecki and Cody Estrel assisted on the tally. Austin Turner would also score while on the man advantage, Heldt and Schwartz earned assists on Turner's 12th goal of the season. Bates picked up his second win of the weekend and 5th in a row for Toledo making 30 saves.
Sugar Land 4 @ Point Mallard 7 – No recap available
Gillette 5 @ Bozeman 1 - No recap available