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Saturday Scores: Cleveland rides Rounds to sweep

January 25, 2015

Alec Rounds helped Cleveland sweep Southern Tier this weekend.

Saturday Box Scores

St. Louis 6 @ Chicago 3 – Zeth OBryan was all over the ice for the St. Louis Jr. Blues, as he tallied two goals in St. Louis' 6-3 win over the Chicago Junior BulldogsOBryan found the back of the net 2:13 into the first period to make the score 1-0 St. Louis and again while 13:20 into the first to make the score 4-1 St. Louis. St. Louis put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Chicago to score on any of its nine power plays. The Jr. Blues kept the Junior Bulldogs' goalie busy throughout the game, and Michael Paku made 31 saves on 37 shots. St. Louis bested its season scoring average. The Jr. Blues average 3.0 goals per game. St. Louis additionally got points from Brian Schumacher, who also had two goals and one assist. St. Louis also had goals scored by Andrew McGlynn and Alex Klaesner, who each put in one. In addition, St. Louis received assists from Ryan Reader, Sam Yauch, Chris Brown, Adam Havener, Cameron McAtee, Andrew Wingbermuehle, and Tyler Skaggs, who each chipped in one. St. Louis was unable to stop Chicago from sending pucks towards the net, and the Junior Bulldogs eventually piled up 40 shots on goal. The Junior Bulldogs were helped by Nick Rems, who finished with one goal. Rems scored 3:47 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Niko Moulakelis assisted on the tally. Chicago also got points from Tyler Seltenriech, who also registered one goal and one assist. Chicago also got a goal from Toms Taurins as well. Other players who recorded assists for Chicago were Chris Fiordirosa, who had one and Ryan Maksimovic, who had two. William Hindle rejected 37 shots on goal for the Jr. Blues.
 
Cincinnati 1 @ Point Mallard 7 – Stephen Coulter had two goals to lead the Point Mallard Ducks to a 7-1 victory over the Cincinnati Swords. Coulter's tallies came on the power play at 10:47 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Point Mallard and on the power play 15:43 into the first to make the score 2-0 Point Mallard. Point Mallard forced Cincinnati's goaltenders to work between the pipes, getting 39 shots and forcing 32 saves. Brandon Kruger made 20 stops and James Schroeder made 12. The Ducks excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances. Point Mallard found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. The Ducks have scored at the pace of 3.9 goals per game during the current campaign. The defensemen of Point Mallard were also effective in the Swords' zone, and came away with three goals. Point Mallard additionally got points from Josh Hamilton, who also grabbed two goals and one assist and Justin Dunn, who also finished with two goals and two assists to lead the team in points. Matt Goodman also scored for Point Mallard. Other players who recorded assists for Point Mallard were Jake Champaign, who had three, Killan Gray, Gabor Belenyesi, and Justin Delisle, who each chipped in one, and Noah Gilreath and Brad Reitter, who contributed two each. The Ducks' Roman Bengert stopped 21 shots out of the 22 that he faced. 
 
Toledo 2 @ Metro 4 – The Metro Jets, who led by three goals at one point, survived a comeback attempt by the Toledo Cherokee and clinched a 4-2 victory. Metro led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when the Jets' Cooper McLean scored at 8:24 in the second period to put Metro up 3-0. McLean had a great game for the Jets, netting two goals. Metro's penalty kill excelled, as the Jets gave up one goal despite allowing six power plays. Metro also had goals scored by Jacob Gleason and Kyle Shreve, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Metro were Pearce Vance, who had two and Golov Sergey, Cody Jones, TJ Krajewski, and Jason Newel, who each chipped in one. Toledo kept Metro's goalie busy throughout the game, and Kameron Limburg made 30 saves on 32 shots. The Cherokee were helped by Cam Schwartz, who racked up one goal. Schwartz scored on the power play 12:11 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Metro. An interference penalty on David Chavis had put Toledo on the power play. Dominic Pisanti picked up the assist. Toledo also got a goal from Michael Pisanti as well. In addition, Toledo received assists from David Bogart, Austin Turner, and Nikolas Verbosky, who contributed one each.nThe Cherokee's Glen Bates stopped 18 shots out of the 21 that he faced. 
 
Dallas 0 @ Nashville 6 – The Nashville Jr. Predators were firing on all cylinders against the Dallas Jr. Stars, and when the final buzzer sounded Jr. Predators emerged with a 6-0 win. Nashville was led by Trent Kulczyk, who tallied one goal and one assist. Kulczyk scored on the power play 6:14 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Nashville. A hooking penalty on Travis Hall had put the Jr. Predators on the power play. Matiss Gelazis provided the assist. Nashville's penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled seven minors and one major for 49 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 17.0 minutes per game the Jr. Predators had been spending in the box. Nashville forced Dallas' goalies to work in net, taking 46 shots and forcing 40 saves. Chris Mallon made 38 stops and Galliars Anthony made two. The Jr. Predators put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Jr. Stars to score on any of their five power plays. Nashville additionally got points from Topi Samuli Aheristo, who also registered one goal and one assist and Jacob Lainesse, who also finished with one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Nashville also had goals scored by Ben Falk, Colton Anderson, and Alex Durand, who each put in one. More assists for Nashville came via Peter Cabala, Kyle Van Wyk, Nicholas Redmon, and Nick Mammel, who contributed one each. Dallas was held below its usual level of production. The Jr. Stars put an average of 2.5 pucks into the net per game. Dallas found itself stymied offensively, and got off a mere nine shots against Nashville's defense. Nathan Klebe made nine saves for the Jr. Predators on nine shots. Nashville registered two goals on four power play opportunities. 
 
Southern Tier 1 @ Cleveland 4 – The Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks relied on the sparkling performance of Alec Rounds in net to grab a 4-1 win against the Southern Tier Xpress. Cleveland was sparked by Ryker Barber, who finished with one goal. Barber scored 18:31 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Cleveland. Tyler Dalton picked up the assist. The Jr. Lumberjacks' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on four Southern Tier power plays. Southern Tier was unable to stop Cleveland from sending pucks towards the net, and the Jr. Lumberjacks eventually piled up 50 shots on goal. Cleveland also got points from Dalton, who also registered one goal and two assists. Cleveland also had goals scored by Buddy Rose and Zack Mlady, who each put in one. In addition, Cleveland received assists from Mitch Renstrom, who had one and Patrick Briggs, who had three. The Xpress stifled Cleveland's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Southern Tier's offense operated below its season average. The Xpress put an average of 3.8 pucks into the net per game. Southern Tier forced the Jr. Lumberjacks goalie Rounds to work between the pipes, taking 40 shots. Rounds rejected 39 shots on goal for Cleveland. Cody Gibson recorded 46 saves for the Xpress. 
 
Alexandria 2 @ North Iowa 3 – Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the North Iowa Bulls defeated the Alexandria Blizzard in a shootout 3-2 (2-1 SO). The two teams needed nine turns to complete the shootout. Alexandria's shootout goal was scored by Aaron Ryback. In addition to the clincher, North Iowa got a shootout goal from Jake Johnson. The Bulls overcame a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. North Iowa was down 2-0 after a power play goal by the Blizzard's Bo Gronseth at 7:31 in the second period. The Bulls tied things up at 2-2 on a goal by Jake Mullendore at 8:10 in the third period. North Iowa was led by Mullendore, who registered one goal. The Bulls' offense operated below their season average. North Iowa puts an average of 5.2 pucks into the net per game. The Bulls forced Alexandria goalie Evan Bisek to work between the pipes, taking 42 shots. North Iowa also got a goal from Johnny Panvica as well. In addition, North Iowa received assists from Carmen Dalesandro, Jon Severson, Joe Burgmeier, and Johnson, who contributed one each. Other players who recorded assists for Alexandria were Ryback, who had two and Kyle Jones and AJ Gullickson, who each chipped in one. North Iowa's Chris Amsden stopped 23 shots out of the 25 that he faced. Bisek rejected 39 shots on goal for the Blizzard. 
 
Bozeman 1 @ Helena 2 – Jay Forbes registered one point to lead the Helena Bighorns to a 2-1 victory over the Bozeman Icedogs. Helena excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. The Bighorns were held below their usual level of production. Helena averages 4.2 goals per game. Bozeman was unable to stop the Bighorns from sending pucks towards the net, and Helena eventually piled up 34 shots on goal. Matt Mohar also scored for Helena. In addition, Helena received assists from Matt Blassic, Johnny Bonta, and Blake Babineau, who each chipped in one. The Icedogs were led by AJ Odell, who scored the team's only goal. Odell scored 16:09 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Bozeman. Steven Nisbet assisted on the tally. Grant Martens made 24 saves for the Bighorns on 25 shots. Steven Frank recorded 32 saves for Bozeman. 
 
Glacier 8 @ Yellowstone 5 – Behind a great game by Tommy Kaddatz, who had four goals, Glacier defeated the Yellowstone Quake, 8-5. Kaddatz got on the scoresheet 15:34 into the first period. He then added goals at 19:07 into the first, at 15:33 into the second, and at 18:36 into the second. Yellowstone was doomed by its poor performance on special teams, as Glacier was able to score five times while on the power play. Glacier's offense rang up 40 shots on the Quake's net. Glacier outdid its season average for goals scored. This season, Glacier averages 2.0 goals per contest. Glacier's penalty kill unit could not stop Yellowstone's power play, which converted on three of four opportunities. Glacier got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed five goals during the game. Glacier also got points from Wyatt Fretheim, who also tallied one goal and one assist and Joshua Larson, who also had one goal and two assists. Others who scored for Glacier included Tyler McMahon and Brandon Huntington, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Glacier were Donnovan Dysert, Mitch Tulk, Norman Brightnose, and Karson Frisk, who each chipped in one and Matt Gamblin and Blake Evennou, who contributed three each. The Quake kept Glacier's goalie busy throughout the game, and Nolan Slager made 39 saves on 44 shots. Yellowstone bested its season scoring average. The Quake average 2.3 goals per game. Yellowstone was led by Ross Mullen, who registered one goal and two assists. Mullen scored on the power play 12:32 into the third period to make the score 7-5 Glacier. The Quake had gotten the advantage when Glacier's Brightnose was sent off for kneeing. Mike McCullen assisted on the tally. Yellowstone additionally got points from Max Doner, who also racked up one goal and one assist and Will Landsverk, who also registered one goal and one assist. Yellowstone also had goals scored by Carter Johnson and Sean Pilet, who each put in one. More assists for Yellowstone came via Josh Neumann, Zach Forrest, and Nick Ligocki, who each chipped in one. Lance Knudson made 32 saves for Yellowstone on 39 shots. 
 
West Michigan 5 @ La Crosse 4 – The West Michigan Wolves pulled out a 5-4 (OT) overtime victory over the La Crosse Freeze on a clutch goal by Mike Difranco. West Michigan came back from a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. The Wolves fell behind 4-2 after a goal by La Crosse's Brit Brothen at 18:07 in the second period. West Michigan knotted things up at 4-4 on a goal by Brandon Mezuk at 19:36 in the third period. The Wolves were led by Dakota Ulmer, who registered two goals. Ulmer scored the first of his two goals short handed at 3:03 into the second period to make the score 2-2. A slashing call on Brandon Benaglio put West Michigan on the penalty kill. Michael Tratar assisted on the tally. Ulmer's next tally short handed made the score 4-3 La Crosse with 11:31 left in the third period. Steven Rhodes picked up the assist. West Michigan also got points from Mezuk, who also finished with one goal and one assist. West Michigan also got a goal from Josh Somers as well. In addition, West Michigan received assists from Sean Smalley and Devin Farkas, who contributed one each. The Wolves were unable to stop the Freeze from sending pucks towards the net, and La Crosse eventually piled up 42 shots on goal. The Freeze were helped by Chong Hyun Lee, who had two goals. Lee scored the first of his two goals at 18:36 into the first period to make the score 2-1 La Crosse. Jack Sterne provided the assist. Lee's next tally made the score 3-2 La Crosse with 15:36 left in the second period. La Crosse earned a power play opportunity when Shawn Adam was put in the box for hooking. Brothen assisted on the tally. La Crosse additionally got points from Daniel Toycen, who also racked up one goal and one assist and Brothen, who also tallied one goal and one assist. More assists for La Crosse came via Ben Henderson, who had two and Hunter Dragosh and Jake Lipski, who each chipped in one. Hunter Vorva recorded 38 saves for West Michigan. Cameron Scheuren made 18 saves for the Freeze on 23 shots. 
 
Minnesota 3 @ Twin City 8 – Jon Plaszcz had two goals and one assist to lead the Twin City Steel to an 8-3 victory over the Minnesota Flying Aces. Plaszcz's tallies came on the power play at 6:29 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Twin City and on the power play 17:54 into the first to make the score 4-2 Twin City. The Steel's offense rang up 50 shots on Minnesota's net. Twin City surpassed its usual scoring output this season. The Steel have scored at the pace of 3.5 goals per game during the current campaign. The defensemen of Twin City were also effective in the Flying Aces' zone, and came away with three goals. Twin City also got points from Cameron Tobey, who also finished with one goal and one assist and Jake McAfee, who also registered one goal and one assist. Twin City also had goals scored by Jay Paul, who had two and Chris Skordilis and Russel Barone, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Twin City were Kyle Wagner, who had four, Paul Stehr, Tom Reilly, David Becker, Adam Bedford, and Darien Jones, who contributed one each, and Alex Egle and Mikko Aho, who each chipped in two. Minnesota was helped by Ty Ennis, who racked up one goal. Ennis scored 12:17 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Lucas Dickison picked up the assist. Minnesota additionally got points from Matt Heim, who also had one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Zachary Johnston also scored for Minnesota. In addition, Minnesota received assists from Blake Neumann and Ryan Conybear, who contributed one each. Darien Jones made 26 saves for the Steel on 29 shots. Dakota McDonald rejected 42 shots on goal for the Flying Aces.
 
Sugar Land 1 @ Texas 8 – The Sugar Land Imperials was within striking distance after one period, but the Texas Jr. Brahmas put the pedal down in the second en route to an 8-1 victory. Texas got the win on the strength of a great game by Ryan Dunner, who had four goals and one assist. Dunner notched his first tally 15:45 into the first period. He then added goals at 7:17 into the second, at 8:59 into the third, and at 13:13 into the third. The Jr. Brahmas' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on four Sugar Land power plays. Sugar Land was unable to stop Texas from sending pucks towards the net, and the Jr. Brahmas eventually piled up 48 shots on goal. Texas' goal total was higher than its season average. The Jr. Brahmas average 3.3 goals per game. Texas also got points from Devin Pierce, who also had one goal and two assists. Others who scored for Texas included Jon Grimm, Austin Davis, and Sam Gagnon, who scored one goal each. In addition, Texas received assists from Mykyta Sheptytsky, who had three, Paolo DiGenova, Kurt Thiele, Dixon Whitehead, and Conor Durkin, who contributed one each, and Nick Nitta, Anthony Koslow, and Daniel Skinner, who each chipped in two. Tristan Canter recorded 20 saves for Texas. Colton Anderson made 40 saves for the Imperials on 48 shots. 
 
Great Falls 0 @ Gillette 3 – Alex Feese was superb between the pipes for the Gillette Wild, as he did not allow a goal in a 3-0 victory over the Great Falls Americans. Gillette was led by Lance Pennington, who had one goal. Pennington scored on the power play 3:45 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Gillette. A slashing penalty on Cody Page had put the Wild on the power play. Alex King picked up the assist. Gillette excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances. The Wild's defensive play was more effective than usual against Great Falls. Gillette allows 2.1 goals per game. Gillette also got a goal from Kyle Reilly as well. In addition, Gillette received assists from Bryce Mitzel, Kyle Traux, and Tyler Tennant, who contributed one each.  Feese recorded 26 saves for Gillette. The Wild registered two goals on eight power play opportunities. The Americans' Lauren Massie stopped 16 shots out of the 18 that he faced. Great 
 
Granite City 2 @ Wisconsin 3 – Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Wisconsin Whalers defeated the Granite City Lumberjacks in a shootout 3-2 (1-0 SO). The two teams needed 16 turns to complete the shootout. Granite City's power play was ineffective against Wisconsin's penalty kill, which allowed one goal while shorthanded. The Lumberjacks were unable to stop the Whalers from sending pucks towards the net, and Wisconsin eventually piled up 33 shots on goal. The Whalers were helped by Peter Henderson, who registered two goals. Henderson scored the first of his two goals at 9:34 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Wisconsin. Ryan Martin assisted on the tally. Henderson's next tally made the score 2-1 Wisconsin with 14:43 left in the third period. Alex Anderson picked up the assist. In addition, Wisconsin received assists from Dan Addie, who had one. Granite City put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Wisconsin to score on any of its five power plays. The Lumberjacks did not reach the goal total they have come to expect this season. Granite City puts an average of 4.2 pucks into the net per game. The Lumberjacks' offense rang up 40 shots on the Whalers' net. Granite City was led by Jared Sprink, who finished with two goals. Sprink scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 17:22 into the second period to make the score 1-1. The Lumberjacks had gained a power play chance when Evan Moyse was whistled for delay of game. Mitchell Gwost assisted on the tally. Sprink's next tally on the power play made the score 2-2 with 2:39 left in the third period. Luke Richardson provided the assist. Other players who recorded assists for Granite City were David Horsmann, who had one. Wisconsin's Moyse stopped 38 shots out of the 40 that he faced. Jesse Garcia made 30 saves for Granite City on 32 shots. 
 
 
 
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