Chicago snaps skid with Sunday win
January 26, 2015
Ryan Maksimovic had a four-point game, including a hat-trick, as Chicago beat St. Louis on Sunday, 7-4.
Southern Tier 0 @ Pittsburgh 6 - The Pittsburgh Vengeance had a three-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 6-0 win over the Southern Tier Xpress. Pittsburgh was led by Kenneth White, who finished with one goal. White scored 1:51 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Pittsburgh. Leo Blore provided the assist. Pittsburgh additionally got points from Nils Markgren, who also grabbed two goals and one assist to lead the team in points and Jake Salak, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Pittsburgh included Gus Peponidis and Gavin Cummings, who each put in one. In addition, Pittsburgh received assists from Brennan Conway, Michael Straub, Tyler Speis, and Jake Parry, who contributed one each and Cody Black and Bryan Hovanec, who each chipped in two. Southern Tier did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. The Xpress average 3.7 goals per game. Southern Tier's offense was handcuffed by Pittsburgh's defensive play, and the Xpress managed only 14 shots on goal during the game. Brian Baker recorded 14 saves for the Vengeance.
Dallas 1 @ Nashville 5 - 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 5-1 win. Nashville was led by Trent Kulczyk, who had one goal and one assist. Kulczyk scored on the power play 10:45 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Nashville. The Jr. Predators earned a power play opportunity when Trent Wolter was put in the box for hooking. Colton Anderson picked up the assist. Nashville kept Dallas' goalie busy throughout the game, and Galliars Anthony made 54 saves on 59 shots. Nashville additionally got points from Matiss Gelazis, who also finished with one goal and one assist, Anderson, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, and Spencer Marchand, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Jesse Hyde also scored for Nashville. More assists for Nashville came via Nickolas Tandeski, Topi Samuli Aheristo, Jacob Elrod, Nick Mammel, and Alex Durand, who each chipped in one. The Jr. Stars were led by Aaron Torres, who scored the team's only goal. Torres scored on the power play 8:48 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Nashville. A tripping penalty on Cole Helgemo had put Dallas on the power play. Tyler Valentin assisted on the tally. Nashville's Justin Ball stopped 12 shots out of the 13 that he faced.
St. Louis 4 @ Chicago 7 - Ryan Maksimovic lifted the Chicago Junior Bulldogs to a 7-4 victory with a hat trick against the St. Louis Jr. Blues. Maksimovic got on the scoresheet 9:27 into the third period. He then added goals at 13:10 into the third and at 14:10 into the third. Chicago additionally got points from Tyler Seltenriech, who also finished with one goal and one assist and Toms Taurins, who also grabbed one goal and four assists to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Chicago included Kyle Barna and Dane Kalas, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Chicago were Andrew Fattore, Noah Carter, Michael Howard, Matthew Adams, Henry Hearon, Nathan Iaciancio, and Nick Rems, who each chipped in one. The Jr. Blues were led by Andrew Bond, who registered one goal and one assist. Bond scored 13:08 into the first period to make the score 2-1 St. Louis. Andrew McGlynn assisted on the tally. St. Louis also had goals scored by Brian Schumacher, Daniel Dunaway, and Adam Havener, who each put in one. In addition, St. Louis received assists from Chris Brown, who had one and Sam Yauch and Cameron McAtee, who each chipped in two. Sam Harden made 31 saves for the Junior Bulldogs on 35 shots.
West Michigan 0 @ La Crosse 1 - The La Crosse Freeze beat the West Michigan Wolves, 1-0, in a contest where the winning goal was scored in the first period but the game remained close throughout. La Crosse took over the lead for good with a goal by Jake Lipski at 9:47 in the first period. Ben Henderson picked up the assist. The Freeze were boosted by Andrew Wagner, who turned in a shutout with 33 saves. Wagner managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 3.28 prior to the game. La Crosse was sparked by Lipski, who registered one goal. More assists for La Crosse came via Daniel Toycen, who had one. The Wolves excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. West Michigan's offense operated below its season average. The Wolves put an average of 3.2 pucks into the net per game. West Michigan forced La Crosse goalie Wagner to work between the pipes, taking 33 shots. The Freeze incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Hunter Vorva rejected 36 shots on goal for the Wolves. West Michigan incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.
Cincinnati 2 @ Point Mallard 7 - Josh Hamilton had two goals to lead the Point Mallard Ducks to a 7-2 victory over the Cincinnati Swords. Hamilton's tallies came at 19 seconds into the second period to make the score 1-1 and 16:38 into the second to make the score 4-2 Point Mallard. Point Mallard forced Cincinnati goalie James Schroeder to work between the pipes, taking 34 shots. The Ducks' goal total was higher than their season average. Point Mallard has scored at the pace of 4.0 goals per game during the current campaign. Others who scored for Point Mallard included Matt Darnell, who had two and Jake Cox, Killan Gray, and Chris Corgan, who scored one goal each. In addition, Point Mallard received assists from Justin Dunn, who had three, Jake Champaign, who had four, and Noah Gilreath, Brad Reitter, Stephen Coulter, Justin Provencher, Justin Delisle, and Matt Goodman, who contributed one each. Cincinnati was helped by Oliver Ahlberg, who registered one goal. Ahlberg scored 9:24 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Cincinnati. Brenden Williams picked up the assist. Cincinnati also got points from Williams, who also tallied one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Other players who recorded assists for Cincinnati were Chris Hubbard and Jeff Balow, who each chipped in one. Aaron Brickman made 14 saves for Point Mallard on 16 shots.
Granite City 3 @ Wisconsin 2 - The Granite City Lumberjacks survived a determined comeback attempt by the Wisconsin Whalers on the way to a 3-2 win. Granite City made the score 3-1 on a goal by Mitchell Huffman at 4:37 in the third period, and Wisconsin got as close as 3-2 when Peter Henderson scored 19:04 into the third period. The Lumberjacks were led by goalie Kendall Meyer, who finished with 36 saves while allowing one goal. Meyer certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 1.57 entering the contest. Granite City's offense rang up 54 shots on the Whalers' net. Others who scored for Granite City included Luke Richardson and Travis Kothenbeutel, who scored one goal each. In addition, Granite City received assists from Tanner Skaja, Adam Marty, Alex Carson, Jared Sprink, David Kenney, and Dallas Marvin, who contributed one each. Connor Morgan also scored for Wisconsin. More assists for Wisconsin came via Will Holtan, Ryan Martin, Kaleb Morley, and Isaac Hale, who each chipped in one. Granite City incurred 22 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Evan Moyse made 51 saves for the Whalers on 54 shots. Wisconsin incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors.
Sugar Land 7 @ Texas 5 - The Sugar Land Imperials gutted out a close 7-5 win against the Texas Jr. Brahmas. Sugar Land gained the winning advantage on a goal by Matthew Winkle 10:40 into the third period and hung on until final buzzer. Winkle was all over the ice for the Imperials, as he grabbed two goals in the win. Sugar Land was efficient when it shot the puck, scoring its goals on only 14 shots. Sugar Land additionally got points from John Cuni, who also racked up one goal and one assist and Ryan Worley, who also registered two goals and one assist to lead the team in points. Sugar Land also had goals scored by Ryan Meyer and Aksel Campbell, who scored one goal each. In addition, Sugar Land received assists from Alex Tilman, Matt DeNure, and Matthew Jung, who each chipped in one and Ryan James and Frank Muscarella, who contributed two each. Texas' offense rang up 37 shots on the Imperials' net. The Jr. Brahmas were helped by Mykyta Sheptytsky, who finished with two goals and one assist. Sheptytsky scored the first of his two goals at 8:52 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Sugar Land. Ryan Dunner provided the assist. Sheptytsky's next tally made the score 3-3 with 10:13 left in the second period. Dunner picked up the assist. Texas also got points from Nick Nitta, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Devin Pierce, who also racked up one goal and one assist, and Dunner, who also registered one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. More assists for Texas came via Paolo DiGenova, Conor Durkin, and Sam Gagnon, who each chipped in one. Timothy OSullivan recorded 32 saves for Sugar Land.