Whalers regain 1st place in Central with win
January 29, 2015
Wisconsin 4 @ Peoria 2 - In a game where neither team could get a cushion, the Wisconsin Whalers escaped with a 4-2 victory over the Peoria Mustangs. Neither team gained more than a two-goal lead, and Ryan Martin's goal in the second period proved to be the difference maker.cWisconsin got the win thanks to a great game by Martin, who had two goals and one assist. Martin scored the first of his two goals at 19:50 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Wisconsin. Nathan Viberg picked up the assist. Martin's next tally made the score 4-2 Wisconsin with 13:47 left in the third period. The Whalers earned a power play opportunity when Jack Power Wayvon was put in the box for kneeing. Will Holtan assisted on the tally. Wisconsin forced Peoria goalie Nicholas Piech to work between the pipes, taking 35 shots. Others who scored for Wisconsin included Kaleb Morley and Isaac Hale, who scored one goal each. In addition, Wisconsin received assists from Thomas Hanson, who had one. The Mustangs were helped by Jason Hoehn, who tallied one goal. Hoehn scored on the power play 11:02 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Wisconsin. Peoria had gained a power play chance when Viberg was whistled for tripping. Thomas Kolaz provided the assist. Mitchell McPherson also scored for Peoria. Other players who recorded assists for Peoria were Marc Peters and Austin Ziakas, who each chipped in one. Evan Moyse recorded 36 saves for Wisconsin.
Minnnesota 0 @ Breezy Point 6 - The Breezy Point North Stars had a five-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 6-0 win over the Minnesota Flying Aces. Breezy Point got the win thanks to a great game by Jordan Carey, who had two goals and one assist. Carey scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 10:18 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Breezy Point. A tripping penalty on Lucas Mutschelknaus had put the North Stars on the power play. Linder Kenyon picked up the assist. Carey's next tally on the power play made the score 3-0 Breezy Point with 9:06 left in the second period. Jack Anderholm provided the assist. The North Stars surpassed its season average of 28.0 penalty minutes per game. Breezy Point forced Minnesota's goalies to work without much rest, getting 38 shots and forcing 32 saves. Dakota McDonald made 22 stops and Spencer Mannes made 10. The North Stars stifled the Flying Aces' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Breezy Point found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. The North Stars average 2.8 goals per game. Breezy Point also had goals scored by Crosby Steen, who had two and Benny Smieja and Ryan Mezera, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Breezy Point were Ryan Herbert, who had one and Seyia Hayata, who had two. Jaxson Gosnell made 19 saves for Breezy Point on 19 shots.