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Weekend Update: Nashville wins NA3HL regular season

February 17, 2015

Southern Tier stayed in the East playoff race with a sweep in Cincinnati.

Saturday, Feb. 14 (Boxscores)
 
Chicago 1 @ West Michigan 5 - Steven Rhodes was all over the ice for the West Michigan Wolves, as he tallied two goals in West Michigan's 5-1 win over the Chicago Junior Bulldogs. Rhodes scored at 6:57 into the first period to make the score 1-0 West Michigan and again while 19:02 into the first to make the score 3-1 West Michigan. The Wolves' Chase Stanford was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 33 saves and let only one puck past him. The solid play of Stanford will be reflected in his goals against average, which pre-game was 3.29. West Michigan additionally got points from Brandon Benaglio, who also registered one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. West Michigan also had goals scored by Dakota Ulmer and Devin Farkas, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for West Michigan were Zack Lloyd, who had two, Ethan Stafford, who had three, and Michael Tratar, Tait Aptakin, and Kyle Keeder, who contributed one each. Chicago was led by Tyler Seltenriech, who scored the team's only goal. Seltenriech scored 8:47 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Ryan Maksimovic picked up the assist.
 
Topeka 8 @ Point Mallard 1 - The Topeka Capitals were firing on all cylinders against the Point Mallard Ducks, and when the final buzzer sounded Capitals emerged with an 8-1 win. Topeka was helped by Trey Opack, who finished with two goals and one assist. Opack scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 5:55 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Topeka. The Capitals earned a power play opportunity when Justin Provencher was put in the box for head contact. Alex Sauer picked up the assist. Opack's next tally on the power play made the score 5-0 Topeka with 11:59 left in the second period. Hank Roers provided the assist. Topeka also got points from Sauer, who also grabbed one goal and two assists. Topeka also got a goal from Alex Johanson as well. More assists for Topeka came via Drew Kelly, who had two and Tre Kautzman and Jack Cleaver, who each chipped in one. Ryan Lund made 21 saves for Topeka on 22 shots.
 
Southern Tier 9 @ Cincinnati 3 - The Southern Tier Xpress had a four-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 9-3 win over the Cincinnati Swords. The Xpress were led by Tobias Gabrielsen, who finished with one goal and three assists. Gabrielsen scored on the power play 8:50 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Southern Tier had gained a power play chance when Brenden Williams was whistled for slashing. Luke Sunde picked up the assist. Southern Tier additionally got points from Justin Andriaccio, who also tallied one goal and two assists, Alec Hooper, who also registered one goal and one assist, Brandon Desrosiers, who also had one goal and one assist, Sunde, who also finished with one goal and one assist, Elijah Williams, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, and Luke Grossman, who also registered one goal and one assist. Southern Tier also had goals scored by Tim Weisgerber and Isaiah Crawford, who scored one goal each. In addition, Southern Tier received assists from Mark Sunde, Aleksandr Koshelev, and Niko Greco, who contributed one each. The Swords were helped by Adam Goudelock, who racked up one goal. Goudelock scored on the power play 3:31 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Cincinnati. An interference penalty on Brian Grant had put Cincinnati on the power play. Oliver Ahlberg provided the assist. Hunter Schneider also scored for Cincinnati. Other players who recorded assists for Cincinnati were Gennadi Zabeline and Alex Olson, who each chipped in one. Brendan Shuck made 18 saves for the Xpress on 21 shots.
 
Toledo 1 @ Cleveland 2 - The Toledo Cherokee tried their best to erase a two-goal deficit, but the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 2-1. Cleveland made the score 2-0 on a goal by Patrick Briggs at 6:57 in the second period, and Toledo got as close as 2-1 when Dominic Pisanti scored 19:31 into the third period. The Jr. Lumberjacks' Sam Pikus was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 37 saves and let only one puck past him. Pikus managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 4.0 prior to the game. Trey Rossbach also scored for Cleveland. Other players who recorded assists for Cleveland were Tyler Dalton, who had two and Branden Walsh and John Barlow, who contributed one each. In addition, Toledo received assists from Mark McGee and Cody Estrel, who each chipped in one.
 
Pittsburgh 2 @ Metro 3 - The Metro Jets survived a determined comeback attempt by the Pittsburgh Vengeance on the way to a 3-2 win. Metro made the score 3-0 on a goal by Jacob Drinkard at 6:31 in the third period, and Pittsburgh got as close as 3-2 when Cody Black scored 18:29 into the third period.
The Vengeance's power play was ineffective against the Jets' penalty kill, which allowed zero goals while shorthanded. Metro was helped by Ryan Bloom, who tallied one goal and one assist. Bloom scored 2:05 into the third period to make the score 2-0 Metro. Andrew Sawyer picked up the assist. Metro also got points from Sawyer, who also registered one goal and one assist. More assists for Metro came via Tyler Layle and Devin Kelly, who contributed two each. Pittsburgh was helped by Brennan Osen, who grabbed one goal. Osen scored 9:57 into the third period to make the score 3-1 Metro. Adem Arifi provided the assist. In addition, Pittsburgh received assists from Bryan Hovanec and Parker Henry, who each chipped in one. Jake Stephan rejected 22 shots on goal for the Jets.
Nashville 3 @ St. Louis 0 - Nathan Klebe made 27 saves to complete the shutout and led the Nashville Jr. Predators to a 3-0 win against the St. Louis Jr. Blues. Nashville was sparked by Noah Keener, who racked up one goal. Keener scored 19:18 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Nashville. Spencer Marchand assisted on the tally. Others who scored for Nashville included Ben Falk and Trent Kulczyk, who scored one goal each. In addition, Nashville received assists from Jon Severson, who had two and Matiss Gelazis and Topi Samuli Aheristo, who contributed one each.
 
La Crosse 4 @ Alexandria 2 - The La Crosse Freeze beat the Alexandria Blizzard, 4-2, in a contest where the winning goal was scored in the first period but the game remained close throughout. A goal 6:46 into the first period by Hunter Smith proved to be the game winner, and powered La Crosse to the victory. Anthony Miller provided the assist. The Freeze were sparked by Chong Hyun Lee, who had one goal. Lee scored 16:51 into the first period to make the score 3-1 La Crosse. La Crosse also had goals scored by Hunter Dragosh and Travis Hall, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for La Crosse were Jake Lipski and Jack Sterne, who contributed one each. The Blizzard were led by Bo Gronseth, who registered one goal and one assist. Gronseth scored 25 seconds into the first period to make the score 1-0 Alexandria. Tommy Hall assisted on the tally. Alexandria also got a goal from Tyler Berginski as well. In addition, Alexandria received assists from Trent Olson and Tom Schmidt, who each chipped in one.
 
Peoria 5 @ Wisconsin 6 - Undaunted by a two-goal deficit, the Wisconsin Whalers battled back to claim a 6-5 victory over the Peoria Mustangs. Wisconsin let multiple leads slip away before eventually digging out of a two hole to pick up the win. The Whalers took a 1-0 advantage on a goal by Ryan Martin at 3:56 in the first period. Wisconsin found itself down 4-2 after Peoria's Marshall Gevers put the puck home at 10:25 in the second period. After knotting things up at 5-5 on a power play goal by Alex Anderson at 13:21 in the third, the Whalers got the game-winner from Nathan Viberg at 15:02 in the third period. Wisconsin got the win behind a great game by Viberg, who had two goals and one assist. Viberg scored the first of his two goals at 5:25 into the third period to make the score 4-4. Adam Alcott provided the assist. Viberg's next tally made the score 6-5 Wisconsin with 4:58 left in the third period. Connor Morgan assisted on the tally. Wisconsin also got points from Martin, who also registered one goal and one assist, Peter Henderson, who also had one goal and two assists, and Alcott, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Wisconsin were Yves Leemann and Austin Lewis, who each chipped in one and Thomas Hanson and Kaleb Morley, who contributed two each. The Mustangs were helped by Andrej Buchko, who finished with one goal and one assist. Buchko scored 1:25 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Mark Candotti picked up the assist. Peoria additionally got points from Chance Homerin, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Peoria also had goals scored by Nathan Scofield and Mitchell McPherson, who each put in one. In addition, Peoria received assists from Austin Wisely, who had two and Kai Barber, Jason Hoehn, and Thomas Kolaz, who each chipped in one.
 
Twin City 2 @ Granite City 3 - The Granite City Lumberjacks and the Twin City Steel were evenly matched throughout their contest, but Granite City made the most of its opportunities and won, 3-2. Neither team gained more than a two-goal lead, and Travis Kothenbeutel's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker. Kothenbeutel had two goals to lead the Lumberjacks to victory. Granite City also got a goal from Michael Orke as well. More assists for Granite City came via Tanner Skaja, who had two and Brady Bernhardson, Kevin Finley, David Kenney, and Dallas Marvin, who each chipped in one. The Steel were led by Lance Carney, who tallied one goal and one assist. Carney scored 11:07 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Granite City. Mikko Aho provided the assist. Tom Reilly also scored for Twin City. In addition, Twin City received assists from Jake McAfee and Connor Boscaccy, who contributed one each. Granite City's Jesse Garcia stopped 25 shots out of the 27 that he faced.
 
Minnesota 3 @ North Iowa 10 - The North Iowa Bulls opened up a five-goal lead after the first period and did not look back en route to a 10-3 win over the Minnesota Flying Aces. Jake Johnson was all over the ice for North Iowa, as he tallied one goal and three assists in the win. Johnson scored 6:50 into the third period to make the score 8-2 North Iowa. Trey Gardner picked up the assist. North Iowa additionally got points from Tom Lindgren, who also finished with one goal and two assists, Sam Naegele, who also racked up one goal and one assist, and Gardner, who also had one goal and one assist. Others who scored for North Iowa included Johnny Panvica, Tyler Johnson, and Kohei Sato, who scored two goals each. More assists for North Iowa came via Joe Burgmeier, who had three, Ryan Durant, Kurt Halbach, Brett Gravelle, and Dylan Zins, who contributed one each, and Jake Mullendore and Jack Stang, who each chipped in two. North Iowa's Tommi Ahlgren stopped 27 shots out of the 30 that he faced.
 
Billings 3 @ Helena 4 (OT) - The Helena Bighorns pulled out a 4-3 (OT) overtime victory over the Billings Bulls on a clutch goal by Kendall Bolen-Porter. Helena was led by Bolen-Porter, who had one goal and one assist. Bolen-Porter scored on the power play 2:49 into overtime to make the score 4-3 Helena. The Bighorns had gotten the advantage when Billings' Nick Rizzo was sent off for delay of game. Nick Trefry picked up the assist. Helena additionally got points from Trefry, who also had one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Helena included Kyler Chartier and Liam McDonough, who each put in one. In addition, Helena received assists from Brandt Miller, who had two and Brian Skillicorn, Matt Mohar, and Gavin Lubin, who contributed one each. The Bulls were helped by Sawyer Scanlan, who registered one goal. Scanlan scored 16:11 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Rizzo provided the assist. Billings also had goals scored by Torin Foundos and Corbin Emery, who scored one goal each. Grant Martens rejected 28 shots on goal for the Bighorns.
 
Bozeman 4 @ Glacier 5 - The Bozeman Icedogs tried their best to erase a two-goal deficit, but Glacier would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 5-4. Glacier took a 5-3 lead during the second period, only to have Bozeman storm back on a AJ Odell goal 10:31 into the third period to pull to one goal down. Marvin Simmons and Matt Gamblin provided the spark for Glacier, combining for three goals and four assists. Simmons finished with one goal and three assists and Gamblin also notched two goals and one assist. Glacier additionally got points from Gamblin, who also racked up two goals and one assist and Tyler McMahon, who also had one goal and one assist. Glacier also got a goal from Tommy Kaddatz as well. More assists for Glacier came via Blake Evennou and Brett LeBeau, who each chipped in one. Bozeman was led by Gunnar Mogck, who grabbed two goals. Mogck scored the first of his two goals at 2:50 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Bozeman. Kegan Couture picked up the assist. Mogck's next tally made the score 2-0 Bozeman with 10:46 left in the first period. Devin Panzeca provided the assist. Kevin Steffey also scored for Bozeman. In addition, Bozeman received assists from Ryan Erickson, who had one and Cole Blatter, who had two.
 
Sunday, Feb. 15 (Boxscore)
 
Pittsburgh 3 @ Metro 6 - The Pittsburgh Vengeance had trouble finding ways to stop the Metro Jets, which beat Vengeance, 6-3. Metro got the win thanks to a great game by Cooper McLean, who had one goal and two assists. McLean scored 4:02 into the second period to make the score 4-1 Metro. Cody Jones assisted on the tally. Metro additionally got points from Jacob Drinkard, who also racked up one goal and one assist and Jones, who also registered one goal and one assist. Metro also had goals scored by Kyle Shreve, Ryan Bloom, and Zach Koonce, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Metro were Graham Day, who had three and David Chavis, Andrew Sawyer, Jake Sealy, Jacob Rutkoske, and Matt Dempsey, who each chipped in one. Pittsburgh was helped by Jake Parry, who had one goal. Parry scored 8:53 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Metro. Nils Markgren picked up the assist. Others who scored for Pittsburgh included Eli Lynn and Robert Ferrari, who scored one goal each. In addition, Pittsburgh received assists from Bryan Hovanec, Adem Arifi, Brennan Conway, Brennan Osen, and Michael Straub, who contributed one each. The Jets' Jake Stephan stopped 25 shots out of the 28 that he faced.
 
Southern Tier 8 @ Cincinnati 0 - The Cincinnati Swords was within striking distance after one period, but the Southern Tier Xpress put the pedal down in the second en route to an 8-0 victory. Southern Tier got the win thanks to a great game by Luke Sunde, who had two goals and one assist. Sunde scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 16:31 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Southern Tier. The Xpress earned a power play opportunity when Alex Olson was put in the box for slashing. Tobias Gabrielsen provided the assist. Sunde's next tally on the power play made the score 6-0 Southern Tier with 12:34 left in the third period. Alec Hooper assisted on the tally. Southern Tier additionally got points from Justin Andriaccio, who also registered one goal and one assist, Hooper, who also had one goal and one assist, and Cody Maulsby, who also racked up one goal and two assists. Southern Tier also had goals scored by Jake Andriaccio, Elijah Williams, and Aleksandr Koshelev, who scored one goal each. In addition, Southern Tier received assists from Victor McCutcheon, who had one, Curtis Carlson, who had three, and Brandon Desrosiers and Brian Grant, who each chipped in two. Cody Gibson recorded 19 saves for the Xpress.
 
Nashville 8 @ St. Louis 2 - The Nashville Jr. Predators used a five-goal second period to put away the St. Louis Jr. Blues, 8-2. Nickolas Tandeski had one goal and two assists to lead Nashville. Tandeski scored 13:26 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Nashville. Nashville also got points from Ben Falk, who also grabbed two goals and one assist. Others who scored for Nashville included Noah Keener, Matiss Gelazis, Topi Samuli Aheristo, Jon Severson, and Nick Mammel, who scored one goal each. In addition, Nashville received assists from Keegan Haines, Zach Greenwood, Trent Kulczyk, Kyle Van Wyk, and Nicholas Redmon, who contributed one each. St. Louis was helped by Adam Havener, who tallied one goal. Havener scored on the power play 12:02 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Nashville. The Jr. Blues had gotten the advantage when Nashville's Cole Helgemo was sent off for charging. Andrew McGlynn provided the assist. St. Louis additionally got points from McGlynn, who also had one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. More assists for St. Louis came via Andrew Bond and Alex Klaesner, who each chipped in one. The Jr. Predators' Evan Cline stopped 16 shots out of the 18 that he faced.
 
Peoria 1 @ Wisconsin 5 - The Wisconsin Whalers' Nathan Viberg had a big offensive game, scoring one goal and contributing two assists in his team's 5-1 win over the Peoria Mustangs. Viberg got on the board by slotting home a goal 7:16 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Wisconsin. Kaleb Morley assisted on the tally. Viberg dished an assist on Peter Henderson's goal that made the score 3-1 Wisconsin at 9:20 into the second period. He added another helper on Henderson's goal that made the score 5-1 Wisconsin at 14:57 into the third period. Peoria was stymied by Wisconsin's netminder Evan Moyse, who stopped 41 shots during the victory. Moyse certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 2.54 entering the contest. Wisconsin also got points from Henderson, who also registered three goals and one assist to lead the team in points. Ryan Martin also scored for Wisconsin. In addition, Wisconsin received assists from Alex Anderson, who had two and Caleb Voster, Adam Schoenfeld, Austin Lewis, and Isaac Hale, who contributed one each. Peoria was led by Jason Hoehn, who scored the team's only goal. Hoehn scored 18:22 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Peoria. Chance Homerin picked up the assist.
 
Topeka 2 @ Point Mallard 6 - The Point Mallard Ducks scored three goals in the second period to pull away from the Topeka Capitals and clinch a 6-2 win. Jake Champaign had a great game for Point Mallard, netting two goals. Champaign found the back of the net 12:02 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Point Mallard and again while on the power play 19:27 into the first to make the score 2-0 Point Mallard. Point Mallard additionally got points from Jake Cox, who also registered one goal and three assists to lead the team in points and Justin Provencher, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Point Mallard included Noah Gilreath and Brad Reitter, who each put in one. More assists for Point Mallard came via Justin Delisle and Matt Goodman, who each chipped in one and Josh Hamilton, Killian Gray, and Justin Dunn, who contributed two each. Topeka was helped by Joe Stoneburner, who tallied one goal. Stoneburner scored 19:51 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Point Mallard. John Cuni picked up the assist. Topeka also got points from Cuni, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Topeka were Andrew Cooley, who had one and Dylan Wattles, who had two. Point Mallard's Roman Bengert stopped 25 shots out of the 27 that he faced.
 
 
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