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Saturday Scores: Division crowns go down to the wire

February 22, 2015

Chance Homerin helped the Peoria Mustangs clinch the final playoff spot the NA3HL had on Saturday night with a 7-2 win in Minnesota.

Saturday Box Scores

West Michigan 3 @ Wisconsin 1 - The West Michigan Wolves relied on the scoring touch of Devin Farkas, who netted two goals, to beat the Wisconsin Whalers, 3-1. Farkas scored at 5:28 into the second period to make the score 1-0 West Michigan and again while 10:29 into the third to make the score 2-1 West Michigan. West Michigan was led by goalie Hunter Vorva, who finished with 52 saves while allowing one goal. Vorva certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 2.04 entering the contest. West Michigan also got points from Dakota Ulmer, who also tallied one goal and one assist. More assists for West Michigan came via Corey Siwula, Michael Tratar, and Kyle Keeder, who contributed one each. Wisconsin was led by Isaac Hale, who scored the team's only goal. Hale scored on the power play 15:01 into the second period to make the score 1-1. 
 
La Crosse 3 @ St. Louis 2 (OT) - Jared Bromberg gave the La Crosse Freeze a 3-2 (OT) victory over the St. Louis Jr. Blues when he scored 36 seconds into the extra period. In the losing effort, St. Louis was led by Andrew McGlynn, who had two goals. McGlynn scored the first of his two goals at 5:51 into the second period to make the score 1-0 St. Louis. Daniel Dunaway picked up the assist. McGlynn's next tally made the score 2-2 with 3:04 left in the third period. The Jr. Blues had gotten the advantage when La Crosse's Taylor Trapp was sent off for tripping. Austin Dempski provided the assist. In the losing effort, St. Louis was led by McGlynn, who grabbed two goals. La Crosse also had goals scored by Hunter Dragosh and Jake Lipski, who each put in one. In addition, La Crosse received assists from Daniel Toycen, who had one. Other players who recorded assists for St. Louis were Andrew Wingbermuehle, who had one. Andrew Wagner recorded 28 saves for La Crosse.
 
Metro 4 @ Southern Tier 0 - Kameron Limburg made 25 saves to complete the shutout and led the Metro Jets to a 4-0 win against the Southern Tier Xpress. The Jets were helped by Ryan Bloom, who tallied one goal. Bloom scored 7:04 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Metro. Andrew Sawyer picked up the assist. Metro also got points from Pearce Vance, who also registered one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Metro also had goals scored by David Chavis and Tyler Layle, who each put in one. In addition, Metro received assists from Cooper McLean, Jake Sealy, and Jason Newel, who each chipped in one. Tyler Geloneck recorded 18 saves for Southern Tier.
 
Breezy Point 4 @ Chicago 2 - The Breezy Point North Stars and the Chicago Junior Bulldogs were evenly matched throughout their contest, but Breezy Point made the most of its opportunities and won, 4-2. Neither team gained more than a two-goal lead, and Benny Smieja's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker. Ryan Mezera had a great game for the North Stars, netting two goals. Mezera's tallies came on the power play at 6:07 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Breezy Point and 19:29 into the third to make the score 4-2 Breezy Point. Nolan Magsamen also scored for Breezy Point. More assists for Breezy Point came via Linder Kenyon, Brooke Evans, Ryan Herbert, and Tyler Larwood, who each chipped in one. Chicago was helped by Ryan Maksimovic, who finished with one goal. Maksimovic scored 19:39 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Toms Taurins provided the assist. Chicago also got a goal from Scott Coash Jr as well. In addition, Chicago received assists from Michael Howard, Henry Hearon, and Mike Holmes, who contributed one each. The North Stars' Matt Milendorf stopped 25 shots out of the 27 that he faced.
 
Pittsburgh 4 @ Toledo 1 - A stellar performance between the pipes by Jacob Stack helped the Pittsburgh Vengeance defeat the Toledo Cherokee, 4-1. Pittsburgh was led by Adem Arifi, who racked up one goal. Arifi scored on the power play 15:16 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Pittsburgh. A boarding penalty on Ted Austin had put the Vengeance on the power play. Nils Markgren assisted on the tally. Pittsburgh additionally got points from Markgren, who also had one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Pittsburgh included Bryan Hovanec and Brennan Osen, who scored one goal each. More assists for Pittsburgh came via Cody Black, who had two and Brooks Antill, Eli Lynn, and Michael Straub, who contributed one each. Toledo was led by Tristin Snyder, who scored the team's only goal. Snyder scored 9:40 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Pittsburgh. Dominic Pisanti provided the assist. Jacob Stack made 26 saves for Pittsburgh on 27 shots.
 
Topeka 1 @ Nashville 4 - The Nashville Jr. Predators were firing on all cylinders against the Topeka Capitals, and when the final buzzer sounded Jr. Predators emerged with a 4-1 win. Nashville was sparked by Spencer Marchand, who finished with one goal and one assist. Marchand scored 17:00 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Nashville. Noah Keener picked up the assist. Nashville also got points from Topi Samuli Aheristo, who also registered one goal and one assist, Trent Kulczyk, who also racked up one goal and one assist, and Colton Anderson, who also had one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Nashville were Alex Durand, who had one and Jon Severson, who had two. The Capitals were led by Kyle Rimbach, who scored the team's only goal. Rimbach scored 16:49 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Justin Ball rejected 19 shots on goal for Nashville.

Peoria 7 @ Minnesota 2 - The Peoria Mustangs were firing on all cylinders against the Minnesota Flying Aces, and when the final buzzer sounded Mustangs emerged with a 7-2 win. Mitchell McPherson had one goal and two assists to lead Peoria. McPherson scored 57 seconds into the second period to make the score 3-0 Peoria. Nathan Marlow picked up the assist. Peoria additionally got points from Thomas Kolaz, who also registered one goal and one assist. Levi Armstrong also scored for Peoria. More assists for Peoria came via Kai Barber and Clayton Layne, who each chipped in one and Nathan Scofield, Jason Hoehn, and Andrej Buchko, who contributed two each. The Flying Aces stifled the Mustangs' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Minnesota forced Peoria goalie Marc Hayton to work between the pipes, taking 33 shots. The Flying Aces were helped by Blake Neumann, who grabbed one goal. Neumann scored 15:54 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Peoria. Bradee Thompson assisted on the tally. Minnesota also got a goal from Isak Larson as well. Other players who recorded assists for Minnesota were Tyler Gallagher, Ty Ennis, and Ryan Conybear, who each chipped in one. The Mustangs' Hayton stopped 31 shots out of the 33 that he faced.
 
Texas 8 @ Sugar Land 2 - The Sugar Land Imperials had trouble finding ways to stop the Texas Jr. Brahmas, which beat Imperials, 8-2. Sam Gagnon had two goals and one assist to lead Texas. Gagnon scored the first of his two goals at 11:03 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Texas. Kurt Thiele picked up the assist. Gagnon's next tally made the score 4-1 Texas with 17:39 left in the second period. Mykyta Sheptytsky assisted on the tally. Texas also got points from Brock Brown, who also racked up two goals and one assist, Sheptytsky, who also finished with one goal and two assists, Thiele, who also tallied one goal and two assists, and Ryan Dunner, who also registered one goal and two assists. Austin Davis also scored for Texas. In addition, Texas received assists from Zach McPherson, who had one and Devin Pierce and Nick Ford, who each chipped in three. The Imperials were helped by Ryan James, who had one goal and one assist. James scored 18:57 into the first period to make the score 3-1 Texas. Matthew Jung picked up the assist. Sugar Land additionally got points from Jung, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. More assists for Sugar Land came via Matthew Winkle, who had two. Joe Hacker made 18 saves for the Jr. Brahmas on 20 shots.
 
Cleveland 5 @ Cincinnati 3 - The Cincinnati Swords tried to dig themselves out of a three-goal hole, but the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks held on for a 5-3 victory. A goal by Zack Mlady put Cleveland up 5-2 in the third period, but Cincinnati pulled to within two on Blake Hinds's tally 15:19 into the third period. Patrick Briggs was all over the ice for the Jr. Lumberjacks, as he tallied one goal and two assists in the win. Briggs scored on the power play 5:07 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Cleveland had gotten the advantage when the Swords' Jeff Balow was sent off for slashing. Tyler Houmard assisted on the tally. Cleveland also had goals scored by Aaron Schmitt and John Barlow, who scored one goal each. More assists for Cleveland came via Mitch Renstrom, who had two and Avery Huibregtse, Tyler Dalton, and Trey Rossbach, who contributed one each. Cincinnati was led by Oliver Ahlberg, who finished with two goals and one assist. Ahlberg scored the first of his two goals at 3:43 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Cincinnati. Hunter Schneider picked up the assist. Ahlberg's next tally made the score 2-1 Cincinnati with 6:27 left in the first period. Schneider provided the assist. Cincinnati also got points from Hinds, who also had one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Cincinnati were Brenden Williams and Sid Quincy, who each chipped in one. Alec Rounds made 17 saves for the Jr. Lumberjacks on 20 shots.
 
Point Mallard 7 @ Dallas 0 - The Dallas Jr. Stars had trouble finding ways to stop the Point Mallard Ducks, which beat Jr. Stars, 7-0. Point Mallard was led by Jake Cox, who racked up one goal. Cox scored on the power play 3:14 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Point Mallard. The Ducks had gotten the advantage when Dallas' Trent Wolter was sent off for interference. Justin Delisle assisted on the tally. Point Mallard additionally got points from Brad Reitter, who also registered one goal and two assists and Justin Dunn, who also had one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Point Mallard included Chris Corgan, who had two and Jake Champaign and Justin Provencher, who each put in one. In addition, Point Mallard received assists from Davis Hudson, who had two, Noah Gilreath, who had four, and Josh Hamilton, Jaleel Rosemond, Matt Darnell, and Justin Clark, who each chipped in one. Point Mallard's Roman Bengert stopped 23 shots out of the 23 that he faced.
 
Alexandria 3 @ Granite City 2 (SO) - Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Alexandria Blizzard defeated the Granite City Lumberjacks in a shootout 3-2 (3-1 SO).
The shootout featured eight attempts between both teams. Granite City got a shootout goal from Michael Orke. Alexandria also got shootout goals from AJ Gullickson and Tyler Berginski. The Blizzard overcame a one-goal deficit to capture the victory. Alexandria trailed 2-1 after a short handed goal by the Lumberjacks' David Kenney at 18:32 in the second period. The Blizzard tied things up at 2-2 on a goal by Tom Monteiro at 13:20 in the third period. The Blizzard were helped by Tony Arias, who tallied one goal. Arias scored 8:38 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Will Schwartz picked up the assist. More assists for Alexandria came via Luke Pavelich and Nate Mettenburg, who contributed one each. Granite City was helped by David Horsmann, who registered one goal. Horsmann scored 4:40 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Granite City. Dallas Marvin assisted on the tally. Bisek recorded 33 saves for the Blizzard.
 
Twin City 2 @ North Iowa 5 - Panvica's tallies came at 13:06 into the second period to make the score 3-1 North Iowa and on the power play 5:09 into the third to make the score 5-1 North Iowa. North Iowa additionally got points from Trey Gardner, who also registered one goal and one assist and Jake Johnson, who also had one goal and one assist. Tommy Heinzman also scored for North Iowa. More assists for North Iowa came via Conor Durgan, who had one and Brett Gravelle and Joe Burgmeier, who contributed three each. The Steel were led by Mathias Ahman, who tallied one goal. Ahman scored on the power play 18:38 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Twin City had gained a power play chance when Connor Bump was whistled for roughing. Tom Reilly provided the assist. Twin City also got a goal from Jake McGlocklin as well. In addition, Twin City received assists from Kyle Wagner and Joe Costello, who each chipped in one. Chris Amsden recorded 26 saves for the Bulls.
 
Billings 3 @ Gillette 6 - Alex King had two goals to lead the Gillette Wild to a 6-3 victory over the Billings Bulls. King's tallies came at 16:14 into the second period to make the score 2-2 and 4:11 into the third to make the score 4-2 Gillette. Gillette also got points from Mitchell Huffman, who also had one goal and one assist. Dalton McCann also scored for Gillette. Other players who recorded assists for Gillette were Cade Boreing, who had two, Kyle Reilly, who had three, and Bryce Mitzel, Ryan Bochert, and Darren Banks, who contributed one each. The Bulls forced Gillette goalie Sean Kelley to work between the pipes, taking 33 shots. Billings was led by Tristan Henrichs, who grabbed two goals. Henrichs scored the first of his two goals at 15:33 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Billings. Sawyer Scanlan picked up the assist. Henrichs' next tally made the score 4-3 Gillette with 5:49 left in the third period. Cameron Birklid assisted on the tally. Billings also got a goal from Josh Pena as well. In addition, Billings received assists from Nick Rizzo, who had two. Kelley recorded 30 saves for the Wild.
 
Great Falls 1 @ Helena 3 - Johnny Bonta tallied one point to lead the Helena Bighorns to a 3-1 victory over the Great Falls Americans. Helena also had goals scored by Nick Trefry and Cody Vanthournout, who scored one goal each. In addition, Helena received assists from Daniel Liberko, Kendall Bolen-Porter, Kyler Chartier, Brandt Miller, Jarrett Scheibel, and Liam McDonough, who contributed one each. The Americans were led by Dylan Garton, who scored the team's only goal. Garton scored on the power play 6:14 into the second period to make the score 1-1. A checking from behind penalty on Gavin Lubin had put Great Falls on the power play. Cody Page picked up the assist. Grant Martens rejected 22 shots on goal for Helena.
 
Yellowstone 1 @ Bozeman 4 - The Yellowstone Quake had trouble finding ways to stop the Bozeman Icedogs, which beat Quake, 4-1. Gunnar Mogck had two goals and one assist to lead Bozeman. Mogck scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 14:29 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Bozeman. The Icedogs earned a power play opportunity when Nick Ligocki was put in the box for hooking. Devin Panzeca picked up the assist. Mogck's next tally on the power play made the score 3-0 Bozeman with 12:42 left in the third period. Bozeman had taken the advantage when Yellowstone's Taylor Garner got sent off for head contact. Ryan Erickson provided the assist. Bozeman additionally got points from Panzeca, who also grabbed two goals and two assists. The Quake were led by Will Landsverk, who scored the team's only goal. Landsverk scored short handed 8:06 into the third period to make the score 3-1 Bozeman. Mike McCullen picked up the assist. Bozeman's Denijs Romanovskis stopped 21 shots out of the 22 that he faced.
 
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