Texas completes three-game sweep on Sunday
February 22, 2015
Point Mallard 6 @ Dallas 3 - Behind a great game by Killian Gray, who had one goal and two assists, the Point Mallard Ducks defeated the Dallas Jr. Stars, 6-3. Gray scored 11:05 into the second period to make the score 4-0 Point Mallard. Justin Dunn provided the assist. Gray dished an assist on Brad Reitter's goal that made the score 3-0 Point Mallard at 18:56 into the first period. He added another helper on Dunn's goal that made the score 6-2 Point Mallard at 11:05 into the third period. Point Mallard also got points from Reitter, who also had one goal and two assists and Dunn, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Point Mallard also got a goal from Jake Champaign as well. In addition, Point Mallard received assists from Jake Cox, Davis VanGemerden, and Justin Delisle, who contributed one each and Josh Hamilton and Davis Hudson, who each chipped in two. The Jr. Stars were helped by Kayne Fedor, who registered one goal and one assist. Fedor scored 6:06 into the third period to make the score 5-1 Point Mallard. Aaron Torres assisted on the tally. Dallas additionally got points from Tyler Valentin, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Trent Wolter also scored for Dallas. Other players who recorded assists for Dallas were Blake McIntyre, who had one. The Ducks' Roman Bengert stopped 30 shots out of the 33 that he faced.
Cleveland 3 @ Cincinnati 4 (OT) - The Cincinnati Swords pulled out a 4-3 (OT) overtime victory over the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks on a clutch goal by Brenden Williams. Cincinnati came back from a three-goal deficit to capture the victory. The Swords was down 3-0 after a goal by Cleveland's Branden Walsh at 1:46 in the second period. Cincinnati knotted things up at 3-3 on a goal by Alex Olson at 9:49 in the third period. Olson and Williams provided the spark for the Swords, combining for three goals and two assists. Olson finished with two goals and Williams also added one goal and two assists. Cincinnati additionally got points from Williams, who also grabbed one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Hunter Schneider also scored for Cincinnati. Other players who recorded assists for Cincinnati were Gennadi Zabeline, who had two and Oliver Ahlberg, Tyler Klutch, and Blake Hinds, who each chipped in one. Cleveland was led by Vince Nero, who registered two goals. Nero scored the first of his two goals at 2:52 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Cleveland. Nathaniel Schwartz provided the assist. Nero's next tally made the score 2-0 Cleveland with 5:11 left in the first period. Zach Thibault assisted on the tally. More assists for Cleveland came via Adam Schaffer, AJ Bogdan, Tyler Dalton, and John Barlow, who contributed one each. Brandon Kruger made 25 saves for the Swords on 28 shots.
Breezy Point 1 @ Chicago 2 - The Breezy Point North Stars tried to dig themselves out of a two-goal hole, but the Chicago Junior Bulldogs held on for a 2-1 victory. Chicago made the score 2-0 on a goal by Ryan Maksimovic at 9:03 in the third period, and Breezy Point got as close as 2-1 when Brooke Evans scored 16:58 into the third period. The North Stars were stymied by the Junior Bulldogs' netminder Troy Pierce, who stopped 47 shots during the victory. The solid play of Pierce will be reflected in his goals against average, which pre-game was 3.73. Chicago additionally got points from Toms Taurins, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. More assists for Chicago came via Tyler Seltenriech, Michael Howard, and Matthew Adams, who contributed one each. In addition, Breezy Point received assists from Jack Anderholm and Ryan Herbert, who each chipped in one.
Topeka 4 @ Nashville 5 - The Topeka Capitals could not stop the Nashville Jr. Predators' Nick Mammel, who tallied a hat trick in a 5-4 win. Mammel notched his first tally 17:18 into the second period. He then added goals at 10:53 into the third and at 15:36 into the third. Nashville forced Topeka goalie Brett Malkmus to work between the pipes, taking 31 shots. The Jr. Predators' penalty kill was ineffective, and let in two goals to the Capitals' power play unit. Nashville's normally stingy defense allowed more goals than usual. The Jr. Predators give up 1.7 goal per game. Others who scored for Nashville included Ben Falk and Jon Severson, who each put in one. In addition, Nashville received assists from Nicholas Redmon, who had two, Spencer Marchand, who had three, and Nickolas Tandeski, Topi Samuli Aheristo, and Zach Greenwood, who each chipped in one. The Capitals were helped by Tre Kautzman, who tallied two goals. Kautzman scored the first of his two goals at 19:33 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Trey Opack provided the assist. Kautzman's next tally made the score 3-3 with 8:23 left in the third period. Topeka earned a power play opportunity when Keegan Haines was put in the box for slashing. Alex Sauer picked up the assist. Topeka additionally got points from Hank Roers, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Topeka also got a goal from Mike Pedersen as well. More assists for Topeka came via Andrew Cooley, Kyle Rimbach, Alex Johanson, and Richard Yusa, who contributed one each.
La Crosse 5 @ St. Louis 0 - Behind a great game by Taylor Trapp, who had two goals and two assists, the La Crosse Freeze defeated the St. Louis Jr. Blues, 5-0. Trapp found the back of the net 1:14 into the first period to make the score 1-0 La Crosse and again while on the power play 10:58 into the second to make the score 5-0 La Crosse. La Crosse also got points from Daniel Toycen, who also finished with one goal and two assists. La Crosse also had goals scored by Jake Lipski and Chong Hyun Lee, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for La Crosse were Luke Bing, Hunter Dragosh, and Hunter Smith, who each chipped in one. Andrew Wagner rejected 20 shots on goal for La Crosse.
Texas 8 @ Sugar Land 2 - Mykyta Sheptytsky was all over the ice for the Texas Jr. Brahmas, as he tallied one goal and four assists in Texas' 8-2 win over the Sugar Land Imperials. Sheptytsky scored on the power play 7:25 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Texas. The Jr. Brahmas had gained a power play chance when Kenny Garrett was whistled for interference. Nick Nitta provided the assist. Sheptytsky dished an assist on Ryan Dunner's goal that made the score 4-1 Texas at 16:06 into the second period. He then added assists on Kurt Thiele's goal at 14:30 into the third, on Devin Pierce's goal at 15:48 into the third, and on Pierce's goal at 16:53 into the third. Texas additionally got points from Pierce, who also had two goals and one assist and Sam Gagnon, who also tallied two goals and one assist. In addition, Texas received assists from Brock Brown, who had two, Nick Ford, who had three, and Zach McPherson and Dixon Whitehead, who contributed one each. Sugar Land was helped by Aksel Campbell, who grabbed one goal. Campbell scored 16:23 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Texas. Frazer Ellis assisted on the tally. Matthew Winkle also scored for Sugar Land. Other players who recorded assists for Sugar Land were Ryan James and Matthew Jung, who each chipped in one. Tristan Canter made 20 saves for Texas on 22 shots.
Helena 4 @ Glacier 3 (SO) - Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Helena Bighorns defeated Glacier in a shootout 4-3 (1-0 SO). Helena got the win thanks to a great game by Johnny Bonta, who had one goal and two assists. Bonta scored on the power play 16:20 into the third period to make the score 3-3. The Bighorns earned a power play opportunity when Mitch Tulk was put in the box for hooking. Liam McDonough provided the assist. In the losing effort, Glacier was paced by Marvin Simmons, who grabbed two goals. Simmons scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 3:40 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Helena. Glacier had gained a power play chance when Blake Babineau was whistled for interference. Tommy Kaddatz picked up the assist. Simmons' next tally on the power play made the score 3-2 Glacier with 4:35 left in the third period. Kaddatz provided the assist. Helena also had goals scored by Daniel Liberko and Matt Mohar, who each put in one. In addition, Helena received assists from Rory Bock and Gavin Lubin, who each chipped in one. Glacier also got a goal from Tyler Unekis as well. More assists for Glacier came via Tyler McMahon, Brandon Huntington, and Brett LeBeau, who contributed one each. Adam Ranck recorded 37 saves for Helena.
Peoria 3 @ Minnesota 1 - The Peoria Mustangs relied on the scoring touch of Mitchell McPherson, who netted two goals, to beat the Minnesota Flying Aces, 3-1. McPherson's tallies came at 10:08 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Peoria and 18:43 into the third to make the score 3-1 Peoria. Clayton Layne also scored for Peoria. Other players who recorded assists for Peoria were Joe Power Wayvon and Austin Wisely, who each chipped in one and Nick Conner and Thomas Kolaz, who contributed two each. The Flying Aces were led by Jesse Brown, who scored the team's only goal. Brown scored on the power play 2:53 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Peoria. Minnesota had gotten the advantage when the Mustangs' McPherson was sent off for tripping. Jace Cseter picked up the assist. Peoria's Ross Lipic stopped 21 shots out of the 22 that he faced.