Mustangs pick up important sweep on Sunday
Evansville 2 @ Peoria 5 - Jiri Trubacik had one point to lead Peoria to a 5-2 victory over Cincinnati. Peoria also got points from Andrej Buchko, who also finished with two goals and two assists to lead the team in points and Thomas Kolaz, who also registered one goal and two assists. Matt McPherson also scored for Peoria. Other players who recorded assists for Peoria were Jack Power Wayvon, Jason Hoehn, and Braden Stewart, who contributed one each. Cincinnati was helped by Jacob Friedman, who grabbed one goal. Friedman scored on the power play 5:27 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Cincinnati earned a power play opportunity when Aaron Siegrist was put in the box for roughing. Kyle Kinnaman assisted on the tally. Cincinnati additionally got points from Albert Janele, who also had one goal and one assist. In addition, Cincinnati received assists from Brian Tempel, who had one. Peoria's Ross Lipic stopped 14 shots out of the 16 that he faced.
Southern Tier 3 @ West Michigan 5 - West Michigan gutted out a close 5-3 win against Southern Tier. West Michigan gained the winning advantage on a goal by Dakota Ulmer 16:28 into the third period and hung on until final buzzer. Ulmer had two goals and one assist to lead West Michigan. Ulmer scored the first of his two goals at 11:21 into the second period to make the score 3-2 West Michigan. Christian Amend assisted on the tally. Ulmer's next tally made the score 4-3 West Michigan with 3:32 left in the third period. TJ Krajewski provided the assist. West Michigan additionally got points from Krajewski, who also had one goal and one assist. Others who scored for West Michigan included Mitch Kalleward and Korey Muzzy, who scored one goal each. In addition, West Michigan received assists from John Hayward and Gavin Cline, who each chipped in one and Grant Denton and Devin Farkas, who contributed two each. Southern Tier forced West Michigan goalie Joe Licata to work between the pipes, taking 32 shots. Southern Tier was helped by Luke Grossman, who registered one goal. Grossman scored 6:09 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Philip Grippi assisted on the tally. Southern Tier also had goals scored by Justin Andriaccio and Hunter Kepple, who each put in one. More assists for Southern Tier came via Brian Grant and Ingus Matins, who each chipped in one.
Wisconsin 2 @ La Crosse 1 - Max McConnell stood on his head and made 30 saves to lead Wisconsin to a 2-1 victory over La Crosse. Wisconsin was led by Peter Henderson, who grabbed one goal and one assist. Henderson scored 4:02 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Wisconsin. Ben Ratner assisted on the tally. Wisconsin forced La Crosse goalie Will Graves to work between the pipes, taking 38 shots. Thomas Hanson also scored for Wisconsin. In addition, Wisconsin received assists from Connor Busch, who had one. La Crosse was led by Mick Nisbet, who scored the team's only goal. Nisbet scored 6:54 into the second period to make the score 1-0 La Crosse. Cameron Pries picked up the assist. Will Graves made 36 saves for La Crosse on 38 shots.
St. Louis 12 @ Chicago 0 - St. Louis jumped out to a five-point advantage by the end of the first period and beat Chicago, 12-0. Alex Werdmuller was all over the ice for St. Louis, as he tallied two goals and three assists in the win. Werdmuller scored the first of his two goals at 6:21 into the first period to make the score 1-0 St. Louis. Frankie Cardinale picked up the assist. Werdmuller's next tally made the score 8-0 St. Louis with 8:36 left in the second period. Brian Schumacher assisted on the tally. St. Louis also got points from Schumacher, who also tallied one goal and two assists, Tomas Loeffelman, who also registered one goal and one assist, Jake Hanebrink, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Sam Maddox, who also had one goal and two assists, and Alex Klaesner, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Others who scored for St. Louis included Eduard Rumyantsev, who had two and Dominic Caito, Alex Calvert, and Frankie Melton, who each put in one. More assists for St. Louis came via Joe Nolan, who had two and Daniel Dunaway, Sean Griffin, Teddy Cardinale, and Austin Dempski, who each chipped in one.
Toledo 2 @ Pittsburgh 3 (SO) - Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as Pittsburgh defeated Toledo in a shootout 3-2 (2-1 SO). The shootout lasted for five attempts between the teams. Toledo's shootout goal was scored by Austin Turner. Pittsburgh's other shootout goal was scored by Camron Smith. Pittsburgh came back from a one-goal deficit to capture the victory. Pittsburgh was down 2-1 after a power play goal by Toledo's Josh Somers at 10:17 in the third period. Pittsburgh knotted things up at 2-2 on a goal by Nicholas Lyon at 16:08 in the third period. Pittsburgh was led by James Unger, who had one goal. Unger scored on the power play 1:04 into the third period to make the score 1-1. Connor Ackerman picked up the assist. Pittsburgh also got points from Lyon, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Other players who recorded assists for Pittsburgh were Anthony Szurlej and Kenny White, who each chipped in one. In addition, Toledo received assists from Dan Hudy, Isaiah Crawford, and Nick Papandrea, who contributed one each. Pittsburgh's Marcus Gloss stopped 46 shots out of the 48 that he faced. Cody Gibson made 41 saves for Toledo on 43 shots.