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NA3HL Showcase Day 1 recap

December 18, 2015

Thursday Box Scores

Cincinnati 5 vs. Chicago 3 - Chicago tried its best to erase a three-goal deficit, but Cincinnati would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 5-3. A goal by Marc Anderson put Cincinnati up 5-2 in the third period, but Chicago pulled to within two on Connor Senn's tally 18:41 into the third period. Cincinnati was led by Brenden Williams, who racked up one goal. Williams scored 7:56 into the third period to make the score 4-2 Cincinnati. Jacob Friedman picked up the assist. Cincinnati kept Chicago's goalie busy throughout the game, and Alec Paloumpis made 28 saves on 33 shots. Cincinnati additionally got points from Anderson, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Cincinnati also had goals scored by Albert Janele, Trevor Veneklase, and Cobin Sanborn, who each put in one. In addition, Cincinnati received assists from Taylor Hamilton, Justin Bioni, and James Frantz, who each chipped in one. Chicago was helped by Matt Greco, who finished with one goal and one assist. Greco scored on the power play 9:10 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Cincinnati. David Rutkowski provided the assist. Chicago also got points from Rutkowski, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. More assists for Chicago came via Oliver Breton, Vaughn Clouston, and Bryce Freel, who contributed one each. Cincinnati's Brian Tempel stopped 24 shots out of the 27 that he faced.

La Crosse 4 vs. Evansville 2 - Evansville tried its best to erase a three-goal deficit, but La Crosse would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 4-2. La Crosse made the score 4-1 on a goal by Daylon De Souza at 9:55 in the third period, and Evansville got as close as 4-2 when Brandon Bornkamp scored 14:40 into the third period. La Crosse also got a goal from Matt Wolter as well. More assists for La Crosse came via Hunter Breza, who had two and Jared Bromberg, Daniel Toycen, Ben Henderson, and Jerame Schuetzle, who each chipped in one. Evansville additionally got points from Michael Kelley, who also had one goal and one assist. In addition, Evansville received assists from Nate Thormann, who had one. Will Graves rejected 20 shots on goal for La Crosse. Adam Conkling recorded 21 saves for Evansville.

Peoria 4 vs. NA3EHL West 3 (SO) – A valiant comeback by the NA3EHL West team fell short against the Mustangs, who triumphed in a shootout in a close game. After a scoreless 1st period, the Mustangs opened up a 3-0 lead with 2nd period goals from Jiri Trubacik and Levi Armstrong and a 3rd period goal from Aaron Siegrist. The NA3EHL West team stormed back with three goals in an eight minute span, which included tallies from Anthony DePetres (Roc City), Jared Karas (Jersey Shore) and Ryan Flanagan (Wilkes-Barre). In the shootout, Peoria’s Andrej Buchko was the only man to score for either team to earn the Mustangs the win. Nic Piech made 25 saves in the win, while Stephen Mundinger (New York) made 18 saves in the loss.

Rochester 4 vs. St. Louis 3 - St. Louis tried to dig itself out of a two-goal hole, but Rochester held on for a 4-3 victory. Rochester made the score 4-2 on a goal by Colby DeCarlo at 5:06 in the third period, and St. Louis got as close as 4-3 when Sam Maddox scored 10:20 into the third period. Others who scored for Rochester included Hunter Heightland, Dan Trageser, and Nick Paulson, who scored one goal each. In addition, Rochester received assists from Dylan Boysen, Griffen Buck, Ben Koester, and Ian Smyth, who each chipped in one and Trey McMillen and Justin Sweet, who contributed two each. St. Louis was helped by Frankie Cardinale, who racked up one goal. Cardinale scored on the power play 15:24 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Rochester. Hayden Smer assisted on the tally. Brian Schumacher also scored for St. Louis. More assists for St. Louis came via Daniel Dunaway, who had two and Tomas Loeffelman, Eduard Rumyantsev, and Alex Klaesner, who each chipped in one. Zach Mains recorded 31 saves for Rochester.

Wisconsin 10 vs. NA3EHL East 1 – Ben Ratner had a five-point game, including a hat-trick to lead the Whalers to a convincing 10-1 over the NA3EHL East Top Prospects team. The game was close through one period with the Whalers holding down a 1-0 lead with a goal from Ratner. However, the Whalers opened the game up in the 2nd period with six goals including another from Ratner, two from Ben Henderson and others from Russel Barone, Austin Lewis and Matthew Carr.  The NA3EHL East got their lone goal of the game in the period from Ryan Gauvin, who plays for the New England Stars. The Whalers added three more goals in the 3rd period including Ratner’s third and others from Connor Busch and Nathan Viberg. Max McConnell made 31 saves in the win.

North Iowa 5 vs. Nashville 2 - Quinn Fuchs had one point to lead North Iowa to a 5-2 victory over Nashville. North Iowa also had goals scored by Brett Gravelle, who had two and Ryan Durant, Marshall Barnes, and Riley Meyer, who each put in one. More assists for North Iowa came via Jeff Solow, who had two and Alec Nichols, Jack Stang, and David Min, who contributed one each. Nashville kept North Iowa's goalie busy throughout the game, and Tommi Ahlgren made 29 saves on 31 shots.  Nashville was helped by Riley Holden, who finished with one goal. Holden scored 3:09 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Nashville. Max Dorfman assisted on the tally. Nashville additionally got points from Dorfman, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. In addition, Nashville received assists from Trent Kulczyk, Nicholas Redmon, and Shane Dunsmore, who each chipped in one.

Metro 7 vs. Alexandria 6 - Metro survived a determined comeback attempt by Alexandria on the way to a 7-6 win. A goal by Mathias Tellstrom put Metro up 7-4 in the second period, but Alexandria pulled to within one on Connor Nilson's tally 18:30 into the third period. With three goals and three assists between them, Tellstrom and Kevin Shand teamed up to power Metro's offense. Tellstrom tallied two goals and one assist and Shand also notched one goal and two assists. Metro additionally got points from Pearce Vance, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, Chas Distelrath, who also registered one goal and two assists, and Shand, who also finished with one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Metro included Devin Kelly and Matt Dempsey, who scored one goal each. In addition, Metro received assists from Jason Recchia, who had two and Stefan Boskovic, Michael Tratar, Jacob Drinkard, Dylan Naumovski, Chase Sereno, and Graham Day, who each chipped in one. Alexandria was helped by Tony Arias, who registered two goals and one assist. Arias scored the first of his two goals at 10:37 into the first period to make the score 2-2. Logan Norman assisted on the tally. Arias' next tally made the score 6-4 Metro with 10:36 left in the second period. Nilson picked up the assist. Alexandria also got points from Nilson, who also grabbed one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Alexandria also had goals scored by Logan Nelson, Caleb Anderson, and AJ Gullickson, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Alexandria were Mason Hautala, who had one and Trent Olson and Aaron Ryback, who each chipped in two.

Breezy Point 2 vs. Pittsburgh 1 - Nick Blanchette registered one point to lead Breezy Point to a 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh. Breezy Point forced Pittsburgh goalie Jacob Stack to work between the pipes, taking 32 shots. Breezy Point additionally got points from Jake Tomkowiak, who also racked up one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. In addition, Breezy Point received assists from Alec Hooper, who had one and Christian Lenzmeier, who had two. Pittsburgh was led by Ryker Barber, who scored the team's only goal. Barber scored 15:58 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Auston Palumbo picked up the assist. Breezy Point's Wes Paupore stopped 17 shots out of the 18 that he faced.

Wooster 5 vs. Minnesota 3 - The game between Wooster and Minnesota was tight through all 60 minutes, but in the end Wooster emerged with a 5-3 win. No lead was more than two goals during the contest, and the winning goal was scored by Nick Mooney at 7:00 of the third period. Mooney had two goals to lead Wooster to victory. Wooster additionally got points from Mike Zenone, who also had one goal and two assists and Tyler Houmard, who also finished with one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Wooster also got a goal from Tyler Groth as well. In addition, Wooster received assists from Will Schober and Rubin Chavarria, who contributed one each. Minnesota was helped by Tyler Leverty, who registered one goal. Leverty scored 2:20 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Minnesota. Kyle Wendorf assisted on the tally. Others who scored for Minnesota included Lucas Mickelson and Luke Erickson, who scored one goal each. More assists for Minnesota came via Jacob Cox, Jacob Aberwald, and Alec Skar, who each chipped in one. Isiah Dilley made 25 saves for Minnesota on 29 shots.

Granite City 2 vs. Toledo 0 - Tommy Giller racked up one point to lead Granite City to a 2-0 victory over Toledo. Tanner Skaja also scored for Granite City. More assists for Granite City came via Nick Stockert and Andrej Jamnicky, who each chipped in one. Granite City's Mac Berglove stopped 13 shots out of the 13 that he faced. Cody Gibson made 36 saves for Toledo on 37 shots.

Atlanta 2 vs. Bozeman 1 (OT) - Artus Laukaitis gave Atlanta a 2-1 (OT) victory over Bozeman when he scored 2:20 into the extra period. Atlanta was sparked by Laukaitis, who registered one goal and one assist. Atlanta forced Bozeman goalie Stephen Frank to work between the pipes, taking 41 shots. Atlanta also got a goal from Andrew Cooley as well. Bozeman was led by Kegan Couture, who scored the team's only goal. Couture scored 11:12 into the third period to make the score 1-0 Bozeman. Dylan Michaud assisted on the tally. Atlanta's Alekandr Zendejas stopped 24 Stephen Frank made 39 saves for Bozeman on 41 shots.

Yellowstone 3 vs. Southern Tier 1 - Southern Tier failed to take advantage of its power play opportunities and Yellowstone shook off a number of penalties to win, 3-1. Yellowstone was led by Matt Runyon, who had one goal and one assist. Runyon scored on the power play 3:39 into the third period to make the score 2-0 Yellowstone. Max Doner picked up the assist. Yellowstone additionally got points from Doner, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Curtis Greenbush also scored for Yellowstone. More assists for Yellowstone came via Hunter Ruschmeyer, Tony Dahlberg, Reed Kelly, and Manuel Manero, who each chipped in one. Southern Tier was led by Kyler Chartier, who scored the team's only goal. Chartier scored on the power play 15:56 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Yellowstone. Luke Grossman provided the assist. Lance Knudson made 17 saves for Yellowstone on 18 shots. Southern Tier's Ryan Forman stopped 36 shots out of the 38 that he faced.

West Michigan 6 vs. Twin City 3 - Brendon Block had two goals and two assists to lead West Michigan to a 6-3 victory over Twin City. Block scored at 1:23 into the second period to make the score 2-0 West Michigan and again while on the power play 13:42 into the second to make the score 4-1 West Michigan. West Michigan also got points from Dakota Ulmer, who also had one goal and two assists. West Michigan also had goals scored by Connor Henderson, Chase Whallon, and Corey Siwula, who each put in one. In addition, West Michigan received assists from Curtis Carlson, who had two. Twin City was led by Bennett Witta, who finished with one goal. Witta scored 2:34 into the second period to make the score 2-1 West Michigan. Paul Stehr picked up the assist. Others who scored for Twin City included Max Meyer and Yannick Zehnder, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Twin City were Zak Lambrecht, Brenden Russ, Nicholas Campbell, and Tyler Hoff, who each chipped in one. Joe Licata rejected 28 shots on goal for West Michigan.

Billings 5 vs. Louisiana 2 - Chris Nicolai grabbed two points to lead Billings to a 5-2 victory over Louisiana. Billings also got points from Connor Melton, who also registered one goal and one assist and Tristan Henrichs, who also had one goal and one assist. Billings also had goals scored by Roy Aharonovich and Dillon Steh, who each put in one. In addition, Billings received assists from Jacob Yoho, Keith Gustin, Edward Hoppmann, Connor Dahl, and Cameron Birklid, who contributed one each. Louisiana was helped by Joshua Jorajuria, who racked up one goal. Jorajuria scored 1:13 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Louisiana. Jacob Istre picked up the assist. Louisiana also got a goal from Ian Hale as well. Other players who recorded assists for Louisiana were Jeremy Brown and Eric Eaton, who each chipped in one. Brandon Brown rejected 12 shots on goal for Billings. Sean Angle made 40 saves for Louisiana on 45 shots.

Great Falls 7 vs. Euless 0 – Great Falls, which found itself down a man often, weathered Euless' power play opportunities and emerged with a 7-0 victory. Great Falls was led by Wade Wylie, who grabbed one goal and one assist. Wylie scored 15:25 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Great Falls. Tegan Harrington picked up the assist. Great Falls also got points from Josh Larson, who also racked up two goals and one assist to lead the team in points, Mitchell Ramstad, who also registered one goal and one assist, and Ricards Bernhards, who also had one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Great Falls included Blake Miller and Adam Apangalook, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Great Falls were Tanner Congdon, who had two and Arseny Ivanov, Miles Giorgione, Malachi Bushey, Tyler Garcia, Connor Barta, and Brendan Jester, who each chipped in one. Great Falls' starting goalie, Lauren Massie, made four saves and finished with the win before he was taken out in favor of Jake Stephan, who stopped nine shots. Thomas Bailey recorded 43 saves for Euless.

Sugar Land 9 vs. Glacier 1 – Sugar Land had a six-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 9-1 win over Glacier. Sugar Land got the win with help from a great game by Frank Muscarella, who had two goals and one assist. Muscarella scored the first of his two goals at 13:05 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Sugar Land. RC Randall assisted on the tally. Muscarella's next tally made the score 4-0 Sugar Land with 1:44 left in the first period. Randall picked up the assist. Sugar Land also got points from Michael Crowley, who also registered one goal and one assist and Alex Norwinski, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Sugar Land included Jonathan Adnell, who had two and Zac McKenna, Keegan Chesnick, and Trenton Joiner, who scored one goal each. More assists for Sugar Land came via Griffin Eatchel, Travis Witt, Trevor Wolf, Matt Cozzan, and Gian Sgroi, who each chipped in one and Matt DeNure and Kevin Mackey, who contributed two each. Sugar Land's Mackey stopped 17 shots out of the 18 that he faced.

Gillette 3 vs. Point Mallard 2 – Point Mallard tried to dig itself out of a two-goal hole, but Gillette held on for a 3-2 victory. A goal by Colt Johnson put Gillette up 3-1 in the third period, but Point Mallard pulled to within one on Cody Thomas's tally 15:20 into the third period. Gillette was paced by Johnson, who finished with one goal. Johnson scored 4:16 into the third period to make the score 3-1 Gillette. Tyler Reble assisted on the tally. Others who scored for Gillette included Kyle Traux and Adam Maxfield, who scored one goal each. In addition, Gillette received assists from Alex King, who had two and Gennadi Zabeline and Cade Boreing, who contributed one each. Point Mallard kept Gillette's goalie busy throughout the game, and Alex Feese made 33 saves on 35 shots. Point Mallard was helped by Justin Dunn, who registered one goal. Dunn scored 14:17 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Point Mallard. Thomas picked up the assist. Point Mallard also got points from Thomas, who also tallied one goal and one assist. More assists for Point Mallard came via Joe Bresingham, who had one. Cooper Seedott recorded 18 saves for Point Mallard.

Texas 3 vs. Helena 2 – Helena tried its best to erase a three-goal deficit, but Texas would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 3-2. Texas made the score 3-0 on a goal by Brock Brown at 8:09 in the third period, and Helena got as close as 3-2 when Jay Forbes scored 18:44 into the third period. Brown had a great game for Texas, netting two goals. Ryan Dunner also scored for Texas. More assists for Texas came via Jacob Elrod, Victor Ekk, Niklas McCallum, and Kyle Galloway, who each chipped in one. Helena was helped by Cody Vanthournout, who racked up one goal. Vanthournout scored 13:11 into the third period to make the score 3-1 Texas. Brandon Mills assisted on the tally. In addition, Helena received assists from Ryan Daugherty, Gavin Lubin, and Blake Babineau, who contributed one each. Texas' Tyler Myers stopped 32 shots out of the 34 that he faced. Adam Ranck made 24 saves for Helena on 27 shots.

 
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