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Day 2 full of offense at the NA3HL Showcase

December 19, 2015

The North Iowa Bulls 6-0 shutout of Pittsburgh tied an NA3HL record for consecutive wins at 22.

Friday Box Scores

West Michigan 6 vs. NA3EHL West 3 – Dakota Ulmer and Brendon Block had huge games for the Wolves, as they both had five-point nights in a 6-3 win over the NA3EHL West team, who fell to 0-1-1 at the Showcase. West Michigan jumped out to a 4-0 lead on two goals from Ulmer, one from Block and another from Curtis Carlson. NA3EHL West struck for three out of the next four goals from Ryan Flanagan (Wilkes-Barre), Jared Karas (Jersey Shore) and Derrick Wruble (Wilkes-Barre). Block added another for the Wolves later in the 2nd period and Noah Keener finished off the scoring in the 3rd period. Samuel Woznicki made 34 saves in the win for Wolves and Kyle VanWagner (Syracuse) made 27 saves in the loss for the NA3EHL West.

Metro 8 vs. Rochester 1 - Metro had a six-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to an 8-1 win over Rochester. Metro got the win behind a great game by Jacob Drinkard, who had two goals and two assists. Drinkard scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 3:51 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Metro. Graham Day picked up the assist. Drinkard's next tally on the power play made the score 4-0 Metro with 14:01 left in the second period. Matt Dempsey provided the assist. Metro also got points from Pearce Vance, who also registered one goal and two assists and Chas Distelrath, who also racked up one goal and two assists. Others who scored for Metro included Mathias Tellstrom, Robert Flannery, Chase Sereno, and Kevin Shand, who each put in one. More assists for Metro came via David Chavis, Stefan Boskovic, Michael Tratar, and Devin Kelly, who each chipped in one. Rochester did not challenge the opposing netminder, only getting 14 shots on net to force 13 saves.

North Iowa 6 vs. Pittsburgh 0 – The Bulls clinched a playoff spot as Brett Gravelle lifted North Iowa to a 6-0 victory with a hat trick against Pittsburgh. Gravelle's first goal came 18:34 into the first period. He then added goals at 9:24 into the second and at 10:00 into the second. North Iowa forced Pittsburgh's goalies to work without much rest, ripping 62 shots and forcing 56 saves. Jacob Stack made 26 stops and Adam Provaznik made 30.  North Iowa additionally got points from Austin Jackson, who also had one goal and two assists. North Iowa also had goals scored by Carmen Dalesandro and David Min, who each put in one. In addition, North Iowa received assists from Joe Burgmeier, who had three, Tommy Hall and Quinn Fuchs, who each chipped in one, and Eric Piatt and Connor Bump, who contributed two each. Zack St. John rejected 21 shots on goal for North Iowa.

Wisconsin 5 vs. Wooster 2 - Wisconsin had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 5-2 win over Wooster. Peter Henderson had one goal and two assists to lead Wisconsin. Henderson scored short handed 18:55 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Wisconsin. Wisconsin additionally got points from Nathan Viberg, who also had one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Wisconsin included Clayton Brown, Austin Lewis, and Ben Ratner, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Wisconsin were Connor Busch and Matthew Carr, who each chipped in one. Wooster was helped by Tyler Houmard, who grabbed one goal. Houmard scored 4:56 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Jason Watts picked up the assist. Wooster also got a goal from Rubin Chavarria as well. In addition, Wooster received assists from Zach Bilius, who had one. Roni Sener made 16 saves for Wisconsin on 18 shots. Creighton Furber rejected 31 shots on goal for Wooster.

Toledo 5 vs. La Crosse 3 - La Crosse almost clawed its way back from a three-goal deficit, but Toledo managed to pull out a 5-3 win in the end. Toledo led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when Toledo's Alec Walny scored short handed at 15:21 in the third period to put Toledo up 6-3. Toledo got the win on the strength of a great game by Josh Somers, who had two goals and one assist. Somers scored the first of his two goals at 9:49 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Austin Turner assisted on the tally. Somers' next tally made the score 3-2 La Crosse with 15:42 left in the second period. Turner picked up the assist. Toledo also got points from David Bogart, who also registered one goal and one assist and Tyler Zalecki, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Isaiah Crawford also scored for Toledo. More assists for Toledo came via Nick Papandrea, who had one. La Crosse was helped by Jerame Schuetzle, who finished with one goal. Schuetzle scored 1:10 into the first period to make the score 1-0 La Crosse. Dylan Leiverman assisted on the tally. La Crosse additionally got points from Ben Johnson, who also tallied one goal and one assist and Daniel Toycen, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. In addition, La Crosse received assists from JP Eykyn, Alexander Rickoff, and Jared Bromberg, who each chipped in one.

Chicago 5 vs. Southern Tier 3 – Chicago posted their first win of the season as Vaughn Clouston was all over the ice for Chicago, as he tallied two goals and two assists in Chicago's 5-3 win over Southern Tier. Clouston scored on the power play at 8:59 into the second period to make the score 2-2 and again while 12:51 into the second to make the score 4-3 Chicago. Chicago additionally got points from Timothy Hoffenkamp, who also registered one goal and three assists to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Chicago included Jake Borth and Bryce Freel, who scored one goal each. In addition, Chicago received assists from Kevin Ely, who had two and Oliver Breton, Connor Senn, and Eric Arrigo, who contributed one each. Southern Tier was helped by Devin Laird, who grabbed one goal. Laird scored 1:33 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Joshua Butterworh picked up the assist. Southern Tier also got points from Luke Grossman, who also tallied one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Southern Tier also got a goal from Joshua Malin as well. More assists for Southern Tier came via Joseph Gerace, Ben Gallivan, and Kyler Chartier, who each chipped in one. Chicago's Ryall Purdy stopped 23 shots out of the 26 that he faced.

Peoria 7 vs. Bozeman 2 - Peoria had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 7-2 win over Bozeman. Thomas Kolaz was all over the ice for Peoria, as he tallied one goal and two assists in the win. Kolaz scored 9:20 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Peoria. Andrej Buchko picked up the assist. Peoria additionally got points from Aaron Siegrist, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Buchko, who also had one goal and two assists, and Braden Stewart, who also registered one goal and one assist. Peoria also got a goal from Austin Wisely as well. In addition, Peoria received assists from Dane Federighi, Jason Hoehn, and Mark Candotti, who contributed one each. Bozeman was led by Kegan Couture, who finished with one goal. Couture scored short handed 16:32 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Peoria. Duncan McGarrah also scored for Bozeman. More assists for Bozeman came via Ryan Peterson, who had one. Derek Fitzgerald rejected 20 shots on goal for Peoria.

Nashville 7 vs. Billings 0 - Nashville had a five-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 7-0 win over Billings. Max Dorfman had a great game for Nashville, netting two goals. Dorfman's tallies came at 9:30 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Nashville and 16:55 into the third to make the score 7-0 Nashville. Nashville also got points from Dakota Wilson, who also grabbed one goal and two assists to lead the team in points and Trent Kulczyk, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Nashville included Peter Cabala, Declan ONeal, and Nathan Rieman, who scored one goal each. More assists for Nashville came via Kyle Van Wyk and Dylan Schmidt, who contributed one each and Kristers Petraskevis and Colton Anderson, who each chipped in two. Ricky Gonzalez made 14 saves for Nashville on 14 shots.

St. Louis 6 vs. Helena 4 - St. Louis climbed out of a three-goal hole to beat Helena, 6-4. St. Louis never led in the game until netting the game winner. St. Louis fell behind 4-1 after a goal by Helena's John Greer at 11:24 in the second period. St. Louis knotted things up at 4-4 on a goal by Frankie Melton at 1:07 in the third period. St. Louis scored the game winner short handed at 8:21 in the third period on a goal by Melton. St. Louis was paced on offense by Melton and Sam Maddox, who combined for five points. Melton finished with two goals and one assist and Maddox also added two goals. St. Louis also had goals scored by Tomas Loeffelman and Joe Nolan, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for St. Louis were Daniel Dunaway, who had two and Cameron McAtee and Alex Klaesner, who contributed one each. Helena was led by Blake Babineau, who tallied two goals. Babineau scored the first of his two goals at 16:14 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Helena. Bryan Knesel provided the assist. Babineau's next tally made the score 3-1 Helena with 9:32 left in the second period. Johnny Bonta assisted on the tally. Brandon Mills also scored for Helena. More assists for Helena came via Ryan Daugherty, who had one. St. Louis' Ian Dvorak stopped 29 shots out of the 33 that he faced.

Cincinnati 6 vs. Glacier 2 - Cincinnati had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 6-2 win over Glacier. Cincinnati goals came in the 1st period from Justin Bioni, Taylor Hamilton and Andrew Kraska, a 2nd period goal from Marc Anderson and 3rd period goals from Nicholas Lupacchino and another from Bioni. Glacier was helped by William Bostwick, who registered one goal. Bostwick scored 10:26 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Cincinnati. Mitch Tulk provided the assist. Wyatt Fretheim also scored for Glacier. Other players who recorded assists for Glacier were Tim VanTuinen, who had one and Tyler McMahon, who had two. Daniel Dolliver made 23 saves for Cincinnati on 25 shots.

Gillette 3 vs. Evansville 0 - Gillette relied on the scoring touch of Cade Boreing, who netted two goals, to beat Evansville, 3-0. Boreing found the back of the net on the power play 3:00 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Gillette and again while 4:04 into the second to make the score 2-0 Gillette. Gillette was boosted by Stephen Wroe, who turned in a shutout with 29 saves.  Nick Scherbinin also scored for Gillette. More assists for Gillette came via Kyle Traux, Gennadi Zabeline, Michael Doyle, and Alex King, who each chipped in one. Brian Forness made 15 saves for Evansville on 18 shots.

NA3EHL East 3 vs. Great Falls 2 (OT) – The NA3EHL East team picked up their first win at the NA3EHL Showcase as they beat the Frontier Division-leading Great Falls Americans in thrilling fashion by a 3-2 score in overtime. The Americans jumped ahead 1-0 with a 1st period goal from Tegan Harrington. NA3EHL East responded with two 2nd period goals from Dylan Legarie (Cape Cod) and Ryan Gauvin (New England). Early in the 3rd period, the Americans tied the game at 2-2 when Tanner Congdon scored. In the overtime, it was ruled a stick had been illegally thrown onto the ice by Great Falls, thus resulting in a penalty shot for the NA3EHL East team and Kevin Perry (Northeast) converted on the breakaway to give the NA3EHL team the win. Trevor Trudeau (Northeast) made 27 saves in the win, while Lauren Massie took the loss with 25 saves.

Atlanta 4 vs. Alexandria 1 - Atlanta, which found itself down a man often, weathered Alexandria's power play opportunities and emerged with a 4-1 victory. Atlanta was led by Kyle Rimbach, who tallied one goal. Rimbach scored on the power play 2:41 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Atlanta. Alex Johanson picked up the assist. Atlanta additionally got points from Johanson, who also grabbed one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Atlanta also had goals scored by Jack Cleaver and Ross Bartlett, who each put in one. More assists for Atlanta came via Jacob Roers, Riley Hummitsch, and Philip Pugliese, who each chipped in one. Atlanta's Alekandr Zendejas stopped 18 shots out of the 19 that he faced. Chance Kremer rejected 25 shots on goal for Alexandria.

Twin City 10 vs. Euless 4 - Zak Lambrecht netted a hat trick to lead Twin City over Euless, 10-4. Lambrecht's first goal came 57 seconds into the first period. He then added goals at 6:25 into the third and at 10:30 into the third. Twin City additionally got points from Brenden Russ, who also registered one goal and one assist, Nicholas Campbell, who also tallied one goal and one assist, and Joe Costello, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Twin City also had goals scored by Zackary Taylor, who had two and Tristan Mayer and Tyler Hoff, who each put in one. In addition, Twin City received assists from Ben Hersman, Cory Martinez, Trevor Woytcke, and Luc Kreuser, who each chipped in one and Jared Erickson and Jay Paul, who contributed two each. Euless was led by Trent Wolter, who had one goal and two assists. Wolter scored on the power play 4:16 into the second period to make the score 5-2 Twin City. Others who scored for Euless included Tristan Allen, Benjamin Kraus, and Kayne Fedor, who scored one goal each. Jon Albers recorded 17 saves for Twin City.

Breezy Point 4 vs. Texas 0 - Cory Dennis grabbed one point to lead Breezy Point to a 4-0 victory over Texas. Others who scored for Breezy Point included Sean Viti, Billy Nichol, and Tyler Larwood, who each put in one. More assists for Breezy Point came via Austin Langworthy, who had three and Jake Tomkowiak and Reise Kieffer, who contributed one each. Dylan Barnes made zero saves before being replaced by Christian Sanzottera, who took the win and made four saves. Tyler Myers made 15 saves for Texas on 19 shots.

Yellowstone 4 vs. Sugar Land 2 - In a game where neither team could get a cushion, Yellowstone escaped with a 4-2 victory over Sugar Land. Yellowstone gained the winning advantage on a goal by Vadym Nesteruk 2:56 into the second period and hung on until final buzzer. Yellowstone was led by Tony Dahlberg, who had one goal and one assist. Dahlberg scored 10:25 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Yellowstone. Nesteruk picked up the assist. Yellowstone additionally got points from Nesteruk, who also registered one goal and one assist. Yellowstone also had goals scored by Jake Dickison and Manuel Manero, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Yellowstone were Max Doner and Tanner Vincent, who contributed one each. Sugar Land was helped by Chris Conlin, who racked up one goal. Conlin scored 4:52 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Sugar Land. Luca Valenza provided the assist. Sugar Land also got a goal from Matt Cozzan as well. In addition, Sugar Land received assists from Griffin Eatchel and Jonathan Adnell, who each chipped in one. Yellowstone's Derrick LaCombe stopped 35 shots out of the 37 that he faced. Kevin Mackey made 35 saves for Sugar Land on 38 shots.

Minnesota 8 vs. Louisiana 0 - Kyle Wendorf had two points to lead Minnesota to an 8-0 victory over Louisiana. Minnesota forced Louisiana's goalies to work between the pipes, racking up 55 shots and forcing 47 saves. Logan Quebedeaux made 11 stops and Sean Angle made 36. Minnesota additionally got points from Jordan Forschen, who also registered one goal and one assist, Luke Erickson, who also finished with one goal and one assist, Jacob Cox, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, and Kevin Donahue, who also had one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Minnesota included #$self.jersey, Frankie Moore, and Tre Opack, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Minnesota were Tyler Leverty, who had three and Jacob Aberwald, Alec Skar, Dylan Pechovnik, and Joe Guimont, who each chipped in one. Quinn Huff made 12 saves for Minnesota on 12 shots.

Point Mallard 6 vs. Granite City 4 – Granite City almost clawed its way back from a three-goal deficit, but Point Mallard managed to pull out a 6-4 win in the end. Point Mallard led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when Point Mallard's Matt Goodman scored at 18:38 in the second period to put Point Mallard up 5-2. Point Mallard was helped by Austin Weber, who had two goals. Weber scored the first of his two goals at 14:13 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Point Mallard. Justin Dunn assisted on the tally. Weber's next tally made the score 6-4 Point Mallard with 37 seconds left in the third period. Jake Champaign also scored for Point Mallard. More assists for Point Mallard came via Josh Hamilton, who had two and Jake Cox, Cody Thomas, Drue Amato, and Matt Darnell, who each chipped in one. Granite City was helped by Tommy Giller, who registered two goals and one assist. Giller scored the first of his two goals at 8:31 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Point Mallard. Will Mix picked up the assist. Giller's next tally made the score 5-3 Point Mallard with 18:18 left in the third period. Tanner Skaja provided the assist. Granite City additionally got points from Braden Altena, who also tallied one goal and two assists and Mix, who also finished with one goal and one assist. In addition, Granite City received assists from Eric Moser and Nigel Nelson, who contributed one each. Josh Martin made 33 saves for Point Mallard on 37 shots.

 
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