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NA3HL Showcase comes to an end on Day 3

December 20, 2015

The Metro Jets were one of several teams to go undefeated at the NA3HL Showcase this past weekend.

Saturday Box Scores

NA3EHL West 8 vs. Southern Tier 1 – Ryan Flanagan (Wilkes-Barre) and Dylan Plsek (Jersey Shore) each scored twice to lead the NA3EHL West team to their first win at the NA3HL Showcase as they beat the Xpress, 8-1. It was all NA3EHL West from the start as they jumped ahead 3-0 in the 1st period with goals from Flanagan, Plsek and Christian Cooley (Jersey Shore). The lead swelled to 6-0 in the 2nd period with goals from Frederic Ampleman (Jersey Shore), Jimmy Warrick (New York) and another from Flanagan. Plsek added his second goal of the game in the 3rd period as Jared Karas (Jersey Shore) also scored. Matt Crosby had the lone Southern Tier goal. Stephen Mundinger (New York) made 10 saves and Kyle VanWagner (Syracuse) made 12 saves in the combined win.

Metro 9 vs. Billings 0 - Metro had a six-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 9-0 win over Billings. Metro was sparked by Graham Day, who racked up one goal. Day scored 15:23 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Metro. Stefan Boskovic picked up the assist. Metro also got points from Michael Tratar, who also registered two goals and one assist, Jacob Drinkard, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, and Kevin Shand, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Metro included Cam Schwartz, Dylan Naumovski, Jason Newel, and Matt Dempsey, who scored one goal each. In addition, Metro received assists from Spencer Graham, who had two, Mathias Tellstrom, who had four, and Mark Vansaw, Marc Schwartz, Devin Kelly, and Jason Recchia, who each chipped in one. Austin Kane made 23 saves for Metro on 23 shots. Billings' Brandon Brown stopped 38 shots out of the 47 that he faced.

Helena 4 vs. Wooster 2 - The game between Helena and Wooster was tight through all 60 minutes, but in the end Helena emerged with a 4-2 win. Neither team gained more than a two-goal lead, and Brandon Mills's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker. Mills had a great game for Helena, netting two goals. Helena also got points from Bryan Knesel, who also registered one goal and one assist. Helena also got a goal from Blake Babineau as well. Other players who recorded assists for Helena were Johnny Bonta, who had two and Ryan Daugherty, Jarrett Scheibel, and Gavin Lubin, who contributed one each. Wooster was helped by Chris Hubbard, who grabbed one goal. Hubbard scored 15:44 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Helena. Nick Tobey picked up the assist. Christian Miller also scored for Wooster. In addition, Wooster received assists from Brad Sneed, who had one. Grant Martens rejected 34 shots on goal for Helena.

Pittsburgh 10 vs. Glacier 1 - Pittsburgh had a six-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 10-1 win over Glacier. Pittsburgh got the win behind a great game by Brian Dee, who had one goal and two assists. Dee scored 15:35 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Pittsburgh. Devin Sroka picked up the assist. Pittsburgh also got points from Cedric Calhoun, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Dominick Glavach, who also registered one goal and one assist, and Sroka, who also tallied two goals and one assist to lead the team in points. Pittsburgh also had goals scored by Nick Hawkins, who had two and Camron Smith, Vincent Casale, and Darrien Sroka, who each put in one. In addition, Pittsburgh received assists from James Unger, who had three, Brian Grant, Ryan Loebig, and Anthony Szurlej, who each chipped in one, and Perry Shiring, Connor Ackerman, and Ryker Barber, who contributed two each.

NA3EHL East 4 vs. Gillette 2 – The NA3EHL East team picked up their second win in three games at the Showcase thanks to a 4-2 win over the Wild. The East jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the 1st period with goals from Noel Fischer (Maine) and Kevin Perry (Northeast). Gillette would respond the 2nd period with two straight goals from Kyle Traux and Adam Maxfield to tie the game at 2-2. However, before the period was out, the East had regained the lead on a power play goal from Mason Smith (East Coast). Matt Moreschi (East Coast) added a 3rd period goal to complete the scoring and the 4-2 win. Trevor Trudeau (Northeast) made 13 saves in the win, while Alex Feese made 19 saves in the loss.

Toledo 3 vs. Great Falls 2 (OT) - Toledo's Nick Papandrea scored 2:43 into overtime to beat Great Falls, 3-2 (OT). Although Toledo was up by as many as two goals in the second period, Great Falls kept the game interesting by staging a comeback that ultimately fell short. Great Falls got to within 2-1 on a goal by Blake Miller at 5:20 in the third period. Others who scored for Toledo included Isaiah Crawford and Daniel Goodwin, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Toledo were Ricky Kwapich, who had two and Darryl Kuchcinski, Nikolas Verbosky, and Tristin Snyder, who each chipped in one. Great Falls was helped by Connor Barta, who had one goal. Barta scored 16:34 into the third period to make the score 2-2. Tyler Garcia assisted on the tally. In addition, Great Falls received assists from Stevan Goran, who had one. Cody Gibson recorded 26 saves for Toledo. Jake Stephan made 31 saves for Great Falls on 34 shots.

Bozeman 7 vs. Louisiana 0 - Bozeman had a three-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 7-0 win over Louisiana. Bozeman was sparked by Gunnar Mogck, who registered one goal and one assist. Mogck scored on the power play 9:12 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Bozeman. Dylan Michaud picked up the assist. Bozeman also got points from Michaud, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Austin Charnholm also scored for Bozeman. Other players who recorded assists for Bozeman were Bryce Meckes, Brock Loser, and Duncan McGarrah, who each chipped in one and Kegan Couture and John Dixon, who contributed two each. Bozeman's Stephen Frank stopped 13 shots out of the 13 that he faced. Sean Angle rejected 18 shots on goal for Louisiana.

Texas 3 vs. Cincinnati 1 - Texas took the lead against Cincinnati in the first period and maintained it until the end of the game to secure a tight 3-1 victory. A goal 15:53 into the first period by Kyle Galloway proved to be the game winner, and powered Texas to the victory. Ryan Dunner assisted on the tally. Texas was led by goalie Tyler Myers, who finished with 26 saves while allowing one goal.  Texas was sparked by Brock Brown, who finished with one goal. Brown scored 18:31 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Texas. Niklas McCallum picked up the assist. Texas additionally got points from Galloway, who also registered one goal and one assist and Dunner, who also grabbed one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Other players who recorded assists for Texas were Bryan Whelan and Hunter Frado, who contributed one each. Cincinnati was led by Cobin Sanborn, who scored the team's only goal. Sanborn scored 5:09 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Texas. James Frantz provided the assist. Tyler Geloneck rejected 21 shots on goal for Cincinnati.

North Iowa 6 vs. Atlanta 1 – The Bulls set a new NA3HL record with their 23rd consecutive win as North Iowa got the win behind a great game by Brett Gravelle, who had one goal and two assists. Gravelle scored 51 seconds into the first period to make the score 1-0 North Iowa. Adam Orn picked up the assist. North Iowa also got points from Joe Burgmeier, who also tallied one goal and three assists to lead the team in points, Austin Jackson, who also had one goal and one assist, and Quinn Fuchs, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Others who scored for North Iowa included Tom Lindgren and Marshall Barnes, who scored one goal each. More assists for North Iowa came via Ryan Durant, Jack Stang, and Connor Bump, who contributed one each. David Johnson made 23 saves for North Iowa on 24 shots. Alekandr Zendejas recorded 27 saves for Atlanta.

Wisconsin 5 vs. Point Mallard 2 - Peter Henderson was all over the ice for Wisconsin, as he tallied two goals and one assist in Wisconsin's 5-2 win over Point Mallard. Henderson's tallies came at 17:26 into the second period to make the score 4-0 Wisconsin and 19:23 into the second to make the score 5-0 Wisconsin. Wisconsin additionally got points from Connor Boscaccy, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Joe Perrelle, who also registered one goal and one assist, and Ben Ratner, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Wisconsin were Jake McNamara and Russel Barone, who contributed one each. Point Mallard was led by Matt Goodman, who had one goal and one assist. Goodman scored 5:26 into the third period to make the score 5-1 Wisconsin. Josh Hamilton assisted on the tally. Cody Thomas also scored for Point Mallard. More assists for Point Mallard came via Jake Cox and Jake Champaign, who each chipped in one. Max McConnell made 26 saves for Wisconsin on 28 shots.

St. Louis 5 vs. Twin City 4 - St. Louis survived a determined comeback attempt by Twin City on the way to a 5-4 win. St. Louis made the score 5-1 on a goal by Frankie Melton at 5:27 in the third period, and Twin City got as close as 5-4 when Joe Costello scored 12:32 into the third period. Melton had two goals to lead St. Louis to victory. St. Louis additionally got points from Tomas Loeffelman, who also had one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Others who scored for St. Louis included Ezekiel Estrada and Alex Klaesner, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for St. Louis were CJ Nitchen, Daniel Dunaway, Alex Werdmuller, Austin Dempski, and Joe Nolan, who each chipped in one. Twin City also had goals scored by Jared Erickson and Alex Egle, who each put in one. In addition, Twin City received assists from Zackary Taylor, Paul Stehr, and Jay Paul, who contributed one each and Luc Kreuser and Bennett Witta, who each chipped in two. St. Louis' Zach Young stopped 29 shots out of the 33 that he faced. Nathan Siclovan recorded 33 saves for Twin City.

La Crosse 1 vs. Sugar Land 0 - La Crosse and Sugar Land played 60 tight minutes of hockey, but in the end it was La Crosse that came away with a 1-0 victory. Daniel Toycen's tally was assisted by Daylon De Souza. In addition, La Crosse received assists from Ben Johnson, who had one. Garret Matz made 16 saves for La Crosse on 16 shots. Ryan OToole recorded 33 saves for Sugar Land.

Chicago 6 vs. Euless 1 - Daniel Spano registered two points to lead Chicago to a 6-1 victory over Euless. Chicago additionally got points from Stefan Vlad, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Vaughn Clouston, who also tallied one goal and one assist, and David Rutkowski, who also had two goals and one assist to lead the team in points. Chicago also got a goal from Connor Senn as well. In addition, Chicago received assists from Jake Borth, Luke Borth, and Travis Marsh, who each chipped in one and Bryce Freel and Timothy Hoffenkamp, who contributed two each. Euless was led by Triston Wilson, who scored the team's only goal. Wilson scored on the power play 9:28 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Brandon Wade provided the assist. Chicago's Sergey Markelov stopped 12 shots out of the 13 that he faced. Joshua Beatty rejected 20 shots on goal for Euless.

Breezy Point 3 vs. West Michigan 1 - Breezy Point survived a determined comeback attempt by West Michigan on the way to a 3-1 win. A goal by Josh Laven put Breezy Point up 3-0 in the second period, but West Michigan pulled to within two on Chase Whallon's tally 15:07 into the third period. Laven had a great game for Breezy Point, netting two goals. In addition, West Michigan received assists from Brendon Block and Corey Siwula, who each chipped in one. Wes Paupore rejected 20 shots on goal for Breezy Point. Joe Licata made 33 saves for West Michigan on 36 shots.

Nashville 3 vs. Yellowstone 1 - Nashville, which found itself down a man often, weathered Yellowstone's power play opportunities and emerged with a 3-1 victory. Nashville was led by Brock James, who finished with one goal and one assist. James scored on the power play 17:25 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Nashville. Nathan Rieman picked up the assist. Others who scored for Nashville included Dakota Wilson and Trent Kulczyk, who scored one goal each. In addition, Nashville received assists from Logan Orem, who had one and Kyle Van Wyk, who had two. Yellowstone was led by Nick Greene, who scored the team's only goal. Greene scored 15:00 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Hunter Ruschmeyer assisted on the tally. Nicholas Ottenbacher recorded 21 saves for Nashville. Lance Knudson made 27 saves for Yellowstone on 30 shots.

Minnesota 5 vs. Evansville 2 - Joe Guimont registered two points to lead Minnesota to a 5-2 victory over Evansville. Minnesota forced Evansville goalie Brian Forness to work between the pipes, taking 39 shots.  Minnesota additionally got points from Kyle Wendorf, who also finished with one goal and one assist and Kevin Donahue, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Minnesota included Jacob Cox and Tre Opack, who scored one goal each. In addition, Minnesota received assists from Alec Skar, who had two and Austyn Renn and Dylan Pechovnik, who each chipped in one. Evansville was helped by Mathieu Laforest, who had one goal. Laforest scored 14:23 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Evansville. Michael Kelley also scored for Evansville. Other players who recorded assists for Evansville were Jon Grimm and Triston Theriot, who contributed one each. Dakota McDonald rejected 27 shots on goal for Minnesota.

Peoria 6 vs. Alexandria 4 - The game between Peoria and Alexandria was tight through all 60 minutes, but in the end Peoria emerged with a 6-4 win. Peoria gained the winning advantage on a goal by Jiri Trubacik 10:04 into the second period and hung on until final buzzer. Peoria got the win on the strength of a great game by Austin Wisely, who had two goals and one assist. Wisely scored the first of his two goals at 8:59 into the second period to make the score 3-3. Wisely's next tally made the score 5-3 Peoria with 7:48 left in the second period. Levi Armstrong provided the assist. Peoria also got points from Armstrong, who also racked up one goal and two assists, Jason Hoehn, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, Thomas Kolaz, who also registered one goal and one assist, and Trubacik, who also tallied one goal and one assist. In addition, Peoria received assists from Andrej Buchko, who had one. Alexandria forced Peoria goalie Ross Lipic to work between the pipes, taking 32 shots. Alexandria was led by Trey Greene, who had one goal and one assist. Greene scored 18:48 into the second period to make the score 5-4 Peoria. Mason Hautala assisted on the tally. Alexandria also had goals scored by Jack Cernohous, Louis Gerzin, and Aaron Ryback, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Alexandria were Connor Nilson, who had one.

Granite City 4 vs. Rochester 0 - Granite City had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 4-0 win over Rochester. Tanner Skaja was all over the ice for Granite City, as he tallied one goal and two assists in the win. Skaja scored 3:57 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Granite City. Tommy Giller picked up the assist. Granite City also got points from Giller, who also grabbed one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Granite City also had goals scored by Tyler Mros and Matt Flom, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Granite City were Andrej Jamnicky and William Sprink, who contributed one each. Granite City's Nathan Isaacson stopped 16 shots out of the 16 that he faced. Zach Mains rejected 26 shots on goal for Rochester.

 
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