Evansville breaks through with win on Sunday
Evansville 7 @ Point Mallard 4 – Evansville broke through and made some history as they picked up their first NA3HL win as Brandon Rozema was all over the ice for Evansville, as he tallied two goals in Evansville's 7-4 win over Point Mallard. Rozema scored at 1:28 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Evansville and again while 3:14 into the third to make the score 5-4 Evansville. Evansville additionally got points from Jon Grimm, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, Michael Kelley, who also finished with one goal and two assists, and Mathieu Laforest, who also registered one goal and two assists. Others who scored for Evansville included Brandon Bornkamp and William Bonser, who each put in one. More assists for Evansville came via Brian Crink, who had two and Steven Rutherford, Austin Hayden, and Ian Blaeser, who each chipped in one. Point Mallard was helped by Jake Champaign, who racked up one goal. Champaign scored 17:54 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Point Mallard. Josh Hamilton picked up the assist. Point Mallard also got points from Hamilton, who also had one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Point Mallard also had goals scored by Jake Cox and Austin Weber, who scored one goal each. In addition, Point Mallard received assists from Grant Dukus, Justin Dunn, and Justin Delisle, who contributed one each. Adam Conkling made 45 saves for Evansville on 49 shots.
Louisiana 0 @ Texas 6 – The Jr. Brahmas clinched a playoff spot as Texas had a four-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 6-0 win over Louisiana. Texas was led by Jacob Elrod, who registered one goal. Elrod scored on the power play 11:38 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Texas. Zack Andersen assisted on the tally. Texas kept Louisiana's goalie busy throughout the game, and Logan Quebedeaux made 39 saves on 45 shots. Texas additionally got points from Bryan Whelan, who also had one goal and one assist, Brock Brown, who also tallied one goal and one assist, and Ryan Dunner, who also racked up one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Texas included Sean McAndrews and Garrett Culps, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Texas were Hunter Frado, who had two and Victor Ekk, Kyle Torgerson, and Kyle Galloway, who contributed one each. Brandon Perrone rejected 13 shots on goal for Texas.
Nashville 4 @ Cincinnati 0 - Dakota Wilson had one point to lead Nashville to a 4-0 victory over Cincinnati. Nashville also got points from Logan Orem, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Nashville included Riley McCann and Kyle Van Wyk, who scored one goal each. In addition, Nashville received assists from Brandon Orth, who had two and Peter Cabala, Josh Hill, and Dylan Schmidt, who contributed one each. Nicholas Ottenbacher rejected 19 shots on goal for Nashville. Tyler Geloneck recorded 32 saves for Cincinnati.
Peoria 8 @ Chicago 0 - Peoria had a six-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to an 8-0 win over Chicago. Peoria got the win with help from a great game by Andrej Buchko, who had two goals and two assists. Buchko scored the first of his two goals short handed at 10:52 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Peoria. Buchko's next tally short handed made the score 3-0 Peoria with 5:00 left in the first period. Jason Hoehn provided the assist. Peoria additionally got points from Levi Armstrong, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, Chance Homerin, who also registered one goal and one assist, and Hoehn, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Peoria also got a goal from Austin Wisely as well. More assists for Peoria came via Braden Stewart, who had two and Aaron Siegrist and Nathan Marlow, who contributed one each. Peoria's Ross Lipic stopped 12 shots out of the 12 that he faced.