Saturday Scores: Billings one of many to sweep
January 31, 2016
The Billings Bulls are 4-0-2 in their last six games thanks to the likes of forward Chris Nicolai.
Metro fired 62 shots on goal in a 6-1 win over Southern Tier. Kevin Shand had three points including two goals and Michael Tratar had three assists. Chas Distelrath had a goal and an assist and Austin Kane made 23 saves. Jacob St. Andre scored the lone Xpress goal.
West Michigan scored four goals in the 2nd period to beat Pittsburgh, 8-5. Charlie Osborne scored twice and Ryan Price and Curtis Carlson each had a goal and two assists. Brian Dee scored twice for the Vengeance in the loss.
Cooper Seedot stopped all 46 shots that came his way as the Ducks picked up another 3-0 win and weekend sweep of the Capitals. Grant Dukus, Jaleel Rosemond and Matt Goodman all scored for Point Mallard. Aleksandr Zendejas made 44 saves for Atlanta.
Toledo edged Wooster, 4-3 in a shootout on Saturday. Tyler Zalecki and Tristin Snyder each had a goal and an assist and Nick Papandrea also scored for Toledo. Brandon Scholze had two goals for the Oilers.
In a wild offensive game, the Freeze got a hat-trick and an assist from Taylor Trapp in a 7-6 win over the Flying Aces. Sam Wenner, Dan Toycen and Daylon De Souza all had three-point games for the Freeze. Kyle Wendorf had three points and Tyler Leverty scored twice for Minnesota.
Seven different players scored for Sugar Land in a 7-2 win over Louisiana. Jonathan Adnell and RC Randall each had three points and Luca Valenza, Kyle Hooper, Matt Cozzan and Frank Muscarella all had multi-point games. Jeremy Brown had both goals for the Drillers.
Max McConnell stopped all 34 shots that came his way as the Whalers shutout the Ice Hawks on Saturday, 5-0. Connor Boscaccy, Nick Miller, Peter Henderson, Russ Barone and Matt Resch all scored for Wisconsin. Zach Mains made 34 saves for Rochester.
AJ Gullickson had a hat-trick and Tyler Frischmon had a goal and four assists as Alexandria beat Twin City, 7-4. Logan Norman, Caleb Anderson and Alec Seeger also scored for the Blizzard. Luc Kreuser had a hat-trick for Twin City in the loss.
Bryan Whelan and Sam Gagnon each scored twice and Hunter Frado added four assists as Texas beat Euless, 9-1. Jacob Elrod, Victor Ekk, Trey Greene, Kyle Galloway and Ryan Dunner also scored for the Brahmas. Triston Wilson had the lone goal for Euless.
Cincinnati jumped out a 4-0 and didn’t look back in a 5-2 win in Evansville, earning a weekend split. Hunter Schneider had three points, including two goals and Albert Janele also had three points. Brandon Rozema had a goal and an assist in the Thunderbolts loss.
David Johnson stopped all 34 shots that came his way as the Bulls earned a weekend split in Granite City with a 3-0 win. Owen Larson, Austin Jackson and Riley Meyer all scored for the Bulls. Mac Berglove made 24 saves in the Lumberjacks loss.
Gage Overby made 27 saves for the Bulls in a 7-0 shutout of Glacier. Chris Nicolai had a hat-trick and Edward Hoppmann added two goals for Billings, who also got goals from Collin Tripp and Dillon Steh. Raymond Smith made 45 saves for the loss.
Stephen Frank mad 49 saves to lead Bozeman to a 2-1 win against Great Falls on Saturday. AJ O’Dell and Gunnar Mogck scored for Bozeman, while Ricards Bernhards scored the lone goal for the Americans. Jake Stephan made 22 saves in the loss.
Yellowstone crept to within one point of 1st place with their 3rd win of the weekend thanks to a 5-3 win over Gillette. Justin Berezinski scored twice for the Quake, Matt Runyon added four assists and Reed Kelly had three assists in the win. Nick Stockert had a goal and assist for the Wild.