Ducks back in 1st thanks to four wins this past week
Texas 1 @ Point Mallard 5 - Jake Cox was all over the ice for Point Mallard, as he tallied one goal and two assists in Point Mallard's 5-1 win over Texas. Cox scored 17:03 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Point Mallard. Stephen Coulter picked up the assist. Cox dished an assist on Jake Champaign's goal that made the score 1-0 Point Mallard at 7:24 into the first period. He added another helper on Josh Hamilton's goal that made the score 3-1 Point Mallard at 19:45 into the first period. Point Mallard was led by goalie Cooper Seedott, who finished with 27 saves while allowing one goal. Point Mallard additionally got points from Hamilton, who also grabbed one goal and one assist and Champaign, who also finished with one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Point Mallard included Justin Dunn and Justin Clark, who each put in one. More assists for Point Mallard came via Justin Delisle, Matt Goodman, and Matt Darnell, who each chipped in one. Texas was led by Jacob Elrod, who scored the team's only goal. Elrod scored on the power play 14:03 into the first period to make the score 1-1.
Cincinnati 4 @ Peoria 9 - Jason Hoehn had one goal and three assists to lead Peoria to a 9-4 victory over Cincinnati. Hoehn beat Brian Tempel with a shot 7:56 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Peoria. Aaron Siegrist picked up the assist. Hoehn dished an assist on Levi Armstrong's goal that made the score 4-0 Peoria at 15:37 into the first period. He then added assists on Armstrong's goal at 12:34 into the second and on Austin Wisely's goal at 1:18 into the third. Peoria also got points from Armstrong, who also tallied two goals and three assists to lead the team in points and Anthony Iacullo, who also had one goal and one assist. Peoria also got a goal from Chance Homerin as well. More assists for Peoria came via Dane Federighi and Zach Cox, who contributed one each. Nic Piech made 29 saves for Peoria on 33 shots.
Chicago 0 @ St. Louis 9 - St. Louis had a seven-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 9-0 win over Chicago. St. Louis got the win on the strength of a great game by Ezekiel Estrada, who had one goal and two assists. Estrada scored 10:40 into the first period to make the score 2-0 St. Louis. Eduard Rumyantsev assisted on the tally. St. Louis also got points from Tomas Loeffelman, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, Sam Maddox, who also had one goal and one assist, and Rumyantsev, who also registered one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. St. Louis also had goals scored by Daniel Dunaway, who had two and CJ Nitchen, Teddy Cardinale, and Kyler Chartier, who scored one goal each. More assists for St. Louis came via Brian Schumacher, Sean Griffin, Ryker Barber, and Alex Klaesner, who each chipped in one and Chris Brown, Alex Werdmuller, and Joe Nolan, who contributed two each. St. Louis' Jacob Weatherly stopped 17 shots out of the 17 that he faced.
Pittsburgh 4 @ Metro 3 - Undaunted by a two-goal deficit, Pittsburgh battled back to claim a 4-3 victory over Metro. Pittsburgh let multiple leads slip away before eventually digging out of a two hole to pick up the win. Pittsburgh took a 3-2 advantage on a goal by Dominick Glavach at 1:54 in the third period. Pittsburgh found itself down 2-0 after Metro's Jacob Drinkard put the puck home at 11:03 in the first period. After tying things up at 3-3 on a goal by Kevin Shand at 7:37 in the third, Pittsburgh got the game-winner from Brian Dee at 13:53 in the third period. Pittsburgh additionally got points from Dee, who also had one goal and one assist and Gavin Cummings, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. In addition, Pittsburgh received assists from Auston Palumbo, who had one and James Unger, who had two. Metro forced Pittsburgh goalie Jacob Stack to work between the pipes, taking 45 shots. Chase Sereno also scored for Metro. More assists for Metro came via Jason Recchia, who had two and Stefan Boskovic and Robert Flannery, who each chipped in one.
Euless 3 @ Atlanta 8 - Atlanta opened up a seven-goal lead after the first period and did not look back en route to an 8-3 win over Euless. Steve MacIver was a peerless playmaker for Atlanta, as he dished out four to beat Euless. Atlanta forced Euless' goaltenders to work hard to keep the puck out of the net, taking 82 shots and forcing 74 saves. Joshua Beatty made 69 stops and Everett Yasinski made five. Atlanta also had goals scored by Evan Camba, Alex Johanson, and Ross Bartlett, who scored two goals each and Andrew Cooley and Drake Cartwright, who each put in one. More assists for Atlanta came via Drew Kelly, Jack Cleaver, Jesse Brown, and Colin OConnor, who each chipped in one and Riley Hummitsch, Kyle Rimbach, Philip Pugliese, and Arturas Laukaitis, who contributed two each. Euless was led by Benjamin Kraus, who grabbed two goals. Kraus scored the first of his two goals short handed at 5:22 into the second period to make the score 7-1 Atlanta. Kraus' next tally short handed made the score 7-2 Atlanta with 13:12 left in the second period. Euless also got a goal from Triston Wilson as well. Other players who recorded assists for Euless were Wyatt Gentry, who had one. Corey Boettcher made 16 saves for Atlanta on 19 shots.