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Saturday Scores: West Michigan punches playoff ticket with sweep

February 28, 2016

Devin Farkas had a big weekend to help the West Michigan Wolves clinch a playoff berth.

Saturday Box Scores

Southern Tier 1 @ West Michigan 3 - Mitch Kalleward gave West Michigan the lead in the first period, and Southern Tier was never able to catch up in a close game that ended 3-1. A goal 7:38 into the first period by Kalleward proved to be the game winner, and powered West Michigan to the victory. TJ Krajewski assisted on the tally. West Michigan was led by Devin Farkas, who had one goal. Farkas scored 2:27 into the second period to make the score 2-0 West Michigan. Brendon Block picked up the assist. West Michigan also got a goal from Corey Siwula as well. Other players who recorded assists for West Michigan were Davis Hudson and Charlie Osborne, who each chipped in one. Southern Tier was led by Philip Grippi, who scored the team's only goal. Grippi scored 10:09 into the third period to make the score 2-1 West Michigan. Joseph Gerace assisted on the tally. Maxwell Barr rejected 22 shots on goal for West Michigan.

Euless 0 @ Texas 5 - Texas had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 5-0 win over Euless. Texas was led by Zack Andersen, who tallied one goal and one assist. Andersen scored 13:16 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Texas. Victor Ekk provided the assist. Texas also got points from Ekk, who also registered one goal and one assist, Bryan Whelan, who also racked up one goal and one assist, and Sam Gagnon, who also had one goal and one assist. Nick Nitta also scored for Texas. In addition, Texas received assists from Brock Brown, Kyle Galloway, and Ryan Dunner, who contributed two each. Tyler Myers rejected 15 shots on goal for Texas. Thomas Bailey made 46 saves for Euless on 51 shots.

Wooster 4 @ Pittsburgh 2 - The game between Wooster and Pittsburgh was tight through all 60 minutes, but in the end Wooster emerged with a 4-2 win. Wooster gained the winning advantage on a goal by Nick Mooney 10:35 into the second period and hung on until final buzzer. Wooster was led by Noah Keener, who grabbed one goal. Keener scored on the power play 13:08 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Wooster. Wooster earned a power play opportunity when Adam Schaffer was put in the box for abuse of officials. Tyler Groth provided the assist. Wooster also had goals scored by Brad Sneed and Mike Ragone, who scored one goal each. In addition, Wooster received assists from Tyler Houmard, who had one and Mike Zenone, who had two. Pittsburgh was helped by Dominick Glavach, who registered one goal. Glavach scored on the power play 43 seconds into the third period to make the score 3-2 Wooster. Anthony Szurlej assisted on the tally. Pittsburgh also got a goal from James Unger as well. More assists for Pittsburgh came via Vincent Casale and Darrien Sroka, who contributed one each.

Toledo 2 @ Metro 1 - A stellar performance between the pipes by Cody Gibson helped Toledo defeat Metro, 2-1. Toledo was paced by Ben Hamilton, who had one goal. Hamilton scored on the power play 12:29 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Toledo. Toledo had taken the advantage when Metro's David Chavis got sent off for interference. Tyler Zalecki picked up the assist. Ricky Kwapich also scored for Toledo. Other players who recorded assists for Toledo were Josh Somers, who had one. Metro was led by Jacob Drinkard, who scored the team's only goal. Drinkard scored short handed 15:45 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Michael Tratar assisted on the tally. Gibson recorded 47 saves for Toledo. Austin Kane made 26 saves for Metro on 28 shots.

St. Louis 3 @ Wisconsin 4 (SO) - Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as Wisconsin defeated St. Louis in a shootout 4-3 (2-1 SO). The two teams needed 10 turns to complete the shootout. St. Louis' shootout goal was scored by Sam Maddox. Wisconsin's other shootout goal was scored by Thomas Hanson. Wisconsin came back from a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. Wisconsin trailed 3-1 after a goal by St. Louis' Eduard Rumyantsev at 5:17 in the second period. Wisconsin knotted things up at 3-3 on a short handed goal by Peter Henderson at 18:41 in the third period. Wisconsin also got a goal from Nick Miller as well. In addition, Wisconsin received assists from Ben Ratner, who had two and Hanson, Joe Perrelle, Zachary Ross, and Ethan Luck, who each chipped in one. St. Louis was led by Alex Klaesner, who racked up two goals. Klaesner scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 16:24 into the first period to make the score 1-0 St. Louis. Kyler Chartier assisted on the tally. Klaesner's next tally on the power play made the score 2-0 St. Louis with 19:14 left in the second period. More assists for St. Louis came via Tomas Loeffelman, Frankie Cardinale, and Ryker Barber, who contributed one each. Max McConnell recorded 39 saves for Wisconsin. St. Louis' Zach Young stopped 32 shots out of the 35 that he faced.

Granite City 4 @ Alexandria 5 (OT) - Alexandria's Tyler Frischmon scored 58 seconds into overtime to beat Granite City, 5-4 (OT). Alexandria got the win on the strength of a great game by Frischmon, who had two goals and two assists. Frischmon scored the first of his two goals at 14:02 into the third period to make the score 4-3 Alexandria. AJ Gullickson provided the assist. Frischmon's next tally made the score 5-4 Alexandria with 19:02 left in overtime. Tosten Mann picked up the assist. Alexandria also got points from Gullickson, who also grabbed two goals and two assists to lead the team in points. Alexandria also got a goal from David Carey as well. Other players who recorded assists for Alexandria were Jack Cernohous, Jack Mellstrom, Ryan Marciniak, and Aaron Ryback, who each chipped in one. Granite City was helped by Adam Marty, who racked up two goals. Marty scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 12:02 into the third period to make the score 3-3. Casey Esselman assisted on the tally. Marty's next tally on the power play made the score 4-4 with 5:08 left in the third period. Will Mix picked up the assist. Granite City additionally got points from Esselman, who also tallied one goal and one assist and Tanner Skaja, who also registered one goal and one assist. In addition, Granite City received assists from Matt Flom, who had three and Braden Altena and Tommy Hall, who contributed one each. Derrick LaCombe rejected 25 shots on goal for Alexandria.

Peoria 7 @ Evansville 1 - Anthony Iacullo netted a hat trick to lead Peoria over Evansville, 7-1. Iacullo got on the scoresheet 4:38 into the first period. He then added goals at 3:57 into the second and at 7:10 into the third. Peoria was led by goalie Ross Lipic, who finished with 27 saves while allowing one goal. Peoria also got points from Andrej Buchko, who also tallied one goal and three assists and Thomas Kolaz, who also had one goal and two assists. Others who scored for Peoria included Jacob Coovert and Lorenzo Santiago, who scored one goal each. More assists for Peoria came via Tyler Kuhn and Nathan Marlow, who each chipped in one and Joe Power Wayvon and Mark Candotti, who contributed two each. Evansville was led by Brandon Rozema, who scored the team's only goal. Rozema scored 3:49 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Peoria.

Gillette 2 @ Helena 5 - Helena had a three-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 5-2 win over Gillette. Helena got the win behind a great game by Riley Keays, who had two goals and one assist. Keays scored the first of his two goals at 7:45 into the second period to make the score 3-0 Helena. Bryan Knesel picked up the assist. Keays' next tally made the score 4-0 Helena with 6:16 left in the second period. Helena earned a power play opportunity when Preston Fuller was put in the box for hooking. John Greer provided the assist. Helena additionally got points from Jay Forbes, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Helena also had goals scored by Ryan Daugherty and Bradley Estrada, who each put in one. In addition, Helena received assists from Wyatt Stotts, Kyle Hayter, Jarrett Scheibel, Gavin Lubin, and Blake Babineau, who each chipped in one. Others who scored for Gillette included Cade Boreing and Alex King, who scored one goal each. More assists for Gillette came via Kyle Traux and Jack Oberg, who contributed one each. Helena's Adam Ranck stopped 37 shots out of the 39 that he faced.

Glacier 2 @ Yellowstone 9 - Matt Runyon had one goal and two assists to lead Yellowstone to a 9-2 victory over Glacier. Runyon scored on the power play 3:00 into the third period to make the score 4-2 Yellowstone. Reed Kelly picked up the assist. Runyon dished an assist on Justin Berezinski's goal that made the score 6-2 Yellowstone at 9:16 into the third period. He added another helper on Tristan Henrichs's goal that made the score 8-2 Yellowstone at 17:08 into the third period. Yellowstone additionally got points from Cosimo Yapello, who also had one goal and one assist, Max Doner, who also registered one goal and two assists, Curtis Greenbush, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Nick Greene, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Mike McCullen, who also had one goal and one assist, and Berezinski, who also registered one goal and two assists. Yellowstone also got a goal from Tony Dahlberg as well. In addition, Yellowstone received assists from Tanner Vincent, who had two and Nicholas Elliot, Nick Pizzey, and Nick Ligocki, who contributed one each. Glacier was helped by Gavin Cline, who tallied one goal. Cline scored 15:53 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Yellowstone. Echelbarger assisted on the tally. Wyatt Fretheim also scored for Glacier. More assists for Glacier came via Logan Kraft, who had one and Brett LeBeau, who had two. Evan Eriksmoen made 26 saves for Yellowstone on 28 shots.

Bozeman 4 @ Billings 3 (OT) - Bozeman's Kegan Couture scored 52 seconds into overtime to beat Billings, 4-3 (OT). Bozeman got the win thanks to a great game by Kyle Amundson, who had one goal and two assists. Amundson scored 13:47 into the third period to make the score 3-3. Nicholas Thompson picked up the assist. In the losing effort, Billings was paced by Connor Melton, who grabbed two goals and one assist. Melton scored the first of his two goals at 10:32 into the third period to make the score 2-2. Roy Aharonovich assisted on the tally. Melton's next tally made the score 3-2 Billings with 8:11 left in the third period. Jacob Yoho picked up the assist. Bozeman additionally got points from Couture, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Bozeman also had goals scored by Dylan Michaud and Casey Gobel, who scored one goal each. In addition, Bozeman received assists from Elliott Hopkins, Steven Nisbet, and Daniel Liberko, who contributed one each. Billings also got points from Cameron Birklid, who also registered one goal and two assists. Stephen Frank recorded 32 saves for Bozeman.

Rochester 1 @ North Iowa 10 - North Iowa's Brett Gravelle had a big offensive game, scoring two goals and contributing three assists in his team's 10-1 win over Rochester. Gravelle's tallies came at 18:39 into the first period to make the score 2-0 North Iowa and 14:38 into the second to make the score 3-0 North Iowa. Rochester was stymied by North Iowa's netminder David Johnson, who stopped 26 shots during the victory.  North Iowa also got points from Owen Larson, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Adam Orn, who also registered one goal and one assist, Joe Burgmeier, who also tallied two goals and one assist, Quinn Fuchs, who also had one goal and one assist, and Marshall Barnes, who also racked up two goals and four assists to lead the team in points. North Iowa also got a goal from Austin Jackson as well. Other players who recorded assists for North Iowa were Sean Mallonee, who had three and Tom Lindgren, Shane Bernhardson, Jack Stang, Connor Bump, and Carmen Dalesandro, who contributed one each.

Point Mallard 2 @ Nashville 1 - Point Mallard relied on the sparkling performance of Cooper Seedott in net to grab a 2-1 win against Nashville. Point Mallard was sparked by Austin Weber, who registered one goal and one assist. Weber scored on the power play 13:15 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Point Mallard. Point Mallard earned a power play opportunity when Trent Kulczyk was put in the box for boarding. Justin Dunn provided the assist. Grant Dukus also scored for Point Mallard. In addition, Point Mallard received assists from Justin Delisle and Jake Champaign, who contributed one each. Nashville was led by Josh Hill, who scored the team's only goal. Hill scored 3:03 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Nashville. William Garrity picked up the assist. Seedott recorded 45 saves for Point Mallard. Nashville's Nicholas Ottenbacher stopped 28 shots out of the 30 that he faced.

Twin City 8 @ Minnesota 0 - Yannick Zehnder netted a hat trick to lead Twin City over Minnesota, 8-0. Zehnder's first goal came 13:14 into the first period. He then added goals at 12:56 into the second and at 18:01 into the third. Twin City additionally got points from Jared Erickson, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Alex Egle, who also racked up one goal and two assists, and Bennett Witta, who also had one goal and one assist. Tyler Nystrom also scored for Twin City. In addition, Twin City received assists from Nick McKeeby, who had two, Paul Stehr and James Hale, who contributed one each, and Joe Costello and Luc Kreuser, who each chipped in three. Nathan Siclovan made 18 saves for Twin City on 18 shots.

Breezy Point 1 @ La Crosse 5 - La Crosse had a four-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 5-1 win over Breezy Point. Taylor Trapp had a great game for La Crosse, netting two goals. Trapp scored at 19:06 into the first period to make the score 2-0 La Crosse and again while 12:14 into the third to make the score 5-1 La Crosse. La Crosse's Will Graves was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 29 saves and let only one puck past him.  La Crosse additionally got points from Ben Johnson, who also had one goal and one assist. Others who scored for La Crosse included Hunter Breza and Ben Henderson, who each put in one. In addition, La Crosse received assists from Jared Bromberg, Jerame Schuetzle, and Kadin Machusak, who each chipped in one and Mick Nisbet and Matt Wolter, who contributed two each.

Cincinnati 3 @ Atlanta 7 - Atlanta took home the 7-3 victory over Cincinnati. Atlanta was helped by Evan Camba, who finished with one goal and one assist. Camba scored 3:25 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Atlanta. Riley Hummitsch picked up the assist. Atlanta also got points from Kyle Rimbach, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Philip Pugliese, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Alex Johanson, who also registered one goal and one assist, and Dylan Wattles, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Atlanta included Frank Trazzera and Jesse Brown, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Atlanta were Arturas Laukaitis, who had two and Jack Cleaver, Drake Cartwright, Steve MacIver, Ryan Dumond, and Ross Bartlett, who contributed one each. Cincinnati was led by Hunter Schneider, who tallied two goals and one assist. Schneider scored the first of his two goals at 13:00 into the second period to make the score 5-1 Atlanta. Schneider's next tally made the score 6-2 Atlanta with 4:46 left in the second period. Trevor Veneklase provided the assist. Cincinnati also got a goal from Albert Janele as well. In addition, Cincinnati received assists from Justin Bioni, who had one. Aleksandr Zendejas rejected 19 shots on goal for Atlanta.

 
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