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Jr. Blues claim Midwest title with shutout on Sunday

February 29, 2016

Ezekiel Estrada had a big game to lead the Jr. Blues to a shutout win on Sunday as they captured the Midwest Division title.

Sunday Box Scores

St. Louis 6 @ Wisconsin 0 - St. Louis used a sparkling performance by Jacob Weatherly to take down Wisconsin, as the netminder did not allow a goal in St. Louis' 6-0 shutout victory. Tomas Loeffelman had one goal and two assists to lead St. Louis. Loeffelman scored on the power play 7:35 into the first period to make the score 1-0 St. Louis. Cameron McAtee assisted on the tally. St. Louis additionally got points from Daniel Dunaway, who also had one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. St. Louis also had goals scored by Ezekiel Estrada, who had two and Brian Schumacher and Sam Maddox, who each put in one. In addition, St. Louis received assists from Alex Werdmuller and Kyler Chartier, who each chipped in one and Joe Nolan and Eduard Rumyantsev, who contributed two each. St. Louis' Weatherly stopped 25 shots out of the 25 that he faced. Ian Dvorak made 23 saves for Wisconsin on 29 shots.

Breezy Point 4 @ La Crosse 6 - In a game where neither team could get a cushion, La Crosse escaped with a 6-4 victory over Breezy Point. Each team kept the other at bay throughout the game, and Noah Hallbeck secured the win for La Crosse with a goal in the third period. La Crosse was sparked by Hallbeck, who tallied one goal. Hallbeck scored 14:22 into the third period to make the score 5-4 La Crosse. Ben Henderson picked up the assist. Others who scored for La Crosse included Jared Bromberg, Daniel Toycen, Taylor Trapp, Matt Wolter, and Kadin Machusak, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for La Crosse were Sam Wenner, who had two and JP Eykyn, Hunter Dolan, Brady Thiering, Toon De Schepper, Mick Nisbet, and Hunter Breza, who each chipped in one. Breezy Point was helped by Austin Langworthy, who had two goals. Langworthy scored the first of his two goals short handed at 19:01 into the first period to make the score 3-2 La Crosse. Tyler Larwood assisted on the tally. Langworthy's next tally short handed made the score 3-3 with 7:37 left in the second period. Nichol picked up the assist. Breezy Point additionally got points from Nick Blanchette, who also finished with one goal and one assist and Larwood, who also registered one goal and one assist. More assists for Breezy Point came via Christian Lenzmeier, Jake Tomkowiak, and Seyia Hayata, who contributed one each. La Crosse's Will Graves stopped 35 shots out of the 39 that he faced.

Euless 1 @ Texas 5 - Euless was within striking distance after one period, but Texas put the pedal down in the second en route to a 5-1 victory. Texas was led by Brock Brown, who had one goal. Brown scored on the power play 7:09 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Texas. Nick Nitta provided the assist. Texas also got points from Bryan Whelan, who also finished with one goal and one assist, Ryan Dunner, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, and Zack Andersen, who also registered one goal and one assist. Texas also got a goal from Victor Ekk as well. More assists for Texas came via Kyle Galloway and Sam Gagnon, who contributed one each. Brandon Perrone rejected 19 shots on goal for Texas. Thomas Bailey made 43 saves for Euless on 48 shots.

Granite City 6 @ Minnesota 1 - Andrej Jamnicky netted a hat trick to lead Granite City over Minnesota, 6-1. Jamnicky got on the scoresheet 19:03 into the first period. He then added goals at 11:28 into the second and at 16:49 into the third. Granite City's Nathan Isaacson was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 26 saves and let only one puck past him.  Granite City additionally got points from Braden Altena, who also registered one goal and two assists and Tanner Skaja, who also racked up one goal and two assists. Adam Marty also scored for Granite City. More assists for Granite City came via Alex Durand, who had one, Spencer Zwiener, who had two, and Matt Flom, who had four. Minnesota was led by Austyn Renn, who scored the team's only goal. Renn scored 14:10 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Minnesota. Wyatt Toll picked up the assist.

Billings 0 @ Gillette 7 - Gillette had a three-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 7-0 win over Billings. Gillette was led by Connor Moore, who had one goal. Moore scored 7:29 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Gillette. Tristen Leberknight picked up the assist. Gillette additionally got points from Jack Oberg, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Gillette also had goals scored by Nick Stockert, who had two and Cade Boreing, Tyler Tennant, and Alex King, who scored one goal each. More assists for Gillette came via Tyler Reble, who had two, Kyle Traux, who had three, and Preston Fuller, Michael Doyle, Brett Kramer, and RJ Yusko, who each chipped in one. Alex Feese made 23 saves for Gillette on 23 shots. Kyle Jacobs recorded 45 saves for Billings.

 
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