Bulls roll into playoffs thanks to Gravelle
Chicago 0 @ North Iowa 10 – Thanks to five points, including a hat-trick, North Iowa forward Brett Gravelle won the NA3HL scoring title, finishing with 99 points in North Iowa’s 10-0 win over Chicago. North Iowa additionally got points from Tommy Stang, who also registered one goal and one assist, Jack Stang, who also registered one goal and one assist , and Gravelle, who also registered three goals and two assists. North Iowa also had goals scored by Joe Burgmeier, Mitch Parsons, and Sean Mallonee, who each put in one. In addition, North Iowa received assists from Carmen Dalesandro and Marshall Barnes, who each chipped in three and Ryan Durant and Connor Bump, who contributed one apiece. North Iowa's Zack St. John stopped 17 shots out of the 17 that he faced.
St. Louis 1 @ Peoria 4 - Peoria were led by goalie Ross Lipic, who finished with 27 saves while allowing one goal. Peoria kept St. Louis's goalie busy throughout the game, and Zach Young made 32 saves on 36 shots. Anthony Iacullo had a hat-trick and Zach Cox also scored for Peoria. More assists for Peoria came via Mark Candotti, Andrej Buchko, Jack Power Wayvon, Nathan Marlow, and Braden Stewart, who contributed one apiece. Frankie Cardinale scored the lone goal for the Jr. Blues.
Atlanta 5 @ Point Mallard 1 - Point Mallard were stymied by Atlanta netminder Aleksandr Zendejas, who stopped 41 shots during the victory. Alex Johanson had a great game for Atlanta, netting two goals. Atlanta kept Point Mallard's goalie busy throughout the game, and Cooper Seedott made 13 saves on 38 shots. Atlanta also got points from Steve MacIver, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Atlanta included Frank Trazzera and Colin OConnor, who scored one each. More assists for Atlanta came via Jesse Brown, Dylan Wattles, Arturas Laukaitis, Drake Cartwright, and Ryan Dumond, who contributed one apiece. Despite the loss, Point Mallard clinched the South Division title thanks to owning the tie-breaker over Texas.
Texas 1 @ Louisiana 2 (SO) - Texas threw everything they had at Louisiana's Sean Angle, but he responded by making 56 saves to secure the win. Texas were led by Kyle Galloway, who scored the team's only goal. Galloway scored in the second period to make the score 1-1. The score was assisted by Brock Brown and Victor Ekk. Louisiana’s lone goal came from Evan Hale. The shootout loss put Texas in a tie with Point Mallard for 1st place, but the Ducks won out on the tie-breaker.
Breezy Point 4 @ Granite City 3 (SO) - Ryan Mezera was all over the ice for Breezy Point, as he racked up two goals in the win. Others who scored for Breezy Point included Tyler Larwood and Austin Langworthy, who scored one each. More assists for Breezy Point came via Seyia Hayata, who had three, Nick Blanchette, who had two, and Reise Kieffer, who had one. Granite City were led by Matt Flom, who finished with one goal and one assist.Flom scored in the first period to make the score 1-0 Granite City. The goal was assisted by Tanner Skaja and Tyler Mros.Granite City also got points from Skaja, who also registered one goal and one assist. Lucas Carroll also scored for Granite City. In addition, Granite City received assists from Braden Altena and Mros, who contributed one apiece. Wes Paupore made 26 saves for Breezy Point on 29 shots.
Alexandria 5 @ Minnesota 1 - Alexandria stifled Minnesota's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Alexandria kept Minnesota's goalie busy throughout the game, and Dakota McDonald made 37 saves on 42 shots. Alexandria were led by Logan Norman, who had one goal and one assist.Norman scored short handed in the second period to make the score 2-1 Alexandria. Dawson Ellingsworth assisted on the tally.Alexandria also got points from Ellingsworth, who also registered one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Alexandria included Mason Hautala, Aaron Ryback, and Caleb Anderson, who scored one each. More assists for Alexandria came via Alec Seeger, Jack Mellstrom, Louis Gerzin, Logan Nelson, Steven Gustafson, and Jacob Odegard, who contributed one apiece. Minnesota were led by Alec Skar, who scored the team's only goal. Skar scored in the first period to make the score 1-1. Joe Guimont claimed the first assist on the goal, and Ryan Conybear got the second. Blizzard goalie Chance Kremer made 34 saves in the win.
Euless 5 @ Sugar Land 4 - Chase Deacon had a great game for Euless, netting two goals. Euless kept Sugar Land's goalie busy throughout the game, and Ryan OToole made 36 saves on 41 shots. Euless also got points from Nick Snyder, who also registered one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Euless included Aaron Wade and Ian Linna, who scored one each. More assists for Euless came via Anthony Chavez, who had two and Benjamin Kraus, Jason Moore, Chase Calvert, Cody Gottfreid, and Brandon Wade, who contributed one apiece. Sugar Land were helped by Jake Garman, who finished with one goal.Garman scored in the second period to make the score 1-0 Sugar Land.Sugar Land additionally got points from Valenza, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Sugar Land also had goals scored by Jonathan Adnell, Kyle Hooper, and Garman, who each put in one. In addition, Sugar Land received assists from Michael Crowley and Trevor Wolf, who each chipped in one.
West Michigan 0 @ Pittsburgh 4 - Pittsburgh were sparked by Devin Sroka, who registered one goal. Sroka scored in the first period to make the score 1-0 Pittsburgh. The goal was assisted by Gavin Cummings and Vincent Casale. Pittsburgh kept West Michigan's goalie busy throughout the game, and Samuel Woznicki made 31 saves on 35 shots. Pittsburgh also got points from Casale, who also registered one goal and one assist and Dominick Glavach, who also registered one goal and one assist. Camron Smith also scored for Pittsburgh. More assists for Pittsburgh came via Cummings, who had two and James Stiles, Auston Palumbo, and Adam Schaffer, who contributed one apiece. Jacob Stack made 21 saves for Pittsburgh on 21 shots.