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Saturday Scores: Quake take series in overtime

March 19, 2016

Kevin Shand led Metro to a sweep of Wooster in the Semi-Finals as the Jets now face the West Michigan Wolves in the East Finals.

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NA3HL Playoff Bracket

Central Division Semi-Finals, Game 2: North Iowa 12 @ Rochester 3 (North Iowa wins series, 2-0) - North Iowa scored seven goals in the second period to pull away from Rochester and clinch a 12-3 win. The win by North Iowa clinched the best of three series at 2-0. North Iowa got the win on the strength of a great game by Connor Bump, who had two goals and two assists. Bump scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 7:16 into the first period to make the score 1-0 North Iowa. North Iowa had taken the advantage when Rochester's Vladislav Shipota got sent off for tripping. Tommy Stang provided the assist. Bump's next tally on the power play made the score 3-2 North Iowa with 1:29 left in the first period. Owen Larson picked up the assist. North Iowa forced Rochester goalie Kyle Plantz to work between the pipes, taking 61 shots. North Iowa also got points from Larson, who also finished with one goal and two assists, Joe Burgmeier, who also tallied two goals and two assists, Kohei Sato, who also had one goal and two assists, Austin Jackson, who also registered one goal and three assists, and Brett Gravelle, who also grabbed two goals and two assists. North Iowa also got a goal from Carmen Dalesandro as well. Other players who recorded assists for North Iowa were Ryan Durant and Mitch Parsons, who each chipped in one and Tom Lindgren, Quinn Fuchs, and Jack Stang, who contributed two each. Rochester was helped by Nick Paulson, who finished with one goal. Paulson scored 13:31 into the first period to make the score 2-2. Sam Bjellum assisted on the tally. Spencer Hadacek also scored for Rochester. In addition, Rochester received assists from Dylan Boysen, Hunter Heightland, Dan Trageser, Griffen Buck, and Colby DeCarlo, who each chipped in one. North Iowa's Tommi Ahlgren stopped 19 shots out of the 22 that he faced.

East Division Semi-Finals, Game 2: Toledo 2 @ West Michigan 5 (West Michigan wins series, 2-0) - Toledo failed to take advantage of its power play opportunities and West Michigan shook off a number of penalties to win, 5-2. The win by West Michigan clinched the best of three series at 2-0. West Michigan was led by Brendon Block, who registered one goal and one assist. Block scored short handed 7:25 into the third period to make the score 3-2 West Michigan. West Michigan found itself down a man on Dakota Ulmer's tripping. Corey Siwula assisted on the tally. West Michigan additionally got points from Tyler McMahon, who also finished with one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. West Michigan also got a goal from Devin Farkas as well. In addition, West Michigan received assists from Justin Bloomfield, who had two and Christian Amend and TJ Krajewski, who each chipped in one. Toledo kept West Michigan's goalie busy throughout the game, and Samuel Woznicki made 42 saves on 44 shots. Toledo was helped by Ricky Kwapich, who grabbed one goal. Kwapich scored on the power play 13:43 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Toledo had gotten the advantage when West Michigan's Woznicki was sent off for roughing. Tyler Zalecki picked up the assist. David Bogart also scored for Toledo. More assists for Toledo came via Josh Somers, Tristin Snyder, and Alec Walny, who contributed one each. Glen Bates made 42 saves for Toledo on 47 shots.

East Division Semi-Finals, Game 2: Wooster 0 @ Metro 12 (Metro win series, 2-0) - Metro had a nine-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 12-0 win over Wooster. The win by Metro clinched the best of three series at 2-0. Graham Day was all over the ice for Metro, as he tallied two goals and two assists in the win. Day scored the first of his two goals at 10:44 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Metro. David Chavis assisted on the tally. Day's next tally made the score 5-0 Metro with 12:16 left in the second period. Chase Sereno picked up the assist. Metro additionally got points from Cam Schwartz, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Jacob Drinkard, who also registered one goal and two assists, Mathias Tellstrom, who also had one goal and two assists, and Kevin Shand, who also registered two goals and two assists to lead the team in points. Metro also got a goal from Pearce Vance as well. More assists for Metro came via Michael Tratar, who had three and Marc Schwartz, Jacob Gleason, and Chas Distelrath, who each chipped in one. Kameron Limburg made 20 saves for Metro on 20 shots.

Frontier Division Semi-Finals, Game 3: Gillette 2 @ Yellowstone 3 (OT) (Yellowstone wins series, 2-1) - Yellowstone's Reed Kelly scored 17:51 into overtime to beat Gillette, 3-2 (OT). The win by Yellowstone clinched the best of three series at 2-1. Yellowstone was sparked by Kelly, who finished with the series-winner, after he one-timed a blast after a nice rush up the ice by Jake Dickison. Others who scored for Yellowstone included Max Doner and Curtis Greenbush, who scored one goal each. More assists for Yellowstone came via Nick Greene, Jake Dickison, Justin Berezinski, Nick Ligocki, and Matt Runyon, who contributed one each. Gillette was helped by Cade Boreing, who tallied one goal. Boreing scored 8:41 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Jack Oberg provided the assist. Gillette also got points from Nick Scherbinin, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. In addition, Gillette received assists from Preston Fuller, who had one. Garret Matz made 44 saves for Yellowstone on 46 shots. Alex Feese recorded 60 saves for Gillette.

Midwest Division Semi-Finals, Game 2: Cincinnati 5 @ St. Louis 6 (OT) (St. Louis wins series, 2-0) - St. Louis' Ezekiel Estrada scored 11:03 into overtime to beat Cincinnati, 6-5 (OT). The win by St. Louis clinched the best of three series at 2-0. St. Louis got the win with help from a great game by Alex Klaesner, who had two goals and one assist. Klaesner scored the first of his two goals at 8:59 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Sam Maddox provided the assist. Klaesner's next tally made the score 3-1 St. Louis with 3:53 left in the first period. Maddox picked up the assist. St. Louis also got points from Estrada, who also racked up one goal and two assists. Others who scored for St. Louis included Tomas Loeffelman, Daniel Dunaway, and Eduard Rumyantsev, who scored one goal each. In addition, St. Louis received assists from Brian Schumacher, Sean Griffin, Chris Brown, and Alex Werdmuller, who each chipped in one. Cincinnati was led by Hunter Schneider, who registered one goal and two assists. Schneider scored 5:25 into the second period to make the score 3-3. Tyler Simon provided the assist. Cincinnati also had goals scored by Kyle Kinnaman, Rory Callihan, Shawn Moody, and Cobin Sanborn, who each put in one. More assists for Cincinnati came via Albert Janele, Brenden Williams, and James Frantz, who contributed one each.

Midwest Division Semi-Finals, Game 2: Nashville 1 @ Peoria 0 (Nashville wins series, 2-0) - Nashville used a sparkling performance by Nicholas Ottenbacher to take down Peoria, as the netminder did not allow a goal in Nashville's 1-0 shutout victory. The win by Nashville clinched the best of three series at 2-0. Trent Kulczyk's game-winning tally was the game's only goal. It came at 9:50 in the second period. Nashville had gotten the advantage when Peoria's Thomas Kolaz was sent off for tripping. Nicholas Redmon picked up the assist. Nashville was led by Kulczyk, who finished with one goal. Other players who recorded assists for Nashville were Nathan Rieman, who had one. Nashville's Ottenbacher stopped 26 shots out of the 26 that he faced. Ross Lipic rejected 16 shots on goal for Peoria.

South Division Semi-Finals, Game 1: Atlanta 5 @ Texas 1 (Atlanta leads best of 3 series, 1-0) - Atlanta had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 5-1 win over Texas. After the loss made the series score 1-0 in the best of three series, Texas faces elimination next time out. Philip Pugliese had a great game for Atlanta, netting two goals. Pugliese found the back of the net short handed 8:58 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Atlanta and again while 18:40 into the first to make the score 3-0 Atlanta. Others who scored for Atlanta included Arturas Laukaitis, Alex Johanson, and Ross Bartlett, who each put in one. In addition, Atlanta received assists from Jesse Brown, Ryan Dumond, and Colin OConnor, who contributed one each and Kyle Rimbach and Evan Camba, who each chipped in two. Texas excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. Texas was led by Jacob Elrod, who scored the team's only goal. Elrod scored 13:06 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Atlanta. Kyle Galloway picked up the assist. Aleksandr Zendejas made 18 saves for Atlanta on 19 shots.

South Division Semi-Finals, Game 2: Sugar Land 2 @ Point Mallard 4 (Best of 3 series tied, 1-1) - Sugar Land tried its best to erase a three-goal deficit, but Point Mallard would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 4-2. A goal by Josh Hamilton put Point Mallard up 4-1 in the second period, but Sugar Land pulled to within two on Matt DeNure's tally 15:06 into the third period. With the win, Point Mallard avoided elimination to make the series score 1-1 in the best of three series. Jake Cox was all over the ice for Point Mallard, as he racked up two goals in the win. Cox's tallies came at 9:18 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Point Mallard and on the power play 4:22 into the second to make the score 2-1 Point Mallard. Point Mallard kept Sugar Land's goalie busy throughout the game, and Kevin Mackey made 51 saves on 55 shots. Point Mallard also got points from Hamilton, who also had one goal and one assist. Point Mallard also got a goal from Justin Clark as well. More assists for Point Mallard came via Austin Weber, Jaleel Rosemond, and Jake Champaign, who contributed one each. Alex Norwinski also scored for Sugar Land. In addition, Sugar Land received assists from Jake Garman and Kyle Hooper, who each chipped in one. Cooper Seedott made 21 saves for Point Mallard on 23 shots.

West Division Semi-Finals, Game 2: Granite City 1 @ Alexandria 3 (Best of 3 series tied, 1-1) - Derrick LaCombe stood on his head and made 31 saves to lead Alexandria to a 3-1 victory over Granite City. With the win, Alexandria avoided elimination to make the series score 1-1 in the best of three series. Alexandria was led by Steven Gustafson, who tallied one goal. Gustafson scored 7:23 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Alexandria. Alec Seeger picked up the assist. Alexandria also had goals scored by David Carey and Tony Arias, who each put in one. More assists for Alexandria came via Logan Norman, Alex Bowe, and Aaron Ryback, who contributed one each. Granite City was led by Tanner Skaja, who scored the team's only goal. Skaja scored 7:35 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Granite City. Braden Altena assisted on the tally. Mac Berglove rejected 32 shots on goal for Granite City.

West Division Semi-Finals, Game 2: Twin City 3 @ Breezy Point 4 (OT) (Best of 3 series tied, 1-1) - Alec Hooper gave Breezy Point a 4-3 (OT) victory over Twin City when he scored 3:32 into the extra period. With the win, Breezy Point avoided elimination to make the series score 1-1 in the best of three series. Breezy Point came back from a three-goal deficit to capture the victory. Breezy Point trailed 3-0 after a power play goal by Twin City's Fritz Belisle at 7:16 in the second period. Breezy Point knotted things up at 3-3 on a goal by Josh Laven at 19:32 in the third period. Jake Tomkowiak had one goal and two assists to lead Breezy Point. Tomkowiak scored 18:19 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Twin City. Nick Blanchette assisted on the tally. Breezy Point also got points from Blanchette, who also had one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Breezy Point were Christian Lenzmeier, Kyle Klatt, and Austin Langworthy, who each chipped in one. Twin City was helped by Jay Paul, who tallied one goal. Paul scored 10:37 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Twin City. Belisle picked up the assist. Twin City additionally got points from Belisle, who also finished with one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Twin City also got a goal from Luc Kreuser as well. In addition, Twin City received assists from Jared Erickson, Joe Costello, and Yannick Zehnder, who contributed one each. Breezy Point's Wes Paupore stopped 27 shots out of the 30 that he faced.

 
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