St. Louis, Great Falls, North Iowa and Metro win on Day 1
March 30, 2016
Kohei Sato (top) and Kevin Shand (below) both had big offensive games to lead their teams to wins on Day 1 of the Silver Cup.
Day 1 of the NA3HL Silver Cup had a little bit of everything… a lot of offense, some tight close games, high drama, good goaltending and great action.
The Metro Jets, St. Louis Jr. Blues, North Iowa Bulls and Great Falls Americans all came away with wins on Day 1.
Day 2 is on Thursday and features some more good match-ups with St. Louis (1-0) taking on Texas (0-1) at 4:00pm, Metro (1-0) facing off against Twin City (0-1) at 4:30pm, Yellowstone (0-1) taking on Point Mallard (0-1) at 7:00pm and North Iowa (1-0) facing Great Falls (1-0) at 7:30pm.
Day 1 recaps:
Game 1: Metro Jets 7 vs. Texas Jr. Brahmas 0
- Metro's Mathias Tellstrom had a big offensive game, scoring one goal and contributing three assists in his team's 7-0 win over Texas. With the win, Metro moved its round-robin record to 1-0, while the Brahmas are now 0-1. Tellstrom beat Tyler Myers with a shot 21 seconds into the first period to make the score 1-0 Metro. Michael Tratar picked up the assist. Tellstrom dished an assist on David Chavis's goal that made the score 2-0 Metro at 2:43 into the first period. He then added assists on Kevin Shand's goal at 15:07 into the first and on Dylan Naumovski's goal at 5:29 into the second. Metro forced Texas' goalies to work between the pipes, racking up 43 shots and forcing 36 saves. Myers made 22 stops and Brandon Perrone made 14. The defensemen of Metro were also effective in Texas' zone, and came away with two goals. Metro additionally got points from Shand, who also tallied two goals and three assists to lead the team in points. Metro also had goals scored by Jacob Drinkard and Devin Kelly, who scored one goal each. In addition, Metro received assists from Marc Schwartz, who had two and Jacob Gleason, Robert Flannery, Matt Dempsey, and Graham Day, who each chipped in one. Austin Kane made five saves before being replaced by Kameron Limburg, who took the win and made 13 saves. Boxscore
Game 2: St. Louis Jr. Blues 4 vs. Twin City Steel 3
- St. Louis survived a determined comeback attempt by Twin City on the way to a 4-3 win. The Jr. Blues moved to 1-0, while the Steel fell to 0-1. St. Louis made the score 4-2 on a goal by Brian Schumacher at 3:33 in the third period, and Twin City got as close as 4-3 when Fritz Belisle scored 19:31 into the third period. St. Louis also had goals scored by Sean Griffin, Sam Maddox, and Ezekiel Estrada, who scored one goal each. In addition, St. Louis received assists from Tomas Loeffelman, who had two and Chris Brown and Joe Nolan, who each chipped in one. Twin City forced St. Louis goalie Jacob Weatherly to work between the pipes, taking 35 shots. Twin City was led by Jay Paul, who registered one goal and one assist. Paul scored 14:35 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Twin City. Nicholas Campbell assisted on the tally. Twin City also got points from Belisle, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Twin City also got a goal from Luc Kreuser as well. More assists for Twin City came via Ben Hersman, Jared Erickson, and Yannick Zehnder, who contributed one each. Twin City's Nathan Siclovan stopped 25 shots out of the 29 that he faced. Boxscore
Game 3: North Iowa Bulls 6 vs. Yellowstone Quake 2
- Kohei Sato was all over the ice for North Iowa, as he tallied two goals and one assist in North Iowa's 6-2 win over Yellowstone. Sato found the back of the net 2:38 into the first period to make the score 1-1 and again while 9:31 into the first to make the score 2-1 North Iowa. North Iowa kept Yellowstone's goalie busy throughout the game, and Garret Matz made 42 saves on 48 shots. North Iowa also got points from Brett Gravelle, who also had one goal and one assist. Connor Bump also scored for North Iowa. Other players who recorded assists for North Iowa were Ryan Durant, Adam Orn, Sean Mallonee, Mitch Parsons, Marshall Barnes, and David Min, who contributed one each and Quinn Fuchs and Carmen Dalesandro, who each chipped in two. Yellowstone was helped by Reed Kelly, who finished with one goal. Kelly scored 14:29 into the first period to make the score 2-2. Tony Dahlberg provided the assist. Yellowstone also got a goal from Nicholas Elliot as well. In addition, Yellowstone received assists from Tristan Henrichs, Manuel Manero, and Justin Berezinski, who contributed one each. Tommi Ahlgren made 24 saves for North Iowa on 26 shots. Boxscore
Game 4: Great Falls Americans 2 vs. Point Mallard Ducks 1
- Great Falls, which found itself down a man often, weathered Point Mallard's power play opportunities and emerged with a 2-1 victory. The Americans moved to 1-0 in the round-robin, while the Ducks fell to 0-1. Great Falls was paced by Malachi Bushey, who registered one goal. Bushey scored 7:51 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Great Falls. Adam Apangalook picked up the assist. Tyler Garcia also scored for Great Falls. More assists for Great Falls came via Wade Wylie, who had one. Point Mallard was led by Josh Hamilton, who scored the team's only goal. Hamilton scored 18:52 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Jake Stephan recorded 23 saves for Great Falls. Cooper Seedott made 17 saves for Point Mallard on 19 shots. Boxscore