Saturday Scores: Bighorns keep pace with sweep
January 7, 2018
Helena Bighorns 6 @ Missoula Junior Bruins 3-The Helena Bighorns scored a pair in each period to defeat the Missoula Junior Bruins, 6-3. Jarett Scheibel, Mikhail Gavrilenko, Ben Kottmeier, Luc Cross (2), and Gavin Cline scored for the Bighorns, while JJ Blondin, Zach Jaffe, and Misha Akatnov found the back of the net for the Junior Bruins. Helena's Eric Berglund stopped 27 shots, while Billy Yoder and Duncan Wiest made 21 and 23 saves, respectively, for Missoula.
Skylands Kings 5 @ Cape Cod Islanders 3-The Skylands Kings came out on top after a busy third period, winning the game, 5-3, over the Cape Cod Islanders. Craig Garrigan notched a hat trick in the match, while Eric Vanderhoff scored twice for the Kings. For the Islanders, Cody Doyon, Cam St Amanda, and Jack Conway got on the scoreboard. Skylands' goaltender Mathias Ytterng made 29 saves, while Esa Maki stopped 33 shots for Cape Cod.
Wisconsin Whalers 5 @ Rochester Ice Hawks 1-The Wisconsin Whalers scored four in a row on their way to a 5-1 win over the Rochester Ice Hawks. Drew Steines, Alex Gille, Anthony Fortin, Carter Grobstick, and Jimmy McDermott scored for the Whalers, while Judd Schulz notched one for the Ice Hawks. Wisconsin's Brendan Earls made 29 saves, while Luke Murphy stopped 48 shots for Rochester.
Texas Brahmas 1 @ Louisiana Drillers 0-Texas Brahma Ashton Norris scored the only goal of the game - giving them the 1-0 victory over the Louisiana Drillers. Texas goaltender Tyler Myers made 18 saves for the shutout, while Griffin Varricchio made 24 stops for Louisiana.
Long Beach Sharks 1 @ New England Stars 6-Six different goal scorers played a part in the New England Strs 6-1 victory against the Long Beach Sharks. Cole Archambeault, Michael Lempiainen, Ian Gatley, Ryan Gauvin, Ryan Caisse, and Zachary Cormier scored for the Stars, while Bryan Pedisich notched one for the Sharks. New England's Tim Pesek made 14 saves, while Ben Vutci stopped 38 shots for Long Beach.
Peoria Mustangs 2 @ St Louis Jr Blues 3-The St Louis Jr Blues grabbed an early lead on their way to a 3-2 win over the Peoria Mustangs. Dawson Marshall, Jake Cox, and Ivan Galaguzov each scored for the Jr Blues, while Brandon Hay and Jack Power Wayvon found the back of the net for the Mustangs. St Louis goaltender Blake Bjella made 17 saves, while Jaden Gardner stopped 21 shots for Peoria.
Southern Tier Xpress 2 @ Pittsburgh Vengeance 4-The Pittsburgh Vengeance scored two quick goals in the second to set the pace for a 4-2 win over the Southern Tier Xpress. Thomas Polster, Marks Mezsargs, Jacob Friedman, and Dominick Glavach scored for the Vengeance, while Michael Lamison and Stuart Pearson each notched one for the Xpress. Pittsburgh's Tyler Hawk made 20 saves, while Brandon Heacock stopped 32 shots for Southern Tier.
Binghamton Junior Senators 7 @ Niagara Falls PowerHawks 0-Bighamton Junior Senator goaltender Brady Anderson made 27 saves for a 7-0 shutout win over the Niagara Falls PowerHawks. Eric Melso, Ryan Reifler, Michael Padgeon, Brad Becker (2), Geoffrey LaMorre, and Luke Miller scored for the Junior Senators. Kris Augustine and Josh Mitchell each made 11 saves for the PowerHawks.
Northeast Generals 3 @ L/A Nordiques 2-A pair of goals from Fedor Lopaev helped the Northeast Generals to a 3-2 win over the L/A Nordiques. Jacob Kelly also scored for the Generals, while JP Chauvin and Shayne Plummer found the back of the net for the Nordiques. Northeast's Lucas Souza made 35 saves, while Sage Broda stopped 26 shots for L/A.
Granite City Lumberjacks 3 @ New Ulm Steel 5-The New Ulm Steel scored three third period goals to come back and defeat the Granite City Lumberjacks, 5-3. Hunter Johnson, Alex Nagel (2), Austin Langworthy, and Trevor Woytcke scored for the Steel, and Chase DiBari, Nick Castro, and Braden Altena each earned one for the Lumberjacks. New Ulm goaltender Drew Schenkenberg made 32 saves, while David Mulligan stopped 34 shots for Granite City.
La Crosse Freeze 5 @ Willmar WarHawks 6-After sixty minutes of back and forth, a late third period goal helped the Willmar WarHawks defeat the La Crosse Freeze, 6-5. Noah Roach, Zach Martin (2), Keegan Bauman, and Brandon Holt (2) scored for the WarHawks, while Laudon Poellinger, Clayton Lackey, Brady Lindauer, Nathan McComb, and Brandon Ratzloff found the back of the net for the Freeze. Willmar's Kaden Ericson made 35 saves on the night, while La Crosse's Jacob Silverstein and William Graves made 9 saves each.
Yellowstone Quake 7 @ Bozeman Icedogs 1-The Yellowstone Quake scored six consecutive goals on their way to a 7-1 win over the Bozeman Icedogs. Cole Stewart (2), Jacob Shuldt, Mason Stewart, Nolan Willoughby, Jack Moore, and Ian Doner scored for the Quake, while the Icedogs goal came via Beckett Patten. In net, Yellowstone's Jonatan Persson made 26 saves, while Carver Thompson made 42 saves for Bozeman.
Wooster Oilers 6 @ Evansville Jr Thunderbolts 3-The Wooster Oilers grabbed an early lead to defeat the Evansville Jr Thunderbolts, 6-3. Bobby Frieson (2), Shane Malinak, Hunter Hillebrecht, Turner Banyasz, and Zac Steele found the back of the net for the Oilers, while Kyle Kowalski, Mitchell Hoon, and Branson Rozema got on the scoreboard for the Jr Thunderbolts. Wooster's Justyn Gillis made 29 saves, and Bryson Linenburg stopped 26 shots for Evansville.
Gillette Wild 4 @ Great Falls Americans 3-Gillette Wild forward Nick Stockert scored two early to help his team to a 4-3 win over the Great Falls Americans. Jack Oberg and Cody Walters also scored for the Wild, while Tanner Rath (2) and Kody Thomas got on the board for the Americans. Gillette's Cody Grogan made 24 saves, while Bryan Sharp stopped 22 shots for Great Falls.
Atlanta Capitals 1 @ Mid Cities Jr Stars 5-A pair of goals from Brandon Speights and Conor Simpson helped the Mid Cities Jr Stars to a 5-1 win over the Atlanta Capitals. Matthew Taylor also scored for the Jr Stars, and Talon Medure notched one for the Capitals. Mid Cities' Nick Vanwinkle made 38 saves, and Kyle Konin stopped 26 shots for Atlanta.
North Iowa Bulls 8 @ Alexandria Blizzard 1-Tyler Bump racked up a hat trick for the North Iowa Bulls in their 8-1 win over the Alexandria Blizzard. Connor Clemons (2), Josh Arnold, Mitch Dolter, and Brendan Studioso also scored for the Bulls, while Logan Nelson found the back of the net for the Blizzard. North Iowa's Colin Cain made 23 saves on the night, while Brady Meyers stopped 38 shots for Alexandria.
Toledo Cherokee 1 @ Metro Jets 5-Matt Schaumburger notched a hat trick to help the Metro Jets to a 5-1 win over the Toledo Cherokee. Connor Inger and Jordan Guske also scored for the Jets, and EJ Gilbert got on the scoreboard for the Cherokee. Metro's Brian Tallieu made 26 saves, and Alan Brouillette stopped 45 shots for Toledo.