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Saturday Scores: Granite City takes over West lead with sweep

November 11, 2018

With 5 goals in an 8-2 win on Saturday night, Missoula Junior Bruins forward Misha Akatnov became the all-time leading goal-scorer in NA3HL history.

Saturday's Box Scores

Alexandria Blizzard 1 @ Granite City Lumberjacks 7 - The Lumberjacks never trailed in their dominant 7-1 win over the Blizzard on Saturday night. David Mulligan was fantastic in net for the Lumberjacks earning his 7th win of the season and remaining undefeated. Mulligan made 17 saves on the night. It was a total team effort for the Lumberjacks as they received goals from seven different players. Daymin Dodge, Brad Amundson, Jack Flattum, and Zack DeBoom led the way in the point department all recording two points. Zach Curry scored the lone goal for the Blizzard in the loss. The Lumberjacks outshot the Blizzard 40-18. 
Missoula Junior Bruins 8 @ Yellowstone Quake 2 - Misha Akatnov was the star of the game for the Bruins in their 8-2 stomping of the Quake on Saturday night. Akatnov contributed to all eight goals for the Bruins scoring five and assisting on another three. This was Akatnov’s 4th hat-trick of the season. Vadim Zubkov also scored a hat-trick for the Bruins as well as another two assists to go with it. Seth Daniel made 26 saves for the Bruins in the win. Evan Snyder and Will Yates scored the goals for the Quake. Michael Allman made 30 saves in the loss. 
Coulee Region Chill 3 @ St. Louis Jr. Blues 5 - A four goal 2nd period was the key for the Blues in their 5-3 win over the Chill on Saturday afternoon. Tied heading into the 2nd frame, the Chill exploded led by Jake Faulkner and Joe Papa who each had three points in the win. Mickael Foucher was outstanding making 32 saves for the Blues. Tom Yurisich and Will Baginski also contributed with two points each. Brandon Ratzloff, Gadel Khismatullin, and Thomas Magnavite scored the goal for the Chill. Devin Naidow made 13 saves in the loss. 
Texas Brahmas 3 @ Louisiana Drillers 0 - The Texas Brahmas shut out the Louisiana Drillers on Saturday winning 3-0 in dominant fashion. Thomas Held earned his second shutout of the season and 5th overall win for the Brahmas. Held made 25 saves in the win. Tyler Blanchard recorded 1st hat-trick of the season scoring three goals in the win. Jack Cooper was also key for the Brahmas dishing out two assists as well. Samuli Aarinen made 28 saves for the Drillers in the loss. 
Skkylands Kings 2 @ L/A Nordiques 7 - The Nordiques remained dominant in their 7-2 win over the Kings on Saturday night. The Nordiques started the game slow but picked up early in the 2nd period on rout to scoring three goals in the middle and final frame. Same Frechette led the way for the Nordiques scoring a goal and two assists in the win. Kyle Secor, Joshua Sanchez, Sergei Anisimov, and Cole Ouellette all recorded two-point nights for the Nordiques as well. Hunter Raye earned his 5th win of the season making 21 saves. Dylan Saccone and Zakary Sparks scored the goals for the Kings. Josh Sears made 48 saves in the loss. 
Long Beach Sharks 2 @ Maine Wild 3 (OT) - Despite blowing an early two goal lead, the Maine Wild were able to overcome the Long Beach Sharks 3-2 in overtime on Saturday night. Late into the overtime period, Cam Bisson scored his 4th goal of the season to secure the win for the Wild. Luke Church and Elijah Older led the way in the point department scoring a goal and an assist for the Wild as well. Andrew Ghimpeteanu made 26 saves in the win. Cade Lambdin and Dixson Root scored the goals for the Sharks. Darren Nathan made 19 saves in the loss.
Breezy Point North Stars 1 @ Wisconsin Whalers 2 - The Wisconson Whalers won a very tight and hard-fought game 2-1 on Saturday night over the Breezy Point North Stars thanks to Trevor Timm’s 3rd period game winning goal. The shots between the teams were almost dead even, 36-35 in favor of the Whalers. Justin Schwartzmiller scored the other goal for the Whalers. Caleb Sauer was the star of the game making 34 saves and earning his 2nd win of the season. Evan O’Connor scored the lone goal for the North Stars. Lane Fox was great all night making 34 saves in the loss. 
College Station Spirit 2 @ Atlanta Capitals 8 - The Capitals continued their dominance over the Spirit winning 8-2 at home on Saturday night. The Capitals wasted no time scoring three unanswered goals in the 1st period. Andrei Rusakov and Brody Nielsen led the way for the Capitals each scoring two goals. Joey Lajcaj and Cole Thomas Johnson each had 3 assists in the win as well. Ryan Martell and Brenden Fehlig scored the goals for the Spirit. Blake Forystek stood on his head for most of the game making 47 saves in the loss. The Capitals outshot the Spirit 55-15. 
Niagara Falls PowerHawks 0 @ Binghamton Junior Senators 13 - The Senators showed no mercy in their 13-0 win over the PowerHawks on Saturday night. The Senators recorded 86 total shots and were absolutely dominate throughout the entire game. Casey Boone didn’t see much action but none the less earned his 1st shutout and 4th overall win of the season. Greg Simmons scored his 4th hat-trick of the season and Eric Melso recorded four assists for the Senators in the win. Mike Padgeon and Dinmukhamed Dzhangarashev each scored two goals as well. PowerHawks goaltender, Josh Mitchell did all he could making 73 saves in the loss. 
New Ulm Steel 3 @ Rochester Grizzlies 6 - The Rochester Grizzlies overcame a slow start to eventually defeat the New Ulm Steel 6-3 on the Saturday night. The Steel jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, but the Grizzlies answered with the games next five goals and never looked back. Richard Szabo led the way for the Grizzlies scoring two goals. Joey Fodstad, Seth Bacon, and Colin Mehren each recorded two assists in the win as well. Nick Bucklin earned his 7th win of the season making 35 saves. Jacob Halvorson, Jarrett Cammarata, and Michael Savelkoul scored the goals for the Steel. Henry Baribeau made 41 saves in the loss. 
Peoria Mustangs 4 @ Wasau RiverWolves 0 - Trevor Smith recorded his 3th shutout of the season on Saturday night in the Mustangs 4-0 win over the RiverWolves. The Mustangs started the game and fast and cruised their way to another big win. Jared Wisely led the way for the Mustangs scoring a goal and an assist in the win. Nick Ulrich dished out two assists as well. Jack Radley, Jaycob Bland and Bret Bauer scored the other goals for the Mustangs. RiverWolves goaltender, Alexandr Gilev was very busy all night making 49 saves in the loss. The Mustangs heavily outshot the RiverWolves 53-18. 
Milwaukee Power 10 @ Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts 3 - The Milwakee Power easily took care of the Thunderbolts on Saturday night winning 10-3 and remaining in 1st place the Central division. The Thunderbolts started the game strong taking an early 3-2 lead but eventually ran out of gas in the 2nd period. Jake Berry led the way for the Power recording his 1st hatrick of the season scoring four goals in the win. This performance caps off an incredible 18-point weekend for Berry. Chuck Bay wasn’t far behind his fellow teammate scoring two goals and four assists in the win as well. Deric Richison scored two goals in the loss for the Thunderbolts. Noah Brandau made 83 saves. 
Willmar WarHawks 1 @ North Iowa Bulls 14 - It was another long night for the WarHawks in their 14-1 loss to the North Iowa Bulls on Saturday night. A relatively close game was broke open in the third period by the Bulls scoring eight unanswered goals in the frame. Jack Giddings and Jarod Blackowiak led the way for the Bulls each recording a hat-trick in the win. Nick Bowlin and Jordan Roo each had four-point nights for the Bulls as well. Dysen Skinner earned his 4th win of the season making 10 saves. Brandon Holt scored the lone goal for the WarHawks. The Bulls heavily outshot the WarHawks 55-11 with most of those shots coming in the dominant 3rd period. 
Gillette Wild 3 @ Butte Cobras 2 (OT) - The Gillette wild overcame a two-goal deficit on Saturday night to defeat the Butte Cobras 3-2 in overtime. Late in the overtime period, Austin Newson scored his 5th goal of the season to win it for the Wild. Gage Thompson and Zach VanCompernolle were the other goal scorers for the Wild in the win. Shane Phillips earned his 2nd win of the season making 36 saves. Charles Blandin and Tyson Stovin led the way for the Cobras each scoring a goal. Goaltender Karl Zodda was spectacular all night making 58 saves. Unfortunately, it was not enough to secure the win. 
Bozeman Icedogs 1 @ Great Falls Americans 5 - A three goal third period sparked the victory for the Great Falls Americans in their 5-1 win over the Bozeman Icedogs on Saturday night. A 2-1 close game heading into the third period was answered by the Americans led by Justin Ohnstad who scored two goals and one assist in the win. Lindros Beard, Cody Dearing, and Ben Rinckey all contributed for the Americans as well recording two points. Viktor Wennberg earned his 6th win of the season making 29 saves. Isaax Smoldon scored the lone goal for the Icedogs. AJ Ruskowski made 47 saves in the loss. The Americans outshot the Icedogs 52-30.
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