Sunday Wrap-Up: Steel complete sweep of Lumberjacks
December 10, 2018
New Ulm 6 @ Granite City 5 (OT) - Just a day removed from knocking off the top-ranked Lumberjacks in head-turning upset fashion, the Steel again flexed their muscles with a 6-5 victory over Granite City in overtime after seeing a 5-0 advantage erased by the Lumberjacks' firepower. Jarrett Cammarata (2), Jake Ford, Sam Ayd and Keegan Bauman had New Ulm flying high with goals through the first 22 minutes, but Granite City responded with five straight by Cooper Smith, Hunter Schwehr, Grant Troumbly, Bailey Sommers and Matt Moran to force extra time, where New Ulm's Jake Ford then nabbed his second of the game to take the win. Henry Baribeau again stood tall in the Steel cage, stopping 39 of 44 shots in the win. David Mulligan and Matt Fitzgerald combined for 17 saves in the Lumberjacks' loss.
L/A 7 @ New England 0 - Colby Audette collected his third hat-trick of the season and Owen Liskiewicz batted away 18 pucks as the Nordiques put forth another dominant display in a 7-0 shutout of the Stars on Sunday to notch their 28th win in 29 games this season. Donovan Tehan (2), Cole Ouellette and Sam Frechette rounded out L/A's attack, as they forced Stars' goaltender Timothy Pesek into 19 saves on the night.
Wausau 7 @ Evansville 3 - Santana Pinkert and Rollie Carlson starred for Wausau with two goals apiece in a 7-3 win over Evansville to cap off a weekend sweep. Tanner Eskro, Cody Squillace and Mitchel Idalski potted pucks as well, while Deric Richison again acted as the Thunderbolts' talisman with a pair of goals and a helper on the night, assisting Anthony Caserta's goal as well. Terran Mohr took the win with 30 stops in the RiverWolves' net, while Noah Brandau faced down 53 of 60 in the opposite cage.
Peoria 1 @ St. Louis 2 - Matthew Monreal and Sean Hofstetter scored to help the Blues jump out to a 2-0 lead and Jack Regan shut the door on 25 shots to help St. Louis hold off Peoria 2-1 on Sunday. Jack Radley eventually cracked the Blues' netminder and soiled his shutout late in the third. Jaden Gardner suffered the loss despite stopping 39 shots for the Mustangs.
Oswego 8 @ Niagara Falls 1 - Three separate two-goal efforts paced a high-octane Stampede attack in their 8-1 victory over the Powerhawks on Sunday. Dylan Gulick, Wade Moak and Joey Gallo each potted a pair apiece, while Tommy Kilway and Marcos Zarragoitia chipped in goals as well for Oswego. Raymond Conroy nabbed the 'Hawks' lone goal to ensure Stampede keeper Ben White did not earn a shutout, instead stopping 17 of 18 shots on the night. Josh Mitchell and Jonathan Sebastiano combined to post 31 saves for Niagara Falls.
Mid Cities 3 @ Atlanta 0 - Francisco Clark-Silva put the Stars on his back with a 35-save effort to help the Stars top the Capitals 3-0 and move to within two points of Atlanta in the South Division. Ryan Muckensturm, Nick Solema and Stephen Guadalajara provided the offense, potting goals on 31 shots against Atlanta's Quinn Yeager, who finished with 28 stops.
College Station 0 @ Louisiana 8 - The Drillers took some time to get going, but quickly turned a narrow 1-0 advantage at the end of the first period into an 8-0 win over the Spirit to conclude their weekend set. Drew Wotta and Riley Sloane scored twice apiece, while Timmy Zittel, Alejandro Apud, Ivan Matveev and Josh Jorajuria each struck as well. Grady Reis picked up the shutout win with 15 saves in the Louisiana crease, countering Luigi Giustra's 30 stops for College Station.
Maine 0 @ Northeast 6 - The Generals kept their good times rolling on Sunday with 25 saves from John Driscoll and two-goal efforts by Kolye Bankauskas and Carson Asper to knock off the Wild 6-0 and stretch their point streak to four games. Jeffrey Sidoit and John Holbik recorded the remaining markers. Maine goaltender Nick Vardon was a busy man, facing 72 shots and stopping an impressive 66, despite the loss.