Saturday Scores: Americans continue win streak and division lead
January 20, 2019
Missoula 2 @ Great Falls 8 – The Americans widened their division lead to five points as they won their 9th straight game thanks to an 8-2 win over Missoula. Payton McSharry continued his hot play with two goals and an assist and George Nuutinen had two goals and two assists in the win. Ben Rinckey, Cody Dearing, Jack Olson, and Justin Ohnstad also scored for the Americans. John Bannon and Christian Ward scored the goals for Missoula. Viktor Wennberg made 16 saves in the win and Evan Williams made 44 saves in the loss.
Rochester 0 @ Alexandria 3 – Blizzard goalie Kyle Hayden stopped all 17 shots that came his way for his third shutout of season as the Blizzard picked up a weekend home-and-home sweep of the Grizzlies thanks to a 3-0 win on Saturday. The game remained scoreless until the 3rd period when the Blizzard got three goals from Brandon Connett, Ike Taraszewski, and Wesley Johnson to earn the win. Grizzlies goalie Nick Bucklin made 35 saves in the loss.
Cape Cod 2 @ New England 6 – Derek Lovejoy scored twice and Michael Lempiainen had four points as the Stars beat the Islanders, 6-2. The Stars scored twice in each period, which included goals from Lovejoy and Lempiainen in the 1st period, Eric Steeves and James Wilson in the 2nd period and Tyler Gillen and another from Lovejoy in the 3rd period. The Islanders got goals from Tanner Little and Ryan Kappelmann. Stars goalie Cedric Joubert made 15 saves in the win, while Islanders goalie Parker Orchard made 32 saves in the loss.
Skylands 5 @ Long Beach 6 – The Sharks salvaged a weekend split with the Kings thanks to a 6-5 win on Saturday as Cade Lambdin scored twice in the win. After the game was tied at 1-1 after one period thanks to goals from Matthew Victurine for Long Beach and Dylan Dinzik for Skylands, the Sharks opened up a big 6-1 lead in the 2nd and 3rd periods with five straight goals, including two from Lambin and others from Michael Walsh, Teddy Valenti, and Jack Pensa. The Kings made a valiant comeback in the 3rd period, which included two goals from Khole Hibbert, another from Dinzik and one from James Clarke. Darren Nathan made 22 saves in the win, while Josh Sears made 45 saves in the loss.
Mid-Cities 6 @ Louisiana 7 – Blake Siewertsen had two goals and an assist to lead the Drillers to a 7-6 win on Saturday. The Drillers scored six goals in the 2nd period, which included one from Siewertsen, and others from Grant Griffin, Brandon Prewett, Drew Wotta, Zach Smith and Ivan Matveev. Stars goals were scored by Nick Solema, Blake Campbell, Hunter Leonhard, Brandon Speights, Matthew Taylor, and Ryan Muckensturm. Siewertsen’s second goal of the game came late in the 3rd period and proved to be the game-winner. Grady Reis made 37 saves in the win, while Noah Kinsinger made 17 saves and Francisco Clark-Silva made 8 save in the loss.
St. Louis 3 @ Peoria 2 (OT) – The Jr. Blues added to their Central Division lead thanks to a 3-2 overtime win on Saturday, which completed a weekend home-and-home sweep of the Mustangs. The team’s traded goals throughout regulation as Cody Layne and Tristan Trudel scored for Peoria, while Sean Hofstetter and Dominic Lesnock answered back for the Jr. Blues. Less than a minute into the overtime, Will Baginski netted the game-winner. Jr. Blues goalie Mikael Foucher made 20 saves in the win, while Peoria goalie Jaden Gardner made 38 saves in the loss.
Breezy Point 5 @ New Ulm 3 – The North Stars picked up their third straight win as Jacob MacLennan made 45 saves in a 5-3 win in New Ulm on Saturday night. Five different players lit the lamp for the North Stars including Gunner Bourassa, Jacob Berkowitz, Carson Simon, Lukas Brockman and Jordan Linder. The Steel got goals from Jordan Cooper, Jack Parks, and Jacob Halvorson. Steel goalie Henry Baribeau took the loss, making 22 saves.
Coulee Region 16 @ Evansville 2 – The Chill rolled to their 9th win in their last 10 games as they beat Evansville 16-2, completing a weekend sweep. Brady Lindauer had a hat-trick and four assists and Thomas Magnavite had two goals and three assists to pace the Chill. Also scored for Coulee Region was Flavien Fondadouze and Aslan Akervik, who each had two goals apiece. Also scoring for the Chill was Joseph Wiczek, Brandon Ratzloff, Donny Schultz, Connor Losen, Christopher Drews, and Judson McGrath. Deric Richison scored both goals for the Jr. Thunderbolts. Michael Janke made 12 saves in the win, while Jack Cooper made 33 saves in the loss.
Granite City 4 @ Willmar 5 – The WarHawks scored two goals in the final 1:27 to beat the division-leading Lumberjacks, 5-4. Five different players scored for Willmar, which included 1st period goals from Hunter Hall and Campbell Jackson, and three goals in the 3rd period from Jacob May, Ian Zaleski, and the game-winner with just :04 seconds remaining from Andrew Pitleck. Granite City was led by Grant Troumbly, who had two goals and Zack DeBoom and Trevor Dummer also scored for Granite City. Nelson Schiiler made 49 saves in the win, while Matt Fitzgerald made 21 saves in the loss.
Butte 1 @ Bozeman 8 – Rhys Phelps had a hat-trick and an assist to lead the Icedogs to an 8-1 win over the visiting Cobras. Hayden Groth also had two goals and an assist in the win. Also scoring goals for the Icedogs was Adam Franklin, Duncan McGarrah, and Nash Pine. Bozeman goalie Mikael Levokari was outstanding in the win, making 37 saves. The lone Butte goal came from Tyson Stovin and Karl Zodda made 51 saves in the loss.
Gillette 6 @ Yellowstone 1 – Gage Thompson had two goals and an assist and Cody Grogan made 23 saves to pace the Wild to a 6-1 win in Yellowstone on Saturday. Trenton Walker scored first for Gillette in the 1st period with Dylan Rumple answering for the Quake in the 2nd period. Gillette would then put the game out of reach with five goals in the 3rd period, including two goals from Thompson and others from Dillon Hale, Danny Ramos, and Keedin Denny. Michael Allman took the loss in goal for the Quake making 39 saves.