Sunday Wrap-Up: Defending Champ Brahmas off to hot start
October 14, 2019
TX Roadrunners 0 @ TX Brahmas 8 - A banner outing for the Brahmas started off with a pair of Tyler Blanchard goals in the opening frame and only got better from there, as Leevi Selanne bagged his first hat-trick of the season en route to an 8-0 win over the visiting Roadrunners. Jack Cooper, Gehrig Lindberg and Dylan Smith added goals as well, as Kayden Hargraves made eight saves for the shutout. Meanwhile, Jaeger Reed and Cole Garver had their hands full with 48 total saves in the Roadrunners' net.
Danbury 6 @ Skylands 5 - Brandon Cope and Kolby Donovan each netted twice to help the Colonials edge the Kings 6-5 in a thrilling see-saw affair. Dylan Webber and Misha Mshar rounded out Danbury's attack, while Joseph Arnold, Khole Hibbert, Trevor Christopher, Dylan Shea and Sean Kenny scored for Skylands. Michael Nardi made 25 saves for the win, while Alex Allison suffered a tough loss despite 42 saves in a busy game.
L/A 4 @ NE Stars 5 - Derek Flynn scored twice, Michael Lempiainen logged three helpers and Ben Monsivais made 25 saves to help the Stars upset the Nordiques 5-4 on Sunday. Connor Barter, Josh Boyd and Corey Tumenas also lit the lamp for New England. Hans Watson scored twice for L/A, joining Joe Clark and Kyle O'Neill on the scoresheet in front of Jason St. Pierre in the Nordiques' net.
Long Beach 5 @ Maine 8 - Regan Wintle put on a show for the Wild, logging four goals and two helpers to guide his team to an 8-5 win over the Sharks. Also starring for Maine, Jayden Werner and Luke Church put up a goal and three assists each, and Cam Duprey scored twice as Olivier Marceau and Colin Gallamore combined for 38 stops between the pipes. Chris Wracker led Long Beach with a pair on the night, with Nick Vasquez, Teddy Valenti and Steven Ferraro also hitting the back of the net. Richard Prazan and Timothy Brillaud put up a total of 47 saves in the Sharks' cage.
Wausau 3 @ St. Louis 6 - Down 3-2 early in the third, the Jr. Blues posted four unanswered goals to take a 6-3 comeback win over the RiverWolves on Sunday. Jacob Wiethaupt again spearheaded their offensive efforts with two goals and an assist, with Joey Boccardi, Sean Hofstetter, Mike Ivory and Clayton Dawe chipping in additional markers. Trevor Smith finished with 20 stops for the win, allowing goals only to Wausau's Kasey Couture and Tanner Eskro. Tyler Klatt was dealt the loss despite 43 saves for the RiverWolves.
Rochester 2 @ Peoria 1 (SO) - Clayton Shultz found twine in regulation and Lucas Newman potted the shootout winner to give the Grizzlies the extra point and a 2-1 victory over the Mustangs on Sunday. Mathias Backstrom picked up the win in goal, conceding only to Quinton Murphy of Peoria. Cole Walter tended the crease in Peoria's loss.
Atlanta 5 @ Mid Cities 3 - Like St. Louis, the Capitals found themselves in a 3-2 hole early in the final frame before a tying effort from CT Johnson and a pair from Gunner Moore gave them the push needed to snag a 5-3 road win over the Jr. Stars. David Helpap and Christopher Walker also scored for Atlanta, while Kai Rock, RJ Muckensturm and Zach Perez posted Mid Cities' markers. Noah Ping's 28 saves earned the win, while Kenton Kim stopped 33 in the loss.