Saturday Scores: Steel complete sweep of Bulls
October 27, 2019
New Ulm 4 @ North Iowa 2 - After stymieing the Bulls in New Ulm last night, the Steel once again knocked off the top team in the West, this time 4-2 on North Iowa's ice. Keegan Bauman was the hero with a hat-trick and the GWG in this one, with Jack Parks hitting the scoresheet as well for the Steel. AJ Cohen made 29 saves in the win, conceding only to Jordan Roo and Campbell Cichosz of North Iowa. Evan Babekuhl made 26 saves for the Bulls.
Yellowstone 4 @ Bozeman 2 - Max Schumacher put the Icedogs on the board first just 22 seconds into the game, but the remainder of the contest belonged to goaltender Michael Allman and the Quake, as his 44 saves backstopped Yellowstone to a 4-2 win and dealt Bozeman just its first loss of the season. Dylan Rumpke, Will Yates, Cade Rosansky and Ryan Lovelace each scored for Yellowstone, while Caden Duggan nabbed the other Bozeman marker. Domagoj Troha put up 28 saves in the Icedogs' net.
Alexandria 10 @ Willmar 0 - The Blizzard started their offensive onslaught early in this one and never let up, with Carter Rieland and Brandon Connett each netting twice and Ville Hyttinen stopping all 37 shots he faced en route to a 10-0 shutout win over the Warhawks. Joe Westlund, Dallas Duckson, Derek Dropik, Chayse Haberman, Michal Trejbal and Caleb Strong also found twine, as Jake Sumner and Luc Haggitt combined for 33 saves in the Willmar net.
Gillette 0 @ Sheridan 7 - James Downie stopped all 32 shots, Justin Schwartzmiller bagged his second hat-trick in five games and the Hawks toppled the Wild in a 7-0 win in Sheridan. Stepan Ruta, Logan Syrup, Blake Billings and Sandis Cook also hit the net for Sheridan, who saw 42 shots stopped by John Young of Gillette.
Butte 5 @ Helena 4 - It was a wild one in Helena, as Butte jumped out to a 4-1 lead and held on for close to 40 minutes to manage their first win of the season, 5-4 over the Bighorns. Phillip Winter and Kyler Garsjo led the way with two goals apiece, with Ty Stovin netting as well and Sean O'Connor putting in quite a shift with 54 saves in net. Meanwhile, Nicholas Cenis, Blaine Krona, Isaac Ellingson and Daniel Liner lit the lamp for Helena, who received a combined 36 saves from Garrett Drycen and Bailey Bradford.
Northeast 7 @ NE Stars 10 - The Stars rode a Josh Boyd hat-trick, two goals from Michael Lempiainen and a 1g, 4a night from Jon Natale to take a wild 10-7 win over the Generals in a back-and-forth contest. Filling out the Stars' offense were John Rynne, Connor Barter, Anthony Viola and Derek Flynn with a goal apiece, as Ben Monsivais stopped 32 pucks in the win. For Northeast, Stephen Gerbis nabbed a pair, with Colin Day, Carson Asper, Eyan Helm, Kolye Bankauskas and Grigori Zemzer each hitting the scoresheet once. Justin Simmons and John Driscoll combined for 23 saves in the Northeast net.
L/A 8 @ Long Beach 6 - Two-goal efforts from Sam Frechette and Peyton Hughes guided the Nordiquest to a tight 8-6 win over the Sharks on Saturday. Zachary Ostrowski, Teddy Valenti and Nathan Hartline helped the Sharks show plenty of fight with two goals apiece, but Bryce Leger, Michael Keller, Hans Watson and Joe Clark each lit the lamp once to push L/A over the line. Both goaltenders were very active in this one, as Jason St. Pierre made 51 stops for the win and Daniel Sprague turned aside 64 for Long Beach.
Missoula 1 @ Great Falls 5 - The Americans jumped out to a 4-0 lead and never let their opponents back in, taking a 5-1 victory over the Bruins at home. Dylan Olson netted twice, Jack Olson, Hendrik Robel and Levi Mese each scored once and Viktor Wennberg stopped 17 shots for the win. Mi-Kwan Tallman posted Missoula's lone goal in front of Larkin Dolan's 46-save performance.
TX Roadrunners 3 @ Louisiana 7 - Blake Siewertsen posted a hat-trick and Grady Reis made 19 saves to fuel the Drillers' 7-3 win over the Roadrunners on Saturday. Shamil Khadizhalov, Grant Griffin, River Spedowski and Viacheslav Nilov rounded out Louisiana's offense, while Seth Payson, Garrett Wilderman and Logan Bellar lit the lamp for Texas. Blake Forystek made 41 saves in the loss.
TX Brahmas 7 @ Mid Cities 0 - Kayden Hargraves 23-save shutout heroics and Andrue Trelstad's two goals helped the Brahmas dispatch their interstate rival Mid Cities by a 7-0 score. Findlay Wood, Jack Cooper, Leevi Selanne, Michael Thomas Jr. and Matej Palfy also scored for the Brahmas, as they forced the Stars' Kenton Kim into 45 saves.
Maine 5 @ Skylands 4 - James Clarke capped off his hat-trick late in the game to get the Kings within a goal, but Maine held on for a 5-4 win thanks to Luke Church's game winner earlier in the third. Kadin Mason, Matt Carson, Nolan MacDonald and Owen DuBois also hit the net for Maine, while Thomas Hoffman netted the other Skylands strike. Tom Spero's 34 stops earned him the win, outdueling Alex Allison's 24 saves in the Kings' cage.
Danbury 0 @ Elmira 2 - Nick Konkel stole the show in this one, stopping 42 shots for the shutout as the Jr. Soaring Eagles knocked off the Colonials 2-0. Thomas Liebold and Liam Murphy potted the only goals in this one, as Shane O'Brien stopped 32 in the Danbury net.
Wausau 1 @ Peoria 9 - Two-goal efforts from Tristan Trudel and Jackson Bihun as well as a strong effort in net from Jaden Gardner saw the Mustangs through to a 9-1 win over the Riverwolves on Saturday. Joining the scoring fun for Peoria were Atticus Helfer, Jared Wisely, Jaycob Bland, Austin Kiel and George Giese, while Tanner Eskro potted Wausau's goal. Tyler Klatt and Joseph LaForge tended the net for the Riverwolves.
Milwaukee 3 @ Breezy Point 0 - A shining effort from netminder Joey Greilich drove the Power to a much-needed win on Saturday, as he stopped a stunning 50 shots for a 3-0 shutout victory over the North Stars. Nathan Walker, Nick Roberts and Wesley Knutson provided the offense, as Milwaukee forced Griffin Foster and Jacob Mitchell of Breezy Point into a combined 33 saves.
St. Louis 5 @ Granite City 2 - Three goals in the final 26 minutes helped the Jr. Blues turn a 2-2 game into a comfortable 5-2 win on Saturday. Evan Ross led the way for St. Louis with two goals, joining Mike Ivory, Jacob Wiethaupt and Joey Solimando on the scoresheet. Granite City received goals from Carson Simon and Jack Helle, as well as 27 saves from Bailey Huber. William Oliver made 31 saves for the victory.