Stars, Lumberjacks, Power win on Wednesday
January 8, 2020
NE Stars 5 @ Maine 3 – Henry Beguelin had five points, including a hat-trick to lead the Stars to a 5-3 win in Maine on Wednesday afternoon. The teams were tied at 2-2 after two periods as Beguelin had scored both goals for the Stars, while Jayden Werner and Andrew Bertolini scored for the Wild. In the 3rd period, the Stars put the game away, which included the third goal of the night from Beguelin and others from Brandon Melanson and Josh Boyd. Regan White had the other goal for Maine. Nathan Hadley made 17 saves in the win, while Tom Spero made 60 saves in the loss.
Granite City 5 @ Wllmar 2 – Bailey Sommers scored two goals and added an assist as the Lumberjacks picked up their 25th win and 50th point of the season in a 5-2 road win in Willmar. The Lumberjacks jumped out to a 5-0 lead, which included a 1st period goal from Jacob Schuldt, three goals in the 2nd period, including two from Sommers and another from Ryan Pogue, and a goal in the 3rd period from Landon Johnson. The WarHawks snapped the shutout with two goals later in the 3rd period from Eli Slagter and Danny Klatt. Granite City goalie Baliey Huber made 17 saves in the win, while Lukas Haugen made 39 saves in the loss.
Coulee Region 6 @ Milwaukee 7 – The Power got two goals apiece from Ryan Butt and Griffin Nickerson to edge the Chill on Wednesday, 7-6. The Power scored four goals in the 1st period, which included tallies from Butt, Nickerson, Wesley Knutson, and Vince Palade. The Power the put the game away with three more goals in the 2nd period, including the second of the night for both Nickerson and Butt and another from Danny McKenna. The Chill got two goals apiece from Jacob Best and Parker Severson and others from Marco Escobar and Brenden Fehlig. Devin Naidow made 20 saves in the loss, while Ty Barnhill made 50 saves in the win.