Sunday Wrap-Up: Capitals complete three-game sweep
Atlanta 9 @ Mid Cities 1 - The Capitals rode a few huge games from key players to a comfortable 9-1 win over the Stars, completing a three-game weekend sweep on the road. Vyacheslav Nilov (3g,2a), Kirill Nikulichev (1g,3a), Joey Sherman (2g,1a) and Andrew Raburn (2g,1a) carried the flag for Atlanta, with Jesse Kittay rounding out the goal-scoring and Greg Smith coming up clutch once more to stop 22 of 23 shots between the pipes. Michael Fatta posted the lone Mid Cities goal in front of a combined 45 stops from Sean Guerin (41 saves) and Nathan King (4 saves).
Louisiana 2 @ TX Brahmas 6 - Scoring twice in each period, the Brahmas were in cruise control in a 6-2 win over the Drillers on Sunday. Jack Cooper scored twice to lead the Brahmas' offense, which also featured goals by Mason Mara, Seth Wyatt-Manning, Blake Rothstein and Jacob Kalandyk en route to victory. Goaltender Logan Gorbitz was steady in the crease for Texas, stopping 16 shots and conceding only to Louisiana's Landen Sill and Josh Hrip. Drillers netminders Skylar Coard and Kyle Karoleski combined for 42 saves in the loss.
Bay State 3 @ Danbury 2 - Troy Harwell notched his second goal of the game just past the midway mark of the third period to give the Bobcats their second and final lead of the night, as they edged out the Jr. Hat Tricks 3-2. Danbury actually got on the board first in this one as Dylan Webber lit the lamp, but Bay State goals by Harwell and John Kosa before the end of the first period gave the Bobcats the advantage after 20 minutes. Kyle Madigan then leveled things up with a second-period strike to make it a 2-2 game heading into the third, where Harwell's heroics sealed the victory. Nathan Moffitt earned the win between the pipes for Bay State, stopping 37 of 39 pucks that came his way and outdueling Trey Hirschfield of Danbury, who turned aside 20 of 23 shots.