Sunday Wrap-Up: Jr. Blues, Rhinos complete three-game sweeps
Milwaukee 2 @ St. Louis 5 – Vinny Servizzi and Matt McGowan each had two goals and an assist to lead the Jr. Blues to a three-game home sweep of the Power thanks to a 5-2 win on Sunday. Milwaukee jumped out to a 1-0 lead thanks to a 1st period goal from Tyler Nelson. The score was even at 2-2 after two period as Servizzi and McGowan each scored for St. Louis, while Nate Stone scored the Power. The Jr. Blues pulled away in the 3rd period with three goals, including another from both McGowan and Servizzi and one from Joey Solimando. Owen Carlson made 37 saves in the win, while Ewan McDevitt made 38 saves in the loss.
El Paso 4 @ Louisiana 2 – The Rhinos moved into a tie for 1st place in the South Division as they capped off a three-game weekend road sweep of the Drillers thanks to a 4-2 win on Sunday. The Rhinos got two goals in the 1st period from Gino Sessa and Barak Braslavski, and then two more goals in the 3rd period from Cole Schneider and Preston Hazleton. The Drillers goals came from Noah MacDonald and Landen Sill. Rhinos goalie Rustam Kulizade had to make just 13 saves in the win, while Kyle Karoleski made 58 saves in the loss.
Willmar 3 @ North Iowa 2 (OT) – Alex Kupka scored two goals, including the overtime-winner, as the Willmar WarHawks picked up a 3-2 road win in North Iowa on Sunday. The Bulls took a 1-0 lead on a power play goal from Lucas Jorgenson in the 1st period. Willmar tied things up at 1-1 in the 2nd period with a goal from Dylan Gajewski. Before the period was out, Kyle Heffron scored for the Bulls to make it 2-1. In the 3rd period, Kupka scored the game-tying goal late in the period and then scored again in overtime for the winner. Will Pinney made 35 saves in the win, while Max Gutjahr made 35 saves in the loss.
Sharks 3 @ Bobcats 2 – The Sharks scored two goals in the 3rd period to come from behid to defeat the Bobcats, 3-2. After a scoreless 1st period, the Bobcats went ahead 2-1 in the 2nd period on goals from Landon Boothe and Karl Nordin, while Nic Gustafson scored for the Sharks. In the 3rd period, the Sharks scored twice in the game’s final three minutes to win 3-2 as Spencer Sutera and Anderson O’Connor found the back of the net. Sharks goalie Greyson Skirpan recorded 42 saves in the win, while Zack Roncarati made 38 saves in the loss.