Saturday Scores: Oregon extends streak with sweep
Oregon 3 @ Willmar 1: The Tradesmen picked up their 3rd consecutive victory after defeating the WarHawks 3-1 on the road. Bryce Stensrud opened up the scoring with a goal late in the 1st period. Carter Watters doubled the lead late in the 2nd with a score from Dillon Schmidt. Early in the final period, Luke DiPasquale put the game out of reach with a goal. Gavin Simon found the back of the net on the powerplay minutes later for Willmar but they were unable to make the comeback. Tyler Fromolz was stellar for the Tradesmen, stopping all but one of 30 shots faced. Payton Mancuso made 33 saves in the loss.
Granite City 4 @ Peoria 1: The Lumberjacks remain undefeated after Saturday night’s bout against the Mustangs, beating them 4-1 on the road. Granite City held a 1-0 lead through 20 minutes as Andrew Butler scored his first of the season early on. In the middle frame, Brett Robinson and Carson Van Zuilen both found the back of the net to extend the lead. Peoria’s Jaycob Bland scored early in the 3rd to give them life but Jack Luoko sealed the win with a powerplay goal later on. Ryan Lehet made 27 saves in the win, while Cam Pendleton made 38 saves in the loss.
Mason City 2 @ Rochester 4: After their win on the road last night, Rochester continued their success with a 4-2 home win over the Toros. Cullen Hogan broke the deadlock early in the 1st for Mason City but Joseph Yoon and Luke Sawicky answered to give the Grizzlies a 2-1 lead through 20 minutes of play. Marcus Fritel scored the lone goal in the middle frame to tie the contest through two periods. In the 3rd, Ben Oakland scored the eventual game winner seven minutes in and sealed it with an empty netter later in the period. Tate Cothern picked up the win making 15 saves on 17 shots.
Bay State 2 @ Long Beach 6: The Long Beach Sharks picked up their 3rd victory of the season in their 6-2 win over Bay State on home ice. Brandon Hughes and Dylan Harbour both buried goals in the 1st period to give the Sharks an early lead. Harbour and Logan Plante netted a pair in the 2nd to widen the gap. Landen Schoonover gave Bay State their first goal in the 2nd, coming just 39 seconds into the period. In the 3rd, Harbour and Christopher Keller buried goals for the Sharks while Nate Mastrony scored for the Bobcats. Ryo Murakami completed the night making 20 saves for Long Beach while AJ Cooper made 56 stops for the Bobcats.
Norwich 1 @ New Jersey 2 (OT): Nick Trabb scored his second goal of the game 1:33 into overtime to provide New Jersey with a Saturday victory over the Sea Captains. After a scoreless opening period, Trabb broke the deadlock with a goal from Antonio Vidal and Payton Fobes. In the 3rd, Norwich evened things up with a score from Tim Hayden. Netminder Jake Agoglia was nearly perfect for the Titaans, stopping 33 of 34 in the win. Brendan Pellerito kept out 31 for Norwich.
New Mexico 5 @ Louisiana 3: The New Mexico Ice Wolves picked up their 2nd win in franchise history with a 5-3 victory over the Drillers. Louisiana got off to a hot start and led 2-0 through 20 minutes with goals from Cheeno Gryska and Micah Maldonado. The Ice Wolves came firing back in the 2nd, scoring a pair of goals from Ethan Secord to tie the game. In the final frame, Maldonado buried another to give Louisiana their lead back but Erik Larsen, Jaden Stiller, and Secord all tickled twine to seal the comeback victory. Pierson Hiaslet made 39 saves for New Mexico while William Carney made 39 saves for Louisiana.
Austin 1 @ Atlanta 8: The Capitals kept their offense rolling against Austin, combining for 15 goals on Friday and Saturday’s games in the series. Anthony O’Neal and Nick Mumford continued their hot streak this season with goals in the 1st. Landon Welch, Robbie Aranos, Austin Micale, Nick Jameus, and Harrison Flaacke all tallied goals for Atlanta in the 2nd period. Brett Phillips added another for good measure in the final frame. Austin’s lone goal came early in the 3rd period with a goal from Ben Allen. Aleks Sumoski had a strong performance in net for the Capitals, stopping 33 of 34 shots. Bryson Frazee made 50 saves for the Ice Bats.
St. Louis 5 @ New Ulm 3: The St. Louis Jr. Blues grabbed a 5-3 victory over the New Ulm Steel after a dominant 3rd period. After 40 minutes of play the New Ulm Steel had a 3-1 lead heading into the final period. The Steel had goals that came from Lahoussine Salama, Nicholas O’Brien, and Gus Cantwell. Scoring the lone goal for St. Louis was Jacob Huerman. The St Louis Jr. Blues secured the victory with a big 4 goal 3rd period with goals coming from Jacob Heuerman, Gus Immken, Tommy LaVigne, and Aaron Hemmer. Ian Zuemer got the victory for the Jr. Blues where he stopped 29 of 32 shots, and Gavin Wohlmacher turned away 42 of 46 shots in the loss for the Steel.
Minnesota 3 @ Milwaukee 5: The Milwaukee Power defeated the Minnesota Loons by a score of 5-3. Minnesota jumped out to a 2-0 lead halfway through the 2nd period with goals coming from Corbin Schiebel and Evan Fritze. After that it was all Milwaukee from there as they took a 3-2 lead heading into the 3rd period with goals coming from Michale Dalaly, RIley Planey, and Connor O’Neal. Then in the 3rd period the Loons tied the game at 8:48 with Jack Kritzeck coming in clutch for Minnesota. Then the Power controlled the rest of the game by taking the lead and sealing the deal with an empty net goal as those goals were scored by Owen Drake and Justin Lagrow (EN). Adam Prokop came away with the win for the Power stopping 37 of 40 shots, and Keaton French turned away 40 of 44 shots in the loss for the Loons.
El Paso 3 @ Texas Brahmas 2: The El Paso Rhinos defeated the Texas Brahmas by a score of 3-2. Texas got the game started by scoring at 5:27 of the 1st period with that goal coming from Aaron Best. The lead did not last long as El Paso shortly tied the game at 13:19 of the 1st period with a goal coming from Liam Sbrocca. Then in the 2nd period the game was controlled by the Rhinos as they took a 3-1 lead heading into the 3rd period with goals coming from Payne Pent and Noah Easterson. In the 3rd period Texas would get one back but it wasn’t enough to beat the Rhinos as that goal was scored by Keegan Mccarthur at 2:03 of the 3rd period. Christopher Burns and Patrick Boyle backstopped the Rhinos to victory as Burns stopped 19 of 20 shots and Patrick Boyle stopped 11 of 12 shots, while Brendan Forden stopped 19 of 22 shots in the loss for the Brahmas.
Sheridan 8 @ Badlands 4: The Sheridan Hawks came away with a commanding victory over the Badlands Sabres by a score of 8-4. After 40 minutes of play Sheridan took a 7-3 lead heading into the final period. Sheridan had goals coming from Tie Schmacher, Josh Humphreys, Wyatt Noble, Dalton Thomas, Parker Norling, Makhai Sparks, and McCaffrey Billings, where the Sabres had goals that came from Dawson Wirth, Brady Ridnour, and Gabriel Harrison. In the 3rd period Badlands made it 7-4 with a goal scored by Izaiah Phillips at 1:29, then Sheridan got one back with Wyatt Noble notching his 2nd goal of the game at 3:22 of the 3rd period as the Hawks went on to win 8-4. Thomas Mellenthin got the victory for the Hawks where he turned away 29 of 33 shots, and Zach Broxterman stopped 26 of 34 shots in the loss for the Sabres.
Gillette 4 @ Yellowstone 2: The Gillette Wild defeated the Yellowstone Quake by a score of 4-2. After 40 minutes of play the Wild took a 2-0 lead heading into the 3rd period with both goals coming from Jace Thompson. In the 3rd period Yellowstone put up a fight but it wasn’t enough to get the victory as they had goals coming from Brayson Bennett and Joey Good. Gillette had a hatrick clinching goal coming from Jace Johnson and an empty net goal from Saizha Norwegian. Dominic Hite picked up the win in net for the Wild stopping 42 of 44 shots, and Edvin Falkenstrom turned away 37 of 40 shots in the loss for the Quake.
Helena 4 @ Bozeman 0: After Helena saw their undefeated winning streak come to and end last night they were able to get themselves back on track with a victory tonight, as they defeated the Bozeman Icedogs by a score of 4-0 splitting the weekend series. Helena got the game started with Andrew Deskin finding the back of the net at 9:38 of the 1st period. Then in the 2nd Helena extended their lead with a goal scored by Tyler Alldredge at 7:56. In the 3rd period Helena got some insurance goals which led to them taking the victory as goals came from the brothers of Braden and Caden Cunningham. Gabe Swanson got his 4th shutout of the season as he stopped all 18 shots in which he faced tonight, and Cam Milewski stopped 50 of 54 shots in the loss for Bozeman.
Great Falls 4 @ Butte 3: The Great Falls Americans defeated the Butte Cobras by a score of 4-3. After a scoreless 1st period Great Falls was able to have a successful 2nd period in taking a 3-2 lead heading into the final period of play. The Americans had goals coming from Christian Crutcher, Aidan McCormick, and Jace Thompson, while the Cobras had goals coming from Nick Bradshaw and Micah Williamson. Great Falls extended their lead with a goal from William Fallman at 3:07 of the 3rd period. Butte would cut the deficit down to 1 but it wasn’t enough to get the victory as they fell short by a score of 4-3 with their 3rd goal coming from Micah Williamson at 17:34 of the 3rd. Josh Koziol got the victory for the Americans stopping 31 of 34 shots, and Caleb Cross turned away 47 of 51 shots in the loss for the Cobras.