Saturday Scores: Hadland leads Blizzard to weekend sweep
Wausau 3 @ Alexandria 7: The Blizzard scored two or more goals in all three periods in their 7-3 victory over the Cyclones. Ryan Hadland and Karston Senden each buried 1st period goals for Alexandria but Wausau’s Evan Drus and Isaac Baker kept them in it with scores in the period as well. Hadland and Matt Scribner continued the offensive attack with Alexandria goals in the 2nd. More insurance was added on in the 3rd as Hadland completed his hat trick and Caleb Moore and Joe Gronholz also lit the lamp. Wausau’s third goal came from Cullen Moehring late in the 2nd period. Alex Lamont kept out 16 shots in the victory while Mitch Miskevich and Owen Reeve combined for 59 saves for the Cyclones.
Rochester 0 @ Milwaukee 3: The Milwaukee Power responded after a Friday night loss in a shutout victory against the Rochester Grizzlies. All of the games goals were scored in the third period. Tyler Perkins (1:29), DJ Gooley (6:03) and Matthew Ebersole (17:56) all scored. Adam Prokop picked up the win backstopping 40 shots on his way to the shutout.
El Paso 3 @ New Mexico 2: The Rhinos repeated their success over New Mexico, beating them 3-2 again Saturday afternoon to secure the series sweep. The two clubs both found the back of the net in the opening period as Jameson Klein tickled twine for the Ice Wolves and Trey Erramouspe found the back of the net for El Paso. In the 2nd, Mike Sobaski scored his 10th of the season to give the Rhinos their 1st lead of the game. Tyler Dunkel doubled the lead just minutes later with a goal. Jaden Stiller cut the deficit with a goal for New Mexico 12:53 into the 3rd period but it was too late. Christopher Burns picked up the win in between the net, making 33 saves on 35 shots. Krzysztof Jakubowski kept out 17 shots in the loss.
Peoria 6 @ St. Louis 1: The Mustangs dominated the Jr. Blues 6-1 to snap a three-game losing skid. St. Louis’ Tyler Williams broke the deadlock 2:57 into the 1st period. Perry Lagatuz evened the scores later in the period with an unassisted goal on the powerplay. The Mustangs dominated in the 2nd period as Massimo Polistina, Ethan Chesney, and Christopher Kondiles all lit the lamp. JD Duenwald and Polistina tacked on more goals in the final frame. Cam Pendleton was nearly perfect in Peoria’s crease, keeping out 14 of 15 shots in the victory. Jordan Behnen made 27 stops for the Jr. Blues.
Northeast 3 @ Long Beach 2: The Generals picked up their 3rd consecutive victory after edging past Long Beach 3-2 on the road. The Sharks got on the board first with a goal nine minutes into the game from Robert Wieber. Northeast got answers and a lead thanks to scores from Liam Hellyer and Cody Lambert. In the middle frame, McCarthy Reed scored to extend the lead before Christopher Keller cut the deficit with his 5th goal of the season for Long Beach. Luke Fundator and the Generals held on in the 3rd as Fundator finished with 27 saves in the win. Ryo Murakami kept out 30 shots in net for the Sharks.
TX RoadRunners 5 @ Louisiana 2: A hat trick performance from Texas forward Matvey Ivanov led them past the Drillers 5-2 to pick up their 7th straight win. Eitan Geralnik and Ivanov got the RoadRunners offense rolling quickly with goals in the opening frame. Jack Lambert got Louisiana on the board and closer to level scores but Ivanov silenced the comeback bid with a pair of goals before the end of the period. Kyle Portlock extended the lead to 5-1 with a goal early in the 3rd period. Brody Neish scored the remaining goal for the Drillers. Hunter Hein kept out 33 saves for Texas while John Moriarty made 24 stops for Louisiana.
Norwich 5 @ Bay State 1: The Sea Captains dominated Bay State 5-1 to pick up the series sweep in a home-and-home series. Jack Kinahan, Tim Hayden, and Carson Dutcher all lit the lamp in the 1st period to get Norwich ahead early. Paul Johnson got the Bobcats on the board 8:42 into the middle frame but Shane Mazur answered quickly for the Sea Captains with his 4th goal of the season. Tim Hayden provided some more insurance with a powerplay goal 6:20 into the 3rd period. Presley Patrin picked up the victory while making 19 saves on 20 shots. AJ Cooper kept out 35 shots for Bay State.
Mid Cities 1 @ Atlanta 8: The Capitals took down Mid Cities in convincing fashion as seven different skaters were able to find the back of the net in their 8-1 win. Nick Jameus, Joe McLaughlin, and Anthony O’Neal all scored in the 1st period to get the offensive surge rolling. Austin Micale and Harrison Flaacke both scored unassisted goals in the 2nd to extend the lead. Nick Mumford, Jameus, and Robbie Aranos furthered the gap with scores in the final frame. Mid Cities’ lone goal came 4:56 into the 2nd period from Joseph Duncan. Coleman Garnier made 14 saves in the win while Aaron Palos kept out 77 in the loss.
Minnesota 1 @ New Ulm 3: A strong performance from netminder Dixon Ehlers proved to be the difference in New Ulm’s 3-1 victory over the Loons. Landon Thiessen got the visitors on the board 7:46 into the game with his first goal of the season. Jackson Heim evened the scores just minutes later. Bryce Hall gave the Steel their first lead of the evening with a score 13:31 into the 2nd period. Vladislav Ostapenko sealed the win with an empty netter with 1:01 remaining in regulation. Ehlers finished the night making 23 saves on 24 shots. Keaton French kept out 31 in the loss.
Willmar 0 @ Oregon 6: The Tradesmen shutout and dominated Willmar, posting 77 shots and 6 goals in the shutout victory. Christian Tavare, Bryce Stensrud, and Dayne Deanovich got the offense going quickly with scores in the opening frame. Max Rotsaert and Nathan Walker further widened the gap with goals in the 2nd period. Marcus Mack increased the lead with another goal early in the 3rd period. Tyler Fromolz came away with the shutout after stopping all 20 shots that came his way. Michael D’Orazio and Payton Mancuso combined for 71 saves in the loss.
Yellowstone 1 @ Gillette 2: The Gillette Wild picked up their second win of the weekend over the Yellowstone Quake, 2-1. Gillette got on the board late in the first period with Ryan Hipsag (18:35) netting his fifth of the season. In the second period, Zac Orwig (9:39) evened the game 1-1. In thei third, Jace Johnson (18:42) scored the game winning goal for a 2-1 final. Gillette goalie Dominic Hite took the win stopping 19 shots.
Butte 5 @ Helena 4: The Butte Cobras split wins in their weekend series with the Helena BigHorns in a 5-4 final score. The game stayed tied in the first 1-1 with Cade Holland scoring for Helena and Luke Schleusner for Butte. In the second the Cobras got ahead, 2-1, with a Calein Chinery goal. In the third, Helena scored back-to-back goals to take the lead, 3-1. The Cobras answered back with 3 unanswered goals with Nick Bradshaw, Tyler Tosch and Patrick Crooks to take the lead, 5-3. Helena added a late goal from Tyler Bloom but it wouldn't be enough for the win, 5-4.
Great Falls 3 @ Sheridan 2: The Great Falls Americans split their weekend series with the Sheridan Hawks, 3-2. Sheridan opened up the scoring in the first period with Caleb Murray. Later in the period, Silas Hughes scored for the Americans to even it up 1-1. In the second, Great Falls took their first lead of the game whe Jace Thompson. In the third, Sheridan evened the game again 2-2 with a goal from Danny Shelden. Late in the period, Baden Powell netted the game winner for the Americans for a 3-2 final. Koziol Josh was great in net for the Americans as he turned away 53 shots.
Badlands 0 @ Bozeman 3: The Bozeman Icedogs bounced back from a loss on Friday night to the turn around and blank the Badlands Sabres in a 3-0 contest. In the first Dominik Hauer got the Icedogs on the scoresheet for a 1-0 lead. In the third, Owen House scored an unassisted goal for a 2-0 lead. Later in the game and with an empty Badlands net, Bodie Shepardson scored to end the game 3-0. Cam Milewski turned away 40 shots on his way to the shutout win.