Sunday Wrap-Up: RoadRunners widen lead with series sweep
TX RoadRunners 4 @ Louisiana 1 – RoadRunners goalie Nash Wilson made 26 saves to lead his team to a 4-1 win and three-game weekend road sweep of the Drillers. Louisiana got on the board first with their lone goal from Brody Neish, which made it 1-0 in the 1st period. In the 2nd period, the RoadRunners took over the lead with goals from Jack Herron and Eitan Geralnik to make it 2-1. 3rd period goals from Derek Boutin and Tyler Love secured the 4-1 win. John Moriarity made 15 saves in the loss.
Norwich 0 @ Danbury 2 – Jr. Hat Tricks goalie Ryan Maguire posted his second straight shutout as he stopped all 32 shots that came his way in a 2-0 win over Norwich. Danbury took a 1-0 lead thanks to a 2nd period goal from Oleg Egorov. Roman Winicki would then add an empty-net goal late in the 3rd period to make it a 2-0 final. Noriwch goalie Brandon Pellerito stopped 23 of 24 shots in the loss.
Peoria 4 @ St. Louis 2 – Massimo Polistina scored two goals to lead the Mustangs to a 4-2 road win in St. Louis on Sunday. Peoria opened up a 3-0 lead with two goals from Polistina and one from Ethan Chesney. St. Louis made it 3-1 late in the 2nd period with a goal from Aidan Besedic. Peoria added a fourth goal in the 3rd period on the power play from Justin Hubble. Anthony Bagnole had the other goal for the Jr. Blues in the loss. Joseph Ambroffi made 28 saves in the win, while Ian Zeumer made 32 saves in the loss.
Mid Cities 1 @ Atlanta 11 – The Capitals cruised to their 4th straight win as a six-point night from Nick Jameus led the team to an 11-1 win over the Stars. 11 different players scored for Atlanta in the win. Marcus Glenn and Nick Mumford had goals in the 1st period. Jameus, Anthony O’Neal, Nick Refine, Austin Micale, and Harrison Flaacke all scored in the 2nd period. In the 3rd period, the Capitlas scored four more goals from Landon Welch, Dylan Zier, Joe McLaughlin, and Robbie Aranos. Isaac Fuller had the lone goal for the Stars. Damian Vandanacker made 14 saves in the win.
Northeast 2 @ Long Beach 4 – Sam Barnitz scored twice and Ryo Murakami made 30 saves to lead the Sharks to a 4-2 home win over the 1st place Generals. The Generals were first on the board as Gabe Vijuk scored in the 1st period. The Sharks then rattled off four straight goals to take a 4-1 lead, which included two goals in the 2nd period from Sam Barnitz and 3rd period goals from Logan Plante and Zac Kretzschmer. Matthew Nuzzolilo had the other goal for the Generals. D’Mar McCoy made 18 saves in the loss.
Minnesota 5 @ New Ulm 6 (SO) – Gus Cantwell scored two goals in regulation and had the shootout winner as the Steel beat the Loons in a shootout, 6-5. The Steel got additional goals from Aidan Swee, Ryan Roszak, and Vladislav Ostapenko. The Loons got goals from Evan Fritze, Garrett Burroughs, Corbin Schiebel, and two from Michael Golosinski. Steel goalie Nolan Lacosse made 43 saves in the win, while Matthew Ryynanen made 49 saves in the loss.