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Sunday Wrap-Up: Ice Wolves claim final playoff spot in South

February 20, 2023

Oregon forward Carter Watters had six points in a win on Sunday.

Sunday Box Scores

TX RoadRunners 2 @ New Mexico 3 – The Ice Wolves completed a three-game sweep of the RoadRunners and clinched the final playoff spot in the South in the process thanks to a 3-2 win on Sunday. New Mexico struck first in the opening period thanks to a goal from Liam Mooney. The RoadRunners answered in the 2nd period with a goal from Adrian Sanchez. New Mexico went back up by one as Braeden Whitesell scored. Texas had the answer as Matvey Ivanov tied the game at 2-2 in the 3rd period. Ryan Talorico ended up with the game-winner later in the 3rd period. Krzysztof Jakubowski made 28 saves in the win, while Hunter Hein made 23 saves in the loss.

St. Louis 0 @ Oregon 15 – The Tradesmen took over the lead atop the Central Division thanks to a 15-0 shutout of the Jr. Blues. Carter Watters led the way with four goals and two assists. Watters scored twice in the 1st period along with goals from Amir Velikhanov and Max Rotsaert. Matthew Shaw and Parker Murn scored in the 2nd period. In the 3rd period Christian Tavare scored twice as did Watters, and Bryce Stensrud, Will Falconer, Easton Simpson, and Sam Knight all scored. Tyler Fromolz made 24 saves in the shutout win.

New Jersey 3 @ Long Beach 2 (SO) – The Titans moved back into a tie for the 4th and final playoff spot in the East Division thanks to a 3-2 shootout win over the Sharks. Jake Agoglia made 38 saves in the win. Long Beach jumped out to a 2-0 lead with goals from Logan Plante and Dylan Harbour. The Titans tied the game in the 3rd period with goals from Will Fliss and Giuseppe Bianco. In the shootout, both Antonio Vidal and Roy Shaver scored for the Titans to secure the extra point. Colten McIntyre made 38 saves in the loss.

TX Brahmas 12 @ Austin 1 – Ilnur Madiarov and Michael Imala both had hat tricks as the Brahmas cruised to a weekend sweep of the Ice Bats thanks to a 12-1 win. The Brahmas struck for four goals in the 1st period as Gage Vierzba scored twice and Imala and Madiarov each added one. In the 2nd period, Texas scored three more times as Madiarov added his second and Wyatt Witham and Sebastian Hale also scored. In the 3rd period, Imala scored two more times, Madiarov scored his third and Benjamin Mondou and Zac Maupin also added goals. Nathan Clark had the lone goal for the Ice Bats. Riley Gorman made 12 saves in the win.

New Ulm 6 @ Mason City 7 (OT) – Seven different players scored for Toros as they survived a late comeback by the Steel to tie the game late in a 7-6 overtime win. Each team scored twice in each period. Gus Cantwell and Zach Dalzell scored for the Steel in the 1st period, with Andy Larsen and Carter Newpower answering for the Toros. Cullen Hogan and Dakota Lenz scored for the Toros in the 2nd period with Gavin Carlson and Aidan Swee answering for the Steel. In the 3rd period the Toros went ahead with goals from Petr Lukes and Hayden Siegel, but the Steel tied the game with two goals in the final :15 seconds of regulation from Cooper Kantola and Griffin Lennes to send things to overtime. Colin Heland would end up with the overtime-winner for the Toros. Connor Graham made 28 saves in the win, while Nolan LaCosse made 21 saves in the loss.

Bay State 5 @ Danbury 9 – Robert Martufi, Nick Rogers, Seth Beagle, and Brody Trew all had two goals apiece as Danbury beat Bay State, 9-5. Danbury got a goal from Beagle in the 1st period. Beagle, Rogers, Brody Trew, and Canaan Sturdevant scored in the 2nd period. In the 3rd period, Danbury added four more goals including two from Martufi, one from Rogers, and one from Trew. Bay State got two goals from Jonah Bird, and others from Zack O’Neil, Leonard Litwin, and Brian Woak. Gennaro Demaio made 27 saves in the win.

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