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Saturday Scores: Cleveland tops Metro in East battle

September 28, 2013

Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks 3 @ Metro Jets 1: The Jr. Lumberjacks erased an early one-goal deficit and goaltender Joseph Moza made 32 saves leading his team to a 3-1 win. Moza let up an early first period goal from Metro forward Matt Dempsey but settled down and was a brick wall for Cleveland for the rest of the game. Jared Johnson and Alex Buban scored in the second period to give Cleveland the lead and Mike Palasics finished off the game in the third with an empty net power play goal. Boxscore

Cincinnati Swords 3 @ Battle Creek Revolution 0: Alec Rounds stopped all 22 Revolution shots and Nikita Korotkov tallied two points to lead the Swords shutout of the Revolution 3-0. RJ Marshall scored just a minute into the second period to take the lead after a scoreless first and Swords goaltender Alec Rounds made sure that was the only goal his team needed. Battle Creek goaltender Tyler Babinski stopped 38 shots as he has now faced 40 or more shots in both of his starts in the early season. Boxscore

Flint Junior Generals 4 @ Pittsburgh Vengeance 0: Zach Koonce struck twice for the Junior Generals and the Pittsburgh Vengeance couldn’t beat Flint goalie Nathan Klebe as the Junior Generals win 4-0. Koonce beat Vengeance goaltender Jason Kumpfmiller in the first and third period to pace the Junior Generals offense to their 5th win of the year. Kumpfmiller made 37 saves on the night but was not aided by any offense from the Vengeance. Boxscore

Peoria Mustangs 4 @ Wisconsin Whalers 5: The Peoria Mustangs put together four goals on the night but it was enough to beat the Wisconsin Whalers as the home team pulled out the 5-4 win. Led by a three-point night from Ryan Martin the Whalers scored twice in the third and held off a late surge from the Mustangs to secure the win. Martin and Ryan Mussey scored in the final frame for Wisconsin and Brennan Anderson scored late for the Mustangs but it wasn’t enough to top the Whalers. Boxscore

Chicago Jr. Bulldogs 3 @ Toledo Cherokee 2 (SO): Michael Paku stopped 45 Toledo shots and four in the shoot out to give the Jr. Bulldogs a 3-2 victory over Toledo. Chicago got out to an early lead with two first period goals including a shorthanded tally from Ryan Maksimovic with just two seconds left in the frame. The lead was not safe as the Cherokee slowly chipped at the lead with a second period goal from Noah Szenderski and the game-tying goal with less than two minutes left in regulation from Brody Duncan on the power play. The shootout was where Paku came up big stopping Austin Turner in the shootout after a goal from Trevor Foley to give Chicago the win. Boxscore

Granite City Lumberjacks 8 @ Minnesota Flying Aces 1: The Granite City Lumberjacks waited until the third period to blow open the lead over the Flying Aces scoring six goals in the final frame leading to an 8-1 victory. Minnesota forward Tyler Gallagher scored a power play goal with less than a minute in the second period to cut the Lumberjacks lead down to one before the start of the third. The Lumberjacks came out as a different team in the third scoring three goals in the first seven minutes. Mitchell Gwost led the Lumberjack offense scoring a goal and three assists on the night. Boxscore

Alexandria Blizzard 8 @ Breezy Point North Stars 5: The Blizzard and North Stars engaged in a high scoring affair that included a second period that saw the teams combine for seven goals. Tom Schmidt tallied a hat trick for Alexandria and teammate Aaron Ryback scored two goals and added two assists in the Blizzard win. North Stars goaltender Joey Bergquist stayed in net during the whole game stopping 37 shots on the night. Boxscore

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