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Saturday Scores: Hawks punch ticket to Fraser Cup Playoffs

February 26, 2023

Butte defenseman Luke Schleusner had nine points in a weekend sweep of Badlands.

Saturday Box Scores

Yellowstone 0 @ Sheridan 8 – Teejay Torgrimson scored two goals and Wyatt Noble and Makhai Sparks each had three assists as the Hawks clinched a spot in the Fraser Cup Playoffs thanks to a 8-0 win and sweep of the Quake. Torgrimson scored twice in the opening period and Josh Humphreys also scored to make it 3-0 after one period. Parker Norling and Jackson LeBrasseur scored in the 2nd period, and Dalton Thomas, Caleb Murray and Bode Dunham added 3rd period goals. Patric Loeffler made 39 saves in the shutout.

Badlands 0 @ Butte 8 – Nick Bradshaw had a hat-trick and goalie Caleb Cross had a 25-save shutout as the Cobras moved to the brink of clinching a playoff spot in the Frontier with an 8-0 win and sweep of the Sabres. Bradshaw, Tamer Billman, and Ayden Attungana scored in the 1st period. Billman and Bradshaw added goals in the 2nd period, and Kazden Stineff, Carter Large, and Bradshaw added 3rd period goals. Luke Schleusner also picked up five assists in the win.

Granite City 3 @ Mason City 2 - Matthew Delany’s second goal of the game lifted the Granite City Lumberjacks to a 3-2 win over the Mason City Toros. The win brought an end to the Toros 11 game winning streak. Parker Mitchell scored for the Lumberjacks in the win. Cal Levis and Marcus Fritel each scored a goal for Mason City. Ryan Lehet picked up the win in goal with 28 saves while Connor Graham suffered the loss after making 37 saves.

Peoria 2 @ St. Louis 0 - Cam Pendleton stopped all 33 shots fired in his direction as the Peoria Mustangs blanked the St. Louis Jr. Blues 2-0. Ethan Chesney had a goal and an assist for the Mustangs while Joseph Rancilio also found the back of the net for Peoria. Jordan Behnen was sensational for St. Louis as he made 38 saves in a losing effort.

Danbury 4 @ Long Beach 2 - Nick Rogers scored twice as the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks doubled up the Long Beach Sharks by a score of 4-2. Oleg Egorov had a goal and an assist in the win while Roman Winicki also scored for the Jr. Hat Tricks. Nate Mastrony led the Sharks with a goal and an assist. Henry Slager also lit the lamp for the Sharks. Ryan Maguire picked up the win in goal while Ryo Murakami suffered the loss.

New Jersey 1 @ Northeast 7 - Matthew Nuzzolilo led the Generals with two goals and two assists as the Northeast Generals defeated the New Jersey Titans 7-1. McCarthy Reed registered a goal and two helpers while Dalton Wille, Braeden Kennedy and Phil Feinberg all had a goal and an assist. Caiden Hess also found the back of the net for Northeast. Kurt Johnson scored the lone goal for the Titans in the loss. Luke Fundator picked up the win in goal as he made 31 saves while Jake Agoglia suffered the loss, making 50 stops.

Bay State 1 @ Norwich 4 - Brian Essing registered a goal and two assists while Jack Kinahan scored two goals of his own as the Norwich Sea Captains topped the Bay State Bobcats 4-1, and clinched a playoff spot in the process. Andry Guy had the other tally for Norwich in the victory. Brian Woak grabbed the only goal of the game for the Bobcats in the loss. Andrew Yocum made 16 stops in the blue paint while Jacob King stopped 32 shots for Bay State.

TX RoadRunners 16 @ Austin 0 - Matvey Ivanov had the game of his life as he notched an unreal 12 point performance in the RoadRunners 16-0 win over the Ice Bats. Matvey scored four times and dished out eight apples while Eitan Geralnik had a hat trick and four assists. Tyler Love also had a hat trick and picked up three assists as well. Logan Motz and JT Brugaletta potted a pair of goals while TJ Lipsky and Jake Arnold also got on the scoresheet. Hunter Hein made 14 saves in goal to secure the shutout.

El Paso 4 @ Mid Cities 0 - Matthew Loney stopped 35 shots and earned first shutout as the El Paso Rhinos beat the Mid Cities Jr. Stars 4-0. Dustin Hultberg led the way with a goal and an assist. Maxwell Barrington, Liam Sbrocca and Andrew Swartz all netted goals in the win. Cole Eckert suffered the loss in goal as he made 55 saves.

Milwaukee 5 @ Wausau 1 - Blake Keller potted a pair of goals and added an assist as the Milwaukee Power took down the Wausau Cyclones by a score of 5-1. Max Erstad had a goal and an assist for the Power while Riley Planet and Patrick Toomey both lit the lamp for the Power. Gabe Randel provided the only goal for the Cyclones. Adam Prokop earned the win in goal by making 25 saves. Collin Lemanski took the loss, stopping 34 shots.

Minnesota 0 @ Alexandria 4 – Blizzard goalie Kyle Abrahamson stopped all 33 shots that came his way for his 2nd shutout of the season as the Blizzard blanked the Loons, 4-0. Joe Gronholz scored twice, which included the game’s first and last goals. Justin Kingery and Ryan Hadland also scored in the win for the Blizzard. Loons goalie Matthew Ryynanen made 40 saves in the loss.

New Mexico 3 @ Atlanta 5 – Capitals goalie Alex Croy made 48 saves and five different players scored for the Caps in a 5-3 win. The Ice Wolves jumped out to a 2-0 lead with goals from Jaden Stiller and Braeden Whitesell. Atlanta would then take a 3-2 lead with goals from Nick Jameus, Anthony O’Neal, and Jaden Stiller. New Mexico tied the game at 3-3 with a power play goal from Jaden Stiller. In the 3rd period, goals from Isaac Fuller and Harrison Flaacke secured the win. Pierson Haislet made 37 saves in the loss.

Rochester 4 @ Oregon 1 – The Grizzlies moved back into a tie for 1st place in the Central Division thanks to a 4-1 win in Oregon on Saturday as Tate Cothern made 35 saves in the win. The Grizzlies took a 2-0 lead with goals from Luke Morrisette and Ben Oakland. Oregon pulled to within a goal in the 3rd period with their lone tally from Dayne Deanovich, but the Grizzlies pulled away with goals from Logan Kroyman and Austin Meers later in the 3rd period. Tyler Fromolz made 31 saves in the loss.

Louisiana 4 @ TX Brahmas 3 (OT) – The Drillers erased a 3-0 deficit and used a four-point effort from Jack Lambert to defeat the Brahmas in overtime, 4-3. The Brahmas led 3-0 thanks to goals from Ilnur Madiarov, Wyatt Witham, and Alexander Cagan. The Drillers stormed back with goals from Lukas Dany in the 2nd period, and Micah Maldonado and Lambert in the 3rd period. 1:40 into overtime, Lambert would net the game-winner. John Moriarity made 24 saves in the win, while Brendan Forden made 33 saves in the loss.

Helena 0 @ Gillette 2 – Thanks to a 43 save shutout from Cole Wheaton, the Wild kept their division title hopes alive thanks to a 2-0 win and weekend split with Helena. Gillette took a 1-0 lead in the 1st period with a goal from Silas Hughes. Alec Waller would add an insurance goal in the 2nd period. Bighorns goalie Keaton French made 41 saves in the loss.

Bozeman 2 @ Great Falls 5 – The Americans played spoiler to the Icedogs playoff hopes thanks to a 5-2 win on Saturday. The Americans took a 2-0 lead in the 2nd period with goals from Garrett Weisenburger and Ben Cremers. Bozeman tried to comeback in the 3rd period with goals from Chris Porciuncula and Brock Blake, but the Americans pulled away with goals from Noah Osiowy, Brock Blake, and another from Cremers. Jake Regan made 49 saves in the win, while Axel Rosenlund made 36 saves in the loss.

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