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Saturday Scores: Wausau wins highlight weekend of sweeps

November 5, 2023

Badlands goalie Easton Eriksmoen made 26 saves in a 5-1 win to help the Sabres pick up a weekend sweep.

Saturday Box Scores

Willmar 1 @ Wausau 2 - Anderson Brien’s goal with just over three minutes left in regulation lifted the Wausau Cyclones to a 2-1 win over the Willmar WarHawks. John Kriz got the scoring started for Wausau with his seventh of the season coming in the early portion of the second period. Scott Woltman tied the game later in the frame with his third tally of the campaign. Brien’s game winner was his sixth of the year and it helped Isaac Baker finish with two helpers. Tanner Bonjernoor stopped 23 shots to earn the win in between the pipes. Jesse Easterwood and Kamdon Carlson combined to make 27 stops for the WarHawks. 

Norwich 6 @ New Hampshire 3 - A four point night from Brian Essing led the Norwich Sea Captains as doubled up the New Hampshire Jr. Mountain Kings 6-3 on Saturday afternoon. Chase Leivian notched a goal and an assist while Mitchell Goodman and Glen Farmer each tallied a goal for the Sea Captains. Dylan Garvin, Xander St. Pierre and Jory Veenstra each had a goal and two assists for New Hampshire. Noah Behrens picked up the win in goal for Norwich as he made 16 saves. AJ Cooper was dealt the loss as he made 25 saves. 

New Jersey 5 @ Long Beach 0 - Avery Rovira was a perfect 33 for 33 as the New Jersey Titans blanked the Long Beach Sharks by a score of 5-0. Lance Spencer led all skaters with a goal and two assists. Lucas Carney, George Hinds and Grant Coykendall each had a goal and an assist for the Titans. Payton Fobes chipped in a goal as well for New Jersey. Colten McIntyre stopped 31 shots for the Sharks in the loss. 

Oregon 6 @ Peoria 3 - Zak Molstad potted a pair of goals and added an assist as the Oregon Tradesmen completed the weekend sweep of the Peoria Mustangs, winning 6-3 on Saturday night. Reid Watson and Jordan Lark had a goal and an assist each while Easton Simpson and Niko Kempa found the back of the net as well for the Tradesmen. Massimo Polistina had two goals of his own for Peoria and Robin Kuusik also lit the lamp for the Mustangs. Tyler Fromolz and Dylan Posch combined to make 26 saves for Oregon while Mason West and Travis Visvadra teamed up to make 32 stops for Peoria. 

Danbury 1 @ Northeast 5 - Levente Pakozdi had a goal and an assist to lead the Northeast Generals to a 5-1 win over Danbury. Matej Zivcak, Caiden Hess, Sean Gorman and Henry Wilson all got on the scoresheet for the Generals in the victory. Mike Foglia was victorious in net as he stopped 18 shots. Kenny Granacker had the lone goal for Danbury while Markus Paltauf stopped 51 shots for the Jr. Hat Tricks. 

Alexandria 1 @ Rochester 3 - Tate Cothern stopped 34 of the 35 shots he faced as the Rochester Grizzlies topped the Alexandria Blizzard 3-1. Matt Haun and Spencer Klotz each grabbed a goal and an assist for the Grizzlies. Andrew Bastian also picked up a goal for Rochester. Chris Fotopoulos spoiled the shutout halfway through the final frame with his sixth of the season. Nolan LaCosse stopped 27 shots in the loss for the Blizzard.

Granite City 6 @ Mason City 1 - Six different Lumberjacks visited the red light district as Granite City topped Mason City 6-1 on Saturday night. Hayden Johnson and Easton Partner had a goal and an assist. Joe Greniuk, Jack Marske, Carson Strapon and Ashton Ericksen all got on the board as well for the Jacks. Ryan Lehet was nearly perfect, allowing just one goal on 19 shots. Fritel Marcus had the only goal for Mason City while Drew Blake made 41 saves in the loss.

St. Louis 1 @ West Bend 2 (SO) - The West Bend Power improved to 11-2-1 on the year as they topped the St. Louis Jr. Blues 2-1 in a shootout. Andrew Butler scored in the fifth round of the skills competition to give his team the win and extra point in the standings. Max Nudge put the Power in front with just over halfway through the action as Nate Cohen picked up the assist. Matthew Mahoney tied the game late in the second period with his sixth goal of the year. With no scoring in the third period or overtime we went to a shootout. After each team scored a goal in their first three shooters, it went to sudden death where Butler dealt the final blow. Brooks Barovsky stopped 24 of 25 in 65 minutes of play and four of five in the shootout. Matyas Bajgar finished the night with 46 saves for St. Louis.

Atlanta 2 @ Mid Cities 3 (SO) – Stars goalie Cole Eckert was the star of the game, stopping 50 of 52 shots and all four attempts in the shootout as he helped his team to a 3-2 win on Saturday. Jason Day and Seth Dragojevic had the goals in regulation for Mid Cities, while Brad Camp and Marcus Bornowski scored for Atlanta. Connor Mauritho had the lone goal in the shootout to secure the win.

El Paso 2 @ TX Brahmas 1 – Rhinos goalie Philip O’Neil made 28 saves to lead his team to a 2-1 road win in North Richland Hills against the Brahmas. Chase Forry opened the scoring for the Brahmas in the 2nd period, but El Paso would net two goals in the 3rd period from Koltan Plant and Tyler Lanoue to secure the win. Brahmas goalie Brendan Forden made 26 saves in the loss.

Louisiana 1 @ New Mexico 6 – The Ice Wolves pushed their winning streak to 12 straight games as they handled the Drillers with a 6-1 win on Saturday. Ethan Hull had a hat-trick for New Mexico and Kennan Reyelts, Carson Gotelaere, and Trey Erramouspe also scored in the win for the Ice Wolves. Brody Neish had the lone goal for the Drillers in the loss. Pierson Haislet made 19 saves in the win.

Austin 1 @ TX RoadRunners 8 – For a second straight night, the RoadRunners crushed the Ice Bats by seven goals as they posted an 8-1 win on Saturday. Ajay Johnson had two goals and an assist in the win. The RoadRunners jumped out to a 4-0 lead with goals from Johnson, Carson Spear, Porter Wolk, and Adrian Sanchez. Austin made it 4-1 with a goal from Dylan Blouin, but Texas poured it on after that with four more goals including another from Johnson and others from Cutter Daniel, Jake Arnold, and Kristoffer Svensson. Jimmy Packee made 21 saves in the win.

Helena 4 @ Great Falls 1 – Helena moved to 13-2-0 on the season as they got 22 saves from Malik Johnson in a 4-1 road win in Great Falls on Saturday. The Americans scored 1st in the opening period on a goal from Aaron James. It was all Bighorns after that as Dylan Cunningham, Trey Pareja, and Mason Eggen added goals in the 2nd period. Eggen would add his second of the game in the 3rd period to complete the scoring. Kaden Ryhder made 47 saves in the loss.

Yellowstone 1 @ Badlands 5 – The Sabres got two goals from Jack Walters as they picked up the weekend sweep of the Quake thanks to a 5-1 win on Saturday. The score was 2-1 after one period with Ryan Jordan and Benjamen Larson scoring for the Sabres, while Owen Schoonover netted the lone goal for the Quake. In the 2nd period, Peyton Wilson and Walters scored to make it 4-1, and then Walters would add a 3rd period goal. Easton Eriksmoen made 26 saves in the win.

Bozeman 2 @ Butte 3 (SO) – The Irish won their 5th straight game as they swept the Icedogs thanks to a 3-2 shootout win on Saturday. Noah Williamson and Patrick Crooks had the goals in regulation for Butte, while Chris Porciuncula and Mason Czarnecki scored for Bozeman. Brennan Morgan would be the only one of the 14 combined shooters to score in the shootout. Keegan Strong made 38 saves in the win, while Matthew Ryynanen made 35 saves in the loss.

Gillette 7 @ Sheridan 1 – Seven different players scored for the Wild as they rolled to their 10th straight win thanks to a 7-1 win on Saturday in Sheridan. Jace Johnson and Jayden Rogen scored in the 1st period, Matt Siems added a 2nd period goal, and Tay Kurpius, Isaac Young, Zach Lebens, and Roddick Simons all scored in the 3rd period. Daniil Viscu netted the lone goal in the Hawks loss. Dominic Hite made 31 saves in the win.

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