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Saturday Scores: Bobcats, Brahmas open with wins

September 18, 2016

Drake Glover had a hat-trick as the Lone Star Brahmas opened their season with a 7-1 win in Amarillo on Saturday.

Fairbanks 4 @ Topeka 1 – Fairbanks put on a great defensive performance to win again in Topeka, completing a three-game road sweep of the RoadRunners. The Ice Dogs opened up a 1-0 lead with a 1st period goal from Josh Boyer. Topeka had an answer midway through the 2nd period with a goal from Jeff Makowski. It would be all Fairbanks after that as Benton Mass scored on the power play late in the 2nd period to put Fairbanks ahead for good. Erkka Vanska and Ryan Kero scored in the 3rd period to complete the scoring. Jared Dempsey made 17 saves in the win in his NAHL debut, while Mike Rockwell made 39 saves in the loss. Boxscore

MN Wilderness 1 @ Janesville 4 – Derek Schaedig made 27 saves to lead the Jets to a 4-1 win, completing a weekend sweep of the visiting Wilderness. It was all Janesville in the 1st period as Michael Maloney and Blake Terry scored their first goals of the season to put the Jets ahead 2-0. The lead swelled to 3-0 as Brenden MacLaren scored on the power play early in the 2nd period. The Wilderness got their lone goal of the game later in the 2nd period as Michael Mahan lit the lamp. Cullen Munson added an empty-net goal in the 3rd period for the Jets. Trevor Micucci took the loss in goal for the Wilderness, making 24 saves. Boxscore

Aston 3 @ Northeast 1 – The Rebels completed a sweep of the Generals thanks to two goals from Brennan Kapcheck. Once again, the Generals took an early lead, this time a goal from Max Brainin. After a scoreless 2nd period, the Rebels scored three times in the 3rd period including a goal from Drew Blackmun and two from Kapcheck, including an empty-netter. Jack Leavy made 19 saves in the win in his NAHL debut, while Gabe Vinal played well in the loss, making 40 saves and allowing just two goals. Boxscore

Aberdeen 2 @ Bismarck 7 – Bismarck opened their season with a dominant 7-2 win on Saturday. Parker Mismash scored twice and Matt Berry had three assists. The Wings opened the scoring with a goal from Carson Dimoff, but Bismarck answered with four straight goals from Brandon Young, Austin Junger, Tobias Fladeby and Nick Alexander to take a 4-1 lead midway through the 2nd period. Tyler Bossert would add one for the Wings to make it 4-2 and the end of two periods. Mismash added both goals in the 3rd period and Zach Kennedy also scored. Will Ulrich made 34 saves in the win, while Arrtu Kulmala made 21 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Corpus Christi 2 @ Wichita Falls 5 – The Wildcats stayed unbeaten in regulation as they scored twice in the 2nd period and three more times in the 3rd period to beat Corpus Christi, 5-2. After a scoreless 1st period, the IceRays opened the scoring with a goal from Brad Power, but that was answered by two Wildcats goals from Ryan Burnett and Aleksi Poikola. Midway through the 3rd period David Thompson scored for the IceRays to tie the game at 2-2, but the Wildcats rattled off three straight including two goals from Jonathan Waring and one from Domantas Cypas to win 5-2. Evan Moyse made 24 saves in the win, while Tomas Vomacka made 29 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Springfield 2 @ MN Magicians 4 – Daniil Gerasimov made 35 saves as the Magicians turned the tables on the Jr. Blues with a 4-2 win on Saturday to earn a weekend split of the series. The Magicians jumped out to an early lead and held on thanks to two 1st period goals from Travis Brown and Brendan Skarda. It was Skarda’s 3rd goal of the series. In the 2nd period Andrew Kangas scored to make it 3-0 and in the 3rd period, Will Hammer scored to make it 4-0. The Jr. Blues got two goals in the 3rd period from Christian Simeone and Patrick Smyth. Devin Cooley took the loss in goal, making 28 saves. Boxscore

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4 @ New Jersey 3 (OT) – Andrew Jackson scored a hat-trick for the Knights, including the overtime-winner as the Knights came from behind twice to defeat the Titans, 4-3. Jackson put the Knights ahead in the 1st period, but that was answered by goals from Andrew Husted and Gordie Helmuth as New Jersey took a 2-1 lead after one period. In the 2nd period, Michael Morrissey scored for the Knights, but Husted answered for his second of the game to put the Titans back in front. Jackson then scored the final two goals for the win. Boxscore

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