Danbury and Janesville post two-goal wins on Thursday
Northeast 2 @ Danbury 4 – The Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks scored four goals in the 2nd period en route to a 4-2 win on Thursday. Northeast capitalized on some early looks in the 1st period, with Dylan Schuett opening the scoring with a shot from the corner sneaking through the goalline. Liam McCanney would extend the lead to 2-0 for the Generals, converting on a rebound opportunity. Mark D’Agostino jumpstarted the Danbury offense on the powerplay, striking from the point early in the second to give the Hat Tricks some life. On the following shift, Valentino Passarelli buried his second goal of the season to knot the score. Just 24 seconds later, Jake Hewitt finished off a terrific tic-tac-toe passing play to give Danbury a lead they would not relinquish. Hewitt would then add his second goal of the game to complete the scoring. Danbury goalie Edvard Nordlund made 17 saves in the win, while Joey Stanizzi made 20 saves in the loss.
Fairbanks 4 @ Janesville 6 – In the opening game of the 2020-21 season for the Midwest Division the Janesville Jets opened up an early lead and held on to beat the visiting Fairbanks Ice Dogs, 6-4 on Thursday. The win was the first NAHL win for Jets head coach Parker Burgess. The Jets were propelled by three goals in the 1st period, including two from Cade Destefani and another from Carter Hottmann. Owen Neuharth had the lone goal for the Ice Dogs. After Max Itagaki scored early in the 2nd period to give the Jets a 4-1 lead, the Ice Dogs clawed back with two goals from Jake Hale and Tyler Herzberg to make it 4-3 after two periods. In the 3rd period, goals from Justin Thompson and Jaxson Ezman secured the win for Janesville, while Brendan Miles had the other goal for the Ice Dogs. Jets goalie Riley Sims made 25 saves in the win. He was replaced early in the 3rd period by Owen Millward, who made five saves in his NAHL debut. Austin Ryman made 40 saves in the loss.