Saturday Scores: Black Bears seize control of East with sweep
Northeast 1 @ Maryland 4 - A three point night from Conor Cole helped the Maryland Black Bears complete the sweep of the Northeast Generals. Cole had a goal and two assists while Branden Piku, Trayce Johnson and Elliot Lareau scored as well for Maryland. David Andreychuk had the lone goal for the Generals in the loss. Luca Di Pasquo got the win in goal for the Black Bears as he grabbed 33 saves. Jed Baliotti took the loss in goal as he made 32 stops.
Springfield 4 @ Chippewa 1 - The Springfield Jr. Blues finished off the sweep of the Chippewa Steel as they took home a 4-1 win on Saturday night. Joey Dosan had four assists to spring the Springfield offense. Jonathan Panisa had a goal and an assist while Noah Holt, Leo Bacallao and Mason Hoehn all had one goal each. Ethan Robertson started the night and stopped all 20 shots fired in his direction while Ethan Roberts came in and stopped nine of 10 in relief. Ethan Benz had the lone goal for Chippewa while Croix Kochendorfer made 23 saves in the loss.
North Iowa 6 @ Minot 3 - The North Iowa Bulls exploded for five goals in the final period to clinch a sweep of the weekend series with the Minot Minotauros. Joey Potter and Byron Hartley each had a goal and an assist in the victory. Carter Rapalje, Zachary Cline, Max Scott and Hunter Bulger all contributed goals in the win. Colby Joseph and Huston Karpman each had a goal and an assist for Minot in the loss. David Nesburg also found the back of the net for the Minotauros. Hunter Garvey brought his best in this one as he turned aside 45 of 48 shots he faced. Carter Clafton and Zach Sandy teamed up to make 22 saves in the loss.
El Paso 0 @ Shreveport 1 - Simon Bucheler earned his first NAHL shutout as he stopped all 25 shots he faced as the Mudbugs beat the Rhinos 1-0. Garrett Steele logged the only goal of the game with some help from Logan Valkama. Lassi Lehti was sensational on the other end, allowing just one goal on 38 shots.
Jamestown 4 @ Danbury 3 (OT) - John Lundy scored the game winning goal in overtime to lift the Jamestown Rebels to a 4-3 win over the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks. It was Lundy’s second tally of the game as he opened the scoring for the Rebels earlier in the first period. Max Hamstad and Luke Devries also found the back of the net for Jamestown. Gabe Dombrowski registered a hat trick for Danbury while Fredrik Schlyter grabbed two assists. Greyson Garrity earned the win in net as he made 33 saves while Josh Seeley took the loss, making 27 saves.
Johnstown 1 @ New Jersey 3 - The New Jersey Titans bounced back on Saturday night, defeating the Johnstown Tomahawks 3-1 to earn a weekend split. Michael Young had a goal and an assist for New Jersey. Anthony Calafiore and Jake LaRusso each tickled the twine in the win. Andrew Takacs made 23 saves for the Titans to earn his third win of the year. Jake Black had the only goal for the Tomahawks in the loss while Sal Evola stopped 41 of 44 shots fired in his direction.
Janesville 6 @ MN Magicians 3 - Jan Lasak and William Gustavsson each had a goal and two assists to lead the Janesville Jets to a 6-3 win over the Minnesota Magicians. Jonah Aegerter tallied a goal and an assist while Cy LeClerc and Will Troutwine also visited the red light district for Janesville. Hunter Longhi notched a goal and an assist for Minnesota while William Svenddal and Cam Boche both scored in the loss. Owen Millward took home the win in net as he made 28 saves. Brandon Milberg was given the loss as he made 29 stops for Minnesota.
Wichita Falls 3 @ Corpus Christi 1 - The Wichita Falls Warriors earned a weekend sweep as they defeated the Corpus Christi IceRays 3-1 in the series finale. Corpus grabbed the lead first as Cameron Crolley scored halfway though the opening period. That lead would be short lived as Cade Lemmer tied the game just 23 seconds later. It would remain tied until early in the third period, that’s when Drew Vieten scored his fifth goal of the season to give the Warriors their first lead of the game. Carter Korpi would add an empty netter to insure the Wichita Falls win. Daniel Duris won his second game of the season as he made 27 saves. Damon Beaver took the loss for Corpus Christi as her made 32 saves.
Aberdeen 2 @ Bismarck 3 - Isaac Novak’s goal with 44 seconds left in regulation helped the Bismarck Bobcats score the win over the Aberdeen Wings 3-2. Jake Mclean and Paul Huglen each grabbed a goal in the win over the Wings. Erik Forss stopped 29 shots to grab the win in between the pipes for Bismarck. Greg Orosz was saddled with the loss while Devon Carlstrom and Landry Schmuck put home the goals for Aberdeen.
New Mexico 0 @ Lone Star 4 - Nicholas Niemo had a goal and two assists as the Lone Star Brahmas snapped their losing skid and blanked the New Mexico Ice Wolves 4-0. Artur Turansky had a goal and an assist while Carter Cloutier and Frankie Ireland also scored for Lone Star. Arthur Smith grabbed the shutout in goal for the Brahmas as he made 19 saves. Owen Parker was dealt the loss for New Mexico as he stopped 27 shots in the loss.