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Saturday Scores: Black Bears move into 1st place

October 1, 2023

Adam Johnson had a goal each night in a weekend sweep.

Saturday Box Scores

Danbury 0 @ Maryland 6 - The Maryland Black Bears completed the sweep of the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks as for the second consecutive night Colin Ronan pitched a shutout in Maryland’s 6-0 win. Kareem El Bashir notched a pair of goals and an assist for the Black Bears. Keanu Krenn and Jesse Horacek each picked up a goal and an assist. Matthew Corxall and Ryder Nienhuis each registered a goal while Adam Schankula had three assists. Ronan stopped all nine shots he faced while Miles Roberts turned aside 36 shots for Danbury. 

North Iowa 0 @ Bismarck 5 – It was the second consecutive shutout for Klayton Knapp as he stopped all 21 shots that came his way in a 5-0 shutout and sweep of the Bulls. Nick Baer had two goals in the Bobcats win and Carter Cormier, Brandon Reller, and Evan Hunter also scored for Bismarck. Santo Simmchen took the loss in goal for the Bulls.

Springfield 3 @ Minnesota 4 (OT) – Ashton Dahms scored two goals including the overtime-winner and had an assist as the Wilderness picked up the weekend sweep of the Jr. Blues thanks to a 4-3 overtime win. Adam Johnson and Peteris Purmalis also scored for the Wilderness, while the Jr. Blues had goals from Jake Peterson, Bobby Bartell and Trey Jefferis. Ben Dardis made 27 saves in the win.

Kenai River 3 @ Wisconsin 10 – Windigo forward Will Schumacher was at it again as he scored four goals in a 10-3 win over Kenai River. Schmacher, along with Erick Comstock and Everett Pietila scored in the 1st period, while Carson Triggs and Dylan Contreras scored for Kenai River. In the 2nd period, the Windigo pulled away with another goal from Schumacher and others from Max Martin, Mario DiMaggio, and Braden Beahm. In the 3rd period, Schumacher scored two more goals and Tyler Grahme also added a goal. Cade Baker had the other goal for Kenai River. Linards Lipskis made 33 saves in the win.

Odessa 4 @ Colorado 0: The Jackalopes were led by a 30-save shutout from Quentin Sigurdson, taking down Colorado 4-0 and securing the weekend series split. The scoring for Odessa started midway through the opening period as Hayden DeMars buried his 2nd of the year. Adam Armijo doubled the lead late in the period. The Jackalopes continued their attack in the 2nd as Nicholas Puricelli tickled twine fifteen minutes into the frame. Cameron Dunn found the back of the net in the 3rd to silence any chance of a comeback. Max Lacroix made 38 saves in the loss. 

Shreveport 1 @ Lone Star 2 (SO): The Brahmas came out on top Saturday night and picked up a weekend sweep thanks to Justin Kerr’s goal in the shootout. After a scoreless first period, the Brahmas got on the board quickly as Charlie Masek tallied his fourth of the season just 51 seconds into the middle period. The Mudbugs would respond quickly coming off the stick of Hayden Nichol who found the back of the net with an unassisted goal. A scoreless third led to overtime and an ensuing shootout where Deivs Rolovs had an edge, stopping all four Shreveport attempts. He made 16 saves in the win while Eliot Seguin-Lescarbeau kept out 31 in the loss. 

Oklahoma 2 @ New Mexico 3: The Ice Wolves picked up a 3-2 win and three points on the weekend after taking down the defending champions at the Outpost. Dillon Kuntz broke the deadlock midway through the 1st period with his 3rd of the season. The two squads traded goals in the middle frame as Oklahoma’s Kaden Nelson and New Mexico’s Michael Schermerhorn both tickled twine. The Ice Wolves extended the lead early in the 3rd period thanks to Rasmus Leijonhielm, eventually the game-decider. Nelson buried his 2nd of the night with 57 seconds remaining in regulation but Oklahoma was unable to tie things up. Andy Vlaha picked up the win making 28 saves on 30 shots while Daniel Duris kept out 30 for the Warriors.

Maine 8 @ Northeast 2 - The Maine Nordiques came out flying as a six-goal first period propelled them to an 8-2 win over the Northeast Generals. Jake Bernadette potted a pair of goals while Alexander John Noel and Kellen Murphy both logged a goal and two helpers. John Paul Steel, Nick Romeo and Charles Tardif each had a goal and an assist for the Nordiques. Shane Kozlina grabbed a goal for the Nords as well in the win. Carter Richardson got the win in the blue paint as he stopped 37 shots. Ryan Remick had both goals for the Generals while Toby Hopp and Marks Slavinskis-Repe combined to make 41 saves. 

Rochester 5 @ New Jersey 2 - Massimo Gentile continued his hot start with another two goals in the Jr. Americans 5-2 win over the New Jersey Titans. Adam Gionta, Dexter Kichline and Luca Leighton also scored for Rochester in the win. Brian Robertson and Reece Brednich provided the offense for the Titans. Florian Wade secured the win in the blue paint with 19 stops. Dylan Krick also made 19 stops for New Jersey in the loss.

New Hampshire 5 @ Johnstown 3 - The New Hampshire Mountain Kings spoiled the home opener for the Johnstown Tomahawks as they took a 5-3 decision on Saturday night. After a Dylan McElhinny goal got Johnstown on the board first. Sean Bradley and Will Rassier scored back-to-back goals to give the Mountain Kings the lead after 20 minutes. Skipping ahead to the third period, Odin Ford and Josh Doolan added to the New Hampshire lead. Jeremy LaCroix and Justin Gibson got Johnstown back in it but an empty tally from Hunter Fetterolf sealed the win for New Hampshire. Aiden Wright was the winning goaltender as he made 26 saves. Jacob Osborne was stuck with the loss as he had 35 saves.

Fairbanks 1 @ Chippewa 3 – In their lone game of the weekend, the Steel got 33 saves from Ajay White in a 3-1 in over the visiting Ice Dogs. The teams were tied at 1-1 after one period as Lukas Peterson scored for the Steel with Nick Blood answering for Fairbanks. In the 3rd period, the Steel pulled away with goals from Bradley Fraser and Noah Grolnic. Tyler Krivtsov made 36 saves in the loss.

Aberdeen 0 @ St. Cloud 4 – Ryan Manzella stopped all 18 shots that came his way as the Norsemen salvaged a weekend split with the Wings thanks to a 4-0 win on Saturday. Lucca Munoz had two goals and Gavin Gunderson and Niklas Miller also scored in the Norsemen win. Adam Dybal made 35 saves in the loss.

Corpus Christi 8 @ Amarillo 5 – Nils Forselius scored twice as the IceRays earned a weekend split against the Wranglers with an 8-5 win on Saturday. Other goals for the IceRays came from Luca Fasciano, Max Tedestedt, Dylan Jensen, and also two from Pierson Sobush. Ben Ivey had two goals for the Wranglers and Topi  Puikkonen, Jack Ivey, and Alex Papaspryopoulios. Vilgot Holm made 20 saves in the win.

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