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Saturday Scores: Ronan guides Black Bears to sweep and shutout

October 8, 2023

El Paso forward Tory Lund scored the game-winning goal in both wins as the Rhinos picked up a weekend sweep of Odessa.

Saturday Box Scores

Maryland 3 @ New Jersey 0 – Colin Ronan posted his third consecutive shutout as he stopped all 28 shots that came his way to help the Black Bears pick up a weekend sweep of the Titans thanks to a 3-0 win on Saturday. After a scoreless 1st period, the Black Bears went ahead 2-0 in the 2nd period with goals from Jeremi Tremblay and Keanu Krenn. Kareem El-Bashir would add a 3rd period goal. Dylan Krick made 29 saves in the loss.

Odessa 0 @ El Paso 1: El Paso finished their weekend undefeated after a series sweep against Odessa. The highlight of their thrilling 1-0 win was a masterclass performance in net from goaltender Kael Depape who stopped all 15 shots that he faced. The lone goal of the game came in the dying minutes of the second, netted by Tory Lund with assists coming from Frank Tafelski and AJ Reed. After the weekend the Rhinos find themselves at 7-2-0 and sitting comfortably as the second seed in the highly competitive South Division. Quentin Sigurdson made 19 saves in the loss.

Springfield 2 @ Chippewa 5 - Talan Blanck scored twice as the Chippewa Steel completed the sweep of the Springfield Jr. Blues, winning on Saturday night by a score of 5-2. Noth Grolnic had a goal and an assist of his own while Joe Kelly and Aidan Willis also found the back of the net. Jake Peterson and Isaac Keller scored for Springfield in the loss. Carter Wishart earned the win in goal as he made 23 saves. Nick Bunch was given the loss in goal as he stopped 30 shots for the Jr. Blues.

Anchorage 3 @ Kenai River 0 - Liam Beerman turned aside all 16 shots fired in his direction as the Anchorage Wolverines blanked the Kenai River Brown Bears by a score of 2-0. Oliver Salo got Anchorage on the board early in the opening frame with his fourth of the season. Bryce Monrean provided insurance in the middle frame with his second goal of the year. Kade Shea would add a goal in the final minutes to secure the win for the Wolverines. Peter Wickstrom Stumer was saddled with the loss for the Brown Bears as he stopped 28 shots.

St. Cloud 2 @ Austin 4 – The Bruins won their 4th straight game and improved to 7-1-0 on the season as they doubled up the Norsemen, 4-2. Landon Dauner and Isaak Brassard scored in the 1st period to put Austin ahead, 2-0. St. Cloud tied the game in the 2nd period with goals from Gavin Gunderson and Michael Coleman. In the 3rd period, the Bruins pulled away with goals from Gustav Noren and Austin Salani. Trent Wiemken made 27 saves in the win.

Minnesota 3 @ Fairbanks 2 (SO) - After a scoreless first period, the two teams traded goals in the second period. Ashton Dahms found the back of the net for his seventh of the season. Marc Lund would tie the game up just a minute and eight seconds later for Fairbanks. Later in the frame, Oliver Stumpel would put Minnesota back in the lead before Colton Mauser brought the Ice Dogs even again. For the second straight night, we would need overtime but unlike Friday, we would also need a shootout. In the fifth round of the skills competition, Gustav Ozolins scored to give the Wilderness the win and the series sweep. Ben Dardis made 27 saves in 65 minutes of action to earn the win in the blue paint. Kyle Abrahamson took the loss in goal as he made 34 saves.

Amarillo 1 @ Lone Star 4: Lone Star completed their weekend with a sweep against Amarillo in a 4-1 victory on Saturday night. Owen Kerr started the scoring off for Lone Star with a first period goal, followed by some insurance from Saxton Tess just 5 minutes later. The game remained scoreless until the third, where there were three goals scored in just three minutes. Anthony Cappello increased the Brahmas cushion making it 3-0, however Lucas Jeffreys gave the Wranglers life with a goal quickly after. Despite that, less than 20 seconds later Justin Kerr of Lone Star scored what seemed to be the dagger. Owen Kerr, Justin Kerr, and Anthony Cappello each contributed a goal and two helpers. Deivs Rovlovs picked up the win stopping 21 of 22 shots, while Connor McDonough made 25 saves in the loss.

Johnstown 4 @ Rochester 5 (OT) – The Jr. Americans got goals from five different players as they picked up a weekend home sweep of the Tomahawks thanks to a 5-4 overtime win on Saturday. Noah Vom Schiedt netted the game-winner and Gabriel Cull, Adam Gionta, Massimo Gentile, and Alex Zakrzewski also scored in the win. The Tomahawks got goals from Davis Ross, Alex Legkov, Justin Rapp, and Justin Gibson in the loss. Florian Wade made 43 saves in the win.

Philadelphia 6 @ Maine 2 – Jared Coccimiglio scored two goals as the Rebels jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 6-2 win and weekend sweep of the Nordiques. Two goals from Cocciiglio and others from Tyler Stern and Ryan Bunting put the Rebels ahead, 4-0. Maine got on the board with goals from Charles Tardif and Cody Pisarczyk, but Philadelphia was too much as goals from Kris Samitis and Otto Polakovs completed the 6-2 win. Jack Fialkoff made 22 saves in the win.

Oklahoma 6 @ Corpus Christi 2: The Warriors continued their dominance this weekend with a convincing 6-2 win over the IceRays. Halfway through the 1st Carter Sproule kicked off the scoring with help from Max Vig and Kaden Nelson. Anthony Cafarelli knotted it up at 1 a piece with a shorthanded goal at the end of the period. The game remained close throughout the second; Hunter Allen was able to regain the lead for the Warriors, however the IceRays were able to even the score with a goal from Pierson Sobush. Oklahoma regained their lead with under a minute left in the second after a Kaden Nelson powerplay goal, and ran away with it in the third with three more insurance tallies from Jaxon Grosdidier, Sebastian Speck, and Nathan Rickey. Daniel Duris of the Warriors made 37 saves on the night.

Aberdeen 3 @ Minot 1 – Wings goalie Adam Dybal was stellar in net, making 43 saves in a 3-1 win, which gave the Wings 3 out of 4 points during the road weekend in Minot. The Minotauros opened the scoring in the 1st period with a goal from Niklas Ketonen. The Wings would answer in the 2nd period with goals from Nikolai Tishkevich and Isak Holmstrom to make it 2-1. Leonid Bulgakov would add a goal in the 3rd period to make the final, 3-1. Brady James made 20 saves in the loss.

Janesville 7 @ Wisconsin 2 - Haden Kruse had a career night as he scored twice and had three helpers as the Janesville Jets dominated the Wisconsin Windigo 7-2. Noah Gibbs had a hat trick of his own and four points while Merril Steenari picked up four assists on the evening. Conner Brown had a goal and two assists of his own while Samuel Sisik also tickled the twine for the Jets. Tyler Grahme and Logan Nickolaus provided the offense for the Windigo. Matthew Alberti secured the win for Janesville, stopping 36 shots. Lindards Lipskis stopped 17 shots in the loss for Wisconsin.

New Hampshire 2 @ Danbury 1 (OT) – Josh Doolan scored just over a minute into overtime as the Mountain Kings salvaged a weekend sweep in Danbury thanks to a 2-1 win on Saturday. Logan Nickerson scored first for Danbury. That was answered by a goal from New Hampshire’s Matthew Hale. Aidan Wright made 16 saves in the win, while Miles Roberts made 40 saves in the loss.

New Mexico 2 @ Shreveport 5: Shreveport picked up a huge victory last night to split their weekend series with New Mexico. In a 5-2 victory for the Mudbugs, their powerplay seemed to be their bread and butter as they cashed in four of their five goals on the man advantage. Shreveport jumped off to an early 2-0 lead after the 1st with help from Nick Marino and Ryan Burke. Yusaku Ando gave the Ice Wolves life in the second but it was no match for the Shreveport powerplay, who scored two goals in two minutes on the heels of Hayden Nichol and Brent Litchard. Ryan Johnson gave New Mexico some life in the third but Nick Marino later potted his second to put the game out of reach. Carson Dorfman picked up the win for Shreveport stopping 28 of 30 shots, while Andy Vlaha made 31 saves in the loss.

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