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Saturday Scores: Wranglers highlight weekend of sweeps

October 22, 2023

Minot goalie Brady James stopped 41 of 42 shots in a weekend sweep of St. Cloud, which included a shutout on Saturday night.

Saturday Box Scores

Oklahoma 2 @ Amarillo 3 (OT) – The Wranglers picked up the weekend sweep of the Warriors thanks to 34 saves from Connor McDonough. Amarillo scored first as Ben Ivey lit the lamp in the 1st period. That was answered with back-to-back goals from Oklahoma as Max Vig and Riley Brueck scored to make it 2-1. The Wranglers would tied the game later in the 2nd period on a goal from Kyle DeMarco. Connor McNaughton would end up with the overtime-winner.

St. Cloud 0 @ Minot 1 - Brady James was a brick wall for the Minot Minotauros as he made 21 saves en route to picking up his first shutout of the season as Minot beat St. Cloud 1-0. Niklas Ketonen broke the scoreless tie with his third goal of the season just over the halfway point of the second period. Jack O’Hanisain and Joel Lehtinen picked up the helpers for Minot. Max Weilandt played great for the Norsemen but was stuck with the loss as he made 34 saves.

Maine 4 @ Danbury 2 – Jake Bernadet scored twice as the Nordiques picked up a weekend sweep of the Jr. Hat Tricks thanks to a 4-2 win. Nicholas Bernardo and Charles Tardif had the other goals for Maine, while Hayden Stocks and Marius Angelin scored for Danbury in the loss. Carter Richardson picked up the win in goal, while CJ Kier took the loss.

Northeast 3 @ Philadelphia 5 – Klaus Jogi had a three-point night and Lukas Fursten made 37 saves to lead the Rebels to a 5-3 win on Saturday and weekend sweep of the Generals. The Rebels led 2-0 on goals from Jogi and Greg Spitznagel. The Generals climbed back in the game with goals from Ryan Remick, Will Reardon, and Ben Campeau, but the Rebels scored three times in the 3rd period, including another goal from Jogi and others from Jared Coccimiglio and Kris Samitis.

New Jersey 4 @ Rochester 2 – Dominik Bartecko scored twice to lead the Titans to a 4-2 win on Saturday and weekend road sweep of the Jr. Americans. The Titans jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals from Nikita Meshcheryakov and Bartecko. Noah Van Scheidt scored for Rochester to make it 2-1. New Jersey pulled away in the 3rd period with another goal from Bartecko and one from newly acquired Riley Fitzgerald. Connor Humphrey had the other goal for the Jr. Americans. Dylan Krick made 24 saves in the win.

New Hampshire 1 @ Maryland 2 – The Black Bears got 32 saves from Owen Lepak as they picked up a weekend home sweep of the Mountain Kings thanks to a 2-1 win on Saturday. All of the scoring came in the 2nd period as Matthew Hale scored to put New Hampshire ahead, 1-0. The Black Bears responded with goals from Kareem El Bashir and Raymond Perrault to secure the win. New Hampshire goalie Cooper Rautenstrauch made 28 saves in the loss.

Minnesota 4 @ Chippewa 3 - The Minnesota Wilderness netted a third period goal that was enough to take a 4-3 win over the Chippewa Steel. Early in the opening frame, Minnesota  got on the board with Nash Jacobsma (1:11). Chippewa answered back later in the period with Jacob Ligi (15:02) evening the game 1-1. Nearing the end of the opening period, Nash Jacobsma (18:22) added his second of the night to get the Wilderness ahead 2-1. In the second period, Peteris Purmalis (15:01) added to the Wilderness lead, 3-1. Soon after, Aidan Wilis (16:28) got the Steel back on the scoresheet for a 3-2 game to end the period. In the third, Chippewas’ Gavin Middendorf (2:06) evened the game 3-3. As the period continued, Ashton Dahms (6:21) scored what would be the game winner for the Wilderness to take a 4-3 win. 

Springfield 5 @ Fairbanks 1 - The Springfield Jr. Blues defeated the Fairbanks Ice Dogs on the road in 5-1 final to earn a weekend sweep. Trey Jefferis (13:56) scored the game's first goal to get the Jr. Blues ahead 1-0. In the second, Anthony Ruklic (15:21) found the back of the net to extend the Jr. Blues score, 2-0. Later in the period, Andrew Schultz (18:14) buried the puck in the back of the net for a 3-0 Springfield lead. In the third, Anthony Ruklic (6:35) scored his second of the night and brought the Jr. Blues lead up to 4-0.Marc Lund (14:38) got the Ice Dogs on the board late in the period making the score 4-1. Hadley Hudak (18:18) scored the last goal of the night for a final score of 5-1. Netminder JJ Cataldo was fantastic in net for the Jr. Blues turned away 39 shots. 

Shreveport 3 @ Lone Star 6 – Matyas Borak scored twice as the Brahmas jumped out to a big lead and never looked back in a 6-3 win over the Mudbugs. Lone Star opened up a 5-0 lead through two periods with goals from Brock James, Charlie Masek, Kyle Isenburg, Connor Bergeron, and Borak. The Mudbugs scoring came in the 3rd period as Ryan Burke scored twice and Alex Park also scored, but it was too much Brahmas as Borak added his second of the game to complete the 6-3 win. Deivs Rolovs stopped all 8 shots he saw through two periods of play for the win.

Aberdeen 2 @ North Iowa 3 - The North Iowa Bulls put an end to their long losing streak as they defeated the Aberdeen Wings by a score of 3-2. Max LeDuc and Simone Dadie scored just 38 seconds apart late in the second period to put North Iowa up by two heading into the final period. Justin Mexico added a goal in the opening minutes of the third period to increase the Bulls lead and it would prove to be the difference as Nick Comfort and Leonid Bulgakov brought Aberdeen within one in the final minutes. Connor Graham stood tall near the end of regulation as he stopped a total of 34 shots to earn the win while Croix Kochendorfer was saddled with the loss despite making 25 saves. 

Austin 1 @ Bismarck 0 - Matthew MacArthur stopped all 32 shots fired in his direction as the Austin Bruins blanked the Bismarck Bobcats by a score of 1-0. The only goal of the game came just about three minutes into the action off of the stick of Gustav Noren. It was his fourth goal of the season while Dylan Cook and Ashton Bynum picked up the assists. Stephen Peck took the loss in goal for Bismarck, he made 29 saves in the loss.

Corpus Christi 3 @ New Mexico 1 – IceRays goalie Vilgot Holm made 28 saves as he helped his club to a 3-1 win on Saturday and weekend split of the series. Stepan Kuznetsov scored two goals and Pierson Sobuch also added a goal for the IceRays. Yusaku Ando had the lone goal in the Ice Wolves loss. Jackson Fuller made 40 saves in the loss.

Odessa 0 @ El Paso 3 – Rhinos goalie Kael DePape stopped all 22 shots that came his way as the Rhinos earned a weekend split with the Jackalopes thanks to a 3-0 win on Saturday. All the scoring came in the 3rd period as Bradley Walker, Medrick Bolduc, and Frank Tafelski all lit the lamp for the Rhinos. Quentin Sigurdson made 41 saves in the loss for Odessa.

Janesville 6 @ Anchorage 8 - In a high scoring affair, the Anchorage Wolverines defeated the Janesville Jets by a score of 8-6. The Jets got on the board twice in the opening period with Jake Merens (2:38) followed by Kyle Kudma (2:58). Later in the period, Taisetsu Ushio (16:44) got the Wolverines within a goal. In the second period the scoring opened wide up for both squads with Janesvilles Haden Kruse, Merril Steeenari, and Ethan Begg scoring. The Wolverines had Bryce Monrean, Oliver Salo, Jackson Stimple, and Cole Christian scoring for a tied score of 6-6. In the third period, Trenton Powell (5:40) broke the tie to get the Wolverines ahead 7-6. Taisetsu Ushio (15:13) found the back of the net again to seal the win for the Wolverines, 8-6. Goaltender Liam Beerman stopped 32 shots in the contest.

Wisconsin 5 @ Kenai River 0 - The Wisconsin Windigo shutout the Kenai River Brown Bears on the road in a 5-0 game. Late in the opening period, Adam Timm (16:14) found the back of the net for a 1-0 Wisconsin lead. Maxwell Martin (1:34) led off the scoring early in the second period and was soon followed up by Will Schumacher (2:02) for a 3-0 Windigo lead. Tyler Grahme (17:28) netted another goal for Wisconsin in the second period for a 4-0 lead. In the third, Will Schumacher (1:34) scored his second goal of the night and the Windigo held the Brown Bears off the scoresheet for a 5-0 final. Linards Lipskis was perfect in net, turning away all of the 22 shots he faced. 

 
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