Saturday Scores: Bulls kings of the West again
Peoria Mustangs 2 @ North Iowa Bulls 4 - The North Iowa Bulls won the West Division regular season title as they beat the Peoria Mustangs 4-2 on Saturday, completing a weekend sweep. The Bulls took the lead in the 1st with goals from Callahan Nauss, Matt Dahlseide, and Carter Eha before Ryan Payne of the Mustangs could score. The only goal of the 2nd came from Payne of the Mustangs. In the 3rd the Bulls added to their lead with a goal from Sota Isogai. Bulls goalie Joseph Daninger made 14 saves out of 16 while Mustangs goalie Jaden Gardner made 31 of 35.
Alexandria Blizzard 4 @ New Ulm Steel 3 - The Alexandria Blizzard clinched the West Division’s final playoff spot and ended the Steel’s 15-game winning streak in a 4-3 win on Saturday. The only goal of the 1st came from Derek Dropik of the Blizzard. In the 2nd the Brandon Connett of the Blizzard scored only to be followed by two goals from Jacob Halvorson of the Steel. James Spaargaren of the Steel scored in the 3rd before Michal Trejbal and Caleb Strong of the Blizzard. Goalie Ville Hyttinen of the Blizzard made 29 saves of 32 in the win while Igor Samakhvalov of the Steel made 36 of 40 in the loss.
Granite City Lumberjacks 1 @ St. Louis Jr. Blues 5 - Thanks to a hat trick from Seamus Campbell the St. Louis Jr. Blues won against the Granite City Lumberjacks, 5-1. Nathan Green of the Lumberjacks scored in the 1st before the Jr. Blues could answer with two goals, one each from Joey Boccardi and Seamus Campbell. In the 2nd period Campbell of the Jr. Blues managed two goals to complete a hat trick. The only goal of the 3rd came from Trey Walton of the Jr. Blues. Goalie Brett Tome of the Jr. Blues made 40 saves of 41 while Mike Johnston of the Lumberjacks made 25 of 30.
Helena Bighorns 3 @ Missoula Junior Bruins 2 - The Helena Bighorns claimed the Frontier Division’s final playoff spot in a 3-2 win on the road against the Missoula Junior Bruins. Darren Donovan of the Bighorns scored in the 1st only to be answered by a goal from Cayce Balk of the Junior Bruins, which was followed by a goal from Isaac Ellingson of the Bighorns. In the 2nd the Bighorns managed a goal from Gavgn Galloway before Mi-Kwan Tallman of the Junior Bruins could score. Goalie Ethan Racz of the Bighorns made 14 saves of 16 in the win while Seth Daniel of the Junior Bruins made 28 of 31 in the loss.
New England Knights 4 @ New England Stars 8 - The New England Stars beat the New England Knights, 8-4. In the 1st the Stars took the lead in the 1st with three goals from Jon Natale, Luke Church, and Anthony Viola. The Stars managed a goal in the 2nd from Jaden Brignoni before the Knights could score three from Chase Lapworth, Nolan Murphy, and Martin Dlugolinsky. In the 3rd the Stars kept their lead with three goals from Church, Natale, and Derek Lovejoy before Max Burum of the Knights could score. Henry Beguelin of the Knights scored before the end of the period. Stars goalie Cam Carpenter made 31 saves of 35 in the win while Zach Roncarati of the Knights made 42 of 50 in the loss.
Atlanta Capitals 2 @ Mid Cities Jr. Stars 4 - The Mid Cities Jr. Stars won at home against the Atlanta Capitals, 4-2. In the 2nd the Jr. Stars had two goals from Hunter Leonhard before Joey Allegrini of the Capitals could score. Kobe Kitagawa of the Capitals scored in the 3rd only to be answered by two goals from RJ Muckensturm and Logan High of the Jr. Stars. Goalie Kim Kenton of the Jr. Stars made 32 of 34 saves while Noah Ping of the Capitals made 43 of 46.
Texas Brahmas 4 @ Texas RoadRunners 1 - The Texas Brahmas traveled to defeat the Texas RoadRunners, 4-1. The Brahmas took the lead in the 1st with goals from Parker Mara and Matej Palfy. The only goal of the 2nd came from RoadRunners forward Seth Payson. In the 3rd the Brahmas added to their lead with goals form Cal Couell and Palfy. Brahmas goalie Kayden Hargraves made 22 saves of 23 while RoadRunners goalie Jaeger Reed made 56 of 60.
Rochester Grizzlies 8 @ Wausau RiverWolves 0 - Thanks to a shutout from Shane Soderwall the Rochester Grizzlies defeated the Wausau RiverWolves, 8-0. The only goal of the 1st came from Hunter WIlmes of the Grizzlies. In the 2nd the Grizzlies added to their lead with goals from Bryar Flanders, Cody Reagle, and Joey Fodstad. The Grizzlies kept their lead in the 3rd with goals from Reagle, Noel Parker, Matthew DeRosa, and Devin Hays. Goalie Shane Soderwall of the Grizzlies made 14 saves in the shutout while Tyler Klatt of the RiverWolves made 45 of 53.
Long Beach Sharks 1 @ Danbury Colonials 11 - The Danbury Colonials won against the Long Beach Sharks, 11-1. The Colonials managed five goals in the 1st with one from Kevin Remson, Brandon Cope, Maverik Skeans, and two from Kyle McEnany. The Sharks got on the board in the 2nd with a goal from Zachary Ostrowski only to be answered with goals from Cope, Remson, and Kolby Donovan of the Colonials. In the 3rd the Colonials added three to their lead with goals from Franklin Berry, Cope, and Connor Lefkof. Colonials goalies Alex Fernandes made 3 saves of 4 and Sam Boos made 10 while Sharks goalies Timothy Brillaud made 6 of 10 and Richard Prazan made 43 of 50.
Gillette Wild 3 @ Yellowstone Quake 2 - The Gillette Wild beat the Yellowstone Quake, 3-2. In the 1st Brock Risdon of the Quake scored before Mason Hoffman of the Wild. Jon Green of the Quake managed a goal only to be answered with goals from Jacob Kaminski and Keedin Denny of the Wild. Goalie Luc Haggitt of the Wild made 46 saves of 48 while Logan Cooksy of the Quake made 48 of 51.
Sheridan Hawks 2 @ Bozeman Icedogs 5 - The Bozeman Icedogs won at home against the Sheridan Hawks, 5-2. In the 1st Mikhail Greenley of the Icedogs scored only to be answered by two goals from Logan Syrup and Jack Royer of the Hawks. Chase White of the Icedogs answered with a goal before the end of the period. The Icedogs took the lead in the 2nd with goals from White and Christian Veneruzzo. The only goal of the 3rd came from Icedogs forward Jack Greenley. Icedogs goalies Domagoj Troha made 24 saves of 26 and Brandon Keeney made 19 while Luke Fundator of the Hawks made 29 of 34.
Great Falls Americans 7 @ Butte Cobras 3 - Thanks to a hat trick from Levi Mese the Great Falls Americans won against the Butte Cobras, 7-3. Logan Rachow of the Americans scored in the 2nd, followed by a goal from Phillip Winter of the Cobras. The Americans answered with two goals from Jack Olson and Levi Mese before Ty Stovin of the Cobras could score. The Americans added four to their lead in the 3rd with goals from Brody Boyce, Henry Fusco, and two from Mese before Kyler Garsjo of the Cobras could score. Americans goalie Viktor Wennberg made 27 saves of 30 while Danny Fielding of the Cobras made 54 of 61.
Breezy Point North Stars 5 @ Milwaukee Power 2 - The Breezy Point North Stars beat the Milwaukee Power, 5-2. Jordan Linder put the North Stars on the board late in the 1st. In 2nd the North Stars added to their lead with a goal from Zeph Goret and two from Garrett Freeman before Leon Jednacak of the Power could score. The Power managed one goal from Ryan Hoover in the 3rd before Linder of the North Stars could score. Goalie Nolan Foster of the North Stars made 42 saves of 44 in the win while Power goalies Zach Piehl made 19 of 23 and Ty Barnhill made 13 of 14 in the loss.