Sunday Wrap-Up: Titans roll to sweep in the East
Bay State 1 @ New Jersey 5 – The Titans moved their record to a perfect 3-0 as they picked up their second consecutive 5-1 win and weekend sweep of the Bobcats. Roland Ponechal had two goals and Colin Freitas made 34 saves in the win. The Titans went ahead 2-0 in the 1st period on goals from Ponechal and Jake Spangler. The Bobcats cut the lead down to 2-1 with their lone goal from Landon Boothe. Later in the period, the Titans made it 3-1 on a goal from Joey Mataviesko. In the 2nd period, another goal from Ponechal and one from Isaiah McKinney secured the 5-1 win. Bobcats goalie Cameron Schnopp made 31 saves in the loss.
Atlanta 1 @ Louisiana 4 – The Drillers got 32 saves from goalie Brandon Keeney as the completed a three-game sweep of the Capitals thanks to a 4-1 win on Sunday. After a scoreless 1st period, the Drillers went ahead 1-0 with a 2nd period goal from Thomas Mougin. In the 3rd period, the Drillers put the game out of reach with three more goals from Zan Mojzer, Bobby Hoskins, and Josh Hrip. Harrison Flaacke scored the lone goal for Atlanta. Paul Jarvis made 53 saves in the loss.
Mid Cities 5 @ Austin 3 – The Stars picked up their second win in their three-game set against the Ice Bats with a 5-3 win on Sunday as Kyle Russell and Dante Petrini both scored twice in the win. The Stars took a 1-0 lead in the 1st period thanks to a goal from Ilnur Madiarov. The Stars scored three more goals in the 2nd period, which included two from Russell and one from Petrini. In the 3rd period, Petrini would score again to pad the Stars lead. The Ice Bats goals came from Mercey Twomey, Dustin Smith, and Nickolas Friedenberg. Drew Donohue made 24 saves in the win, while Connor Edwards made 25 saves in the loss.
Alexandria 2 @ Mason City 3 – Jack Campion scored with 1:09 to play in regulation to give the Toros a 3-2 win and weekend sweep over the Blizzard. Mason City took a 2-0 lead in the 1st period with goals from Carter Newpower and Cullen Hogan. The Blizzard fought back to tie the game at 2-2 as Benjamin Tschida and Ryan Hadland scored, but Campion’s late power play goal was the difference. Toros goalie Erik Chaffe made 29 saves in the win, while Bailey Rosch made 35 saves in the loss.
Norwich 4 @ Long Beach 1 – Norwich goalie Brendan Pellerito made 44 saves to lead his team to their first ever NA3HL win in a 4-1 win in Long Beach. Norwich went up 1-0 in the 1st period on a goal from Matthew Ward. The Sea Captains then put the game away with three more goals in the 2nd period from Ben Cunningham, Teagen Beier, and Ethan Ranger. The Sharks netted their lone goal late in the 3rd period on a power play goal from Jake Weikel. Sharks goalie Greyson Skirpan made 16 saves in the loss.