Norwich and Milwaukee win on Thursday
Norwich 5 @ New Jersey 3 – The Sea Captains snapped a 24-game losing streak as defenseman Sean Loftus scored twice in a 5-3 win. After the teams were tied in the 1st period at 1-1 with goals from Vilho Liahtela from New Jersey and Loftus for Norwich. In the 2nd period, Norwich took a 4-2 lead on another goal from Loftus and others from Aidan Bayne and Jack Kinahan. Brian Essing added a 3rd period goal. Other New Jersey goals came from Roland Ponechal and other from Liahtela. Brendan Pellerito made 30 saves in the win, while Colin Freitas made 31 saves in the loss.
Oregon 2 @ Milwaukee 4 – Nate Stone scored two goals and Spencer Northway made 34 saves to lead the Power to a 4-2 win. Stone scored both goals in the 1st and 2nd period to give the Power a 2-0 lead. Mason Asmus scored early in the 3rd period to make it 3-0. Oregon got goals in the 3rd period from Henry Slager and Gage Bowerman, but a goal from Connor O’Neal gave the Power the insurance goal they needed to win. Anthony Adleman made 37 saves in the loss.