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USHL WEEKEND BREAKOUT 10/19-21 Junior Hockey News

Published: Monday, 22 Oct 2018  
By: Michael Moore


Final scores from earlier this week:

Tuesday, Oct. 16.
TRI-CITY STORM [3], LINCOLN STARS [1]

Wednesday, Oct. 17.
DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS [5], CEDAR RAPIDS ROUGHRIDERS [2]

Thursday, Oct. 18.
SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS [5], FARGO FORCE [2]
WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS [5], YOUNGSTOWN PHANTOMS [3]


With a foursome of games completed thus far this week, the weekend came through with 15 tilts.

Friday, Oct. 19th.

SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE [6], WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS [5] (OT)

The weekend got underway with a tight contest that took Sioux Falls and Waterloo free hockey to complete.  Both teams lit the lamp in the first with Sioux Falls goals from Lucas McGregor, Jani Krannila, Artem Ivanyuzhenkov and Cade Borchardt. Ryan Drkulec and Griffin Ness posted two for Waterloo. Sioux Falls' Ryan Johnson and Waterloo’s Emil Ohrvall made it 5-3 to close out the second. Ohrvall would score two more times in the third, to earn a hat trick and send his team to overtime. Borchardt would post his second goal of the game in OT to give Sioux Falls the win.

Jaxon Stauber made 32 saves in the Stampede victory.
 

YOUNGSTOWN PHANTOMS [4], DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS [3] (SO)

Finally, the Youngstown Phantoms earn their first win be defeating the Dubuque Fighting Saints 4-3 in a shootout. Logan Pietila, J.D. Greenway and Matias Maccelli would give Dubuque a commanding 3-1 lead (Phantoms goal courtesy of Jack Malone in the first). Youngstown fought their way back in with goals form Joey Abate and Liam Dennison. Overtime would fail to decide a victor. Goals from Malone and Connor MacEachern would keep the advantage for the Phantoms in the shootout.

Jon Mor stopped 35 of 38 shots and two of three shots in the shootout.
 

FARGO FORCE [6], SIOUX MUSKETEERS [4]

Fargo and Sioux finish 1-1 for the week. The Force redeem themselves after Thursdays loss to the Musketeers with a 6-4 win. Matthew Miller and Marcus Kallionkieli (with two) got the Muskies to three goals. Ryan O'Reilly, Nicolas Appendino and Jake Harrison answered for the Force and tying the game at three apiece.  Ben Meyers and Michael Mancinelli would gain a Fargo lead with a pair of goals. Sioux City's Luke Johnson would score a power play goal but it would not be enough to catch the Force.

USHL newcomer Matthew Sankner blocked 15 of 19 for the win.


LINCOLN STARS [4], MADISON CAPITOLS [1]

Lincoln dominates Madison with a 4-1 win. Shane Pinto traded goals Matthew Gould of Madison to keep the game even. In the third period Lincoln would take control and keep it. Pinto scored his second goal of the game. Josiah Slavin and Justin Lee would claim goals three and four in the win. 

Tyler Johnson secured the victory with 28 saves.


MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS [5], CHICAGO STEEL [3]

Seven games played. Seven games won. The Muskegon Lumberjacks remain undefeated in their win over the Chicago Steel. Muskegon's Christoffer Bjork and Egor Afanasyev outscored Chicago’s Matteo Pietroniro 2-1 in the first period.  Goals from Muskegon’s Bobbi Lynch and the Steel’s Neil Shea would make it a 3-2 game.  Chicago’s scoring would stall after Nick Abruzzese's first goal of the year. Lynch would score one more goal along with Mikael Hakkarainen’s ENG to bring the Lumberjack goal total to five for the day. 

Brandon Bussi remains undefeated stopping 15 of 18.


DES MOINES BUCCANEERS [4], TRI-CITY STORM [2]

Tri-City falls for the first time this season. Tri-City benefitted from goals from Joseph Molenaar and Jake Crespi but Luke Manning, Braden Costello and Matt Brown (who scored twice) would tally four goals for the Buccaneers and preserve the win.

Roman Durny made 25 saves.


CENTRAL ILLINOIS FLYING ACES [7], TEAM USA (U17) [3]

Central Illinois convincingly beat Team USA's U17 team 7-3. The Flying Aces posted goals from Stephen Halliday, Max Ellis, Sebastian Dirven, Colby Enns and Payton Matsui.  Brett Berard’s goal would be the lone U17 goal in the first two periods. Central Illinois would add two more goals from Lynden Breen and another from Dirven in the third. A late push from Team USA with goals from Ty Smilanic and Tanner Latsch would fall short.

Ryan Snowden made 18 saves on 21 shots.



Saturday, Oct. 20th.

WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS [4], SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS [2]

Musketeers got on the board first in the second period with a Marcus Kallionkieli tally. The Hawks responded with a pair of goals from Matt Koopman and Brock Paul.  Waterloo’s Matej Blumel and Sioux City’s Martin Pospisil would trade goals and Hank Sorensen would extend the Black Hawks lead and secure the win.

Logan Stein stopped 17 of 19.


CEDAR RAPIDS ROUGHRIDERS [3], YOUNGSTOWN PHANTOMS [1]

After finding a way to win the night before, the Phantoms fall once again, this time to the RoughRiders. Jason Polin got the RoughRiders on the board in the second period. Two minutes later Roman Kraemer would even the score. In the third Aidan McDonough and Harrison Roy (ENG) would score to give Cedar Rapids a 3-1 win. 

Blake Pietila made 26-saves in the victory.
 

CHICAGO STEEL [5], GREEN BAY GAMBLERS [3]

Chicago fought back to their winning ways with a 5-3 victory over Green Bay.  Travis Treloar (with two), Cole Quisenberry, Uula Ruikka and Nick Abruzzese all found the scoresheet for Chicago. Green Bay anwered with three goals from  Austin Heidemann, Nicholas Zabaneh and Tyler Spott. 

Justin Robbins stopped 31 of 34 shots.


SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE [2], MADISON CAPITOLS [1]

The Stampede survive a close match-up defeating the Capitols 2-1. Andre Lee put the Sioux Falls Stampede on the board first. Madison's Noah Weber would even the score with a goal in the second. However, it would be the Stampede’s Ethan Phillips goal, just 19 seconds later, which would prove to be the game winner. 

Chad Veltri stopped 24 of the 25 shots he faced.

 
TRI-CITY STORM [6], DES MOINES BUCCANEERS [2]

After suffering a loss the game prior, the Storm would exact their revenge upon the Bucs.  In the first, the Storm tallied goals from Colby Ambrosio and Elias Rosen. In the second, Ambrosio would score along with Connor McMenamin.  Joseph Molenaar and Brad Morrissey would net pucks for the Storm in the third. Des Moines would only find the back of the goal two times in the third with tallies from Sam Renlund and Matt Brown.

Jake Barczewski made 16 saves on 18 shots.
 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS FLYING ACES [3], TEAM USA (U17) [1]

The Central Illinois Flying Aces maintained their dominance over Team USA (U17) with a sweep of the series. Central Illinois scored three goals courtesy of Philip Elgestal and Jeremy Davidson with two. Team USA’s Ty Smilanic scored the only goal of the game for the U17’s.

Netminder, Mitchell Gibson won the game with an 18-save performance.



Sunday, Oct. 21.

DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS [0], GREEN BAY GAMBLERS [1]

In a riveting battle of nothingness the Green Bay Gamblers escape with a solitary goal to earn a win. No goals in the first, one penalty for interference by Dubuque. No goals in the second but a Gambler penalty for hooking and a Saints penalty for slashing.  The third would be all Green Bay with a goal by Jesse Tucker to complement a pair of tripping penalties.

Evan Fear stopped all 43 shots he faced.


OMAHA LANCERS [3], TRI-CITY STORM [2] (OT)

Free hockey would be required to close out this weekend’s USHL action. Omaha scored the only goal of the first period thanks to Logan Will. The Lancers would double their lead in the second with a Jaxon Nelson goal. In the third, the Tri-City Storm would put up two goals from both Jake Crespi and Filip Forsmark sending the game into overtime.  At 1:11 in OT,  Kalle Eriksson would net the victory for Omaha.

Vinnie Purpura stopped all but two shots of the 33 he faced. 


Author: Michael Moore
Michael is a professional hockey scout and advisor with the Heisler Group helping North America’s top hockey prospects fulfill their ultimate playing potential.


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