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USHL Weekend Breakout 10/26-28 Junior Hockey News

Published: Monday, 29 Oct 2018  
By: Michael Moore


Final scores from earlier this week:
Tuesday, Oct. 23rd.
SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS [3], DES MOINES BUCCANEERS [0]

Blowouts a-plenty highlight this weekend’s USHL tilts.

Friday, Oct. 26th

MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS [7], TEAM USA (U17) [2]

Eight! The Muskegon Lumberjacks are undefeated in the first eight games of the season.  Muskegon got off to a two goal lead lead over the U17’s on Friday, with goals from Oliver MacDonald and Brock Bremer . Luke Tuch and Ty Smilanic got the U17’s back to even with a goal each. The Lumberjacks then decided to take control and keep it with a flurry of goals from Alex Gaffney, Bobby Lynch, Danil Guschin, Alex Yakovenko and Cam Knuble.

Brandon Bussi’s record would remain untarnished stopping 38 of 40 shots.


YOUNGSTOWN PHANTOMS [6], DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS [3]

A big game from the Youngstown Phantoms earned a much needed win over the Dubuque Fighting Saints. Goals from Matthew DeMelis and two goals from Connor MacEachern got the Phantoms out front early.  Saint’s Michael Feenstra then got the Dubuque into the game. Trevor Kuntar put one in for Youngstown and then Ty Jackson did the same for Dubuque. Gianfranco Cassaro (Phantoms) and Matias Maccelli (Saints) traded goals to make it a 5-3 game. The Phantoms would seal the deal with one last goal from Craig Needham.

Jon Mor made 23 saves in the victory.


WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS [4], FARGO FORCE [3] (SO)

Unmatched in regulation, the Black Hawks steal one away from the Force in a shootout. Ben Meyers and Ryan O'Reilly scored for Fargo in the first; while, Matej Blumel and Austen Swankler did the same for Waterloo. Blumel would score again in the second only to be matched by Fargo’s Tyler Gratton.  The third period and overtime would yield no goals.  Blumel scored the only goal in the shootout to win the game for Waterloo.

Jared Moe stopped 25 of 28 shots and was flawless in the shootout.


DES MOINES BUCCANEERS [3], GREEN BAY GAMBLERS [2] (OT)

It would require 62:21 to determine a winner in the Buccaneers defeat of Gamblers. Regulation would see Robert Herrman and Dylan Wendt grab two goals for Green Bay. Tony Malinowski and Reed Lebster's goals would keep Des Mones in the game and force overtime. Nearly halfway through the overtime, Kaden Bohlsen would give the Des Moines Buccaneers the victory. 

Roman Durny stopped 28 Green Bay shots to move to 5-3 on the year.


CEDAR RAPIDS ROUGHRIDERS [7], LINCOLN STARS [2]

It was a rough ride for the Lincoln stars as Cedar Rapids takes down the Stars, 7-2. The game seemed manageable after the first with only Jack O'Leary of Cedar Rapids finding the net. In the second, the RoughRiders tightened their grip registering, three unanswered goals in the second from Grant Silianoff, Max Sasson and Will Francis. Lincoln finally found the scoreboard with goals from Caleb Rule and Shane Pinto in the third. Unfazed, the RoughRiders put up three more goals with contributions from Evan McIntyre and two tallies from Harrison Roy.

Blake Pietila stopped  45 of 48 shots in the win.


MADISON CAPITOLS [4], CENTRAL ILLINOIS FLYING ACES [3]

A Flying Ace rally was not enough to edge the Capitols. Madison’s TJ Koufis, Robert Blugers and Josh Boyer all posted goals. Their efforts were matched by Central Illinois’ Sebastian Dirven, Lynden Breen and Joseph Dunlap. It was Christian Berger’s goal that put the Capitols over the top. 

Joseph Lamoreaux made 36 saves on 39 shots.


SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE [3], SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS [2]

In the battle of the Sioux, it would be the Stampede that would take home the victory. Luke Johnson (Musketeers) and Ethan Phillips (Stampede) traded goals over the course of the first two periods. In the third it would be  Andre Lee of the Stampede and Sioux City's Parker Ford that would match tallies. Three minutes later Lee would net the game winner and his second of the night. 

Jaxon Stauber blocked 15 of 17 in the win.


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

The Tri-City Storm edged the Omaha Lancers in a shootout.   Joseph Molenaar and Ian Murphy scored for the Storm while the Lancers matched the effort with goals from Brian Silver and Jan Kern.  Colby Ambrosio and Zac Jones scored in the shootout to give the Storm the victory. 

Jake Barczewski made 22 saves on 24 shots.


Saturday, Oct. 27th

DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS [6], TEAM USA (U17) [3]

The Dubuque Fighting Saints beat the U17’s with the help of 4 goals from the Jackson brothers (Ty-2 and Dylan-2) team 6-3 thanks to a four-point night from Dylan Jackson (2G, 2A). Matias Maccelli and Willie Knierim would round out the scoring for the saints with a goal each. The U17’s put up three goals from Brett Berard, Matthew Beniers and Thomas Bordeleau.

Aaron Randazzo made 25 saves on the 28 shots he faced.


TEAM USA (U18) [8], MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS [3]

Muskegon suffers its very first loss of the season at the hands of the U18’s.  Cole Caufield scored a hat trick for the U18’s. Trevor Zegras, Henry Thrun, Ryder Rolston, John Beecher and Matthew Boldy completed the Team USA onslaught. Muskegon only managed three goals courtesy of Nolan Sullivan, Bobby Lynch and Owen Farris.

Spencer Knight stopped 30 of the 33 shots.


FARGO FORCE [4], WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS [3]

Fargo redeems itself for Friday’s loss by beating Waterloo 4-3. In the first, Ethan Szmagaj, and Wyatt Schingoethe scored for Waterloo, Ondrej Pavel all and Tyler Gratton scored for Fargo. In the second, AJ Drobot (Force) and Ryan Drkulec (Hawks) traded goals. In the third, Ben Meyers would get the game winner. 

Ryan Bischel stopped 27 of 30. 


TRI-CITY STORM [2], LINCOLN STARS [1] (SO)

A tight tilt took the Storm and Stars to a shootout. Matthew Barbolini gave the Stars an early lead but the Storm tied it late thanks to Colton Kalezic. Colby Ambrosio and Zac Jones scored for Tri-City in the shootout to secure the win.  

Isaiah Saville stopped all but one of the 26 shots he faced.


CHICAGO STEEL [4], CEDAR RAPIDS ROUGHRIDERS [3] (OT)

The Chicago Steel capitalized on some free hockey to edge the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. Overtime was reached thanks to Chicago goals from Robert Mastrosimone and two from Cole Quisenberry. Cedar Rapids matched the scoring with goals from Will Francis, Liam Walsh and Grant Silianoff. Mastrosimone would score his second goal of the game and win the day for Chicago in overtime.

Justin Robbins stopped 33 of the 36 shots he faced.


DES MOINES BUCCANEERS [8], OMAHA LANCERS [3]

Des Moines dominates Omaha in an 8-3 victory. Matt Brown and Luke Manning both scored two goals each for the Bucs. Rylee St. Onge, Mac Welsher, Tyler Paquette and Sam Renlund put up the rest of the goals for Des Moines. Omaha could only manage a trio of goals from Logan Will, Bryce Brodzinski and Michael Colella. 

James Durham made 29 saves on 32 shots.


SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS [4], SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE [3] (OT)

The battle of the Sioux saw the Musketeers get their revenge in overtime. A back and forth affair would see JuniorHockey.com’ Martin Pospisil (Musketeers) score only to be matched by Anthony Romano for the Stampede. Jared Wescott and Cade Borchardt would gain two more goals for the Stampede but the Musketeers would match them with goals from Matthew Miller and Anthony Kehrer.  Tied, Bobby Brink scored the winning tally in overtime. 

Ben Kraws stopped 15 of 18 attempts.


CENTRAL ILLINOIS FLYING ACES [5], GREEN BAY GAMBLERS [1]

Flying Aces beat the Gamblers 5-1 in a decisive victory. Lynden Breen, Trevor Janicke, Stephen Halliday, Benito Posa and Ryan Siedem all contributed goals for the Aces to outmatch the lone goal by Paul Maust for the Gamblers.  

Ryan Snowden made 19 saves on 20.


Sunday, Oct. 28th

DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS [3], TEAM USA (U18) [8]

Again, the U18’s flex their muscle in an 8-3 blowout of the Fighting Saints. Only Patrick Smyth and Willie Knierim (with two) were able to get anything going for Dubuque. Their contribution would not be nearly enough to match the eight goals put up by Team USA. Sean Farrell would score twice and his teammates Case McCarthy, Patrick Moynihan, Cole Caufield, Trevor Zegras, Matthew Boldy and Jack Hughes would all score in the decisive win.

Cameron Rowe did his part between the pipes stopping 26 of the 29 shots 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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