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USHL Weekend Breakout 11/2-4 Junior Hockey News

Published: Monday, 5 Nov 2018  
By: Michael Moore


Final scores from earlier this week:
Tuesday, Oct. 30th
WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS [6], SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS [5] (OT)
Thursday, Nov. 1st
TEAM USA (U18) [4], MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS [6]


This weekend’s USHL action was met with lots high scoring games. Four contest would require more than the regulation 60 to determine a victor. Twelve teams would post five or more goals in their respective bouts. 


Friday, Nov. 2nd

CENTRAL ILLINOIS FLYING ACES [7], YOUNGSTOWN PHANTOMS [6] (SO)
The weekend got off to thunderous start with a 13 goal affair submitted by the Aces and Phantoms The tight tilt was deadlocked by goals from the Flying Aces: Philip Elgestal, Joseph Dunlap, Trevor Janicke, Bradley Marek and Lynden Breen (with two); and goals from the Phantoms: Joey Abate (with three), Trevor Kuntar, Jack Malone and Gianfranco Cassaro. Overtime would provide no victor and the contest would be finally decided by Janicke who score the only shootout goal.
Ryan Snowden stopped 31 shots through overtime and all three attempts in the shootout.


CEDAR RAPIDS ROUGHRIDERS [3], MADISON CAPITOLS [2] (SO)
Another tight contest that extended through regulation and overtime would befell the RoughRiders and Capitols. The RoughRiders took the lead first with a goal from Nathan Smith but Chaz Smedsrud and Josh Boyer would get the Capitols out in front after two periods. Cedar Rapids’ Grant Silianoff would knot things up in the third and eventually through OT.  Marek Valach and Nathan Smith would score in the shootout to give the RoughRiders the win. 
Blake Pietila made 20 saves on the 22 shots he faced.


GREEN BAY GAMBLERS [5], CHICAGO STEEL [3]
Through the first two periods this was a close game. Gleb Murtazin and Kyler Grundy scored for Green Bay and Robert Mastrosimone and Travis Treloar scored for Chicago. The Green Bay Gamblers then went on a tear and put three more goals thanks to Austin Heidemann, Luke Mylymok and Noah Prokop in the third. Josh Groll would find the net, one last time, for the Steel but it would not be enough to keep the Gamblers out of the win column.  the Gamblers walked away with the 5-3 victory. 
Evan Fear saved 35 on 38.


DES MOINES BUCCANEERS [5], TRI-CITY STORM [2]
The Buccaneers seem to have the Storm’s number. Only Des Moines has been able to top Tri-City in regulation this season. Des Moines stormed took a three goal lead in the first by means of Rylee St. Onge, Reed Lebster and Matt Brown.  Lebster would score another goal for the Bucs as the Storm finally found the scoreboard with goals from Connor McMenamin and Keaton Pehrson. Tyler Paquette insured the win with an empty-net goal.
Roman Durny stopped 41 of 43. 


SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS [4], FARGO FORCE [1]
JuniorHockey.com’s USHL Player of the Week Martin Pospisil (Week of Oct. 21st) continued his powerful season with a goal to open the scoring over the Force. The Muskies would maintain their dominance through the third with goals from Matthew Miller, Marcus Kallionkieli and Ian Malcolmson. Ryan Carmichael finally got the defending champs on the board later in the third. 
Ben Kraws turned in another terrific performance saving 24 of the 25 shots he faced.


OMAHA LANCERS [5], LINCOLN STARS [4] (OT)
More than three were needed for the Lancers to edge the Stars. Justin Lee of Lincoln and Brendan Furry of Omaha traded goals in the first. In the second, goals from Caleb Rule and Logan Britt put the Stars out in front. Furry would grab another for the Lancers. Cameron Berg and Ryan Savage (both of Omaha) and Josiah Slavin (of Lincoln) would even the scoring at 4 each through regulation. 2:27 later Jerry Harding would score to give the Lancers their win.
Netminder Brian George stopped 40 of 44 shots for his first USHL win.


WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS [6], DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS [1]
Again, the Black Hawks put up big numbers only this time they manage to keep their opponent  (the Fighting Saints) to just one goal. Waterloo took a four goal lead thanks to Matej Blumel, Emil Ohrvall and two goals from Vladislav Firstov. Joe Cassetti got the Black Hawks to a 5-0 game when Derek Contessa finally got the Saints into the game. Kyle Haskins would contribute to the lopsided victory with a goal late in the game. 
Jared Moe made 25 saves in the win.


Saturday, Nov. 3rd

YOUNGSTOWN PHANTOMS [4], CENTRAL ILLINOIS FLYING ACES [1]
The Youngstown Phantoms come up big with a win over the Central Illinois Flying Aces. The Aces got on the board first with a goal from Jeremy Davidson. That would be the only time Central Illinois would find the net.  Youngstown would bag the following four goals. Brett Murray, Matthew DeMelis, Joseph Abate and Jack Malone can be credited with those tallies. 
Christian Stoever made 19 saves.


GREEN BAY GAMBLERS [7], CEDAR RAPIDS ROUGHRIDERS [2]
The Green Bay Gamblers downed the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in a decisive victory. Paul Maust, Jesse Tucker and Jackson Perbix got Green Bay out into the lead early. That lead was extended with goals from Noah Prokop and Chris Giroday. Jason Polin and Ben Almquist finally got Cedar Rapids on the board in the third. Luke Mylymok and Austin Heidemann rounded out the rest of the scoring for Green Bay. 
Evan Fear’s play in net remained solid, stopping 15 of shots.


MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS [5], CHICAGO STEEL [2]
On the road, the Muskies rack up yet another win after their sound defeat of the Steel. Muskegon scored first thanks to Brock Bremer. Robert Mastrosimone responded in the second for the Steel. In the third Bremer would score again along with Nolan Sullivan. Matteo Pietroniro broke things up and helped Chicago get a little bit close to closing the gap. Muskegon’s Jack Williams had other plans and put two pucks in-net in the win. 
Brandon Bussi’s powerful season continues as he stopped 19 of 21 shots.


DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS [4], WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS [3]
Scorned from their previous 6-1 loss to Waterloo, Dubuque earned a bit of hard fought revenge. Two goals from Willie Knierim gave the Saints a 2-0 lead. Griffin Ness then put up a hat trick for the Hawks. Not to be outdone for a second time Matias Maccelli and Logan Pietila both scored to regain the lead and take the win. 
Aaron Randazzo made 28 saves on 31 shots.


SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS [3], OMAHA LANCERS [2]
The Lancers fall to the Musketeers; more specifically the Lancers fall to Bobby Brink. Brink’s hat trick would be enough to outlast Omaha goals from both Tyler Carpenter and a power play goal from Bryce Brodzinski. Sioux City’s Pospisil finished with a pair of assists in the game. 
Ben Kraws blocked 17 of the 19 shots he faced.


FARGO FORCE [2], SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE [1]
A tight defensive struggle defined the low scoring Force victory. No goals were scored in the first period. The second period would see Fargo’s Aaron Huglen find the net. Huglen’s teammate Jake Harrison, would double the Force lead in the third period. Sioux Falls' Jami Krannila would get the Stampede on the board late in the third but it would not be enough. 
Matthew Sankner stopped 34 of the 35 shots he faced in the win.


Sunday, Nov. 4th

DES MOINES BUCCANEERS [7], SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE [0]
The Des Moines Buccaneers make a statement with their fouth win in a row with a blowout of the Sioux Falls Stampede, 7-0. Not one Stampede puck found the twine Sunday. In the first period, Sam Renlund and Matt Brown found their way to the score sheet with a goal apiece. Rylee St. Onge and Mike Kesselring matched the first period’s scoring, in the second. Reed Lebster, Mac Welsher and Tyler Paquette all posted goals in the third to complete the Bucs’ domination. 
Roman Durny recorded his first shutout of the year stopping all 23 Stampede shots.


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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