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USHL WEEKEND BREAKOUT 11/16-18 Junior Hockey News

Published: Monday, 19 Nov 2018  
By: Michael Moore


Friday, Nov 16th 

CEDAR RAPIDS ROUGHRIDERS [4], TEAM USA (U17) [3] (SO)
The weekend began with a tight contest between the RoughRiders and the U17’s.  Joe Hankinson, Max Sasson and Liam Walsh earned the Cedar Rapids regulation tallies. They were matched by the U17’s with goals from Landon Slaggert, Brett Berard and Tyler Kleven.  After an empty overtime it was Harrison Roy’s lone shootout goal that gave the RoughRiders the win. 
Troy Kobryn stopped 30 of 33 shots he faced.

SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS [5], DES MOINES BUCCANEERS [1]
The Muskies come up big over the Bucs. Martin Pospisil led Sioux City with a pair of goals (and a pair of assists). Bobby Brink, Marcus Kallionkieli and Parker Ford grew the Musketeer to a total of 5. Only Luke Manning would find the net for Des Moines in the loss.
Ben Kraws made 29 saves on 30 attempts.

FARGO FORCE [4], DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS [2]
Defending champs, the Fargo Force grab a win from the Fighting Saints. Tyler Gratton and Ryan Carmichael scored for Fargo in the first, only to be matched by James Sanchez and Matias Maccelli of Dubuque. Ben Meyers and Zach Faremouth scored in the third to secure the Force victory. 
Ryan Bischel made 24 saves on 26 shots.

SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE [4], LINCOLN STARS [3] (OT)
The Stampede complete a comeback to defeat the Stars in overtime. Josiah Slavin got the Stars in front first with a goal in the opening period. Andre Lee answered for the Stampede in the second. Lincoln grabed the lead by notching the next goals thanks to Caleb Rule and Slavin again. Sioux Falls dug back to tie the game with goals from Ryan Sullivan and Jami Kranila. 1:07 into overtime, Cade Borchardt found the net to give the Stampede their win.
Jaxon Stauber blocked 26 of 29 shots for the win.

CHICAGO STEEL [4], MADISON CAPITOLS [3] (OT)
Another 4-3 overtime victory would be claimed by Chicago on Friday. After 40 minutes, Christian Srlo and Jake Schmaltz scored for Chicago, and Josh Boyer and Robert Blugers scored for Madison. Capitols’ Chaz Smedsrud traded goals with the Steel’s Adam Robbins. Mathieu De St. Phalle's overtime goal gave Chicago the win.
Justin Robbins made 32 saves on 35 against the Capitols.

TRI-CITY STORM [2], WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS [1]
Tri-City comes away with the W in a grudge match with Waterloo. The Storm’s Ronnie Attard got the first goal of the game in the second. Late, that same period, Patrick Guzzo would get the Black Hawks on the board. The tie would hold until Tri-City’s Connor McMenamin snagged what would be the game winner halfway through the third.
Solid as ever, Isaiah Saville stopped 33 of 34 shots in the victory.

YOUNGSTOWN PHANTOMS [4], CENTRAL ILLINOIS FLYING ACES [3]
Youngstown pulls through to overcome Central Illinois in a tight contest. Bradley Marek and Cal Kiefiuk got the Aces up first before Trevor Kuntar and Jack Malone leveled the game for the Phantoms.  Central Illinois grabbed the lead late in the second thanks to Jeremy Davidson. Brett Murray would tie the game for Youngstown in the third and Liam Robertson would score the winner with just under four minutes left in the game.
Jon Mor stopped 24-of-27 shots.

TEAM USA (U18) [7], OMAHA LANCERS [1]
The U18’s dismantled the Lancers in a lopsided contest, 7-1. Sean Farrell, Marshall Warren, Matthew Boldy, Michael Gildon, Drew Helleson and two goals from Trevor Zegras would round out the scoring for Team USA.  Only Grant Anderson managed any production for Omaha.
Spencer Knight stopped all but one of the 23 shot he faced.


Saturday, Nov. 17th

CHICAGO STEEL [5], TEAM USA (U17) [3]
The Steel put up another victory in a decisive battle over the U17’s. 14 seconds after the puck drop, Mathieu De St. Phalle Put the Steel on the board. In the second, Robert Mastrosimone and Nick Abruzzese both added to the Chicago lead. Their effort was outdone by Chase Yoder, Thomas Bordeleau and Ty Smilianic of the U17’s. Chicago regained their advantage in the third with a goal from Christian Sarlo.  Cole Quisenberry would contribute an empty-net goal to finalize the game’s scoring. 
Reilly Herbst stopped 16 of the 19 shots in the win.

MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS [4], CEDAR RAPIDS ROUGHRIDERS [0]
The league leading Lumberjacks take down the RoughRiders in a shutout. James McIsaac, Alex Gaffney and Alex Yakovenko scored twice to secure Muskegon’s 4-0 victory.  
Brandon Bussi was flawless stopping all 23 shots he faced.

DES MOINES BUCCANEERS [4], FARGO FORCE [3]
The Bucs recapture an early lead secured by Matt Brown to defeat the Force 4-3. First period Fargo goals from Ryan O'Reilly and Michael Mancinelli were negated by Sam Renlund’s tying tally in the second. Fargo would get ahead once again thanks to a Connor Mayer goal. Brown would add another Des Moines goal before teammate, Reed Lebster would sink a penalty shot. 
Roman Durny denied 29 of the 32 shot he faced.

TEAM USA (U18) [7], DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS [4]
Another impressive win put the U18’s over the Saints, 7-4. Drew Helleson, Danny Weight, Alex Vlasic, Owen Lindmark, Michael Gildon, Matthew Boldy and Trevor Zegras found the scoreboard for the U18’s. Dubuque fought with tallies from Ty Jackson, Riese Gaber and two from Willie Knierim but in the end it would not be nearly enough to stop Team USA. 
Cameron Rowe made 25 saves on 29 shots in the win.

GREEN BAY GAMBLERS [3], MADISON CAPITOLS [1]
The Greenies outlast the MadCaps in the Wisconsin rivalry. Noah Prokop got the Gamblers up first only to be matched by the Capitols’ Carson Bantle. The only scoring that remained was tallied by Kyler Grundy and Gleb Murtazin of Green Bay.
Jake Begley stopped 37 of the shots he faced.

WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS [6], LINCOLN STARS [3]
Waterloo fights to a dominant win after losing a close contest the night before. Emil Ohrvall lead the Black Hawk charge with a hat trick. Wyatt Schingoethe, Matt Koopman and Xander Lamppa all capitalized on power play goals for Waterloo. Devlin McCabe, Josh Lopina and Jordan Power connected for Lincoln in the loss.
Logan Stein made 24 saves on 27 attempts.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS FLYING ACES [5], YOUNGSTOWN PHANTOMS [2]
The Aces split their weekend series with the Phantoms, with a 5-2 win. In the second, the Aces found themselves out in front thanks to goals from Stephen Halliday, Max Ellis and Lynden Breen. Trevor Kuntar and Josh DeLuca got the Phantoms back in the game with a goal each. Cal Kiefiuk and Jeremy Davidson both took advantage of an empty net to bring home the Central Illinois win.
Stopping 34 of 36 shots, Ryan Snowden secured the Central Illinois win.


Sunday, Nov. 18th

SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE [4], OMAHA LANCERS [3](SO)
The Stampede get the win after besting the Lancers in a shootout. Chase Bradley opened the scoring with a goal for Omaha in the first. His effort was outmatched later in the period with Stampede goals from Jared Westcott and Jami Krannila. An Anthony Romano goal in the second put the Stampede up 3-1. Omaha brought the contest back to even with goals from Grant Anderson and Jaden Shields. Tied at 3 goals apiece, the teams fought through overtime with no result. Shootout goals from Artem Ivanyuzhenkov and Andre Lee bested Jan Kern’s lone tally to give the Stampede the win.
Chad Veltri blocked 38 of the 41 shots he faced.

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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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