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USHL WEEKEND BREAKOUT 11/23-24 Junior Hockey News

Published: Monday, 26 Nov 2018  
By: Michael Moore


Final scores from earlier this week:
Wednesday, Nov. 21
MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS [8], TEAM USA (U17) [0]
Thursday, Nov. 22
WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS [4], CEDAR RAPIDS ROUGHRIDERS [1]

Friday, Nov. 23rd
MADISON CAPITOLS [2], YOUNGSTOWN PHANTOMS [4]
The extended weekend continued with the Phantoms of Youngstown shutting down the Madison Capitols, 4-2. Madison found the net first, thanks to Chase Brand but Matthew Barnaby responded with a goal for Youngstown. The Phantom’s increased their lead with a pair of goals from Dalton Messina before Chase Brand scored his second for the Capitols. Youngstown’s Jack Malone would nab an empty net to complete the scoring and give the Phantoms the win.
Vinnie Purpura made 19 saves on 21 shots for the victory.

MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS [8], GREEN BAY GAMBLERS [3]
Another big performance from the Lumberjacks makes quick work of the Gamblers. Goals from James McIsaac tally and two from Egor Afanasyev put Muskegon out front early. Noah Prokop got Green Bay a goal before ending the first.  The second would see Bobby Lynch and Danil Guschin score for Muskegon, along with Jesse Tucker and Paul Maust scoring for Green Bay. The third period would be all Muskegon with McIsaac getting his second. Alex Yakovenko and Alex Gaffney brought the Lumberjack total to 8. 
JuniorHockey.Com USHL Goalie of the Week: Brandon Bussi stopped 28 of 31 in his seventh straight win.

DES MOINES BUCCANEERS [4], LINCOLN STARS [3]
Bucs beat the Stars in a tight contest! Mac Welsher and Rylee St. Onge got Des Moines in front first. Lincoln’s Josh Lopina scored twice to tie the game.  Shane Pinto would then score to give Lincoln their only lead. Undeterred, Des Moines answered back with goals from Reed Lebster and the winner from Scooter Brickey.
Roman Durny blocked 17 shots for the win. 

TRI-CITY STORM [3], OMAHA LANCERS [0]
The Storm put up an impressive win with a shutout over the Lancers. Colby Ambrosio, Blais Richartz and Asa Kinnear all made their way onto the lopsided scoresheet for Tri-City.  
Always reliable, Isaiah Saville stopped all of the 19 shots he encountered.

CHICAGO STEEL [3], CEDAR RAPIDS ROUGHRIDERS [1]
The winning continues for Chicago as they take down Cedar Rapids, 3-1. Cedar Rapids opened the scoring with an Aidan McDonough goal. Chicago tied, took the lead and eventually the game with goals from Christian Sarlo, Neil Shea and Travis Treloar. 
Justin Robbins made 12 saves on 13 shots for the win.

FARGO FORCE [2], SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS [1] (OT)
It would take free hockey to solve the 1-1 juggernaut between the Force and the Musketeers. Josh Nodler of Fargo and Albin Nilsson of Sioux City would trade goals in the third. 2:43 seconds into OT, Nodler would score again to win the game. 
The Fargo Force’s Ryan Bischel stopped 18 of the 19 shots to gain the victory.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS FLYING ACES [2], TEAM USA (U18) [1]
The Aces go the distance with a very tough U18 squad to squeak out a win. Team USA earned a one goal lead through the first two periods via Michael Gildon. Not to be outdone, Central Illinois’ Colby Enns and Lynden Breen took the lead and the game in the third.
Ryan Snowden was impressive stopping 29 of 30.


Saturday, Nov. 25th
MADISON CAPITOLS [2], YOUNGSTOWN PHANTOMS [1]
The Capitols overcome their Friday defeat at the hands of the Phantoms with a 2-1 win. Madison’s  Anthony Stark and Kristof Papp goals were only met with Gianfranco Cassaro’s lone Youngstown goal.
Garrett Mackay made 24 saves on 25 shots.

GREEN BAY GAMBLERS [6], MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS [3]
The Gamblers put up six in their defeat of the Lumberjacks. Chris Giroday (Green Bay) and Nolan Sullivan (Muskegon) opened the scoring before the Gamblers scored the next five goals via: Nick Leitner, Jesse Tucker, Nicholas Zabaneh, Noah Ganske and Paul Maust. Muskegon’s late effort goals from Alex Gaffney and Egor Afanasyev failed to ignite a comeback. 
Evan Fear blocked 37 of 40 shots.

CEDAR RAPIDS ROUGHRIDERS [6], WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS [2]
The RoughRiders get a bit of Thanksgiving revenge taking down the Blackhawks, 6-2. Three of the six goals posted by Waterloo can be contributed to Aidan McDonough’s hat trick. Liam Walsh, Jordan Tonelli and Will Zmolek grew the Cedar Rapids goal count to six.. Only Vladislav Firstov (with two goals) managed to find the net for the Hawks.  
Blake Pietila made 26 saves on 28 shots.

SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS [4], DES MOINES BUCCANEERS [1]
Sioux City finds its way back into the win column with a sound defeat of Des Moines. Des Moines’ only goal of the game came in the first courtesy of Patrick Schmiedlin. Marcus Kallionkieli, Jordan Steinmetz, Parker Ford and Bobby Brink all scored to give the Muskies the 4-1 win.
 Jake Sibell made 23 saves on 24 shots for the win.

TRI-CITY STORM [6], LINCOLN STARS [2]
Powerful goaltending and a productive offense give the Storm a big win. Benji Eckerle, Blais Richartz Filip Forsmark, Michael Colella and Jake Crespi (with 2) found the net for Tri-City. Devlin McCabe and Logan Britt scored for the Stars.  
Again, Isaiah Saville dominated in net with 27 saves on 29 shots.

FARGO FORCE [4], OMAHA LANCERS [3]
The Force survive a tight tilt against the Lancers. The first goals came in the second from the Lancers' Logan Will and the Force's Tyler Gratton. Brendan Fury would give Omaha a temporary lead until Fargo’s Carter Randklev and Ryan O'Reilly found the net. Aleksi Peltonen would start the third with a goal to tie the game for Omaha. O'Reilly responded by netting his second goal of the night and ultimately the game winner. 
Ryan Bischel blocked 23 attempts in the win.

DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS [5], SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE [3]
The Saints fight to earn a 5-3 victory over the Stampede. Artem Ivanyuzhenkov and Max Crozier scored for Sioux Falls. Their goals were matched by Ty Jackson and Riese Gaber for Dubuque. The Fighting Saints double their score with a goal from Aidan Fulp and another goal from Gaber. Willie Knierim added a fifth goal for the Saints in the third while Tony Follmer netted the Stampede’s third. 
Aaron Randazzo stopped 19 shots in the victory.

CHICAGO STEEL [4], CENTRAL ILLINOIS FLYING ACES [2]
On a roll the Steel grab another win over their in-state rival. Tate Singleton opened the scoring with a goal for the Aces. Robert Mastrosimone responded with a Steel goal before Jon Panisa scored to regain the Flying Aces’ lead. Chicago would score the next three with goals from Uula Ruikka, Matteo Pietroniro and Mastrosimone (his second). 
Justin Robbins blocked 25 of 27 shots for the win.

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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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