Scores from earlier in the week:
Thursday, Jan. 10th
SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS , FARGO FORCE 
DES MOINES BUCCANEERS , LINCOLN STARS 
Friday, Jan. 11th
CENTRAL ILLINOIS FLYING ACES , TEAM USA U17 
The weekend kicks off with a shutout of the Flying Aces by the U17’s. The game remained deadlocked at 0-0 until nearly 15 minutes into the third period. Dylan Peterson fed the puck to Owen Gallatin who netted the game’s only goal and eventual game winner.
Drew Commesso gets credited with the win by stopping every one of the 23 shots he encountered.
YOUNGSTOWN PHANTOMS , CHICAGO STEEL  OT
A total of nine goals was scored in the highest scoring game of the evening. The Steel managed four goals put up by Owen Power, Casey Staum and two from Gunnarwolfe Fontaine. The Phantoms then matched the Steel’s efforts by posting four goals from: Connor MacEachern, Jack Malone, Liam Robertson and Brett Murray. Tied at four apiece the game went into overtime when at 2:04 Fontaine completed his hat trick by notching the game winner.
Justin Robbins stopped 20 out of 24 for the win.
SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS , FARGO FORCE  OT
A close battle was ultimately decided in overtime and Fargo would prove victorious. Josh Nodler would grab the Force’s first goal 17:36 into the first. Ian Malcolmson returned the favor at the 7:54 in the third to tie the game. Just over a minute into overtime, Nodler found the net once more to win the game.
Ryan Bischel stopped but one of the 25 shots he faced.
DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS , GREEN BAY GAMBLERS 
Again one goal would separate the victors in another game that would necessitate extra time. Ryan Bischel found the net first for Green Bay. Aidan Fulp responded with a goal for Dubuque. The Gamblers’ Jesse Tucker and the Saints’ Logan Pietila traded goals to keep the game even through regulation. Matias Maccelli scored the overtime winner for Dubuque.
Aaron Randazzo stopped 22 of 24 shots for the win.
DES MOINES BUCCANEERS , LINCOLN STARS 
The Bucs jumped out in front early and never looked back in their 4-1 defeat of the Stars. Mac Welsher and Rylee St. Onge put Des Moines on the board in the second. Josiah Slavin got Lincoln it’s lone goal to kick off the third. The Bucs then retaliated with a pair from Mac Welsher and Brady Meyer.
James Durham stopped 34 of 35 shots.
OMAHA LANCERS , SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE 
The Stampede take down the Lancers in another 4-1 affair. The first two goals of the game were scored by Artem Ivanyuzhenkov and Brian Chambers of the Stampede. The next goal came courtesy of Harrison Roy for the Lancers. The Stampede finished the game with the last two goals thanks to Jami Krannila and Ryan Johnson.
Jaxson Stauber stopped 18 of the 19 shot he faced.
WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS , TRI-CITY STORM 
Another shutout caps off Friday night’s games. Ronnie Attard, Brendan Furry and Zac Jones did all the damage for the Storm on the offensive side of the rink.
On the other side, Isaiah Saville stopped every shot of the 38 the Black Hawks threw at him.
Saturday, Jan. 12th
CENTRAL ILLINOIS FLYING ACES , TEAM USA U17  SO
After a one night goal the night before, the Aces and U17’s rematch in a nine goal tilt. Trevor Janicke and Joseph Dunlap of the Aces flanked the U17’s Eamon Powell’s goal with goals of their own. Then Team USA cranked out three goals in a row thanks to: Jake Sanderson, Matthew Beniers and Brett Berard. Lynden Breen and Ryan Siedem kept Central Illinois in the game with two more goals. After a scoreless OT, Thomas Bordeleau scored the only goal in the shootout to give the U17’s the win.
Drew Commesso shuts down the Aces for the second time stopping 28 of 32
YOUNGSTOWN PHANTOMS , MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS 
After suffering a heartbreaking defeat the night prior, the Phantom make up for it with a big win against the Lumberjacks. Youngstown dominated from the puck drop scoring all five of their goals first thanks to: Matthew DeMelis, Gianfranco Cassaro, Jack Malone and two from Brett Murray. The ‘Jacks managed but one goal from Bobby Lynch in their loss.
Chad Veltri stopped them all but one (40/41).
OMAHA LANCERS , DES MOINES BUCCANEERS  SO
A massive back-and-forth battle broke out between the Lancers and Bucs. Omaha’s Cole Kodski got the first then Des Moines’ Rylee St. Onge answered. The Lancers’ Harrison Roy got it back the Buccaneers’ Kirby Proctor tied it up. Aleksi Peltonen put the Lancers in front once again but St. Onge leveled it again. Late in the game Jaxson Nelson netted what promised to be the game winner for Omaha but Jack Clement scored for Des Moines less than a minute later. Only the Lancers were able to score in the shootout via Roy and Travis Mitchell.
Jon Mor earns the victory blocked 35 of 39.
LINCOLN STARS , DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS 
The Saints prove that on Saturday night that they were twice as good as the Stars. Matias Maccelli got the Saints on the board in the first. Shane Pinto managed the get the Stars on the board to start the second. Then Logan Pietila, Verners Egle and Dallas Tulik went on a three goal tear for Dubuque. Only Lincoln’s Tristan Ashbrook would score in the third but it would not be nearly enough.
Matthew Thiessen stopped 16 of 18 in the win.
MADISON CAPITOLS , CEDAR RAPIDS ROUGHRIDERS 
Another back-and-forth contest materialized between the Capitols and RoughRiders. Madison’s Chase Brand and Carson Bantle traded goals with Cedar Rapid’s Nathan Smith (with two) in the first. In the second the Capitols’ Josh Boyers’ goal was outdone by the RoughRiders’ Aidan McDonough’s two goals.
Blake Pietila stopped 27 of 30 shots.
GREEN BAY GAMBLERS , CHICAGO STEEL 
The Chicago Steel came from behind with three unanswered third period goals (from: Robert Mastrosimone, Nick Abruzzese and Mathieu De St. Phalle) to beat the Green Bay Gamblers 4-2 Saturday night. Chicago opened the scoring thanks to Abruzzese in first but it was Jackson Perbix and Gleb Murtazin that got the Gamblers their lead before the Steel went on their run.
Justin Robbins manned the pipes stopping 26 out of the 28 shots he faced.
WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS , TRI-CITY STORM 
The Black Hawks failed to catch the Storm after their own Joe Cassetti scored first. His goal was topped by Tri-City’s Michael Colella, Brendan Furry and Connor McMenamin. After a scoreless second, Cassetti notched another goal in an attempt to keep the Black Hawks relevant however, the Storm answered back two more times thanks to Brendan Budy and Filip Forsmark.
Isaiah Saville turned away 42 of 44.
SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS , SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE 
Falls edges out City, 4-3. The Stampede scored first with an Ethan Phillips goal. Ian Malcolmson answered back for Musketeers before ending the first. A productive second was forged by two more Stampede goals from Matt Kessel and Jared Westcott and a Musketeer goal from Albin Nilsson. The third saw Marcus Kallionkieli score for City and Anthony Romano get the game winner for Falls.
Alec Calvaruso rejected 12 of the 15 attempts he faced.
Sunday, Jan. 13th
CENTRAL ILLINOIS FLYING ACES , MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS 
The bounce-back was big for the Lumberjacks after Saturday’s loss. Muskegon cranked out five goals in succession before Central Illinois’ Joseph Dunlap got the Aces on the board nearly halfway through the third. Finding the net for the Lumberjacks in the win was Cam McDonald, Egor Afanasyev, Igor Larionov, Colby Bukes and Alex Yakovenko (with two).
Ryan McInchak was impressive denying 38 of the 39 Central Illinois shots he encountered.
MADISON CAPITOLS , DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS 
A strong third period sealed the Caps fate in the Fighting Saints win. Madison struck first after Robert Blueger scored in the second period. Logan Pietila, Ty Jackson and Willie Knierim seized the game for Dubuque.
Aaron Randazzo blocked 21 of 22 shots in the win.
TRI-CITY STORM, OMAHA LANCERS 
Omaha found their way into victory column in the last game of the weekend. Colton Kalezic scored the opening goal for Tri-City in the first. Tyler Carpenter and Kyle Kawamura answered with a goal each for Omaha. After a scoreless second, Carpenter netted another goal for the Lancers in the third. Bren Budy responded for the Storm before Aleksi Peltonen got one last goal for Omaha.
Akira Schmid stopped 26 shots out of 28 for the Lancers
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