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USHL WEEKEND BREAKOUT 1/18-1/20 Junior Hockey News

Published: Monday, 21 Jan 2019  
By: Michael Moore


Scores from earlier in the week:
Tuesday, Jan. 15th
TEAM USA (U18) [11], YOUNGSTOWN PHANTOMS [3]
WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS [4], SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS [0]
Wednesday, Jan. 16th
SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE [3], FARGO FORCE [2]
Thursday, Jan. 17th
MADISON CAPITOLS [4], LINCOLN STARS [3]


Friday, Jan. 18th
CEDAR RAPIDS ROUGHRIDERS [1], YOUNGSTOWN PHANTOMS [2]
Both Craig Needham and Gianfranco Cassaro find the net for the Phantoms but only Nathan Smith managed to score for the RoughRiders in the Youngstown win.
Christian Stoever stopped 25 of 26 shots.

SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS [3], MADISON CAPITOLS [1]
Madison opened the evening’s scoring with a goal from Chase Brand in the second. Jordan Steinmetz and Parker Ford retaliated with a goal apiece. The Muskies’ Sam Stange nabbed an ENG to secure the win.
Ben Kraws denied 14 of 15 in the victory.

WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS [3], DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS [2]
Brehdan Engum got the first goal for Waterloo but was answered by a Dubuque goal from Verners Egle a minute later. Black Hawks Connor Caponi and Fighting Saints Matias Maccelli traded goals in the second. Matej Blümel found the net and the game winner in the third for Waterloo.
Jared Moe stopped 23 of the 25 shots he faced in the win.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS FLYING ACES [0], CHICAGO STEEL [2]
Gunnarwolfe Fontaine and Adam Robbins get the credit for both goals in the Chicago Steel’s victory Friday night.
Justin Robbins stopped all 30 shots in the shutout

TEAM USA (U17) [2], GREEN BAY GAMBLERS [5]
Green Bay got on the board first thanks to Benito Posa and Tyler Spot. The U17’s got the next two courtesy of Matthew Beniers and Hunter Strand. The Gamblers finished things off with three goals from Nick Leitner, Luke Mylymok and Gleb Murtazin.
Evan Fear shut down 29 of the 31 shots he faced.

MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS [3], TRI-CITY STORM [2]
Cam McDonald, Alex Gaffney and Alex Yakovenko got the Lumberjacks out in front with three goals and that would be enough to outnumber the two goals Brendan Budy and Connor McMenamin scored for the Storm.
Brandon Bussi gets the win stopping 29 of 31.

SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE [3], FARGO FORCE [4] (OT)
Ben Meyers found the net twice for the Force before Andre Lee and Max Crozier evened the score for the Stampede. Fargo’s Hank Crone and Sioux Falls’ Jami Krannila traded goals to keep the game tied through regulation. Libor Zabransky scored at the 4:59 mark of overtime to win the game for the Force.
Ryan Bischel stopped 32 of 35.

OMAHA LANCERS [ ], DES MOINES BUCCANEERS [ ]
Due to inclement weather, the Lancers - Buccaneers game scheduled for 1/18 has been postponed. The game will be rescheduled at a later date.


Saturday, Jan. 19th
CEDAR RAPIDS ROUGHRIDERS [5], YOUNGSTOWN PHANTOMS [1]
The RoughRiders take control with four unanswered goals from Liam Walsh, Jason Polin, Nathan Smith and Ben Almquist. The Phantoms respond with a pair of goals from Gianfranco Cassaro and Connor MacEachern before Mitchell Miller capped the scoring with one last goal for Cedar Rapids.
Blake Pietila turned away 25 of 27 shots in the win.

SIOUX  CITY MUSKETEERS [1], CHICAGO STEEL [5]
Nick Abruzzese, Travis Treloar AND Gunnarwolfe Fontaine put the Steel on the board with a goal apiece. Viljami Nieminen managed the only goal for the Musketeers. Two more goals from Cole Quisenberry and Josh Groll wrapped things up for Chicago.
Justin Robbins stopped all but one of 29 for the night.

SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE [7], FARGO FORCE [4]
Artem Ivanyuzhenkov and Andre Lee grabbed the first two goals for Sioux Falls in the first. Ben Meyers got Fargo on the board in the second before Jared Westcott got the Stampede their third. Christoffer Bjork and Mike Kesselring scored two more Force goals before Ivanyuzhenkov earned his second to close the period. Meyers found the net once more to begin the third but the Stampede finished strong with goals from Ethan Phillips, Blake Bride and Ivanyuzhenkov (for the hat trick).
Alec Calvaruso gets the win stopping 25 of 29.

TEAM USA (U17) [3], GREEN BAY GAMBLERS [4] (SO)
Jake Sanderson and Thomas Bordeleau claimed the first two goals for Team USA. Green Bay’s Benito Posa would get Green Bay on the scoresheet before Bret Berard would net the U17’s their third. Nicholas Zabaneh and Austin Heidemann would even things up for the Gamblers in regulation. It would be Heidemann again with the only goal in the shootout to win the game.
Maksim Zhukov blocked  26 of 29 shots in the victory.

LINCOLN STARS [2], OMAHA LANCERS [6]
Lincoln’s Samuli Niinisaari and Omaha’s Harrison Roy traded goals in the first but another goal would not be had until the third when Tristan Ashbrook notched the Stars their second tally. After that it was all Omaha to close out the game with two goals from Jaxson Nelson, another two from Tyler Carpenter and one from Grant Anderson.
Jon Mor stops 20 of the 22 shots he faced.

MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS [2], TRI-CITY STORM [3] (OT)
Tri-City began the scoring with a goal from Khristian Acosta. Muskegon responded with two goals from Zachary Nazzarett and Max Ellis. Filip Forsmark would tie the game up with less than minutes to play. He scored again in overtime to secure the Storm victory.
Coming in to relieve Saville (10/12), Jake Barczewski collects the win stopping all eleven shots he faced. 

DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS [0], WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS [5]
The Saints failed to produce anything to match the five goals contributed by the Hawks’ Vladislav Firstov, Solag Bakich, Wyatt Schingoethe, Ryan Drkulec and Matt Cameron.
Jared Moe was perfect stopping all 25 of Dubuque’s shots.


Sunday, Jan. 20th
MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS [6], LINCOLN STARS [4]
Lincoln took control of the first period by posting two goals from Josh Lopina and Tristan Ashbrook. Muskegon made their way to the scoresheet in the second via Egor Afanasyev and Alex Yakovenko. The Stars closed out the second with another Lopina tally. The first three goals belonged to the Lumberjacks courtesy of Danil Gushchin, Yakovenko and Owen Farris. Justin Lee got a desperation goal for Lincoln but they were unable to produce anymore afterward. Mikael Hakkarainen finished things off for Muskegon with an ENG.
Ryan McInchak got the win for the Lumberjacks turning away 21 of 24 shots.


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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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