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USHL WEEKEND BREAKOUT 3/8-3/10 Junior Hockey News

Published: Monday, 11 Mar 2019  
By: Michael Moore


Scores from earlier in the week:
Tuesday, Mar. 5th
FARGO FORCE [1], DES MOINES BUCCANEERS [3]
Wednesday, Mar. 6th
MADISON CAPITOLS [1], CEDAR RAPIDS ROUGHRIDERS [5]


Friday, Mar. 8th
DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS [3], MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS [2] (OT)
Goals from Muskegon’s Mikael Hakkarainen and Ryan Savage were matched by goals from Dubuque’s JD Greenway and Patrick Smyth through regulation. The Saints won the game when Matias Maccelli scored at 2:02 in overtime.
Matthew Thiessen stopped 33 of 35 shots for the win.

OMAHA LANCERS [1], FARGO FORCE [0]
A lone goal from Omaha’s Harrison Roy forces a shutout of the Force.
Stopping all 37 shots was tendy Akira Schmid.

DES MOINES BUCCANEERS [5], WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS [4] (OT)
Mason Palmer scored first to open the game for Waterloo. Reed Lebster answered with a goal fords Moines. The Hawks’ Griffin Ness and Matej Blümel then traded goals with the Buc’s Matt Brown and Michael Mancinelli. Brown and Palmer would both score again to keep things even through the end of the game. At 2:53 into overtime, Scooter Brickey scored the game-winner for Des Moines.
Roman Durny blocked 33 of 37 attempts.

SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS [1], TRI-CITY STORM [5]
Connor McMenamin, Khristian Acosta, Colton Kalezic and Brendan Furry scored four goals for the Muskies before the Storm’s Bobby Brink found the net. McMenamin scored again to give Sioux City their fifth and final goal.
Jake Barczewski saved 17 of 18 shots.

LINCOLN STARS [6], TEAM USA (U18) [5] (SO)
Cole Caufield and Jack Hughes put up the first four goals for the U18’s, with 2 goals each. Brock Bremer, Ross Mitton and Grant Johnson rattled off the next three goals for Lincoln before Cam York got another Team USA tally. Samuli Niinisaari evened the score with two goals for the Stars through regulation. Matthew Barbolini completed the comeback by scoring the lone goal in the shootout.
Samuel Hlavaj stopped 49 of a staggering 54 shots in the win.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS FLYING ACES [3], MADISON CAPITOLS [1]
Bradley Marek and Trevor Janicke got the Aces off to a two-goal lead before Kyle Kukkonen put the Caps on the board midway through the third. Janicke scored another to extend the Central Illinois lead in the win.
Mitchel Gibson stopped all but one of the 38 shots he faced.

SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE [7], CHICAGO STEEL [4] 
John Spetz and Ville Rasanen opened the first with goals for Chicago before Ethan Phillips got Sioux Falls on the board. The second was dominated by the Stampede with goals from Anthony Romano, Sam Stevens, Austen Swankler and Jared Westcott (2). Similarly to the first, Robert Mastrosimone and Matteo Pietroniro got the Steel another two goals before Artem Ivanyuzhenkov closed out the game with another Stampede goal.
Jaxson Stauber gets credited with the win stopping 20 of 24 shots.


Saturday, Mar. 9th
YOUNGSTOWN PHANTOMS [5], GREEN BAY GAMBLERS [3]
Craig Needham and Liam Dennison scored for Youngstown to open the first and Noah Prokop and Luke Mylymok scored to close it for Green Bay. Only the Gambler’s Benito Posa found the net in the second. Connor MacEachern, Jeppe Urup and Matthew DeMelis took control of the third with a goal apiece for the Phantoms.
Chad Veltri stopped 22 of 25 in the win.

DES MOINES BUCCANEERS [3], DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS [2]
Niklas Andrews, TJ Walsh and Rylee St Onge were the goal scorers for the Bucs in their victory over the Saints who only managed two goals from Willie Knierim and JD Greenway.
Roman Durny stopped 35 of 37 for the Bucs.

OMAHA LANCERS [3], FARGO FORCE [2]
Blais Richartz and Tyler Carpenter of Omaha and Mike Kesselring of Fargo alternated goals through the second. In the third, the Force’s Libor Zabransky and the Lancer’s Jan Kern traded goals.
Akira Schmid blocked 37 of 39 in the win.

TRI-CITY STORM [5], SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS [1]
Josh Boyer gave the Muskies some hope with the first goal of the game. After that, the tables turned and Tri-City answered with goals from Elias Rosen, Connor McMenamin, Brendan Budy, Filip Forsmark and Ronnie Attard.
Isaiah Saville stopped 14 out of 15 in the blowout.

WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS [4], SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE [3] (OT)
Emil Öhrvall scored the first two goals to put Waterloo in the lead early. The Stampede’s Ethan Phillips and the Black Hawk’s Kyle Haskins then traded goals. Anthony Romano and Jami Krannila grabbed the last two goals of regulation to tie the game. At 1:40 in overtime, Öhrvall sank the game-winner and completed his hat-trick!

TEAM USA (U18) [9], LINCOLN STARS [3]
The First period saw Team USA goals from Domenick Fensore, Alex Turcotte, John Beecher and Patrick Moynihan. The second featured more of the same with Jack Hughes, Judd Caulfield and Moynihan finding the net. In the third, the Stars’ Michael Colella, Josh Lopina and Caleb Rule alternated goals with the U18’s Trevor Zegras and Owen Lindmark.
Spencer Knight stopped 14 of 17 shots.
 
MADISON CAPITOLS [6], CEDAR RAPIDS ROUGHRIDERS [3]
Madison captured the first six goals of the game via Alex Mella, Kyle Kukkonen, Skylar Gutierrez, Chaz Smedsrud and Carson Bantle. Mounting a comeback Cedar Rapids posted the next three goals from Jordan Tonelli, Jason Polin and Jack Millar. Lucas Herrmann tallied the last goal of the game for the Capitols.
Garrett Mackay defended away 50 of 53 shots.

TEAM USA (U17) [5], CHICAGO STEEL [4] (OT)
The first period saw Landon Slaggert of Team USA and Owen Power of Chicago Finding the net first. Then Tanner Latch and Chase Yoder registered two more U17 goals before Nick Abruzzese scored for the Steel. Only Hunter Strand scored in the second, for Team USA. The third was all Chicago with Mathieu De St. Phalle and Abruzzese to tie the game. At 4:40 in OT, Eamon Powell scored to win it for the U17.
Drew Commesso won the game in relief of Noah Grannan, stopping 18 of the 20 shots he faced.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS FLYING ACES [4], MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS [0]
Owning Muskegon, the Aces put up four unanswered goals from Joseph Dunlap (2), Tyler Gratton and Ryan Siedem.
Mitchell Gibson was perfect stopping all 37 shots he faced.


Sunday, Mar. 11th
YOUNGSTOWN PHANTOMS [3], GREEN BAY GAMBLERS [1]
Youngstown’s Matthew Barnaby and Green Bay’s Austin Heidemann traded goals to open the first. After a scoreless second, Brett Murray and Craig Needham contributed two more goals for the Phantoms.
Chad Veltri stopped 20 out of 21 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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