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Saturday Scores: Killer Bees snap Bulls winning streak

Amarillo Bulls 1 @ Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees 4 – The Killer Bees snapped Amarillo’s nine-game winning streak with a 4-1 win at home on Saturday. The Killer Bees scored three goals in the 3rd period to break a 1-1 tie. Aleksi Luhtalampsi began the scoring early in the 2nd period for Rio. Amarillo would answer early in the 3rd period on a goal from Tyler Gernhofer, but Rio would respond less than a minute later on the first of two goals from forward JB Baker. Ben Greiner added an empty-net goal to secure the win.Olli Kalkaja had to made just 16 saves in the win. Boxscore

Bismarck Bobcats 5 @ Minot Minotauors 2 – It was another dominating performance from the Bobcats as they moved into 1st place in the Central Division with a 5-2 win in Minot over the Minotauros. Bismarck was helped by an early 2-0 lead in the 1st period by goals from Tyler Dunagan and Cullen Willox. Minot answered early in the 2nd period on a goal from Scott Dornbrock, but the Bobcats responded with two more goals from Huba Sekesi and Jared Dedenback to increase the lead to 4-1. Jake Johnson scored for the Minotauros to cut the lead to 4-2, but a late Filip Starzynski goal made the final 5-2. Scott Albertoni made his first start of the season in a Bobcats uniform and made 19 saves. Boxscore

Brookings Blizzard 3 @ Aberdeen Wings 2 – Austin Priebe picked up his first win in a Blizzard uniform, making 37 saves to lead Brookings to a big 3-2 road win in Aberdeen on Saturday night. After Jordan Heller gave the Wings an early 1-0 lead, the Blizzard responded with three straight goals from Eliott Tisdale, Evan Hesse and Jared Goudreau. Patrick Steinhauser scored in the 3rd period to draw the Wings to within 3-2, but Aberdeen could not find the equalizer. With the win, the Blizzard moved into 4th place in the Central Division ahead of Minot. Boxscore

Topeka RoadRunners 1 @ Springfield Jr. Blues 4 – Stefanos Lekkas made 27 saves and the Jr. Blues broke the game open with three 3rd period goals to defeat Topeka 4-1 and earn a weekend split. Max Kalter opened the scoring for Springfield in the 1st period, which was answered early in the 3rd period from Topeka’s Tyler Poulsen. The Jr. Blues quickly answered on a goal from Josh Lammon and that was followed up by goals from Matt Woodley and Mike Severson. Boxscore

Janesville Jets 2 @ Minnesota Wilderness 4 – The Wilderness kept rolling thanks to a 4-2 win on Saturday, which completed a weekend sweep of the Jets. After Michael Covach put the Wilderness up early, Janesville responded with two straight to take a 2-1 lead on goals form Zach Keryluk and Robin Hoglund. However, the Wilderness would add the final three goals of the game with markers from Jakob Romo, Brett Heikkila and Billy Exell. Kasimir Kaskisuo made 19 saves in the win. Boxscore

Austin Bruins 1 @ Coulee Region Chill 3 – Blake Cates made 35 saves and the Chill got three 3rd period goals to defeat the Austin Bruins on Saturday, 3-1. After the first two periods went scoreless thanks to the stellar goaltending of Cates and Austin’s Nick Lehr, the Bruins finally struck with the first goal of the game from Guillaume Leclerc. However, the Chill would respond on three straight goals from Griff Jeszka, Eddie Matsushima and Mac Jansen. Boxscore

Soo Eagles 4 @ Johnstown Tomahawks 3 – Colin Brennan picked up another win against his old team as the Eagles picked up a 4-3 win on Saturday to claim the rubber match of a three-game series. After Trevor Recktenwald put Johnstown up 1-0, Soo responded with three straight goals from Jacob McDowell, Denver Pierce and Ryan Urso. The Tomahawks would respond in the 2nd period with two goals from Joe Drabin to tie the game at 3-3.  However, the game-winner for the Eagles came with just over five minutes to go from Mike Sabatini. Boxscore

Port Huron Fighting Falcons 2 @ Michigan Warriors 1 (SO) – Alex Blackenburg made 39 saves through regulation and overtime and then stopped all six Michigan shooters in the shootout to help Port Huron to a 2-1 road win in Flint on Saturday. The lone goal in regulation from the Fighting Falcons came from a power play goal from Mitch Maloney. Michigan responded in the 3rd period with a power play goal of their own from Jake Hopfner. Noah Batis scored the lone goal in the shootout as the 6th shooter for the Fighting Falcons. Boxscore

Wichita Falls Wildcats 1 @ Corpus Christi IceRays 4 – In front of a crowd of over 3,700 fans, the IceRays picked up a big 4-1 win over the 1st place Wildcats on Saturday to take three of four points during the weekend series. The IceRays jumped out to a 2-0 lead with goals from Nick Felan and Tony Roisum. The Wildcats would respond in the middle of the 2nd period on a power play goal from Colin Staub to make it 2-1.  Two 3rd period goals from Eric Purcell and Martin Hojbjerg secured the win for Corpus Christi, who also got 26 saves from Forbes Ploszaj in the win. Boxscore

Fairbanks Ice Dogs 4 @ Minnesota Magicians 2 – The Ice Dogs got back to their winning ways as they doubled up the Magicians, 4-2. Fairbanks got off to a strong start as they opened up a 3-0 lead, scoring twice in the 1st period and once early in the 2nd period. Chandler Madry, Lonnie Clary and Viktor Liljegren had the first three tallies. The Magicians responded with two goals from Nick Kuchera and Eetu Karvinen, but a power play goal from Kyle Lee put the game out of reach and secured the win for Fairbanks. Boxscore

Odessa Jackalopes 4 @ Lone Star Brahmas 3 – The Jackalopes snapped a 10-game losing streak as they earned a weekend split with the Brahmas thanks to a 4-3 win on the road on Saturday. Lone Star led 2-1 early in the 2nd period on goals from Kellen Wasell and Connor Enciso, while Odessa’s first goal came from Lukas Laub. However, the Jackalopes responded with trhee goals in an 11-minute span in the 2nd period from Chris Taff, Razmuz Waxin-Engback and Joey Palumbo. Donovan Gardiner’s goal late in the 3rd period wasn’t enough as the Jacks hung on for the win. Boxscore

Kenai River Brown Bears 3 @ Wenatchee Wild 1 – The Brown Bears increased their Midwest Division lead with a 3-1 win over the Wenatchee Wild, who dropped their sixth straight game. Zach Quinn was solid again between the pipes as he made 33 saves to keep the Wild at bay most of the game. The Brown Bears were also helped by a fast start, jumping out to a 2-0 lead on goals from Alec Butcher and Tyler Andrews.  After David Powlowski cut the lead to 2-1 with a power play goal in the 2nd period, Andrews would answer again on the power play for his second goal of the game. Boxscore

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