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USHL WEEKEND BREAKOUT 2/8-2/10 Junior Hockey News

Published: Sunday, 10 Feb 2019  
By: Michael Moore


Friday, Feb. 8th 
LINCOLN STARS [2], YOUNGSTOWN PHANTOMS [5]
Trevor Kuntar got the Phantoms on the board first. His teammate Matthew Barnaby doubled their score to start the second. Both Josh Lopina and Tristan Ashbrook put in two for Lincoln before Youngstown closed out the period with a Connor MacEachern goal. Brett Murray and Liam Robertson finshed up the game for the Phantoms with a goal apiece.
Christian Stoever picks up the win stopping 18 of 20 shots.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS FLYING ACES [3], MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS [4]
Muskegon took control with three unanswered goals courtesy of Alex Yakovenko, Egor Afansyev and Danil Gushchin. Trevor Janicke broke the Lumberjack’s stride with an Aces’ goal. Bobby Lynch would respond with another Muskegon tally before Central Illinois’ Tyler Gratton scored the final two goals of the night.
Brandon Bussi turned away 22 of the 25 shots he faced.

DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS [4], CEDAR RAPIDS ROUGH RIDERS [2]
Matias Maccelli, Dallas Tulik and JD Greenway opened the scoring for Dubuque. Grant Silianoff and Aidan McDonough answered with a pair for the RoughRiders. James Sanchez scored the last goal of the night for the Saints.
Matthew Thiessen turned away 18 of 20 in the win.

WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS [4], DES MOINES BUCCANEERS [2]
Waterloo scored first via Solag Bakich. Des Moines responded with a Matt Brown tally. The Black Hawks then notched three in a row from Matej Blümel, Vladislav Firstov and Solag. TJ Walsh managed one more Bucs goal before the final horn.
Logan Stein was 25 for 27 in net.

MADISON CAPITOLS [1], FARGO FORCE [5]
The Force destroys the Caps with five unanswered goals from: Tanner Vescio, Hank Crone (2), Libor Zabransky and Christoffer Bjork. Only Christian Berger found the net for Madison.
Ryan Bischel stopped all but one of 19 shots.

CHICAGO STEEL [6], SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE [8]
Chicago’s Nick Abruzzese and Sioux Falls’ Ethan Phillips traded goals in the first. Andre Lee and Blake Bride of the Stampede alternated goals with Owen Power and Abruzzese of the Steel in the second. Robert Mastrosimone opened the scoring in the third for Chicago before Sioux Falls answered with goals from Artem Ivanyuzhenkov and Brandon Tabakin. Gunnarwolfe Fontaine grabbed another Steel goal before the Stampede posted three unanswered goals from Andre Lee (2) and Anthony Romano. Christian Sarlo grabbed the last goal for Chicago in the high scoring contest.
Jaxson Stauber replaced Alec Calvaruso and recorded six saves on seven shots in the win.

GREEN BAY GAMBLERS [0], TRI-CITY STORM [7]
Colby Ambrosio, Joe Berg and Molenaar scored all the Tri-City goals that Ronnie Attard didn’t score for the Storm. Attard finished with four tallies in shut out.
Jake Barczewski stopped all 27 of Green Bay’s shots.

SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS [3], OMAHA LANCERS [4] (SO)
The Muskies grabbed the first three goals of the game via  Albin Nilsson, Aaron Grounds and Marcus Kallionkieli. The Lancers punched in three of their own from Austen Long, Jaxon Nelson and Blais Richartz to even the score in regulation. Overtime would not determine a victor. Omaha’s Grant Anderson would win the game with the shootout’s lone tally.
Akira Schmid took over the pipes for Jon Mor and would stop all 16 shots he faced.


Saturday, Feb 9th 
LINCOLN STARS [3], YOUNGSTOWN PHANTOMS [6]
Lincoln got on the board first with a pair from Ryan Carmichael and Tristan Ashbrook. Youngstown answered with two of their own from Trevor Kuntar and Matthew Barnaby. Ashbrook landed another before the Phantoms took the next four goals and the game thanks to Joseph Abate, Dalton Messina and two from Brett Murray.
Christian Stoever booked his second win over the Stars stopping 22 out of 25.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS FLYING ACES [2], MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS [5]
Muskegon took control with goals from Alex Gaffney and Alex Yakovenko. Central Illinois grabbed the next two via Connor Mayer and Trevor Janicke to stay relevant. However, Ryan Savage, Max Ellis and Egor Afanasyev put the Lumberjacks over the top with three unanswered goals in the win.
Ryan McInchak stopped 23 of 25 shots in the win.

OMAHA LANCERS [3], DES MOINES BUCCANEERS [2](SO)
Cole Kodsi opened the night with an Omaha tally. Des Moines took the lead after Rylee St. Onge and TJ Walsh found the net. The Lancers tied things up when Jaxon Nelson scored. After a fruitless overtime, Omaha took the final tally with two shootout goals from Aleksi Peltonen and Travis Mitchell.
Akira Schmid was solid once more, denying 43 of 45 shots in the victory.

CEDAR RAPIDS ROUGHRIDERS [2], DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS [1](SO)
RoughRiders’ Max Sasson and Saints’ Willie Knierim traded goals to keep the game even throughout regulation and OT. After eight rounds of the shootout, Grant Silianoff scored the game winner.
Blake Pietila gets credit for besting 25 of 26 shots on the night.

MADISON CAPITOLS [1], FARGO FORCE [5]
The same fate found the Caps once more only this time it would be Dan Petrick being credited with the lone Madison goal. Fargo got five goals from Jeremy Davidson, Adam Gajarsky, Ben Myers, Josh Nodler and Cedric Fiedler.
Ryan Bischel picks up his second win of the weekend stopping 39 of 40 shots.

CHICAGO STEEL [5], SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS [3]
Marcus Kallionkieli and Viljami Nieminen got the Muskies on the board before Travis Treloar scored for the Steel. Kevin Lombardi grabbed one more for Sioux City. Chicago rallied with four goals from Gunnarwolfe Fontaine, Neil Shea, Josiah Slavin and Mathieu De St. Phalle.
Reilly Herbst made 22 saves for the win.

GREEN BAY GAMBLERS [2], TRI-CITY STORM [5]
Tri-City raged in the first with goals from Brendan Budy, Ronnie Attard and Zac jones. Green Bay closed out the period with a goal from Robert Herrman. After an empty second, Nicholas Zabaneh opened the second with a Gamblers’ tally. Budy and Joe Berg registered two more for the Storm victory.
Jake Barczewski gets another victory by stopping 19 of the 21 shots he faced.

SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE [5], WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS [2]
Waterloo looked promising after getting the first two goals via Matej Blümel and Connor Caponi. However, Sioux Falls answered big with five consecutive goals from Cade Borchardt (2), Artem Ivanyuzhenkov, Anthony Romano and Ryan Sullivan.
Jaxson Stauber stopped 30 of 32 in the win.


Sunday, Feb. 10th 
DES MOINES BUCCANEERS [1], OMAHA LANCERS [2]
Tyler Carpenter opened the scoring for the Lancers in the first. Reed Lebster evened the game with a Buccaneer goal in the second. Later on into the second frame Cameron Berg would notch what would become the game winner for Omaha.
Jon Mor turned away 22 of 23 shots for the victory.


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Author: Michael Moore
Michael is a professional hockey scout and advisor with Victorious Hockey helping North America’s top hockey prospects fulfill their ultimate playing potential.


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