USHL Friday Scoreboard
Friday March 30, 2012
Defenseman Kenney Morrison scored two goals and goaltender Mathias Dahlstrom made 36 saves to lead their teams to victory on Friday in the USHL. (photos by Jason Dittberner and MJB Images)
A recap of Friday night action in the USHL.
Omaha Lancers 5 @ Lincoln Stars 2
Defenseman Kenney Morrison scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, as the Lancers maintained their spot on top of the Western Conference. Casey Bailey scored his 25th goal of the season and Jimmy Murray had a three-point night (1g, 2a) for Omaha. Goaltender Alex Lyon made 33 saves to notch his 25th win of the season.
Youngstown Phantoms 1 @ Green Bay Gamblers 4
The Anderson Cup champion Gamblers were too much for the shorthanded Phantoms as Green Bay earned their 43rd win of the season. The 25th goal of the season for Sam Herr proved to be the game-winner while Alex Broadhurst scored his fifth goal over his last six games for the Gamblers. Ryan McKay made 22 saves to earn the win. Austin Cangelosi had the lone goal for Youngstown, his eighth shorthanded tally of the season.
Tri-City Storm 2 @ Waterloo Black Hawks 4
Vince Hinostroza scored a pair of goals in the second period as the Black Hawks captured their 30th victory of the season. Mike Huntebrinker scored his fourth goal over his last five games for Waterloo and Tyler Zepeda added his ninth of the season. Stephon Williams made 23 saves to push his winning streak to four games.
Muskegon Lumberjacks 3 @ Dubuque Fighting Saints 5
Eric Freschi netted two goals in a span of four minutes in the second period and Zemgus Girgensons had a three-point game (1g, 2a) as the Saints earned their 18th home win of the year, equaling last season’s home win total. Kevin Morris scored the game-winner and defenseman Matthew Caito also tallied for Dubuque. Matt DeBlouw scored shorthanded for Muskegon, his 10th goal of the season.
Fargo Force 8 @ Sioux Falls Stampede 0
Zane Gothberg stopped all 30 shots he faced to record his third shutout over his last four starts for Fargo. Dave Gust scored two goals for the second straight game and Colton Hargrove scored his third goal over his last four games. Austin Farley scored shorthanded and defenseman Justin Wade netted a goal while finishing with a plus-two rating for the third consecutive game.
Sioux City Musketeers 4 @ Des Moines Buccaneers 1
Nikita Sirotkin scored two goals as the Musketeers earned a key victory towards earning one of the final playoff spots in the Western Conference. Kyle Criscuolo tallied the game-winner, his third goal over the last two games and now has 20 goals for the season. Pontus Johansson also scored his third goal over the last two games while Matt Skoff made 33 saves to earn the win for Sioux City.
Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 1 @ Chicago Steel 2 (SO)
Michael Fallon and Alex Roos converted in the shootout to give the Steel a victory in their final home game of the season. Phillip Marinaccio scored in regulation for Chicago and goaltender Mathias Dahlstrom made 36 saves and stopped 2-of-3 in the shootout to record his 15th victory of the year. Ryan McGrath had the lone goal for the RoughRiders, his fourth goal over the last four games.
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