USHL Friday Scoreboard
Friday April 6, 2012
Nolan LaPorte of the Green Bay Gamblers and Jeff Kubiak of the Chicago Steel each scored a pair of goals to lead their teams to victory on Friday night in the USHL. (photos courtesy of Green Bay Gamblers and MJB Images)
A recap of Friday night action in the USHL.
Indiana Ice 4 @ Team USA 5 (OT)
Defenseman Keaton Thompson scored just 37 seconds into overtime as Team USA snapped a four-game winless streak (0-3-1). Tyler Kelleher scored two goals in the first period and John Hayden had a two-point night (1g, 1a) for Team USA. Tyler Motte scored his 15th goal of the season. Christian Hilbrich netted two goals for Indiana.
Chicago Steel 4 @ Youngstown Phantoms 2
Jeff Kubiak scored two goals in the first 5:24 of the contest as the Steel improved to 4-0-2 over their last six games. Charlie O’Connor scored two goals in the third period, including the game-winner, to seal the victory for the Steel. Alex Sakellaropoulos made 33 saves to record the win.
Omaha Lancers 3 @ Sioux City Musketeers 1
Max Vallis scored two goals, including the game-winner, as the Lancers stayed on top of the Western Conference standings. Casey Bailey added his 26th goal of the season for Omaha while Alex Lyon made 28 saves to record his 26th victory of the season.
Tri-City Storm 1 @ Lincoln Stars 4
The 50th goal of the season for Kevin Roy was the game-winner as the Stars earned their 35th victory of the season. Matt Friese scored his first USHL career shorthanded goal and Jared Hason netted his 25th goal of the season for Lincoln. The Stars outshot Tri-City 44-16 as Charles Williams earned the victory making 15 saves.
Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 4 @ Des Moines Buccaneers 2
The fourth goal over the last four games for Ryan McGrath was the game-winner as the RoughRiders improved to 4-0-2 over their last six contests. Riley Bourbonnais scored his second goal in as many games and Jake Hildebrand made 20 saves to earn the victory for the RoughRiders.
Muskegon Lumberjacks 3 @ Green Bay Gamblers 7
Nolan LaPorte scored two goals in the second period, including the game-winner, as the Gamblers set a new team record with their 46th victory of the season. Kyle Novak scored a pair of goals for Green Bay while Alex Broadhurst (4a) and Sheldon Dries (1g, 3a) each had four-point nights. Ryan McKay made 26 saves for the 65th victory of his USHL career. Ryan Lomberg extended his goal streak to four games for the Lumberjacks.
Waterloo Black Hawks 3 @ Dubuque Fighting Saints 4
Milos Bubela scored the game-winner as the Saints earned their 20th home win of the season and captured the first-ever “Cowbell Cup” title. Zemgus Girgensons scored his fifth goal over his last four games while Kevin Morris made it three straight games with a goal for Dubuque. Mike Huntebrinker extended his goal streak to five games for Waterloo.
Sioux Falls Stampede 3 @ Fargo Force 2 (SO)
Sam Rothstein scored in regulation and had the lone shootout tally to lead the Stampede to the victory. Kyle Rankin added his first USHL career shorthanded goal, his 16th goal of the season for Sioux Falls, while Charlie Lindgren made 37 saves and stopped all three shootout attempts to earn the victory. Austin Farley and Bryn Chyzyk each scored their 27th goal of the season for Fargo.
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