USHL Saturday Scoreboard
Saturday March 10, 2012
Mark Naclerio had a five-point game and Matt Skoff posted his 12th USHL career shutout to lead their teams to victory during Saturday night action in the USHL. (photos by Steph Regenold and Jim Utterback)
A recap of Saturday night action in the USHL.
Chicago Steel 3 @ Team USA 1
Jeff Kubiak scored two goals, including his first USHL career game-winner, as the Steel won for the third straight game. Charlie O’Connor scored his second goal over the last three games for Chicago while Mathias Dahlstrom made 35 saves to extend his winning streak to three consecutive starts. Michael McCarron had the lone goal for Team USA’s Under-17 squad.
Youngstown Phantoms 3 @ Team USA 4 (OT)
Quentin Shore scored just over a minute into overtime to lead Team USA’s Under-18 squad to victory. Defenseman Seth Jones scored his third goal over his last four USHL games while Connor Carrick scored his first of the season for Team USA. Jared Rutledge made 20 saves for his fourth straight victory. J.T. Stenglein extended his point streak to six games with his 28th goal of the season for Youngstown.
Green Bay Gamblers 5 @ Indiana Ice 3
The Gamblers scored four goals in the third period, including a pair by Kyle Novak, as they won their fifth straight game on the road. Alex Broadhurst scored the game-winner for the second time in as many nights while Sheldon Dries and Andrew Welinski both scored their 15th of the season for Green Bay. Ryan McKay made 30 saves for his 60th USHL career victory. Daniil Tarasov scored his 35th goal of the season for Indiana.
Lincoln Stars 5 @ Muskegon Lumberjacks 2
Kevin Roy tallied the game-winner and then added an empty netter to give him 43 goals for the season and help the Stars secure a playoff berth. Luke Johnson extended his goal streak to five games and Jackson Teichroeb made 30 saves for his 17th win of the year. Tyler Heinonen scored his third goal over the last four games for Muskegon.
Omaha Lancers 4 @ Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 3 (SO)
Greg Gozzo scored with just 31 seconds remaining in the third period for Omaha to send the game to overtime and the Lancers converted all three shootout attempts to capture their fourth straight road win. Casey Bailey scored his 24th goal of the season and Max Vallis extended his goal streak to three games for Omaha. Riley Bourbonnais had a hat trick for the RoughRiders, scoring all three of his goals in the second period.
Sioux Falls Stampede 2 @ Waterloo Black Hawks 6
Mark Naclerio had a USHL career high five-point game (2g, 3a) as the Black Hawks captured their 25th victory of the season. Scott MacDonald scored a pair of goals in the first period, including the game-winner, while Aaron Pearce had a three-point night (1g, 2a) for Waterloo. Goaltender Eamon McAdam made 17 saves for his 10th career USHL victory. Dylan McLaughlin scored his first USHL goal for the Stampede.
Fargo Force 5 @ Des Moines Buccaneers 3
Colton Hargrove recorded a hat trick, which included two shorthanded goals, as the Force won for the fourth straight time on the road. Nate Arentz scored his second goal over his last three games and defenseman Taylor Richart also netted a goal for Fargo. Zane Gothberg made 21 saves for his 35th USHL career victory. Anthony Greco scored all three goals for Des Moines, his first hat trick of the season.
Sioux City Musketeers 3 @ Dubuque Fighting Saints 0
Matt Skoff stopped all 25 shots he faced for the 12th shutout in his USHL career. Tim O’Brien scored a pair of goals for Sioux City, his second multi-goal game in as many nights, and Brad Robbins scored his 23rd goal of the season. The Musketeers captured the victory despite being out-shot 25-12.
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