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Friday Recap

01/07/2017, 3:30pm CST
By USHL

Sternschein nets hat trick in Stars win, Zach Solow's point streak reaches 17 games.

 

CHICAGO STEEL [8] at TEAM USA (U17) 3

 

Chicago scored four times in both the first and third period to earn an 8-3 road victory over Team USA. The Steel held a 4-0 lead 14 minutes into the first period thanks to goals from Austen Long, Brannon McManus, Johnny Walker and Jack Badini. Walker now leads the team with 15 goals and is tied for fourth among all USHL players in goals. Joel Farabee scored late in the frame and one minute into the second for Team USA to make it 4-2 heading into the final 20 minutes. Chicago earned tallies from Alec Regula, Mitch Lewandowski, and two from Reggie Lutz in the third period, while Mattias Samuelsson found the back of the net for the third time this season in the frame for Team USA. Lewandowski also dished out three assists, and Ales Stezka made 14 saves to move to 12-3-0-2 on the season.

 

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YOUNGSTOWN PHANTOMS [3] at MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS [6]

 

The Lumberjacks scored once in the first, twice in the second and three times in the third to double up the Youngstown Phantoms 6-3. Collin AdamsAnthony Del Gaizo and Colby Bukes all found the back of the net to give Muskegon a 3-0 lead through 40 minutes of play. Three goals were scored by each team in the third period. Keeghan Howdeshell scored twice, and Jachym Kondelik also tallied for Muskegon, while Coale Norris, Alec Mahalak and Eric Esposito scored for the Phantoms. Casey Gilling tallied a pair of helpers, and Keith Petruzzelli made 28 saves in the victory. Muskegon is now just two points out of third place in the Eastern Conference.

 

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DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS [3] at BLOOMINGTON THUNDER [2]

 

Dubuque is in second place in the Eastern Conference by three points following a 3-2 road victory over the Bloomington Thunder. After Austin Rueschhoff scored the only goal of the first period, Zach Solow extended his point streak to 17 games with his 10th goal of the season in the middle frame. In those 17 games, Solow has tallied 27 points (7G, 20A) to move into a tie for the USHL scoring lead. 53 seconds into the third period, Colin Theisen scored his team-leading 15th goal of the season to make it a 3-0 game. Despite two late goals from Jake Durflinger, Dubuque was able to hang on for the victory. Jaxon Castor stopped 32 of the 34 shots he faced for his 17th victory of the year. 

 

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SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE [3] at CEDAR RAPIDS ROUGHRIDERS [2]

 

The Stampede are now 6-3-1-0 in their last 10 games following a 3-2 road victory over the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. Jason O'Neill's team-leading 15th goal of the season opened the scoring at 8:02 of the first period. Nick Bowman then doubled the lead to 2-0 about 90 seconds later. Bobby Hampton's third of the year made it 2-1 with just under three minutes to play in the period, but Paul DeNaples gave Sioux Falls a two-goal lead once again with just 54 seconds left in the first. Zac Robbins tallied late in the second to make it 3-2 heading into the third period, but neither team was able to find the back of the net in the final frame, resulting in a 3-2 victory for the Stampede. Jeremy Swayman earned his fifth victory of the season between the pipes with a 28-save performance.

 

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SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS [3] at FARGO FORCE [1]

 

Sioux City extended their advantage atop the Western Conference to seven points with a 3-1 road victory over the Fargo Force. After a scoreless opening period, Hank Crone put Fargo up 1-0 just 33 seconds into the middle frame. The Musketeers responded with goals from Carson Vance and Solag Bakich, and they took a 2-1 lead into the final 20 minutes. After most of the frame was scoreless, Brian Rigali added an empty-netter to seal the victory for the visitors. Matiss Kivlenieks stopped 34 of the 35 shots he faced to move to 17-4-0-1 on the season with a 1.80 GAA and .935 SV%.

 

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GREEN BAY GAMBLERS [2] at MADISON CAPITOLS [3] OT

 

The Capitols knocked off in-state rival Green Bay with a 3-2 overtime victory at Alliant Energy Center. Brody Stevens scored the only goal of the first period to give the Gamblers a 1-0 lead through 20 minutes of play. Madison responded with two goals in the second period courtesy of Vincent de Mey and Cole Hults to make it a 2-1 game going into the final frame. The score remained the same until Jared Spooner tied the game with just one second remaining to send the two teams to overtime. Madison responded with a goal from Mick Messner just 1:12 into overtime to earn the win over their rivals. Dryden McKay made 37 saves in the victory.

 

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LINCOLN STARS [5] at OMAHA LANCERS [3]

 

Sam Sternschein's first career USHL hat trick was the difference in the game as the Lincoln Stars knocked off the Omaha Lancers 5-3 at Ralston Arena. After a scoreless opening period, Sternschein and Filip Suchy scored for their respective teams, and it was a 1-1 game heading into the third period. The Stars held a 3-1 lead midway through the final frame thanks to goals from Sternschein and Ethen Frank, but Omaha responded with tallies from Austin Alger and Ben Lown to tie the game with just 1:33 remaining in the contest. Sternschein earned the hat trick and his 10th goal of the season with just 42 seconds remaining to break the tie, and Justin Richards sealed the victory just 11 seconds later. Brandon Schultz dished out a pair of assists, and Cayden Primeau stopped 24 of the 27 shots he faced for his seventh victory of the season. Lincoln is once again in a tie for second place in the Western Conference.

 

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TRI-CITY STORM [9] at DES MOINES BUCCANEERS [1]

 

The Storm's nine goals were the most by the team in a game since 2002 and were scored by nine different players. Montgomery Graham and Jack Summers gave Tri-City a 2-0 lead through one period of play. Summers' goal was the first of his USHL career. After Isaac Johnson got Des Moines on the board at 7:15 of the second period, the visitors scored seven unanswered goals. Nicholas Nardella, Alex Limoges and Wyatt Bongiovanni found the back of the net in the middle frame, and Logan Drevitch, Adam Goodsir, Linus Weissbach and Danny DiGrande all tallied in the third period. Nardella's goal was also the first of his USHL career. Nardella, Weissbach, Wyllum DeveauxCharlie Kelleher and Philip Alftberg all dished out multiple assists, and Dayton Rasmussen made 23 saves for to move into double-digits in wins this season with 10. 

 

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