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Sunday Recap

03/06/2017, 10:45am CST
By USHL

Dubuque defeats Green Bay, Sioux City shuts out Madison, Omaha knocks off Chicago thanks to Suchy's hat trick.

 

DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS [5] at GREEN BAY GAMBLERS [3]

 

The Gamblers got off to a fast start, getting goals from John Leonard and Brock Caufield in the first six minutes of the game to take a 2-0 lead. The Fighting Saints struck back with tallies from Alex Steeves and Colin Theisen to tie the game at two, but Michael Bevilacqua regained the lead for Green Bay at 3-2 just a minute after Theisen's goal. It remained a 3-2 Gamblers lead until midway through the second period, when Keenan Suthers scored a power play goal for Dubuque to make it a 3-3 game heading into the third period. About midway through the final frame, Austin Rueschhoff broke the tie and gave Dubuque their first lead of the game at 4-3. Eric MacAdams added an empty-netter with just one second remaining in the contest to secure the win for Dubuque, who is now tied atop the Eastern Conference standings. Zach Solow dished out a pair of assists to push his league-leading total to 41, and Jaxon Castor picked up his fourth win in his last five starts between the pipes with a 22-save performance.

 

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SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS [3] at MADISON CAPITOLS [0]

 

Sioux City earned their eighth straight win with a 3-0 road shutout of the Madison Capitols. After a scoreless opening period, the Musketeers got off to a quick start in the middle frame, as Sampo Ranta and Connor Ford found the back of the net in the first 2:12 of the second period to give Sioux City a 2-0 lead. It remained a 2-0 game until Eeli Tolvanen's 24th goal of the year into an empty net late in the third period stretched the Sioux City advantage to 3-0 and completed the scoring. Ranta, Ford, Brian RigaliAapeli Rasanen and Carson Vance all dished out an assist in the win, and Matiss Kivelenieks stopped all 15 Madison shots he faced for his league-leading 29th victory of the season. It was also the fourth shutout of the year for the Minnesota State University, Mankato commit.

 

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CHICAGO STEEL [3] at OMAHA LANCERS [5]

 

Chicago's Reggie Lutz opened the scoring with his 19th goal of the season five and a half minutes into the game. He also added an assist later in the game for his team-leading 39th point of the season. The Steel held a 1-0 lead through 20 minutes, but Omaha exploded for four goals in the middle frame, with two each from Filip Suchy and Filip Rydstrom, to take a 4-1 lead into the third period. Chicago made it a 4-3 game seven minutes into the final frame thanks to tallies from Adam Karashik and Jake Jaremko, but Suchy added an empty-net goal late in the game, completing the hat trick and giving the Lancers the 5-3 victory. Tommy Nappier picked up the win between the pipes against his former team, stopping 20 of the 23 Steel shots he faced for his 19th victory of the season.

 

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Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 15th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2016-17.  30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in four consecutive NHL Drafts,  and more than 400 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.

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