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USHL Recap: Sunday, Oct. 21

10/22/2018, 9:45am CDT
By USHL

Green Bay knocks off Dubuque 1-0, Omaha defeats Tri-City in overtime.


Kalle Eriksson, Omaha Lancers (courtesy Hickling Images)

Below is a recap of Sunday's USHL games:

 

GREEN BAY GAMBLERS [1], DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS [0]

A third period Jesse Tucker was all the Green Bay Gamblers needed as they defeated the Dubuque Fighting Saints 1-0 at the Resch Center on Sunday.

 

Dubuque outshot Green Bay 12-7 in the opening period, but neither team was able to find the back of the net. It was a similar story in the middle frame, with the Fighting Saints holding a 15-9 shot advantage in the period and a 27-16 advantage in the game, but the game remained scoreless heading into the final 20 minutes of play.

 

Seven minutes into the third period, Tucker finished off a beautiful passing play between he, Jackson Perbix and Nicholas Zabaneh to get Green Bay on the board. The Gamblers would hold onto that 1-0 lead for the remainder of the game to pick up the 1-0 victory. 

Evan Fear was outstanding between the pipes for Green Bay, turning aside all 43 Dubuque shots he faced, giving the Quinnipiac commit his third win of the season.

 

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OMAHA LANCERS [3], TRI-CITY STORM [2] (OT)

Despite losing a 2-0 third period lead, the Omaha Lancers knocked off the Tri-City Storm 3-2 in overtime at the Viaero Center.

 

The Lancers scored once in each of the first two periods, taking that 2-0 lead into the final frame. Logan Will got Omaha on the scoreboard with just over two minutes remaining in the first period, the third goal of the year for the Colorado College commit, and Jaxon Nelson doubled the visitors' lead midway through the second.

 

Tri-City stormed back late in the third period to force overtime. A Filip Forsmark power play goal at 13:22 cut the deficit in half, and Jake Crespi tied the game with another power play goal with just 2:32 remaining in regulation time, sending the in-state rivals to overtime.

 

Just 1:11 into the extra frame, the Lancers' Kalle Eriksson scored his first goal of the season with a beautiful shot over the shoulder of Tri-City goaltender Isaiah Saville, leading his team to an overtime victory. 

 

Boston University commit Vinnie Purpura picked up the victory between the pipes with a 31-save performance.

 

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Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 17th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2018-19. The USHL had a record 45 players selected at the 2018 NHL Draft, more than any junior league in the world, 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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