USHL Friday Scoreboard
Friday March 9, 2012
Goaltenders Zane Gothberg, Charles Williams, and Alex Lyon each recorded a shutout to lead their teams to victory on Friday night in the USHL. (photos by mJoy Photography, Jeff White/Depicted Images, and J&M Snapshots)
A recap of Friday night action in the USHL.
Lincoln Stars 4 @ Team USA 0
Charles Williams stopped all 34 shots he faced to record his fourth shutout of the season as the Stars won their third straight game on the road. Luke Johnson scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, to extend his goal streak to four games. Kevin Roy netted his 41st goal of the season and Jared Hanson added his 22nd for Lincoln.
Youngstown Phantoms 2 @ Indiana Ice 5
Robbie Baillargeon scored the game-winner as the Ice won the first game of their five-game homestand and clinched a playoff berth. Daniil Tarasov collected his 34th goal of the season and Jon Gillies made 32 saves for his 26th victory of the year for the Ice. Newcomer Cristoval Nieves dished out his two assists for Indiana in his USHL debut. Sean Romeo made a career high 48 saves for Youngstown in the loss while Dylan Margonari scored a shorthanded goal to extend his point streak to 12 games. The Phantoms also clinched their first USHL playoff berth with Muskegon's loss.
Chicago Steel 3 @ Muskegon Lumberjacks 1
Andrew Miller had his second consecutive two-goal game as the Steel won for just the second time in their past six road games. Ali Thomas had his second goal in as many games and Phillip Marinaccio dished out two assists for his second consecutive multi-point game. Mathias Dahlstrom made 14 saves to record the win for Chicago.
Fargo Force 4 @ Des Moines Buccaneers 0
Zane Gothberg made a USHL career high 44 saves to record his fourth shutout of the season and earn his 20th victory of the season. Jonny Brodzinski scored a pair of goals, giving him four over his last four games. Alex Iafallo scored the game-winner, his 15th of the season which extended his goal streak to four contests.
Green Bay Gamblers 3 @ Dubuque Fighting Saints 2 (OT)
It was another classic meeting in the rematch of last year’s Clark Cup Final series as Alex Broadhurst scored with just over a minute remaining in overtime to give the Gamblers their 20th road win of the season. Nicholas Schilkey and Ville Jarvelainen also scored for Green Bay and Ryan McKay made 30 saves for his 20th win of the season. Jono Davis netted both goals for Dubuque.
Sioux City Musketeers 7 @ Waterloo Black Hawks 2
Tim O’Brien scored two goals, including the game-winner, as the Musketeers recorded a season high in goals to snap out of their offensive slump and end a four-game losing streak. Brad Robbins recorded the 35th goal of his USHL career and defenseman Michael Holland scored his first goal in a Musketeers uniform. Matt Skoff made 25 saves for his 18th win of the season.
Tri-City Storm 0 @ Omaha Lancers 4
Alex Lyon stopped all 26 shots he faced for his fourth shutout of the season and help the Lancers clinch a playoff berth. Omaha scored all four of their goals in the third period, including the first USHL career game-winning goal by Anthony Hamburg which extended his goal streak to three games. Max Vallis scored his 15th of the season as Omaha earned a spot in the playoffs for the 23rd consecutive season.
Sioux Falls Stampede 3 @ Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 5
Defenseman John Gilmour scored the game-winning goal for the second straight game as the Riders extended their winning streak to five games. Ryan McGrath added an empty netter to push his goal streak to five games while Austin Ortega scored his 16th of the season for Cedar Rapids. Dylan Gareau and Davey Middleton also scored for the Riders as Kyle Rankin netted his 14th of the year for Sioux Falls.
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