Rewind | Recapping Friday's Seven Games in the USHL

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USHL Friday Rewind | March 22, 2024
Muskegon 3, Sioux City 2
Cody Croal had a goal and an assist are Muskegon claimed a 3-2 home win over Sioux City.
Sacha Boisvert staked the Lumberjacks to a 1-0 lead when he scored at 0:31 of the second period.  Colin Kessler’s deflection on a shot from Liam Hupka made it 1-1 at 5:08, but five minutes later Matvei Gridin’s 30th goal of the year put Muskegon up a goal once again and after two periods of play, the score favored the Lumberjacks 2-1.
Ty Hanson brought the Musketeers even at 0:53 of the third, but Croal scored the decidning goal when he tallied at 12:21.
Shika Gadzhiev stopped 21 of 23 shots for the Lumberjacks, while Samuel Urban had 24 stops for the Muskies.
Des Moines 5, Tri-City 2
Ben Kevan had a goal and two assists as Des Moines overcame Tri-City 5-2 in Des Moines Friday night.
Kevan, the USHL’s top-scoring rookie, opened the scoring in the game when he tallied his 20th goal of the year at 5:59 of the first period.  Liam Watkins gave the Bucs a 2-0 lead at 15:02 with his 19th of the season.
It became a 3-0 lead midway through the second period on a goal from Andrew Clarke. AJ Lacroix cut into the lead when he scored for Tri-City at 10:56.
The Storm pulled within one on a Ryan Smith tally at 3:32 of the third, but Des Moines closed out the win on a power play goal from Adam Zlnka at 10:51 and an empty netter by Braden Rourke at 19:35.
Ethan Dahlmeir, who had 26 saves for the Bucs, picked up his 18th win of the year.
Green Bay 7, USA Hockey NTDP U17s 2
A 32-save effort from netminder Adam Gajan helped lift Green Bay to a 7-2 win over the USA Hockey NTDP U17s Friday.
The host Gamblers took a 2-0 lead midway through the first period on goals from Charlie Russell and Julian LutzDonny Bracco responded for the U17s with a power play marker at 14:17.
Green Bay held a 4-1 lead after 40 minutes when defenseman Chris Romaine scored a shorthanded goal at 6:14 and Owen Buesgens scored his first USHL goal at 14:45.
Libor Nemec, Russell, with his second of the game and Blake Bechen scored in the third period to make it 7-1 lead for Gamblers, while Will Belle closed out the scoring in the game when he tallied on the power play at 13:06.
Gajan, who ranks third in the USHL in saves and games played, registered at least 30 saves in a game for the 15th
time this year.
Waterloo 3, Cedar Rapids 1
A three-goal third period keyed Waterloo’s 3-1 road win at Cedar Rapids Friday.
Hans-Martin Ulvebne gave the RoughRiders a 1-0 lead when he scored at 18:37 of the first period and that’s how the game stood after neither team was able to find the back of the net in the second.
Griffin Erdman tied the game with a goal at 5:41 of the third and when he scored again at 18:47, Waterloo took the lead for the first time. Gavyn Thoreson’s empty-net tally with 20 seconds left in the contest sealed the win for the BlackHawks.
Jack Spicer had 21 saves to pick up the victory for Waterloo, while Rudy Guimond finished with 24 stops for Cedar Rapids.
Dubuque 6, Madison 2
Jake Sondreal had two goals and James Reeder chipped in with three assists as Dubuque skated past Madison 6-2.
The host Fighting Saints held a 2-0 lead on first-period goals from Andrew King and Sondreal. 
Noah Powell made it 3-0 when he scored his 32nd goal of the season early in the second period. Rainers Rullers got the Capitols on the board at 14;13, but Seamus Powell tallied a power-play marker at 17:09 and after 40 minutes of action, Dubuque held a 4-1 lead.
Erik Pahlsson made it 5-1 with a power play goal at 4:15 of the third.  Jack Henry responded with a power play goal for Madison at 6:47, but Sondreal’s second of the game five minutes later sealed the win for the Fighting Saints.
Dylan Johnson had 24 saves to pick up the decision for Dubuque.
Fargo 6, Youngstown 1
Defenseman Leo Gruba’s four points on two goals and two assists powered Fargo to a 6-1 win over Youngstown Friday.
Youngstown was first on the board when Ryan Botterill scored right before the end of the first period.
Gruba tied the game at 8:45 of the second and when Finn McLaughlin scored three minutes later, the Force owned a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes of action.
Farge took control of the contest with four third-period goals.  Gavin Morrissey scored at 4:23, Mac Swanson and Lee Parks connected for power play markers midway through the period and Gruba closed it out with a power play goal of his own at 19:14.
Hampton Slukynsky turned aside 25 shots to pick up his 24th win of the year.
Lincoln 3, Omaha 2
Dashel Oliver’s goal with four minutes remaining in the game proved to be the difference as Lincoln downed Omaha 3-2 in Omaha Friday.
Omaha took an early 1-0 first-period lead on a Sam Scheetz goal, but Jack Pechar responded for Lincoln at 18:40 and after 20 minutes of play, the game stood tied at 1-1.
Omaha led again after Nick Pierre converted on a power play chance at 2:55 of the second, but Lincoln tied it for a second time on a Justin Mexico goal at 5:08.
Oliver scored with what proved to be the game-winner when his shot from the right circle lit the lamp at 15:59 of the third.
Yan Shostak had 20 saves for Lincoln, while Mikhail Yegorov stopped 33 shots for Omaha.
Upcoming Games
Omaha at Des Moines - 6:00 p.m. CST
Youngstown at Fargo - 6:00 p.m. CST
Cedar Rapids at Chicago - 6:05 p.m. CST
Lincoln at Sioux Falls - 6:05 p.m. CST
Tri-City at Waterloo - 6:05 p.m. CST
Green Bay at Dubuque - 7:05 p.m. CST
USA Hockey NTDP at Madison - 7:05 p.m. CST
Sioux City at Muskegon - 7:10 p.m. CST
USA Hockey NTDP at Muskegon - 1:00 p.m. EST (suspended)
Dubuque at Chicago - 3:05 p.m. CST
Cedar Rapids at Green Bay - 3:05 p.m. CST
Tri-City at Waterloo - 3:05 p.m. CST
Des Moines at Omaha - 4:05 p.m. CST
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