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Rewind: Taking a Look Back at Friday Night's Action in the USHL

April 13, 2024 - United States Hockey League (USHL) News Release

Youngstown 5, USA Hockey NTDP 3

The Youngstown Phantoms trailed by three goals early in the second period, but came all the way back, scoring five straight times in skating away with a 5-2 win the USA Hockey NTDP U17s.

Jack Murtagh and Will More scored first-period goals as the U17s took a 2-0 lead at the end of the first 20 minutes of play.

Andrew O'Neill made it a 3-0 lead when he scored at 2:17 of the second, but the Phantoms responded on tallies from Evan Jardine and Charlie Cerrato to cut the lead to one by the end of the period.

Nathan Lewis scored 34 seconds into the third to tie the game and when Jardine scored again at 10:26, the Phantoms had their first lead. Adam Pietila closed out the win with an empty-net tally at 19:04.

Aiden Wright stopped 23 shots to pick up the win in net for Youngstown.

Cedar Rapids 7, Des Moines 4

Colin Grable and Elliott Groenewald scored first-period goals and Cedar Rapids never trailed enroute to 7-4 home win over Des Moines Friday.

The lead grew to 3-0 on a goal from Niko Tournas at 4:37 of the second. Ben Kevan's 23rd goal of the season cut the lead to two, but Loa Milfors tallied near the end of the period to make it 4-1 Cedar Rapids after 40 minutes of play.

Liam Watkins cut the deficit to two goals with his 22nd goal of the year at 2:31 of the third. Milfors got his second of the game at 3:54 and after Ben Muthersbaugh scored four minutes later, the RoughRiders owned a 6-2 advantage. Kevan's second and another from Ashton Dahms pulled Des Moines within two. Hans-Martin Ulvebne tallied an empty-net goal to seal the win for Cedar Rapids.

James Norton had 21 saves to pick up the win for the RoughRiders.

Muskegon 7, Chicago 3

Sacha Boisvert scored twice to help lead Muskegon to a 7-3 victory at Chicago.

The visiting Lumberjacks led 2-1 at the end of the opening 20 minutes on power play goals from Justin Solovey and David Klee. Ryder Betzold's first career USHL goal kept the Steel within one.

Brady Arneson tied the game midway through the second period, but Boisvert and Joe Connor tallied goals a minute and a half a part to give Muskegon a 4-2 lead at the end of the second.

Cody Croal's shorthanded goal at the start of the third period made it a three-goal advantage and when Boisvert converted on a power play chance at 11:29, it became a commanding 6-2 lead. Teddy Mutryn got his first career goal USHL at 13:51 and Matvei Gridin, who leads the USHL in points, scored at 18:27 to close out the win.

Shikhabutdin Gadzhiev stopped 29 shots to getting the win for the Lumberjacks.

Dubuque 6, Waterloo 3

Noah Powell's hat trick helped power Dubuque to a 6-3 home win over Waterloo.

Powell, who now has four hat tricks on the season and leads the USHL with 43 goals, got the ball rolling for the Fighting Saints when he scored at 5:33 of the opening frame. Erik Pahlsson made it 2-0 at 9:07 and at the end of the first period, Dubuque owned a two-goal cushion.

Powell and Matthew Desiderio scored goals 30 seconds apart midway through the second period, growing Dubuque's lead to 4-0. Gavin Lindberg tallied a power play marker for the Black Hawks at 13:14, but Powell got his third of the game at 15:37 to make it a 5-1 lead. John Mustard's 29th of the year, which came at 18:33, made it 5-2 after 40 minutes of action.

Gavin Thoreson's 22nd, which came at the 17:44 mark of the third, pulled Waterloo within two, but Pahlsson closed out the game with an empty netter with 14 seconds remaining in regulation.

Kevin Reidler had 26 saves for the Fighting Saints and now stands 27-5-2-4 for the season.

Fargo 2, Sioux Falls 1

Fargo upped its record for 2023-34 to 50-9-2-0 with a 2-1 home win over Sioux Falls Friday.

NHL draft-eligible forward Mac Swanson opened the scoring in the game when he tallied at 11:29 of the first period.

It became a 2-0 Force lead at 0:52 of the second on a goal from Harper Bentz, while Chris Pelosi responded for the visiting Stampede at 7:06.

The score stood 2-1 in favor of Fargo entering the third period and while the two teams combined for 27 shots on goal in the final frame with the Force outshooting the Stampede 14-13, neither team was able to push the puck past the goal line.

Christian Manz had 34 saves for Sioux Falls, while Hampton Slukynsky finished with 37 stops for the Force.

Lincoln 2, Sioux City 1

Lincoln grabbed the last spot in the 2024 Clark Cup Playoffs with its 2-1 home win over Sioux City providing the impetus.

The host Stars scored twice in the opening period on goals from Matt Maltais and Justin Mexico to take an early lead.

Hagen Burrows connected on a power play chance for the Musketeers at 7:35 of the second and the score stood 2-1 at the end of 40 minutes of play.

Sioux City outshot Lincoln 10-6 in the final period of play, but Stars' netminder Yan Shostak, who finished the game with 30 stops, shut the door to ensure the win.

Samuel Urban had 22 saves for Sioux City.

Madison 4, Green Bay 3 overtime

Colton Jamieson scored in overtime as Madison claimed a 4-3 win over Green Bay Friday.

The host Capitols led 1-0 at the end of the first on Ryker Lee's first career USHL goal.

Brendan Lamb made it 2-0 when he scored at 3:28 of the second. Lukas Peterson and Ben Poitras connected for goals before the end of the period and after 40 minutes, the score stood 2-2.

Green Bay regained the lead on a goal from Libor Nemec at 5:25 of the third, but Andrew Kuzma found the back of the net with five seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into an extra session.

Jamieson ended the game with his fifth goal of the season, which came at 0:41 of overtime.

Carsen Musser had 32 stops for Madison and Adam Gajan had 14 saves for the Gamblers.

Omaha 5, Tri-City 3

Nick Pierre scored twice and Jamison Sluys had a goal and an assist as Omaha picked up a 5-3 win at Tri-City.

Artemi Nizameyev gave the Storm an early first-period lead, but goals from Sam Sheetz and Bobby Cowan made it a 2-1 Omaha advantage at the end of the first 20 minutes of play.

Sluys tallied at 13:06 of the second period at Omaha's lead grew to 3-1.

Ryan Smith's goal brought Tri-City within one at 5:21 of the third. Pierre's goal five minutes later made it 4-2, but the Storm refused to go away with August Fallon's goal at 12:25 closing the gap once again. Pierre's empty-netter at 19:24 put a bow on the win for the Lancers.

Kam Hendrickson had 32 stops for Omaha and now stands 4-1-0-0 on the season. Thatcher Bernstein had 13 saves for the Storm.

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Youngstown at USA Hockey NTDP - 7:00 PM EDT

Muskegon at Chicago - 6:05 PM CDT

Madison at Green Bay - 6:05 PM CDT

Tri-City at Omaha - 6:05 PM CDT

Lincoln at Sioux City - 6:05 PM CDT

Fargo at Sioux Falls - 6:05 PM CDT

Des Moines at Waterloo - 6:05 PM CDT

Cedar Rapids at Dubuque - 7:05 PM CDT

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