It’s WEEK SIXTEEN of the Eagle River Hockey League, and this is the AA recap.
OMR Brewery vs. Play It Again Sports
OMR (5-8-3) and PIAS (5-9-2) traded places in the standings with OMR’s 5-3 win Sunday evening, 1-21-18. OMR moved up to fourth place with 13 points and Play It Again dropped to fifth with 12 points. In the early game, OMR capitalized on PITAS five penalties by scoring three power play goals. OMR’s David Roch scored twice as did Alfonzo Guzman. The final goal for OMR, a power play strike was scored by Michael Filarski. Three different players from PIAS scored during the final two periods. First by Rob Sackerson, then Scott Hattenburg and finally John McCormick. Of the five penalties whistled on PIAS, McCormick made three trips to the box. OMR was whistled for two penalties, both on David Roch.
ER Alehouse vs. Shines Sushi
In the second game of the night, Shines (10-6-0) caught up to the Alehouse (9-5-2) and are now tied for second place, each with 20 points. Shines scored two first period goals. Ty Newman started off the scoring followed by Tim Kelly. The lone goal for the Alehouse also was scored in the first period by Matt Crosbie. The final goal, scored on the power play, came in the third by Nicholas Bennett making the final, 3-1 Shines. The only penalties of the game were called on the Alehouse. Five different players made the trip to the penalty box. Shines netminder, Nick Kolensnikof made 24 saves on 25 shots and was also credited with the assist on Bennett’s power play goal. Mike Allen for the Alehouse made 15 saves on 18 shots.
Cub’s Painting vs. Stellar Designs
In the final game of the evening, the Cubbies held on to win 4-2 over Stellar. The Cubbies started the scoring with goals from Zach Meehan followed by Garret Staudinger. Stellar also scored in the first, with a shorthanded goal by Kevin Blanchette, ending the period 2-1 Cubs. Midway through the second, Stellar’s Blasé Andromeda-Focht tied the game at 2-2 on a power play. In the third, Cub’s Jordan Shannon got the go-ahead goal at 7:01 of the period. As time was winding down, Stellar pulled goaltender Chris Harrington for the extra attacker. The Cubbies held on and Ryan Ciolkosz scored an empty netter making the final, 4-2. Referees called three penalties, two on the Cubbies and one on Stellar. Cubs net minder, Michael Stevenson was credited with the win, making 21 saves on 23 shots and Stellar’s goalie, Harrington made 20 saves on 24 shots. The Cubbies remain in first place with 24 points, a record of 10-2-4. Stellar is in last place with seven points, with a record of 2-11-3.
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