Sunday, April 22, 2007

USHL Saturday Playoff Games

Des Moines needed OT to gain victory over Omaha 4-3. Matt Thurber had a goal for Omaha and was +1. Justin Johnson finished -1 for Omaha. Des Moines leads the series 3-0.

Tri-City edged Sioux City 4-3 scoring all 4 of their goals in the third period. The series is knotted at one game a piece.

Cedar Rapids eliminated Ohio from the playoffs with a 5-2 win. Justin Cseter was -1 in the game for Ohio.

Indiana continued their dominance of Green Bay in the Playoffs with a 6-2 victory. Mike Sislo scored both goals unassisted for Green Bay and was even on the night. Teammate Ryan Little was -2 and Derrick LaPoint finished -1. Nick Graves came on in relief of Adam Avramenko and stopped 15 of 17 shots over roughly the last half of the game. Here's what the Green Bay Press Gazette had to say about the game. Indiana now leads the series 3 games to none.

Sioux Falls blanked Lincoln 5-0. Patrick Tiesling scored a goal while David Solway had two assists. For Lincoln, Patrick Johnson and Ross Henry were even, while Travis Erstad was -2. Sam Zabkowicz finished +1 for Sioux Falls along with teammates David Solway and Patrick Tiesling. Jacob Drewiske finished even. Sioux Falls now has a commanding 3-0 lead in the series.

Waterloo took a 2 games to none lead over Chicago with a 5-1 win. Brett Olson had a goal for Waterloo. Blake Kessel had an assist for Waterloo and was +1 while UW recruit Sean Dolan had an assist for Chicago and was +1. Craig Smith and Keegan Meuer were not active for Waterloo. Judging by this video clip that I found, Waterloo continues to love the Blackhawks.