In action at the Off the Wall Sports Complex, the Ralston Regals got the best of the Aksarben Stampede, 14-9 in an IBLA Nebraska tilt.
The Stampede got on the board at the 2:20 mark Andrew Gleitz hit a breaking Tanner Lerdahl (1g,1a). The Stampede offense went dormant for the next 27:00
Ralston took full advantage and ended the first period with a 3-1 lead compliments of John Caruso (4g), and a pair from Miles Stading (3g) to end the opening 20:00 with the 3-1 score.
Stading got his hat-trick just :32 into the second with RJ Moffat (2g,2a) and Caruso pushing the Regal lead to five at 6-1.
Matt Shidlein (1g) followed with Lerdahl assisting on a Tyson Svoboda (2g) marker made it a 6-3 contest. At 16:58, Caruso struck again but it took all of fifty ticks for Svoboda to notch his second of the period and second of the game.
Jesse Wells buried a Kurt Carlson feed to end the middle period with Ralston holding a four goal lead at 8-4.
The Stampede stormed out in the third with a transition marker started by netminder, Ryan Grewcock (1a) who fired a perfect pass that Gleitz (3g,1a) fired behind Marty Gospordarki and with seventeen minutes to play we had an 8-5 affair.
Nigel Nelson (1g) followed by Moffat just :38 later erased the Gleitz goal and made it 10-5.
Cole Roth (1g,1a) buried an unassisted marker to change the scoreboard to 10-6 but, Ralston blew it open when Carlson (1g,3a), Grant Mallett-Bauerkemper (1g), Caruso with a power-play goal,and another from Moffat made it 14-6.
Gleitz would pick up a pair and Aaron Gosch (1g) closed the doors on the 14-9 contest.
A chippy game that featured a combined 12 penalties being whisted with 5 being the roughing variety.
Ryan Grewcock stopped 40 of 54 shots in the Stampede nets while Gospordarski went 23 of 32..
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The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
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A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.