Osala’s hat trick lifts Bears to 7-3 win over Phantoms

Saturday’s Boxscores

Rookie forward Oskar Osala tallied his first professional hat trick and Hershey scored five unanswered goals in the third period to take a 7-3 win over visiting Philadelphia on Saturday before 9,031 fans at the Giant Center.

Osala netted the eventual game-winning goal at 8:58 of the third period for the Bears, who swept a home-and-home set from the Phantoms.

Jonathan Matsumoto scored twice and Danny Syvret once to give the Phantoms a 3-2 lead after 40 minutes. Osala and Sami Lepisto tallied goals for Hershey in the first and second periods, respectively.

Chris Bourque tied it for the Bears on the power play 7:04 into the third, and Osala’s go-ahead goal came 1:54 later. Osala scored again at 11:03, and Keith Aucoin and Quintin Laing provided additional insurance in the second half of the stanza.

All told, Hershey went 4-for-8 on the power play, while Philadelphia finished 2-for-11.

Bears goaltender Simeon Varlamov earned the victory with 22 saves on 25 shots in net.

Rockford broke a 2-2 tie by scoring three times in the third period on its way to a 5-2 road win over Milwaukee on Saturday afternoon at the Bradley Center. The victory ended the IceHogs’ six-game losing skid (0-5-0-1).

Jack Skille tallied a power play goal and added an assist for the IceHogs, while Mike Radja’s first career AHL goal turned out to be the game-winner.

Nathan Davis, Rob Klinkhammer, and Petri Kontiola also netted goals for Rockford in the winning effort.

Radja’s game-winner came 2:28 into the third period. Skille followed on the power play at 6:29, and Kontiola provided additional insurance at the 17:52 mark.

IceHogs goaltender Corey Crawford earned the victory with 29 saves, snapping a personal three-game losing streak.

Andreas Thuresson and Triston Grant tallied goals for the Admirals, who saw their four-game winning streak come to an end.

Matt D’Agostini’s second goal of the night came on a 5-on-3 power play with 1:23 left in regulation to give Hamilton a 4-3 win over visiting Rochester at Copps Coliseum.

Ben Maxwell and Kyle Chipchura also scored for the Bulldogs, and Yanick Lehoux chipped in a trio of assists.

Bulldogs goaltender Marc Denis only had to make 14 saves in the winning effort.

Janis Sprukts, Michael Duco, and Stefan Meyer all scored for the Americans, who squandered leads of 2-0 and 3-1.

Albany scored on three of five shootout tries to take a 3-2 road win over Lowell at Tsongas Arena.

Dwight Helminen, Jakub Petruzalek, and Michael Ryan all scored in the shootout for the River Rats. Goaltender Justin Peters stopped three of five Lowell attempts after making 24 saves through regulation and overtime.

Albany received regulation tallies from Jerome Samson and Joe Jensen, the latter tying the game just 2:26 into the third period.

Jon DiSalvatore and Trevor Kell scored in regulation for the Devils, who received shootout markers from Eric Castonguay and Ryan Murphy.

Norfolk captain Zenon Konopka scored at 19:55 of the third period to give the Admirals a 2-1 road win over Manchester at Verizon Wireless Arena.

After a scoreless first period, the Admirals’ Brandon Bochenski and the Monarchs’ Teddy Purcell exchanged markers in the middle stanza.

Norfolk goaltender Mike McKenna earned the victory with 19 saves on 20 shots, helping the Admirals extend their points streak to five games (4-0-0-1).

The Admirals continue their seven-game New England road swing on Sunday in Providence.

Mathieu Darche scored twice and added an assist as Portland rolled to its seventh straight win, a 5-2 decision over Providence at the Cumberland County Civic Center. The Pirates are now 9-0-1-0 since a 4-1 loss to the Bruins on Oct. 19, which remains their only regulation loss of the campaign.

Felix Schutz, Aaron Slattengren, and Mark Mancari added goals for the Pirates, who scored three times in the third period to provide the winning margin.

Portland rookie Tim Kennedy chipped in a pair of assists, and goaltender Adam Dennis earned the win with 27 saves on 29 shots.

Martins Karsums posted a goal and an assist for the Bruins, and Adam McQuaid also scored.

Adam Berkhoel made 27 saves for his third shutout of the season as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton took a 3-0 win over visiting Binghamton before 6,862 fans at the Wachovia Arena.

Janne Pesonen and Dustin Jeffrey scored first-period goals for the Penguins, and Dave Gove added a tally in the middle stanza.

Berkhoel, who entered this season with one career AHL shutout, upped his record to 5-2-1 in eight appearances.

Derek MacKenzie scored the game-winning goal and added two assists as Syracuse doubled up Chicago, 4-2, at the Onondaga County War Memorial in a match-up of two of the Western Conference’s top teams.

Defenseman Clay Wilson and Kris Russell each posted a goal and an assist for the Crunch, and Maksim Mayorov also scored.

Mike York chipped in a pair of assists, and Syracuse goaltender Dan LaCosta earned the win with 44 saves on 46 shots.

Joe Motzko and Joey Crabb netted goals for the Wolves, who saw their season-high five-game winning streak come to an end.

Syracuse moved to 4-0-0-1 in its last five outings and 11-3-0-1 overall.

Trent Whitfield broke a 3-3 tie just 37 seconds into the third period and Peoria went on to a 5-3 win over visiting San Antonio at Carver Arena.

Brad Winchester tallied a pair of goals for the Rivermen, while Nicolas Drazenovic and Chris Conner also scored in the victory.

Charles Linglet chipped in a pair of assists for Peoria, and goaltender Marek Schwarz earned the victory with 15 saves on 18 shots.

Jonas Ahnelov, Chad Kolarik, and Logan Stephenson all scored for the Rampage, who suffered their ninth straight defeat (0-8-0-1).

Grand Rapids scored three times in the third period to rally for a 3-1 road win over Quad City at the I Wireless Center.

Trailing 1-0, the Griffins received goals in the final 20 minuets from Justin Abdelkader, Francis Pare, and Ryan Oulahen, with the latter going into an empty net.

Grand Rapids goaltender Daniel Larsson earned the win with 30 saves on 31 shots, helping the Griffins to their third straight victory overall.

Warren Peters tallied his team-leading seventh goal of the season for Quad City in a losing effort.

Jason Jaffray scored three unanswered goals for a hat trick as Manitoba took a 5-2 win over visiting Toronto before 8,800 fans at the MTS Centre, earning the Moose a sweep of their two-game set with the Marlies.

James Neal also found the back of the net for the Moose, and Jason Krog chipped in with a trio of assists.

Manitoba goaltender Cory Schneider stopped 33 of 35 shots in the winning effort, helping the Moose move to 11-1-0-0 in their last 12 contests.

Boyd Devereaux and Kyle Rogers lit the lamp for Toronto, which has lost four straight (0-3-0-1).