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Friday Finals: 1st place Falcons get the best of surging Jets

January 4, 2014

PJ Bridges made 29 saves for his 5th shutout of the season as Topeka blanked Wichita Falls, 2-0.

Janesville Jets 3 @ Port Huron Fighting Falcons 6 – Four 2nd period goals helped the Fighting Falcons cool off the Jets on Friday. Noah Batis scored twice for Port Huron and Jonathan Kopacka also added a goal and two assists for the Fighting Falcons. Other Port Huron goals came from Vito Aluia, Jon Hall and Bryan Yim. Janesville goals came from Adam Winborg, Bryan Kronberger and Michael Louria. Boxscore

Bismarck Bobcats 2 @ Brookings Blizzard 1 – Aaron Nelson was again the x-factor as the Bobcats goalie made 35 saves to help Bismarck move back into 2nd place in the Central with a 2-1 win in Brookings. Cullen Willox and Joonas Huovinen had the Bismarck goals, while Conor Andrle had the lone Blizzard goal. Boxscore

Wichita Falls Wildcats 0 @ Topeka RoadRunners 2 – It was a ‘Bridge’ to nowhere for the Wildcats on Friday night as Topeka goalie PJ Bridges made 29 saves for his fifth shutout of the season as Topeka blanked Wichita Falls, 2-0. Topeka goals came from Jake Kamrass and Mike Gornall. David Zevnik made 22 saves in the Wildcats loss. Boxscore

Lone Star Brahmas 2 @ Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees 3 – Evan Schmidbauer assists on all three goals as the Killer Bees won another close game over the Brahmas. Rio Grande Valley jumped out to a 3-0 lead on goals from Ian Janco, Connor Pelkey and Jared Dedenbach. Lone Star goals came from Michael Crowley and RJ Salvato in the 3rd period. Boxscore

Johnstown Tomahawks 0 @ Soo Eagles 3 – Landon Trutt stopped all 28 shots that came his way for his first career NAHL shutout as Soo blanked Johnstown. Soo scored once in each period with Bruno Birzitis scoring in the 1st period and Nick Belger getting two goals in the 2nd and 3rd periods. Alex Okicki made 30 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Corpus Christi IceRays 3 @ Amarillo Bulls 6 – Brendan Vetter and Mitchell McPherson had a goal and two assists apiece as the Bulls doubled up the IceRays, 6-3. Malo Ville had two goals for Corpus Christi. Other Amarillo goals came from Ben Jentsch, Brendan McGuire, Brady Ferguson and Elijiah Barriga, who scored his first NAHL goal. Nick Monfils had the other goal for Corpus Christi. Boxscore

Austin Bruins 4 @ Aberdeen Wings 1 – The Wings struggles at home continued as the Bruins got three, 3rd period goals and 29 saves from Nick Lehr in a 4-1 win. Jay Dickman scored a 1st period goal and Charlie Manley, Lucas Kohls and Drew Anderson added 2nd period goal for the Bruins. Bjorn Sigurdarson had the lone goal for the Wings, which came early in the 3rd period. Boxscore

Minnesota Magicians 2 @ Minnesota Wilderness 1 – The Wilderness continue to feel the affects of the injury to starting goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo as they could not solve the Magicians again in a 2-1 home loss. Atte Tolvanen made 28 saves in the win. The Magicians scored twice in the 2nd period on goals from Nicholas Kuchera and Will Johnson. Thomas Lindstrom scored the lone Wilderness goal. Boxscore

Kenai River Brown Bears 1 @ Coulee Region Chill 2 – Blake Cates made 38 saves as the Chill edged the Brown Bears, 2-1. Blake Kelley assisted on both Coulee Region goals, which were scored by Andy Faust in the 1st period and Dunk Abbott in the 2nd period. Eric Purcell had the lone goal for the Brown Bears. Boxscore

Springfield Jr. Blues 2 @ Michigan Warriors 1 – Stefanos Lekkas made 22 saves to help the Jr. Blues stay hot with a 2-1 win in Michigan. Max Kalter had both Jr. Blues goals, while Cody Kuster had the lone goal for the Warriors. Trevor Gorsuch took the loss making 29 saves. Boxscore

Fairbanks Ice Dogs 2 @ Wenatchee Wild 3 – Two goals in the final six minutes propelled the Wild to a 3-2 come-from-behind win over the Ice Dogs. Jakob Ahlgre, Chris Koukis and Mike Coyne scored the Wild. Coyne’s game-winning goal came with just over two minutes remaining. Tayler Munson and Jacob Hetz scored for Fairbanks. Gustaf Johansson made 23 saves in the win, while Kevin Aldridge made 36 saves in the loss. Boxscore

 

 
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