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Friday Finals: Odessa snaps Amarillo winning streak

January 25, 2014

The Wilderness have 11 shutouts this season and goalie Frank Oplinger has three of them including one on Friday night over the Minnesota Magicians.

Amarillo Bulls 2 @ Odessa Jackalopes 3 – The Jackalopes picked up one of their biggest wins in recent memory as they snapped Amarillo’s nine-game winning streak with a 3-2 win on Friday. Yoshihiro Kuroiwa made 31 saves in the win. Odessa was fueled by three, 1st period goals from Mathieu Briand, Leo Lumm and Chad Guderian, who also had an assist. Amarillo goals came from Mike Davis and Cody Gylling. Boxscore

Minnesota Wilderness 3 @ Minnesota Magicians 0 – Frank Oplinger stopped all 29 shots that came his way for his third shutout of the season as the Wilderness blanked the Magicians. It was the 11th shutout overall for the Wilderness. The Wilderness scored once in each period on goals from Will Peterson, Eric Brenk and Jakob Romo. Atte Tolvanen made 42 saves in the Magicians loss. Boxscore

Austin Bruins 5 @ Brookings Blizzard 4 – The Bruins gained more ground atop of the Central Division thanks to two goals apiece from Luke Dietsch and Trey Dodd in a 5-4 win in Brookings. Lucas Kohls had the other goal for Austin, while Jared Goudreau had a goal and two assists in the Blizzard loss. Other Blizzard goals came from Russ Jordan, Victor Munter and Conrad Sampair. Boxscore

Minot Minotauros 2 @ Aberdeen Wings 1 – Despite being badly outshot, Minot rode the great goaltending of Merrick Madsen on their way to a 2-1 win in Aberdeen as the Wings continued their struggles at home. Madsen made 35 saves in the win and Tanner Holmquist and Troy Degler both scored 2nd period goals. Jake Horton had the lone goal for the Wings, which came on the power play. Boxscore

Bismarck Bobcats 2 @ Wenatchee Wild 7 – In front of a huge home crowd of over 3,500 fans, the Wenatchee Wild had one of their best outings of the year in a 7-2 win over Bismarck. Goalie Chase Perry made 25 saves and defenseman Matt Nuttle had three points. The game was tied 2-2 after one period, but the Wild scored five goals in the final two periods. Wenatchee goals came from Nuttle, Brendan Harris, Joseph Kaszupski, Jakob Ahlgren, Alex Rauter and Nicholas Rivera. Bismarck got goals from Stanislav Dzakhov and Tanner Salsberry. Boxscore

Corpus Christi IceRays 1 @ Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees 2 (SO) – Kevin Antipov scored the game-tying goal early in the 3rd period and then added a shootout goal as the Killer Bees edged the IceRays, 2-1 win a shootout. Defenseman Kyle Froese scored for the second straight game for the IceRays. Aleksi Luhtalampi had the shootout winning goal. Nick Schmit made 25 saves in the win, while Ben Myers took the loss making 34 saves. Boxscore

Coulee Region Chill 3 @ Springfield Jr. Blues 2 (SO) – The Chills Mac Jansen tied the game with :17 seconds remaining in regulation and then added a goal in the shootout as the Chill edged the Jr. Blues. Lance Carney had the other Coulee Region goal, while Logan Wendling and Lester Lancaster had the Jr. Blues goals. Jansen and Ondrej Zehnal scored in the shootout, while Chill goalie Blake Cates made 32 saves and stopped all four Springfield shooters in the extra frame. Boxscore

Fairbanks Ice Dogs 4 @ Wichita Falls Wildcats 2 – Brett Gervais scored two of the Ice Dogs three goals in the 3rd period as Fairbanks doubled up Wichita Falls, 4-2. Three of the four goals for Fairbanks were scored on the power play as Ethan Somoza lit the lamp in the 1st period and Gervais and Chandler Madry scored in the 3rd period. Gervais second goal came on an empty-net. Kyle Bauman and Nick Farmer had the Wildcats goals. Boxscore

Michigan Warriors 2 @ Johnstown Tomahawks 1 – The Warriors moved into a 2nd place tie in the North with the Tomahawks thanks to 28 saves from Trevor Gorsuch in a 2-1 win. Josh Bowes supplied all the scoring for Johnstown, who did not commit a penalty in the game, but Michigan returned the fire with a 1st period goal from Josh Shellman and a 3rd period tally from Jon Farkas. Boxscore

 

 
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