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Friday Finals: Bobcats get big win in Austin

February 1, 2014

Chad Guderian had a hat-trick on Friday to lead Odessa to a 9-2 win in Wichita Falls.

Bismarck Bobcats 4 @ Austin Bruins 2 – Three, 2nd period goals were the difference as Bismarck picked up a big 4-2 road win in Austin on Friday night. Aaron Nelson made 29 saves in he win. It was the Bruins who led after the 1st period on a goal from Trey Dodd. Bismarck responded with three goals in the 2nd period from Matt Anders, Nathan Flynn and Tyler Dunagan. After an Austin Nelson goal made it 3-2, Flynn added his second goal of the game on an empty net to give Bismarck the crucial win in the battle for 1st place in the Central Division. Boxscore

Johnstown Tomahawks 2 @ Port Huron Fighting Falcons 3 (OT) – In a tight game, the Fighting Falcons scored in the final two minutes of regulation to force overtime where they then won the game in the extra session into increase their lead in the North Division. After a scoreless 1st period, Jon Hall gave the Fighting Falcons a 1-0 lead early in the 2nd period. Johnstown responded with goals from Zach Wallace and Brandon Reinholz to take a 2-1 lead. Bryan Yim tied the game late and then Nick Horne won the contest with just over a minute left in overtime. Boxscore

Coulee Region Chill 1 @ Janesville Jets 4 – Logan Halladay made 26 saves to help Janesville continue their dominance over Coulee Region with a 4-1 home win. Things looked good for the Chill early after Geoff Jeszka scored the only goal of the 1st period to put the Chill ahead 1-0. Janesville responded in the 2nd period with two power play goals from Joe Llaurado and Bryan Kronberger and two more goals in the 3rd period from Brandon Schultz and Zach Avolio. Boxscore

Fairbanks Ice Dogs 2 @ Corpus Christi IceRays 4 – Ben Myers made 31 saves as the IceRays started strong a never looked back in a 4-2 home win over Midwest Division leaders Fairbanks. Malo Ville scored twice for Corpus Christi including one of the two goals in the 1st period. Defenseman Kyle Froese had the other. Maurin Bouvet put the IceRays ahead 3-0 in the 2nd period and Ville scored his second of the night to make it 4-0. Both Fairbanks goals came late in the 3rd period from Jacob Hetz and Viktor Liljegren. Boxscore

Odessa Jackalopes 9 @ Wichita Falls Wildcats 2 – Chad Guderian had a hat-trick and six other players scored as Odessa bombed the Wildcats in Wichita Falls, 9-2. After an opening goal by Guderian, the Wildcats led 2-1 at one point after goals from Sam Piazza and Nick Farmer. However the Jacks would respond with five goals in the 2nd period to break the game wide open. Guderian scored again as would Matt Beranek, Andrew McLean, Chris Taff and Mathieu Briand in the middle frame. Guderian added a 3rd period goal as did Alex Alger and Lukas Laub. Boxscore

Minot Minotauros 2 @ Brookings Blizzard 3 – The Blizzard gave their playoff hopes a shot in the arm with a one-goal win at home over Minot on Friday. Scoring was hard to come by in the first two periods as the team’s were deadlocked at 1-1 after a Brookings goal from Michele Marchetti and a Minot goal from Tim Donohue. In the 3rd period, Evan Hesse and Russ Jordan scored in the final two minutes to give the Blizzard the 3-2 win after a late goal from Minot’s Kyle Kruenegel. Boxscore

Topeka RoadRunners 3 @ Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees 2 – PJ Bridges made 22 saves and Topeka got a 3rd period goal to defeat the Killer Bees, 3-2 and increase their 2nd place lead to four points. The RoadRunners went up 1-0 on a goal from Ryan Poulin, but Rio Grande Valley countered with two straight from Jared Dedenbach and Evan Schmidbauer. Topeka responded with a goal from Willie Brown to tie the score at 2-2 after two periods. Just 1:27 into the 3rd period, Cody Champagne scored a power play goal to put the RoadRunners ahead for good. Boxscore

Minnesota Magicians 1 @ Springfield Jr. Blues 4 – The Jr. Blues scored three, 1st period goals and never looked back as they beat the Minnesota Magicians, 4-1. Jack Sloan scored twice in the 1st period and Alex Baskakov also added a goal as Springfield led 3-0 after one period of play. A goal from leading scorer Max Kalter in the 2nd period made it 4-0 for the Jr. Blues after two periods. Eetu Karvinen broke the shutout bid of Stefanos Lekkas late in the 3rd period to give the Magicians their lone goal. Boxscore

Lone Star Brahmas 1 @ Amarillo Bulls 3 – Offense was hard to come by, but a Bulls goal from Roman Ammirato late in the 2nd period snapped a 1-1 deadlock and propelled the Bulls to a 3-1 home win over the Brahmas. The Bulls led 1-0 after the 1st period after a goal from Brady Ferguson. Hunter Stanley scored for the Brahmas in the 2nd period to tie the game at 1-1, but then came the goal from Ammirato. Mike Davis added a 3rd period empty-net goal. Paul Berrafato made 17 saves in the win. Boxscore

Aberdeen Wings 2 @ Minnesota Wilderness 3 (SO) – It took 20 combined shooters, but the Wilderness withstood a two-goal Wings comeback and got a goal in the shootout from Jack Forbort to finally defeat Aberdeen 3-2 in a shootout. The Wilderness led 2-0 after two goals in the 2nd period from Darian Romanko and Jaycob McCombs.  Aberdeen came back with goals from TJ Roo in the 2nd period and Jordan Heller in the 3rd period. Wilderness goalie Frank Oplinger made 22 saves through regulation and OT and stopped 9 of 10 shooters in the shootout. Boxscore

Wenatchee Wild 4 @ Kenai River Brown Bears 3 (SO) – Another night, another 4-3 shootout win for the Wenatchee Wild, but this time, it brought them even in the standings with the Brown Bears for the 4th and final playoff spot in the Midwest Division. Things look good for the Wild as they led 3-1 after two periods on goals from Omar Mullan, Nicholas Rivera and Jakob Ahlgren. Kenai River had a 1-0 lead on a goal from Jacob Wolter. The Brown Bears managed to tie the game with two goals in the final 1:01 with markers from Zack Zulkanycz and Sebastian Fuchs.  Andre Pison had the shootout-winner for Wenatchee. Boxscore


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