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Saturday Scores: Warriors playoff bound

March 23, 2014

Drew Doyon had two goals to help the Aberdeen Wings sweep the Minnesota Magicians to close to within a point of 1st place in the Central.

Soo Eagles 3 @ Johnstown Tomahawks 4 (SO) – The Tomahawks eliminated the Eagles from the North playoff race and stayed in one of the top four spots thanks to a 4-3 shootout win and weekend sweep of the Eagles. Each team managed a goal in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd periods. Sandis Zolmanis, Brad Pung and Michael Sabatini scored for the Eagles, while Tyler Basham, Jordan Watt and Matthew Meier scored for Johnstown. Basham and Mitch Hall scored in the shootout for the Tomahawks. Boxscore

Minnesota Magicians 5 @ Aberdeen Wings 7 (SO) – In front of over 1,600 fans in Aberdeen, the Wings pulled within a point of 1st place in the Central with a 7-6 shootout win. The Wings led 5-1 at one point early in the 3rd period, only to see the Magicians score five 3rd period goals to tie the game and send to a shootout, where TJ Roo had the lone goal for either team. Wings goals came from Erik Baskin, Daniel Billett, Jake Horton, Tanner Okeson and two from Drew Doyon. The Magicians got goals from Nick Kuchera, Colin Hernon, Matt Colford, Thomas Delaney and two from Dylan Dailey. Boxscore

Springfield Jr. Blues 3 @ Topeka RoadRunners 2 – Two 3rd period goals gave the Jr. Blues a 3-2 win and kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a weekend split with the RoadRunners. Jake Kamrass got things started the right way for the RoadRunners with a 1st period power play goal. However, that was answered just :19 seconds later by a goal from Springfield’s Brendan Jacques. Sam Rennaker made it 2-1 Topeka in the 2nd period. However, two 3rd period goals from Lester Lancaster and Logan Wendling secured the win for the Jr. Blues. Boxscore

Port Huron Fighting Falcons 4 @ Wenatchee Wild 3 (OT) – Noah Batis and Logan Lambdin each scored twice as the Port Huron Fighting Falcons ended up with a weekend split in Wenatchee thanks to a 4-3 overtime win on Saturday. Batis scored the first two goals of the game to put the Fighting Falcons in front, 2-0. Wenatchee came back with three of the next for goals thanks to markers from Troy Loggins, Christian Salvato and Parker Tuomie. After Lambdin scored early in the 2nd period, his game-winner came 1:07 into overtime while on the power play. Boxscore

Janesville Jets 4 @ Michigan Warriors 5 (continued game from Jan. 11) – In the 3rd period of a postponed game from January 11th, the Warriors broke a 2-2 deadlock after two periods, with three 3rd period goals to claim the long-awaited 5-4 win. Colin Larkin, Sean Campbell and Jon Farkas scored 3rd period goals, while Robin Hoglund and Kyle Patava scored for the Jets. Farkas scored the game-winner with just 1:01 remaining in the 3rd period. Boxscore

Janesville Jets 2 @ Michigan Warriors 1 (SO) – Brock Kautz made 40 saves as the Jets took the nightcap game over the Warriors in a shootout, 2-1. It took until midway through the 3rd period for the scoreboard to finally light up as Janesville took a 1-0 lead on a goal from Drew Callin. Michigan would answer back with just :57 seconds remaining in the 3rd period on a goal from Zack Szajner. In the shootout, Jordan Himley, Robin Hoglund and Adam Winborg scored for Janesville. Boxscore

Fairbanks Ice Dogs 2 @ Kenai River Brown Bears 4 – Thanks to a three-goal 1st period, the Kenai River Brown Bears moved into the 4th and final playoff spot in the Midwest Division thanks to a 4-2 win at home over Fairbanks. Adam Kresl scored two of Kenai River’s three goals in the 1st period, while Sebastian Fuchs had the other. Taylor Munson and Brett Gervais each had power play goals in the 3rd period to cut the lead to 3-2, but an empty-net goal from Tyler Andrews secured the win for Kenai River. Boxscore

Minnesota Wilderness 5 @ Coulee Region Chill 3 – The Minnesota Wilderness jumped out to a 3-0 lead and never looked back as they picked up a weekend home-and-home sweep of the Chill. Darian Romanko scored twice, which included the first two goals of the game. Jakob Romo added the final goal of the 1st period to make it 3-0. Blake Kelley and Richard Zehnal scored in the 2nd period to cut the lead to 3-2, but two more goals from the Wilderness by Romo and Eric Brenk made it 5-2. Zehnal added his second of the game in the 3rd period, but it was too little, too late for Coulee Region. Boxscore

Wichita Falls 3 @ Amarillo Bulls 2 (SO) – Four of the five Wildcats shooters scored in the shootout to give the Wildcats a 3-2 win in Amarillo. Mitchell Vanderburgh opened the scoring for the Bulls in the 1st period, but the Wildcats answered twice in the 2nd period on goals from Will Vosejpka and Tyler Ledford. An early 3rd period goals from Brett Szajner tied the score at 2-2. In the shootout, Rudy Junda, Ben Kucera, Sam Piazza and Josh Haverstrom scored for the Wildcats. Boxscore

Bismarck Bobcats 1 @ Austin Bruins 0 – Aaron Nelson stopped all 26 shots that came his way for his 3rd shutout of the season as Bismarck blanked Austin to earn a weekend road split. It took almost the entire game for either team to break through, but Bismarck finally did with just 4:11 to go in the game as Nate Repensky scored. Nick Lehr took the loss in goal for the Bruins, making 21 saves. Boxscore

Lone Star Brahmas 3 @ Odessa Jackalopes 0 – TJ Black made 35 saves for his 4th shutout of the season as the Brahmas blanked the Jackalopes, 3-0. The other star of the night was Lone Star’s Sebastian Vidmar, who had two goals, including one of two goals in the 1st period, which included another goal from Conner Enciso. Vidmar’s other goal came in the 3rd period on the power play. Eric Hancock made 25 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Corpus Christi IceRays 2 @ Rio Grande Killer Bees 1 – Wes Michaud scored the game tying goal while Brad LeLievre wristed home the game winner early in the third period as the Corpus Christi IceRays ended the losing streak with a 2-1 comeback win over the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees. The first goal of the game came from the top of the left wing circle as Killer Bees dman Luke Bafia picked up his first goal of the season. Michaud then tied the game in the 2nd period and Lelievre’s game-winner came in the 3rd period.

Brookings Blizzard 1 @ Minot Minotauros 4 – Merrick Madsen made 24 saves and Jon Lizotte scored twice as the Minot Minotauros salvaged a weekend split with the Blizzard thanks to a 4-1 win. Lizotte opened the scoring in the 1st period along with a goal from Michael Louria, which made the score 2-0. Tanner Holmquist scored in the 2nd period to make it 3-0. Joe Nathe scored the lone Blizzard goal with just over five minutes remaining in the 3rd period and then with less than a minute remaining, Lizotte added his second goal of the game on an empty-net goal. Boxscore

 

 
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