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Friday Finals: A night for shutouts in the NAHL

October 11, 2014

Max Reisinger had a hat-trick as Wichita Falls beat Amarillo, 9-1 on Friday night.

Johnstown 4 @ Michigan 0 – Cam Bleck scored twice and Ryan Bednard stopped all 27 shots that came his way as the Tomahawks blanked the Warriors, 4-0. After a scoreless 1st period, Bleck scored in the 2nd period along with a goal from Andrew Romano. Alex Jaeckle added another goal in the 3rd period on the power play, as did Bleck. Trevor Gorsuch made 31 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Coulee Region 2 @ Janesville 0 – Adam Carlson had a night to remember as the Coulee Region netminder stopped all 56 shots that came his way as the Chill shutout the Jets on the road, 2-0. Despite a 56-25 shots advantage, the Jets could not beat Carlson all night. Adam Lovick had a 1st period tally and Ondrej Zehnal scored in the 3rd period. Johan Skantz had 23 saves in the loss. Boxscore

MN Wilderness 2 @ Soo 7 – Seven different players scored as the Eagles routed the Wilderness on Friday, 7-2. Eagles goals came from Pat Gazzillo, John O’Connor, Keegan Miller, Chase Matson, Brad Pung, Mitch Vanderburg and Raymond Brice. Wilderness goals came from Aaron Miller and Robb Stautz. Jack Berry made 35 saves in the Eagles win.

Wichita Falls 9 @ Amarillo 1 – The Wildcats bombed the Bulls on Friday night, winning 9-1 thanks to a hat-trick from Max Reisinger and a three-point night from Jake Townsend. It was all Wildcats from the start as Kevin Charyszyn, Jonathan Lazarus and Evan Okeley scored in the 1st period. Reisinger and Austin Beaulieu added 2nd period goals and Reisinger scored twice more in the 3rd period, along with a goal from Townsend and another from Charyszyn. Mitchell McPherson had the lone Bulls goal. Austin Shaw made 38 saves in the win. Boxscore

Austin 1 @ Aberdeen 0 – Zach Driscoll stopped all 30 shots that came his way for his first NAHL shutout as the Bruins picked up a big road win in Aberdeen. The win put the Bruins back in 1st place in the Central Division. A 1st period goal from Luke Forfar stood up as the only goal of game and the game-winner. Josh Wilkins and Brian Bachnak picked up assists. Andrew Shortridge made 24 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Corpus Christi 2 @ Lone Star 3 (OT) – Reigning South Division player of the week Sebastian Vidmar scored just :42 seconds into overtime to give the Brahmas a 3-2 overtime win in their home-opener over the IceRays. Lone Star led 2-0 on 1st period goals from Vidmar and Hunter Stanley. The IceRays responded with two goals in the 3rd period to tie the game with tallies from Tanner Lomsnes and Nic Laburn. TJ Black made 19 saves in the win. Boxscore

Minot 2 @ Fairbanks 3 – Patrick Munson made 19 saves as Fairbanks won their third straight game at home with a 3-2 win over the Minotauros. Yannick Vedel had a 1st period shorthanded goal and Lonnie Clary and Cayden Cahill scored goals in the 2nd period to pace the Ice Dogs. Minot got goals from Jake Howie (shorthanded) and Nick Monfils. Atte Tolvanen made 34 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Bismarck 4 @ Kenai River 1 – Alex Bitsakis made 23 saves as the Bobcats got back on track with a 4-1 win in Kenai River. Evan Giesler got the scoring going to Bismarck with a 1st period goal and Matt Perry, Cullen Willox and Logan Rivard added goals in the 2nd period. Jack Gessert had the lone Brown Bears goal, which came with just over five minutes to go in the game, spoiling Bitsakis’ shutout bid. Boxscore

Wenatchee 3 @ Rio Grande Valley 4 (SO) – Dean Balsamo was the lone shooter to score in the shootout as the Killer Bees defeated the Wild, 4-3. The Wild led 2-1 after two periods on goals from Donovan Ott and Brendan Harris. Dan Kucerovy scored for the Killers Bees. In the 3rd period, goals from Anthony Croston and Stathis Soumelidis gave Rio Grande Valley a 3-2 lead. Another goal from Harris late in the 3rd period tied things up at 3-3. Boxscore

MN Magicians 3 @ Brookings 0 – Vaughan Ahrens stopped all 27 shots that came his way for his first career NAHL shutout as the Magicians blanked the Blizzard, 3-0. Goals for Minnesota came from Lukas Laub in the 1st period and Kane Durment and Brady Heppner in the 3rd period. Brookings goalie Eric Hancock made 28 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Keystone 1 @ Springfield 3 – Michael Crowley scored twice and Dryden McKay made 28 saves as Springfield beat Keystone, 3-1 at home. Scoring came early and often in the 1st period as Cameron Smith started the scoring for the Ice Miners, which was answered by goals from Nikita Prishyvalko and Crowley. Crowley then added his second goal midway through the 2nd period. Jason Ghooghe added a pair of assists. Alex Blankenburg took the loss in goal for Keystone, making 27 saves. Boxscore

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