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Friday Finals: Jets win big in Soo

October 18, 2014

Bismarck goalie Alex Bitsakis picked up his first shutout of the season, making 33 saves in a 3-0 win over Austin.

Springfield 2 @ Michigan 5 – Cam Jorgensen scored twice to lead the Warriors to a 5-2 home win over the Jr. Blues. Each team scored in the opening period with Jorgensen lighting the lamp for Michigan and Michael Crowley scoring for the Springfield Jr. Blues. After the Jr. Blues took a 2-1 lead early in the 2nd period on a goal from Kyle Meeh, it was all Warriors as they scored four unanswered goals from Garrison Sanipass, Andrew Barbeau, Alex Berardinelli and a highlight reel goal from Jorgensen. Ryan Wischow made 31 saves in the win. Boxscore

Janesville 9 @ Soo 1 – Zach Lavelle had four points and 9 Jets players had multi-point games as Janesville beat the Eagles, 9-1. It was a dominating performance for the Jets from start to finish as they got the scoring going early in the 1st period with a goal from Kyle Patava. Lavalle, Brandon Schultz, Nils Rygaard and Adam Winborg all added goals in the 2nd period to make it 5-0. Lavalle, Winborg and Patava would all score again in the 3rd period along with a goal from Nicolas Erb-Ekholm. Denver Pierce had the lone goal for the Eagles, which came with under four minutes to go, spoiling the shutout bid of Matt Jurusik, who made 17 saves. Boxscore

Austin 0 @ Bismarck 3 – In front of over 1,300 fans, Bobcats goalie Alex Bitsakis stopped all 33 shots that came his way for his first shutout of the season as Bismarck blanked Austin, 3-0. After a scoreless 1st period, the Bobcats got on the board in the 2nd period with a power play goal from Harrison Aide. Another power play goal from Matt Perry early in the 3rd period made it 2-0 and Evan Giesler made it a 3-0 final with a late 3rd period shorthanded and empty-net goal. Jake Kielly took the loss in goal for Austin, making 25 saves. Boxscore

Odessa 5 @ Wichita Falls 8 – Evan Okeley had a three-point night and Nikita Litviak scored twice as the Wildcats scored three goals in the 3rd period to outlast the Jackalopes, 8-5. In a wild back and forth game, neither team could gain an advantage. Odessa goals came from Jesse Junttila, Chad Guderian, Hampus Sjodahl in the 1st period, Derek Brown in the 2nd period and Christian Hausinger in the 3rd period. The Wildcats got two goals from Litviak and others from Colin Staub, Alex Falconer, Cam Knight, Max Reisinger, Austin Beaulieu and Paul Soubry. Boxscore

Lone Star 1 @ Amarillo 2 – Anton Martinsson made 28 saves as the Bulls got back on track with a 2-1 home win over the Brahmas. The Bulls got started on the right note with two goals in the 1st period on tallies from Tristan Rostagno and a power play goal from Cody Gylling. Lone Star pulled to within 2-1 on a power play goal from Eric Carreras, but that is as close as they would get. TJ Black took the loss for Lone Star, making eight saves. Boxscore

Fairbanks 5 @ Coulee Region 1 – The Ice Dogs scored four times in the 2nd period en route to a 5-1 win in Coulee Region on Friday. Things looked good for the home side after one period as Dominik Florian scored for the Chill to make it 1-0.  Fairbanks responded with four, 2nd period two goals from Yannick Vedel and others from Hans Gorowsky and Jacob Hetz. Ryner Gorowsky added a 3rd period goal. Chase Munroe made 21 saves to pick up his first win in an Ice Dogs uniform. Boxscore

Topeka 3 @ Corpus Christi 4 (OT) – Wes Michaud scored halfway through overtime to lead the IceRays to a 4-3 win at home over the 1st place RoadRunners. Corpus Christi led 1-0 after a 1st period goal from Trevor Heuser. Topeka responded with goals from Will Scherer and Tyler Irvine to take a 2-1 lead. The IceRays answered back with two goals to go up 3-2 early in the 3rd period with tallies form Anthony Cortese and Tanner Lomsnes. The RoadRunners sent the game into extra time with a goal with :31 seconds remaining in regulation with a goal from Shawn Brennan. Boxscore

Minot 4 @ Aberdeen 3 – Chase Springman scored twice as the Minotauros picked up a big divisional road win with a 4-3 win in Aberdeen on Friday. The teams were even 2-2 through two periods as Minot got goals from Quinn Fuchs and Springman, while the Wings got goals from Bjorn Sigurdarson and Tanner Okeson. Minot went up 4-2 in the 3rd period as Springman scored again along with a goal from Alexander Kasitsyn. Sigurdarson scored again to draw the Wings to within 4-3, but Tanner Holmes held the fort the rest of the way with 23 saves. Boxscore

Minnesota Magicians 6 @ Brookings 5 (SO) – Sam Becker had a four-point night as the Magicians edged the Blizzard in a shootout, 6-5. Ryan Sete scored twice for the Blizzard, which included the first and last goals in regulation. Other Blizzard goals came from Garrett Elmore, Beau Michaud and Zach Glienke. The Magicians responded with three, 1st period goals from Kane Durment, Nathan Krusko and Jack Christensen and two 2nd period goals, both from Marc Michaelis. Matt Colford had the shootout winner. Boxscore

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