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Friday Finals: RoadRunners roll to another win

November 1, 2014

Aberdeen forward Michael Soucier had a three point night as Aberdeen snapped a their losing skid with a 4-3 shootout win in Minot.

Topeka 6 @ Amarillo 2 – Drew Vogler made 28 saves and the RoadRunners scored the final six goals of the game as they increased their South Division lead with a 6-2 win in Amarillo. Things were looking good for the Bulls after the 1st period as they held a 2-0 lead on goals from Joey DiBenedetto and AJ Duggan. However, the RoadRunners would respond with goals from six straight goals from six different players. Sly Sutter, Mike Gornall, Jasen Fernsler and Sam Rennaker scored in the 2nd period and Cam Strong and Willie Brown added 3rd period goals. Boxscore

Aberdeen 4 @ Minot 3 (SO) – The Wings snapped their losing skid with a 4-3 shootout win in Minot. With the shootout loss point, the Minotauros moved into a tie for 1st place in the Central Division. The majority of the scoring came in the 1st period as the Wings jumped out to a 3-2 lead. Michael Soucier, Tanner Okeson and Michael Heidkamp scored for the Wings. The Minotauros got goals from Christian Mohs and Jacob Dittel. Minot equalized in the 2nd period on a goal from Jared Brandt. The Wings got three goals in the shootout from Soucier, Okeson and Kyle Haak. Boxscore

Coulee Region 4 @ Austin 0 – Adam Carlson stopped all 23 shots that came his way for his second shutout of the season as the Chill went on the road and shutout the Bruins in Austin, 4-0. Newcomer Phil Erickson scored his first career NAHL goal in the 1st period, which turned out to be the game-winner. The Chill added three more goals in the 3rd period from Aussie Miller, Adam Lovick and Garrett Riebling. Vince Marinaro had a pair of assists. Zach Driscoll made 15 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Wichita Falls 3 @ Corpus Christi 1 – Austin Shaw made 24 saves as the Wildcats earned a weekend split with the IceRays and moved back into a 2nd place tie in the South with a 3-1 win on Friday. After a scoreless 1st period the Wildcats jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals from Jeff Baum and Shane Kuzmeski. The IceRays responded late in the 2nd period with their only goal from Nathan Bryer. Cam Knight added a 3rd period power play goal to secure the 3-1 win. Andrew Lindgren made 42 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Michigan 2 @ Springfield 3 (OT) – After a 2nd period scoring barrage, the Jr. Blues won on an overtime goal from Nikita Prishyvalko to defeat the Michigan Warriors, 3-2. After a scoreless 1st period, goals from Kevin Shand and Josh Lammon in the 2nd period put the Jr. Blues ahead 2-0. Michigan equalized with two goals from Mitch Wedding and Zed Dietrich before the period was over to tie the game at 2-2. Jr. Blues goalie Niko Dellamaggorie not made 33 saves in the game, but also assisted on the game-winner. Trevor Gorsuch made 47 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Janesville 1 @ MN Magicians 4 – Chris Amsden continued his hot play with 41 saves as the Magicians stayed hot with a 4-1 win over the Jets on Friday. The Magicians scored twice in each of the first two periods as Brady Heppner and Matt Colford scored in the 1st period and Tony Uglem and Sam Becker added 2nd period goals. Janesville got on the board midway through the 3rd period as Brandon Schultz scored a power play goal. Matt Jurusik made 22 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Bismarck 1 @ Brookings 2 – In a game that featured very tight defense and goals that were at a premium, the Blizzard got a goal with :28 seconds remaining in regulation from Viktor Lindell in a 2-1 home win over the Bismarck Bobcats. After a scoreless 1st period, the Blizzard put themselves up 1-0 on a 2nd period goal from Joe Nathe. The Bobcats equalized early in the 3rd period on a power play goal from JM Piotrowski, which set up Lindell’s heroics late in the 3rd period. Eric Hancock made 16 saves in the win. Boxscore

Kenai River 3 @ Wenatchee 2 – The Brown Bears came back from a 2-0 deficit and scored two, 3rd period goals on their way to a 3-2 road win in Wenatchee. Things were looking good for the home side as Wenatchee jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a 1st period goal from Brendan Harris and a 2nd period goal from Colin Burston. However, the Brown Bears fought their way back with a goal late in the 2nd period from Joey Sardina to cut the lead to 2-1. Kenai River tied the game on a goal from Ryan Muere, who scored in his first career NAHL game and got the game-winner from Joseph Kaszupski with less than four minutes remaining. Boxscore

MN Wilderness 3 @ Fairbanks 4 (SO) – The Ice Dogs jumped out to a 3-0 lead only to see the Wilderness claw back to tie the game, but then Fairbanks would take the shootout to earn the extra point and keep their winning streak alive. Fairbanks was up 3-0 early in the 2nd period with goals from Ryner Gorowsky, Todd Burgess and Yannick Vedel. The Wilderness responded with goals from Brett Heikkila in the 2nd period and two goals from Darian Romanko in the 3rd period. Fairbanks forward Ethan Somoza had the shootout winner. Boxscore

Johnstown 5 @ Soo 3 – Four, 3rd period goals and a 44-23 shots advantage, gave the Tomahawks a 5-3 road win in Soo Friday night. Dakota Menslage had two of the four goals in the 3rd period. The Eagles led 2-1 after the 1st period on goals from Mitch Vanderburg and Nick Belger. Luke Lynch had the lone Johnstown goal. In the 3rd period, Menslage scored twice and other goals came from Ryan Bochert and Trevor Recktenwald. Brad Pung had the other goal for the Eagles. Boxscore 

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