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Friday Finals: Wild snap Ice Dogs' win streak

November 15, 2014

Austin Heakins scored twice including the game-winner with .5 seconds remaining as Aberdeen beat Brookings 3-2 on Friday.

Soo 2 @ Johnstown 5 – On the heels of five, 2nd period goals, the Johnstown Tomahawks picked up a 5-2 home win over the Soo Eagles on Friday. The Eagles took a 1-0 lead in the 1st period on a goal from John O’Connor. The Tomahawks responded with five goals from five different players in the 2nd period including Casey Linkenheld, Zac Robbins, Joe Drabin, Jake Houston and Trevor Recktenwald. Nick Belger had the other goal for the Eagles. Ryan Bednard made 24 saves in the win. Boxscore

Wenatchee 6 @ Fairbanks 3 – Mitch Demario had a three-point night including two goals and Jake Ahlgren also scored twice as the Wild snapped the Ice Dogs’ 10-game winning streak with a 6-3 win in Fairbanks. Things were all square at 2-2 after two periods as John Teets and Todd Burgess scored for Fairbanks and Demario and Ahlgren scored for Wenatchee. The Wild added their next four goals in the 3rd period including another from Demario and Ahlgren and others from Stevie Bryant and Chris Jones. Hans Gorowsky had the other goal for Fairbanks. Boxscore

Rio Grande Valley 1 @ Lone Star 2 – In a tight defensive game, AJ Vanderbeck’s goal with less than five minutes remaining was the difference as the Brahmas kept their hot streak going with a 2-1 home win over the Killer Bees. The game was scoreless until the 3rd period as the Killer Bees scored first thanks to a goal from Parker Wood. Anton Santesson would answer a few minutes later for the Brahmas to tie the game at 1-1 and Vanderbeck scored the game-winner with 4:29 remaining in the game. TJ Black made 19 saves in the win. Boxscore

Topeka 1 @ Springfield 2 (SO) – The Jr. Blues picked up a big 2-1 home win over the RoadRunners on Friday thanks to 43 saves from Dryden McKay. McKay not only was great through regulation and overtime, but also stopped all five shooters in the shootout as Lester Lancaster scored the lone shootout goal for Springfield. Josh Lammon had the lone goal in regulation for the Jr. Blues, while Tyler Irvine scored for the RoadRunners. Topeka goalie Drew Vogler made 31 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Michigan 1 @ Coulee Region 2 (SO) – Richard Zehnal scored the shootout winner as the Chill edged the Warriors 2-1 in La Crosse on Friday night. Adam Lovick scored the lone regulation goal for the Chill, which came just 1:27 into the game. Michigan tied the game at 1-1 early in the 3rd period as Colin Horton scored. In the shootout, Alex Berardinelli gave the Warriors an early advantage, but Lovick and Zehnal scored later for the Chill. Adam Carlson made 22 saves in the win, while Ryan Wischow took the loss, making 40 saves. Boxscore

Austin 2 @ Janesville 1 – The Bruins moved back into a 1st place tie in the Central Division with a 2-1 win in Janesville thanks to a late 3rd period goal from Josh Wilkins. The Jets took a 1-0 lead late in the 2nd period thanks to a power play goal from Dan Kucerovy. The Bruins responded with two goals in the 3rd period from Zach Kennedy and Wilkins, whose game-winner came with just :34 seconds remaining in regulation. Jake Kielly made 18 saves in the win, while Jared Rutledge made 33 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Aberdeen 3 @ Brookings 2 – Austin Heakins scored his second goal of the game with just 0.5 seconds remaining in regulation to give the Wings a 3-2 road win in Brookings. The Blizzard got on the board first as Mike Sauer scored a 1st period goal. Michael Soucier answered in the 2nd period for Aberdeen to tie the game at 1-1. In the 3rd period, Joey Lindberg put the Blizzard ahead 2-1 with a goal, but Heakins answered back less than two minutes later to tie the game at 2-2. Heakins’ game-winner came on a redirection in front on a nice pass from Colin O’Neill. Andrew Shortridge made 17 saves in the win. Boxscore

MN Wilderness 1 @ Minot 0 – A late 1st period, shorthanded goal from Dan Litchke stood up as the only goal of the game and the game-winner as the Wilderness shutout the Minotauros, 1-0. Wilderness goalie Brock Kautz stopped all 26 shots that came his way for his second shutout of the season. Atte Tolvanen made 30 saves in the loss. Litchke created a turnover at his own blueline and raced in on a breakaway, scoring an unassisted goal. Boxscore

 MN Magicians 2 @ Kenai River 4 – Ben Campbell scored twice as the Brown Bears doubled up the Magicians on Friday, 4-2. The scoring began early as each team scored twice in the opening period. Campbell and Maurin Bouvet lit the lamp for the Brown Bears, while Lukas Laub and Thomas Delaney scored for the Magicians. After a scoreless 2nd period, Kenai River added two goals in the 3rd period from Campbell and the game-winner from Austin Chavez, which came on the power play. Alec Derks made 21 saves in the win. Boxscore

 
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