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Friday Finals: Jets continue to pace North with shutout

December 13, 2014

Michigan 3 @ Soo 4 (OT) – Trevor Cope scored late in overtime to lead the Eagles to a 4-3 overtime win at home over Michigan. The Warriors led 2-1 after an active 1st period on goals by Anthony Parrucci and Colin Horton. Sandis Zolmanis had the lone Soo goal. The Eagles briefly tied the game in the 2nd period on a goal from Brad Pung. Michigan regained the lead with a goal from Dalton Skelly. Nick Keck tied things up again with a goal early in the 3rd period. Sean Keating made 33 saves in the win, while Hunter Vorva took the loss, making 42 saves. Boxscore

Keystone 0 @ Janesville 3 – Matt Jurusik stopped all 22 shots that came his way for his first career NAHL shutout as the 1st place Jets stayed hot with a 3-0 home win over the Ice Miners. Zach Lavalle scored in the 1st period for Janesville on what was the eventual game-winning goal. Adam Winborg and Mitch Fossier added 3rd period goals. Alex Blankenburg made 26 saves in the loss for Keystone. Boxscore

Wichita Falls 3 @ Rio Grande Valley 1 – The Wildcats stayed hot and kept pace with the leaders in the South thanks to a 3-1 road win over the Killer Bees. Austin Beaulieu scored twice for the Wildcats including power play goals in the 1st and 2nd periods. Tommy Apap added the other goal for Wichita Falls. Colin Staub assisted on all three goals for the Wildcats. Stathis Soumelidis scored the lone goal for the Killer Bees, which came late in the 1st period. Wildcats goalie David Zevnik made 24 saves in the win. Boxscore

MN Magicians 1 @ Austin 2 – Thanks to 27 saves from Jake Kielly the Austin Bruins won their 5th straight game to keep pace atop of the Central Division with a close 2-1 win over the visiting Magicians. After a scoreless 1st period, Minnesota jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a goal from Brady Jones early in the 2nd period. Austin answered with two goals from Alex Pettersson. The first came later in the 2nd period and the game-winner came midway through the 3rd period. Chris Amsden made 32 saves in the loss for the Magicians. Boxscore

Amarillo 2 @ Corpus Christi 3 (OT) – Anthony Cortese scored with :01 second remaining in overtime to give the IceRays a 3-2 win and weekend home sweep of the Bulls. Things looked good for the Bulls early as they jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals from Will Harrison and Joey DiBenedetto. The IceRays responded with goals from Ryan Cusin and Connor Bucsis to get the game to overtime, where Cortese put home the game-winner off a rebound. Andrew Lindgren made 26 saves in the win, while Jacob Weatherly made 33 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Johnstown 1 @ Springfield 2 – Niko Dellamaggorie made 25 saves to lead the Jr. Blues to a big North Division win as they edged the Tomahawks 2-1. Johnstown jumped out to a 1-0 lead nine minutes into the game with a power play goal from Luke Lynch. The Jr. Blues answered back late in the 1st period on a goal from Tyler Funk. The game-winner came late in the 3rd period off the stick of Jason Dhooghe. Tomahawks goalie Ryan Bednard made 31 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Wenatchee 0 @ Topeka 3 – RoadRunners goalie Matej Tomek stopped all 24 shots that came his way for his league-leading 5th shutout of the season as Topeka blanked Wenatchee, 3-0. Sam Rennaker scored a pair of power play goals, including the game-winner, which came late in the 1st period and another late in the 3rd period. Dominic Lutz also scored for the win in Topeka. Jasen Fernsler picked up two assists for the RoadRunners. Wenatchee goalie Michael Bullion made 22 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Bismarck 5 @ Aberdeen 4 – Bismarck continued their climb up the Central standings with a 5-4 win in Aberdeen on Friday night. Most of the game was controlled by the Bobcats as they jumped out to a 5-1 lead midway through the 3rd period. Five different players scored for Bismarck including Tanner Salsberry, Evan Giesler, Victor Ostling, Harrison Aide and Jared Turcotte. Victor Ostling had the lone goal for the Wings until late in the 3rd period when Aberdeen scored three goals in a final three minutes to make it close as Austin Heakins, Tucker DeYoung and Michael Soucier scored. Boxscore

Odessa 1 @ Lone Star 5 – The Brahmas stayed hot with a 5-1 home win over the Jackalopes. After a scoreless 1st period, goals from Alexey Solovyev and Eric Carreras put the Brahmas ahead 2-0. Odessa answered late in the 2nd period with their lone goal, which came from Hampus Sjodahl. The Brahmas put the game away in the 3rd period with three goals, which came from Oskar Andren, AJ Vanderbeck and Anton Santesson. Brahmas goalie TJ Black had to make just 10 saves in the win. Boxscore

Brookings 0 @ Minot 2 – In a low scoring game, in which both teams struggled to find any offense, the Minotauros stayed tied for 1st place in the Central Division thanks to a 2-0 shutout of the visiting Blizzard. Max Mettler scored the first and game-winning goal for Minot, which came early in the 2nd period. James Mathias added a late 3rd period goal. Atte Tolvanen made 22 saves for his second shutout of the season. Boxscore

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