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Friday Finals: Wings snap skid with road win

December 20, 2014

Minnesota Wilderness goalie Ryan Anderson made 23 saves in a 3-0 shutout of the Soo Eagles on Friday night.

Wichita Falls 3 @ Wenatchee 2 – David Zevnik made 25 saves as the Wildcats stayed hot and moved into a tie for 2nd place in the South with a 3-2 win in Wenatchee. The Wildcats took a 1-0 lead in the 1st period on a goal from Paul Soubry. Wenatchee would answer a 2nd period goal from Tyler Rockwell. The Wildcats went ahead 3-1 with two straight goals from Colin Staub and Kontstantin Chernyuk. The Wild got a 3rd period goal from Dakota Raabe, but could not find the equalizer. Boxscore

Aberdeen 5 @ Brookings 3 – The Wings scored three goals in the 3rd period to come from behind to defeat Brookings 5-3 to snap their losing skid. Things were looking good for the Blizzard as they had leads of 2-0 and 3-2 thanks to goals from Ryan Sete, Colton Schmidt and Beau Michaud. However, the Wings responded with a big night from Tanner Okeson, who had two goals, including the game-winner. Ronnie Hein, Kyle Haak and Austin Heakins also scored for the Wings. Boxscore

Soo 0 @ MN Wilderness 3 – Ryan Anderson stopped all 23 shots that came his way for his 4th shutout of the season as the Wilderness stayed hot with a 3-0 shutout of the Soo Eagles. The Wilderness scored once in each period with Darian Romanko scoring a 1st period power play goal, Billy Exell added a 2nd period power play goal and Alex Toscano scored a 3rd period empty-netter. Aaron Miller had two assists in the win. Soo goalie Sean Keating played well in the loss, making 36 saves. Boxscore

Lone Star 1 @ Amarillo 2 (OT) – The Bulls picked up a big win thanks to an overtime goal with :27 seconds remaining from Jesper Synnelius. Lone Star jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 1st period on a goal from AJ Vanderbeck. The Bulls used some late-game heroics to tie things as with 1:26 remaining in the 3rd period, Will Harrison scored to tie the game. Synnelius scored his first goal of the season as he fired a shot that went just under the crossbar. Jacob Weatherly made 28 saves in the win. TJ Black made 29 saves in the Brahmas loss. Boxscore

Keystone 1 @ Johnstown 5 – Ryan Bednard made 19 saves as the Tomahawks picked up a 5-1 win over the Ice Miners. Luke Lynch scored first for Johnstown, which triggered the annual Johnstown Teddy Bear Toss. Keystone tied the game 4:33 into the 2nd period, as Taylor Fernandez deflected the puck into the net. Ian Spencer regained the lead with a nice slap shot goal. In the 3rd period, Lynch picked up his second of the game along with other goals from Cam Bleck and Tanner Barnes to complete the scoring.

Springfield 0 @ Coulee Region 5 – Chill goalie Adam Carlson stopped all 28 shots that came his way for his 3rd shutout of the season as Coulee Region stayed hot with a 5-0 win over the Jr. Blues. The Chill got a 1st period goal from Garrett Riebling, which ended up being the game-winner. Coulee Region broke open the game with three, 2nd period goals from Blake Kelley, Adam Lovick and Richard Zehnal. Lovick added his second goal of the game with the lone 3rd period goal. Dryden McKay made 25 saves in the Jr. Blues loss. Boxscore

Michigan 1 @ Janesville 6 – Adam Winborg had a four-point night, including two goals and Evan Feno added three assists as the Jets increased their North Division lead with a 6-1 home win over Michigan. It took the Jets just 10 minutes in the opening period to jump out to a 3-0 lead on goals from Alex Smith, Rob Marsanico and Winborg. Michigan cut the lead to 3-1 with a power play goal in the 2nd period from Mitch Wedding, but that would be all as the Jets scored three more times, including another from Winborg and 3rd period goals from Brandon Schultz and Nils Rygaard. Matt Jurusik picked up 22 saves in the win. Boxscore

MN Magicians 1 @ Austin 6 – The Bruins scored twice in each period in a 6-1 home win over the Magicians. Six different players scored for Austin, which included 1st period goals from Ian Scheid and Josh Wilkins. Lukas Laub scored the lone Magicians goal, which made the score 2-1 after the 1st period. Aharon Lara scored his first NAHL goal to put the Bruins ahead 3-1 and Trevor Boyd added the other 2nd period goal to make the score 4-1. Zack Kennedy and Jake Arroyo added 3rd period goals. Goalie Jake Kielly had to make just 16 saves in the win. Boxscore

Rio Grande Valley 3 @ Odessa 2 – Guy Roby scored with two minutes remaining in regulation as the Killer Bees came from behind to defeat the Jackalopes, 3-2 in Odessa. Odessa jumped out to a 2-1 lead in the 1st period on goals from Corey Hoffman and Chad Guderian. Logan Wendling had the lone Killer Bees goal in the 1st period. Kyle Stephan added a 2nd period goal, setting up Roby’s game-winner in the 3rd period. Wendling assisted on the other two Killer Bees goals after his opening goal in the 1st period. Ben Johansson made 25 saves in the win, while Tanner Creel took the loss, making 24 saves in his first NAHL start. Boxscore

Bismarck 0 @ Minot 5 – Atte Tolvanen had to make just 17 saves for his 3rd shutout of the season as the Minotauros stayed atop the Central Division with a 5-0 home shutout of the Bobcats. After a scoreless 1st period, it was all Minot the rest of the way as Christian Mohs and Max Mettler scored in the 2nd period. Mohs added another in the 3rd period along with goals from John Snodgrass and James Mathias. Alex Bitsakis made 18 saves in the loss. Boxscore

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