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Saturday Scores: Soo, Janesville in control in North

April 12, 2015

Adam Carlson (top) and Jake Kupsky (bottom) led their respective clubs to 2-0 leads in their series thanks to more great goaltending on Saturday night.

Midwest Division Semi-Finals (Coulee Region leads series, 2-0)
Game 2: Coulee Region 3 @ MN Wilderness 1
Chill goalie Adam Carlson was the difference in the game, as the Mercyhurst-bound netminder made 35 saves in a 3-1 win, as the Chill grabbed a commanding 2-0 lead in the series and are headed home for the next game. After a scoreless 1st period, the Chill got the scoring started early in the 2nd period as Richard Zehnal scored his first playoff goal. Later in the period, Ian Mansfield answered back for the Wilderness to make it 1-1. In the 3rd period the Chill got goals from Kevin Shand and Adam Lovick in less than a three-minute span to grab a 3-1 lead, which they would hand on to the remainder of the game. Ryan Anderson made 15 saves in the Wilderness loss as the series now shifts to Coulee Region for Game 3. Boxscore
 
Midwest Division Semi-Finals (Fairbanks leads series, 2-0)
Game 2: MN Magicians 0 @ Fairbanks 4
Patrick Munson stopped all 25 shots that came his way as the Ice Dogs grabbed a 2-0 series lead thanks to a 4-0 win in Game 2 in Fairbanks on Saturday. The Ice Dogs got off to a fast start as they scored three times in the opening 12 minutes of the game. Jacob Hetz scored a power play goal and Todd Burgess and Chandler Madry added the other goals. Hans Gorowsky added a 2nd period goal to complete the scoring as the Ice Dogs outshot the Magicians, 42-25. Jesper Ohrvall and Ethan Somoza both had a pair of assists during the game. Minnesota goalie Vaughan Ahrens made 38 saves in the loss and has faced 105 shots in the two games thus far. Boxscore
 
North Division Semi-Finals (Janesville leads series, 2-0)
Game 2: Michigan 2 @ Janesville 6
The Jets blew a tight game open in the 2nd period with five goals as they grabbed a commanding 2-0 series lead against the Warriors with a 6-2 win in Game 2. Michigan led 1-0 after the 1st period as Garrison Sanipass scored a goal in the 1st period. The 2nd period was all Jets. Janesville took a 2-1 lead with early goals from Dan Kucerovy and Grant Hutton. Michigan tied the game briefly with a power play goal from Alex Berardinelli, but the Jets managed three more goals in the next five minutes as Adam Winborg scored the eventual game-winner on the power play, Kucerovy added his second of the game and Brandon Schultz also scored. Zach LaValle would complete the scoring in the 3rd period with a power play goal. Matt Jurusik made 27 saves in the win, while Ryan Wischow took the loss, making 31 saves. Boxscore
 
North Division Semi-Finals (Soo leads series, 2-0)
Game 2: Soo 1 @ Keystone 0 (OT)
In a classic playoff goaltending duel, Soo Eagles goalie Chad Catt bested Keystone Ice Miners goalie Nick Kossoff thanks to a 32-save shutout as the Eagles grabbed a commanding 2-0 lead with a 1-0 overtime win in Game 2 on Saturday. The game featured just three minor penalties as neither team nor goalie yielding anything through regulation.  However, it did not take long for the game-winner to emerge in overtime as Trevor Cope skated his way through the Keystone defense and let go a shot from the slot that got past a screened Kossoff for the overtime-winner. Sandis Zolmanis and Dan Weaver picked up assists on the winner. Kossoff played well in the loss, making 20 saves. The Eagles are now up 2-0 as the best of five series heads to the Soo. Boxscore

South Division Semi-Finals (Lone Star leads series, 2-0)
Game 2: Wenatchee 1 @ Lone Star 2
For the second straight game, the Brahmas captured a 2-1 win and grabbed a 2-0 series lead against the Wild in the South Division Semi-Finals. Jake Kupsky stole the show for the Brahmas, making 28 saves in the win. Lone Star jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 1st period on a power play goal from Anton Santesson. The lead would increase to 2-0 in the 2nd period as Sebastian Vidmar added a goal late in the period, which would prove to be the game-winner. Ryan Gotelaere got the Wild on the board early in the 3rd period with a power play goal, but it would be as close as the Wild would get. Ludvig Larsson picked up assists on both Brahmas goals. Michael Bullion picked up the loss in goal for the Wild, making 13 saves. Boxscore
 
South Division Semi-Finals (Series tied, 1-1)
Game 2: Wichita Falls 7 @ Topeka 0
It was a dominating performance from start to finish as the Wildcats evened up their series with the RoadRunners, grabbing home ice advantage as they defeated Topeka 7-0 on Saturday night. Austin Shaw got the start and posted a 23-save shutout as the Wildcats outshot the RoadRunners, 42-23. The first goal and eventual game-winner came in the 1st period as Nikita Litviak scored. The lead increased to 3-0 in the 2nd period as Shane Kuzmeski scored twice for the Wildcats.  In the 3rd period, the Wildcats did not let off the gas pedal as goals from Nick Farmer and Max Reisinger made it 5-0 and chased starting goalie Matej Tomek from the net.  Kevin Charyszyn and Jonathan Lazarus added two more goals to make the final 7-0. Tomek took the loss, finishing with 22 saves and Drew Vogler made 13 saves in a relief appearance. Boxscore
 
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