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Friday Finals: Wings snap skid with win over 1st place Minot

November 14, 2015

Jack Berry posted his league-leading 4th shutout as New Jersey blanked Aston on Friday, 3-0.

Janesville 4 @ Fairbanks 3 – The Jets came back from a two-goal deficit and scored three goals in the 3rd period to defeat the Fairbanks Ice Dogs, 4-3. Fairbanks jumped out to a 2-1 lead in the 1st period with goals from Reggie Lutz and Logan Coomes. Adam Winborg scored the Jets goal in the opening period. The lead increased to 3-1 for Fairbanks as Ryan Kero scored his first goal of the season. The Jets then stormed back in the 3rd period with three goals in a seven minute span as Zach Solow, Taylor Fernandez and Andrew Roye all scored. Jack LaFontaine picked up the win as he was perfect in a relief appearance, stopping all eight shots in the 3rd period. Gavin Nieto took the loss with 21 saves. Boxscore

Amarillo 1 @ Lone Star 4 – The Brahmas opened up an early lead and never looked back as they continued their dominance over the Bulls with a 4-1 win.  In the 1st period, Kyle Patava opened the scoring with a top-shelf goal over Bulls goalie Anton Martinsson. The lead increased to 2-0 for Lone Star early in the 2nd period as Oskar Andren scored on the power play. The Bulls cut into the lead minutes later as Johan Lundgren’s shot found its way through the legs of Brahmas goalie Conor O’Brien to make it 2-1.  The Brahmas then secured the win with goals from Peter Kessel and Bud Madej. O’Brien made 16 saves in the win, while Martinsson made 23 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Coulee Region 5 @ Kenai River 2 – The Chill picked up an important win as they handed the Brown Bears their 17th straight loss in a 5-2 win on Friday.  After an opening goal from Dylan McArthur for Kenai River, it was all Chill. Dominik Florian answered back in the 1st period to tie the game at 1-1 and then the Chill would scored three goals in the 2nd period to break the game open as Brady Ferner, Michael Wilson and Justin Kendall, who scored his first career NAHL goal. Niko Luka scored early in the 3rd period to make it 5-1 for the Chill before Sam Carlson scored late for the Brown Bears to make the final, 5-2. Hunter Vorva made 21 saves in the win, while Nick Nast made 30 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Austin 4 @ Bismarck 6 – The Bobcats fired 51 shots on goal and got three goals in the 3rd period to come from behind to beat the Bruins, 6-4. Alex Strand had a big night picking up both goals late in the 3rd period to give the Bobcats the win. Bobcats goals came from Tobias Fladeby in the 1st period, Travis Wood and Nick Alexander in the 2nd period and Gianni Brandi and two from Strand in the 3rd period. Meanwhile, the Bruins got two goals from AJ Drobot and others from Jade Miller and Gilbert Gabor. Hunter Shepard made 26 saves in the win, while Kris Carlson made 45 saves in the loss. Boxscore

MN Magicians 6 @ Brookings 3 – The Magicians scored the final five goals of the game to erase a 3-1 deficit and pick up a 6-3 road win in Brookings on Friday. The Magicians opened the scoring with a goal from Casey Jerry, but that was answered with three quick goals from Connor Hutchins, Max Rasberg and Griff Jeszka for the Blizzard to make it 3-1. Pierce Crawford then scored back-to-back goals for the Magicians to tie the game at 3-3. The Magicians then put the game away with goals from Tyler Bump and Lyle Wagner later in the 2nd period and Alex Lambacher in the 3rd period. Will Ulrich made 26 saves in the win. Boxscore

Minot 1 @ Aberdeen 2 – Gavin Paczosa made 37 saves as the Aberdeen Wings snapped their losing streak with a 2-1 home win over division-leading Minot on Friday night. The Wings did their scoring damage early in the 1st period and let Paczosa take over from there. Will Hammer scored a power play goal less than three minutes in and Christopher Murphy added another goal two minutes later to give the Wings a 2-0 lead. That held until the remaining seconds of the 3rd period as Derek Frentz snapped Paczosa’s shutout bid with just :03 seconds to go in regulation. Lucas Murray made 21 saves for Minot in the loss. Boxscore

Topeka 3 @ Wichita Falls 5 – The Wildcats jumped out to a 5-0 lead and then held on for a 5-3 win at home over Topeka. Five different players scored for the Wildcats, which included 1st period goals from Austin Albrecht and Ryan Burnett. The Wildcats made it 5-0 with three, 2nd period goals, which included tallies from Jonathan Lazarus, Max Reisinger and Nikita Litviak. Dominic Lutz tried to spark a comeback in the 3rd period for Topeka as he scored two goals and JB Baker added another, but it would not be enough for the RoadRunners. Justin Kapelmaster made 18 saves in the win, while Juho Niku made 19 saves for the RoadRunners in the loss in his NAHL debut. Boxscore

MN Wilderness 2 @ Springfield 5 – Sam Craggs scored twice and Niko Della Maggorie made 29 saves as the Jr. Blues beat the Wilderness, 5-2 on Friday. Springfield got the scoring started early with a goal from Coale Norris. Minnesota responded with a goal from Casey Gilling to make it 1-1. Craggs then scored back-to-back goals to put the Jr. Blues ahead for good. Brady Tomlak and Brennan Blaszczak added 3rd period goals to put the game away. Ryan Bloom had the other goal for the Wilderness. Boxscore

Corpus Christi 3 @ Odessa 5 – Oliver Celec had three points to lead the Jacks to a 5-3 home win over the IceRays on Friday. Five different players scored for the Jacks in the win, which included a 1st period shorthanded goal from Derek Brown, power play goals in the 2nd period from both Brandon Tucker and Hampus Sjodahl and 3rd period goals from Celec and Cooper Zech. The IceRays got a 2nd period goal from Brad Power and 3rd period goals from Brad LeLievre and Michael Bevilacqua in the 3rd period. Dean Shatzer made 24 saves in the win, while Dryden McKay took the loss with 23 saves. Boxscore

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4 @ Johnstown 3 – For the second straight night, the Knights picked up a road win in Johnstown, as on Friday they jumped out to a 4-0 lead and held off a late Tomahawks attack to win 4-3. The Knights went up 1-0 with a 1st period goal from Dmitriy Zaitsev. The lead increased to 4-0 as the Knights scored three goals in the 2nd period from Stephen Kelly, Tanner Bennett and Braden Brown. Johnstown didn’t quit and scored three goals in the 3rd period from Drew Doyon, Luke Lynch and Filips Buncis, but it would not be enough for the win as Knights goalie Grant Valentine held for fort, making 34 saves. Boxscore

New Jersey 3 @ Aston 0 – New Jersey showed they are still the top dog in the East with a big 3-0 road shutout in Aston on Friday, as Titans goalie Jack Berry stopped all 26 shots that came his way for his league-leading 4th shutout of the season. The game was even through two periods, with neither team able to crack the scoreboard. The eventual game-winner came early in the 3rd period as Victor Ostling scored less than a minute into the 3rd period. Tony DeVito and Andrew Durham would add insurance goals later in the 3rd period. Darion Hanson made 26 saves in the losing effort for the Rebels. Boxscore

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