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Friday Finals: RoadRunners, Wildcats, Bobcats extend win streaks

December 12, 2015

Bismarck goalie Hunter Shepard made 28 saves for his 3rd shutout of the year as the Bobcats beat the Wings, 3-0 on Friday.

Topeka 7 @ Odessa 2 – The RoadRunners stayed hot with their 8th straight win as a big 1st period led them to a 7-2 win in Odessa. Topeka opened up a 4-0 lead in the 1st period with goals from John O’Connor, Yu Hikosaka, Ryan O’Connor and Max Harper. The Jacks tried to respond with two of the next three goals from Hampus Sjodahl and Cooper Zech, but another goal from Harper and others from Marcus Russell and Dominic Lutz cemented the win. Juho Niku made 19 saves in the win. Boxscore

Minot 3 @ MN Magicians 6 – The Minnesota Magicians scored four, 3rd period goals on their way to a 6-3 home win over Minot on Friday. Casey Jerry scored twice for Minnesota including the game’s first goal in the 1st period. Early in the 2nd period, Joe Nathe scored to make it 2-0.  The Minotauros then grabbed a 3-2 lead with three straight goals, including two from Christian Mohs and another from Tyler Jeanson. However, the Magicians stormed back for four goals in just over a four-minute span late in the 3rd period to win. Will Ulrich made 27 saves in the win for Minnesota. Boxscore

Coulee Region 1 @ MN Wilderness 5 – Luke Kania made 19 saves and five different players scored for the Wilderness as they beat the Coulee Region Chill, 5-1 on Friday. After a scoreless 1st period, the Wilderness opened up a 2-0 lead in the 2nd period with goals from Tristan Rostagno and Tyler Cline. The Wilderness scored three more times in the 3rd period with tallies from Aaron Miller, Brian Hurley and Brett Heikkila. Dominik Florian had the lone goal for Coulee Region. Boxscore

Wichita Falls 2 @ Lone Star 1 – Justin Kapelmaster made 24 saves to lead the 1st place Wildcats to a 2-1 win in Lone Star on Friday night. The Wildcats opened the scoring in the 1st period on a goal from Andre Pison. Oskar Andren would answer right back for the Brahmas just three minutes later on the power play, with what would be their lone goal. The game-winner came midway through the 3rd period from Nick Rosa. Corbin Kaczperski made 13 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Bismarck 3 @ Aberdeen 0 – Hunter Shepard stopped all 28 shots that came his way for his 3rd shutout of the season as the Bobcats ran their winning streak to four straight win a 3-0 shutout win on Friday in Aberdeen. After a scoreless 1st period, Joe Tyran scored in the 2nd period, which turned out to be the game-winning goal. The Bobcats added two more goals in the 3rd period from Jared Pike and Alex Strand. Wings goalie Gavin Paczosa made 34 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Amarillo 1 @ Corpus Christi 2 – In a goaltending duel, Dryden McKay picked up his second straight win as he made 27 saves to best 45 saves from Amarillo goalie Anton Martinsson as the IceRays edged the Bulls, 2-1. Amarillo jumped ahead 1-0 with their only goal of the night, which came via the power play in the 1st period from Tyler Hall. The IceRays answered back with a power play goal from Tobias Kircher in the 2nd period. The game-winner came midway through the 3rd period, also via the power play, from Regen Cavanagh. Boxscore

Springfield 3 @ Janesville 4 (SO) – The Jets picked up their first win of the season over the Jr. Blues thanks to a 4-3 win at home Friday night. The Jets had to come from behind to get the game into extra time after the Jr. Blues had taken a 3-1 lead after two periods on goals from Matt Long, Sam Craggs and Kyle Meeh. Cullen Munson had scored the lone goal through two periods for the Jets, who stormed back with 3rd period goals from Roberts Smits and Kip Hoffman. It took 14 combined shooters, but Smits finally ended the game with his shootout winner. Blake Weyrick made 36 saves in the win, while Tommy Nappier made 30 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Fairbanks 4 @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3 – The Ice Dogs fired 58 shots on goal, but needed three goals in the 3rd period to come from behind to beat the Knights, 4-3. The teams were even after one period thanks to a Knights goal from Braden Brown just :31 seconds into the game, which was answered by an Ice Dogs goal from Reggie Lutz just :12 seconds later. The Knights took a 3-1 lead with two, 2nd period goals from Matt Beranek and Carson Knop. Fairbanks stormed back to win with three goals in the 3rd period from Cayden Cahill, Liam Stirtzinger and Aaron McPheters. Gavin Nieto made 24 saves in the win, while Andrey Svistunov made 54 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Johnstown 2 @ Aston 3 – The Rebels got a goal late in the 3rd period from Frank Spellman to defeat the Tomahawks, 3-2 and jump back into a tie for 2nd place in the East Division. After a scoreless 1st period, Aston jumped ahead 2-0 in the 2nd period with goals from Evgeny Yakovlev and Michael Merulla. Johnstown answered with two straight goals from Drew Doyon and Brendan Jaquay in the 3rd period before Spellman’s game winner came with 4:07 left on the clock. Darion Hanson made 18 saves in the win, while Andrew Lindgren made 28 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Kenai River 1 @ New Jersey 7 – After the Brown Bears scored first, it was all Titans after that as they handed Kenai River their 24th straight loss in a 7-1 win on Friday. Cameron Cook opened the scoring for the Brown Bears midway through the 1st period, but the Titans would respond back less than three minutes later with a goal from Keegan Miller. The Titans then scored three goals in the 2nd period and three more in the 3rd period to win going away. Tony DeVito and Jesse Farabee each had two goals and Adam Hascic and Garrett Hallford had the others. Spencer Wright made 31 saves in the win. Boxscore

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