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Friday Finals: Bulls ride Martinsson to another win

December 19, 2015

Tucker DeYoung scored twice to help Aberdeen to a 4-1 win on Friday over Brookings.

Corpus Christi 1 @ Amarillo 3 – Anton Martinsson was his usual stingy self as the netminder made 41 saves to lead the Bulls to a 3-1 home win over the IceRays. Amarillo was boosted by a strong start as 1st period goals from Liam Ferguson and Johan Lundgren put Amarillo ahead, 2-0. After a scoreless 2nd period, the Bulls took a 3-0 lead in the 3rd period with a goal from Brady Crabtree. Martinsson’s shutout bid was spoiled late in the game with the lone IceRays goal, which came from a power play goal from Brendan Miller. IceRays goalie Graham Hunt made 35 saves in the loss. Boxscore

 Fairbanks 3 @ New Jersey 1 – Three, 1st period goals was enough for the Ice Dogs to beat the Titans on road on Friday by a score of 3-1. Fairbanks wasted no time in getting going as goals from Todd Burgess and Ryner Gorowsky in the opening 11 minutes put the Ice Dogs ahead, 2-0. New Jersey responded with their lone goal of the night, which game shorthanded from Andrew Durham. Just :52 seconds after the Durham goal, Fairbanks scored their final goal, which came from Josef Ingman. Ice Dogs goalie Gavin Nieto did the rest, making 22 saves in the win. Spencer Wright made 27 saves in the Titans loss. Boxscore

Kenai River 1 @ Aston 4 – The Rebels fought off a slow start and scored three, 2nd period goals on their way to a 4-1 home win over the Brown Bears. Kenai River took a 1-0 lead with a goal from Cameron Cook in the final second of the 1st period. The Rebels responded with three, 2nd period goals from Dean Balsamo, Brennan Kapcheck and Frank Spellman in a four-minute span. Kristofers Bindulis added a 3rd period insurance goal. Rebels goalie Darion Hanson made 24 saves in the win, while Brown Bears goalie Nick Nast had 40 saves in the loss. Boxscore

MN Magicians 1 @ Coulee Region 2 (SO) – In a goaltending duel it was Hunter Vorva’s 30 saves, which bested Will Ulrich’s 40 saves as the Chill edged the Magicians in a shootout, 2-1. The Chill got their lone goal in regulation via the power play in the 2nd period from Jackson Charlesworth. The Magicians responded with a goal early in the 3rd period from Brady Heppner. In the shootout, Coulee Region’s Niko Luka was the final shooter and converted on his chance for the win. Boxscore

MN Wilderness 2 @ Austin 1 – In a tight defensive game that featured stingy goaltending, it was Wilderness goalie Luka Kania’s 21 saves that led the Wilderness to a 2-1 win in Austin on Friday. The game was scoreless through two periods, but early in the 3rd period, the Wilderness broke through with goals from Jack Forbort and Aaron Miller. Austin got their goal with 1:49 remaining in the game from Jan Stefka, but could not find the equalizer. Austin goalie Kris Carlson played well in the loss, making 36 saves. Boxscore

Topeka 6 @ Springfield 3 – Topeka won their 10th straight game as three, 3rd period goals were the difference in a 6-3 win at Springfield on Friday. The game was even at 3-3 through two periods of play as Quinn Preston, Dominic Lutz and Sami Tavernier scored for the RoadRunners and Trevor Stone, Cam Craggs and Matt Long answered for the Jr. Blues. In the 3rd period, Topeka put the game away with three goals from Tyler Hayes, JB Baker and Marcus Russell. Juho Niku made 23 saves in the win, while Tommy Nappier made 28 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Lone Star Brahmas 3 @ Wichita Falls Wildcats 2 (OT) – In an even match-up it was the Brahmas who picked up their second straight win in as many days against the Wildcats as Cameron Clarke scored halfway through overtime to lift them to a 3-2 win. After a scoreless 1st period, each team scored once in the 2nd and 3rd periods as Cody Wickline and Bud Madej scored for Lone Star and Austin Albrecht and Aleksi Pikola answered for the Wildcats. In the OT, Clarke’s shot got through the glove of goalie Julian Sime for the game-winner. Sime replaced starting goalie Justin Kapelmaster, who was injured halfway through the game. Corbin Kaczperski made 23 saves in the win, while Sime made 13 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Brookings 1 @ Aberdeen 4  - Tucker DeYoung scored twice and Gavin Paczosa made 34 saves as the Wings picked up a 4-1 home win over the Blizzard. Both of DeYoung’s goals came in the 1st period as Aberdeen jumped out to a 2-0 lead. Brookings drew the score to 2-1 with their lone goal, which came in the 2nd period from Logan Rivard. However, two more goals in the 3rd period from Jake Leitner and Austin Heakins secured the win for the Wings. Magnus Lindhe took the loss in goal for the Blizzard making 17 saves. Boxscore

Bismarck 2 @ Minot 4 – Thanks to a big 2nd period, the Minotauros snapped the Bobcats winning streak with a 4-2 home win on Friday. After a scoreless 1st period, the Minotauros jumped ahead 3-0, which included two, 2nd period goals from Jacob Dittel and Derek Frentz, and a goal early in the 3rd period from Austin Martinsen. The Bobcats tried to claw back with goals from Harrison Aide and Travis Wodd, but a penalty shot goal from Frentz late in the 3rd period cemented the win. Lucas Murray picked up the win, making 16 saves, while Hunter Shepard made 21 saves in the loss. Boxscore

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