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Friday Finals: Miller's big night paces Bruins to shutout win

January 16, 2016

Ashton Calder scored twice as the Minnesota Wilderness picked up a 6-0 win in Kenai River on Friday.

Brookings 0 @ Austin 7 – Jade Miller scored four goals to lead the Austin Bruins to a 7-0 shutout win at home over the Blizzard. It was all Bruins from the start as they jumped out to an early lead with three, 1st period goals including two from Miller and another from Evan Cholak. Miller recorded his hat-trick with the lone goal in the 2nd period to make it 4-0. Then Miller added his 4th goal early in the 3rd period to make it 5-0.  A late power play netted two more goals for Austin from Michael Piehler and another from Cholak. Kris Carlson made 29 saves in his 3rd shutout of the season. Boxscore

Aberdeen 1 @ Bismarck 5 – The Bobcats broke open a 1-1 tie late in the 2nd period and went onto score the final four goals of the game to beat the Wings, 5-1. Alex Strand opened the scoring for Bismarck in the 1st period. The Wings tied the game early in the 2nd period with a power play goal from Tanner Okeson. Newcomer Frankie Melton then gave the Bobcats the lead for good with a goal late in the 2nd period. The Bobcats blew the game open in the 3rd period with three goals, including another from Strand and others from Jared Pike and Parker Mismash. Hunter Shepard made 30 saves in the win, while Peter Thome made 27 saves in the loss. Boxscore

MN Magicians 2 @ Minot 3 – Christian Mohs scored twice to lead the Minotauros to a 3-2 home win over the Magicians. It was the Magicians who took the lead thanks to two 1st period goals from Casey Jerry and Pierce Crawford. Mohs had the lone goal for Minot in the opening frame. Minot tied the game at 2-2 thanks to a 2nd period goal from Troy Delger. Mohs then scored the game-winner with just 1:30 remaining in regulation. Lucas Murray made 22 saves in the win, while Daniil Gerasimov made 28 saves in the loss. Boxscore

MN Wilderness 6 @ Kenai River 0 – It was all Wilderness as they spoiled the Brown Bears coaching debut of Jeff Worlton with a 6-0 win in Kenai River. The Wilderness took a 1-0 lead with a 1st period goal from Jacob Tinker. The lead swelled to 3-0 with two 2nd period goals from Ashton Calder and Connor Bucsis. In the 3rd period, Calder and Bucsis both added their second goals of the game and Isak Bergland also scored to make the final 6-0. Chase Munroe made 15 saves for his second shutout of the season. Boxscore

Springfield 2 @ Fairbanks 3 – Fairbanks came from behind to post a 3-2 home win over the Jr. Blues on Friday. After a scoreless 1st period, Fairbanks took a 1-0 lead with a goal from Todd Burgess. The Jr. Blues then scored back-to-back goals from Erich Fear and Trevor Stone to take a 2-1 lead. Late in the 2nd period, the Ice Dogs would tie the game with a power play goal from Reggie Lutz.  Late in the 3rd period with just 2:32 to go in regulation, Ryner Gorowsky scored a power play goal, which would stand as the game-winner. Gavin Nieto made 23 saves in the win, while Tommy Nappier made 36 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Corpus Christi 5 @ Lone Star 2 – Four, 3rd period goals led the IceRays to a 5-2 win in Lone Star on Friday night as Carter Johnson led the way with two goals. It was the Brahmas who jumped out to a 1-0 lead with a 1st period goal from Alex Berardinelli. The IceRays scored three straight goals from Regen Cavanagh, Brad Power and Cody Lichtenvoort to take a 3-1 lead. The Brahmas cut the lead to 3-2 with a shorthanded goal in the 3rd period from Berardinelli, but then Johnson added both his goals late in the period to secure the win. Graham Hunt made 17 saves in the win. Boxscore

Odessa 3 @ Topeka 4 – On the strength of three, 2nd period goals, the RoadRunners came from behind to beat the Jackalopes, 4-3 in Josh Kamrass’ head coaching debut for Topeka. Odessa led 2-0 after one period thanks to goals from Hampus Sjodahl and Gray Marr. Topeka stormed back in the 2nd period with three goals in a three-minute span including two from Dominic Lutz and another from Marcus Russell. Odessa tied the game at 3-3 late in the 2nd period with a goal from Eric Carreras. The game-winner for Topeka came early in the 3rd period of the stick of Cam Strong. Tyler Johnson made 34 saves in the win, while Dean Shatzer made 23 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Wichita Falls 4 @ Amarillo 1 – The Wildcats pumped 53 shots on goal and scored four unanswered goals in a 4-1 road win in Amarillo. The Bulls opened the scoring just three minutes into the game with a goal from Joey Molinaro. The Wildcats would answer late in the period with a goal from Holden Cronin. In the 2nd period, the Wildcats would grab their first lead of the night as Garrett VanWyhe would score what would be the eventual game-winning goal. The Wildcats added two goals early in the 3rd period from Adam Goodsir and another from Cronin to secure the 4-1 win. Julian Sime made 34 saves in the win, while Anton Martinsson made 49 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Coulee Region 1 @ Janesville 4 – The Jets jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the 1st period and never looked back as they picked up a 4-1 home win over the Chill. The Jets took a 3-0 lead in the 1st period with three goals in a 10-minute span with tallied from Adrian Holesinsky, Peter Bates and Kip Hoffman. The Chill got their lone goal in the 2nd period off the stick of Matt Doran. Dawson DiPietro added a late 3rd period goal to secure the 4-1 win. Blake Weyrick made 21 saves in the win, while Matiss Kivlenieks made 27 saves in the loss. Boxscore

New Jersey 4 @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1 – Harrison Feeney made 39 saves to lead the Titans to a 4-1 win in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Friday to take over sole possession of 1st place in the East. New Jersey jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the 1st period with three goals in a seven-minute span from Andrew Durham, Victor Ostling and Jesse Farabee. The Knights got their lone goal in the 2nd period off the stick of Paul Maust. Keegan Miller added a 3rd period goal to complete the scoring. Knights goalie Grant Valentine made 31 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Johnstown 5 @ Aston 2 – Four, 2nd period goals led the Tomahawks to a 5-2 road win in Aston on Friday night. After a scoreless 1st period, Johnstown exploded for four goals in the 2nd period from Niko Coffman, Tommy Horn, Zak Galambos and Kelly O’Brien. Aston goals in the period came from Evgeny Yakovlev and Drew Blackmun. Brendan Jaquay added a 3rd period goal for the Tomahawks to complete the scoring. Andrew Lindgren made 23 saves in the win, while Darion Hanson took the loss, making 16 saves. Boxscore

 
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