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Friday Finals: Minotauros back in 1st in see-saw Central

February 13, 2016

Charlie Singerhouse scored twice as Amarillo picked up an 8-5 win over Odessa on Friday.

Minot 3 @ Bismarck 1 – The Minot Minotauros moved back into 1st place in the see-saw Central Division with a 3-1 win in Bismarck on Friday. It was the Bobcats who got on the board first with a power play goal in the 1st period from Jared Pike.  After that, it was all Minotauros. Tyler Jeanson tied the game early in the 2nd period and then midway through the 3rd period James LaDouce scored on the power play. Jeanson added an empty-net goal for his 2nd of the night. Gunner Rivers made 27 saves in the win, while Hunter Shepard made 19 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Odessa 5 @ Amarillo 8 – Charlie Singerhouse and Coale Norris each scored twice as Amarillo beat Odessa, 8-5. Odessa led 2-0 early on a pair of goals from Hampus Sjodahl. Amarillo responded back with two goals later in the 1st period from Mykyta Sheptytsky and Jake Houston. Each team scored twice again in the 2nd period with Norris and Singerhouse scoring for the Bulls and Derek Brown and Cooper Zech scoring for Odessa. In the 3rd period Amarillo added four more goals including two more from Singerhouse and Norris and others from Liam Ferguson and Joey Molinaro. Nate Werhane had the other goal for Odessa. Boxscore

Fairbanks 4 @ Springfield 2 – Gavin Nieto made 25 saves to lead the Ice Dogs to a 4-2 road win in Springfield. Fairbanks led 1-0 after the opening period thanks to a shorthanded goal from Cameron Cook. The Jr. Blues tied the game in the 2nd period on a power play goal from Sam Craggs. Fairbanks got three goals in the 3rd period from Jakob Stridsberg, Tyler Tomberlin and Clay Cross. Josh Bell had the other goal for the Jr. Blues. Boxscore

Lone Star 4 @ Corpus Christi 3 (SO) – Although they never led in the game, the Brahmas got the shootout goals they needed in a 4-3 shootout win on Friday in Corpus Christi. Everytime the IceRays scored the Brahmas had an answer in each period. In the 1st period, Regen Cavanagh scored for the IceRays and Samu Suominen answered for Lone Star. In the 2nd period, it was Brady Crabtree scoring for Corpus Christi and Bud Madej answering for Lone Star. In the 3rd period, Trevor Heuser scored for the IceRays with Cameron Clarke answering for the Brahmas. The shootout winner came from Tomas Brejcha. Boxscore

Coulee Region 4 @ MN Wilderness 6 – The Wilderness scored four of the game’s last five goals to come from behind to beat the Chill, 6-4. Six different players scored for Minnesota, who got a 1st period goal from Adam Kresel, three 2nd period goals from Brian Hurley, Casey Gilling and Ashton Calder and two 3rd period goals from Kyle Patava and Ryan Bloom. The Chill got two 1st period goals from Justin Kendall and Dominik Florian, another goal from Kendall in the 2nd period and a 3rd period goal from Isaac Theisen. Boxscore

Brookings 1 @ Aberdeen 0 (SO) – It was a goalie duel in Aberdeen on Friday night as Brookings goalie Jake Gwillim and Aberdeen goalie Peter Thome went toe-to-toe in a battle that saw the Blizzard end up with a 1-0 win in a shootout. Zach Mitchell scored the lone goal in the shootout to help the Blizzard pick up the extra point. Both goalies get credit for a shutout with Gwillim making 33 saves and Thome making 32 saves. Boxscore

Topeka 2 @ Wichita Falls 6 – The Wildcats got three goals in the 1st period and three goals in the 3rd period to defeat the RoadRunners, 6-2. Topeka opened the scoring just :33 seconds into the game with a goal from Dominic Lutz. The Wildcats answered with three straight goals from Nikita Litviak, Garrett VanWyhe and Jeff Baum. After a scoreless 2nd period, the RoadRunners drew to within one with a shorthanded goal from Ryan O’Connor. The Wildcats then added three straight goals from Jonthan Lazarus, Nick Rosa and another from Litviak to win 6-2. Justin Kapelmaster made 31 saves in the win. Boxscore

MN Magicians 3 @ Austin 2 – Braxton Collins scored twice including the overtime-winning goal as the Magicians picked up a 3-2 road win in Austin on Friday night. Collin scored in the 1st period to put the Magicians ahead 1-0. The Bruins tied the game at 1-1 in the 2nd period on a goal from Jade Miller. The Magicians took a 2-1 lead early in the 3rd period with a goal from Kyle Wagner. Austin tied the game midway through the period on a power play goal Justin Misiak. Collins’ overtime-winner came with 1:50 to go in the extra frame. Will Ulrich made 33 saves in the win. Boxscore

Kenai River 3 @ Janesville 6 – The Jets scored five unanswered goals to finish the game and defeat the Brown Bears, 6-3. It was the Brown Bears who led 3-1 towards the tail end of the 2nd period with goals from Connor Nilson, Joey Sardina, Miro Lehtimaki. Dawson DiPietro had the lone goal for the Jets in the 1st period. Janesville then added five straight goals, including a late 2nd period goal from Jeff Alderfer and four 3rd period goals from Taylor Fernandez, Jake Bresser, Michael Maloney and Adrian Holesinsky. Blake Weyrick came in relief and picked up the win, while Magnus Lindhe made 47 saves in the loss. Boxscore

New Jersey 4 @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3 – Spencer Wright made 40 saves to lead the Titans to a 4-3 road win in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. New Jersey took a 1-0 lead on a goal from Garrett Hallford. The Knights responded with a goal from Zach Remers. New Jersey again went up by one in the 2nd period with a goal from Michael Gelatt. The Knights tied the game early in the 3rd period on a goal from Paul DeNaples. The Titans got back-to-back goals to lead 4-2 on tallies from Raymond Brice and Victor Ostling. Joseph Campolieto had the other Knights goal. Boxscore

Aston 1 @ Johnstown 2 – Ryan Glander made 22 saves to lead the Tomahawks to a 2-1 win over the Rebels. The Tomahawks led 1-0 after the 1st period with a goal from Andrew Romano. The Tomahawks went up 2-0 in the 2nd period with a goal from Luke Lynch. Aston got their lone goal in the 3rd period from Evgeny Yakolev. Darion Hanson made 15 saves in the loss for the Rebels. Boxscore

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