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Friday Finals: Rebels stay hot with shutout

October 1, 2016

Alex Adams had two goals and an assist in a 3-1 win as Minot stayed perfect on the season.

Northeast 0 @ Aston 5 – Andrew Bellant’s first period goal was all that the Rebels needed to take their 6th season win at home. The Rebels opened their weekend against the Generals with five unanswered goals.  Two tallies from Bellant led the way, while Shane McMahan, Gvido Jansons and Carter Woolley each added their own contributions. Mareks Mitens collected the shutout win with 10 saves. Boxscore

Brookings 3 @ Janesville 6 – A third period push gave the Jets a winning edge over Brookings, as an even match came down to the final 20 minutes of play. Brookings’ Brandon Kruse opened the scoring in the first, which was answered shortly after by Janesville’s David Schmidling. The teams exchanged single goals again in the 2nd, as Nicholas Cardelli’s goal for Brookings was matched by a goal from Adrian Holesinsky of the Jets. The Blizzard would tack on a third goal to start the third by Paul Cotter, which would spark Janesville to make some offensive changes. The Jets came back with four unanswered goals from Holesinsky, Cole Paskus, Cullen Munson and Blake Wareham to grab the win. Derek Schaedig took the victory for Janesville with 23 saves, while Josh Boyko collected 31 saves in Brookings’ loss. Boxscore

Amarillo 5 @ Topeka 3 – A first period frenzy determined the outcome between the Bulls and RoadRunners, as six of the game’s eight goals were scored during the first 20 minutes of play. Amarillo’s George Mika drew first blood, while Topeka’s Matthew Barnes and Max Harper added goals of their own to regain the Roadrunners’ lead. The Bulls weren’t done scoring in the first though, as Jeff Solow, Steve Ipri and Kosta Likourezos added three goals for Amarillo. Jake Nitche of the Bulls added a second period goal, which was answered with a tally from Topeka’s Alex Frye. Amarillo held on for a 5-3 victory through the third, allowing Nikita Babintsev to collect 14 saves in the win. Boxscore

MN Wilderness 3 @ Springfield 0 – Luke Kania recorded a shutout on Friday for the Wilderness, who left the Jr. Blues scoreless after three periods of play at home. Minnesota’s Tyler Vold would open the scoring in the second, a tally which would end up being the contest’s game-winning goal. Connor Koviak and Alexander Esbjors each snagged a goal in the third period, securing the victory for the Wilderness. Kania would collect his shutout win with 24 saves for the Wilderness, while Devin Cooley made 33 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Lone Star 5 @ Shreveport 4 (SO) – 60 minutes were not enough in Shreveport on Friday, as a Aidan Spellacy shootout goal would give the Brahmas a victory over the Mudbugs. Shreveport kicked things off with a goal from Croix Evingson, which the Brahmas responded to with a Kessel’s first goal of the game. Lone Star would add two more goals in the 2nd, as Vladimir Studdenikov and Troy York would work their way on to the score sheet. Shreveport’s Frankie Melton brought the Mudbugs within one with his 2nd period goal, as the teams headed into the third. Carson Kelley extended the Brahmas’ lead by two again, until Shreveport fired back with goals from Frankie Melton and Gueorgui Feduolov to tie the game. Erik Gordon collected 26 saves in the win for the Brahmas, while John Roberts made 20 saves for Shreveport in the loss. Boxscore

Austin 4 @ Bismarck 5 – A quick start gave Bismarck the momentum they needed to seal a win at home over Austin on Friday. Jared Resseguie grabbed the only 1st period goal to put Bismarck on the board. In the second, Tobias Fladeby added insurance for the Bobcats, giving them a 2-0 lead. The Bears’ Jon Richards and Travis Kothenbeutel would bring the game back to even, scoring two goals within 40 seconds of each other for Austin. In the first minute of the third, Austin’s Logan Haskins would give the Bears their first lead of the game, until Bismarck’s Patrick O’Connor and Tobias Fladeby answered back to put the Bobcats back on top. Haskins rallied for his second goal of the night to tie the game again, but Parker Mismash would score his 5th goal of the season to grab the Bobcats their victory. Camden Haugenoe collected 30 saves in the win, while Jake Kucharski had 31 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Coulee Region 3 @ MN Magicians 6 – Minnesota’s Mitchel Slattery stole the show with two goals, including the game-winner, at home on Friday night. The visiting Chill’s Braxton Collins started things off in the first, before Minnesota’s Jake Cass would put the Magicians on the board with a goal of his own. Coulee Region would tack on another goal from Matt Doran to give the Chill a 2-1 lead after the first. In the second, the Magician’s Timo Walther tied things up, until Caleb Schroer responded with another goal for the Chill. Minnesota came back with four unanswered goals through the remainder of the game to secure their victory. Goals came from Cameron Buhl, Mitchel Slattery (2), and Nathan Nelsen to finalize the win. Daniil Gerasimov grabbed 30 saves in the win, while Joe Marcoullier made 24 saves in the loss.  Boxscore

Aberdeen 1 @ Minot 3 – The Minotauros remain undefeated after a 3-1 decision at home on Friday night. Alex Adams broke the scoring open with his second period goal, which was followed up by another Minot goal from Derek Frentz. Shawn Knowlton snagged Aberdeen’s only goal of the game to start the third. To finish out the third, Alex Adams would tack on his second of the night for insurance with a second left to play. Lucas Murray finished the game with 22 saves, while Arrtu Kulmala grabbed 34 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Johnstown 5 @ Fairbanks 1 – Johnstown handed the Ice Dogs their first regulation loss of the season while visiting Fairbanks on Friday. Fairbanks started quick, their lone goal of the game was scored in the first minute of play by Nolan Schaeffer. However, the Tomahawks had other plans, scoring five goals through the contest to grab the win. Johnstown goals came from Dalton Hunter, Filips Buncis, Nick Bruce, Joseph Kile and Cameron Smith. Drew Hotte would take the win for the Tomahawks with 23 total saves. Boxscore

New Jersey 3 @ Kenai River 0 – New Jersey’s Brandon Bussi grabbed his first victory of 2016-17 in shutout fashion as the Titans grabbed a 3-0 win against the Brown Bears. The Titans tallied a goal in each period, 1st coming from Jordan Kaplan, 2nd from Anthony Cusanelli, and 3rd from Danny Eruzione. Bussi collected 27 saves in his shutout win, while Bailey Seagraves grabbed 38 saves in Kenai River’s loss.  Boxscore

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