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Friday Finals: Blizzard extend winning streak with shutout

November 19, 2016

Alec Calvaruso posted his first shutout of the season on Friday as the South Division-leading Lone Star Brahmas won their 5th straight game.

Brookings 3 @ Aberdeen 0 – Three goals in the second period led Brookings a 3-0 shutout win over Aberdeen to start the weekend. Chase Gamelin (2) and Brandon Kruse each found their way onto the board, netting goals for the Blizzard. Brookings’ goaltender Nick Althaus earned his first shutout of the season with 32 saves. Aberdeen’s Arttu Kulmala made 23 saves in the loss.  Boxscore

New Jersey 1 @ Aston 5 – Firing up the weekend on the East Division were the Aston Rebels, who claimed a 5-1 win over New Jersey on Friday night. The Rebels drew first blood with a goal from Andrew Bellant in the first period. New Jersey would respond with a goal from Victor Ostling to tie up the game. Aston capped off the night with four unanswered goals, coming from Dom Garcia (2), Carter Woolley and Brennan Kapcheck. Aston’s goaltender, Mareks Mitens, claimed his 11th straight win in the victory, making 25 saves throughout the night. New Jersey’s Harrison Feeney took the loss after 25 saves. Boxscore

Johnstown 2 @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3 – The theme of home team wins continued in the East, as the Wilke-Barre/Scranton Knights held on for a 3-2 win over Johnstown. The Knights would rack up three straight goals to start the night, then continue to hold on defensively in their win. Paul Maust, Sam Antonitsch, and Keenan Sabatini each scored for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. In Johnstown’s late rally, the Tomahawks saw goals from Nick Bruce and Thomas Horn in the third period. The Knights’ Grant Valentine took the win in net with 20 saves. Johnstown’s Drew Hotte was given the loss with 19 saves. Boxscore

Lone Star 3 @ Corpus Christi 0 – The Lone Star Brahmas picked up a road win in shutout fashion over Corpus Christi on Friday. All three goals for Lone Star were scored in the second period, coming from Hunter Stanley, Drake Glover, and Troy York. Lone Star’s Alec Calvaruso earned his first shutout of the season in the win, making 20 saves. Boxscore

MN Wilderness 3 @ Coulee Region 2 (OT) – Michael Zuffante was named the overtime hero for Minnesota on Friday night, helping the Wilderness claim their victory over Coulee Region. Zuffante scored his game-winning goal just 1:44 into the overtime period. The Wilderness forced overtime by scoring two late third period goals from Tyler Vold and Dylan Mills. Coulee Region had led most of the contest, with the first two goals being scored by the Chill’s Jackson Decker and Billy Duma. The Wilderness’ Luke Kania took the win with 31 saves in net. Coulee Region’s Todd Scott was given the loss, despite a 47 save effort.  Boxscore

Shreveport 3 @ Amarillo 2 – A goal-for-goal game broke out in North Texas between the Shreveport Mudbugs and Amarillo Bulls on Friday night. Amarillo opened the scoring with a goal from Eric Cooley, which was answered two minutes later by Shreveport’s Brendon Gysbers. In the third, Shreveport would go ahead by one with a goal from Cameron Cook, until Amarillo’s Charlie Singerhouse scored, bringing the contest back to even. With just minutes to play, the Mudbugs saw Gueorgui Feduolov score, and would hold on for the win. Shreveport’s Dylan Lubbesmeyer earned the win in net with 35 saves. Amarillo’s Nikita Babintsev took the loss in net after 35 saves.   Boxscore

Topeka 8 @ Wichita Falls 7 – Friday night became a shooting clinic between Topeka and Wichita Falls, who totaled 15 tallies between the squads. The evening of goals galore fell in favor of Topeka, who scored five straight goals during one portion of the game. Topeka goals were credited to Jay Keranen, John DeRoche (3), Max Harper, Alex Frye, Marcus Russell, and Marshall Bowery. Wichita Falls saw seven total goals from Steven Tillie (2), Blake Ripley, Aleksi Poikola, CJ Regula, Ryan Orgel, and Ryan Burnett. Dual duty in net occurred for both teams. Topeka’s Ryan Snowden and Mike Rockwell combined for 36 saves in their win, while Wichita Falls saw 28 saves from Evan Moyse and Austin Smith in the loss.  Boxscore

MN Magicians 1 @ Austin 4 – Four unanswered goals gave the Austin Bruins a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Magicians on Friday night. The Magicians started the evening off with a goal from Timo Walther. Austin would fire up the score sheet with goals from Evan Cholak, Travis Kothenbeutel, Michael Piehler, and Evan Cholak. Austin’s Alex Schilling took the win in net with 19 saves, while the Magicians’ Ivan Prosvetov took the loss despite 33 saves. Boxscore

Minot 3 @ Bismarck 4 – Bismarck claimed a wild, come-from-behind 4-3 win at home over Minot on Friday night. The Bobcats opened the night with a goal from Joesph Sardina, but the 1-0 lead didn’t last last. Minot would grab three straight goals from Austin Koss, Chase Springman, and Tyler Jeanson. Bismarck fired up a rally in the third period, scoring three unanswered goals to take the win. Matthew Barry, Tobias Fladeby, and Nick Alexander scored the third period goals for the Bobcats. Will Ulrich grabbed the win in net for Bismarck with 36 saves, while Minot’s Lucas Murray took the loss after 23 saves.  Boxscore

Janesville 5 @ Fairbanks 2 – Earning a road win in Alaska, the Janesville Jets started their weekend with a 5-2 victory over the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. The Jets saw goals from Peter Bates (2), Kip Hoffmann, Michael Maloney and Cole Paskus in the win. Fairbanks netted two goals in the contest, which were credited to Cullen McCabe and Ryan Kero. Janesville’s Jacob Barczewski took the win in net with 32 saves.  Boxscore

Springfield 3 @ Kenai River 2 – The Springfield Jr. Blues held on for a 3-2 road victory on Friday night against the Kenai River Brown Bears. Springfield opened the scoring with two goals from Ryan Leibold and Ricards Bernhards. Kenai River brought the score within one with a goal from Luke Radetic in the second. Matt Cassidy notched Springfield’s third goal to start the third period. The Jr. Blues would hold on for the win, despite a Brown Bear goal from David Kaplan late in the third period. Devin Cooley took the win in net for Springfield with 29 saves, while Kenai River’s Robbie Goor was handed the loss after 27 saves.  Boxscore

 
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