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Friday Finals: Ice Dogs snap skid with win

December 10, 2016

Amarillo forward George Mika, who committed to UMass earlier this week, had a hat-trick in the Bulls 7-5 win over Topeka on Friday night.

Fairbanks 5 @ New Jersey 4 – Fairbanks built an early foundation on Friday night, which they maintained to defeat New Jersey on the road. Four straight Ice Dogs goals started the night, with scoring from Samuel Ruffin, Erkka Vanska (2), and Tanner Schachle. Schachle added Fairbanks’ game-winning goal (his second of the night) as the last minute of the third period expired. New Jersey saw goals from Nick Boyagian (2), Greg Malafronte and Gordie Helmuth. Joshua Sarlo took the win for Fairbanks with 34 saves in net. Splitting time in net for New Jersey were Brandon Perrone and Brandon Bussi, who combined for 30 saves in the loss.    Boxscore

Kenai River 2 @ Northeast 1 (OT) – A coast-to-coast matchup between Kenai River and Northeast required more than 60 minutes of play on Friday night. The Brown Bears found the back of the net first, with a 2nd period goal from Tyler Rock. Less than two minutes later, Northeast would tie the score with a goal from Cameron Smith. The 1-1 game held through the remainder of regulation, sending the game into overtime. Christopher Lipe gave Kenai River the win his overtime goal at the 3:04 mark. In net, Kenai River’s Robbie Goor grabbed the win with 32 saves, while Northeast’s Gabe Vinal took the OTL after 40 saves.   Boxscore

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3 @ Aston 5 – Grabbing a 5-3 win at home, the Aston Rebels set the tempo early on Friday night against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Aston’s five goals were scored by Gvido Jansons (2), Drew Blackmun, Andrew Bellant and Brennan Kapcheck. The Knight’s three tallies came from Mike Gelatt, Dorian Dawson, and Curtis Carlson. Aston’s Mareks Mitens took the win with 24 saves in net for Aston. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s Grant Valentine made 26 saves in the loss.  Boxscore

Topeka 5 @ Amarillo 7 – Twelve goals were scored between South Division rivals Topeka and Amarillo on Friday, which resulted in a 7-5 Amarillo win. Amarillo’s seven goals were scored by George Mika (3), Cole Lussier, Luke Edgerton, Brendan Walkom, and Jeff Solow. Topeka’s five goals came from Alex Frye, Jeff Makowski, Peyton Frantti, Nigel Nelson and Marcus Russell. Amarillo’s Nikita Babintsev took the win in net with 23 saves. Ryan Snowden and Mike Rockwell split duty in net for Topeka, totaling 42 saves through the loss. Boxscore

MN Magicians 2 @ Janesville 3 (SO) – A shootout win was awarded to the home team on Friday in Janesville, as the Jets defeated the Magicians by a score of 3-2. Jets goals in regulation came from Peter Bates and Frank Sullivan, while the Magicians answered with goals from Frank Sullivan and Mitchel Slattery. The shootout went four rounds, as Mitchel Slattery netted a goal for the Magicians, but the Jets’ Jakov Novak and Cole Paskus found the net to grab Janesville’s win. Jacob Barczewski took the win in net with 21 saves for the Jets. Ivan Prosvetov took the SOL in net for the Magicians after 47 saves. Boxscore

Brookings 2 @ Austin 4 – With a second period push, the Austin Bruins secured a 4-2 win over Brookings on Friday. Austin saw goals from Justin Misiak (2), Travis Kothenbeutel, and Jon Richards. Brookings’ two goals were scored by Brandon Kruse and Cade Borchardt. In net, Alex Schilling took the win for Austin with 30 saves, while Josh Boyko was given the loss after 21 saves for Brookings. Boxscore

Wichita Falls 5 @ Odessa 4 (OT) – Bonus hockey broke out between two Texan squads on Friday, as Wichita Falls took the win over Odessa in a 5-4 overtime decision. The Wildcats’ CJ Walker scored just 29 seconds into overtime to seal the win for Wichita Falls. In regulation, Rickey Carballo, Nick Rosa, Jonathan Bendorf, and Seamus Donohue scored for the Wildcats. Odessa saw regulation scoring from Joe Kinsella, Chase Thudium (2), and Jaden Anderson. Evan Moyse took the win in net for Wichita Falls with 46 saves, while Odessa’s Jon Flakne was given the OTL after 33 saves. Boxscore

Coulee Region 2 @ Springfield 3 – Holding on for the win at home, the Springfield Jr. Blues came from behind twice to secure a 3-2 win over Coulee Region on Friday. Coulee Region saw two goals from Shay Donovan and Scott Corbett. The Jr. Blues racked up three goals from Matt Cassidy, Braden Brown and Max Nylander. Springfield’s Mike Robinson took the win in net with 32 saves, while Coulee Region’s Todd Scott was given the loss despite 49 saves. Boxscore

Corpus Christi 1 @ Lone Star 4 – With four unanswered goals, the Lone Star Brahmas grabbed a 4-1 win at home on Friday night over Corpus Christi. The IceRays started the scoring with a goal from David Baskerville. In the second, Lone Star would start their offensive onslaught with goals from Carson Kelley, Julian Biondo, Simon Loof and Hunter Stanley. Alec Calvaruso got the victory in net for Lone Star with 21 saves, while Tomas Vomacka was given the loss after 38 saves for Corpus Christi.  Boxscore

Bismarck 2 @ Minot 3 – Holding on for a 3-2 win at home, the Minot Minotauros faced a tough battle against Bismarck on Friday. Bismarck grabbed the opening and closing goals of the night, both of which were scored by Nick Alexander. In the middle of the game, Minot snuck in three goals from Alex Adams, Tyler Jeanson, and Spencer Zwiener, which they held on to for the win. With the victory in net, Minot’s Lucas Murray made 28 saves. Bismarck’s Camden Haugenoe made 25 saves in Friday night’s loss. Boxscore

 
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