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Friday Finals: RoadRunners offense comes alive in win

February 4, 2017

Zach Mills helped the Minnesota Wilderness edge closer to 1st place Minot with a 4-3 win over the Minotauros on Friday.

Topeka 8 @ Odessa 5 – The Topeka RoadRunners take home the victory against the Odessa Jackalopes with a final score of 8-5. The RoadRunners saw goals from Alexei Statsenko, Jeff Makowski, Max Harper (2), Nigel Nelson (2), Phil Erickson and Marshall Bowery. The Jackalopes saw goals from Ludwig Stenlund (3), Chase Thudiam and Zac Hermann. Odessa’s Jon Flakne had 13 saves and Jonny Hogue had 7 saves. Ryan Snowden of Topeka had 33 saves for the win. Boxscore

Northeast 0 @ Johnstown 5 – The Johnstown Tomahawks shut out the Northeast Generals Friday night on their own ice, 5-0. There were three goals scored in the first period for the Tomahawks, courtesy of Adam Pilewicz, Filips Buncis and Evan Somoza. Two more goals followed in the second period, scored by Donovan Ott and Thomas Horn. Peter Ciccarelli of Northeast had 28 saves, and Drew Hotte of Johnstown had 22 saves for the win. Boxscore

Minot 3 @ MN Wilderness 4 – The MN Wilderness beat the Minot Minotauros 4-3 on their own ice Friday night. Goals were credited to Luke Dow, Jesse Farabee, Charlie Parker and Colton Berg for the Wilderness. As for the Minotauros, goals were credited to Chase Springman (2) and Jake Dittel. The goalie of Minot, Lucas Murray, had 34 saves. Trevor Micucci of the MN Wilderness had 30 saves for the win. Boxscore

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4 @ New Jersey 2 – The Knights took the win on Friday night over the Titans with a final score of 4-2. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton took an early lead in the first period with two goals, but New Jersey ties the score halfway through the second period. The Knights seal the win with goals in the third period, holding the Titans at two. Khristian Acosta, Joe Schuler, Jimmy Elser and Curtis Carlson each had goals for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Kyle Perkowski and Danny Eruzione both had a goal for New Jersey. Harrison Feeney of New Jersey had 25 saves, and Grant Valentine of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton had 26 saves for the win. Boxscore

Springfield 2 @ Janesville 1 – The Springfield Jr. Blues come out with a 2-1 win on the road against the Janesville Jets. Both teams remained scoreless in the first period. Fabio Hollenstein scored one for Springfield early in the second period followed by another goal by Max Nylander. Peter Bates of Janesville scored one late in the second period as well. Derek Schaedig of Janesville had 22 saves and Mike Robinson of Springfield had 42 saves for the win. Boxscore

MN Magicians 4 @ Coulee 5 – The Coulee Region Chill came out on top with a victory over the MN Magicians with a final score of 5-4. This thrilling matchup was close until the final two minutes of the game, when Alex Falconer sealed the win for the Coulee Region Chill. Caleb Schroer, Matt Doran, Isaac Theisen and Kevin Dineen found the back of the net for the Coulee Region Chill. The Magicians had goals credited to Parker Mismash, Cameron Buhl, Pieter Von Steinbergs and Mitchel Slattery. The Magicians’ Jake Acton had 24 saves and Joe Marcoullier of Coulee had 44 saves for the win. Boxscore

Aberdeen 3 @ Austin 2 (SO) – Tied at the end of regulation, the Aberdeen Wings will take home the win with a final score of 3-2 during shootout. The Wings saw goals from Nathan Burke, Carson Dimoff and Joey Strada (SO). The Bruins saw goals from Justin Misiak and Travis Kothenbeutel. Alex Schilling of Austin had 24 saves and Forbes Ploszaj of Aberdeen had 19 saves for the win. Boxscore

Bismarck 6 @ Brookings 7 (SO) – With seconds left in the third period, Brookings’ Taylor Schneider netted a sixth goal for the Blizzard to send their Friday night game against Bismarck into overtime. The Blizzard saw six total goals in regulation, which were scored by Cade Borchardt (2), Christian Canavati, Paul Cotter, Brandon Kruse, and Taylor Schneider. The Bobcats’ six regulation goals came courtesy of Tobias Fladeby, Michael Mahan, Tanner Breidenbach, Matthew Barry, Lukas Millen, and Nick Alexander. When overtime wasn’t enough, the teams squared off in a six-man shootout, which fell in favor of the Blizzard. Severi Isokangas of the Bobcats had 29 saves Friday night. Josh Boyko started the night for the Blizzard, making 14 stops. Brookings’ Nick Althaus had 20 saves for the win. Boxscore

Lone Star 4 @ Wichita Falls 3 – The Brahmas beat the Wildcats in Wichita Falls on Friday night with a final score of 4-3. The Wichita Falls Wildcats started off the game ahead by two at the end of the first period. During the second period, the Lone Star Brahmas took the lead by scoring a total of four goals in the second period. Goals were scored by Austin Kamer (2), Julian Biondo and Troy York for the Lone Star Brahmas and by Ryan Burnett, Kevin Fees and Steven Tillie for the Wildcats. Evan Moyse of Wichita Falls had 25 saves and Alec Calvaruso of Lone Star had 24 saves for the win. Boxscore

Corpus Christi 2 @ Shreveport 1 – The Corpus Christi IceRays came out strong on Friday night with goals both in the first and second periods. Goals scored by David Thomson and Larry Jungwirth. The Shreveport Mudbugs scored one goal during the third period, courtesy of Cameron Cook. The IceRays beat the Mudbugs with a final score of 2-1. John Roberts of Shreveport had 26 saves and Cam Burggrabe of Corpus Christi had 27 saves for the win. Boxscore

Fairbanks 2 @ Kenai River 1 – The Fairbanks Ice Dogs pull out the win on the road against the Kenai River Brown Bears with a final score of 2-1. Kenai River starts out strong leading Fairbanks by one by the end if the first period. The goal scored came from Alex Dingeldien of the Brown Bears. The Ice Dogs fought back during the second period to score two goals. Goals were credited to Cayden Cahill and Hampus Eriksson for Fairbanks. The Ice Dogs held onto their lead during the third period, keeping the Bears scoreless the remainder of the game for the victory. Colt Hanks of Kenai River had 27 saves and Josh Benson of Fairbanks had 21 saves for the win. Boxscore

 
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