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Friday Finals: Wings roll to 8th straight win

February 18, 2017

Isaac Theisen helped the Coulee Region Chill to an important 6-3 win over division-leading Janesville.

Bismarck 1 @ Aberdeen 4 – The Aberdeen Wings claimed the victory over the Bismarck Bobcats on home ice Friday night, with a final score of 4-1. The Wings got off to a fast start with a pair of 1st period goals from Tyler Bossert. Logan Jenuwine added a 2nd period goal and Carter Roo added a goal in the 3rd period for the Wings.  The Bobcats lone goal was scored by Zach Kennedy. Forbes Ploszaj of Aberdeen had 29 saves for the win, while Camden Haugenoe had 26 saves for Bismarck.  Boxscore

Aston 4 @ Northeast 3 – Three 2nd period goals helped the 1st place Aston Rebels to a close 4-3 win over the Generals on Friday. The Generals were the first to get on the board with a 1st period goal from Justin Jallen to make it 1-0. The Rebels then scored four unanswered goals to make the score 4-1, included all three goals in the 2nd period, which included goals from Andrew Bellant, Andrew Hart and Auggie Moore. Gvido Jansons scored his 17th goal of the season late in the 3rd period to make the score 4-1.  Jallen added his second of the game late in the 3rd period and Hunter Canestra also scored for the Generals late to make the final, 4-3. Mareks Mitens made 18 saves in the win for the Rebels, while David Fessenden made 30 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Janesville 3 @ Coulee Region 6 – Justin Kendall scored twice and Isaac Theisen had three points as the Chill picked up a much needed 6-3 home win over the division-leading Jets. The Chill jumped out to a 3-1 lead thanks to goals from Theisen, Kendall and Caleb Schroer. The Chill then added three more goals in the 3rd period to put the game out of reach, which included another goal from Kendall and others from Marshal Plunkett and Jacob Schmidt-Svejstrup. The Jets scored a goal in each period, which included goals from LordAnthony Grissom in the 1st period, Brenden MacLaren in the 2nd period and Kip Hoffman in the 3rd period. Brad Arvanitis made 40 saves in the win, while Derek Schaedig made 22 saves in the loss. Boxscore

New Jersey 0 @ Johnstown 3 – Drew Hotte stopped all 19 shots that came his way for his 5th shutout of the season as the Tomahawks blanked the visiting Titans, 3-0 on Friday. Logan Stork scored twice, including the game’s opening goal late in the 1st period, which stood as the game-winner. Joseph Kile added Johnstown’s second goal late in the 2nd period and Stork added his second on the game, which came on an empty net late in the 3rd period. Ryan Ferland took the loss in goal for the Titans, making 37 saves. Boxscore

Brookings 5 @ Austin 2 – Nicholas Cardelli and Doug Larson each scored twice to lead the Blizzard to an important 5-2 road win in Austin on Friday. Larson scored both his goals in the 1st period to give the Blizzard a 2-1 lead.  Cardelli scored twice in the 2nd period in addition to a goal from Brenden Stanko to give the Blizzard a 5-2 lead after two period, which they would hold until the end of the game through a scoreless 3rd period. Justin Misiak and Jon Richards had the goals for the Bruins in the losing effort. Josh Boyko made 28 saves in the win, while Jake Kucharski made 18 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Topeka 0 @ Corpus Christi 2 – Tomas Vomacka stopped all 19 shots that came his way for his first shutout of the season as the IceRays pushed their winning streak to seven straight games with a 2-0 win over the RoadRunners, completing a two-game sweep. Offense was hard to come by in the game, but the IceRays got the eventual game-winning goal late in the 1st period on a goal from Brad Power. Brendan Miller added a late empty-net goal in the 3rd period to make the final score, 2-0. Ben Chruchfield stopped 20 of 21 shots in the loss. Boxscore

Kenai River 1 @ Springfield 6 – Brennan Blaszczak had two goals and an assist and Mike Robinson made 29 saves as the Jr. Blues kept pace in the Midwest playoff race with a 6-1 win. The Jr. Blues scored four goals in the 1st period, which included goals from Max Nylander, Matt Long, Matt Cassidy and Zach Tyson. The Brown Bears struck for their only goal of the game early in the 2nd period off the stick of Luke Radetic. Blaszczak then scored both of his goals in the 3rd period to make the final score, 6-1. Robbie Goor made 40 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Minot 1 @ MN Wilderness 0 (SO) – The Minot Minotauros edged the Minnesota Wilderness in a shootout Friday night, 1-0. Both goalies shined and were credited with shutouts as no goals were scored though regulation and overtime. Michael Talbot of the Minotauros scored the shootout-winning goal. Trevor Micucci had 45 saves for the Wilderness in the shootout loss. Austin Park of Minot had 40 saves for the win. Boxscore

Wichita Falls 0 @ Shreveport 4 – The Shreveport Mudbugs shutout the Wichita Falls Wildcats at home with a final score of 4-0 on Friday night and took sole possession of 2nd place in the South Division in the process. Kieran Durgan scored twice in the game for the Mudbugs. Frankie Melton scored his league-leading 29th goals of the season and Steven Mather also scored for the Mudbugs. Evan Moyse of Wichita Falls had 12 saves with some help from George McBey with 7 saves. Dylan Lubbesmeyer of Shreveport had 22 saves for the win. Boxscore

Fairbanks 1 @ MN Magicians 5 - Goalie Ivan Prosvetov made 23 saves as the Magicians picked up a 5-1 home win over the visiting Ice Dogs on Friday. The Magicians got off to a fast start, scoring three goals in the first six minutes of the game, which included goals from Matthew Denman, Caleb Hate and Will LeNeave.  Magicians forward Tanner Tweten scored the lone goal of the 2nd period to make the score 4-0 and Mitchel Slattery added a 3rd period goal. Connor Chilton had the lone goal for the Ice Dogs. Fairbanks goalie Josh Benson made 2 saves in the loss, while Erik Gordon came in the game in relief, making 31 saves. Boxscore

Odessa 2 @ Lone Star 1 – Jonny Hogue of Odessa had 32 saves as Odessa Jackalopes took home the road victory against the Lone Star Brahmas Friday night. Tied at one at the end of the first period, the Jackalopes took the lead and win in the third period. The Brahmas lone goal was scored by Pete Kessel. Chase Thudium and Bastien Maia credited with goals for the Jackalopes. Alec Calvaruso had 16 saves for Lone Star. Boxscore

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