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Friday Finals: Ice Dogs roll to 5th straight win

March 25, 2017

Luke Kania made 33 saves in a 3-2 win to help the Minnesota Wilderness clinch a playoff spot in the Central Division.

Topeka 2 @ Fairbanks 9 – The Fairbanks Ice Dogs racked up nine goals in a home win over Topeka. The Ice Dogs nine goals came from 2 goals in the first period, followed by 4 goals in the second period and an additional 3 goals in the third period. Fairbanks goals credited to Hampus Eriksson, Bauer Neudecker, Grayson Gavin, Cayden Cahill and Benton Maass. Marc Sullivan and Hunter Wendt put up 2 each for the Ice Dogs. The RoadRunners goals were seen by Nick Granowicz in the first period and John Wojciechowski in the third period. Goaltender Erik Gordon of Fairbanks had 23 saves for the win. Ryan Snowden had 17 saves for Topeka relieved by Ben Churchfield with 12 saves for the night. Boxscore

Bismarck 2 @ MN Wilderness 3  – The Wilderness clasped the victory in the 3rd period over the Bismarck Bobcats. The Wilderness took the lead by one in the first period with a lone goal by Luke Dow. The Wilderness added another goal in the second period by Tristan Rostagno and the Bobcats tied the game by putting up 2 goals. Goals credited to Cooper Haar and Michael Mahan for the Bobcats. Nick Altmann had the final and winning goal late in the third period for the Wilderness. Goalie Luke Kania finished the night with 33 saves for the win. Severi Isokangas had 37 saves for Bismarck in the loss.  Boxscore

Aston 10 @ Northeast 1 – The Aston Rebels got the big road win against the Northeast Generals and moved closer to the East title. The Rebels scored 5 goals in the first period, seen by Drew Blackmun, Brennan Kapcheck, Andrew Hart and Gianluca Esteves with 2 goals back to back. One goal was scored in the second period for Aston by Kolby Vegara and another 4 goals were scored during the third period by Andrew Hart, Drew Blackmun and Ryan Patrick with 2. The Generals lone goal during the third period was scored by Kohei Sato. Goalie Mareks Mitens of Aston had 10 saves for the win. Peter Ciccarelli finished the night with 35 saves for Northeast. Boxscore

New Jersey 4 @ Johnstown 6 – The Johnstown Tomahawks fought back for the win against the New Jersey Titans. The Titans started the game in the lead with one goal in the first period scored by Kyle Perkowski. There were 3 goals scored during the second period consequently tying the game, 2 for the Tomahawks by Donovan Ott and Joseph Kile and 1 for the Titans by Jordan Kaplan. The Tomahawks sealed the win by putting up 4 goals in the third period while the Titans scored two. Goals were credited to Joshua Norman, Andy Iehle, Nick Bruce and Donovan Ott for Johnstown. Oskar Stromberg and Greg Malafronte scored the remaining two goals for New Jersey. Drew Hotte of Johnstown had 28 saves for the win. Ryan Ferland of New Jersey had a total of 27 saves for the night. Boxscore

Austin 5 @ Coulee Region 2 – Jake Kucharski of the Austin Bruins had a total of 39 saves for the win against the Coulee Region Chill. The Bruins saw 3 goals in the first period by Michael Piehler, Evan Cholak and Jan Stefka as well as one goal in the second period by Jason Koehn and one goal in the third period by Justin Misiak. The Chill had scored one goal in each of the second and third periods by Justin Kendall and Steven Quagliata. Coulee Region goalie Brad Arvanitis finished the night with 36 saves for the loss. Boxscore

Aberdeen 2 @ Brookings 1 – Forbes Ploszaj of the Aberdeen Wings finished the night with 24 saves for the win against the Brookings Blizzard, as the Wings moved into sole possession of 3rd place in the Central Division. Carson Dimoff quickly started off the lead for the Wings with a goal early in first period. The Blizzard tied the game in the second period with a goal by Brandon Kruse. The winning and final goal for Aberdeen was scored in the third period by Logan Jenuwine. Brookings goalie Jake Begley totaled 23 saves for the loss in his NAHL debut. Boxscore

Odessa 2 @ Amarillo 3 (OT) – Bulls goalie Nikita Babintsev finished the night with 35 saves for the win against the Jackalopes. For the Bulls, goals were seen by Colin Price and Charlie Singerhouse in the first and third periods of the game. The Jackalopes goals were credited to by Noah Poindexter and Connor Stuart in the second and third periods. George Mika of Amarillo scored the winning, overtime goal. Jonny Hogue of Odessa had a total of 43 saves for the loss. Boxscore

Shreveport 4 @ Wichita Falls 0 – Goalie Dylan Lubbesmeyer of Shreveport had 30 saves for the shutout win on the road against Wichita Falls. The Mudbugs had one goal scored in the first period by Erik Zohovs, followed by one goal scored during the second period and 2 goals scored during the third period. Brendon Gysbers, Gueorgui Feduolov and Jay Feiwell were credited goals for the Mudbugs. Wichita Falls goaltender Evan Moyse finished the night with 29 saves for the loss. Boxscore

Lone Star 2 @ Corpus Christi 4 – The Corpus Christi IceRays took the win on their own ice Friday night against the Lone Star Brahmas. The IceRays had 2 goals in the first period seen by Nathan Bryer and Brad Power. Followed by one goal in the second period and one goal in the third period credited to Mason Krueger and Cole Gammer. The Brahmas 2 goals were both scored in the third period by Pete Kessel and Jakub Melisko. Tomas Vomacka of Corpus Christi totaled 26 saves for the win. Alec Calvaruso finished the night with 11 saves for Lone Star. Boxscore

MN Magicians 2 @ Springfield 3 (SO) – Jordan Greenfield-Flemon of Springfield ended the night with 38 saves for the comeback win against the Magicians, keeping the Jr. Blues playoff hopes alive. The Magicians started out the game in the lead by 2 scoring one in the second period by Travis Brown and one early in the third period by Matthew Denman. The Jr. Blues remained scoreless until the third period where goals were scored by Matt Cassidy and Brandon Puricelli to tie the game. Matt Long of Springfield had the winning shootout goal. Magicians goalie Ivan Prosvetov totaled 47 saves for the Magicians. Boxscore

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4 @ Kenai River 2 – The Knights took the road victory over the Brown Bears with goalie Grant Valentine making 18 saves for the win. The Knights took an early lead scoring one in the first period by Paul Cimilluca, one in the second period by Mike Gelatt and 2 in the third period by Sam Antonitsch and Vince Marino. The Brown Bears remained scoreless until the third period where 2 goals were scored. Goals credited to Luke Radetic and Jonathon Marzec for the Brown Bears. Robbie Goor of Kenai River ended the game with 26 saves. Boxscore

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