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Saturday Scores: Minot, Aston claim division titles with wins

March 26, 2017

Brennan Kapcheck had a big weekend to help the Aston Rebels win their second consecutive East Division regular season title.

Minot 3 @ Brookings 2 – Lucas Murray of the Minot Minotauros finished the night with 44 saves for the win against the Brookings Blizzard. The win secured the Central Division title for the Minotauros. The Minotauros scored one goal during each period. Goals were credited to Alex Adams, Derek Frentz and Chase Springman for Minot. The Blizzard’s 2 goals were scored in the third period, by Paul Cotter and Brenden Stanko. Josh Boyko totaled 33 saves for Brookings. Boxscore

Aston 9 @ Northeast 1 – The Aston Rebels got their second win for the weekend against the Northeast Generals and in the process, captured their second consecutive East Division regular season title. The Rebels scored 2 goals during the first period, 4 goals in the second period and 3 goals in the third period. Goals were credited to Gvido Jansons, Dom Garcia, Aaron Maguyon, Adam Peck, Andrew Bellant, Dustin Manz, Auggie Moore and 2 from Brennan Kapcheck. The Generals lone goal was scored in the first period by Christian Thomas. Goalie Mareks Mitens of Aston had 14 saves for the win. Parker Swanson ended the game with 27 saves for Northeast. Boxscore

New Jersey 4 @ Johnstown 5 – The Johnstown Tomahawks held on to their second win for the weekend against the New Jersey Titans in a thrilling back and forth matchup. Evan Somoza tied the game at one at the end of the first period with a goal for the Tomahawks and Kyle Perkowski for the Titans. The Tomahawks extended their lead in the second period by scoring 2 goals, seen by Nick Bruce and Donovan Ott, while the Titans had one goal scored in the second period by Matthew Headland. The Tomahawks held on to their lead in the third period by scoring 2 goals, credited to Dalton Hunter and Joshua Norman. The Titans scored 2 goals in the third period, seen by Greg Malafronte and Kyler Head. Vinnie Purpura of Johnstown had 17 saves for the win. Titans Brandon Perrone finished with 27 saves for New Jersey. Boxscore

MN Magicians 1 @ Springfield 4 – Jordan Flemon-Greenfield of the Springfield Jr. Blues had a total of 30 saves for the win against the MN Magicians as the Jr. Blues completed an important weekend sweep. The Jr. Blues saw one goal in the first period by Matt Long and 3 goals in the third period seen by Brennan Blaszczak, Matt Long and Matt Cassidy. The Magicians lone goal was scored by Tanner Tweten in the first period. Goalie Ivan Prosvetov of the Magicians finished the night with 40 saves for the loss. Boxscore

Odessa 4 @ Amarillo 5 (SO) – Bulls goalie Nikita Babintsev finished the night with 34 saves for their second home win for the weekend against the Jackalopes. The Bulls started out with the lead scoring 2 goals in the first period by Alex Truscott and Luke Edgerton and followed with one goal in the second period by Brendon Furry and another goal in the third period by George Mika. The Jackalopes scored one goal in the first period, seen by Tyler Pietrowski. Although remaining scoreless in the second period, Odessa came back with 3 goals in the third period tying the game. Goals credited to Levi Wunder and Ludwig Stunlund with 2. Brendon Furry of Amarillo scored the winning goal for the Bulls during shootout. Jon Flakne of Odessa ended the night with 39 saves for the loss. Boxscore

Shreveport 5 @ Wichita Falls 4 – Shreveport takes home a sweep against the Wichita Falls Wildcats. The Mudbugs saw one goal in the first period by Croix Evingson and 2 goals in the second period both by Gueorgui Feduolov. The Wildcats scored one goal in the first period, credited to Ryan Burnett and took the lead in the second period with goals by Jonathon Waring, CJ Regula and Ryan Burnett. The Mudbugs made the comeback in the third period with goals by Kieran Durgan and Steven Mather. John Roberts had 13 saves for Shreveport and was then relieved by Dylan Lubbesmeyer who made 10 saves. Jared Demsey finished the night with 32 saves for Wichita Falls.  Boxscore

Bismarck 4 @ MN Wilderness 1  – Severi Isokangas totaled 37 saves for the Bismarck Bobcats win over the Wilderness as Bismark kept their playoff hopes alive. The game remained scoreless during the first period, until the Bobcats scored 3 goals in the second period. Goals credited to Mitchell Walinski and 2 for Tristan Ashbrook. Matthew Barry had the final goal for the Bobcats in the third period. The Wilderness’ lone goal was scored by Will Zmolek during the third period. Goalie Trevor Micucci of the Wilderness totaled 21 saves for the loss. Boxscore

Coulee Region 6 @ Austin 5 (OT) – Coulee Region goalie Joe Marcoullier finished the night with 39 saves for the victory over the Austin Bruins. The thrilling matchup between these two teams was close until the very end. The Chill scored 3 goals in the first period, seen by Joey Sofo, Jackson Decker and Matt Doran followed by 2 goals in the second period by Alex Falconer and Joey Sofo. The Bruins put up 2 goals in the first period, one in the second period and 2 in the third period to tie up the game. Goals credited to Justin Misiak, Quinn Martin, Evan Cholak, Cole Lawrence and Kyle Looft. Jacob Schmidt-Svejstrup had the winning, overtime goal for the Chill. Burins goalie Jake Kucharski totaled 16 saves for the night and was relieved by Alex Schilling who made 6 saves. Boxscore

Topeka 1 @ Fairbanks 2  – Erik Gordon of Fairbanks ended the night with 29 saves for the win and sweep against the Topeka RoadRunners. The Ice Dogs took the initial lead by scoring 2 in the second period. Goals credited to Benton Maass and Connor Chilton. The RoadRunners single goal was scored by Devon Fields in the third period. Topeka goaltender Ben Churchfield totaled 43 saves for the loss. Boxscore

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2 @ Kenai River 3 (SO) – The Kenai River Brown Bears clench the home win against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. Both teams saw one goal in the first period as well as one goal in the third period. Goals scored by Tyler Rock and Luke Radetic for the Brown Bears. Sam Antonitsch and Mike Gelatt credited with goals for the Knights. The Brown Bears winning, shootout goal was scored by Anthony Tzveyn. Kenai River goalie Colt Hanks finished with 35 saves for the win. Grant Valentine of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton totaled 26 saves for the loss. Boxscore

 
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