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Sunday Wrap-Up: RoadRunners, Magicians finish regular season with wins

April 9, 2017

Jake Acton made 41 saves for the Minnesota Magicians in a 3-1 win on Sunday.

Shreveport 1 @ Topeka 2 – Thanks to 41 saves from Emil Gransoe, the Topeka RoadRunners completed a three-game weekend sweep of the visiting Shreveport Mudbugs on Sunday with a 2-1 win. The RoadRunners were outshot in the game 42-21, but Gransoe kept the Mudbugs scoreless until Jordan Fader gave Shreveport the lead early in the 2nd period with his 6th goal of the season to make it 1-0. That would be all the Mudbugs would get as Topeka tied the game thanks to the first career NAHL goal from Michigan native Austin McCarthy later in the period. The game-winner came late in the 3rd period as Topeka forward Max Harper outraced a pair of defenders to slip a shot past Mudbugs goalie Dyllan Lubbesmeyer for the game-winner with less than four minutes remaining in the 3rd period. Lubbesmeyer made 19 saves in the loss. Boxscore
MN Magicians 3 @ Janesville 1 – Jake Acton made 41 saves to lead the Magicians to a 3-1 road win in Janesville, which completed the regular season for both playoff-bound teams. The Magicians got off to a fast start, scoring two goals in the 1st period, which included goals from Tanner Tweten (14) and Brendan Skarda (12). The Jets closed the gap to 2-1 with a goal early in the 2nd period from Ben Schmidling. Mitch Machlitt would later add the third insurance goal for the Magicians early in the 3rd period to preserve the 3-1 win. Jake Barczewski made 26 saves in the loss. The Midwest Champion Jets will host Wisconsin rival Coulee Region in the opening round of the playoffs, while the 3rd place Magicians will take on the 2nd place Fairbanks Ice Dogs. Boxscore
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