Friday Finals: Murin's hat-trick leads Bobcats to win
Kenai River 2 @ Bismarck 3 - The Bismarck Bobcats held off a late push from the Kenai River Brown Bears and preserved their 3-2 victory on Friday night. Matej Murin’s hat trick was the only offense the Bobcats needed as the eventual game winner was scored with 4:01 left in the second period. Jared Resseguie played a huge role for Bismarck, assisting on all of three of Murin’s goals. Gil Garcia and Michael Spethmann scored for Kenai in the loss. Ryan Ullan got the win in goal for Bismarck, he made 30 saves.
Northeast 6 @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4 - Louis Boudon’s two goals led the Northeast Generals to a 6-4 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights as they notched their league leading 11th win of the season. Justin Jallen added a goal and an assist while Mike Egan, Shawn Montgomery and Alex Cohen also added a goal in the win. Marko Sturma stopped 46 of 50 shots to earn his sixth win of the season. For the Knights, Jack Olmstead led the way with two goals. Curtis Carlson and Adrian Danchenko also the lit the lamp. Christian Stoever made 22 saves in the loss.
Fairbanks 2 @ Janesville 3 (SO) - Christophe Fillion’s goal in the shootout was the difference as the Janesville Jets topped the Fairbanks Ice Dogs 3-2. Matt Barbolini tied the game at 6:26 mark of the third period with his first goal of the year. Simon Sagissor also picked up his first goal of the year for the Jets while Tanner Polglaze gathered two assists. Garrett Nieto stopped 34 shots and all three shooters in the skills competition. Daniel Haider and Tyler Deweese scored for the Ice Dogs in regulation while Josh Benson made 37 saves.
Coulee Region 1 @ MN Wilderness 3 - Trevor Micucci’s 37 saves held off the Coulee Region Chill and gave the Minnesota Wilderness a 3-1 victory on Friday night. Isaac Moberg scored just under a minute into the game to give the Wilderness the lead. Coulee’s Andrew McGlynn tied the game at one early in the second period. 12 minutes later, Ben Ward scored on the power play and that gave the Wilderness the lead for good. Eric Gotz would add insurance late in the third period to preserve the win for Minnesota. Emil Zetterquist made 40 saves for the Chill.
Amarillo 5 @ Topeka 4 - It was a high scoring affair at the Kansas ExpoCentre that saw the Amarillo Bulls coming out on top. Jon Russell scored a pair of goals to lead the Bulls offense, Nick Fea scored a goal and added two assists. Colin Price and Alex Truscott also scored for Amarillo. Jason Grande picked up the win for the Bulls, he made 36 saves. Will Schlagenhauf led Topeka with a goal and an assist. Jake Rosenbaum, Matt Barnes and Nick Schultze all scored as well for the RoadRunners.
Lone Star 4 @ Odessa 1 - After being swept by Topeka, the Lone Star offense exploded for four third period goals to drop the Jackalopes by a score of 4-1. A total of four power play goals were scored in the game as the Brahamas took full advantage of their power play opportunities. Kyle Hallbauer, Austin O’Rourke and Frankie Trazzera all scored on the power play for Lone Star. Justin Addamo also scored for the winners. Mitchell Gibson grabbed the win and 20 saves. Petr Miko scored the lone power play goal for Odessa and Brett Epp made 37 saves.
Corpus Christi 0 @ Shreveport 7 - Jack Clement and Jacob Holmers each scored a pair of goals as the Mudbugs dismantled the IceRays 7-0. Cameron Cook scored one goal and had two assists. Cole Quisenberry also scored and had an assist, while Ryan Burnett scored his third goal of the season. James Durham continued to say perfect on the young season and by making 17 saves, he picked up his 2nd shutout.
Springfield 4 @ MN Magicians 3 (OT) - On Thursday, it was the Magicians celebrating an overtime goal but on Friday it was the Jr. Blues who came out on top. Jordan Muzzillo’s fourth goal of the season, and second of the evening, propelled the Jr. Blues to a 4-3 overtime win against the Magicians. Max Osborne had two goals in the victory, including the game tying goal with just 3:18 left in regulation. Jurja Ovecka picked up the win in goal, making 30 saves. Arturas Laukaitis, Bram Scheerer and John Keranen all scored for Minnesota.
Minot 2 @ Aberdeen 4 - Two late third period goals helped the Aberdeen Wings got the win over the Minot Minotauros. Jimmy O’Brien, Zach Noble, John Sladic and Keenan Spillum all scored for the Wings. Gabe Vinal shut the door for the Wings, making 28 saves on 30 shots. For Minot, Alex Adams and Aaron Grounds both visited the red light district once. Jack Robbel played fantastic, stopped 44 Aberdeen shots.