Friday Finals: Knights stay hot with win over 1st place Generals
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 5 @ Northeast 3 - Reed Robinson was the catalyst for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights offense as he scored twice while also notching an assist in his team’s 5-3 win over the Northeast Generals. Adrian Danchenko scored a goal and an assist while Jack Olmstead and Mike Gelatt both scored in the win. Christian Stoever scooped up the victory as he made 20 saves. Matthew Rutgliano scored a pair of goals for the Generals and Matthew Wiesner added a goal and an assist. David Fessenden was stuck with the loss, he made 30 saves.
New Jersey 6 @ Johnstown 3 - Six different Titans found the scoresheet on Friday night en route to a victory over the Johnstown Tomahawks. Tate Singleton, Chris Garbe, Nick Boyagian, Wade Novak, Todd Goehring and Kyle Jeffers all scored in the Titans big win. Hunter Alden led all New Jersey skaters with three points, all assists. Brandon Perrone made 36 saves in between the pipes, he picked up his fourth win of the season. Any Nedeljkovic, Samuel Solensky, and Ben Schmidling scored for the Tomahawks in the loss.
Brookings 4 @ Coulee Reigon 5 (SO) - Nick Bowman’s goal in the third round of the shootout gave the Coulee Region Chill the win and two points in the standings. Bowman scored a goal in regulation while Marshal Plunkett, Jacob Dirks and Tyler Ebner also found twine. For the Blizzard, Doug Larson lit the lamp twice. Andriy Denyskin scored a goal and an assist while Vince Marino also found the back of the net in the loss. Emil Zetterquist turned aside 38 shots in the win.
MN Magicians 2 @ Janesville 1 - Davis Kirkendall’s second period tally was the difference as the Magicians took down the Janesville Jets 2-1. Jarrett Lee notched his fourth goal of the season while Christope Fillion scored the only goal for the Jets. Isaiah Saville grabbed the win in goal as he denied 18 of 19 Janesville shots. Daniel Lebedeff stopped 14 of 16 in the loss.
Lone Star 2 @ Amarillo 1 - Jason Grande’s shutout streak came to an end just 26 seconds into the game as Julian Biondo scored his fifth of the year. Austin Bottrell also scored for the Brahmas and it turned out to be the game winning goal. Nick Stuckless scored the lone Amarillo goal as they came up just short against Lone Star. Harrison Feeney stopped 24 of the 25 shots thrown his way.
Springfield 2 @ MN Wilderness 3 - Brendan Sheehan’s goal with 17 seconds remaining was enough to lift the Wilderness over the Springfield Jr. Blues. It was Sheehan’s first of the season with the assists going to Luke Dow and Garrett Worth. Worth scored the first goal of the game for the Wilderness early in the second period before helping set up the game winner. Trevor Micucci won his fourth start of the season, he made 32 saves while Evan Fear stopped 37 of 40 shots.
Austin 2 @ Bismarck 1 - Alex Mella’s tally in the third period held up for the final 11 minutes and gave the Bruins a 2-1 victory over the Bismarck Bobcats. Mella’s power play goal and Kaiden Scott’s first of the season would be all the offense Austin would need to take down Bismarck. Alex Schilling was tremendous, he turned aside 24 of 25 shots. Ryan Ullan was forced to take the loss, he made 19 saves on 21 chances.
Aberdeen 2 @ Minot 1 - A third period goal from Nathan Burke propelled the Wings to a 2-1 victory over the Minot Minotauros. The Wings came through on the power play as both of their tallies came with the extra skater. Adam Pitters scored his fourth goal of the season in the win for the Wings. Grant Loven on the other hand scored the only goal for Minot. Gabe Vinal picked up win number four as he denied 27 Minotauro chances. Jack Robbel was stuck with the loss, he stopped 20 shots.
Fairbanks 7 @ Kenai River 1 - The goals came quick and often for the Fairbanks Ice Dogs as they beat the Kenai River Brown Bears 7-1. Nolan Schaeffer, Tanner Schachle, Samuel Ruffin, Robert Blueger and Hunter Wendt all scored for the Ice Dogs in the win. Erkka Vanska and Jack Johnston also lit the lamp as well for Fairbanks. Kenai’s only goal of the evening came from Alex Klekotka, which was his second goal of the year. Josh Benson improved to 7-2 on the season after making 16 saves.