Friday Finals: Ice Dogs stay hot with road win
Fairbanks 4 @ MN Magicians 1 - The Ice Dogs got out to a quick lead and never looked back. Samuel Ruffin had two goals and an assist. Jack Johnston and Jax Murray each had a goal and an assist for Fairbanks. Davis Kirkendall scored the only goal for Minnesota. Logan Neaton got the nod in goal and picked up the win by stopping 17 shots. On the other side, Davis Kirkendall scored for Mnnnotesa while Isaiah Saville stopped 22 shots.
Shreveport 4 @ Amarillo 3 (OT) - Kieran Durgan’s goal 23 seconds into overtime was the difference as the Mudbugs stayed red hot as they picked up another win. Dominick Procopio, Brendan Gysbers and Warren Natyshak all found the scoresheet for Shreveport. Jon Russell scored his NAHL leading 19th goal of the season. Gleb Murtazin and Nick Stuckless also scored for Amarillo in the loss. Both goalies were superb in this one, Durham stopped 33 of 36 as he improved to 8-1-0-1 on the season, Grande made 31 saves and fell to 9-6-2-1.
Corpus Christi 2 @ Lone Star 1 (OT) - Blake Coffey’s overtime snipe propelled the IceRays to an overtime victory over the Lone Star Brahmas. Pavel Koreshkov scored the only goal for the IceRays in regulation. Recently committed Chad Veltri picked up the win in goal, he made 31 saves on the night. Anton Sandberg scored the lone goal for Lone Star, Mitchell Gibson takes the tough long in net.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2 @ Johnstown 1 - Shay Donovan’s goal with just 3:05 left in regulation lifted the Knights to a 2-1 victory over the Tomahawks. Tyrone Bronte also scored in the win for Wilkes-Barre. Reed Robinson and Michael Morrissey also picked up points for the Knights. David Tomeo stopped 27 of 28 shots to pick up his fifth win of the season. Samuel Solensky scored his 9th goal of the year while Kade Phipps made 19 saves in the loss.
Kenai River 1 @ Janesville 4 - The Brown Bears got the first one of the game but that would be all they would get as Daniel Lebedeff locked down the Janesville net for the rest of the night. He made 28 saves in a 4-1 Janesville victory. Kip Hoffman scored twice and added an assist. Jakov Novak scored a goal and assisted on another as well. Jordan Steinmetz scored his third of the season in the win. Sacha Guillemain got the lone goal for Kenai, Gavin Enright made 32 saves.
Coulee Region 5 @ Springfield 3 - Matt Hines’ four point night led the Coulee Region chill to a 5-3 win over the Springfield Jr. Blues. Connor Zilisch scored a pair of goals while Marshal Plunkett had a goal and an assist. Hunter Canestra also scored for the Chill, Emil Zetterquist got the win in goal as he made 32 saves and picked up an assist as well. Ethan Stewart, Nikita Kozyrev and Jeff Skinner all scored for Springfield, Jurja Ovecka made 25 saves.
Austin 3 @ Brookings 4 - The Blizzard got goals from Cameron Teamor, Connor Koviak, Derek Hammer and Chase Brand and went on to defeat the Austin Bruins 4-3. Benjamin Beck was busy on this night as he eventually came away with 37 saves and the victory. Alex Schilling denied 36 of 40 Brookings shots. Justin Brandt, Evan Cholak and Andy Willis all scored for the Bruins.
Aberdeen 4 @ MN Wilderness 3 - Zach Noble’s two goals led the Wings offense in a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wilderness. Jonathan Bendorf had a goal and an assist while John Sladic also scored for the Wings. Gabe Vinal turned aside 38 shots to pick up his seventh win of the season. Ben Ward scored twice for the Wilderness and Gino Lucia also scored in the loss. Trevor Micucci stopped 25 of 29 for Minnesota.
Odessa 4 @ Topeka 2 - 11 different players picked up points for Odessa as they doubled up Topeka 4-2. Dylan Johnson, Joe Rosa, Blake Bride and Evan Somoza all scored for the Jackalopes. Alex Camarre stopped 27 shots in the win. Dylan Rauh and Austin McCarthy scored for Topeka. Sam Metcalf made 26 saves for the RoadRunners.
Bismarck 2 @ Minot 6 - Miroslav Mucha and Ryan Green both scored twice as the Minotauros beat up on the Bobcats 6-2. Austin Dollimer and Andrew Kangas each scored in the win while Alex Adams and Nolan Sawchuk each helped out with 3 assists. Samu Lonkila stopped 17 shots in the win. Michael Mahan and Patrick O’Connor scored for Bismark in a losing effort.