Generals, Jackalopes net close wins on Thursday night
January 5, 2018
Peyton Frantti had a goal in regulation and the shootout decider as Odessa extended their winning streak to four straight games with a 5-4 win on Thursday.
Northeast 3 @ Philadelphia 2 (OT)
– Matthew Wiesner scored two goals, including the overtime-winner as the Generals picked up a 3-2 overtime win over the Rebels on Thursday night. The Generals opened the scoring with a goal early in the 1st period from Alex Cohen, his 5th goal of the season. The Rebels responded back to tie the game at 1-1 late in the 2nd period with Anthony Starzi’s first NAHL goal of the season. In the 3rd period, the Generals briefly regain their one goal edge as a goal from Matthew Wiesner made it 2-1, but a Diarmad Dimurro scored less than two minutes later to tie the game again at 2-2. Just :17 seconds into overtime, Wiesner went coast-to-coast to beat Rebels goalie Ryan Keane for the win. Generals goalie David Fessenden made 31 saves in the win, while Keane made 14 saves in the loss. Boxscore
Odessa 5 @ Topeka 4 (SO)
– The Jackalopes moved their winning streak to four straight games thanks to a come-from-behind 5-4 shootout win. After an opening goal from Odessa’s Peyton Frantti, the RoadRunners took control of the game to take a 4-1 lead into early in the 3rd period. Dallas Tulik scored later in the 1st period to make it 1-1. Topeka then increased the lead to 3-1 with 2nd period goals from Zeke Zeier and Matt Barnes. Chad Hillebrand scored early in the 3rd period to make it a 4-1 lead for the RoadRunners. However, the Jacks stormed back with three goals in the 12 minute span as Ricky Carballo scored to make it 4-2 and then Blake Bride scored twice to knot the game at 4-4. In a 12-person combined shootout, Peyton Frantti had the decider for the Jacks. Alex Camarre made 22 saves in the win, after he came into the game in relief of Brett Epp. Sam Metcalf made 41 saves in the shootout loss. Boxscore