Bruins, Rebels next to punch tickets to Division Finals
April 22, 2018
Central Division Semi-Finals, Game 3: Austin 5 @ MN Wilderness 3 (Austin wins series, 3-1) – Dante Zapata, Dante Sheriff and Travis Kothenbeutel each had a goal and an assist as the Austin Bruins completed their series victory over the Minnesota Wilderness with a 5-3 win in Game 4. Evan Cholak and Valdemar Ahlberg also found the back of the net in the win. Alex Schilling picked up the win in net for the Bruins as he made 20 saves on 23 tries. Alex Spencer, Nathan Horn and C.J. Regula all scored for Minnesota. Ryan Fanti made 19 saves in the loss.
East Division Semi-Finals, Game 5: Northeast 0 @ Philadelphia 5 (Philadelphia wins series, 3-2) – After a five-game classic tilt, the Philadelphia Rebels will be moving on to the East Division Finals as they defeated the Northeast Generals 5-0 in the decisive Game 5. Brandon Stanley led all skaters with a goal and two assists. Bryant Gunn, Carson Moniz and Jensen Zerban all had a goal and an assist in the win for Philadelphia. Jimmy Glynn also found the back of the net for the Rebels. Ryan Keane was a perfect 19 for 19. David Fessenden made 28 saves for the Generals.
Central Division Semi-Finals, Game 4: Aberdeen 1 @ Minot 3 (Series tied, 2-2) – The Minot Minotauros kept their season alive as they defeated the Aberdeen Wings 3-1 in Game 4 of their Central Division Semi-Final. Nolan Sawchuk had a goal and an assist in the victory as Ryan Green and Alex Adams also scored for Minot. Samu Lonkila was nearly perfect as he stopped 21 of 22 shots thrown his way. Nic Sicoly scored the only goal for Aberdeen while Matt Vernon made 27 saves.
East Division Semi-Finals, Game 4: New Jersey 0 @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1 (Series tied, 2-2) – Gabe Temple’s tally at the 12:59 mark of the first period stood the entire game as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights forced a Game 5 tomorrow evening against the New Jersey Titans as they won Game 4 by a score of 1-0. Jack Olmstead was credited with the only assist on the Temple goal. Christian Stoever had the game of his life as he stopped all 51 shots put on goal by the Titans. Matt Ladd was no slouch for New Jersey as he stopped 37 of 38 shots.