Friday Finals: IceRays move into playoff spot with 5th straight win
December 15, 2018
Corpus Christi 6 @ Odessa 1 - The Corpus Christi IceRays continued their torrid stretch against the Odessa Jackalopes as they defeated Odessa 6-1. Anthony Firriolo had two goals and an assist for Corpus Christi while Blake Bennett scored a goal and added two assists. Santeri Hartikainen, Jake Stellla and Nikita Krivorasov all lit the lamp for Corpus Christi. Brian George made 25 saves for the IceRays to pick up his second win. Jared Christy scored the only goal for the Jackalopes while Kade Phipps made 26 stops.
Aberdeen 7 @ Minot 1 - The Aberdeen Wings made a statement this weekend as they finished off the sweep of the Minot Minotauros with a 7-1 win on Friday night. John Sladic scored a pair of goals in the win while Joe Strada had a goal and two assists. Nic Sicoly also potted a goal and two assists and Max Salpeter and Tim Makowski each had a goal and an assist. Connor Beatty lit the lamp and Jonathan Bendorf finished with 3 assists. Matt Vernon made 28 stops for the Wings. Newly acquired forward Vince Marino netted the only goal for the Minotauros while Ben Garrity and Nicholas Grabko combined for 30 saves.
Amarillo 7 @ Topeka 0 - In a battle of the top two teams in the South Division, it was all Amarillo as the Bulls routed the Pilots 7-0. Logan Jenuwine netted a hat trick and tallied an assist as well. Gabriel Seger netted a goal and an assist. Jason Brancheau, Trey Bagwell and Brendan West all found the back of the net as well. Jason Grande stopped all 22 shots thrown his way to grab his fourth shutout of the year.
Lone Star 1 @ Shreveport 3 - Gueorgui Feduolov could not be stopped as he scored two goals and had an assist in the Shreveport Mudbugs 3-1 victory over the Lone Star Brahmas. Jay Feiwell notched a goal and two assists in the win. CJ McGee also picked up a pair of assists. Leo Chuard made 19 saves for the Mudbugs. Eric Huss had the lone goal for Lone Star and Harrison Feeney made 22 saves in the loss.
Austin 4 @ Bismarck 2 - Two goals from Lane Krenzen paced the Austin Bruins as they doubled up the Bismarck Bobcats 4-2 to win their 6th straight game. Ian Mageau and Dante Zapata also scored for the Bruins. Kyle McClellan stopped 21 of 23 shots and even tallied an assist. Jacob Marti and Mitchell Walinski scored for the Bobcats while John Roberts stopped 28 of 32 shots thrown in his direction..
Jamestown 2 @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1 - Alex Frye’s goal at 3:32 of the third period stood as the game-winning goal as the Jamestown Rebels outlasted the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights 2-1. Frye also picked up on a point on the Rebels other goal, that was scored by Alex Roy in the first period. Ryan Keane earned the win in net as he made 32 saves. Jacob Badal had the only goal for the Knights while Samuel Vyletelka stopped 27 of 29 shots.
New Jersey 3 @ Johnstown 7 - Carson Briere’s five points, two goals and three assists, paced the Johnstown Tomahawks to a 7-3 victory over the New Jersey Titans. It was their 19th win in their last 20 games. Bennett Stockdale had a pair of goals and Samuel Solensky also scored and added two assists as well. Mitchell Hale and Pavel Kharin also found themselves on the scoresheet as well. Roman Kraemer finished the night with four assists. Carter McPhail turned aside 34 shots to earn the victory. Ryan Naumovski, Micheal Outzen, and Kyle Jeffers found the back of the net for New Jersey.
MN Magicians 0 @ Janesville 2 - Cole Brady picked up his second straight shutout as he held division leading Minnesota off the scoresheet. In total, he stopped 26 shots for the Jets. Brenden Olson scored the go ahead goal early in the second period while Brenden McLaren added the empty net goal for Janesville. Jack Robbel made 18 stops for the Magicians.
Brookings 1 @ MN Wilderness 3 - Austin Grzenia, Ashton Altmann, and Andrew Troy all found the back of the net as the Minnesota Wilderness defeated the Brookings Blizzard 3-1. Kaleb Johnson made 22 saves on 23 Brookings attempts. Sam Antenucci scored the only goal for the Blizzard. George McBey made 32 saves in the loss.
Fairbanks 1 @ Springfield 2 (OT) - Max Brainin was the hero in overtime as the Springfield Jr. Blues knocked off the Fairbanks Ice Dogs 2-1 in overtime. Brainin added an assist on the Jr. Blues first goal scored by Ben Schmidling. Jack Williams denied 33 of 34 shots from Fairbanks to earn the win. Tanner Edwards netted the only tally for the Ice Dogs as Mattias Sholl made 20 saves.
Kenai River 0 @ Chippewa 1 (SO) - It took 65 minutes and all six shooters in the shootout before we had our first and only goal of the game, and it was a beauty. Killian Kiecker-Olson dazzled the fans in attendance with an incredible game winning goal in the final round of the shootout. Josh Langford made 36 stops for Chippewa and stopped all three shooters in the skills competition. Gavin Enright was equally as good as he made 38 stops in a tough loss.