Saturday Scores: Boudon's four goals helps Generals tie series
April 14, 2019
East Division Semi-Finals, Game 2: Northeast 4 @ Johnstown 3 (Series tied 1-1) – Northeast forward Louis Boudon scored all four of his team’s goals on the way to a 4-3 win to stun the Tomahawks at home and tie the series, 1-1. The Tomahawks scored the game's first goal on a turn over to Oliver Benwell for a 1-0 Johnstown lead. Northeast tied the game at 1-1 with a goal from Louis Boudon with 24 seconds left. Midway through the 2nd period, Boudon scored his second of the game shorthanded for a 2-0 Generals lead. Boudon would complete the hat trick two minutes later to increase the Northeast advantage to 3-1. The Tomahawks battled back to cut the deficit to 3-2 when Benwell scored his second of the game. Boudon added his fourth of the game early in the third period to add tot he Northeast lead 4-2. Defenseman Chris Trouba added a late power play goal with 46.9 seconds left but the Generals would hang on for the 4-3 win. David Fessenden made 27 saves in the win, while Carter McPhail made 25 saves in the loss.
East Division Semi-Finals, Game 2: New Jersey 1 @ Jamestown 4 (Jamestown leads series, 2-0) – Rebels goalie Noah West made 20 saves and Alex Frye scored twice as the Rebels won 4-1 in Game 2 and took a 2-0 lead in the series. The Titans got off to the start they wanted as Gavin Gulash scored midway through the 1st period. The Rebels would answer back in the late stages of the 1st period as Colin Schmidt scored a power play goal to knot the game at 1-1. In the 2nd period, the Rebels took control of the game with three goals in the middle frame, which included back-to-back goals from Frye and another from Antonio Venuto. Titans goalie Brandon Perrone made 23 saves in the loss.
Central Division Semi-Finals, Game 2: Bismarck 3 @ Minot 5 (Minot leads series, 2-0) – For the second straight game, the Minotauros offense racked up five goals as they took a 2-0 lead in the series with a 5-3 win. Andrew Kangas scored twice and Willmer Skoog added three assists in the win. Minot opened up a 2-0 lead thanks to two goals from David Raisanen and Taylor Lantz. The Bobcats tied the game at 2-2 thanks to goals from Bartek Bison and Adam Stacho. The Minotauros went back up by two thanks to goals from Didrik Henbrant and Kangas for a 4-2 lead at the end of two periods. In the 3rd period, Bismarck cut the lead down to one thanks to a power play goal from Stacho, his second tally of the game. However, the Minotauros lead went back to two as Kangas added his second goal of the game to make it a 5-3 final. Nick Grabko made 20 saves in the win, while John Roberts made 29 saves in the loss.
Central Division Semi-Finals, Game 2: Austin 2 @ Aberdeen 6 (Aberdeen leads series, 2-0) – Brad Belisle and Stepan Pokorny each had a goal and an assist as the Wings posted a 6-2 win in Game 2 of the series, taking a 2-0 lead over the Bruins. The game was put out of reach early as the Wings scored four goals in the 1st period as Belisle, Pokorny, Jonathan Bendorf, and Nic Sicoly all lit the lamp. Austin would respond to make it a 4-2 game with two 2nd period goals from Jared Christi and Kyle Herbster, but two late empty-net goals in the 3rd period from Colton Huard and Connor Beatty secured the four-goal win for the Wings. Aberdeen goalie Matt Vernon made 24 saves in the win, while Kyle McClellan made 30 saves in the loss.
South Division Semi-Finals, Game 2: Corpus Christi 6 @ Amarillo 5 (OT) (Corpus Christi leads series, 2-0) - Kyle Moore completed a hat trick with the game-winning goal 1:17 into overtime as the Corpus Christi IceRays defeated the Amarillo Bulls 6-5 for a second-consecutive night in Amarillo. Off his faceoff win, Moore pushed the puck forward and sent a backhand rebound over a sprawled Amarillo goaltender Justin Evenson to complete a four-point outing. Blake Bennett notched three points and goaltender Brian George made 48 saves. IceRays defenseman Anthony Firriolo opened the scoring 1:11 into the game with a shot from center ice that bounced past Evenson. Brenden Datema tied the game for Amarillo 2:28 into the second period before Moore regained the lead for the visitors at 4:46. David Ojamae then tallied a goal at 9:18 to send the teams into the second intermission tied 2-2. Amarillo gained its only lead of the game 1:28 into the third period off a goal from Brett Abdelnour. Santeri Hartikainen tied the game for the IceRays at 3:46 to start a string of three-consecutive goals for Corpus Christi. Moore, off a breakaway feed from Tyler Love, scored at 11:18, then Bennett recorded a goal on the power play just over three minutes later to make it 5-3 Corpus Christi. Amarillo scored twice in the game’s final 2:44 to force overtime. With Evenson pulled for an extra attacker, Logan Jenuwine registered a 6-on-4 power play goal at 17:16, then Brancheau tied the game with 1:23 remaining. Evenson made 26 saves in the loss.
South Division Semi-Finals, Game 2: Shreveport 4 @ Lone Star 2 (Series tied 1-1) – The Mudbugs broke a 2-2 tie late in the 3rd period with two goals in the final three minutes to defeat the Brahmas 4-2 and tie the series at 1-1. Shreveport got off to a fast start thanks to two 1st period goals from Carson Nichols and Conor Witherspoon. Lone Star clawed back in the 2nd period with two goals of their own to tie the game at 2-2 as Nick Siffringer and Joey Baez scored. Late in the 3rd period, the Mudbugs took the lead as Warren Natyshak applied pressure in the Brahmas zone, which caused a Brahmas player to lose the puck as it then deflected off of goalie Seth Eisele for a 3-2 lead. Matt Weber would add a late empty-net goal to secure the win. Mudbugs goalie Leo Chuard made 27 saves in the win and Eisele made 25 saves in the loss.
Midwest Division Semi-Finals, Game 2: Janesville 1 @ Fairbanks 4 (Fairbanks leads series, 2-0) – Ice Dogs goalie Mattias Sholl made 22 saves and four different players scored for Fairbanks as they took a 2-0 lead in the series with a 4-1 win in Game 2. Trenton Woods got the scoring started in the 1st period for Fairbanks for a 1-0 lead. The Jets tied the game at 1-1 early in the 2nd period thanks to a goal from Jordon Halverson. The Ice Dogs responded with a goal later in the period from John Stampohar. In the 3rd period, Matt Koethe added to the lead with a goal less than a minute into the final frame and Luke Ciolli added the Ice Dogs 4th goal to secure the win. Jets goalie Cole Brady made 23 saves in the loss.
Midwest Division Semi-Finals, Game 2: Springfield 4 @ MN Magicians 3 (OT) (Series tied 1-1) – The Jr. Blues evened the series against the Magicians thanks to a 4-3 overtime win in Game 2. The Magicians jumped ahead early with a 1st period goal from Ricky Lyle Jr. The Jr. Blues then took control with three straight goals to make it 3-1 as Ben Schmidling and Caden Villegas scored in the 2nd period and Giovanni Carabelli added a 3rd period tally. The Magicians stormed back later in the 3rd period with two goals from Carter Breitenfeldt and Jackson Jutting to tie the game at 3-3 and send things to overtime. Just 4:30 into the overtime, Nick Techel buried a rebound to give the Jr. Blues the 4-3 win. Jack Williams made 13 saves in the win, while Jack Robbel made 16 saves in the loss.