April 21, 2019
Zach Nazzarett scored two goals in a 3-2 win to help the New Jersey Titans stay alive in their East Division Semi-Finals series against the Jamestown Rebels.
Saturday's Box Scores
Central Division Semi-Finals, Game 4: Aberdeen 3 @ Austin 1 (Aberdeen wins series, 3-1) – The Aberdeen Wings will be getting a rematch with the Minot Minotauros, this time it will be for the right to represent the Central Division at the Robertson Cup. The Wings are on to the Central Division Finals after defeating the Austin Bruins in Game 4 by a score of 3-1. Tim Makowski got the scoring started late in the first period after a nice feed from Joe Strada. Jonathan Bendorf scored the eventual game-winning goal in the 2nd period and John Sladic sealed the win with an empty net goal. Matt Vernon continued his impressive season by allowing just one goal on 21 Austin shots. The lone Bruins goal came from Josef Mysak with 3:57 left in the third. Kyle McClellan took the loss as he made 23 stops.
East Division Semi-Finals, Game 5: Northeast 2 @ Johnstown 4 (Johnstown wins series, 3-2) – The Johnstown Tomahawks are moving on to the East Division Finals as Roman Kraemer led the Tomahawks offense with a pair of goals. Carson Briere netted a goal and an assist while Oliver Benwell also found the back of the net. Carter McPhail stopped 21 shots and picked up his third win of the series. Trevor Smith and Matthew Rutigliano picked up goals for the Generals. David Fessenden gave everything he had as he stopped 34 shots. The Tomahawks will face the winner of the Rebels-Titans series in the next round.
Midwest Division Semi-Finals, Game 4: MN Magicians 6 @ Springfield 3 (Minnesota wins series, 3-1) – Jake Hale and John Keranen each scored twice and picked up a helper as the Minnesota Magicians punched their ticket to the Midwest Division Finals. Cameron Buhl tallied a goal and an assist while Isaac Henkemeyer-Howe also lit the lamp for the Magicians. Ethan Haider improved to 3-0 in the postseason as he stopped 30 of 33 Springfield shots. Brendan Aird, Jayden Jensen and Caden Villegas all scored for the Jr. Blues. Jack Williams and Henry Graham combined for 29 stops.
East Division Semi-Finals, Game 4: Jamestown 2 @ New Jersey 3 (Series Tied 2-2) – The Titans are going back to Jamestown as Zach Nazzarett potted a pair of goals to lead New Jersey over the Rebels 3-2. Kyle Jeffers picked up the game’s first goal just over midway through the first period. Sam Anzai and Alex Roy scored for the Rebels in the third to cut the deficit to one, but they couldn't get the tying goal past Brandon Perrone. The New Jersey net minder stopped 35 shots to pick up his second straight win. Ryan Keane denied 19 of 22 shots in the loss.
South Division Semi-Finals, Game 4: Lone Star 2 @ Shreveport 3 (Series Tied 2-2) – Just like last season, the Mudbugs and Brahmas will need five games to see who’s moving on in the postseason. Anton Rubtsov scored the game winning goal on a breakaway midway through the third period. Billy Feczko and Conor Witherspoon also netted goals for the Mudbugs. Leo Chuard picked up the win in net as he stopped 34 Lone Star shots. Zach Heintz and Sam Brennan each picked up their first playoff goals in the loss. Seth Eisele made 33 saves for Lone Star.