Friday Finals: Wings raise banners, get opening night win
September 28, 2019
Austin 2 @ Aberdeen 3 - On the night where the Aberdeen Wings raised the 2019 Robertson Cup Championship banner, they defeated the Austin Bruins 3-2 in front of their home crowd. Zach Aughe, Cade Neilson and Jakob Breault all tallied goals in the win. Jake Sibell stopped 38 shots to pick up his second win of the year. Jed Pietila and Carson Riddle provided the offense for Austin. Jaxon Friedman made 21 saves and picked up an assist.
Maryland 7 @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3 - Jackson Sterrett’s four point night led the Maryland Black Bears to a 7-3 drubbing of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. Anthony Mollica also found the back of the net twice in the win for the Black Bears. Wilmer Skoog continued his torrid start to the season with a goal and an assist. Luke Mountain and Logan Kons also scored for Maryland. Cooper Black got the win in goal as he made 39 saves. Anthony Mastromonica lit the lamp twice for the Knights. Mike Manzo had a goal and an assist in the loss. Zach Stejskal and Alex Contey combined for 19 saves.
Jamestown 3 @ Northeast 1 - All the goals came in the third period and in the end it was the Jamestown Rebels scoring a 3-1 victory. Ian Carpenter picked up the game winning goal while Lewis Crosby and Jordan Cormier picked up their first goals of the season. Noah West earned the victory in net as he stopped 28 of 29 shots. Tyler Cooper picked up the only goal for the Generals while Joey Stanizzi took the loss in net with 26 saves.
New Jersey 2 @ Johnstown 5 - Tristan Poissant’s two goals led the way for the Tomahawks as they defeated the New Jersey Titans by a score of 5-2. Colin Price picked up a goal and an assist while Spencer DenBeste and Nicholas Martino also found the back of the net for the Tomahawks. Alex Tracy made 16 stops to pick up the victory. Brody Medeiros and Shane Haviland scored for the Titans. Patrick Pugliese was dealt the loss as he made 22 stops.
Shreveport 2 @ Amarillo 1 (SO) - The Shreveport Mudbugs blew a late lead but redeemed themselves in a shootout as the Sam Miller scored the only goal in the skills competition to give the Mudbugs a 2-1 win. Rais Francis scored in regulation for the Mudbugs. Maiszon Balboa made 43 stops and denied all three shooters in the shootout to preserve the win. Lauri Sertti scored with just 21 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime and Charlie Glockner stopped 27 of 28 in the loss.
Fairbanks 5 @ Janesville 3 - Oliver Kjaer scored twice as the Fairbanks Ice Dogs took care of the Janesville Jets by a score of 5-3. Matt Koethe and Lucas Erickson each tallied a goal and an assist for Fairbanks. Trenton Woods also found the back of the net. Mattias Sholl grabbed the victory in between the pipes, he stopped 23 of 26. Jan Lasak, Ivar Sjolund and Isaac Novak all scored for the Jets. Grant Riley took the loss despite stopping 34 shots.
Topeka 1 @ Springfield 2 - The Springfield Jr. Blues grabbed a 2-1 win in their 2019-20 home opener. Danila Larionovs scored the game’s first goal and assisted on the game winner scored by Jeremy Gabriele. Ryan Wilson was nearly perfect as he stopped 29 of 30 Topeka shots. Connor Zilisch broke the shutout with just one minute remaining in the third. Jakub Dobes stopped 22 of 24 shots and took the loss.
Minot 7 @ St. Cloud 3 - The Minot Minotauros spoiled opening night in St. Cloud as they took down the Blizzard by a score of 7-3. Owen Baumgartner, Kevin Ness, and Cade Stibbe all had a goal and two assists. Cole O’Connell picked up a goal and assist of his own while Ville Immonen, Hunter Bjorge and Jay Buchholz all lit the lamp for Minot. Ben Garrity stopped 18 shots as he received plenty of goal support from his teammates. Ryan O’Neil, Anthony Szurlej and Ryan Green all scored for St. Cloud. Britt League made 33 saves for the Blizzard.
MN Wilderness 3 @ Bismarck 8 - Lars Christian Rodne had himself a night in his first NAHL game as he racked up a hat trick and added an assist in the Bobcats’ 8-3 win against the Wilderness. George Grannis and Trea Irey each had a goal and a helper for Bismarck. Will Hillman, Tim Piechowski and Carl Fish also scored for the Bobcats. Ryan Ullan only needed to make 19 saves to earn the win in goal. Blake Holmes and Zach Michaelis both tallied a goal and an assist. Jacob Herter also scored for Minnesota. Jonathan Mor and Ryan Ouellette combined for 31 saves.
Kenai River 5 @ MN Magicians 3 - The Kenai River Brown Bears won their third straight game as they topped the Minnesota Magicians 5-3. Michael Spinner led the way offensively for Kenai River as he scored twice and added an assist. Recently committed Zach Krajnik had three points as well with a goal and two assists. Laudon Poellinger and Max Helgeson scored as well for the Brown Bears. Landon Pavlisin stopped 24 shots to get the win in goal. Blake Kryska, Garrett Szeremley and T.J. Sagissor all scored for the Magicians. David Tomeo stopped 22 of 27 shots for Minnesota.
Corpus Christi 2 @ Lone Star 3 (OT) - Josh Martin scored the game winning goal at the 2:09 mark of overtime as the Lone Star Brahmas made a late comeback to remain unbeaten on the season. Joey Baez’s second goal of the season came with just 2:16 remaining in regulation to tie the game and force the extra period. CJ Walker scored his third goal of the year for Lone Star as well. Ludvig Persson made 12 saves to earn the win in goal. Evan Carroll and Artur Turansky scored for the IceRays. Jeremy Forman was given the tough luck loss as he made 27 saves.
Odessa 4 @ New Mexico 3 (SO) - The Odessa Jackalopes spoiled the home opener for the New Mexico Ice Wolves as they skated away with a 4-3 shootout victory. The packed house was silenced by Michael Sacco’s goal in the shootout and Aaron Randazzo stopped all three shooters he faced in the skills competition to seal the win. Connor Scahill led the Jacks with a goal and an assist in regulation. Jake Vaughan and Chace McCardle scored as well. For the Ice Wolves it was Spencer Rudrud, Shamil Khadizhalov and Jackson Wille all finding the back of the net.