Friday Finals: Murphy's big night for Wings shuffles Central standings
October 19, 2019
Aberdeen 4 @ MN Wilderness 3 (OT) – Riley Murphy had a hat-trick, which included two goals in the 3rd period and the overtime-winner, as the Wings picked up a big 4-3 road win in Cloquet. The Wilderness held a 2-1 lead through two periods as Eric Fawkes and Nate Horn scored for the home side, while Antonio DiPaolo had the Wings goal. In the 3rd period, Murphy scored twice to give the Wings a 3-2 lead, only to see the Wilderness tie the game in the final minute of regulation on a goal from Zach Michaelis. In the overtime, Murphy completed his hat-trick with the game-winner from the high slot. Wings goalie Jake Sibell made 34 saves in the win, while Kaleb Johnson made 33 saves in the loss.
MN Magicians 1 @ Kenai River 0 (SO) – Minnesota Magicians goalie Wes Mankowski stopped all 48 shots that came his way through regulation and overtime, then shut the door on two Brown Bears shooters in the shootout to give his team a 1-0 shootout win on Friday. Brown Bears goalie Landon Pavlisin was also credited with a shutout, stopping all 35 shots he saw through regulation and overtime. Marko Reifenberger and TJ Sagissor had the shootout goals for the Magicians.
Janesville 1 @ Fairbanks 4 – The Ice Dogs stayed hot and got to within one point of 1st place in the Midwest Division thanks to a 4-1 home win over the visiting Jets. Four different players scored for Fairbanks, which included a 1st period goal from Luke Ciolli, two goals in the 2nd period from Barak Braslavski and Tyler Deweese and a 3rd period goal from Jasper Lester. Isaac Novak had the lone goal for the Jets, which came late in the 2nd period. Fairbanks goalie Mattias Sholl made 17 saves in the win, while Jets goalie Grant Riley made 32 saves in the loss.
Austin 2 @ Bismarck 5 – The Bobcats moved into a tie for 1st place in the Central Division thanks to their 6th straight win as they defeated the visiting Bruins 5-2 on Friday. Five different players scored for the Bobcats, which included Ethan Gauer in the 1st period and then four straight goals from Grant Johnson and Daniel Chladek in the 2nd period and Austin Schwartz and Will Hillman in the 3rd period. The Bruins got both their goals in the 2nd period from Hugh Larkin and Carson Riddle. Ryan Ullan made 30 saves in the win, while Tyler Shea made 28 saves in the loss.
New Mexico 0 @ Odessa 2 - Aaron Randazzo stopped all 18 shots that came his way for his second shutout of the season as the Jackalopes blanked the Ice Wolves, 2-0. Both Odessa goals came in the 1st period as Matt Hutton scored his first goal of the season and Connor Scahill scored his second goal of the season, which would prove to be enough for the remainder of the game. New Mexico goalie Josh Langford took the loss, making 19 saves.
Amarillo 3 @ Lone Star 2 (SO) – The Bulls picked up their fourth straight win and third straight win over the Brahmas thanks to a 3-2 shootout win on the road on Friday. The Bulls jumped ahead 2-0 in the game with goals from Nick Trela in the 1st period and Lauri Sertti in the 2nd period. The Brahmas stormed back to tie the game with goals from Noah Roofe in the 2nd period and Thomas Daskas in the 3rd period. In the shootout, Sertti scored the lone goal to secure the win for the Bulls, while Amarillo goalie Charlie Glockner stopped all three Brahmas shooters. Glocker made 21 saves in the win, while Cayden Bailey made 28 saves in the loss.
St. Cloud 3 @ Minot 6 – Six different players lit the lamp for the Minotauros in a 6-3 home win over the Blizzard. Minot got two goals in the 1st period from Jay Buchholz and Dan Russell, three more goals in the 2nd period from Cade Stibbe, Cole Hanson, and Kyler Kleven, and a 3rd period goal from Andranik Armstrong-Kingkade. The Blizzard got goals from Jack Suchy in the 1st period and Ryan O’Neil and Owen Belisle in the 2nd period. Ben Garrity made 28 saves in the win, while Travis Allen took the loss, allowing four goals on 18 shots before giving way to Britt League, who allowed two goals on 26 shots.
Johnstown 1 @ WBS Knights 3 – Knights goalie Zach Stejskal made 39 saves to lead his club to a 3-1 win over the visiting Tomahawks. The Tomahawks struck first thanks to a 1st period goal from Christian Gorscak. However, the Knights stormed back for three straight goals, which included the game-tying goal from Spencer Kring in the 2nd period and two goals in the 3rd period from Lincoln Hatten and Spencer Evans. David Tomeo took the loss, stopping 30 of 32 shots.
Maryland 6 @ Jamestown 2 – Kyle Oleksiuk scored twice and Andrew Takacs made 37 saves to lead the Black Bears to a 6-2 road win in Jamestown. After a 1st period goal from Jamestown’s Jordan Cormier, it was all Black Bears, which included four goals in the 2nd period to take a 4-1 lead on goals from Wilmer Skoog, Logan Kons, Garrett Szydlowski, and Oleksiuk. The Black Bears added two more goals in the 3rd period, including one from Cameron Recchi and the other from Oleksiuk. Noah Finstrom had the other goal for the Rebels. Noah West made 40 saves in the loss.
Maine 1 @ New Jersey 6 – The Titans maintained their lead in the East as they got two goals apiece from Josef Glamos and Mitch Machlitt as they beat the visiting Nordiques, 6-1. The Titans jumped out to a 2-0 lead with 1st period goals from Kyle Jeffers and Machlitt. Maine drew within one goal as Filip Lofdahl scored in the 2nd period, but the Titans put the game out of reach in the 3rd period with four goals, which included two from Glamos, another from Machlitt and the final goal from Ole Andersen. Patrick Pugliese made 27 saves in the win, while Connor Androlewicz made 22 saves in the loss.
Topeka 3 @ Springfield 1 – Pilots goalie Jakub Dobes made 42 saves to lead his club to a 3-1 road win to take over sole possession of 1st place in the South Division. It was all Pilots in the first two periods as they took a 3-0 lead thanks to two goals from Shawn Kennedy and another from Austin Cleveland. The Jr. Blues snapped Dobes’ shutout bid late in the 3rd period with a power play goal from Deniel Homqvist. Jr. Blues goalie Ryan Wilson made 21 saves in the loss.
Corpus Christi 2 @ Shreveport 3 – Mudbugs goalie Maiszon Balboa made 36 saves to lead his team to a 3-2 home win over the visiting IceRays. The two teams traded goals in both the 1st and 2nd periods to be tied at 2-2 after two periods with Sam Miller and Matt Weber scoring for Shreveport, while Artur Turansky and Erik Bargholtz scored for the IceRays. Midway through the 3rd period, the Mudbugs got the game-winner off the stick of Conor Witherspoon. Jeremy Forman made 39 saves in the loss.