Friday Finals: Googins' big night helps Brahmas widen lead in South
November 16, 2019
Lone Star 4 @ Topeka 1 – In a battle of the top two teams in the South Division standings, it was all Brahmas as forward Evan Googins recorded a hat-trick to lead the Brahmas to a 4-1 road win in Topeka. After a goal to open the game from Topeka’s Luc Salem midway through the 1st period, the Brahmas tied the game three minutes later on Googins’ first goal of the night. Stefan Miklakos added another goal for the Brahmas later in the period to make it 2-1. Googins completed his hat-trick with goals in the 2nd and 3rd periods. Brahmas goalie Cayden Bailey made 24 saves in the win, while Guy Blessing made 28 saves in the loss.
Amarillo 0 @ New Mexico 1 (SO) – New Mexico goalie Josh Graziano made a season-high 50 saves and stopped all four Amarillo shooters in the shootout to pick up his first shutout of the season as the Ice Wolves extended their winning streak to three straight games thanks to a 1-0 shootout win on Friday. Amarillo goalie Charlie Glockner also got credit for a shutout, as he stopped 26 saves through regulation and overtime. The lone goal of the shootout was scored by Griffen Sanom to give New Mexico the extra point.
Maryland 4 @ New Jersey 3 (SO) – The Black Bears snapped the 10-game winning streak of the Titans thanks to a 4-3 shootout win on Friday. Maryland led 3-2 after the 1st period, which included goals from Aden Bruich, Wilmer Skoog, and Hampus Rydqvist. New Jersey had goals from Cam Gendron and Chris Garbe. Late in the 3rd period, the Titans tied the game with under a minute remaining in regulation as Mitch Machlitt scored his 12th goal of the season. In the shootout, Logan Kittleson scored the only goal of the eight combined shooters. Maryland goalie Andrew Takacs made 25 saves in the win, while Patrick Pugliese made 35 saves in the loss.
Johnstown 4 @ Maine 6 – Six different players scored for the Nordiques as they broke a 4-4 tie with two goals in the 3rd period en route to a 6-4 win. The Nordiques jumped out to a 2-0 lead with 1st period goals from Stefan Owens and Makem Demers. Noah Kane and Casper Soderling scored in the 2nd period for Maine, however, Johnstown scored four goals to tie the game at 4-4, which included toals from Max Kouznetsov, Christian Gorscak, Spencer DenBeste, and Brendan Blair. In the 3rd period, the Nordiques seized control with two early goals from Cole Ouellette and Cale Dubrul. Conor Androlewicz made 12 saves in the 3rd period to pick up the win as he came in relief for Avery Sturtz, who made 26 saves. David Tomeo took the loss with 21 saves.
Northeast 2 @ Jamestown 4 – Rebels goalie Noah West made 30 saves to help his team to a 4-2 win over the visit Generals on Friday. After an opening goal from Jamestown’s Jordan Cormier, Northeast took a 2-1 lead on goals from Liam McCanney and Ethan Destefani. Before the period was out, the Rebels tied the game at 2-2 on a goal from Valetino Passarelli. In the 2nd period, Jamestown took a 3-2 lead on a goal from Eric Olson and Valerii Rykov added a 3rd period goal for insurance. Generals goalie Joey Stanizzi took the loss making 30 saves.
Aberdeen 4 @ Austin 1 – Wings goalie Henry Welsch made 24 saves and Natan Vertes had three points as the Wings picked up a 4-1 road win in Austin. Aberdeen opened the scoring early in the 1st period on a goal from Connor Beatty. The Bruins tied the game later in period with their lone tally from Ben Almquist. In the 2nd period, Cooper Haar scored the eventual game-winning goal and Antonio DiPaolo and Vertes added 3rd period goals. Bruins goalie Tyler Shea took the loss, making 23 saves.
Minot 6 @ MN Wilderness 3 – Six different players scored for the Minotauros in a 6-3 road win in Cloquet on Friday. Minot jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the 1st period with goals from Ville Immonen, Jack Westlund, and Dan Russell. The Minotauros would add two more goals in the 2nd period from Kyler Kleven and Cole Hanson, and then a 3rd period goal from Cole O’Donnell. The Wilderness scoring came from Chikara Hanzawa, Aaron Myers, and Nate Horn. Minot goalie Ben Garrity made 31 saves in the win, while Kaleb Johnson made 30 saves in the loss.
St. Cloud 3 @ Bismarck 4 (OT) – The Bobcats came back from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Blizzard in overtime, 4-3. The Bobcats wasted no time to get the scoring started as less than two minutes in Daniel Chladek scored his 5th goal of the season. The Blizzard then took control later in the 1st period as they got three goals from Zackery Diamont, Andrew Hicks, and Max Johnson to take a 3-1 lead to the lockerroom. The Bobcats clawed back in the 2nd period with a pair of goals from Lars Rodne to tie the game at 3-3. Just :29 seconds into overtime, Grant Johnson dangled his way around traffic for the game-winner. Bobcats goalie Andrew Miller made 31 saves in the win, while Sam Metcalf made 48 saves in the loss.
Janesville 3 @ MN Magicians 2 – The Jets won their fourth straight game and third over the Magicians as they jumped out to a 3-0 lead and withstood a late Magicians comeback to win, 3-2. After a scoreless 1st period, the Jets got on the board first with a goal from Jake Dunlap in the 2nd period. Early in the 3rd period, the Jets got goals from Jordan Halverson and Isaac Novak to take a 3-0 lead. The Magicians mounted a comeback later in the 3rd period with goals from Blake Kryska and TJ Sagissor, but could not find the equalizer. Jets goalie Grant Riley made 43 saves in the win, while Wes Mankowski made 17 saves in the loss.
Corpus Christi 1 @ Odessa 6 – The Jackalopes scored three goals in the 1st period en route to a 6-1 home win over the IceRays. Six different players scored for Odessa including Jake Vaughan, Nick Grimaldi, and Jan Blasko in the 1st period and Jack Rudin, Isaiah Heumpfner, and Hunter Brackett in the 3rd period. Michael Krupinski had the lone goal for the IceRays, which came in the 2nd period. Aaron Randazzo made 25 saves in the win for the Jacks, while Jeremy Forman made 10 saves in the loss.
Chippewa 4 @ Fairbanks 2 – Steel goalie Trent Burnham made 43 saves as Chippewa snapped their losing skid with a 4-2 win in Fairbanks on Friday. The Steel jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. Braiden Dorfman scored twice, which included the game’s first goal early in the 1st period and another goal in the 2nd period. Jacob Dirks and Jacob Halvorson also had goals for the Steel in the win. Both Ice Dogs goals came in the 3rd period from Mason Plante and Nicholas Ostbloom. Mattias Sholl made 23 saves in the loss.
Springfield 4 @ Kenai River 8 – Peter Morgan had two goals and two assists to lead the Brown Bears to their 6th straight win as they topped the Jr. Blues for a second straight night in an 8-4 win. The Brown Bears got 1st period goals from Morgan and Jack Quinn, two more goals in the 2nd period from Morgan and Cody Moline, and then four goals in the 3rd period from Porter Schachle, Zach Krajnik, Max Helgeson, and Laudon Poellinger. The Jr. Blues got a 1st period goal from Aaron Swanson, a 2nd period goal from Hunter Longhi, and two goals in the 3rd period from Hugh Quinn and Hunter McCurdy. Landon Pavlisin made 25 saves in the win, while Alex Proctor made 45 saves in the loss.