Friday Finals: Jets help playoff chances with big win
February 1, 2020
Springfield 3 @ Janesville 7 - Carter Hottman tallied a pair of goals to go with one assist as the Janesville Jets scored a 7-3 win over the Springfield Jr. Blues. Nick Nardella, Parker Lindauer and Henry Sweeney all chipped in a goal and an assist for the Jets. Riley Sims stopped 24 shots to improve to 3-2 on the year. The Jr. Blues received goals from Hunter Longhi, Jonathan Panisa and Carson Jones. Ryan Wilson stopped 32 shots in a losing effort.
Jamestown 2 @ Maryland 4 - Brayden Stannard could not be stopped as he played a part in every Maryland goal in their 4-2 win over the Jamestown Rebels. Stannard registered a hat trick and added an assist to lead the Black Bears. Hunter Brackett scored the other goal for Maryland. Aaron Randazzo stopped 24 shots to win his first game as a Black Bear. Eric Olson and Janis Vizbelis lit the lamp for the Rebels in the loss.
Aberdeen 1 @ Bismarck 2 - It was scoreless for the first 48 minutes as the Aberdeen Wings and Bismarck Bobcats battled on Friday night. Braden Husby broke the tie with his first of the year at the 8:41 mark. Adam Stacho made it a 2-0 game just 20 seconds later before Clayton Cosentino put the Wings back to within one with 9:21 remaining in regulation. That would be as close as the Wings would get as Andrew Miller stood on his head as he made 35 saves. Henry Welsch took the loss in goal despite making 15 saves.
Shreveport 3 @ Odessa 1 - The Shreveport Mudbugs kept their hot streak going as they beat the Odessa Jackalopes 3-1. Garrett Steele netted the first goal of the game in the final minute of the first period for Shreveport. Ryan Dickinson would add to that lead with his third goal of the year. Adam Kolcon got the Jackalopes close with his third goal of the season but Maiszon Balboa would go on to make 24 saves and pick up his 14th win of the season. Ryan Waltman added an empty net goal for the Mudbugs. Zach Stern stopped 31 shots for Odessa.
Austin 4 @ Minot 3 (SO) - Brett Miller made 36 saves in regulation and stopped all three shooters he faced in the shootout as the Austin Bruins survived the Minot Minotauros, 4-3. Hugh Larkin scored twice for the Bruins while Camden Gallagher posted his first goal of the year. Hugh Quinn scored the game deciding goal in the shootout for Austin. Dan Russell, Sam Skinner and Kyler Kleven all scored for Minot in the loss while Ben Garrity made 37 saves.
Kenai River 4 @ Fairbanks 5 (OT) - Lucas Erickson scored just 15 seconds into overtime to complete the comeback for the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. Fairbanks trailed by two just 1:32 into the third period as the Brown Bears took a 4-2 lead. Laker Aldrige and Dylan Abbott scored just two minutes apart to tie the game at four. Adam Eisele and Matt Koethe scored earlier in the contest for Fairbanks. Zach Krajnik potted a pair of goals while Porter Schachle and Trey LaBarge also scored for the Brown Bears. Mattias Sholl got the win in goal as he made 19 saves, Landon Pavlisin took the loss in goal for Kenai River as he stopped 33 shots.
New Jersey 3 @ Maine 7 - Trent Grimshaw and Noah Kane each found the back of the net twice as the Maine Nordiques defeated the New Jersey Titans 7-3. Isaiah Fox had a goal and an assist while Kevin Pitts and Filip Löfdahl also chipped in goals. Wesley Mankowski got the win in goal by making 30 saves. Michael Outzen, Gavin Gulasch and Ole Andersen netted goals for the Titans. Arseni Sergeev and Patrick Pugliese teamed up to make 32 stops.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3 @ Johnstown 5 - Noah Basarab tallied a pair of goals to lead the Johnstown Tomahawks over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights by a score of 5-3. Malik Alishlalov, Matthew Doyle and Reed Stark all contributed goals while Christian Gorscak and Tristan Poissant both had three assists. Alex Tracy stopped 31 of 34 shots to earn the win in goal. Sutton McDonald registered a goal and an assist while Tyrone Bronte and Christopher Rubenach each scored in the loss. Zach Stejskal stopped 34 shots for the Knights.
New Mexico 6 @ Topeka 3 - The New Mexico Ice Wolves got goals from six different players as they doubled up the Topeka Pilots 6-3. Alex Dominique led all skaters with a goal and two assists. Griffen Sanom chipped in a goal and an assist. Tylor Greene, Jackson Wille, Connor Kemp and Joe Prouty all found themselves on the scoresheet. Henrik Laursen turned aside 38 shots to pick up his fourth win of the year. Nick Nardecchia, Michael Muschitiello and Kyler Yeo all scored for the Pilots. Guy Blessing took the loss as he made 16 saves.
Corpus Christi 3 @ Amarillo 4 - Linus Udd Hellgren’s first goal of the season couldn’t have come at a better time as it turned out to be the game winner as the Amarillo Bulls edged the Corpus Christi IceRays 4-3. Brett Postula netted his first two goals of the season while Matt Allen scored his 19th of the year. Max Gutjahr got the win in relief as he made 6 saves after Charlie Glockner stopped 20 of 23 earlier in the action. Kyle Gudme and Alexander Tertyshny both scored their first goals of the year in the loss.
MN Wilderness 5 @ Chippewa 3 - Garrett Worth potted a pair of goals as the Minnesota Wilderness defeated the Chippewa Steel 5-3. Nate Horn, Zane Demsey and Tyler Watkins all scored for the Wilderness. Isak Johansson turned aside 29 shots to earn the win in net. Connor McGratch continued his recent hot streak as he found the back of the net twice while Jacob Dirkks also scored for the Steel. Trent Burnham took the loss as he stopped 28 Minnesota shots.
MN Magicians 3 @ St. Cloud 2 - Robert Christy’s third period goal stood as the game winner as the Minnesota Magicians outlasted the St. Cloud Blizzard 3-2. Jake Hale got the scoring started for the Magicians before Zackery Diamont netted the game tying goal for the Blizzard. Minnesota took the lead late in the second period as Devlin McCabe notched his sixth of the year. Luke Aquaro’s 14th of the year tied the game just a few minutes into the third before Christy’s game winner. Dysen Skinner needed just 17 stops to pick up the win. Tyler Bost stopped 24 shots in the loss.