Friday Finals: Wilson, Jr. Blues snap Ice Dogs streak
February 22, 2020
Fairbanks 1 @ Springfield 3 - The Springfield Jr. Blues handed the Fairbanks Ice Dogs their first loss of 2020 as they knocked off the Ice Dogs 3-1. Cole Schneider tied the game late in the first after Matt Koethe logged the first goal of the game. Danila Larionovs had the eventual game winning goal as his ninth of the season gave Springfield a 2-1 lead. Carson Jones added an empty netter in the closing seconds. Jack Caruso took the loss as he made 17 saves while Ryan Wilson was nearly perfect, stopping 49 of 50 shots.
New Jersey 2 @ Jamestown 5 - Noah West stood on his head as he stopped 47 shots as the Jamestown Rebels took care of the New Jersey Titans 5-2. Liam Hansson and Noah Finstrom each logged two goals and two assists in the victory. Carter Korpi added a goal and an assist for Jamestown. Josef Glamos and Michael Mutzen netted goals for the Titans while Ryan McInchak made 26 stops.
Northeast 10 @ Maine 7 - Gerard Maretta led all skaters with a goal and six assists as the Northeast Generals won a wild 10-7 affair against the Maine Nordiques. Dylan Schuett registered a hat trick and added an assist while Michael Heneghan logged a goal and three assists. Jonathan Young and Tyler Cooper lit the lamp twice and Liam McCanney chipped in a goal and two assists. Joey Stanizzi earned the win in net as he made 21 saves. Cannon Green and Tristan Thibeault potted a pair of goals while Timmy Kent added a goal and two assists. Noah Kane and Filip Löfdahl also scored as well in the loss. Avery Sturtz and Wesley Mankowski combined for 19 saves.
Shreveport 1 @ Amarillo 6 - Matt Allen picked up right where he left off at the Top Prospects Tournament as he tallied a goal and two assists as the Amarillo Bulls routed the Shreveport Mudbugs 6-1. Aaron White, Jordan Venegoni, Noah Carlin and Nick Trela all had a goal and an assist in the victory while Gagik Malakyan added a goal. Charlie Glockner allowed just one goal on 31 shots. Tim Khokhlachev netted the only goal for Shreveport while Richie Parent and Maiszon Balboa teamed up to make 39 saves.
Lone Star 4 @ Corpus Christi 2 - Matt Guerra scored twice and Will Stromp chipped in three assists as the Lone Star Brahmas doubled up the Corpus Christi IceRays 4-2. Evan Googins and Matthew Rickard also scored for Lone Star. Cayden Bailey was superb yet again, allowed just two goals and 19 attempts. Aaron Hamel and Ryan Coughlin lit the lamp for the IceRays while Cal Sandquist made 23 stops.
Bismarck 5 @ MN Wilderness 2 - Five different Bobcats found the back of the net as Bismarck defeated the Minnesota Wilderness 5-2. Grant Johnson, George Grannis, Dawson Klein, Will Hillman and Lars Rodne all found the back of the net for the Bobcats. Andrew Miller picked up his 18th win of the season by making 27 saves. Aaron Myers and Lewis Crosby found the scoresheet for Minnesota while Isak Johansson stopped 24 shots.
Janesville 5 @ Chippewa 3 - A three-goal second period was enough to lift the Janesville Jets over the Chippewa Steel by a score of 5-3. Nick Michel potted a pair of goals while Nick Nardella logged a goal and an assist. Parker Lindauer and Brandon McNamara also tallied goals for the Jets. Grant Riley earned the win as he stopped 35 shots. Luke Farthing, Kylar Fenton and Jackson Decker all found the back of the net for Chippewa. Trent Burnham made 29 saves in a losing effort.
Austin 2 @ Aberdeen 3 (SO) - Mack Byers scored in the seventh round of the shootout to give the Aberdeen Wings a 3-2 shootout victory over the Austin Bruins. Cooper Haar opened the scoring in the first period with his 17th goal of the season. Jaden Shields netted his fourth of the season to tie the game after 40 minutes. Nathan Solis gave Austin it’s first lead of the night but it was short lived as Antonio DiPaolo tied the game just over three minutes later. Henry Welsch stopped 29 shots in regulation and six of seven shooters in the skills competition. Brett Miller made 33 saves in the loss.
Kenai River 5 @ MN Magicians 6 - Devlin McCabe scored with just 1:02 remaining in regulation to give the Minnesota Magicians a thrilling 6-5 win over the Kenai River Brown Bears. The Magicians had an early 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Cole Oravitz and Lucas Kanta but the Brown Bears responded with three straight goals from Logan RItchie, Ryan Green and Connor Scahill. Kanta’s second goal of the game tied it at three but Max Helgeson’s late tally gave Kenai River a 4-3 lead heading into the third. T.J. Sagissor and Chris Konin scored back to back goals to give Minnesota the lead again but Helgeson struck again to tie the game again before McCabe’s heroics. Dysen Skinner earned the win in the blue paint by making 37 stops while Danny Fraga was stuck with the loss as he made 18 saves.
Topeka 3 @ New Mexico 0 - Josh Langford stopped all 34 shots thrown in his direction as the Topeka Pilots blanked the New Mexico Ice Wolves 3-0. Austin McCarthy, Nick Nardecchia and Shane Hathaway all visited the red light district in the win. Luc Salem, Michael Muschitiello and Dominic Sandoval all picked up assists for the Pilots. Henrik Laursen turned aside 38 shots in the loss.