Friday Finals: Jets complete opening weekend sweep
Fairbanks 3 @ Janesville 8 - Mack Keryluk registered a hat trick while Cade Destefani added two goals and three assists as the Janesville Jets offense exploded for eight goals in an 8-3 victory over the Fairbanks Ice Dogs.Charlie Schoen chipped in a goal and two helpers, Dominik Bartecko had a goal and an assist. Shane Ott also scored in the win for Janesville. Riley Sims picked up the win between the pipes as he made 28 saves. Bret Link, Tyler Stewart and Cam Ricotta all found the back of the net for Fairbanks. Ryan Keyes and Austin Ryman combined for 32 saves in the loss.
Kenai River 3 @ Chippewa 0 - Luke Pavicich turned aside all 46 shots thrown his way in his NAHL debut as the Kenai River Brown Bears blanked the Chippewa Steel 3-0. Laudon Poellinger got the scoring started for Kenai River with his first of the season just over five minutes into the second period. It would remain that way all the way until the final minutes of the third when Max Helgeson provided some much need insurance before David Vieten iced the game with an empty net tally. Grant Boldt was given the loss for the Steel, he made 28 saves.
Northeast 5 @ New Jersey 4 (SO) - Liam McCanney scored the game deciding goal in the shootout to lift the Northeast Generals to a 5-4 win over the New Jersey Titans. Matthew Yeager and Aidan Curran each had a goal and an assist in the win for Northeast, Jake Hoszu and Killian Rowelee also found the back of the net for the Generals. Hugo Haas picked up the win in goal as he made 40 saves in 65 minutes and then denied all three New Jersey shooters in the shootout. Matthew Iasenza led the Titans with two goals while Evan Werner and Anthony Calafiore both tallied goals as well. Berk Berkeliev took the loss in goal as he made 28 stops.
Shreveport 4 @ Wichita Falls 3 (SO) - Billy Feczko’s goal in the fourth round of the shootout was the difference as the Shreveport Mudbugs overcame a three goal deficit to defeat the Wichita Falls Warriors 4-3 in a shootout for their first win of the season. Thomas Weis and Luke Panchisin scored in the opening frame to give the Warriors a two goal lead after 20 minutes. Jackson Salt added a power play goal to make it 3-0. Sean Bunting scored for the Mudbugs in the final minute of the period to get Shreveport within two before the break. Austin Brimmer scored twice in the first 4:09 of the third period to tie the game before Feczko’s heroics in the shootout. Cullen DeYoung earned the win for the Mudbugs while Ryan Ullan was handed the loss for the Warriors.
Amarillo 2 @ Odessa 3 - The Odessa Jackalopes improved to 3-0 on the season as they scored all their goals in the first period in a 3-2 win over the Amarillo Bulls. Isaiah Huempfner netted the opening tally less than three minutes into the action. Jacob Badal would pot a pair of goals to increase the lead to three for Odessa. Oliver Bezick would get the Bulls on the board early in the second period while Paul Schmid got Amarillo within one early in the third. Amarillo would be unable to find the equalizer as Connor Hasley stopped 24 shots en route to his third victory of the season. Max Gutjahr stopped 24 of 27 in the loss for Amarillo.