Friday Finals: Warriors roll to 10th straight win
Odessa 1 @ Wichita Falls 5 - The Wichita Falls Warriors continued their hot streak and won their 10th straight game as they took care of the Odessa Jackalopes 5-1. Carter Korpi potted a pair of goals for the Warriors while Drew Vieten had a goal and an assist. Cade Lemmer and William Lawson-Body also got on the scoresheet for Wichita Falls. Owen Bartoszkiewicz was nearly perfect for the Warriors as he made 16 saves. Aidan Cobb was the lone goal scorer for the Jackalopes. Cooper Black was busy all night as he finished with 46 saves.
Aberdeen 5 @ Austin 2 – NAPHL alum Jake Goldowski logged a hat trick in just over four minutes as the Aberdeen Wings scored five third period goals en route to a 5-2 victory over the Austin Bruins. Reggie Millette and Peter Jacobs scored 44 seconds apart in the second period to put the Bruins up 2-0 after 40 minutes. Then just 1:40 into the third period, Goldowski got his first of the night, Thomas many tied things up at two shortly after with Goldowski’s second of the night coming 20 seconds later. He would add his third on the power play just one minute and 27 seconds later. Christian Abrams netted a goal to add some insurance to the Aberdeen lead midway through the third. Jake Sibell went to 24-0-1 by making 23 shots. Tyler Shea stopped 31 shots in the loss for the Bruins.
Bismarck 3 @ St. Cloud 4 (OT) - Brett Chorske’s second goal and fourth point of the night capped off an amazing comeback as the St. Cloud Norsemen overcame a 3-0 deficit to defeat the Bismarck Bobcats 4-3. Ryan O’Neill also found the back of the net twice as his goals came just 54 seconds apart to tie the game. Paxton Geisel improved to 9-13 on the year as he made 17 saves. Ryan Taylor, Isaac Henkemeyer-Howe and Owen Michaels all scored for Bismarck while Tommy Aitken stopped 23 shots.
MN Magicians 0 @ Fairbanks 3 - Kayden Hargraves was perfect as he stopped all 29 shots he faced as the Fairbanks Ice Dogs blanked the Minnesota Magicians 3-0. It was a scoreless game into the third period but at the 3:46 mark Laker Aldridge finished off a pass from Tyler Stewart to give the Ice Dogs the first goal of the game. Austin Becker would extend the Fairbanks lead about five minutes later with his ninth of the season. Ty Naaykens would finish the Magicians off in the final seconds as he added an empty net goal, his third of the year. Darius Bell got the loss in the blue paint for Minnesota, he made 30 stops.
Maine 8 @ Northeast 3 - Isaiah fox scored twice and added an assist as the Maine Nordiques dominated the Northeast Generals 8-3. Makem Demers and Tyler Gaulin registered a goal and two assists each. Ty Matthews, Patrick Schmiedlin, Ignat Belov and Reese Farrell all found the back of the net for the Nordiques. Jake Hosszu, Matthew Boczar and Dylan Schuett were the goal scorers for Northeast in the loss. Tyriq Outen was superb in between the pipes as he turned aside 43 of 46 Northeast shots. Hugo Haas and Anton Castro combined to make 37 saves for the Generals.
Maryland 3 @ Danbury 4 - The Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks finished off the weekend sweep of the Maryland Black Bears as they survived 4-3 decision. Three third period goals helped the Jr. Hat Tricks erase a 2-1 deficit and come out with two points. Alex Krause scored twice while Gabe Dombrowski netted the eventual game winner with just under three minutes remaining in regulation. Levi Stauber chipped in a power play goal for Danbury as well. Josh Nixon lit the lamp twice while Branden Piku scored on a penalty shot for the Black Bears. Edvard Nordlund needed just 12 saves to earn the victory in goal. Hannes Kollen took the loss despite making 20 stops.
Johnstown 2 @ New Jersey 4 - Evan Werner scored twice as the New Jersey Titans doubled up the Johnstown Tomahawks 4-2. Anthony Calafiore and Jake Suede chipped in goals as well for the Titans while Nick Seitz and Jake LaRusso had two assists each. Christian Stoever denied 41 shots to earn the victory in goal. Anthony Mastromonica and William Persson were the goal scorers for the Tomahawks while Sam Evola made 28 saves in the loss.
New Mexico 0 @ Amarillo 6 - Andrew Takacs turned aside all 17 shots thrown in his direction as the Amarillo Bulls shut out the New Mexico Ice Wolves 6-0. Nick Martino led the Bulls with a goal and an assist. Jere Vaisanen, Ryan Coughlin, Harrison Scott, Paul Schmid and Nick Siffringer all lit the lamp for Amarillo in the victory. Owen Parker took the loss in goal as he made 35 stops for New Mexico.