Friday Finals: Norsemen win a part of several close games on Friday
Bismarck 4 @ St. Cloud 5 - The St. Cloud Norsemen got two goals in the third period to grab a come from behind a win over the Bismarck Bobcats by a score of 5-4. Ryan O’Neill tallied his third goal of the season and that proved to be the cushion they would need to grab the win. Blake Messenburg and Ethan Libdahl both scored for the Norsemen in the win. Kade Petson also scored in the win for the Norsemen. Eddie Schpler, Christian Miller and Jake Mclean all got on the scoresheet for the Bobcats. Tomas Bolo and Josh Langford teamed up to make 21 stops while Erik Forss made 32 saves in the loss for Bismarck.
Anchorage 5 @ MN Magicians 6 - The Minnesota Magicians came up with a come from behind victory as they deefeated the Anchorage Wolverines by a score of 6-5. Kanta notched two goals and an assist while Hunter Longhi and Samuel Jacobs each tallied a goal and an assist for Minnesota. Trevor Kukkonen also added an a goal for Minnesota. Andy Ramsey, Alexander Babich, Hunter Schmitz, Talon Sigurdson and Aiden Westin all scored for the Wolverines in the loss. Sami Molu turned aside 28 shots to earn the win while Shane Soderwall took the loss in goal, making 23 stops.
Maine 3 @ Maryland 5 - Three different Black Bears notched a goal and an assist as Maryland topped the Maine Nordiques by a score of 5-3. Brad McNeil, Elliot Lareau and Bobby Staring all found the back of the net and added an assist in the victory. Sean Kilcullen and Laker Aldridge also scored for the Black Bears. Dom Marcinkevics scored twice for the Nordiques while Nicholas Bernardo also lit the lamp. Michael Morelli made 29 saves in the win while Avery Sturtz took the loss despite making 34 stops.
Johnstown 1 @ Northeast 5 - The Northeast Generals had a big first period and never looked back as they clobbered the Johnstown Tomahawks 5-1. Marty Marnauzs led the Generals with a goal and two assists while Brent Keefer, Ryan Corcoran, Ryan Gordan and Douglas Friberg all scored for the Generals in the win. Jake Black had the lone goal for the Tomahawks in the loss. Carson Limesand had 30 saves in the victory for Northeast while Sal Evola and Axel Langenskoid combined for 36 saves.
New Jersey 4 @ Jamestown 2 - Tommy Bannister scored twice and added an assist as the New Jersey Titans doubled up the Jamestown Rebels 4-2. Anthony Calafiore chipped in three assists while Stephen Willey and Jack Karlsson also scored for New Jersey in the win. Kevin Marx Moren and Lucas Klemm had the goals for Jamestown. Andrew Takacs made 19 saves in his season debut to earn the win in goal. Chace Hale took the loss as he denied 14 shots.
Fairbanks 2 @ Janesville 3 - Owen Millward made 25 saves as the Janesville Jets outlasted the Fairbanks Ice Dogs 3-2. Cy LeClerc had a goal and an assist while Arsenii Smekhnov and Brendan Doyle also tickled the twine. Alexander Malinowski and Tyler Stewart were the goal scorers for the Ice Dogs. Kayden Hargraves took the loss in goal as he stopped 30 of 33 shots.
Minot 2 @ Austin 3 - Marian Haborak scored with just 4:30 remaining to lift the Austin Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Minot Minotaurs. Nick Catalano and Braidan Simmons-Fischer also scored for Austin to secure the win. Tre[ HHodges stopped 24 shots for the Bruins while Zach Sandy stopped 26 shots in the loss.
El Paso 3 @ Amarillo 4 - Kristaps Skarstins scored his league lead ninth goal of the year to lift the Amarillo Wranglers over the El Paso Rhinos by a score of 4-3. Bryson Russell found the back of thee nest twice for Amarillo while Bryson Russell scooped up a pair of goals while Nikolas Campbell scored on the power play for Amarillo. Stephen Kuznetsov, Ian Carpenteer and Jan Olenginski lit the lamp for the Rhinos. Max Gutjahr grabbed the in goal for Amarillo by making 28 saves. Lassi Lehti took the loss in net as he stopped 38 of 42 shots on goal.
Lone Star 3 @ Corpus Christi 4 (OT) - Jude Kurtas scored halfway into the overtime period to lift the Corpus Christi IceRays to a 4-3 victory in their first home opener in about 2 years. It was his second goal of the night and third of the short season. Nathan Butler had a goal and an assist for the IceRays while Zachary Dill also scored for Corpus Christi in the win. Blake Benson notched a pair of goals for Lone Star while Frankie Ireland also scored in the loss. Damon Beaver grabbed the win in goal as he made 17 saves. Arthur Smith was dealt the loss for the Brahmas as he made 10 stops.
Odessa 3 @ Wichita Falls 1 - Christopher Duclair and Rylan Yates each grabbed a goal and an assists as the Odessa Jackalopes defeated the Wichita Falls Warriors 3-1. Justin Hughes knocked home a goal for the Jackalopes as well. Ryan Robinson had the only goal for the Warriors as Wichita Falls drops to 1-3-1 on the young season. William Proctor got the win in net as he made 28 saves while Matthew O’Donnell was given the loss as he stopped 25 shots.
Kenai River 2 @ MN Wilderness 5 - Three third period goals was the difference as the Minnesota Wilderness topped the Kenai River Brown Bears 5-2. Gunnar Thoreson and Charlie Erickson each grabbed a goal and an assist for the Wilderness while Max Ruoho had 3 assists in the win. Severi Sulonen, Noah Decker and Aaron Pionk all lit the lamp for the Wilderness as well. For Kenai River it was Tristian Thibeault and Cole Dubicki who provided the offense. Jacob Zacharewicz earned his second win of the year as he turned aside 32 shots. Bryant Marks was unfortunately stuck with the loss as he stopped 32 shots as well.
Aberdeen 3 @ North Iowa 2 - After giving up the game’s first two goals, the Aberdeen Wings stormed back to score the next three and take home a 3-2 win over North Iowa. Luke Amell, Jackson Lee and Devon Carlstrom all scored for Aberdeen as they improved to 4-1 on the season. Chris Carroll scored just 49 seconds into the action while Michael Mesic also notched his second goal of the season. Kyle Kozma upped his record to 2-1 as he made 33 saves in the win for Aberdeen. Cullen DeYoung was the loser tonight, making 23 saves on 26 shots.