Friday Finals: Wings, Mudbugs, Rebels beat division leaders
Aberdeen 3 @ Austin 0 – Greg Orosz was perfect in goal as the Aberdeen Wings shutout the Austin Bruins 3-0. Cade Neilson had a goal and an assist for the Wings. Kyle Gaffney and David Grosek also grabbed goals for Aberdeen. Klayton Knapp was given the tough loss as he made 32 saves.
Amarillo 0 @ Shreveport 3 – The Shreveport Mudbugs snapped an eight game losing streak as they defeated the Amarillo Wranglers 3-0. Devon Bobak was perfect as he stopped all 19 shots he faced. Logan Gotinsky registered a goal and an assist for the Mudbugs while Austin Brimmer also scored. Gunner Moore opened the scoring with his first NAHL goal. Max Gutjahr was dealt the loss as the stopped 22 shots.
Janesville 0 @ Springfield 4 – Ethan Roberts was a brick wall as he turned aside all 36 shots fired in his direction as the Springfield Jr. Blues blanked the Janesville Jets 4-0. Leo Bacallao potted a pair of goals for the Jr. Blues while Jonathan Panisa and Zach Bade logged goals in the win. Owen Millward took the loss in net for Janesville as he made 24 saves.
Johnstown 8 @ Danbury 2 – Stephen Kyrkostas had a goal and two assists while Frank Jenkins found the back of the net twice as Johnstown beat Danbury 8-2 to complete a series sweep. Sean Ramsay and David Matousek each had a goal and an assist for the Tomahawks while Noah Wagner, Jacob Badal and Zachary Murray also found the back of the net as well. Boris Skalos and Luka Sukovic provided the offense for Danbury. Tommy Heaney stopped 21 shots to pick up the win in goal while Adam Johnson and Josh Seeley teamed up to stop 33 shots.
Jamestown 5 @ New Jersey 2 – Carter Casper registered three points to lead the Jamestown Rebels to a 5-2 win over the New Jersey Titans. Mitch Lafay had three helpers on the night while Nathan Jurrens, Joseph Calvarino, Max Hamstad and Marcus Kivela Carlzon all lit the lamp in the win. Nick Ring and Tyler Sanborn netted goals in the loss for the Titans. Nolan Suggs was the winner in goal as he made 29 saves, Andrew Takacs was dealt the loss as he made 26 stops.
MN Magicians 1 @ Chippewa 5 – Croix Kochendorfer was nearly perfect as he stopped 22 of 23 shots to lead the Chippewa Steel to a 5-1 win over the Minnesota Magicians. Jack Brown led the Steel with a goal and two assists. Joe Kelly, Ryan Waltman, Nick Sajevic and Ryan Remick all tickled the twine in the win. Robert Christy was the lone goal scorer for the Magicians while Henry Levy was busy in net as he stopped 46 of 51 shots.
Corpus Christi 5 @ Wichita Falls 4 (SO) – Jude Kurtas was the only goal scorer in the shootout as the Corpus Christi IceRays edged the Wichita Falls Warriors 5-4. Dillon Wilde notched a goal and an assist for the IceRays while Kurtas, Stepan Kuznetsov Braden Rourke all scored in regulation. Jack Blanchett, Joseph Harguindeguy, Alex Walker and Ryan Robinson all tallied goals for the Warriors. Damon Beaver stopped 34 shots and all three shooters in the shootout to earn the win in between the pipes. Matthew O’Donnell and Brandon Milberg combined to make 34 saves.
El Paso 4 @ Odessa 3 – Jordan Zelenak scored with just six seconds remaining in regulation to lift the El Paso Rhinos to a 4-3 win over the Odessa Jackalopes. The Rhinos built a 3-0 lead in the first period as Frank Tafelski, Bo Cosman and Alex Krause all lit the lamp in the opening 20 minutes. Odessa would respond with a goal by Emerson Goode and two goals off the stick of Rylan Yates. Zelenak’s game winner was his second goal of the season. Lassi Lehti improved to 9-8-2 on the year as he made 27 saves. William Proctor was the tough luck loser as he made 34 saves.
St. Cloud 4 @ North Iowa 2 – The St. Cloud Norsemen scored four unanswered as they doubled up the North Iowa Bulls 4-2. After falling behind 2-0, Blake Mesenburg scored two goals in 40 seconds to tie the game at two goals apiece. Nik Hong would net two of his own to give the Norsemen the lead and some insurance. Michael Mesic and Dylan Gajewski potted goals for the Bulls. Tomas Bolo earned the win in the blue paint as he made 21 saves while Carson Stokes lost his first game of the season, he made 29 saves.
MN Wilderness 3 @ Fairbanks 5 – Jack Ring and Jake Hale each had a goal and an assist for the Fairbanks Ice Dogs as they knocked off the Minnesota Wilderness by a score of 5-3. Owen Neuharth, Nolan Cunningham and Cameron Ricotta lit the lamp in the win for the Ice Dogs as they returned to Marshall, Minnesota, the town that served as their temporary home for the majority of the 2020-21 season. Ethan Wolthers and William Persson each had a goal and an assist for the Wilderness while Bobby Metz also visited the red light district. Kayden Hargraves earned the win in next with 37 stops. Graham Burke took the loss as he made 24 saves.
Lone Star 1 @ New Mexico 5 – Jake Keller popped a goal and an assist as the New Mexico Ice Wolves beat the Lone Star Brahmas 5-1. JD Metz and Mitchell Becker gave the Ice Wolves a 3-0 lead early in the second period. Nicholas Niemo got the Brahmas within two with his ninth of the year. Nikolai Dulak and Aidan Emerson added goals in the third period to put an exclamation point on the win. Beni Halasz got the win in goal as he made 24 saves. Jan Skorpik and Arthur Smith teamed up to make 30 stops in the loss for Lone Star.
Anchorage 2 @ Kenai River 4 – Carter Green potted a pair of goals as the Kenai River Brown Bears doubled up the Anchorage Wolverines by a score of 4-2. David Vieten added a goal and an assist for Kenai River while Kevin Marx Noren also chipped in a goal. Aiden Westin and Clay Allen were the goal scorers for Anchorage in the loss. Tommy Aitken denied 20 of 22 shots to pick up the win in the blue paint while Raythan Robbins was dealt the loss as he made 35 saves.