Friday Finals: Shutout keeps Maryland in East title chase
Jamestown 0 @ Maryland 2 - Luca Di Pasquo denied all 33 shots fired in his direction as the Maryland Black Bears blanked the Jamestown Rebels by a score of 2-0. Tyler Young netted two first period goals and that would be all the scoring for the evening. Elliott Lareau picked up two helpers whiled Branden Piku and Jacob Brockman both picked up an assist. Nolan Suggs took the loss in the crease as he made 26 saves.
Corpus Christi 1 @ Odessa 7 - Dayne Hoyord logged a hat trick while John Perdion added two goals as the Jackalopes dominated the IceRays 7-1. Nick Ahern and Ryan Mansfield also got on the scoresheet for Odessa in the big win. William Proctor had a big game in the blue paint as he turned aside 39 of 40 shots. Cameron Crolley was the only IceRay to find the back of the net while Stefan Carney and Damon Beaver combined to make 33 stops for Corpus Christi.
Johnstown 7 @ Danbury 2 - David Matousek finished the night with five points including two goals and three assists as the Tomahawks beat the Jr. Hat Tricks 7-2. Holt Oliphant potted a pair of goals. Stephen Kyrkostas, Zachary Stoner and Zachary Murray all found the back of the net in the big victory. Gabe Dombrowski and Jazz Krivtsov each had a goal and an assist for Danbury. Matthew O’Donnell stopped 26 saves in the win for Johnstown while Josh Seeley ended the night, making 28 stops in the loss.
Northeast 2 @ New Jersey 7 - Billy Feczko had a goal and three assists in his New Jersey debut as the Titans took care of the Generals by a score of 7-2. Tommy Bannister chipped in a goal and two assists for the Titans. Colin Grable, Anthony Mollica, Michael Young, Rocco Testa-Basi and Levente Keresztes all lit the lamp for New Jersey. Andrew Takacs made 23 stops to win his NAHL leading 21st game of the season. Evan Orr and Sixten Jenneersjo each scored for the Generals while Oliver Drum and Cullen DeYoung teamed up to make 43 saves.
Kenai River 1 @ Chippewa 4 – Nick Sajevic recorded a natural hat trick as the Chippewa Steel scored four answered goals in the third to defeat the Kenai River Brown Bears 4-1. Joseph Grainda scored in the opening seconds in the third to tie the game before Sajevic’s big period. Kevin Marx Noren logged the only goal for the Brown Bears. Croix Kochendorfer wss nearly perfect as he stopped 31 of 32 shots to earn the win while Cole Wheaton stopped 27 shots in the loss.
Bismarck 1 @ St. Cloud 4 - Jack Whitmore potted a pair of goals as the Norsemen beat the Bobcats 4-1. Christopher Lynch netted a goal and two assists while Peyton Hanson chipped in three assists. Chase Freiermuth also scored for the Norsemen. Tomas Bolo continued his strong play as he made 25 saves. Owen Michaels netted the lone goal for Bismarck while Oskar Spinnars Nordin was dealt the loss in goal as he made 33 saves.
Wichita Falls 4 @ Amarillo 3 – Joseph Harguindeguy’s third period goal proved to be the game winner as the Warriors topped the Wranglers 4-3. The two teams traded goals in the opening period as William Lawson-Body and Brendan Williams scored for Wichita Falls. Kristaps Skrastins and Nikolas Campbell countered for Amarillo. Skrastins and Drew Vieten scored less than a minute apart to bring the score to 3-3 heading into the final frame, setting the stage for Harguindeguy’s game winner. Brandon Milberg needed just 19 saves to pick up the win in between the pipes. Max Gutjahr got the loss in goal as he made 22 saves.
Fairbanks 4 @ Springfield 1 - The Fairbanks Ice Dogs kept themselves in first place with a road win over the Springfield Jr. Blues by a score of 4-1. Alexander Malinowski popped a pair of goals for Fairbanks and also added an assist. Cameron Ricotta had three assists of his own while Braden Lindstrom and Brady Welsch scored for the Ice Dogs. Hayden Riva netted the only tally for the Jr. Blues. Kayden Hargraves stopped 30 of 31 shots to earn the victory. Ethan Roberts stopped 22 of 26 shots from the Ice Dogs.
Austin 3 @ North Iowa 1 - Ethan Robertson stopped 21 of 22 shots he faced in his first game as an Austin Bruin as he earned the win in the Bruins 3-1 win over the North Iowa Bulls. Ocean Wallace opened the scoring just three minutes into the second period to give Austin the lead. Byron Hartley would even the game at one midway through the period and that would be the score heading into the final 20. Jens Richards power play goal put Austin ahead while Anthony Menghini’s empty net goal sealed the deal for the Bruins. Hunter Garvey was the loser in goal as he made 27 saves.
Lone Star 4 @ El Paso 2 – The Lone Star Brahmas jumped out to a big lead and never looked back as the Brahmas doubled up the El Paso Rhinos 4-2. Dylan Smith scored twice in the opening period while Nicholas Niemo also tickled the twine. Smith would finish the hat trick early in the second period to give Lone Star a commanding 4-0 lead. Matt Johnson scored twice in the final period to bring the Rhinos within two but that’s as close as they would get. Jan Skorpik was the winner in goal as he made 25 saves. Jacob Zacharewicz stopped 37 of 41 shots in the loss.
Aberdeen 3 @ Minot 1 – Anthony Galante potted a pair of goals as the Aberdeen Wings handed the Minot Minotauros a 3-1 defeat. Chase Davis gave the Wings the lead early in the second period with his fourth goal of the year. Galante’s fourth and fifth tallies of the season increased the lead to three before Braydon Beam scored the only Minot goal of the evening. Anton Castro won his first game in Aberdeen as he made 24 saves on the night. Lassi Lehti dropped his debut contest with Minot, he denied 29 of 32 shots.