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Friday Finals: Wings take down Norsemen in OT

March 5, 2022

Since returning to the line-up, Bismarck forward Ryan Taylor has 11 points in 8 games, which included two goals and an assist in a 6-2 win on Friday night.

Friday Box Scores

Aberdeen 4 @ St. Cloud 3 (OT) - In a game where every regulation goal was scored on the power-play, the Aberdeen Wings defeated the St. Cloud Norsemen in overtime, 4-3.  St. Cloud got on the board first with Max Strand (2:58) scoring a power-play goal as Nik Hong and Ethan Benz were called on the assist.  Aberdeen went on the power-play when Kyle Gaffney (4:16) found the back of the net to even the game 1-1. Blake Perbix (12:34) netted a power-play goal for the Norsemen to take a 2-1 lead ending the first. In the second and on the power-play, Blake Mesenburg (3:29) scored the lone goal in the period to get St. Cloud ahead 3-1. In the final period of regulation and on the power-play, Kyle Gaffney (11:43) netted his second of the night to get Aberdeen within a goal. Very soon after, and back on the power-play, Kyle Gaffney (12:38) scored his third PP goal of the net for the hat-trick and to tie the game 3-3. In the extra frame, Landry Schmuck (3:53) scored to get the Wings the full two points in a 4-3 final.

North Iowa 2 @ Bismarck 6: The Bismarck Bobcats scored six unanswered goals en route to a 6-2 victory over the North Iowa Bulls on Friday night. Ryan Taylor scored twice while Drew Holt, Jake McLean, Patrick Johnson and Brandon Reller all got on the scoresheet as well. Brett Morich and Jack Mesic scored just under two minutes apart to open the scoring. Oskar Spinnars Nordin was the winner in net with 18 saves. Hunter Garvey stopped 29 shots in the loss.

Wichita Falls 4 @ Corpus Christi 5 (SO): After blowing a three goal lead, Dominic Foglia scored in the seventh round of the shootout to secure the 5-4 win for the Corpus Christi IceRays. Colby Seitz, Michael Casey Jr and Nathan Butler scored in the first 10 minutes to get Corpus Christi out to a big lead early. Philip Tornqvist would get the Warriors on board late in the frame with a power play goal. Emerson Miller would bring the lead back to three with his first goal less than a minute into the second. Dean Bauchiero and Dominick Rivelli scored in the second period to cut into the lead and Joseph Harguindeguy’s goal early in the third tied it. After a scoreless overtime, the game went to a shootout where the teams went seven rounds before deciding a winner. Damon Beaver got the win as he stopped 45 of 49 shots fired his way. Daniel Duris took the loss in relief as he made 18 stops. 

MN Wilderness 4 @ Springfield 3: Jared Mangan registered a goal and two assists as the Minnesota Wilderness edged the Springfield Jr. Blues by a score of 4-3. Gunnar Thoreson picked up a goal and an assist for the Wilderness while Ethan Wolthers and Severi Sulonen also scored. Isaac Keller and Brayden Cook each had a goal and an assist for the Jr. Blues. Hagen Moe also grabbed a goal for Springfield. Matthew Smith continued his strong play in goal as he made 25 stops. Ethan Roberts took the loss, making 23 saves.

Odessa 3 @ Shreveport 6: Burke Simpson tallied two goals and an assist as the Shreveport Mudbugs doubled up the Odessa Jackalopes 6-3. Logan Furstenau potted a pair of his own while Connor Gatto and Timofei Khokhlachev also lit the lamp. Ryan Mansfield scored two goals for Odessa while Ryan Kelly also contributed a goal. Devon Bobak earned the win in goal with 20 saves. William Proctor was given the loss as he made 30 saves. 

New Mexico 1 @ Lone Star 3: The Lone Star Brahmas are now just a point out of first place in the South Division as they defeated the New Mexico Ice Wolves 3-1. Kyle Furey opened the scoring with his fifth of the season before Tanner Daniels added to the lead with his ninth and gave Lone Star a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes. Cole Beilke’s first of the season increased the lead to three before Gustav Blom got New Mexico on the board. That’s as close as they would get as. Arthur Smith finished with 19 saves. Beni Halasz had 20 saves of his own.

Austin 1 @ Minot 2 (SO): Huston Karpman scored the game deciding goal in the shootout to lift the Minot Minotauros to a 2-1 win over the Austin Bruins. It took until the 6:45 mark of the second period to get the game’s first goal. That came off the stick of Austin’s Carson Riddle, it was his 15th of the year. Then just 92 seconds into the third, Trevor Stachowiak buried a setup from Jack Brown and Nate Mann to tie the game at one. The game would remind that way until the shootout when Dean Schwenninger and Karpman beat Ethan Robertson the skills competition. Lassi Lehti took home the win with 24 saves and two more in the shootout. Robertson finished with 31 stops. 

Amarillo 5 @ El Paso 1: Five different players found the back of the net as Amarillo took home a 5-1 win against the El Paso Rhinos. Kyle Demarco opened the scoring with his first of the season for the Wranglers just two minutes into the contest. Jack Anderson would net a power play goal for El Paso to even the game at one. Later in the second period, Tommy Chunchukov and TJ Koufis netted two goals in two minutes to give Amarillo a 3-1 lead. Aidan Carney and Kristaps Skrastins chipped in goals in third to add insurance. Carter Clafton picked up the win in between the pipes as he made 30 saves. Jacob Zacharewicz was stuck with the loss, he made 37 saves. 

Fairbanks 4 @ Anchorage 3 (SO): Alexander Malinowski netted the game deciding goal in the shootout to give his Fairbanks Ice Dogs a 4-3 win over the Anchorage Wolverines. The two teams traded goals all night as Cameron Ricotta got the game’s first goal only to see Clay Allen tied the game before the end of the period. Jack Ring scored on the power play early in the second period but it would be countered by Danny Reis. Kevin Marx Noren would give Fairbanks the lead again with another power play tally. Cameron Morris would tie the game again to force overtime and grab a point for his team. Brady Welsch and Malnowski each scored in the shootout as Fairbanks earned the win and the extra point. Kayden Hargraves picked up the win with 29 saves while Raythan Robbins took the loss, stopping 21 shots.

Danbury 2 @ Maryland 5 - The Maryland Black Bears opened up the game scoring four goals in the first period to end up with a 5-2 win over the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks. Tyler Youngs (6:09) opened up the scoring for Maryland netting his 9th goal of the year with Jacob Brockman and Matthew Davies on the assists. Soon after, Jack Blanchett (6:47) scored to get the Black Bears ahead 2-0 with Jacob Brockman and Ryan Bottrill adding the assists. Later in the period, Dimitry Kebreau (17:09) scored with help from Kevin Scott and Kevin Bennett. Thirty seconds later, Laker Aldridge (17:29) made it a 4-0 score to end the first period as Elliot Lareau and Sean Kilcullen earned the assists. In the second, the Hat Tricks got on the scoresheet with Gabe Dombrowski (3:36) lighting the lamp with help from Hunter Young and Boris Skalos. Just past the midway mark of the period, Luka Sukovic (10:02) netted his 8th of the season with Richard Davis and Peter Lychnikoff adding the assists. Maryland scored the final goal of the game with Ryan Bottrill (16:00) scoring for a 5-2 final score.

Jamestown 1 @ New Jersey 5 - The New Jersey Titans took down the Jamestown Rebels by a final score of 5-1. The game did not see it’s first goal until Tommy Bannister of the Titans scored twice in the second period for a 2-0 lead going into the third. Jamestown broke the shutout when Conor Sedlak (10:57) scored with help from Mitch Lafay, 2-1. New Jersey went back to full attack mode scoring three unanswered goals. Ryan Coughlin (11:44) netted his 10th of the season. David Posma (17:28) scored to add to the Titans lead with Stepen Willey and Blake Farrell earning the assists. With time about to expire, Brendan Dumas (19:36) scored the final goal of the contest for a 5-1 final score. Titans goalie Andrew Takacs made 31 saves in the win.

Chippewa 3 @ Janesville 8 - The Janesville Jets defeated the Chippewa Steel in a 8-3 final score. Just second into the game, Ethan Begg (0:06) scored to get the Jets ahead early. Jack Larrigan (6:16) added to the Janesville lead with Alex Thundercloud and Robby Newton. The Steel got within one goal when Matthew Brille (11:31) scored with the help of Spencer Bellina for a 2-1 score. Halfway in the second, Mack Keryluk (10:03) added to the Jets lead making it a 3-1 game. In the final frame the Jets opened up offensively adding five goals. Jimmy Doyle (3:55), William Gustavsson (9:19) and Cade Destefani (9:55) all scored unanswered. Chippewa snapped back with Sam Frandina (13:37) to chip away at the Jets lead making the score 6-2. Janesville added another goal with Jack Larrigan (14:57). The Steel added their last goal of the game from Joseph Grainda (18:14). Alex Thundercloud (18:53) scored his first of the season for the final goal of the night and the win, 8-3. Jets goalie Owen Millward made 24 saves in the win.

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