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Friday Finals: Warriors stay with South leaders in big win

March 12, 2022

Bryant Marks made 35 saves to help Kenai River to a 5-2 win over rival Fairbanks on Friday.

Friday Box Scores

El Paso 1 @ Wichita Falls 7: Owen Baumgartner had two goals and a helper while Rylan Brady added two goals of his own in the Warriors 7-1 win over the Rhinos. Ryan Robinson added a goal and an assist while Hunter Jones and Adisen Brueck each added a tally of their own. Kristaps Kristins netted the only goal for El Paso in the loss. Brandon Milberg picked up the win in goal by making 30 saves. Jacob Zacharewicz and Nate Dickey combined to make 38 saves for the Rhinos.

Fairbanks 2 @ Kenai River 5: Hunter Newhouse potted a pair of goals and added an assist as the Kenai River Brown Bears took down the Fairbanks Ice Dogs 5-2. Bryce Monrean had a goal and an assist for the Brown Bears while Caden Triggs and Carter Cloutier each netted goals of their own in the win. Alexander Malinowski had a goal and an assist for Fairbanks while Cameron Ricotta had a goal of his own. Bryant Marks was the winner in the blue paint, he made 35 saves. Kayden Hargraves was saddled with the loss, he made 22 stops. 

Lone Star 2 @ Shreveport 3 (SO): Gunner Moore scored in the ninth round of the shootout as the Shreveport Mudbugs edged the Lone Star Brahmas by a score of 3-2. Lone Star jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to Matt McQuade and Artur Turansky and held that lead going into the final period. Midway through the final frame, Connor Gatto struck on the power play to bring the Mudbugs within one. Then in the dying seconds, Burke Simpson found Austin Brimmer, who buried the game tying goal and forced overtime. Arthur Smith and Devon Bobak were both solid all night long and made save after save in the shootout but it was Moore who finally netted the winner in round nine. Bobak grabbed the win as he made 28 saves in the first 65 minutes of the contest. Smith was dealt the loss as he made 19 stops. 

Amarillo 3 @ Odessa 2: The Amarillo Wranglers got 34 saves out of Carter Clafton as they hold on to defeat the Odessa Jackalopes by a score of 3-2. Tanyon Bajzer opened the scoring for Odessa but it was Danylo Korzhyletskyi who tied the game going into the final 20 minutes. Kristaps Skrastins netted his 31st goal of the year to give Amarillo the lead. Carson Gylling scored his first goal of the season just two minutes later to give the Wranglers some insurance. They would need it as Mike Manzo scored a shorthanded goal to make it a 3-2 game. Clafton would make 14 saves in the third to seal the deal for his club. He finished with 34 saves on the night while William Proctor stopped 29 shots in a losing effort. 

Bismarck 1 @ Aberdeen 4: Goals from four different Wings players helped Aberdeen top Bismarck by a score of 4-1. Anthony Galante scored in the first period of action while Hugo Allais and Ronan Walsh also scored in the middle frame. Owen Michaels netted a shorthanded goal late but it was counted by a Dominic Schimizzi power play goal to bring the lead back to three. Anton Castro made 34 stops in the win for the Wings. Oskar Spinnars Nordin was dealt the loss, he made 31 saves. 

Austin 5 @ North Iowa 2: After a strong start for the Bulls the Bruins responded with five unanswered goals in a 5-2 win over North Iowa. Michael Mesic and Hunter Bulger got the Bulls out to a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes of action. But in the second it was all Auustin as Anthony Meneghini, Jack Malinski, Nick Catalano and Michal Jasenec all scored in a five and half minute span. Walter Zacher chipped in a empty goal in the closing minutes of play. Ethan Robertson made 24 saves to pick up the win in goal. Kyle Kozma and Hunter Garvey teamed up to make 28 saves

MN Wilderness1 @ Anchorage 4: Talon Sigurdson scored his league leading 35th goal of the season as the Anchorage Wolverines knocked off the Minnesota Wilderness 4-1. Drake Albers grabbed a power play goal later in the first to double the lead. Then in the second Jackson Reineke and Clay Allen each lit the lamp to make it a 4-0 game. Haden Kruse would get Minnesota on the board but that’s as close as they would get. Raythan Robbins picked up the win in between the pipes as he made 38 stops. Matthew Smith’s undefeated season came to a close as he made 26 saves. 

Jamestown 2 @ Maryland 1: The Jamestown Rebels edged the Maryland Black Bears in a 2-1 final score. Tyler Young found the back of the net in the first period for a 1-0 Black Bears lead. In the second, Luke Deyries (18:13) netted his second of the season to tie the game. In the third period, Lucas Klemm (6:19) scored the final goal of the game, get the Rebels the win. Rebels goalie Nolan Suggs made 28 saves in the win.

New Jersey 4 @ Maine 3 (OT): The New Jersey Titans took down the Maine Nordiques in a close contest, 4-3 in overtime. In the first period Michael Young got the Titans on the board. In the second, Zion Green evened the game with his 11th of the year. Soon after, Maine took the lead with Aidan Connolly, 2-1. In the third, Maine added another goal to open up the third as Ignat Belov scored. Later in the period, the Titans evened the game 3-3 to force overtime with Anthony Calafiore scoring twice. In the extra frame, Brendan Dumas scored to win the game 4-3. Ben Charette made 32 savesin the win.

Springfield 2 @ Janesville 5: The Janesville Jets stayed hot and won their 11th straight game as they defeated the Springfield Jr. Blues in a 5-2 final score. The Jr. Blues scored early in the game with Zach Bade. Soon after, Cy LeClerc evened up the contest then Grayden Daul took the lead for the Jets. In the second period, Cole Dubicki tied up the game 2-2. Janesville’s Jan Lasak scored to end the period with a score of 3-2. In the third the Jets got on the board two more time to seal the win as Jan Lasak and Arseni Smekhnov scored. Owen Millward won his 10th straight start, making 33 saves.

MN Magicians 4 @ Chippewa 2: The Minnesota Magicians took a 4-2 win over the Chippewa Steel. Minnesota got out ahead with a goal at 16:00 of the first from Chris Kernan. In the second period, Matthew Brille evened up the game. The Magicians took the lead again with John Bell. In the third period, Lucas Kanta and Sam Groebner added to the Magicians lead for a 4-1 score. The Steel added a late goal from Ryan Remick. Magicians goalie Josh Seeley made 23 saves in the win.

Minot 0 @ St. Cloud 4: St. Cloud Norsemen goaltender Thomas Bolo recorded a 27-save shut out with a 4-0 win against the Minot Minotauros. Nik Hoog netted the game’s only goal in the first period. In the second, Broten Sabo added to the Noresmen lead. In the third, Max Strand and Kade Peterson scored for a 4-0. 

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