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Wings blank Minot, while Fairbanks moves into 1st place

February 15, 2012

Fairbanks forward Gabe Levin goes to block a shot against Wenatchee's Jacob Barber on Tuesday. Fairbanks moved into 1st place with a 4-3 shootout win. (photo by Sam Harrel, News-Miner)

Aberdeen 4 @ Minot 0 –Aberdeen’s Marcus Zelzer recorded his second shutout of the season as the Wings blanked the Minot Minotauros by a 4-0 score in Minot on Tuesday.  Aberdeen was paced by Justin Parizek, who registered one goal.  Parizek scored on the power play 46 seconds into the second period to make the score 1-0 Aberdeen and pick up the game-winning marker. Trevor Husch picked up the assist.  The Wings forced opposing goalies to work and stay ready, finishing with 32 shots and forcing 28 saves. Jake Hebda made 14 stops and Tim Shaughnessy made 14. Aberdeen put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Minot to score on any of its five power plays. Cullen Hurley padded the lead at the midway point, with Husch again providing an assist along with C.J. Reuschlein.  A little over a minute later, the Wings found the net again, as Kevin Becker scored, with help from Wes Judnick and Mack Ohnsted. The offense was more than enough to back the goalkeeping of Marcus Zelzer, who stopped all 38 shots he faced. The Wings had 32 shots on goal.  The visitors concluded the scoring with 43 seconds left in the game, when Tyler Dunagan netted a goal. Shayne McLaughlin and Mike Parnell were credited with assists. Minot outshot the Wings 38-32.  The win moved Aberdeen into a 3rd place tie in the Central Division with Austin. Boxscore

Wenatchee 3 @ Fairbanks 4 (SO) - The Wenatchee Wild fell to the Fairbanks Ice Dogs in a shootout, 4-3, at the Big Dipper Ice Arena in Fairbanks, Alaska on Tuesday.  The win moved Fairbanks into sole possession of 1st place in the West Division. J.T. Osborn put the Ice Dogs up 1-0 with one second remaining in the first period when he banged in a goal from the near side of the cage. Russell Finch and Gabe Levin assisted. Fairbanks tacked on two more goals in the second period. Alec Hajdukovich scored his team’s second marker with 8:17 remaining before the second intermission. Tayler Munson and Garret Clemment picked up the assists. Osborn made it 3-0 with 5:45 left in the stanza when he lit the lamp on a one-timer from the inside edge of the near circle off of a feed from Gabe Levin. Sean O’Rourke also assisted. Ben Carey got the Wild on the scoreboard with 2:27 remaining in the second period when he put back a rebound moments after a power play expired. Chris Kerr and Dylan Abood assisted.  The Wild scored two goals in the third period to force overtime. Max McHugh cut Fairbanks’ lead to 3-2 with 8:20 to go in regulation. Carey and Kerr assisted.  Trace Redmond sent the game to overtime when he scored an extra-attacker marker with 1:26 left in regulation when he deflected in Chris Knudson’s shot from the far point.  The game went to a shootout after a scoreless overtime session. Goalies Alex Fons and Greg Lewis shined in the one-on-one segment. Fons stopped all five of Wenatchee’s shooters while Lewis gave up just one marker, to Munson, who was the Ice Dogs’ fifth shooter.  Fons made 28 saves on 31 shots while Lewis denied 29-of-32 shots. Boxscore

 
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