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Friday Finals: Minotauros double up Aberdeen

October 19, 2012

Springfield's Matt Leon stopped all 29 shots as the Jr. Blues won their third straight game with a 2-0 shutout over Topeka.

Kalamazoo 1 @ Jamestown 2 (OT) – The Ironmen stayed in a tie for 1st place in the North Division with a come-from-behind 2-1 overtime win at home on Friday night.  Former Jr. K-Wing Daniel Cesarz came back to haunt his old team as he scored :20 seconds into overtime to win the game for the Ironmen.  There was no scoring until the 3rd period as Danny Hamburg gave Kalamazoo a 1-0 midway through the 3rd period.  Evan Ritt tied the game with less than minutes remaining in regulation.  Reid Mimmack made 24 saves in the win, while Alex Okicki took the loss, also making 24 saves. Boxscore

Michigan 0 @ Port Huron 5 – Max Milosek posted his first shutout of the season and on the day he announced his NCAA commitment to Lake Superior State, forward Ian Miller had two goals and an assist as Port Huron blanked Michigan on Friday night by a 5-0 score.  Miller scored the game’s first two goals.  Daniel Rehnstrom, Vito Aluia and Mitch Maloney had the other goals for Port Huron, who remained in a tie for 1st place in the North Division with Jamestown with the win.

Soo 2 @ Johnstown 3 (SO) – Mitch Kontny and Brandon Brossoit teamed up on the game-tying goal in the 3rd period and then both scored in the shootout to lead Johnstown to a come-from-behind 3-2 win over the Soo Eagles in front of over 2,100 fans in Johnstown on Friday.  Collin Brennan made 32 save in the win and stopped all four Soo shooters in the shootout.  JB Baker had the other goal for the Tomahawks while Mike Sabatini and Dallas McLaughlin scored for Soo. Boxscore

Coulee Region 1 @ Janesville 4 - Dan Litchke scored two goals as Janesville scored the last four goals of the game to defeat the Chill, 4-1.  Mac Jansen opened the scoring for the Chill in the 1st period, but the Jets erupted for three goals in the 2nd period, including two from Litchke and another from Jordan Himley.  Ruslan Pedlan added a 3rd period goal to finish the scoring.  Austin Priebe made 25 saves in the win, while Aaron Davis took the loss making 28 saves. Boxscore

Springfield 2 @ Topeka 0 – The Jr. Blues stayed hot with their third straight win thanks to a 29-save shutout performance from goaltender Matt Leon in a 2-0 win at Topeka.  Both Jr. Blues goals came in the 2nd period.  The first came off the stick of Devin Mitchell, the second came from Russell Jordan.  Springfield had outshot Topeka 20-8 through two periods, but Leon was strong in the 3rd period stopping 22 shots in the final frame alone.  Mackenzie Sawyer made 22 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Texas 7 @ Wichita Falls 3 – The Texas Tornado improved their record to 9-1-0 with a 7-3 win in Wichita Falls on Friday night.  Brandon Hawkins scored twice and had an assist, as he is now tied for the NAHL goal scoring lead with 13 on the season.  Justin Greenberg also added two goals for the Tornado.  Texas scored the final four goals of the game after Wichita Falls had tied the score at 3-3 with goals from Chris Knudson, Rudy Junda and Ryan Dau.  Jason Eddy, Leo Lumm and Mitchell McPherson added the other goals for the Tornado. Boxscore

Austin 3 @ Bismarck 4 (SO) – Shane Omdahl scored twice and Patrick Moore added the shootout winner as Bismarck clawed their way back from a two-goal deficit to defeat division-leading Austin, 4-3 in a shootout.  Austin led 3-1 after two period with goals from John Simonson, Cody Dixon and Nolan Kirley.  However, the Bobcats came back in the 3rd period, which included the game-tying goal with less than three minutes remaining from Mike Dockry.  Aaron Nelson made 42 save in his return to goal for the Bobcats. Boxscore

Aberdeen 2 @ Minot 4 – The Minotauros won their second game of the season as they doubled up the Aberdeen Wings at home on Friday, 4-2.  Erike Baskin scored first for the Wings in the 1st period, but Minot exploded for three goals in the 2nd period from Travis Maxwell, Tim Donohue and Collin Abitz.  Kyle Haak cut the lead to 3-2 with the second Wings goal, but another from Donohue on an empty-net secured the win for Minot.  Tyler Parks made 28 saves in the win. Jake O’Borsky added two assists in the win for the Minotauros.  Boxscore

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