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Friday Finals: IceRays win big at home over Kenai River

November 23, 2012

Aberdeen's Justin Parizek had the game-winning goal with less than a minute remaining as the Wings beat 1st place Austin on Friday, 4-3

Kenai River 3 @ Corpus Christi 7 - Rudy Sulmonte and Emil Romig each scored twice, and Hayden Stewart stopped 32 shots as the Corpus Christi IceRays tied a season-high with seven goals in a 7-3 defeat of the Kenai River Brown Bears in front of 3,068 fans in Corpus Christi.  Sulmonte gave the IceRays a 1-0 lead early.  After Brian Berry tied the game for the Brown Bears, the IceRays responded when Perry D’Arrisso swung a pass to the front of the net where Emil Romig tipped it past goaltender Gustaf Johansson to take a 2-1 lead.  Charles Baldwin made it 3-1 on a breakaway goal after he slipped between the Kenai River defense.   Emil Romig added another goal while short-handed just 48 seconds into the second frame.  Romig wired a wrister over the shoulder of Johansson for a 4-1 advantage.  Johansson was replaced by Sean Healy after that goal.  Kenai River split the lead in half on the power-play at 5:25 of the second courtesy of Jake Bushey.  Baldwin struck again, this time with an assist going around the defender and finding an open AJ Jarosz in the slot at 13:04 of the second for a 5-2 lead.  Sulmonte picked up his second of the game on an interception just inside the blue line skating it in blasting it over Healy’s shoulder increasing the lead to four goals.  Brandon Berkley finished the scoring spree for Corpus Christi with 13:10 left in the game finding a seam in the goaltender Healy to take a 7-2 IceRays lead.  Kenai River tacked on a goal late off the stick of Ryan Walker. Boxscore

Amarillo 4 @ Odessa 3 – The Bulls stayed in a tie for the top spot in South with a win on the road as they handed Odessa their fifth straight loss with a 4-3 win on Friday.  Matt Volonnino gave the Jacks the early lead in the 1st period.  Amarillo made it 2-1 in the 2nd period with back-to-back goals from Tyler Gernhofer and Tyler Deresky.  Matthew Montemurro tied the game for Odessa.  Ryan Cole scored to make it 3-2 Amarillo in the 3rd period, but Lawrence Cornellier tied the game at 3-3 with about four minutes to go.  However, the decider was Carter Penzien’s goal with 2:28 remaining. Boxscore

Texas 2 @ Topeka 1 – The Tornado snapped a three-game slide and kept pace atop of the South Division with a 2-1 road win in Topeka on Friday night.  It wasn’t until late in the 2nd period when Texas got on the board first as CJ Reuschlein lit the lamp.  That lead held until late in the 3rd period when Sean Gaffney tied the game.  However, Texas would pick up the game-winning goal with just :11 second remaining as Drew Mayer scored.  Hunter Leisner made 21 saves in the win. Boxscore

Fairbanks 2 @ Wichita Falls 1 – Garret Clemment had a multi-point night including the game-winning goal with just three minutes remaining in regulation as the IceDogs stayed perfect on their Southern roadtrip with a 2-1 win in Wichita Falls on Friday.  Fairbanks started the scoring in the 1st period with a goal from Brett Gervais as Clemment and Duggie Lagrone assists.  Will Vosejpka tied the game in the 2nd period with an unassisted goal.  Clemment’s game winner in the 3rd period came on the power play.  Reigning West Division Star of the Week Kevin Aldridge had 30 saves in the win. Boxscore

Johnstown 5 @ Jamestown 3 – A three-goal 2nd period was the difference as the Johnstown Tomahawks picked up a big road win against 1st place Jamestown.  Four of the five Tomahawks goals came on the power play, including two from Brandon Reinholz, who scored the game’s first goal.  After Evan Ritt tied the game at 1-1, Mitch Kontny, Jeff Burgh and Reinholz scored in the 2nd period to make it 4-1.  Ross Pavek make it 4-2, before Casey Nelson made it 5-2.  Dylan Zink scored the final goal to make it 5-3. Boxscore

Austin 3 @ Aberdeen 4 – Four different players had multi-point nights for Aberdeen as they snapped the five-game winning streak of the Austin Bruins with a 4-3 win on Friday.  The Wings jumped out to an early 2-0 lead with goals from Tyler Cisar and Joe Sullivan.  However, that was answered with goals from John Simonson and Josh Bretner to tie the game at 2-2.  CJ Smith scored the only goal of the 2nd period to give the Bruins a 3-2 lead.  But, it wouldn’t last as 3rd period goals from Mike Parnell and Justin Parizek would secure the win for Aberdeen, with Parizek’s game-winner coming with just :44 second left. Boxscore

Bismarck 2 @ Brookings 1 – Goalie Aaron Nelson stole the show and made 38 saves as the Bobcats picked up a big divisional road win on Friday by topping Brookings, 2-1.  It was the fourth straight loss for the Blizzard.  Bismarck jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 1st period on a goal from Mike Dockry.  Joe Giordano made it 2-0 for Bismarck with a goal in the 2nd period.  Nelson’s shutout bid was spoiled in the 3rd period with the Blizzard’s lone goal off the stick of Jeff McFarland. Boxscore

Janesville 4 @ Michigan 3 (SO) – The Jets snapped their eight-game losing streak thanks to 37 saves from goaltender Brock Kautz in a 4-3 shootout win in Flint.  Kautz stopped all six Michigan shooters, while Jordan Himley had the shootout winner.  Janesville led 2-0 early in the 2nd period on goals from Daniel Kucerovy and Nick Alberlo.  Michigan cut the lead to 2-1 on a goal from AJ Marcinek.  Mike Sullivan made it 3-1 Janesville, but Michigan stormed back with two goals in the 3rd period from Jake Faiella and Zack Szajner, who sent the game to overtime with a goal with just :20 seconds left in regulation. Boxscore

Coulee Region 3 @ Minot 4 (OT) – An overtime goal from Chance Creger with just :15 seconds remaining gave Minot their third straight win as they beat the Chill in overtime on Friday, 4-3.  Sean Lang scored twice for the Chill including the game’s first goal.  Hunter Anderson also scored for Coulee Region, who led 2-0 at one point.  However, Minot came back to tie the game at 2-2 with goals from Cody Milligan and Creger.  After Lang scored his second of the game, Steven Sherman tied it for the Minotauros in the 3rd period to send the game to OT. Boxscore

Fresno 1 @ Wenatchee 3 – Both teams returned to the ice after identical 20-day layoffs and it was the Wild picking up the 3-1 win, outshooting the Monsters, 38-17.  The Wild did all their scoring in a dominant 1st period as Dillon Eichstadt and Jono Davis picked up goals.  Fresno cut the lead to 2-1 with a power play goal from Mitchell Snyder, but it would not be enough as goalie Robbie Nichols shut the door the rest of the way, making 16 saves.  Chris Kerr added an empty-net goal. Fresno goalie Tomas Sholl was very good as well making 35 saves in the loss. Boxscore

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