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Friday Finals: Bulls getting back to top form

October 12, 2013

Aberdeen's Chad Catt posted one of three shutouts in the NAHL on Friday night as the Wings blanked Minot, 3-0.

Topeka RoadRunners 0 @ Amarillo Bulls 4 – Winners of their last five, the Bulls seem to be right back where they left off last season thanks to a 4-0 home shutout of Topeka on Friday night. Collin Delia made 24 saves for his second straight shutout.  After a Cody Gylling goal in the 1st period, the remainder of the Bulls damage came in the 2nd period as they got three goals from Kyle Gattelaro, Matt Sieckhaus and Ryan Stevens. Drew Vogler made 32 saves in the loss for the RoadRunners. Boxscore

Aberdeen Wings 3 @ Minot MInotauros 0 – Jordan Heller scored twice and Chad Catt stopped all 30 shots as the Wings shutout the Minotauros on Friday, 3-0. Heller scored the lone goal of the 1st period 4:17 into the game assisted by TJ Roo. The game remained 1-0 until midway through the 3rd period when Kyle Haak scored his first goal of the season to make it 2-0.  Heller added an empty-net goal for the 3-0 final. Brandon Wildung made 26 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Bismarck Bobcats 4 @ Brookings Blizzard 3 (SO) – In a very even and back and forth game, the Bismarck Bobcats outlasted the Blizzard 4-3 in a shootout to keep Brookings winless on the season. Each team scored a goal in all three periods. Bismarck got goals from Joonas Huovinen, Huba Sekesi and Filip Starzynski, while the Blizzard had two goals from Russ Jordan and another from Jared Goudreau. In the shootout, Huovinen and Starzynski scored for the Bobcats to win the game. Boxscore

Soo Eagles 2 @ Springfield Jr. Blues 3 – Three, 2nd period goals were the difference as Springfield edged the Eagles 3-2 in the Jr. Blues home opener. Patrick Curry scored twice in the 2nd period, including the eventual game-winning goal and Trevor Stone added the other marker for Springfield. Kyle Loridon and Filip Winkler added the two goals for the Soo, which both came in the 3rd period. Stefanos Lekkas made 25 saves in the win. Boxscore

Johnstown Tomahawks 2 @ Michigan Warriors 3 – The Warriors withstood a late comeback attempt by the Tomahawks to win on Friday, 3-2. The Warriors were in control after jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the 1st period with goals from Cody Lichtenvoort and Cody Kuster. Johnstown responded with two power play goals to tie the game at 2-2 as Mitch Hall scored in the 2nd period and Joe Drabin scored early in the 3rd period. Alex Pellegrino added the game-winner for the Warriors midway through the 3rd period. Boxscore

Odessa Jackalopes 2 @ Wichita Falls Wildcats 4 – Three, 2nd period goals were the main difference in the game as the Wildcats snapped a two-game slide with a 4-2 home win over Odessa. The game was tied at 1-1 after one period as Mathieu Briand scored for Odessa and Will Vosejpka scored for the Wildcats.  Vosejpka added another goal in the 2nd period and Max Reisinger and Colin Staub also scored for Wichita Falls. Lukas Laub had the other goal for the Jackalopes. Boxscore

Minnesota Wilderness 2 @ Minnesota Magicians 3 – Eetu Karvinen had a goal and an assist to pace the Magicians to their second straight 3-2 home win over the Wilderness. The Magicians would take a 1-0 lead on a 1st period goal from Kyle Krueger.  Brent Bockman answered in the 2nd period for the Wilderness. Karvinen scored the go-ahead goal 2:04 into the 3rd period to make it 2-1 and Tony Uglem added the eventual game-winner eight minutes later. Brett Heikkila added the other Wilderness goal to make it 3-2. Boxscore

Lone Star Brahmas 2 @ Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees 4 – Rio Grande Valley increased their winning streak to three straight by doubling up the Brahmas, 4-2. After a scoreless 1st period, Rio Grande Valley led 2-1 after two periods on goals from Anthony Croston and Evan Schmidbauer. Matt Lison had Lone Star’s goal.  Rio Grande Valley added two more goals in the 3rd period from newcomer JB Baker and Nathan Flynn. Liam Stirtzinger had the other goal for the Brahmas in the loss. Boxscore

Coulee Region Chill 1 @ Fairbanks Ice Dogs 3 – It took a while for the Ice Dogs to get going, but on the strength of three, 3rd period goals, Fairbanks beat Coulee Region 3-1 in the second of their three game series. Jesse Tredinnick gave the Chill a 1-0 lead in the 2nd period with a shorthanded goal. The Fairbanks offense finally got going in the 3rd period on goals from Tayler Munson, David Kaplan and Jacob Hetz. Patrick Munson stayed perfect on the season, making 24 saves, while Blake Cates took the loss, making 33 saves. Boxscore

Corpus Christi IceRays 0 @ Kenai River Brown Bears 1 (SO)The goaltenders dueled back and forth in the first two periods as the IceRays put 21 shots on net through the first 40 minutes of play.  Numerous chances on the power-play were denied by Brown Bears goaltender Zack Quinn.  In the final minutes of the third period Ben Myers and the IceRays held off a late push by the Brown Bears and forced overtime. In a shootout the lone scorer was Sebastian Fuchs who sealed a 1-0 victory for the Brown Bears. Ben Myers and Zack Quinn each denied 22 shots in the game. Boxscore


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