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Friday Finals: Mitens, Rebels make history with shutout win

February 11, 2017

Justin Misiak had a hat-trick to help the Austin Bruins to a win on Paint the Rink Pink night in front of a sold out crowd of 2,000 fans.

Johnstown 0 @ Aston 1 – Mareks Mitens had performance for the record books on Friday night against Johnstown. The Aston Rebels shutout the Johnstown Tomahawks 1-0, as Mitens set the new single season NAHL record with 11 shutouts. Ironically, the record was previously held by current UConn goalie Rob Nichols, who set the record with the same franchise when it was in Wenatchee, Washington during the 2011-12 season. The Rebels now have a total of 15 shutouts this season, which also a new record. Jensen Zerban of Aston scored the only goal of the game, close to halfway through the third period. Drew Hotte of Johnstown had 25 saves and Mareks Mitens of Aston had 18 saves for the win. Boxscore

Odessa 2 @ Corpus Christi 5 – The Corpus Christi IceRays took home the win over the Odessa Jackalopes on Friday night. Although tied at two at the end of the first period, the IceRays finished with a 5-2 victory over the Jackalopes. Chase Thudium and Ludwig Stenlund scored goals for Odessa. Goals were credited to Larry Jungwirth, Jayson Dimizio, Nathan Bryer (2) and Cole Filler for Corpus Christi. Jonny Hogue had 40 saves for Odessa and Cam Burggrabe of Corpus Christi had 26 saves for the win. Boxscore

Coulee Region 2 @ Austin 6 – The Austin Bruins took home a 6-2 victory over the Coulee Region Chill on Friday night in Austin. For Coulee Region, both goals were credited to Isaac Theisen. For Austin, Jack Murphy (2), Justin Misiak (3) and Logan Haskins each found the back of the net. Joe Marcoullier of the Chill had 23 saves in the loss, while Jake Kucharski of the Bruins had 34 saves for the win. Boxscore

Springfield 3 @ Topeka 4 – The Topeka RoadRunners made a comeback win against the Springfield Jr. Blues in Cedar Rapids on Friday night with a final score of 4-3. Matt Long, Joseph Sardina and Chase Mickelson scored goals for Springfield. Goals were credited to Phil Erickson, Joey Moore, Nick Granowicz and Nigel Nelson for Topeka. Mike Robinson had 14 saves for Springfield and Ryan Snowden of Topeka had 19 saves for the win. Boxscore

Wichita Falls 3 @ Amarillo 4 (SO) – The Amarillo Bulls beat the Wichita Falls Wildcats in a thrilling shootout on Friday night with a final score of 4-3. The game was tied at the end of the second period, but no additional points were scored in the third period or overtime. Regulation goals by Isaac Kobienia, Ryan Burnett and CJ Walker were scored for the Wildcats. The Bulls’ regulation goals were credited to Charlie Singerhouse, Alex Truscott and Cole Lussier. Charlie Singerhouse scored the final shootout goal to take the win for Amarillo. George McBey had 40 saves for the Wildcats, and Nikita Babintsev of Amarillo had 47 saves for the win. Boxscore

MN Magicians 2 @ Aberdeen 5 – The Aberdeen Wings beat the MN Magicians on their own ice for the home win Friday night with a final score of 5-2. Caleb Hite and Travis Brown both scored for the Magicians. Goals were credited to Tyler Bossert, Logan Jenuwine, Carson Dimoff (2) and Carter Roo for the Wings. Ivan Prosvetov had 33 saves for the MN Magicians, while Forbes Ploszaj of Aberdeen had 37 saves for the win. Boxscore

MN Wilderness 6 @ Bismarck 3 – The MN Wilderness beat the Bismarck Bobcats for a road-win victory with a final score of 6-3. Zach Kennedy, Jordan Fralich and Tobias Fladeby were credited with the Bobcats goals. The Wilderness saw goals scored by Charlie Parker, Zach Mills (2), Pavel Mikhasenok, Luke Dow and Tyler Vold. Camden Haugenoe of Bismarck had 21 saves, and Trevor Micucci of the MN Wilderness had 22 saves for the win. Boxscore

Shreveport 3 @ Lone Star 1 – The Shreveport Mudbugs beat the Lone Star Brahmas on the road Friday night in Texas with a final score of 3-1. The loss snapped the Brahmas 14-game winning streak, which was the longest in the NAHL this season. Lone Star’s lone goal was credited to John Zimmerman, for his late second period tally. Giovanni Carabelli, Kristaps Jakobsons and Frankie Melton each scored for the Mudbugs. Alec Calvaruso had 13 saves for the Brahmas and Dylan Lubbesmeyer of Shreveport had 36 saves for the win. Boxscore

Brookings 2 @ Minot 1 – The Brookings Blizzard got earned a road victory against the Minot Minotauros with a final score of 2-1 on Friday night. Austin Dollimer put the Minotauros on the board with his lone goal. Brookings’ goals were credited to Nicholas Cardelli and Chase Gamelin. Lucas Murray of Minot had 27 saves, while Josh Boyko of Brookings had 37 saves for the win. Boxscore

Kenai River 1 @ Fairbanks 5 – The Fairbank Ice Dogs beat the Kenai River Brown Bears at home on Friday night with a final score of 5-1. Jake Friedman was credited with the goal for the Brown Bears. Samuel Ruffin, Hampus Eriksson, Cayden Cahill, Tanner Schachle and Grayson Gavin each scored for the Ice Dogs. Robbie Goor had 38 saves for Kenai River, and Josh Benson of Fairbanks had 18 saves for the win. Boxscore

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