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Friday Finals: Titans keep pace with comeback win

March 4, 2017

CJ Walker scored the overtime winner as the Wildcats won their 4th straight game.

Johnstown 1 @ Aston 2 (OT) – The Aston Rebels grasped the overtime victory on their own ice against the Johnstown Tomahawks. The first period remained scoreless on both sides with the first goal scored inside 20 seconds of the start of the second period by Jensen Zerban for the Rebels to take the lead. The Tomahawks tied the game almost halfway through the third period with a goal seen by Joshua Norman. Aaron Maguyon scored the winning, overtime goal for Aston on a breakaway. Aston goalie Mareks Mitens, had a total of 22 saves for the win. Vinnie Purpura of Johnstown finished the night with 31 saves for the loss. Boxscore

Northeast 6 @ New Jersey 12 – The New Jersey Titans take the home victory in a high scoring game against the Northeast Generals. The Titans scored 9 goals in the 3rd period to win. Tied at one at the end of the first period, the Titans score 2 goals during the second period while the Generals score 4 goals, taking the lead going into the third period. The Generals add 1 goal during the third period whereas the Titans comeback with a total of 9 goals in the third period captivating the lead and the win. New Jersey goals were seen by Nick Boyagian, Greg Malafronte, Kyler Head, Zach Parrott, Danny Eruzione and Gordie Helmuth all scoring one. Dylan Healey, Jordan Kaplan and Anthony Cusanelli scored 2 goals each for the Titans as well. Goals for Northeast were scored by Colin Bilek, Matt Wiesner, Justin Jallen, Austen Halpin and Brian Chambers had 2 for the night. Ryan Ferland of New Jersey had 7 saves for the night with relief from Brandon Perrone who had 4 saves for the win. Generals goalie Parker Swanson ended the night with a total of 31 saves. Boxscore

Wichita Falls 4 @ Corpus Christi 3 (OT) – Wildcats goalie Jared Dempsey had a total of 34 saves for the overtime, road-win against the IceRays. Corpus Christi started the game strong, scoring 3 goals during the first period seen by Brad Power, David Thomson and Mason Krueger. The Wildcats had one goal scored by Nick Rosa during the first period. The IceRays held onto their lead through the second period, as both teams did not score. Wichita Falls had tied the game with 2 goals during the third period by CJ Regula and Nick Rosa sending the game into overtime. CJ Walker scored the overtime goal for the Wildcats comeback victory. Cam Burggrabe of Corpus Christi ended the night with 29 saves for the loss. Boxscore

Shreveport 4 @ Odessa 2 – Goalie John Roberts of Shreveport ended the night with 40 saves against Odessa for the road-win on Friday. The Mudbugs took the lead in the first period with one goal seen by Gueorgui Feduolov. Both teams saw one goal during the second period, scored by Kieran Durgan for the Mudbugs and Ludwig Stenlund for the Jackalopes. Cameron Cook of Shreveport scored 2 goals during the third period sealing the win. The Jackalopes lone goal of the third period was credited to Ryan MacKellar. Odessa goalie Jon Flakne had a total of 18 saves for the night. Boxscore

Topeka 3 @ Springfield 5 – Jordan Greenfield-Flemon of Springfield had 28 saves for the win against the RoadRunners. The game was tied at 2-2 at the end of the first period with goals from Max Nylander and Patrick Smyth for Springfield along with goals from Marshall Bowery and Joey Moore for Topeka. The RoadRunners took the lead in the second period with a goal from Nick Granowicz, keeping the Jr. Blues scoreless. Springfield then scored 3 goals during the third period for the comeback and the win. Goals credited to Brandon Puricelli and Brennan Blaszczak with 2 goals. Goalie Ben Churchfield of Topeka finished the night with 38 saves. Boxscore

Brookings 3 @ MN Wilderness 4 (OT) – The Minnesota Wilderness got the overtime victory against the Brookings Blizzard on Friday night. It was a close game until the end, with both teams battling back and forth between the regulation periods. The Wilderness saw goals from Colton Berg, Alexander Esbjors and Pavel Mikhasenok. Goals credited to Nicholas Cardelli, Connor Koviak and Derek Hammer for the Blizzard. Zach Mills of the Wilderness had the overtime goal. Trevor Micucci of the Wilderness had 42 saves for the win. Blizzard netminder Josh Boyko had a total of 36 saves for the night. Boxscore

Austin 5 @ Aberdeen 3  – Jake Kucharski of the Bruins had 36 saves for the road win against the Wings. Aberdeen started the game off in the lead, scoring 2 goals during the first period and one goal during the second period keeping Austin scoreless throughout the first two periods. Aberdeen goals were credited to Riley Murphy along with Carter Roo scoring 2. Although Austin remained scoreless during the first two periods of the game, the Bruins made a comeback with 5 goals during the third period holding the Wings to no points during the final period of the game. Michael Piehler, Jan Stefka, AJ Drobot, Cole Lawrence and Travis Kothenbeutel scored for the Bruins. Aberdeen goalie Arttu Kulmala had a total of 21 saves for the loss. Boxscore

Minot 5 @ Bismarck 2 – Austin Park of Minot had 19 saves for the road-game win against the Bismarck Bobcats on Friday night. The Minotarous took and kept the lead at the beginning of the game in the first period. The Minotauros saw 2 goals in the first period, 2 goals in the second period and one goal in the third period. Minot goals were credited to Tyler Jeanson, Austin Martinsen, Zack Bross, Alex Adams and Colby Enns. Bismarck saw one goal in the first period by Tristan Ashbrook and one goal in the second period by Lukas Millen. Bobcats goalie Severi Isokangas had a total of 25 saves for the night. Boxscore

Amarillo 2 @ Lone Star 3 – The Lone Star Brahmas got the home victory over the Amarillo Bulls on Friday. It was a hard fought game to the end, with each team battling back and forth. There were two goals scored during the first period, one by Austin Kamer for the Brahmas and one by George Mika for the Bulls. The Brahmas added 2 more points to the scoreboard during the second period. Goals credited to David Marabella and Austin Kamer with his second for the night. George Mika scored again for the Bulls during the second period. Goalie Alec Calvaruso of Lone Star had 18 saves for the win. Brandon Bussi ended the night with a total of 40 saves for Amarillo. Boxscore

Coulee Region 3 @ Fairbanks 4 –Erik Gordon of Fairbanks had a total of 18 saves for the win against the Coulee Region Chill. The Ice Dogs saw 2 goals scored during the first period by Samuel Ruffin and Hunter Wendt and 2 goals scored during the second period by Robert Blueger and Grayson Gavin. The Chill saw one goal during each period. Goals credited to Alex Falconer, Bailey Martin and Jacob Schmidt-Svejstrup for Coulee Region. Brad Arvanitis had a total of 34 saves for the Coulee Region Chill. Boxscore

MN Magicians 6 @ Kenai River 3 – Tied at one at the end of the first period, the Magicians score 4 goals during the second period to take the lead and seal the win with a final goal during the third period. The Brown Bears saw one goal scored in each period of the game. The Magicians saw goals from Hunter Lellig, Nikita Kozyrev, Mitchel Slattery, Will Hammer, Caleb Hite and Andrew Kangas. Brown Bears goals were credited to Evan Butcher, David Kaplan and Tyler Rock. Magicians goalie Ivan Prosvetov finished the nigh with 24 saves for the win. Colt Hanks of Kenai River had 16 saves, as well as, Robbie Goor who had 12 saves for the loss. Boxscore

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