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Friday Finals: Minotauros claim Central's first playoff berth

March 11, 2017

Joey Sofo had a four-point night as Coulee Region exploded for 10 goals in a win over Kenai River.

Brookings 1 @ Minot 4 – Four goals for Minot gave the Minotauros a 4-1 win at home over Brookings on Friday. The four goals for Minot came courtesy of Reid Stefanson (2), Zack Bross, and Alex Adams. Chase Gamelin scored Brookings’ lone tally. Austin Park took the win in net for Minot with 31 saves, while Josh Boyko was given the loss for Brookings after 28 saves.  Boxscore

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3 @ Aston 2 (SO) – A four-round shootout was necessary to settle a winner between the Knights and Rebels on Friday night. In regulation, Aston saw goals from Evgeny Yakovlev and Dom Garcia. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s two regulation goals came from Mike Gelatt and Curtis Carlson. With no score in overtime, the Knights would go on to win in a shootout, with Paul Maust and Adrian Danchenko finding the back of the net. Carter Woolley netted a first round shootout goal for Aston. In net, Grant Valentine took the win for the Knights after 25 saves. Aston’s Jack Leavy took the SOL with 17 saves.  Boxscore

Coulee Region 10 @ Kenai River 1 – A double-digit effort by the Coulee Region Chill earned the team a 10-1 victory at Kenai River on Friday. The Brown Bears opened the scoring with an Evan Butcher goal. The Chill would go on to score ten unanswered goals, which came from Justin Kendall (2), Joey Sofo (2), Taylor Trapp, Isaac Theisen (2), Bailey Martin, Caleb Schroer, and Kevin Dineen. Brad Arvanitis took the win in net for Coulee Region with 32 saves.  Boxscore

Johnstown 6 @ New Jersey 5 (SO) – There were a galore of goals scored in the Friday night matchup between the Johnstown Tomahawks and New Jersey Titans. Johnstown saw regulation tallies from Dalton Hunter, Alex Singley, Mitchell Hale, Joshua Biasillo and Evan Somoza. New Jersey put up goals in regulation from Hunter Alden, Dylan Healey, Jordan Kaplan, Gordie Helmuth, and Ryan Wheeler. Joshua Norman and Adam Pilewicz found the net during the shootout for Johnstown to secure the win. The Titans’ Jordan Kaplan scored during the first round of the shootout. In net, Drew Hotte took the win for Johnstown after 38 saves. Ryan Ferland took the SOL for New Jersey, despite 28 saves.   Boxscore

Springfield 3 @ Janesville 4 – A last-minute goal by Janesville earned the Jets a 4-3 victory over Springfield on Friday night. The Jets saw goals from Adam Roeder, Ben Schmidling, David Schmidling, and Chris Dodero. Springfield’s three tallies came from Fabio Hollenstein, Chase Mickelson, and Joseph Sardina. Jacob Barczewski took the win in net for Janesville, making 35 saves. Springfield’s Mike Robinson was given the loss after 36 saves. Boxscore

Bismarck 4 @ Austin 3 (SO) – The third shootout of the night came from the Bismarck Bobcats and Austin Bruins contest on Friday. Bismarck scored three regulation goals, which came courtesy of Tristan Ashbrook, Matthew Barry, and Mitchell Walinksi. Austin’s three regulation goals came from Jack Murphy, Jon Richards, and Jan Stefka. Bismarck’s Tobias Fladeby scored the lone shootout goal for the win. Bismarck’s Severi Isokangas took the win in net with 16 saves. Austin’s Jake Kucharski took the SOL after 20 saves. Boxscore

Corpus Christi 3 @ Wichita Falls 4 – The Wichita Falls Wildcats held on for a 4-3 win over the Corpus Christi Ice Rays on Friday night. The Wildcats scored four goals, which came from Matt Hanewall, Ryan Orgek, Nick Rosa, and Ilya Skvortsov. The Ice Rays saw three goals on their end, which were scored by Matt Novo, Brendan Miller, and Josh Tripp. Evan Moyse took the win in net for the Wildcats with 31 saves. Net duty for Corpus Christi was split between Cam Burggrabe and Tomas Vomacka, who combined for 30 saves in the loss.  Boxscore

Shreveport 2 @ Amarillo 0 – A 2-0 shutout win on the road was awarded to the Shreveport Mudbugs on Friday night. The Mudbugs’ two tallies came courtesy of Kieran Durgan and Croix Evingson. In net, John Roberts earned his second shutout of the season with 37 saves for Shreveport. Amarillo’s Nikita Babintsev made 25 saves in the Bulls’ loss. Boxscore

Aberdeen 1 @ MN Wilderness 2 – With minutes to play, the Minnesota Wilderness scored a second goal to grab a win at home from the Wings. The Wilderness’ two tallies came courtesy of Alexander Esbjors and Luke Dow. Keenan Spillum scored Aberdeen’s lone goal. Trevor Micucci took the win in net for the Wilderness after 34 saves. Aberdeen’s Forbes Ploszaj made 34 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Odessa 4 @ Lone Star 3 (OT) – Odessa’s overtime hero, Ludwig Stenlund, earned the Jackalopes a win on the road at Lone Star on Friday. Odessa saw a total of four goals through the night, which were scored by Zach Heintz, Chase Thudium, Rune Kirby, and the overtime winner by Ludwig Stenlund. Drake Glover scored all three goals for Lone Star. In net, Odessa’s Jonny Hogue make 27 stops for the win.   Boxscore

MN Magicians 3 @ Fairbanks 4 – A third period comeback for the Fairbanks Ice Dogs turned into a 4-3 win at home against the Magicians on Friday night. The Magicians started the night with three straight goals, which came from Travis Brown, Dmytro Kobylyanskyi, and Andrew Kangas.  The Ice Dogs rallied to answer back with four unanswered goals for the win. Fairbanks’ four goals were credited to Bauer Neudecker, Cayden Cahill (2) and Ryan Kero. In net, Erik Gordon took the win for Fairbanks with 28 saves. Ivan Prosvetov made 24 saves for the Magicians in the loss.  Boxscore

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