Friday Finals: Wolverines explode for seven goals in win over rival
Kenai River 5 @ Anchorage 7 - Cole Christian scored four times for the Anchorage Wolverines as his squad won a wild 7-5 game at the Ben Boeke Ice Arena on Friday night. After Christian’s first two goals of the evening Nicholas Stevens scored in the final minute of the first to bring Kenai River within one. Trenton Powell and Ameen Ghosheh scored to put Anchorage up 4-1 late in the second but two goals from Jackson Ebbott and Hayden Walters made it a 4-3 game after 40 minutes. Andy Larson tied the game and Stevens’ second goal of the evening put the Brown Bears ahead for the first time but it was short lived lead as Christian got his third of the night just over a minute later. Danny Bagnole netted the eventual game winner with just over seven minutes to play before Christian put the game on ice with an empty net tally. Vaughn Makar and Liam Beerman combined to make 25 saves in the win for the Wolverines. Marks Slavinskis-Repe took the loss despite making 26 saves.
Odessa 2 @ Shreveport 0 - Quentin Sigurdson was a brick wall as he helped blank the Shreveport Mudbugs in the Jackalopes by a score of 2-0 by stopping all 37 shots fired in his direction. Theodore Manlove put the Jackalopes in front with his third goal of the season. That would be the game’s only tally until late in the third where Thomas Wright added some insurance for Odessa. Eliot Seguin-Lescarbeau took the loss in net as he allowed just two goals on 25 shots.
Philadelphia 4 @ Danbury 6: The Danbury Hat Tricks netted three goals in the third period to seal a 6-4 win over the Philadelphia Rebels. Brock Behrend opened up the scoring in the first period to get Danbury on the board. The Rebels answered with back-to-back goals with Brock Jones and Josh Galizia to take a 2-1 lead. In the second, Grant Dietz scored a Hat Tricks goal to even the game 2-2. Paddy Fortune found the back of the net getting Philadelphia back on top, 3-2. Nearing the end of the middle frame, Logan Nickerson scored to tie the game up 3-3 heading into the second intermission. In the third period, Alexios Georgaklis scored under a minute in for a 4-3 Danbury lead. Wyatt Stefan added to the Hat Tricks lead, 5-3. Max Marquette added a Rebels goal to make the score 5-4. Nearing the end of regulation, Jacob Robertson scored for Danbury to take the win 6-4. Goaltender Miles Roberts turned away 24 shots in the win.
Johnstown 4 @ Maine 7: The Maine Nordiques took down the Johnstown Tomahawks in a 7-4 final score. In the opening frame, Shane Kozlina got the scoring going for the Nordiques to get ahead 1-0. Johnstown answered back with a goal from Zach Aben for a 1-1 score. The Nordiques opened up their offensive play with three unanswered goals with Ryan Panico, Charles Tardif, and Kellen Murphy for a 4-1 score. In the second period, the Tomahawks added three unanswered goals with Will Lawrence, Nick White and Justine Rapp to even the game 4-4. In the third it was all Maine as they scored three goals from Evan Orloff, Jake Benadet and Laurent Trepanier to win 7-4.
Maryland 4 @ New Hampshire 3: The Maryland Black Bears picked up a road win against the New Hampshire Mountain Kings, 4-3. In the opening frame Matthew Croxall scored for the Black Bears and Hunter Fetterolf for the Mountain Kings for a 1-1 score. In the second, the Black Bears added three unanswered goals with Matthew Croxall netting his second of the game and Jeremi Tremblay scoring twice to get the score 4-1 in favor of Maryland. Kim Hilmersson scored a late goal for New Hampshire, making the score 4-2. In the third period, Josh Doolan netted another goal for the Mountain Kings. Maryland held on to take the win, 4-3. Maryland netminder Colin Ronan turned away 27 shots in the contest.
Northeast 5 @ Rochester 1: The Northeast Generals added three goals in the third period to get a road win against the Rochester Jr. Americans, 5-1. The first period ended notched up 1-1 with Americans Alex Zakrzewski scoring and Generals Frank D’Ancona. In the second period, Joseph McGraw broke the tied game for a 2-1 Generals lead. In the third period it was all Northeast as Sixten Jennersjo, Ryan Remick and Jacob Wilson all scored for a 5-1 Generals win. Northeast goalie Peter Wickstom Stumer stopped 30 shots.
Aberdeen 7 @ Austin 3: The Aberdeen Wings took care of business on the road in a 7-3 win against the Austin Bruins. The opening period saw two Aberdeen goals as Simon Pollock and Nikolai Tishkevich both scored. The Wings kept on the offensive front and added four unanswered goals to kick off the second frame. Weston Turner, Matthew Wisener, Simon Pollock and Riley Sharun all scored for a 6-0 Aberdeen lead. The Bruins broke the Wings shutout hopes with a goal from Isaak Brassard for a 6-1 score. Isak Holmstrom added another Aberdeen goal to make the score 7-1. Austin scored two more goals before the end of the period from Ocean Wallace and Austin Salani. Neither team scored in the final frame as the Wings won 7-3. Wings goaltender Adam Dybal was fantastic stopping 28 of the 31 shots on net.
St. Cloud 4 @ Bismarck 5 (OT): The Bismarck Bobcats won in overtime fashion against the St. Cloud Norsemen, 5-4. In the first period, Kai Duntis opened up the scoring for the Bobcats to get ahead 1-0. Braden Panzer found the back of the net for St. Cloud to even up the game 1-1. Kyle Doll scored to end the period giving Bismarck a 2-1 lead. In the second, Braden Panzer netted his second of the game to tie it up 2-2. In the third period, the Bobcats scored back-to-back with Kai Dunits and Tommy Cronin for a 4-2 score. The Norsemen answered with back-to-back goals as well with Niklas Miller and Peyton Mithmuangneua to even the game 4-4 forcing overtime. In the extra period, Kade Kohanski was the hero for Bismark to get them the win 5-4. Bobcats goaltender Stephen Peck saw most of the action stopping 34 of 38 shots.
North Iowa 1 @ Minot 2: The Minot Minotauros rallied in the third period scoring both goals that got them a 2-1 victory against the North Iowa Bulls. The action picked up in the second period with a Bulls goal from Jordan Newpower. In the third, Jack O’Hanisain and Colby Woogk scored to give Minot the 2-1 win. Minot goaltender James Nortson stopped 14 of the 15 shots he faced.
Janesville 5 @ Springfield 1 - Four Jets found the back of the net in the final period of play as Janesville went on to beat Springfield by a score of 5-1. Jake Means led the Jets with a goal and an assist. Max Wagener, Kyle Kudrna, Noah Gibbs and Brady Engelkes all found the back of the net in the victory. Matthew Alberti was nearly perfect as he stopped 33 of 34 shots. Zach Peller netted the only goal of the night for Springfield while JJ Cataldo finished the evening with 33 saves.
Lone Star 1 @ Amarillo 2 (SO) - Nolan Gagnon and Topi Puikkonen both scored in the skills competition to lift the Amarillo Wranglers to a 2-1 shootout win over the Lone Star Brahmas. Alexander Papaspyropoulos potted his sixth of the season to put the Wranglers up by one after the first period. Jacob MacDonald would tie the game in the middle frame with his fifth of the year. After a scoreless third period and overtime the game went to a shootout where Connor McDonough stopped both of the shooters he faced while the offense converted on both of their chances. McDonough had 29 saves in the win while Devis Rolovs denied 22 shots in the loss.
Wisconsin1 @ Minnesota 4 - Logan Nagle and Aidan Shirey each picked up a goal and an assist as the Minnesota Wilderness knocked off the Wisconsin Windigo 4-1. Oliver Stumpel and Peteris Purmalis both tickled the twine as well. Elliot Gulley provided all the offense for Wisconsin, scoring his first goal of the season. Adam Prokop turned aside 30 shots in order to grab the win in goal. Max Beckford suffered the loss, stopping 25 of 28 shots.
Corpus Christi 1 @ Oklahoma 7 - Max Dronen and Cooper Boulanger both scored twice in the win as the Oklahoma Warriors rolled to a 7-1 over Corpus Christi. Kaden Nelson grabbed a goal and an assist while William Ahlrik and Owen Carlile both lit the lamp. Daniel Duris got the win in the blue paint as he stopped 23 shots. Zachary Polshakov supplied the only goal for the IceRays while Vilgot Holm made 31 saves in the loss.
Colorado 1 @ New Mexico 5 - After giving up the game’s first goal, the New Mexico Ice Wolves responded with five unanswered tallies to defeat the Colorado Grit 5-1. Yusaku Ando and Tyler Pfister scored in the opening 20 minutes to give the Ice Wolves the lead. Zach Boren notched his fifth goal of the year to add some insurance. Ryan Seelinger and Michael Schermerhorn added to the lead in the third period with their seventh and fourth goals of the year respectively. Any Vlaha earned the win in the goal as he stopped 25 shots. Jack Erickson suffered the loss for Colorado as he ended the night with 39 saves.
Chippewa 2 @ Fairbanks 3 (SO) - Nick Blood scored the only goal in the shootout as the Fairbanks Ice Dogs knocked off the Chippewa Steel 3-2. Wyatt Carlson put the Ice Dogs in the lead just 18 seconds into the action. Joe Kelly tied the game later in the period with his ninth tally of the year. Jacob Ligi gave Chippewa the lead with a goal very late in the second period, it was his third of the season. Blood tied the game midway through the third period which setup up the shootout and his eventual game deciding goal in the skills competition. Tyler Krivtsov got the win in between the pipes as he made 37 saves. Ajay White was dealt the loss as he stopped 27 of the 29 shots he faced.