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Friday Finals: Late-game heroics net Brahmas 7th straight win

December 9, 2023

Aberdeen goalie Adam Dybal made 38 saves through regulation and overtime, then stopped all 8 St. Cloud shooters in a 3-2 shootout win on Friday.

Friday Box Scores

Lone Star 3 @ Amarillo 2 (OT): Jacob MacDonald beat the buzzer in overtime, scoring his 11th goal of the season and 2nd of the night with :06 seconds remaining to give the Brahmas the win and keep their win streak alive. After a scoreless opening frame, the two squads went back and forth as Colin Doherty and Drew Jeffers buried for the Wranglers while Lone Star’s Justin Kerr and MacDonald had answers. Deivs Rolovs only faced 18 shots and kept out enough of them to secure the win while Connor McDonough stopped 22 of 25 for Amarillo. 

Aberdeen 3 @ St. Cloud 2 (SO) – Wings goalie Adam Dybal made 38 saves through regulation and overtime, then stopped all 8 St. Cloud shooters in the shootout to give the Wings a much-needed 3-2 road win in St. Cloud on Friday. Nikolai Tishkevich and Simon Pollock scored in regulation for the Wings, while Tyler Dysart and Braden Panzer had the goals for St. Cloud. Max Weildandt made 27 saves in the loss.

Minot 4 @ Austin 3 – The division-leading Minotauros scored two goals in the final four minutes of the contest, including the game-winner with :13 seconds remaining as they came from behind to beat Austin, 4-3. Colby Woogk scored twice for Minot and Niklas Ketonen and John Emmons also found the back of the net. Alex Laurenza, Ocean Wallace, and Austin Salani scored in the losing effort for the Bruins. Brady James made 29 saves in the win.

Bismarck 3 @ North Iowa 2 (SO) – Klayton Knapp made 23 saves to lead the Bobcats to their fourth straight win as they edged the Bulls in a shootout, 3-2. Kade Kohanski and Matthew Rafalski had the goals in regulation for Bismarck, while Hayden Siegel and Nolan Grier scored for North Iowa. In the shootout, goals from Evan Hunter and Tamas Toth secured the extra point for the Bobcats. Dylan Johnson made 36 saves in the loss.

Chippewa 1 @ Wisconsin 6: The Wisconsin Windigo defended home ice with a 6-1 victory over the Chippewa Steel. After a tied up first period, Wisconsin opened up offensively adding three goals in the second period with Tyler Grahme, Everett Pietila, and Luke Baker to extend the lead 4-1. In the third period, Adam Timm and Everett Pietila scored to seal the win for Wisconsin 6-1. Windigo netminder Max Beckford turned away 26 shots in the win. 

Kenai River 2 @ Springfield 4: The Springfield Jr. Blues broke a tie in the third period, scoring 2 unanswered goals for a 4-2 win on home ice against the Kenai River Brown Bears. In the first frame, Dom Schroder scored for Springfield and Hayden Walters for the Brown Bears. In the second, Zach Howard netted a goal for the Jr. Blues while Andy Larson found the back of the net to keep the game tied for Kenai, 2-2. In the third it was all Springfield with Dylan Glinski and Landry Schmuck scoring to get the win 4-2. Springfield netminder JJ Cataldo stopped 40 shots in the win. 

Anchorage 2 @ Janesville 3 (SO): The Janesville Jets and Anchorage Wolverines went down to the wire in an overtime game where the Jets were victorious, 3-2. In the second period the Wolverines got on the board with Bryce Monrean for a 1-0 game. The Jets even it up and then took the lead in the third with goals from Cjhrstinan Venticinque and Ryan Williams. Late in the third period, Anchorage evened the game with a goal from Oliver Salo to force an overtime period. After a scoreless overtime, the game went into a shootout where the Jets picked up the full two points winning 3-2. Janesville goaltender Matthew Alberti took the win stopping 27 shots on net. 

Fairbanks 0 @ Minnesota 5: The Minnesota Wilderness blanked the Fairbanks Ice Dogs by a score of 5-0. In the first period, Peteris Purmalis and Alessamdro Lurati scored for a 2-0 Minnesota lead. In the second period, Ashton Dahms netted a goal for the Wilderness. In the third period, Purmalis and Dahms both scored their second goals of the night to end the game with a 5-0 win. Wilderness goaltender Nick Erickson posted a 35-shot shutout win. 

New Jersey 5 @ Northeast 0 – Zakari Brice stopped all 30 shots that came his way for the shutout as the Titans picked up a 5-0 road win in Northeast over the Generals. Five different players lit the lamp for the Titans. After a scoreless 1st period, the Titans took control in the 2nd period with three goals from Ryan Novo, Matej Teply, and Logan Renkowski. In the 3rd period, the Titans added two more goals from Dominik Bartecko and Kristofers Krumins. Generals goalie Toby Hopp made 33 saves in the loss.

Philadelphia 2 @ Maryland 1 (SO) – Jack Filakoff made 25 saves to lead the Rebels to a 2-1 shootout road win in Maryland on Friday. Sebastian Brockman scored in regulation for the Black Bears in the 2nd period, while Charles Panchisin answered for the Rebels in the 3rd period. Panchisin would then go on the score the shootout winner for the Rebels as he was the only one of the six combined shooters to score. Colin Ronan took the loss in goal for Maryland.

Johnstown 3 @ New Hampshire 0 – Jacob Osborne stopped all 44 shots that came his way as the Tomahawks picked up a 3-0 shutout in New Hampshire on Friday. Taybor Aldrich scored in the 1st period for Johnstown and Will Lawrence and Will Moore added 2nd period goals. Aiden Wright took the loss in goal for the Mountain Kings, making 39 saves.

Maine 4 @ Rochester 3 (SO) – The Maine Nordiques moved into a 1st place tie in the East Division thanks to a 4-3 shootout win over the Jr. Americans. The Nordiques got goals in regulation from Nick Ramm, Shane Kozlina, and Evan Orloff. The Jr. Americans, who trailed 2-0 and 3-1 came from behind to tie the game thanks to goals from Thomas Rockey, Tyler Procious, and Matteo Disipio. Shane Kozlina had the shootout winner. Thomas Heaney made 34 saves in the win, while Florian Wade made 32 saves in the loss.

Oklahoma 2 @ Shreveport 3: The Mudbugs trailed by a pair of goals midway through the 2nd period and powered three consecutive goals past Daniel Duris to pick up a 3-2 comeback victory. Oklahoma’s Cooper Boulanger scored the lone goal in the opening frame to give the Warriors a lead through 20 minutes. Bryce Howard extended the lead for Oklahoma early on in the 2nd before Shreveport’s Bryce Boucher and Jonah Jasser scored goals 79 seconds apart to level the scores. Boucher found the back of the net again for his 4th goal of the season 8:28 into the 3rd which would be the eventual game-winner. Eliot Seguin-Lescarbeau kept out 23 of 25 shots in the win while Daniel Duris made 36 saves for the Warriors. 

Corpus Christi 1 @ Odessa 4: The Jackalopes scored at least a goal in all three periods en route to a 4-1 victory over the IceRays. Pierson Sobush broke the deadlock late in the 1st period for Corpus Christi, but Charlie Smith would answer minutes later for Odessa with his 1st goal of the season. James Richman tallied the lone goal in the middle frame to give the Jacks a lead heading into the 3rd. Kowin Belsterling and Michael Kadlecik both tallied goals in the final frame to extend the lead and seal the win. Quentin Sigurdson was fantastic in net for Odessa, stopping all but one of 41 shots faced in the victory. Vilgot Holm kept out 28 in the loss. 

New Mexico 1 @ El Paso 5: The Rhinos took a lead early on the Ice Wolves Friday night and wouldn’t relinquish it, dominating New Mexico 5-1. Luke Lindsay and Medrick Bolduc both lit the lamp for El Paso in the 1st. New Mexico’s Michael Schermerhorn cut the deficit in half midway through the 2nd period before Bradley Walker and Cade DeWolf extended the lead with scores. AJ Reed found the back of the net late in the 3rd to silence any comeback bid. Joey LoVullo was nearly perfect in net for El Paso, stopping 25 of 26 in the win. Andy Vlaha kept out 27 of 32 for New Mexico. 

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