Friday Finals: Quake pick up first win with shutout
October 4, 2014
Yellowstone 5 @ Glacier 0 – Lance Knudson recorded a shutout against Glacier as the Yellowstone Quake picked up a 5-0 win. Yellowstone was led by Will Landsverk, who had one goal and one assist. Landsverk scored 4:47 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Yellowstone. The Quake's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on five Glacier power plays. Yellowstone's offense rang up 47 shots on Glacier's net. Yellowstone also had goals scored by John Scherer, who had two and Buck Scougale and Sean Pilet, who each put in one. More assists for Yellowstone came via Max Doner, who had two and Adrian Maass, Mike McCullen, Brandon Blaszczyk, and Mason Stewart, who each chipped in one. Glacier put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Quake to score on any of their four power plays. Yellowstone was unable to stop Glacier from sending pucks towards the net, and Glacier eventually piled up 51 shots on goal. The Quake's Knudson stopped 51 shots out of the 51 that he faced. Ryan Lund made 42 saves for Glacier on 47 shots.
Toledo 5 @ West Michigan 0 – The West Michigan Wolves allowed the Toledo Cherokee to net three goals during the second period and fell, 5-0. Toledo was boosted by Aaron Callan, who turned in a shutout with 35 saves. The solid play of Callan will be reflected in his goals against average, which pre-game was 1.2. The Cherokee were helped by David Bogart, who racked up one goal. Bogart scored on the power play 5:49 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Toledo. Cody Estrel picked up the assist. Toledo also got points from Aaron Roschinsky, who also grabbed one goal and one assist and Austin Turner, who also had two goals and one assist. Toledo also got a goal from Tyler Zalecki as well. Other players who recorded assists for Toledo were Cam Schwartz, who had three and Dominic Pisanti, Tristin Snyder, and Jimmy Howell, who each chipped in one. The Wolves' offense rang up 35 shots on the Cherokee's net. Chase Stanford recorded 25 saves for West Michigan.
North Iowa 2 @ Breezy Point 0 – Jordan Moran recorded a shutout against the Breezy Point North Stars as the North Iowa Bulls picked up a 2-0 win. North Iowa was sparked by Joe Kleven, who racked up one goal. Kleven scored on the power play 10:27 into the second period to make the score 1-0 North Iowa. Johnny Panvica provided the assist. The Bulls' offense rang up 45 shots on Breezy Point's net. North Iowa also got a goal from Joe Burgmeier as well. In addition, North Iowa received assists from John Chorzempa and Soren Colstrup, who each chipped in one. Jordan Moran made 27 saves for North Iowa on 27 shots. Joe Licata rejected 43 shots on goal for the North Stars.
Sugar Land 3 @ Nashville 8 – The Nashville Jr. Predators were firing on all cylinders against the Sugar Land Imperials, and when the final buzzer sounded Jr. Predators emerged with an 8-3 win. Topi Samuli Aheristo had a great game for Nashville, netting two goals. Aheristo found the back of the net on the power play 5:40 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Nashville and again while short handed 3:14 into the second to make the score 4-1 Nashville. The Jr. Predators forced Sugar Land's goaltenders to work without much rest, getting 52 shots and forcing 44 saves. Timothy OSullivan made 20 stops and Nick Ross made 24. Nashville got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed three goals during the game. Nashville also got points from Rudolfs Kalvitis, who also had one goal and one assist. Nashville also had goals scored by Noah Keener, Ben Falk, Nickolas Tandeski, Dominic Costello, and Nicholas Redmon, who each put in one. More assists for Nashville came via Colton Anderson, who had two and Jesse Hyde, Jacob Lainesse, Kyle Van Wyk, and Spencer Marchand, who contributed one each. The Imperials were led by Matthew Jung, who grabbed one goal and one assist. Jung scored 15:03 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Nashville. John Cuni assisted on the tally. Others who scored for Sugar Land included Matthew Winkle and Ryan James, who scored one goal each. In addition, Sugar Land received assists from Frazer Ellis and Aksel Campbell, who each chipped in one. Nathan Klebe made 22 saves for the Jr. Predators on 25 shots.
Topeka 4 @ Dallas 3 – The Topeka Capitals' Trey Opack scored 1:33 into overtime to beat the Dallas Jr. Stars, 4-3 (OT). Topeka came back from a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. The Capitals trailed 2-0 after a short handed goal by Dallas' Aaron Torres at 8:15 in the second period. Topeka knotted things up at 3-3 on a goal by Opack at 11:01 in the third period. Opack had two goals and one assist to lead the Capitals. Topeka's offense rang up 62 shots on the Jr. Stars' net. Topeka also got points from Alex Sauer, who also racked up one goal and two assists. Topeka also got a goal from Steve MacIver as well. In addition, Topeka received assists from Tre Kautzman and Hank Roers, who contributed one each. The Jr. Stars were helped by Travis Hall, who registered one goal. Hall scored 9:20 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Dallas. Tyler Valentin also scored for Dallas. Other players who recorded assists for Dallas were Wyatt Gentry and Kayne Fedor, who each chipped in one. Topeka's Brett Malkmus stopped 29 shots out of the 32 that he faced. Chris Mallon rejected 58 shots on goal for Dallas. The Jr. Stars registered zero goals on one power play opportunities.
Wisconsin 5 @ Chicago 3 – The Wisconsin Whalers gutted out a close 5-3 win against the Chicago Junior Bulldogs. No lead was more than two goals during the contest, and the winning goal was scored by Austin Lewis at 16:26 of the third period. Nathan Viberg had two goals and two assists to lead Wisconsin. Viberg scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 10:13 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Wisconsin. Thomas Hanson picked up the assist. Viberg's next tally on the power play made the score 3-1 Wisconsin with 5:38 left in the second period. Peter Henderson assisted on the tally. The Whalers forced the Junior Bulldogs goalie Sam Harden to work between the pipes, taking 45 shots. Wisconsin additionally got points from Connor Morgan, who also tallied one goal and one assist and Henderson, who also finished with one goal and two assists. In addition, Wisconsin received assists from Adam Schoenfeld, who had two and Drew Steines and Adam Alcott, who contributed one each. Chicago's offense rang up 37 shots on Wisconsin's net. The Junior Bulldogs got an offensive boost from their blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game. Chicago was helped by Matthew Adams, who grabbed one goal. Adams scored 1:25 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Wisconsin. Moulakelis picked up the assist. Chicago also had goals scored by Scott Schroeder and Dane Kalas, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Chicago were Max Piper, who had one. The Whalers' Chris Johansen stopped 34 shots out of the 37 that he faced. Sam Harden made 40 saves for the Junior Bulldogs on 44 shots.
Alexandria 7 @ Twin City 4 – Behind one goal from Bo Gronseth and one goal Tom Schmidt, the Alexandria Blizzard downed the Twin City Steel 7-4. Gronseth scored on the power play 6:18 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Alexandria. Schmidt scored 51 seconds into the third period to make the score 5-3 Alexandria. Gronseth assisted on the tally. Alexandria found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. Alexandria also got points from Tony Arias, who also tallied one goal and one assist and Nate Mettenburg, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Alexandria also had goals scored by Tom Monteiro, Logan Norman, and Tyler Sworsky, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Alexandria were Kyle Jones, Christian Canavati, and Nathan Scofield, who contributed one each. Twin City's offense rang up 33 shots on Alexandria's net. The Steel were helped by Kyle Wagner, who had two goals. Wagner scored the first of his two goals at 8:45 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Alexandria. Paul picked up the assist. Wagner's next tally made the score 4-3 Alexandria with 9:09 left in the second period. David Becker provided the assist. Twin City also got a goal from Jared Erickson as well. In addition, Twin City received assists from Mikko Aho, who had two and Aharon Lara and Chris Skordilis, who each chipped in one. Evan Bisek made 29 saves for the Blizzard on 33 shots.. Darien Jones recorded 22 saves for Twin City.
Minnesota 1 @ Granite City 9 – Behind a great game by Tanner Skaja, who had two goals and five assists, the Granite City Lumberjacks defeated the Minnesota Flying Aces, 9-1. Skaja scored at 3:31 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Granite City and again while 12:03 into the first to make the score 3-0 Granite City. Granite City additionally got points from Jared Sprink, who also had one goal and one assist, David Kenney, who also registered one goal and two assists, Travis Kothenbeutel, who also tallied one goal and four assists, and Kyler Chartier, who also had one goal and one assist. Granite City also had goals scored by Zach Voss, Alex Carson, and Georgy Ostapchuk, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Granite City were Corey Taylor, Blake Phenow, and David Horsmann, who each chipped in one. The Flying Aces were led by Matt Olson, who scored the team's only goal. Olson scored 1:00 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Granite City. Lucas Mickelson picked up the assist. Sam Goetsch recorded 16 saves for Granite City. Minnesota's Tanner Balk stopped 14 shots out of the 23 that he faced.
Bozeman 1 @ Billings 6 – The Bozeman Icedogs allowed the Billings Bulls to net three goals during the second period and fell, 6-1. Billings was paced by Josh Pena, who grabbed one goal. Pena scored 19:59 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Billings. Wolfgang Davis provided the assist. The Bulls forced Icedogs' netminders to work all game long, firing 43 shots and forcing 37 saves. Joey Bergquist made 25 stops and Cody Smargiassi made 12. Billings excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals. Billings also got points from Ralfs Karelis, who also racked up one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Billings included Ian Eshbaugh, TJ Theodosopoulos, Tristan Henrichs, and Alex Lundstrom, who scored one goal each. More assists for Billings came via Bryce Jensen, who had two and Austin Lange, Trent Carter, and Chad Stucker, who contributed one each. Bozeman was led by Coleton Anderson, who scored the team's only goal. Anderson scored 1:24 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Bozeman. Thomas Benedict picked up the assist. Ray Smith rejected 19 shots on goal for the Bulls.