Friday Finals: Nashville stays hot with shutout
November 15, 2014
Friday Box Scores
West Michigan 1 @ Toledo 4 - Glen Bates had a standout game with 26 saves, and the Toledo Cherokee beat the West Michigan Wolves 4-1. Toledo was led by Austin Turner, who tallied one goal. Turner scored on the power play 6:44 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Toledo. The Cherokee had taken the advantage when West Michigan's Zack Lloyd got sent off for interference. Dominic Pisanti picked up the assist. Toledo additionally got points from Nikolas Verbosky, who also racked up one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Toledo included Michael Pisanti and Mark McGee, who each put in one. In addition, Toledo received assists from Tyler Zalecki, Zach Swanson, Tristin Snyder, Kyler Omey, Jimmy Howell, and Cody Estrel, who contributed one each. The Wolves were led by Dakota Ulmer, who scored the team's only goal. Ulmer scored 3:36 into the second period to make the score 1-1.
Texas 0 @ Nashville 4 - Trent Kulczyk had two points to lead the Nashville Jr. Predators to a 4-0 victory over the Texas Jr. Brahmas. Nashville also had goals scored by Noah Keener, Ben Falk, and Jacob Lainesse, who each put in one. In addition, Nashville received assists from Nickolas Tandeski, Dominic Costello, and Nathaniel Chiarizzio, who contributed one each. Texas did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. The Jr. Brahmas put an average of 2.8 pucks into the net per game. Justin Ball recorded 23 saves for Nashville.
Topeka 9 @ Sugar Land 4 - The Topeka Capitals opened up a four-goal lead after the first period and did not look back en route to a 9-4 win over the Sugar Land Imperials. Alex Johanson was all over the ice for Topeka, as he tallied two goals and one assist in the win. Johanson scored the first of his two goals at 7:20 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Topeka. Kyle Rimbach picked up the assist. Johanson's next tally made the score 3-0 Topeka with 6:27 left in the first period. Colin OConner provided the assist. The Capitals forced Sugar Land's goalies to work between the pipes, launching 61 shots and forcing 52 saves. Colton Anderson made 43 stops and Timothy OSullivan made nine. Topeka additionally got points from Igor Valko, who also registered one goal and one assist, Rimbach, who also had one goal and two assists, Hank Roers, who also racked up two goals and one assist, and Trey Opack, who also tallied one goal and two assists. Topeka also got a goal from Tre Kautzman as well. The Imperials were led by Tyler Johnson, who registered one goal and two assists. Johnson scored 17:43 into the third period to make the score 9-4 Topeka. Frank Muscarella picked up the assist. Sugar Land also got points from Muscarella, who also had one goal and one assist. Frazer Ellis also scored for Sugar Land. In addition, Sugar Land received assists from Alex Tilman, who had one. Topeka's Bailey Aust stopped 25 shots out of the 29 that he faced.
Alexandria 2 @ Minnesota 4 - The Minnesota Flying Aces survived a determined comeback attempt by the Alexandria Blizzard on the way to a 4-2 win. Minnesota took a 4-1 lead during the third period, only to have Alexandria storm back on a Nate Mettenburg goal 18:23 into the third period to pull to two goals down. Minnesota was helped by Isak Larson, who had one goal. Larson scored 8:06 into the third period to make the score 3-1 Minnesota. AJ Gullickson picked up the assist. Minnesota also got points from Bradee Thompson, who also grabbed one goal and one assist and Jake Mullendore, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Tyler Leverty also scored for Minnesota. In addition, Minnesota received assists from Matt Olson, who had two and Joshua Malin, Blake Neumann, and Ty Ennis, who contributed one each. Alexandria also got a goal from Tyler Sworsky as well. More assists for Alexandria came via Eric Hewitt, Kyle Jones, and Logan Norman, who each chipped in one. Kevin O’Shea made 27 saves for the Flying Aces on 29 shots.
Granite City 1 @ North Iowa 6 - Joe Burgmeier was all over the ice for the North Iowa Bulls, as he tallied two goals in North Iowa's 6-1 win over the Granite City Lumberjacks. Burgmeier scored on the power play at 1:48 into the first period to make the score 1-0 North Iowa and again while short handed 10 seconds into the second to make the score 2-0 North Iowa. Granite City was stymied by the Bulls' netminder Jordan Moran, who stopped 35 shots during the victory. North Iowa also got points from Mario Bianchi, who also racked up one goal and one assist. North Iowa also had goals scored by Connor Bump, Austin Jackson, and Trey Gardner, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for North Iowa were Evan Mills, who had two and Johnny Panvica, Kurt Halbach, Joe Kleven, Carmen Dalesandro, Brett Gravelle, Dylan Zins, and Soren Colstrup, who contributed one each.
Dallas 2 @ Point Mallard 3 – The Ducks scored three goals in the 2nd period to edge the Dallas Jr. Stars, 3-2. Justin Dunn scored two of the three goals for the Ducks, while Stephen Coulter had the other. Blake McIntyre and Tyler Valentin had the goals for the Jr. Stars. Travis Hall picked up assists on both Dallas goals. Billy Wager had to make just 13 saves in the win.
Gillette 4 @ Glacier 1 – The Wild scored three goals in the 3rd period to break open the game in a 4-1 win over the Nationals. The game was knotted at 1-1 in the 1st period after Cade Boreing scored for Gillette and Karson Frisk answered for Glacier. In the 3rd period, the Wild got goals from Jack Cleaver, Austin Tennant and Brandon Beard. Alex Feese made 24 saves in the win.
Yellowstone 2 @ Helena 5 – The Bighorns scored five unanswered goals to defeat the Quake 5-2. The Quake jumped out to a 2-0 lead with two, 1st period goals. Sawyer Scanlan and Sean Pilet scored the goals for Yellowstone. The Bighorns responded with three goals in the 2nd period from Brandt Miller, Nick Trefry and Matt Mohar and two 3rd period goals from Johnny Bonta and another from Mohar. Alex Kruger made 28 saves in the win, while Lance Knudson made 47 saves in the loss.
Great Falls 3 @ Billings 0 – Evan Hauser stopped all 23 shots that came his way for his 3rd shutout of the season as Great Falls blanked Billings, 3-0. The Americans scored in each period as Lucas Lomax scored a 1st period goal, Hunter Garris scored in the 2nd period and Adam Apangalook scored in the 3rd period. Cole Semchak made 23 saves in the loss.
Cincinnati 2 @ Southern Tier 5 – The Sunde brothers led the Xpress to a 5-2 home win over the Swords. Mark Sunde had a hat-trick and his brother Luke Sunde also scored in the win. Alec Hooper had the other goal for Southern Tier. Tim VanTuinen and Blake Hinds scored in the losing effort for Cincinnati. Cody Gibson made 20 saves in the win.