Friday Finals: Frontier games all decided in shootout
November 29, 2014
Twin City 0 @ Alexandria 3 - Evan Bisek recorded a shutout against the Twin City Steel as the Alexandria Blizzard picked up a 3-0 win. Alexandria was sparked by Tyler Sworsky, who grabbed one goal. Sworsky scored 8:50 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Alexandria. Jody Randall provided the assist. Alexandria also had goals scored by Luke Pavelich and Nate Mettenburg, who scored one goal each. More assists for Alexandria came via Kyle Jones, Logan Norman, Gavin Mindt, Zach Fedie, and Gregor Lanziner, who contributed one each. Bisek recorded 28 saves for Alexandria. Parker Butler made 34 saves for Twin City on 37 shots.
Minnesota 3 @ Granite City 7 - Behind a great game by Dallas Marvin, who had two goals and two assists, the Granite City Lumberjacks defeated the Minnesota Flying Aces, 7-3. Marvin's tallies came on the power play at 6:23 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Granite City and 11:25 into the second to make the score 5-2 Granite City. The Lumberjacks forced the Flying Aces' netminders to work without much rest, finishing with 36 shots and forcing 29 saves. Dakota McDonald made 24 stops and Kevin OShea made five. Granite City also got points from Brady Bernhardson, who also registered one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Granite City included Corey Taylor, Blake Phenow, Luke Richardson, and Tanner Skaja, who each put in one. In addition, Granite City received assists from Adam Marty, Travis Kothenbeutel, and Michael Orke, who contributed one each and Mitchell Gwost and Jared Sprink, who each chipped in three. Minnesota was helped by Colton Jones, who grabbed one goal. Jones scored 2:05 into the third period to make the score 5-3 Granite City. Bradee Thompson assisted on the tally. Minnesota additionally got points from Blake Neumann, who also tallied one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Minnesota also got a goal from Matt Olson as well. More assists for Minnesota came via Jesse Brown, who had two.Kendall Meyer made 20 saves for Granite City on 23 shots.
Billings 3 @ Gillette 4 (SO) - Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Gillette Wild defeated the Billings Bulls in a shootout 4-3 (3-2 SO). The shootout featured 12 attempts between both teams. Billings got shootout goals from Nick Rizzo and Steven Thompson. In addition to the clincher, Gillette got shootout goals from Brandon Beard and TJ McMinn. The Wild overcame a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. Gillette trailed 3-1 after a goal by the Bulls' Tristan Henrichs at 17:52 in the second period. The Wild tied things up at 3-3 on a power play goal by Bryce Mitzel at 7:19 in the third period. Mitchell McEwan was all over the ice for Gillette, as he tallied one goal and two assists in the win. McEwan scored short handed 5:17 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Billings. The Wild found themselves down a man on McMinn's elbowing. Alex King provided the assist. Beard also scored for Gillette. In addition, Gillette received assists from Trevor Ruiz, who had one. Billings also got a goal from Thompson as well. More assists for Billings came via TJ Theodosopoulos, who had two and Ralfs Karelis, Ian Wiljanen, and Alex Lundstrom, who contributed one each. Alex Feese recorded 20 saves for Gillette.
Bozeman 3 @ Yellowstone 2 (SO) - Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Bozeman Icedogs defeated the Yellowstone Quake in a shootout 3-2 (1-0 SO).
The shootout featured 14 attempts between both teams. Bozeman came back from a one-goal deficit to capture the victory. The Icedogs fell behind 2-1 after a goal by Yellowstone's Sean Pilet at 6:42 in the second period. Bozeman knotted things up at 2-2 on a goal by Gunnar Mogck at 7:13 in the third period. Bozeman additionally got points from Kyler Chartier, who also racked up one goal and one assist. More assists for Bozeman came via Kegan Couture, who had two. Adrian Maass also scored for Yellowstone. In addition, Yellowstone received assists from Sawyer Scanlan, Mike McCullen, Will Landsverk, and Nick Ligocki, who each chipped in one. Denijs Romanovskis made 42 saves for Bozeman on 44 shots.
Helena 4 @ Glacier 3 (SO) – Helena came from behind to edge Glacier in a shootout. No game recap available.