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Friday Finals: Sugar Land picks up another win

December 20, 2014

Friday Box Scores

Toledo 3 @ West Michigan 5 - In a game where neither team could get a cushion, the West Michigan Wolves escaped with a 5-3 victory over the Toledo Cherokee. No lead was more than two goals during the contest, and the winning goal was scored by Michael Tratar at 18:24 of the third period. Dakota Ulmer had a great game for West Michigan, netting two goals. Ulmer scored at 4:59 into the first period to make the score 1-0 West Michigan and again while 19:19 into the second to make the score 3-2 West Michigan. West Michigan also had goals scored by Zack Lloyd and Benjamin Sera, who scored one goal each. In addition, West Michigan received assists from Corey Siwula, who had two and Matt Shultz, Mike Difranco, Kyle Keeder, and Devin Farkas, who contributed one each. The Cherokee were helped by Brody Duncan, who had one goal. Duncan scored on the power play 14:45 into the third period to make the score 3-3. Toledo had taken the advantage when West Michigan's Siwula got sent off for boarding. Cody Estrel assisted on the tally. Toledo additionally got points from Tyler Zalecki, who also registered one goal and one assist. Toledo also got a goal from Cam Schwartz as well. More assists for Toledo came via Evan Heldt, Zach Swanson, and Mark McGee, who each chipped in one. The Wolves' Chase Stanford stopped 18 shots out of the 21 that he faced.
 
Nashville 3 @ Topeka 2 - The Topeka Capitals tried to dig themselves out of a three-goal hole, but the Nashville Jr. Predators held on for a 3-2 victory. A goal by Trent Kulczyk put Nashville up 3-0 in the second period, but Topeka pulled to within one on Alex Johanson's tally 8:52 into the third period. In a losing effort, the Capitals were led by Johanson, who had two goals. Johanson scored the first of his two goals at 17:24 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Nashville. Dylan Wattles assisted on the tally. Johanson's next tally made the score 3-2 Nashville with 11:08 left in the third period. Benton Deanovich picked up the assist. Nashville was helped by Nick Mammel, who racked up one goal. Mammel scored 13:41 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Nashville. Matiss Gelazis assisted on the tally. Nashville additionally got points from Kulczyk, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Jesse Hyde also scored for Nashville. Other players who recorded assists for Nashville were Rudolfs Kalvitis, Ben Falk, and Dominic Costello, who each chipped in one. Topeka forced Nashville goalie Nathan Klebe to work between the pipes, taking 33 shots.
 
Twin City 3 @ Alexandria 4 (SO) - Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Alexandria Blizzard defeated the Twin City Steel in a shootout 4-3 (2-1 SO). The shootout lasted for 10 attempts between the teams. Twin City got a shootout goal from Alex Egle. Alexandria's other shootout goal was scored by Aaron Ryback. Tom Schmidt had two goals to lead the Blizzard to victory. Schmidt found the back of the net 19:55 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Alexandria and again while 11:29 into the third to make the score 3-2 Alexandria. Eric Hewitt also scored for Alexandria. More assists for Alexandria came via Tyler Sworsky, who had two and Kyle Jones, Logan Norman, Bo Gronseth, and Tony Arias, who contributed one each. The Steel were helped by James Hale, who had one goal. Hale scored 9:53 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Jay Paul provided the assist. Others who scored for Twin City included Mathias Ahman and Nicholas Campbell, who each put in one. In addition, Twin City received assists from Egle, David Becker, Chris Skordilis, Lance Carney, and Jake McGlocklin, who each chipped in one. Tanner Elmore recorded 35 saves for the Blizzard.
 
Texas 5 @ Point Mallard 2 - Behind a great game by Mykyta Sheptytsky, who had four goals and one assist, the Texas Jr. Brahmas defeated the Point Mallard Ducks, 5-2. Sheptytsky notched his first tally 9:04 into the first period. He then added goals at 11:11 into the first, at 7:24 into the third, and at 19:08 into the third. Nick Nitta also scored for Texas. More assists for Texas came via Devin Pierce, who had two and Jimmy Anderson, Zach McPherson, Thomas Puetz, Anthony Koslow, Ryan Dunner, and Sam Gagnon, who contributed one each. The Ducks were helped by Justin Delisle, who registered one goal. Delisle scored on the power play 18:02 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Brad Reitter assisted on the tally. Point Mallard also got a goal from Jakob Hornsby as well. Other players who recorded assists for Point Mallard were Jake Cox and Davis Hudson, who each chipped in one. Tristan Canter rejected 24 shots on goal for the Jr. Brahmas.
 
Granite City 6 @ Breezy Point 4 - The Granite City Lumberjacks and the Breezy Point North Stars were evenly matched throughout their contest, but Granite City made the most of its opportunities and won, 6-4. Neither team gained more than a two-goal lead, and Jared Sprink's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker. Granite City was led by Dallas Marvin, who registered one goal and two assists. Marvin scored 11:52 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Breezy Point. Luke Richardson assisted on the tally. Granite City also got points from Michael Orke, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Granite City included Blake Phenow, Mitchell Gwost, and David Kenney, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Granite City were Tanner Skaja and Travis Kemp, who each chipped in one. Breezy Point was led by Joe Costello, who had one goal and two assists. Costello scored 7:12 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Breezy Point. Brooke Evans picked up the assist. Breezy Point additionally got points from Evans, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Breezy Point also had goals scored by Crosby Steen and Jordan Carey, who scored one goal each. In addition, Breezy Point received assists from Linder Kenyon, who had one and Ryan Herbert, who had two. Jesse Garcia recorded 22 saves for the Lumberjacks.
 
Sugar Land 7 @ Dallas 3 - The Sugar Land Imperials' John Cuni had a big offensive game, scoring two goals and contributing one assist in his team's 7-3 win over the Dallas Jr. Stars. Cuni scored on the power play at 15:52 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Sugar Land and again while on the power play 19:25 into the second to make the score 4-2 Sugar Land. Sugar Land also got points from Frank Muscarella, who also had three goals and one assist and Anthony Chesrow, who also registered one goal and one assist. Spencer Sabourin also scored for Sugar Land. More assists for Sugar Land came via Aksel Campbell, who had three, Josh Rocco and Frazer Ellis, who each chipped in one, and Mason Smith and Matt DeNure, who contributed two each. The Jr. Stars were helped by Aaron Torres, who tallied one goal. Torres scored 16:40 into the first period to make the score 2-2. Tyler Valentin assisted on the tally. Dallas additionally got points from Josig Rochon, who also racked up one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Dallas also got a goal from Drew Hill as well. In addition, Dallas received assists from Brandon Baker, Colton Schultz, and Blake McIntyre, who each chipped in one. Colton Anderson rejected 23 shots on goal for the Imperials.
 
Minnesota 1 @ North Iowa 4 - The North Iowa Bulls had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Flying Aces. Minnesota was stymied by North Iowa's netminder Jordan Moran, who stopped 26 shots during the victory. The solid play of Moran will be reflected in his goals against average, which pre-game was 2.14. North Iowa was helped by Connor Bump, who tallied two goals. Bump scored the first of his two goals at 2:03 into the second period to make the score 2-0 North Iowa. Brett Gravelle picked up the assist. Bump's next tally made the score 4-1 North Iowa with 23 seconds left in the third period. The Bulls earned a power play opportunity when AJ Gullickson was put in the box for slashing. Johnny Panvica assisted on the tally. North Iowa also got points from Trey Gardner, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Jake Mullendore also scored for North Iowa. Other players who recorded assists for North Iowa were Evan Mills, who had one and Joe Kleven and Adam Orn, who each chipped in two. Minnesota was led by Bradee Thompson, who scored the team's only goal. Thompson scored on the power play 6:49 into the third period to make the score 3-1 North Iowa.
 
Cleveland 1 @ Pittsburgh 7 - Bryan Hovanec was all over the ice for the Pittsburgh Vengeance, as he tallied two goals in Pittsburgh's 7-1 win over the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks. Hovanec's tallies came at 8:52 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Pittsburgh and on the power play 13:29 into the second to make the score 3-1 Pittsburgh. The Vengeance were led by goalie Brian Baker, who finished with 25 saves while allowing one goal. Baker certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 2.15 entering the contest. Pittsburgh additionally got points from Nils Markgren, who also had one goal and two assists and Eli Lynn, who also racked up two goals and one assist. Brennan Conway also scored for Pittsburgh. In addition, Pittsburgh received assists from Gavin Cummings, who had two, Cody Black, who had three, and Brooks Antill, Gus Peponidis, Parker Henry, Christopher McCambridge, and Dominick Glavach, who each chipped in one. The Jr. Lumberjacks were led by Jonathan Dagnal, who scored the team's only goal. Dagnal scored on the power play 18:19 into the first period to make the score 1-1.
 
Glacier 0 @ Gillette 1 - Sean Kelley made 33 saves to complete the shutout and led the Gillette Wild to a 1-0 win against Glacier. Brandon Beard's game-winning tally was the game's only goal. It came at 18:32 in the second period. Mitchell McEwan assisted on the tally. Gillette was paced by Beard, who tallied one goal. Other players who recorded assists for Gillette were TJ McMinn, who had one. Gillette incurred 22 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Ryan Lund made 39 saves for Glacier on 40 shots.
 
Yellowstone 2 @ Helena 4 - In a game where neither team could get a cushion, the Helena Bighorns escaped with a 4-2 victory over the Yellowstone Quake. No lead was more than two goals during the contest, and the winning goal was scored by Nick Trefry at 9:16 of the third period. Helena was sparked by Elliot Hopkins, who tallied one goal. Hopkins scored 11:46 into the third period to make the score 3-1 Helena. Others who scored for Helena included Brandt Miller and Cody Vanthournout, who scored one goal each. More assists for Helena came via Brian Skillicorn, Johnny Bonta, and Blake Babineau, who contributed one each. The Quake were helped by Mike McCullen, who registered one goal. McCullen scored 12:55 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Sawyer Scanlan provided the assist. Yellowstone also got a goal from Ross Mullen as well. In addition, Yellowstone received assists from Nick Ligocki, who had one and Josh Neumann, who had two.
 
Great Falls 3 @ Bozeman 2 - The Bozeman Icedogs almost clawed their way back from a three-goal deficit, but the Great Falls Americans managed to pull out a 3-2 win in the end. Great Falls led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when the Americans' Cody Page scored on the power play at 18:58 in the first period to put Great Falls up 3-0. The Americans were helped by Connor Barta, who had one goal. Barta scored 17:48 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Great Falls. Brendan Jester picked up the assist. Great Falls also had goals scored by Dylan Garton and Lucas Lomax, who scored one goal each. In addition, Great Falls received assists from Arseny Ivanov, Erik Gatson, Miles Giorgione, and Malachi Bushey, who each chipped in one. The Icedogs were led by Gunnar Mogck, who had one goal and one assist. Mogck scored 16:53 into the third period to make the score 4-2 Great Falls. Ryan Erickson provided the assist. Bozeman also got a goal from Kyler Chartier as well. More assists for Bozeman came via Thomas Benedict and Kegan Couture, who contributed one each. Great Falls' Lauren Massie stopped 21 shots out of the 23 that he faced.
 
 
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