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Friday Finals: Freeze, Steel, Ducks stay unbeaten

September 26, 2015

Friday Box Scores

Peoria 4 @ Wisconsin 0 - Peoria used a sparkling performance by Ross Lipic to take down Wisconsin, as the netminder did not allow a goal in Peoria's 4-0 shutout victory. Peoria was sparked by Chance Homerin, who finished with one goal. Homerin scored 4:00 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Peoria. Levi Armstrong picked up the assist. Peoria additionally got points from Armstrong, who also registered one goal and one assist. Peoria also had goals scored by Joe Power Wayvon and Austin Wisely, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Peoria were Andrej Buchko, who had two and Jack Power Wayvon, Dane Federighi, and Thomas Kolaz, who contributed one each. Lipic recorded 27 saves for Peoria. Chris Kluesner made 36 saves for Wisconsin on 40 shots.

Point Mallard 3 @ Atlanta 2 (OT) - Point Mallard pulled out a 3-2 (OT) overtime victory over Atlanta on a clutch goal by Josh Hamilton. Point Mallard was sparked by Hamilton, who registered one goal. Hamilton scored 1:31 into overtime to make the score 3-2 Point Mallard. Others who scored for Point Mallard included Stephen Coulter and Justin Clark, who scored one goal each. More assists for Point Mallard came via Justin Delisle and Matt Goodman, who contributed one each. Atlanta forced Point Mallard goalie Cooper Seedott to work between the pipes, taking 31 shots. Atlanta was helped by Dylan Wattles, who registered one goal. Wattles scored 16:45 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Atlanta. Artus Laukaitis assisted on the tally. Atlanta also got a goal from Kyle Rimbach as well.Cooper Seedott made 29 saves for Point Mallard on 31 shots.

Toledo 5 @ West Michigan 8 - Dakota Ulmer had two goals and two assists to lead West Michigan to an 8-5 victory over Toledo. Ulmer scored at 2:50 into the third period to make the score 5-4 West Michigan and again while 12:30 into the third to make the score 7-5 West Michigan. West Michigan additionally got points from Josh Somers, who also registered one goal and two assists and Nathan Rieman, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Others who scored for West Michigan included Chase Whallon, who had two and Ryan Price and Corey Siwula, who scored one goal each. In addition, West Michigan received assists from Zach Hand, Gabe Smith, and Justin Bloomfield, who contributed one each and Brendon Block and Devin Farkas, who each chipped in two. Toledo was led by Austin Turner, who had two goals and one assist. Turner scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 46 seconds into the second period to make the score 3-3. Tyler Zalecki picked up the assist. Turner's next tally on the power play made the score 4-4 with 9:11 left in the second period. Nikolas Verbosky assisted on the tally. Toledo also got points from Zalecki, who also registered one goal and two assists. Toledo also got a goal from Ricky Kwapich as well. More assists for Toledo came via Tristin Snyder, who had two. Joe Licata recorded 35 saves for West Michigan.

Alexandria 2 @ La Crosse 3 - La Crosse gutted out a close 3-2 win against Alexandria. La Crosse gained the winning advantage on a goal by Cameron Pries 9:02 into the third period and hung on until final buzzer.  Ben Henderson also scored for La Crosse. Other players who recorded assists for La Crosse were Hunter Dolan, who had two and JP Eykyn, Daniel Toycen, Taylor Trapp, and Mick Nisbet, who contributed one each. Alexandria was helped by Alec Seeger, who registered one goal. Seeger scored 10:20 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Alexandria. Riley Holwegner assisted on the tally. Alexandria also got a goal from Logan Norman as well. More assists for Alexandria came via Mason Hautala, who had one. Andrew Wagner made 30 saves for La Crosse on 32 shots.

St. Louis 3 @ Nashville 1 - St. Louis beat Nashville, 3-1, in a contest where the winning goal was scored in the first period but the game remained close throughout. St. Louis took over the lead for good with a goal by Zach Mitchell at 9:15 in the first period.  St. Louis was led by Frankie Melton, who grabbed one goal. Melton scored 17:17 into the first period to make the score 2-0 St. Louis. Daniel Dunaway picked up the assist. St. Louis also got a goal from Alex Klaesner as well. In addition, St. Louis received assists from Dominic Caito, Ryan Reader, and Tomas Loeffelman, who each chipped in one. Nashville was led by Andrew Kluge, who scored the team's only goal. Kluge scored on the power play 35 seconds into the third period to make the score 2-1 St. Louis. McCann assisted on the tally. St. Louis' Zach Young stopped 21 shots out of the 22 that he faced.

Euless 3 @ Sugar Land 6 - Sugar Land's Luca Valenza had a big offensive game, scoring two goals and contributing one assist in his team's 6-3 win over Euless. Valenza's tallies came on the power play at 33 seconds into the second period to make the score 2-1 Sugar Land and 7:40 into the second to make the score 3-2 Sugar Land. Sugar Land additionally got points from Jonathan Adnell, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Sugar Land included Griffin Eatchel, Kyle Hooper, and Chris Conlin, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Sugar Land were Michael Crowley, Trevor Wolf, Alex Norwinski, Matt Cozzan, and Keith Allen, who each chipped in one and RC Randall and Zac McKenna, who contributed two each. Euless was helped by Anthony Chavez, who had one goal. Chavez scored on the power play 12:17 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Euless. Trent Wolter provided the assist. Euless also got points from Kayne Fedor, who also grabbed one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Euless also got a goal from Axel Olson as well. In addition, Euless received assists from Brandon Wade and Nick Snyder, who each chipped in one. Brian Coppola rejected 16 shots on goal for Sugar Land.

Granite City 1 @ Twin City 4 - Joe Costello had one goal and two assists to lead Twin City to a 4-1 victory over Granite City. Costello beat Mac Berglove with a shot 16:17 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Twin City. James Hale assisted on the tally. Costello dished an assist on Hale's goal that made the score 1-1 at 4:16 into the second period. He added another helper on Paul Stehr's goal that made the score 4-1 Twin City at 20 seconds into the third period. Twin City's Gunnar Howg was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 33 saves and let only one puck past him. Howg managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 1.5 prior to the game. Twin City also got points from Hale, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Trevor Woytcke also scored for Twin City. In addition, Twin City received assists from Marc Sahli, Nicholas Campbell, Alex Egle, Jay Paul, and Bennett Witta, who each chipped in one. Granite City was led by Mack Stevens, who scored the team's only goal. Stevens scored 3:53 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Granite City. Michael Piehler picked up the assist. Berglove recorded 30 saves for Granite City.

Rochester 2 @ Breezy Point 5 - Behind a great game by Jake Tomkowiak, who had two goals, Breezy Point defeated Rochester, 5-2. Tomkowiak's tallies came at 17:18 into the first period to make the score 1-1 and 6:50 into the second to make the score 3-1 Breezy Point. Others who scored for Breezy Point included Nick Blanchette, Christian Meisinger, and Josh Laven, who scored one goal each. More assists for Breezy Point came via Josh Malin, Cory Dennis, Andrew Heckaman, and Reise Kieffer, who contributed one each and Sean Viti, Christian Lenzmeier, and Tyler Larwood, who each chipped in two. Rochester was led by Dominik Bogdzuil, who tallied two goals. Bogdzuil scored the first of his two goals at 11:54 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Rochester. Nick Paulson assisted on the tally. Bogdzuil's next tally made the score 4-2 Breezy Point with 3:59 left in the third period. Griffen Buck picked up the assist. In addition, Rochester received assists from Hunter Heightland and Trey McMillen, who contributed one each. Breezy Point's Magnus Lindhe stopped 20 shots out of the 22 that he faced.

Cincinnati 8 @ Evansville 5 - Cincinnati had a three-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to an 8-5 win over Evansville. Brady Kiplinger had two goals and two assists to lead Cincinnati. Kiplinger scored the first of his two goals at 19:28 into the first period to make the score 3-0 Cincinnati. Trevor Veneklase picked up the assist. Kiplinger's next tally made the score 6-1 Cincinnati with 16:25 left in the second period. Albert Janele assisted on the tally. Cincinnati also got points from Brenden Williams, who also registered two goals and one assist and Veneklase, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Cincinnati included Justin Bioni, Andrew Kraska, and Rory Callihan, who scored one goal each. In addition, Cincinnati received assists from Jacob Friedman and James Frantz, who contributed one each and Marc Anderson and Tyler Simon, who each chipped in two. Evansville was helped by Brandon Bornkamp, who tallied two goals and one assist. Bornkamp scored the first of his two goals at 1:57 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Cincinnati. Brett Howard Jr. picked up the assist. Bornkamp's next tally made the score 8-4 Cincinnati with 4:11 left in the third period. Evansville additionally got points from Jon Grimm, who also had one goal and two assists and Howard Jr., who also registered one goal and two assists. Manbir Nahal also scored for Evansville.

Glacier 2 @ Gillette 8 - Alex King had two goals and two assists to lead Gillette to an 8-2 victory over Glacier. King scored at 3:16 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Gillette and again while 17:19 into the third to make the score 8-1 Gillette. Gillette also got points from Gennadi Zabeline, who also grabbed two goals and one assist. Gillette also had goals scored by Tim VanTuinen, Tristen Leberknight, Hunter Johnson, and Mitchell McEwan, who each put in one. In addition, Gillette received assists from RJ Yusko, who had two and Tyler Reble, Cade Boreing, Tyler Tennant, and Brett Kramer, who contributed one each. Glacier kept Gillette's goalie busy throughout the game, and Alex Feese made 32 saves on 34 shots. Others who scored for Glacier included Wyatt Fretheim and Tyler McMahon, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Glacier were Brendan Echelbarger and Josh Allan, who each chipped in one.

North Iowa 16 @ Chicago 1 - Chicago fell behind early, and North Iowa kept piling on the points on the way to a 16-1 victory. North Iowa got the win on the strength of a great game by Brett Gravelle, who had four goals and two assists. Gravelle's first goal came 6:29 into the first period. He then added goals at 18:38 into the first, at 3:55 into the second, and at 17:07 into the third. North Iowa forced Chicago's goaltenders to work all game long, totaling 68 shots and forcing 52 saves.  North Iowa additionally got points from Jerame Schuetzle, who also had one goal and one assist, Ryan Durant, who also finished with one goal and one assist, Tommy Stang, who also grabbed two goals and two assists, Jack Stang, who also registered two goals and one assist, and Marshall Barnes, who also had two goals and three assists. North Iowa also got a goal from Carmen Dalesandro as well. More assists for North Iowa came via Jacob Cox, who had four, Tom Lindgren, Connor Bump, and Riley Meyer, who each chipped in one, and Joe Guimont, Zack Cole, and David Min, who contributed three each. Zack St. John rejected 20 shots on goal for North Iowa.

Helena 6 @ Billings 3 - Behind a great game by Blake Babineau, who had two goals and one assist, Helena defeated Billings, 6-3. Babineau's tallies came at 15:03 into the second period to make the score 4-3 Helena and on the power play 12:42 into the third to make the score 5-3 Helena. Helena additionally got points from Gavin Lubin, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Helena also had goals scored by Wyatt Stotts, Benjamin Kraus, and Ryan Daugherty, who scored one goal each. More assists for Helena came via Brandon Mills, who had two and Connor Dunn, Johnny Bonta, Bryan Knesel, and Cody Vanthournout, who contributed one each. Billings kept Helena's goalie busy throughout the game, and Grant Martens made 35 saves on 38 shots. Billings was helped by Mason Graves, who grabbed two goals. Graves scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 2:58 into the first period to make the score 1-1.. Connor Melton picked up the assist. Graves' next tally on the power play made the score 3-3 with 5:26 left in the second period. A slashing penalty on Jay Forbes had put Billings on the power play. Luke Erickson provided the assist. Billings also got points from Melton, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Billings were Dillon Steh and Tristan Henrichs, who each chipped in one. Brandon Brown made 46 saves for Billings on 51 shots.

Great Falls 4 @ Yellowstone 3 (OT) - Great Falls' Ricards Bernhards scored 55 seconds into overtime to beat Yellowstone, 4-3 (OT). Great Falls came back from a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. Great Falls trailed 3-1 after a goal by Yellowstone's Manuel Manero at 8:39 in the third period. Great Falls knotted things up at 3-3 on a short handed goal by Bernhards at 19:10 in the third period. Bernhards had a great game for Great Falls, netting two goals. Great Falls additionally got points from Reed Link, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Austin Krantz also scored for Great Falls. More assists for Great Falls came via Tegan Harrington and Brendan Jester, who each chipped in one. Yellowstone forced Great Falls goalie Jake Stephan to work between the pipes, taking 36 shots.  Others who scored for Yellowstone included Max Doner and Nicholas Elliot, who each put in one. In addition, Yellowstone received assists from Curtis Greenbush and Matt Runyon, who contributed one each and Tony Dahlberg and Jake Dickison, who each chipped in two. Stephan recorded 33 saves for Great Falls. Lance Knudson made 32 saves for Yellowstone on 36 shots.

 
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