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Friday Finals: Bulls win home opener in front of sellout crowd

October 31, 2015

North Iowa forward Brett Gravelle celebrates a goal on Friday.

Friday Box Scores
 
Metro 3 @ Toledo 1 - Despite having to fight off several power plays, Metro was able to defeat Toledo, 3-1. Metro was paced by Jason Recchia, who registered one goal. Recchia scored 7:12 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Metro. Michael Tratar provided the assist. Metro forced Toledo goalie Glen Bates to work between the pipes, taking 38 shots. Metro also had goals scored by Jacob Drinkard and Chas Distelrath, who scored one goal each. In addition, Metro received assists from Pearce Vance, Robert Flannery, Dylan Naumovski, Chase Sereno, and Jacob Rutkoske, who each chipped in one. Toledo was led by Tristin Snyder, who scored the team's only goal. Snyder scored 8:40 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Toledo. Michael Latorella recorded 22 saves for Metro.
 
Cincinnati 1 @ Nashville 9 - Nashville's Peter Cabala had a big offensive game, scoring one goal and contributing two assists in his team's 9-1 win over Cincinnati. Cabala beat Brian Tempel with a shot 1:57 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Nashville. Dylan Schmidt picked up the assist. Cabala dished an assist on Kyle Van Wyk's goal that made the score 3-1 Nashville at 3:35 into the second period. He added another helper on Logan Orem's goal that made the score 8-1 Nashville at 10:55 into the third period. Nashville also got points from Orem, who also tallied two goals and one assist to lead the team in points. Nashville also got a goal from Dakota Wilson as well. Other players who recorded assists for Nashville were Brandon Orth, Riley McCann, Michael Redmon, Trent Kulczyk, Riley Holden, and Shane Dunsmore, who each chipped in one and Noah Keener, Kristers Petraskevis, and Conor Cunningham, who contributed two each. Cincinnati was led by Marc Anderson, who scored the team's only goal. Anderson scored 14:31 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Albert Janele assisted on the tally. Nicholas Ottenbacher recorded 16 saves for Nashville.
 
Peoria 4 @ St. Louis 3 (SO) - Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as Peoria defeated St. Louis in a shootout 4-3 (1-0 SO). Peoria came back from a one-goal deficit to capture the victory. Peoria trailed 3-2 after a goal by St. Louis' Dominic Caito at 14:08 in the third period. Peoria knotted things up at 3-3 on a goal by Thomas Kolaz at 15:12 in the third period. Peoria was helped by Braden Stewart, who had one goal. Stewart scored 21 seconds into the first period to make the score 1-0 Peoria. Michael Butera provided the assist. Peoria additionally got points from Andrej Buchko, who also registered one goal and one assist. St. Louis kept Peoria's goalie busy throughout the game, and Ross Lipic made 32 saves on 35 shots. St. Louis was helped by Frankie Melton, who grabbed one goal. Melton scored 12:04 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Sam Maddox picked up the assist. St. Louis also got points from Caito, who also finished with one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. St. Louis also got a goal from CJ Nitchen as well. More assists for St. Louis came via Frankie Cardinale and Hayden Smer, who each chipped in one. Zach Young made 28 saves for St. Louis on 31 shots.
 
Twin City 5 @ Minnesota 2 - Twin City's Jay Paul had a big offensive game, scoring two goals and contributing one assist in his team's 5-2 win over Minnesota. Paul scored at 9:59 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Twin City and again while 18:45 into the third to make the score 5-2 Twin City. Twin City additionally got points from James Hale, who also registered one goal and one assist. Twin City also had goals scored by Fritz Belisle and Jared Erickson, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Twin City were Luc Kreuser, who had two and Zak Lambrecht, Kyle Wagner, Nicholas Campbell, Tristan Mayer, and Joe Costello, who contributed one each. Minnesota was helped by Ty Ennis, who finished with one goal and one assist. Ennis scored 19:40 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Twin City. Tre Opack provided the assist. Minnesota also got points from Opack, who also had one goal and one assist. In addition, Minnesota received assists from Kyle Wendorf, who had two. Gunnar Howg rejected 22 shots on goal for Twin City.
 
Breezy Point 4 @ Rochester 1 - Behind a great game by Ryan Mezera, who had two goals and one assist, Breezy Point defeated Rochester, 4-1. Mezera's tallies came at 13:50 into the third period to make the score 3-1 Breezy Point and 19:34 into the third to make the score 4-1 Breezy Point. Breezy Point also had goals scored by Alec Hooper and Tyler Larwood, who each put in one. In addition, Breezy Point received assists from Christian Lenzmeier, Jake Tomkowiak, and Josh Laven, who contributed one each. Rochester was led by Hunter Heightland, who scored the team's only goal. Heightland scored 9:58 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Colby DeCarlo picked up the assist. Magnus Lindhe rejected 23 shots on goal for Breezy Point.
 
Wisconsin 1 @ North Iowa 4 - Austin Jackson registered two points to lead North Iowa to a 4-1 victory over Wisconsin. North Iowa forced Wisconsin goalie Max McConnell to work between the pipes, taking 49 shots. Brett Gravelle also scored for North Iowa. In addition, North Iowa received assists from Tommy Hall, Mitch Parsons, Mike Lyons, Jack Stang, and Marshall Barnes, who each chipped in one. Wisconsin was led by Thomas Hanson, who scored the team's only goal. Hanson scored 6:57 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Ben Ratner provided the assist. David Johnson rejected 17 shots on goal for North Iowa.
 
Euless 2 @ Texas 6 - Texas had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 6-2 win over Euless. Texas was led by Kyle Galloway, who registered one goal and one assist. Galloway scored 7:43 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Texas. Victor Ekk assisted on the tally. In the losing effort, Euless was led by Triston Wilson, who finished with two goals. Wilson scored the first of his two goals at 15:28 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Texas. Benjamin Kraus provided the assist. Wilson's next tally made the score 2-2 with 18:49 left in the second period. Texas forced Euless goalie Thomas Bailey to work between the pipes, taking 43 shots.  Texas additionally got points from Bryan Whelan, who also grabbed one goal and two assists to lead the team in points, Ryan Dunner, who also tallied one goal and one assist, and Mykyta Sheptytsky, who also registered one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Texas included Oliver Hay and Dakota Davis, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Texas were Matt Araujo and Brock Brown, who each chipped in one and George Hansen and Noah Klinsky, who contributed two each. In addition, Euless received assists from Anthony Chavez, who had one. Tyler Myers made 19 saves for Texas on 21 shots.
 
Yellowstone 9 @ Billings 2 - Yellowstone had a four-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 9-2 win over Billings. Yellowstone got the win behind a great game by Nick Green, who had one goal and two assists. Green scored 10:12 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Yellowstone. Mason Stewart provided the assist. Yellowstone also got points from Curtis Greenbush, who also had one goal and one assist, Tony Dahlberg, who also racked up one goal and one assist, and Manuel Manero, who also registered one goal and one assist. Max Doner also scored for Yellowstone. More assists for Yellowstone came via Lance Knudson, Cosimo Yapello, Vadym Nesteruk, Tanner Vincent, and nick ligocki, who each chipped in one and Hunter Ruschmeyer and Justin Berezinski, who contributed two each. Billings forced Yellowstone's goalies to work hard to keep the puck out of the net, totaling 39 shots and forcing 37 saves. Knudson made 22 stops and Evan Eriksmoen made 15. Billings was helped by Tristan Henrichs, who finished with one goal. Henrichs scored on the power play 1:22 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Yellowstone. Connor Melton picked up the assist. Billings also got a goal from Jacob Yoho as well. In addition, Billings received assists from Jeremy Vandekerkhove and Luke Erickson, who each chipped in one.
 
Glacier 1 @ Bozeman 6 - Kegan Couture netted a hat trick to lead Bozeman over Glacier, 6-1.
Couture notched his first tally 37 seconds into the second period. He then added goals at 6:24 into the third and at 12:12 into the third. Bozeman was led by goalie Stephen Frank, who finished with 36 saves while allowing one goal.  Bozeman additionally got points from AJ ODell, who also had one goal and one assist and Gunnar Mogck, who also racked up one goal and four assists to lead the team in points. Zach Frasier also scored for Bozeman. Other players who recorded assists for Bozeman were Nicholas Thompson, who had two and Bryce Meckes, Daniel Liberko, Duncan McGarrah, and John Dixon, who contributed one each. Glacier was led by Tyler McMahon, who scored the team's only goal. McMahon scored 2:36 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Ronald Robertson provided the assist.
 
Helena 2 @ Glacier 3 - Great Falls gutted out a close 3-2 win against Helena. Each team kept the other at bay throughout the game, and Ricards Bernhards secured the win for Great Falls with a goal in the third period. Mitchell Ramstad was all over the ice for Great Falls, as he tallied two goals in the win. Ramstad found the back of the net 6:34 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Great Falls and again while 16:32 into the first to make the score 2-0 Great Falls. More assists for Great Falls came via Tanner Congdon, who had two and Tegan Harrington, Josh Larson, Connor Barta, and Adam Apangalook, who contributed one each. Helena was helped by Gavin Lubin, who finished with one goal. Lubin scored 2:33 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Great Falls. Matt Blassic provided the assist. Ryan Daugherty also scored for Helena. In addition, Helena received assists from Bryan Knesel, Michael Ballard, and John Greer, who each chipped in one. Jake Stephan made 28 saves for Great Falls on 30 shots.
 
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