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Friday Finals: Quake top division-leading Americans

January 23, 2016

Jake Dickison scored twice to lead Yellowstone to a 5-3 win over Great Falls on Friday.

Friday Box Scores

Great Falls 3 @ Yellowstone 5 - Yellowstone gutted out a close 5-3 win against Great Falls. Neither team gained more than a two-goal lead, and Jake Dickison's goal in the second period proved to be the difference maker. Dickison had two goals to lead Yellowstone to victory. Great Falls was unable to stop Yellowstone from sending pucks towards the net, and Yellowstone eventually piled up 35 shots on goal. Yellowstone additionally got points from Nicholas Elliot, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Yellowstone included Tony Dahlberg and Reed Kelly, who each put in one. More assists for Yellowstone came via Justin Berezinski, who had two and Hunter Ruschmeyer and Max Doner, who each chipped in one. Great Falls was led by Tanner Congdon, who tallied one goal and one assist. Congdon scored 18:58 into the first period to make the score 2-2. Reed Link picked up the assist. Great Falls also had goals scored by Tegan Harrington and Wade Wylie, who scored one goal each. In addition, Great Falls received assists from Ricards Bernhards, who had one and Josh Larson, who had two.

Billings 3 @ Bozeman 4 (OT) - Bozeman's AJ ODell scored 1:22 into overtime to beat Billings, 4-3 (OT). Bozeman almost relinquished a three-score lead. Bozeman made it 3-0 on a goal by Dalton Rickard at 12:32 in the second period. Billings got to within 3-2 on a goal by Chris Nicolai at 11:23 in the third period. Bozeman additionally got points from Elliott Hopkins, who also had one goal and one assist and Steven Nisbet, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Bozeman were Nicholas Thompson, who had two and Bryce Meckes, Daniel Liberko, and Casey Gobel, who contributed one each. Billings also got a goal from Connor Melton as well. In addition, Billings received assists from Tristan Henrichs, who had three and Kenneth Miller and Wolfgang Davis, who each chipped in one. Stephen Frank rejected 19 shots on goal for Bozeman. Brandon Brown made 26 saves for Billings on 30 shots.

Glacier 2 @ Gillette 7 - Adam Maxfield had one goal and two assists to lead Gillette to a 7-2 victory over Glacier. Maxfield scored 4:02 into the third period to make the score 3-1 Gillette. Jack Oberg picked up the assist. Maxfield dished an assist on Gennadi Zabeline's goal that made the score 4-1 Gillette at 5:07 into the third period. He added another helper on Zabeline's goal that made the score 5-2 Gillette at 13:22 into the third period. Gillette also got points from Zabeline, who also finished with two goals and one assist and Alex King, who also had one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Gillette included Garrett Medina, Michael Doyle, and Travis Marsh, who scored one goal each. In addition, Gillette received assists from Kyle Traux and Cade Boreing, who contributed one each. Glacier was helped by Brett LeBeau, who grabbed one goal. LeBeau scored on the power play 6:55 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Gillette. Collin Schieman also scored for Glacier. Other players who recorded assists for Glacier were Ronald Robertson and Logan Kraft, who each chipped in one. Stephen Wroe made 31 saves for Gillette on 33 shots.

Rochester 0 @ Wisconsin 5 - Max McConnell recorded a shutout against Rochester as Wisconsin picked up a 5-0 win. Wisconsin was paced by Matthew Carr, who grabbed one goal. Carr scored 11:11 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Wisconsin. Nathan Viberg assisted on the tally. Wisconsin also had goals scored by Ben Ratner, who had two and Thomas Hanson and Russel Barone, who each put in one. In addition, Wisconsin received assists from Peter Henderson, who had three and Connor Boscaccy, Clayton Brown, Austin Lewis, and Jake McNamara, who contributed one each. Max McConnell made 29 saves for Wisconsin on 29 shots. Kyle Plantz recorded 29 saves for Rochester.

Sugar Land 4 @ Euless 2 - In a game where neither team could get a cushion, Sugar Land escaped with a 4-2 victory over Euless. Each team kept the other at bay throughout the game, and Michael Crowley secured the win for Sugar Land with a goal in the second period. Jonathan Adnell had two goals and one assist to lead Sugar Land. Adnell scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 7:48 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Sugar Land. Matt DeNure picked up the assist. Adnell's next tally on the power play made the score 4-2 Sugar Land with 6:23 left in the third period. Zac McKenna assisted on the tally. Sugar Land also got a goal from Kyle Hooper as well. Other players who recorded assists for Sugar Land were Alex Norwinski, Chris Conlin, and Frank Muscarella, who each chipped in one. Euless kept Sugar Land's goalie busy throughout the game, and Kevin Mackey made 30 saves on 32 shots.  Euless was helped by Axel Olson, who had one goal. Olson scored 13:06 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Sugar Land. Kayne Fedor picked up the assist. Kyle Dudley also scored for Euless. In addition, Euless received assists from Nick Snyder and Anthony Chavez, who contributed one each. Joshua Beatty made 43 saves for Euless on 47 shots.

Granite City 3 @ Breezy Point 2 (OT) - John Suess gave Granite City a 3-2 (OT) victory over Breezy Point when he scored 3:51 into the extra period. Granite City also had goals scored by Braden Altena and Andrej Jamnicky, who each put in one. In addition, Granite City received assists from Kevin Finley, who had two and Eric Moser, Zack Cole, Chase Di Bari, and Mathew Sprink, who contributed one each. Breezy Point kept Granite City's goalie busy throughout the game, and Mac Berglove made 30 saves on 32 shots. Breezy Point was led by Josh Laven, who tallied one goal and one assist. Laven scored 1:25 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Breezy Point. Reise Kieffer provided the assist. Breezy Point also got a goal from Tyler Larwood as well. Other players who recorded assists for Breezy Point were Seyia Hayata and Ryan Mezera, who each chipped in one. Christian Sanzottera rejected 29 shots on goal for Breezy Point.

St. Louis 1 @ Nashville 5 - Riley McCann finished with two points to lead Nashville to a 5-1 victory over St. Louis. Nashville also got points from Trent Kulczyk, who also had one goal and two assists to lead the team in points and Nathan Rieman, who also registered one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Nashville included Peter Cabala and Dakota Wilson, who scored one goal each. In addition, Nashville received assists from Kyle Van Wyk, who had two and Ricky Gonzalez, Josh Hill, Kristers Petraskevis, and Nicholas Redmon, who each chipped in one. St. Louis was led by Ezekiel Estrada, who scored the team's only goal. Estrada scored 14:20 into the first period to make the score 1-0 St. Louis. Hayden Smer provided the assist. Ricky Gonzalez made 18 saves for Nashville on 19 shots.

West Michigan 2 @ Toledo 5 - Toledo had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 5-2 win over West Michigan. Toledo was led by Ben Hamilton, who registered one goal and one assist. Hamilton scored on the power play 9:51 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Toledo.  Toledo kept West Michigan's goalie busy throughout the game, and Maxwell Barr made 47 saves on 52 shots.  Toledo also got points from David Bogart, who also finished with one goal and one assist, Austin Turner, who also tallied one goal and one assist, and Josh Somers, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Toledo also got a goal from Tristin Snyder as well. More assists for Toledo came via Dan Hudy, who had one and Tyler Zalecki, who had three. West Michigan was helped by Trevor Temple, who registered one goal. Temple scored on the power play 14:07 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Toledo. Brendon Block assisted on the tally. Connor Henderson also scored for West Michigan. In addition, West Michigan received assists from Curtis Carlson, Chase Whallon, and Corey Siwula, who each chipped in one. Cody Gibson rejected 30 shots on goal for Toledo.

Alexandria 1 @ Minnesota 2 (SO) - Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as Minnesota defeated Alexandria in a shootout 2-1 (1-0 SO). The shootout featured five attempts between both teams. Minnesota came back from a one-goal deficit to capture the victory. Minnesota was down 1-0 after a goal by Alexandria's Trent Olson at 5:46 in the second period. Minnesota knotted things up at 1-1 on a goal by Kyle Wendorf at 1:59 in the third period. Minnesota's Dakota McDonald was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 31 saves and let only one puck past him.  More assists for Minnesota came via Tyler Leverty and Frankie Moore, who contributed one each. Alexandria forced Minnesota goalie McDonald to work between the pipes, taking 32 shots. In addition, Alexandria received assists from Mason Hautala and Louis Gerzin, who each chipped in one.

 
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