Friday Finals: Granite City makes history in shutout of Bulls
January 30, 2016
The lead story in the NA3HL on Friday night was Granite City’s 1-0 overtime win over the North Iowa Bulls. Lumberjacks goalie Mac Berglove stopped all 32 shots that came his way and Andrej Jamnicky scored with less than a minute remaining in overtime. Tommi Ahlgren made 21 saves in the loss, but amazingly it was the first time the Bulls had ever been shutout.
Yellowstone goalie Lance Knudson made 48 saves as the Quake picked up a sweep in Helena. Max Doner scored twice and Reed Kelly and Matt Runyon had three points for the Quake. Ryan Daugherty had a goal and an assist for the Bighorns.
Tyler Garcia scored with 1:37 left in overtime to give Great Falls a 3-2 win in Bozeman. Lauren Massie made 15 saves in the win, while Stephen Frank made 37 saves in the loss. Arseny Ivanov had two assists for the Americans.
Brandon Brown made 25 saves to help the Bulls to a 9-1 win over Glacier. Chris Nicolai had five points and Mason Graves had four assists for Billings. Tristan Henrichs scored twice and had an assist. Tyler McMahon had the lone goal for Glacier.
Cooper Seedot stopped all 29 shots that came his way as the Ducks shutout Atlanta, 3-0. Stephen Coulter, Justin Dunn and Cameron Hamblett all scored for Point Mallard. Corey Boettcher made 32 saves in the loss.
Adam Conkling made 44 saves to lead Evansville to their first home win of the season with a 3-2 win over the Thunder. Mathieu Laforest, Brian Crink and Jon Grimm all scored for Evansville. Rory Callihan and Arsenii Vashchuk scored for Cincinnati.
Texas scored four times in the 3rd period to defeat the Euless Jr. Stars, 6-3. Trey Greene had two goals and Brock Brown, Oliver Hay and Jacob Elrod had multi-point games. Euless was led by Ben Kraus, who scored two of the Stars three goals.
Zach Mains made 34 saves to lead the Ice Hawks to a big 5-1 home win over the Whalers. Nick Paulson scored and had three points for Rochester and Hunter Heightland, Dominik Bogdzuil, Colin Hass and Colby DeCarlo also scored for the Ice Hawks. Peter Henderson scored for Wisconsin.
Gunnar Howg made 30 saves and Jay Paul scored two goals to lead the Steel to a 5-3 road win in Breezy Point. Yannick Zehnder and Joe Costello also scored for the Steel. Tyler Larwood and Austin Langworthy had multi-point games for the North Stars.
Kevin Mackey stopped all 16 shots that came his way as the Imperials shutout the visiting Drillers, 4-0. Alex Norwinski scored twice for Sugar Land and Matt Cozzan and Frank Muscarella also had goals. Sean Angle made 34 saves in the loss for Louisiana.
Peoria picked up a weekend road split in Nashville thanks to a 5-3 win on Friday. The Mustangs were led by a hat-trick from Jason Hoehn and Chance Homerin and Zach Cox also scored for Peoria. Riley McCann, Max Dorfman and Logan Orem scored for Nashville.
Will Graves stopped all 24 shots that came his way as the Freeze blanked the Flying Aces on Friday, 4-0. Taylor Trapp scored twice and had an assist and Dan Toycen also had a three-point night. Brady Thiering also scored for La Crosse. Dakota McDonald made 34 saves for Minnesota.
A five-goal 2nd period led the Cherokee to an 8-3 home win over Wooster. Dan Goodwin scored twice, Ricky Kwapich had four points and Tyler Zalecki and Austin Turner each had three-point nights. Oiler goals came from Brad Sneed, Tyler Crites and Will Schober.