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Friday Finals: Jets on cusp of East title with win in Toledo

February 13, 2016

Luc Kreuser had a big game to help Twin City clinch a playoff spot with a win on Friday night.

Friday Box Scores

Metro 5 @ Toledo 2 -  Despite having to fight off several power plays, Metro was able to defeat Toledo, 5-2. Metro was led by Jacob Drinkard, who had one goal and one assist. Drinkard scored 11:39 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Metro. Cam Schwartz picked up the assist. Metro kept Toledo's goalie busy throughout the game, and Cody Gibson made 29 saves on 34 shots. Metro also got points from Schwartz, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Mathias Tellstrom also scored for Metro. Other players who recorded assists for Metro were Kevin Shand, who had two and Stefan Boskovic, Pearce Vance, Michael Tratar, Chase Sereno, and Graham Day, who contributed one each. Toledo was helped by Josh Somers, who tallied one goal and one assist. Somers scored on the power play 16:32 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Metro. Isaiah Crawford provided the assist. Toledo additionally got points from Crawford, who also registered one goal and one assist. More assists for Toledo came via Ricky Kwapich and Ben Hamilton, who each chipped in one. Kameron Limburg made 17 saves for Metro on 19 shots.

Alexandria 3 @ Twin City 4 - Twin City climbed out of a two-goal hole to beat Alexandria, 4-3. Twin City never led in the game until netting the game winner. Twin City trailed 2-0 after a goal by Alexandria's Logan Norman at 11:38 in the second period. Twin City knotted things up at 3-3 on a goal by Luc Kreuser at 8:12 in the third period. Twin City scored the game winner at 10:30 in the third period on a goal by Kreuser. Kreuser was all over the ice for Twin City, as he tallied two goals and two assists in the win. Kreuser scored the first of his two goals at 1:42 into the third period to make the score 2-2. Yannick Zehnder assisted on the tally. Kreuser's next tally made the score 3-3 with 11:48 left in the third period. Zehnder picked up the assist. Alexandria was helped by Louis Gerzin, who registered one goal. Gerzin scored on the power play 7:56 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Alexandria. Tyler Frischmon provided the assist. Alexandria additionally got points from Frischmon, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Alexandria were AJ Gullickson, who had two and Logan Nelson, Aaron Ryback, and Tony Arias, who each chipped in one. Nathan Siclovan recorded 35 saves for Twin City.

Breezy Point 3 @ Granite City 4 (OT) -  Granite City pulled out a 4-3 (OT) overtime victory over Breezy Point on a clutch goal by Tyler Mros. Granite City was sparked by Mros, who racked up one goal and one assist. Mros scored 53 seconds into overtime to make the score 4-3 Granite City. Tanner Skaja provided the assist. Granite City also got points from Tommy Hall, who also registered one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Granite City included Spencer Zwiener and Mathew Sprink, who each put in one. In addition, Granite City received assists from Casey Esselman and Adam Marty, who contributed two each. Breezy Point was helped by Seyia Hayata, who tallied one goal. Hayata scored on the power play 2:13 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Breezy Point. Tyler Larwood picked up the assist. Breezy Point additionally got points from Larwood, who also grabbed one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Breezy Point also got a goal from Christian Lenzmeier as well. More assists for Breezy Point came via Nick Blanchette, Jake Tomkowiak, and Austin Langworthy, who each chipped in one. Granite City's Mac Berglove stopped 15 shots out of the 18 that he faced.

Great Falls 6 @ Billings 1 - Miles Giorgione registered two points to lead Great Falls to a 6-1 victory over Billings. Great Falls additionally got points from Kyle Johnson, who also grabbed one goal and two assists, Tanner Congdon, who also finished with one goal and one assist, and Brendan Jester, who also finished with one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Great Falls also got a goal from Tyler Garcia as well. In addition, Great Falls received assists from Stevan Goran, Reed Link, Josh Larson, and Malachi Bushey, who each chipped in one. Billings was led by Chris Nicolai, who scored the team's only goal. Nicolai scored 10:09 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Billings. Zach Heiser picked up the assist. Jake Stephan rejected 17 shots on goal for Great Falls.

Bozeman 6 @ Helena 2 - Gunnar Mogck was all over the ice for Bozeman, as he tallied two goals and two assists in Bozeman's 6-2 win over Helena. Mogck scored on the power play at 18:51 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Bozeman and again while 6:46 into the third to make the score 5-2 Bozeman. Bozeman also got points from Kegan Couture, who also registered one goal and two assists. Elliott Hopkins also scored for Bozeman. More assists for Bozeman came via Nicholas Thompson, who had four and Steven Nisbet, Dylan Michaud, and John Dixon, who contributed one each. Bozeman's goalie busy throughout the game, and Stephen Frank made 54 saves on 56 shots. Helena was helped by Blake Babineau, who racked up one goal. Babineau scored 2:07 into the third period to make the score 4-2 Bozeman. Ryan Daugherty assisted on the tally. Helena also got a goal from Cody Vanthournout as well.

Atlanta 5 @ Evansville 2 - Atlanta beat Evansville, 5-2. Atlanta's offense rang up 48 shots on Evansville's net. Atlanta's defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in two goals. Atlanta was helped by Jesse Brown, who had one goal. Brown scored 18:18 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Atlanta. Jack Cleaver provided the assist. Atlanta additionally got points from Drew Kelly, who also tallied one goal and one assist and Arturas Laukaitis, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Atlanta included Andrew Cooley and Kyle Rimbach, who scored one goal each. In addition, Atlanta received assists from Riley Hummitsch, who had two and Philip Pugliese, Evan Camba, and Colin OConnor, who each chipped in one. Evansville was led by Triston Theriot, who registered one goal. Theriot scored on the power play 17:46 into the third period to make the score 4-2 Atlanta. Evansville had gotten the advantage when Atlanta's Rimbach was sent off for tripping. Mathieu Laforest assisted on the tally. Brian Crink also scored for Evansville. More assists for Evansville came via Brandon Rozema and Brandon Bornkamp, who contributed one each.

Yellowstone 3 @ Gillette 0 - Garret Matz was superb between the pipes for Yellowstone, as he did not allow a goal in a 3-0 victory over Gillette. Yellowstone was paced by Max Doner, who tallied one goal and one assist. Doner scored 15:43 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Yellowstone. Mason Stewart picked up the assist. Yellowstone also had goals scored by Nicholas Elliot and Tanner Knudson, who scored one goal each. In addition, Yellowstone received assists from Cosimo Yapello, Curtis Greenbush, and Tony Dahlberg, who contributed one each. Matz rejected 34 shots on goal for Yellowstone. Alex Feese made 41 saves for Gillette on 44 shots.

Peoria 4 @ St. Louis 5 (SO) - Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as St. Louis defeated Peoria in a shootout 5-4 (1-0 SO). St. Louis got the win behind a great game by Kyler Chartier, who had two goals and one assist. Chartier scored the first of his two goals at 2:07 into the first period to make the score 1-0 St. Louis. Chris Brown assisted on the tally. Chartier's next tally made the score 4-3 St. Louis with 19:43 left in the third period. Cameron McAtee picked up the assist. St. Louis also had goals scored by Tomas Loeffelman and Alex Werdmuller, who scored one goal each. More assists for St. Louis came via Joe Nolan, who had one. Peoria forced St. Louis goalie Zach Young to work between the pipes, taking 31 shots. Peoria was led by Jason Hoehn, who tallied three goals. Anthony Iacullo also scored for Peoria. Other players who recorded assists for Peoria were Jack Power Wayvon, Andrej Buchko, Thomas Kolaz, and Mark Candotti, who each chipped in one and Levi Armstrong and Chance Homerin, who contributed two each.

Southern Tier 2 @ Wooster 4 - In a game where neither team could get a cushion, Wooster escaped with a 4-2 victory over Southern Tier. Neither team gained more than a two-goal lead, and Noah Keener's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker. Wooster was paced by Keener, who racked up one goal. Keener scored 19:14 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Wooster. Nick Tobey assisted on the tally. Wooster also had goals scored by Brad Sneed, Mike Zenone, and Tyler Houmard, who scored one goal each. In addition, Wooster received assists from Nick Mooney and Christian Miller, who contributed one each. Southern Tier was helped by Jacob St. Andre, who had one goal. St. Andre scored on the power play 11:28 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Devin Laird provided the assist. Southern Tier also got a goal from Brad Delenko as well. More assists for Southern Tier came via Joshua Malin and Hunter Kepple, who each chipped in one. Joe Morgan rejected 16 shots on goal for Wooster. Southern Tier's Ryan Pascarella stopped 34 shots out of the 37 that he faced.

 
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