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Friday Finals: Nashville edges Atlanta

February 20, 2016

Josh Hill had a big night as Nashville edged Atlanta on Friday.

Friday Box Scores

Pittsburgh 2 @ Southern Tier 4 - Southern Tier gutted out a close 4-2 win against Pittsburgh. Neither team gained more than a two-goal lead, and Cameron Pries's goal in the second period proved to be the difference maker. Pries had a great game for Southern Tier, netting two goals. Southern Tier also had goals scored by Luke Grossman and Jacob Tota, who each put in one. More assists for Southern Tier came via Joshua Malin, who had two and Joseph Gerace, Hunter Kepple, Nicholas Wilcox, and Nathan Butkowski, who each chipped in one. Pittsburgh was helped by Perry Shiring, who tallied one goal. Shiring scored on the power play 11:36 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Dominick Glavach picked up the assist. Pittsburgh also got a goal from Nicholas Lyon as well. In addition, Pittsburgh received assists from Elijah Williams, Anthony Szurlej, and Gavin Cummings, who contributed one each. Southern Tier's Ryan Pascarella stopped 28 shots out of the 30 that he faced.

Wooster 1 @ Toledo 7 - Toledo had a three-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 7-1 win over Wooster. Toledo was led by goalie Glen Bates, who finished with 36 saves while allowing one goal.  Toledo was led by Isaiah Crawford, who finished with two goals and two assists. Crawford scored the first of his two goals at 4:17 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Toledo. Josh Somers provided the assist. Crawford's next tally made the score 5-1 Toledo with 12:40 left in the third period. Nick Papandrea assisted on the tally. Toledo also got points from Somers, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Toledo included Daniel Goodwin, who had two and Austin Turner and Alec Walny, who scored one goal each. More assists for Toledo came via Dan Hudy, Tyler Zalecki, Nolan Stanley, Shane Dunsmore, and Tristin Snyder, who each chipped in one and Ricky Kwapich and Ethan Resetar, who contributed two each.

Metro 4 @ West Michigan 0 - Metro used a sparkling performance by Kameron Limburg to take down West Michigan, as the netminder did not allow a goal in Metro's 4-0 shutout victory. Metro was paced by Robert Flannery, who grabbed one goal and one assist. Flannery scored 4:55 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Metro. Kevin Shand picked up the assist. Metro also got points from Shand, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Metro also got a goal from Cam Schwartz as well. In addition, Metro received assists from David Chavis, who had three and Jacob Gleason, Jacob Drinkard, and Devin Kelly, who contributed one each. Kameron Limburg made 25 saves for Metro on 25 shots. Woznicki recorded 37 saves for West Michigan.

Atlanta 4 @ Nashville 5 - Atlanta tried its best to erase a three-goal deficit, but Nashville would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 5-4. Nashville made the score 5-2 on a goal by Nathan Rieman at 19:14 in the second period, and Atlanta got as close as 5-4 when Arturas Laukaitis scored 11:49 into the third period. Josh Hill had a great game for Nashville, netting two goals. Hill scored at 1:59 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Nashville and again while 16:27 into the second to make the score 4-2 Nashville. Nashville additionally got points from Max Dorfman, who also had one goal and two assists to lead the team in points and Trent Kulczyk, who also registered one goal and one assist. In addition, Nashville received assists from Nicholas Redmon, who had two and Peter Cabala, Riley McCann, William Garrity, Conor Cunningham, and Colton Anderson, who contributed one each. Atlanta also got points from Philip Pugliese, who also racked up one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Atlanta also had goals scored by Riley Hummitsch and Jack Cleaver, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Atlanta were Jesse Brown and Ross Bartlett, who each chipped in one. Ricky Gonzalez made 29 saves for Nashville on 33 shots.

Chicago 0 @ Peoria 10 - Thomas Kolaz lifted Peoria to a 10-0 victory with a hat trick against Chicago. Kolaz got on the scoresheet 12:34 into the first period. He then added goals at 10:40 into the second and at 12 seconds into the third. Peoria additionally got points from Andrej Buchko, who also grabbed one goal and two assists and Anthony Iacullo, who also tallied one goal and four assists to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Peoria included Jacob Coovert, who had two and Levi Armstrong, Zach Cox, and Austin Wisely, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Peoria were Mark Candotti, who had two, Aaron Siegrist, who had three, and Dane Federighi, Mitchell Macek, Montana Shoup, Chance Homerin, and Jason Hoehn, who each chipped in one. Derek Fitzgerald recorded 17 saves for Peoria.

Twin City 8 @ Rochester 2 - Fritz Belisle finished with two points to lead Twin City to an 8-2 victory over Rochester. Twin City additionally got points from Tyler Nystrom, who also registered one goal and two assists, Joe Costello, who also racked up one goal and two assists, and Luc Kreuser, who also had one goal and one assist. Twin City also had goals scored by Zak Lambrecht, Marc Sahli, Jared Erickson, and Alex Egle, who each put in one. More assists for Twin City came via Yannick Zehnder, who had two, Paul Stehr, who had three, and Nick McKeeby, Adam Vannelli, Nicholas Campbell, and Luke Perunovich, who each chipped in one. Rochester was led by Trey McMillen, who finished with one goal and one assist. McMillen scored 4:39 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Vladislav Shipota assisted on the tally. Rochester also got a goal from Evan Sabo as well. In addition, Rochester received assists from Dominik Bogdzuil and Nick Paulson, who contributed one each. Twin City's Nathan Siclovan stopped 18 shots out of the 20 that he faced.

Minnesota 6 @ Alexandria 5 (OT) - Minnesota pulled out a 6-5 (OT) overtime victory over Alexandria on a clutch goal by Joe Guimont. Although Minnesota was up by as many as three goals in the second period, Alexandria kept the game interesting by staging a comeback that ultimately fell short. Alexandria pulled to within 5-4 on a power play goal by Aaron Ryback at 13:56 in the third period. With three goals and two assists between them, Tre Opack and Guimont teamed up to power Minnesota's offense. Opack had two goals and one assist and Guimont also notched one goal and one assist. Minnesota additionally got points from Guimont, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Minnesota also got a goal from Kyle Wendorf as well. Other players who recorded assists for Minnesota were Tyler Leverty, Lucas Mutschelknaus, Alec Skar, and Kevin Donahue, who each chipped in one and Frankie Moore and Jacob Aberwald, who contributed two each. Alexandria was helped by Caleb Anderson, who finished with two goals and one assist. Anderson scored the first of his two goals at 5:00 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Alexandria. Tyler Frischmon provided the assist. Anderson's next tally made the score 4-2 Minnesota with 18:23 left in the second period. Logan Nelson picked up the assist. Alexandria also got points from Frischmon, who also grabbed one goal and three assists to lead the team in points. Tosten Mann also scored for Alexandria. In addition, Alexandria received assists from Trent Olson, Dawson Ellingsworth, and David Carey, who each chipped in one. Dakota McDonald rejected 22 shots on goal for Minnesota.

Louisiana 6 @ Euless 1 - Jacob Istre had two goals and three assists to lead Louisiana to a 6-1 victory over Euless. Istre found the back of the net 57 seconds into the first period to make the score 1-0 Louisiana and again while 2:54 into the first to make the score 2-0 Louisiana. Euless was stymied by Louisiana's netminder Santeri Seppinen, who stopped 35 shots during the victory.  Louisiana also got points from Miko Siren, who also registered three goals and one assist. Ian Hale also scored for Louisiana. More assists for Louisiana came via Davis VanGemerden, who had three and Mitch Dolese and Joshua Jorajuria, who contributed one each. Euless was led by Benjamin Kraus, who scored the team's only goal. Kraus scored 15:58 into the first period to make the score 3-1 Louisiana. Quincy Childress picked up the assist.

La Crosse 2 @ Granite City 5 - Adam Marty was all over the ice for Granite City, as he tallied two goals in Granite City's 5-2 win over La Crosse. Marty's tallies came at 1:57 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Granite City and 17:56 into the third to make the score 4-2 Granite City. Granite City additionally got points from Braden Altena, who also had one goal and one assist. Granite City also had goals scored by Tommy Hall and Lucas Carroll, who scored one goal each. In addition, Granite City received assists from Casey Esselman, Spencer Nelson, Chase Di Bari, Mathew Sprink, and Tommy Giller, who each chipped in one. La Crosse was led by Taylor Trapp, who registered one goal and one assist. Trapp scored 3:20 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Daniel Toycen assisted on the tally. La Crosse also got a goal from Ben Johnson as well. More assists for La Crosse came via Sam Wenner, who had two. Mac Berglove recorded 22 saves for Granite City.

Sugar Land 1 @ Point Mallard 9 - Point Mallard had a four-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 9-1 win over Sugar Land. Jake Champaign was all over the ice for Point Mallard, as he tallied one goal and two assists in the win. Champaign scored 1:12 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Point Mallard. Jake Cox provided the assist. Point Mallard additionally got points from Cox, who also racked up one goal and three assists to lead the team in points, Grant Dukus, who also tallied one goal and one assist, and Justin Dunn, who also had one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Point Mallard included Josh Hamilton, who had three and Chandler Brown and Cameron Hamblett, who scored one goal each. In addition, Point Mallard received assists from Austin Weber, Justin Delisle, Jaleel Rosemond, Drue Amato, Matt Goodman, Matt Darnell, and Justin Clark, who contributed one each. Jonathan Adnell also scored for Sugar Land. Other players who recorded assists for Sugar Land were Luca Valenza and Zac McKenna, who each chipped in one. Cooper Seedott rejected 20 shots on goal for Point Mallard.

North Iowa 5 @ Wisconsin 2 - Carmen Dalesandro registered two points to lead North Iowa to a 5-2 victory over Wisconsin. North Iowa kept Wisconsin's goalie busy throughout the game, and Max McConnell made 45 saves on 50 shots. North Iowa also got points from Kohei Sato, who also grabbed one goal and one assist and Quinn Fuchs, who also had one goal and one assist. North Iowa also had goals scored by Sean Mallonee and Brett Gravelle, who each put in one. More assists for North Iowa came via Owen Larson and Joe Burgmeier, who contributed one each and Adam Orn and Connor Bump, who each chipped in two. Wisconsin was led by Ben Ratner, who finished with one goal and one assist. Ratner scored 15:22 into the third period to make the score 5-2 North Iowa. Zachary Ross picked up the assist. Wisconsin also got a goal from Connor Boscaccy as well. In addition, Wisconsin received assists from Caleb Vosters and Jake McNamara, who contributed one each. North Iowa's David Johnson stopped 28 shots out of the 30 that he faced.

Great Falls 3 @ Helena 2 - Great Falls and Helena were evenly matched throughout their contest, but Great Falls made the most of its opportunities and won, 3-2. No lead was more than two goals during the contest, and the winning goal was scored by Ricards Bernhards at 19:59 of the third period. Great Falls was led by Bernhards, who grabbed one goal and one assist. Great Falls also got points from Josh Larson, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Great Falls also got a goal from Stevan Goran as well. More assists for Great Falls came via Tanner Congdon, who had two and Jesse Johnson and Brendan Jester, who each chipped in one. Helena kept Great Falls' goalie busy throughout the game, and Lauren Massie made 30 saves on 32 shots.  Helena was led by Blake Babineau, who had one goal and one assist. Babineau scored on the power play 17:43 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Great Falls. Gavin Lubin also scored for Helena. In addition, Helena received assists from Matt Blassic, who had one. Adam Ranck recorded 36 saves for Helena.

Billings 1 @ Yellowstone 9 - A five-goal first period deficit cost Billings, which could not recover and fell to Yellowstone, 9-1. Yellowstone was led by goalie Lance Knudson, who finished with 27 saves while allowing one goal.  Yellowstone got the win thanks to a great game by Tristan Henrichs, who had one goal and two assists. Henrichs scored 1:12 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Yellowstone. Mason Stewart picked up the assist. Yellowstone also got points from Max Doner, who also registered two goals and two assists to lead the team in points, Nick Greene, who also racked up one goal and two assists, Tony Dahlberg, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, and Reed Kelly, who also had one goal and two assists. Others who scored for Yellowstone included Nicholas Elliot, Manuel Manero, and Matt Runyon, who each put in one. In addition, Yellowstone received assists from Cosimo Yapello, Jake Dickison, and Justin Berezinski, who each chipped in one and Will Landsverk and Nick Ligocki, who contributed two each.

Bozeman 7 @ Glacier 2 - Bozeman's offense was sparked by Kegan Couture, as he ended with four assists in a 7-2 victory against Glacier. Bozeman additionally got points from Steven Nisbet, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Bozeman also had goals scored by Gunnar Mogck, who had three and Dalton Rickard, Casey Gobel, and Nicholas Thompson, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Bozeman were Liam Millar, Elliott Hopkins, and John Dixon, who each chipped in one and Dylan Michaud and Kyle Amundson, who contributed two each. Josh Aycock made 34 saves for Bozeman on 36 shots.

 
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