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Friday Finals: Shutout moves Oilers closer to playoffs

February 27, 2016

Jason Watts had a big game to lead Wooster over Pittsburgh on Friday.

Friday Box Scores

Pittsburgh 0 @ Wooster 4 - Wooster had a three-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 4-0 win over Pittsburgh. Wooster was paced by Jason Watts, who registered one goal. Watts scored 1:41 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Wooster. Noah Keener provided the assist. Wooster also got points from Rubin Chavarria, who also had one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Wooster also had goals scored by Tyler Groth and Christian Miller, who each put in one. In addition, Wooster received assists from Mike Zenone, who had two and Chris Hubbard, Mike Ragone, and Brandon Scholze, who contributed one each. Wooster's Joe Morgan stopped 19 shots out of the 19 that he faced.

Cincinnati 5 @ Atlanta 6 (OT) - Colin OConnor gave Atlanta a 6-5 (OT) victory over Cincinnati when he scored 4:37 into the extra period. Atlanta overcame a three-goal deficit to capture the victory. Atlanta was down 3-0 after a goal by Cincinnati's Albert Janele at 5:22 in the second period. Atlanta tied things up at 5-5 on a goal by Kyle Rimbach at 19:05 in the third period. Rimbach had a great game for Atlanta, netting two goals. Atlanta additionally got points from Andrew Cooley, who also finished with one goal and one assist, Arturas Laukaitis, who also grabbed one goal and two assists to lead the team in points, and OConnor, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Ryan Dumond also scored for Atlanta. In addition, Atlanta received assists from Jack Cleaver, who had two and Riley Hummitsch, Philip Pugliese, Steve MacIver, Dylan Wattles, and Ross Bartlett, who contributed one each. Cincinnati was led by Arsenii Vashchuk, who had one goal and one assist. Vashchuk scored 12:56 into the third period to make the score 5-3 Cincinnati. Janele assisted on the tally. Cincinnati also got points from Janele, who also registered one goal and one assist and Kyle Kinnaman, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Cincinnati also had goals scored by Jacob Friedman and Tyler Simon, who each put in one. More assists for Cincinnati came via Trevor Veneklase, who had two and Hunter Schneider, Samuel Dorff, Justin Bioni, Rory Callihan, and Cobin Sanborn, who each chipped in one. Tyler Geloneck made 67 saves for Cincinnati on 73 shots.

Minnesota 5 @ Twin City 7 - Twin City climbed out of a four-goal hole to beat Minnesota, 7-5. Twin City never led in the game until netting the game winner. Twin City was down 5-1 after a goal by Minnesota's Tyler Leverty at 2:46 in the second period. Twin City tied things up at 5-5 on a goal by Fritz Belisle at 8:19 in the third period. Twin City got the game winner on the power play at 15:41 in the third period on a goal by Belisle. Twin City was helped by Yannick Zehnder, who registered three goals and one assist. Twin City additionally got points from Jared Erickson, who also racked up one goal and three assists. Adam Vannelli also scored for Twin City. In addition, Twin City received assists from Tyler Nystrom, Nicholas Campbell, James Hale, Alex Egle, Tristan Mayer, and Jay Paul, who each chipped in one and Paul Stehr and Luc Kreuser, who contributed two each. Minnesota was led by Ty Ennis, who had two goals. Ennis scored the first of his two goals at 3:02 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Minnesota. Ennis' next tally made the score 3-1 Minnesota with 5:11 left in the first period. Kyle Wendorf provided the assist. Minnesota also got points from Tre Opack, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Minnesota also got a goal from Joe Guimont as well. More assists for Minnesota came via Jacob Aberwald, who had one. Nathan Siclovan made 20 saves for Twin City on 25 shots.

Alexandria 4 @ Granite City 8 - Behind two goals from Spencer Zwiener and two goals Kevin Finley, Granite City downed Alexandria 8-4. Zwiener scored the first of his two goals at 6:53 into the third period to make the score 5-3 Granite City. Andrej Jamnicky picked up the assist. Zwiener's next tally made the score 8-5 Granite City with 52 seconds left in the third period. Tanner Skaja assisted on the tally. Finley scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 3:53 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Granite City had gotten the advantage when Alexandria's Jack Cernohous was sent off for tripping. Zwiener picked up the assist. Finley's next tally on the power play made the score 3-2 Granite City with 17:03 left in the third period. Skaja assisted on the tally. Granite City additionally got points from Jamnicky, who also registered one goal and one assist and Matthew Cowger, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Granite City included Braden Altena and John Suess, who scored one goal each. In addition, Granite City received assists from Zack Cole, who had one and Adam Marty and Mathew Sprink, who contributed two each. Alexandria was helped by Logan Nelson, who had two goals. Nelson scored the first of his two goals at 13:07 into the third period to make the score 6-4 Granite City. Mason Hautala picked up the assist. Nelson's next tally made the score 7-5 Granite City with 2:07 left in the third period. Alexandria also got points from Caleb Anderson, who also tallied one goal and one assist and AJ Gullickson, who also registered one goal and one assist. Alexandria also got a goal from Aaron Ryback as well. Other players who recorded assists for Alexandria were Tyler Frischmon, who had two and Trent Olson, Steven Gustafson, and Tony Arias, who each chipped in one.

Wisconsin 8 @ Chicago 0 - Wisconsin had a six-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to an 8-0 win over Chicago. Wisconsin was led by Jordan Boehlke, who finished with one goal. Boehlke scored 2:32 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Wisconsin. Austin Lewis picked up the assist. Wisconsin additionally got points from Connor Boscaccy, who also tallied one goal and one assist and Taylor Dickert, who also registered one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Wisconsin included Joe Perrelle, who had two and Clayton Brown, Ben Ratner, and Zac Shenderovsky, who each put in one. In addition, Wisconsin received assists from Nick Miller, Matthew Carr, Drew Steines, Zachary Ross, and Ethan Luck, who contributed one each and Thomas Hanson, Peter Henderson, and Jake McNamara, who each chipped in two. Ian Dvorak recorded 11 saves for Wisconsin.

Billings 1 @ Great Falls 7 - Arseny Ivanov was all over the ice for Great Falls, as he tallied two goals in Great Falls' 7-1 win over Billings. Ivanov's tallies came at 4:32 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Great Falls and 10:48 into the second to make the score 2-1 Great Falls. Great Falls additionally got points from Tanner Congdon, who also registered one goal and one assist and Austin Krantz, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Tyler Garcia also scored for Great Falls. Other players who recorded assists for Great Falls were Kyle Johnson, who had two and Lauren Massie, Tegan Harrington, Jesse Johnson, Josh Larson, Connor Barta, and Brendan Jester, who each chipped in one. Billings was led by Connor Melton, who scored the team's only goal. Melton scored 3:45 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Zach Heiser provided the assist. Lauren Massie made 20 saves for Great Falls on 21 shots.

Glacier 1 @ Yellowstone 9 - Nick Greene was all over the ice for Yellowstone, as he tallied two goals and one assist in Yellowstone's 9-1 win over Glacier. Greene scored at 4:34 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Yellowstone and again while short handed 16:12 into the second to make the score 5-0 Yellowstone. Yellowstone additionally got points from Max Doner, who also registered one goal and one assist, Tony Dahlberg, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, Reed Kelly, who also finished with one goal and one assist, Manuel Manero, who also had one goal and one assist, and Matt Runyon, who also registered one goal and one assist. Yellowstone also got a goal from Curtis Greenbush as well. In addition, Yellowstone received assists from Nicholas Elliot, Nick Pizzey, Justin Berezinski, and Nick Ligocki, who contributed one each and Cosimo Yapello, Mason Stewart, Will Landsverk, and Tristan Henrichs, who each chipped in two. Garret Matz made 19 saves for Yellowstone on 20 shots.

Gillette 1 @ Helena 2 - Helena relied on the sparkling performance of Adam Ranck in net to grab a 2-1 win against Gillette. Helena was paced by Blake Babineau, who racked up one goal. Babineau scored 14:24 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Helena. Matt Blassic also scored for Helena. Other players who recorded assists for Helena were Jay Forbes and Cody Vanthournout, who each chipped in one. Gillette was led by Alex King, who scored the team's only goal. King scored 12:21 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Gillette. Ranck rejected 34 shots on goal for Helena. Alex Feese made 29 saves for Gillette on 31 shots.

Rochester 2 @ North Iowa 11 - Rochester fell behind early, and North Iowa kept piling on the points on the way to an 11-2 victory. Brett Gravelle had two goals and two assists to lead North Iowa. Gravelle scored the first of his two goals at 1:47 into the first period to make the score 1-0 North Iowa. Sean Mallonee picked up the assist. Gravelle's next tally made the score 7-0 North Iowa with 2:57 left in the second period. Mallonee assisted on the tally. North Iowa additionally got points from Eric Piatt, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Adam Orn, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Joe Burgmeier, who also had one goal and one assist, Mallonee, who also registered one goal and two assists, and Connor Bump, who also had one goal and one assist. North Iowa also got a goal from Kohei Sato as well. In addition, North Iowa received assists from Tommi Ahlgren, Austin Jackson, Tommy Stang, Shane Bernhardson, and David Min, who each chipped in one and Quinn Fuchs and Marshall Barnes, who contributed three each. Rochester was led by Nick Paulson, who tallied two goals. Paulson scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 3:05 into the third period to make the score 9-1 North Iowa. Hunter Heightland picked up the assist. Paulson's next tally on the power play made the score 10-2 North Iowa with 8:45 left in the third period. Dominik Bogdzuil assisted on the tally. Other players who recorded assists for Rochester were Trey McMillen, who had one. Tommi Ahlgren rejected 24 shots on goal for North Iowa.

Peoria 4 @ Evansville 0 - Peoria had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 4-0 win over Evansville. Peoria was sparked by Austin Wisely, who racked up one goal and one assist. Wisely scored 1:39 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Peoria. Jason Hoehn provided the assist. Peoria additionally got points from Hoehn, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Peoria also had goals scored by Zach Cox and Anthony Iacullo, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Peoria were Levi Armstrong, who had two and Dane Federighi, Chance Homerin, Aaron Siegrist, and Thomas Kolaz, who each chipped in one. Ross Lipic rejected 22 shots on goal for Peoria.

Southern Tier 2 @ West Michigan 4 - West Michigan took the lead against Southern Tier in the first period and maintained it until the end of the game to secure a tight 4-2 victory. A goal 7:19 into the first period by Corey Siwula proved to be the game winner, and powered West Michigan to the victory. Trevor Temple picked up the assist. West Michigan also got a goal from Devin Farkas as well. In addition, West Michigan received assists from TJ Krajewski, who had three and Tyler McMahon and Mitch Campbell, who contributed one each. Southern Tier was helped by Cameron Pries, who registered one goal. Pries scored 10:10 into the second period to make the score 3-2 West Michigan. Philip Grippi provided the assist. Brad Delenko also scored for Southern Tier. Other players who recorded assists for Southern Tier were Joseph Gerace and Nicholas Wilcox, who each chipped in one. Samuel Woznicki recorded 18 saves for West Michigan.

Metro 3 @ Toledo 2 - Metro and Toledo were evenly matched throughout their contest, but Metro made the most of its opportunities and won, 3-2. Each team kept the other at bay throughout the game, and Matt Dempsey secured the win for Metro with a goal in the third period. Metro was led by Dempsey, who grabbed one goal. Dempsey scored on the power play 15:26 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Metro. David Chavis picked up the assist. Metro also had goals scored by Robert Flannery and Jason Newel, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Metro were Jacob Drinkard, Spencer Graham, Jacob Rutkoske, and Graham Day, who contributed one each. Toledo was led by Nikolas Verbosky, who racked up one goal and one assist. Verbosky scored 2:43 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Shane Dunsmore assisted on the tally. Josh Smith also scored for Toledo. In addition, Toledo received assists from Nolan Stanley, who had one. Kameron Limburg recorded 26 saves for Metro.

 
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