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Friday Finals: Steel keep pressure on in West with shutout

March 5, 2016

Nathan Siclovan posted a shutout as the Steel kept their hopes alive for a West Division title with a 2-0 win on Friday.

Friday Box Scores

Alexandria 0 @ Twin City 2 - Nicholas Campbell scored the go-ahead goal in the first period, and Twin City held off the challenges of Alexandria in a tough 2-0 win. Campbell provided Twin City with the game-winning tally when he scored 18:38 into the first period. Marc Sahli picked up the assist. Nathan Siclovan frustrated Alexandria's offense all game, and stopped 27 shots en route to a shutout. Twin City also got a goal from Joe Costello as well. In addition, Twin City received assists from Jared Erickson, who had one. Derrick LaCombe rejected 28 shots on goal for Alexandria.

Minnesota 2 @ Granite City 11 - Granite City had a six-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to an 11-2 win over Minnesota. Spencer Zwiener was all over the ice for Granite City, as he tallied one goal and two assists in the win. Zwiener scored 1:25 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Granite City. Andrej Jamnicky provided the assist. Granite City additionally got points from Braden Altena, who also tallied two goals and one assist, Tanner Skaja, who also registered two goals and two assists to lead the team in points, Jamnicky, who also had one goal and two assists, Mathew Sprink, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Tommy Hall, who also tallied one goal and one assist, and Matt Flom, who also registered one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Granite City included Lucas Carroll and Alex Durand, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Granite City were Casey Esselman, Spencer Nelson, Justin Carlson, John Suess, and William Sprink, who each chipped in one. Nathan Isaacson recorded 24 saves for Granite City.

Sugar Land 1 @ Texas 4 - Texas was led by Ryan Dunner, who had one goal and one assist. Dunner scored on the power play 53 seconds into the third period to make the score 2-0 Texas. Brock Brown assisted on the tally. Texas also got points from Brown, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Texas also had goals scored by Victor Ekk and Kyle Galloway, who scored one goal each. In addition, Texas received assists from Oliver Hay and Sam Gagnon, who contributed one each and Bryan Whelan and George Hansen, who each chipped in two. Sugar Land was led by Alex Norwinski, who scored the team's only goal. Norwinski scored 7:03 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Texas. Jonathan Adnell picked up the assist. Tyler Myers rejected eight shots on goal for Texas.

Glacier 1 @ Bozeman 4 - Behind a great game by Kegan Couture, who had one goal and two assists, Bozeman defeated Glacier, 4-1. Couture scored 48 seconds into the second period to make the score 2-0 Bozeman. Daniel Liberko provided the assist. Couture dished an assist on Elliott Hopkins's goal that made the score 1-0 Bozeman at 14:16 into the first period. He added another helper on Gunnar Mogck's goal that made the score 3-0 Bozeman at 10:24 into the second period. Bozeman also got points from Hopkins, who also grabbed one goal and one assist and Mogck, who also had one goal and one assist. Bozeman also got a goal from Casey Gobel as well. More assists for Bozeman came via Steven Nisbet, Kyle Amundson, and Nicholas Thompson, who contributed one each. Glacier was led by Tim VanTuinen, who scored the team's only goal. VanTuinen scored short handed 9:40 into the third period to make the score 3-1 Bozeman. Bozeman's Stephen Frank stopped 13 shots out of the 14 that he faced.

Helena 5 @ Yellowstone 1 - Helena had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 5-1 win over Yellowstone. Helena was led by goalie Adam Ranck, who finished with 48 saves while allowing one goal.  Helena was sparked by John Heddle, who had one goal. Heddle scored 18:12 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Helena. Wyatt Stotts picked up the assist. Helena also had goals scored by Bradley Estrada, who had two and Jay Forbes and Riley Keays, who each put in one. In addition, Helena received assists from Bryan Knesel, Tom Pratl, and John Greer, who contributed one each and Cody Vanthournout and Blake Babineau, who each chipped in two. Yellowstone was led by Tony Dahlberg, who scored the team's only goal. Dahlberg scored 16:03 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Helena. Will Landsverk assisted on the tally.

Gillette 4 @ Billings 3 (OT) -  Gillette pulled out a 4-3 (OT) overtime victory over Billings on a clutch goal by Brett Kramer. Gillette came back from a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. Gillette trailed 2-0 after a goal by Billings' Chris Nicolai at 5:20 in the second period. Gillette knotted things up at 3-3 on a goal by Nicolai at 18:46 in the third period. Riley Holwegner and Kramer provided the spark for Gillette, combining for three goals and one assist. Holwegner tallied two goals and Kramer also added one goal and one assist. Gillette forced Billings goalie Gage Overby to work between the pipes, taking 44 shots. Gillette also got points from Kramer, who also grabbed one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Gillette also got a goal from Nick Stockert as well. Other players who recorded assists for Gillette were Gennadi Zabeline, who had two and Preston Fuller, Jack Oberg, and Alex King, who each chipped in one. Roy Aharonovich also scored for Billings. In addition, Billings received assists from Mason Graves, who had two and Wolfgang Davis, Keith Gustin, Dillon Steh, and Jeremy Vandekerkhove, who contributed one each. Alex Feese rejected 27 shots on goal for Gillette.

Point Mallard 3 @ Evansville 2 (OT) - Point Mallard pulled out a 3-2 (OT) overtime victory over Evansville on a clutch goal by Justin Dunn. Point Mallard nearly gave up a two-score lead. Point Mallard made it 2-0 on a power play goal by Grant Dukus at 5:46 in the third period. Evansville got to within 2-1 on a goal by Jon Grimm at 8:51 in the third period. Point Mallard was led by Dunn, who had one goal. Dunn scored 4:07 into overtime to make the score 3-2 Point Mallard. Point Mallard kept Evansville's goalie busy throughout the game, and Bryson Lindenburgh made 58 saves on 61 shots. Point Mallard also got a goal from Jake Champaign as well. More assists for Point Mallard came via Matt Darnell, who had one. Evansville forced Point Mallard goalie Cooper Seedott to work between the pipes, taking 44 shots. Evansville was led by Triston Theriot, who had one goal and one assist. Theriot scored 19:06 into the third period to make the score 2-2. Brandon Bornkamp assisted on the tally. In addition, Evansville received assists from Brandon Rozema, who had one.

Wisconsin 6 @ Rochester 4 - Rochester could not stop Wisconsin's Peter Henderson, who tallied a hat trick in a 6-4 win. Henderson notched his first tally 28 seconds into the first period. He then added goals at 10:49 into the second and at 12:12 into the third. Wisconsin also got points from Ben Ratner, who also racked up one goal and three assists. Wisconsin also got a goal from Will Reedy as well. In addition, Wisconsin received assists from Ethan Luck, who had one and Thomas Hanson and Russel Barone, who each chipped in two. Rochester was led by Dominik Bogdzuil, who tallied two goals and one assist. Bogdzuil scored the first of his two goals at 10:52 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Vladislav Shipota picked up the assist. Bogdzuil's next tally made the score 6-5 Wisconsin with 57 seconds left in the third period. Rochester additionally got points from Trey McMillen, who also had one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Rochester also had goals scored by Ben Koester and Justin Sweet, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Rochester were Hunter Heightland, Griffen Buck, Colby DeCarlo, Duell Buck, and Evan Sabo, who contributed one each.

Louisiana 0 @ Atlanta 6 - Atlanta's Alex Johanson had a big offensive game, scoring one goal and contributing two assists in his team's 6-0 win over Louisiana. Johanson scored 3:40 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Atlanta. Arturas Laukaitis picked up the assist. Johanson dished an assist on Laukaitis' goal that made the score 2-0 Atlanta at 11:12 into the first period. He added another helper on Kyle Rimbach's goal that made the score 5-0 Atlanta at 7:07 into the second period. Atlanta additionally got points from Rimbach, who also racked up one goal and two assists and Laukaitis, who also registered two goals and one assist. Others who scored for Atlanta included Riley Hummitsch and Ross Bartlett, who scored one goal each. In addition, Atlanta received assists from Jacob Roers, Drew Kelly, Jack Cleaver, and Jesse Brown, who contributed one each.

Wooster 1 @ West Michigan 6 - Tyler McMahon netted a hat trick to lead West Michigan over Wooster, 6-1. McMahon notched his first tally 9:39 into the first period. He then added goals at 19:55 into the first and at 11:38 into the second. West Michigan additionally got points from Corey Siwula, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Others who scored for West Michigan included Curtis Carlson and Devin Farkas, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for West Michigan were Justin Bloomfield, who had two, Dakota Ulmer, who had three, and Brett Siewertsen, Mitch Kalleward, Chase Whallon, and Ryan Price, who contributed one each. Wooster was led by Rubin Chavarria, who scored the team's only goal. Chavarria scored 1:27 into the second period to make the score 3-1 West Michigan. Noah Keener provided the assist. West Michigan's Samuel Woznicki stopped 23 shots out of the 24 that he faced.

Pittsburgh 1 @ Toledo 3 - Isaiah Crawford tallied one point to lead Toledo to a 3-1 victory over Pittsburgh. Toledo also had goals scored by David Bogart and Austin Turner, who scored one goal each. In addition, Toledo received assists from Dan Hudy, Ricky Kwapich, Tyler Zalecki, and Tristin Snyder, who each chipped in one. Pittsburgh was led by Perry Shiring, who scored the team's only goal. Shiring scored 6:49 into the third period to make the score 1-1. Brian Grant picked up the assist. Cody Gibson recorded 13 saves for Toledo.

Chicago 1 @ La Crosse 12 - Behind a great game by Dylan Goggin, who had two goals and three assists, La Crosse defeated Chicago, 12-1. Goggin scored at 6:43 into the first period to make the score 1-0 La Crosse and again while 13:20 into the third to make the score 12-0 La Crosse. La Crosse also got points from Patrick Gazich, who also finished with two goals and one assist, Alexander Rickoff, who also grabbed two goals and one assist, Sam Wenner, who also registered one goal and one assist, Daniel Toycen, who also had one goal and two assists, and Jerame Schuetzle, who also racked up two goals and two assists. La Crosse also got a goal from Brady Thiering as well. In addition, La Crosse received assists from Hunter Dolan, who had two, Ben Johnson, who had three, Hunter Breza, who had four, and Reid Brown and Matt Wolter, who contributed one each. Andrew Wagner rejected 23 shots on goal for La Crosse.

 
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