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Friday Finals: Granite City wins West

March 12, 2016

Matt Flom had a big game on Friday to lead Granite City to a 5-3 win over Twin City to claim the West Division regular season title.

Friday Box Scores

Twin City 3 @ Granite City 5 - Matt Flom had two goals to lead Granite City to victory, which clinched the Lumberjacks the West Division regular season title. Granite City also got points from Tanner Skaja, who also registered one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Granite City included Chase Di Bari and Spencer Zwiener, who scored one each. More assists for Granite City came via Adam Marty, Tommy Hall, Casey Esselman, and Kevin Finley, who contributed one apiece. Twin City were helped by Tyler Nystrom, who tallied one goal.Nystrom scored on the power play in the third period to make the score 3-3. The score was assisted by Jared Erickson and Joe Costello.Twin City additionally got points from Costello, who also registered one goal and one assist. Twin City also had goals scored by Yannick Zehnder and Nystrom, who each put in one. In addition, Twin City received assists from Erickson, who had two and Alex Egle, who had one. Mac Berglove rejected 22 shots on goal for Granite City.

Yellowstone 4 @ Great Falls 6 - Great Falls put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Yellowstone to score on any of their four power plays. The 6-4 win close to gap to one point for the top spot in the Frontier Division. Great Falls additionally got points from Harrington, who also registered one goal and one assist and Goran, who also registered one goal and one assist. Great Falls also had goals scored by Josh Larson, Brendan Jester, and Arseny Ivanov, who each put in one. In addition, Great Falls received assists from Reed Link, Austin Krantz, Miles Giorgione, and Tyler Garcia, who each chipped in one. Yellowstone kept Great Falls's goalie busy throughout the game, and Jake Stephan made 28 saves on 32 shots. Yellowstone were helped by Mason Stewart, who registered one goal.Stewart scored in the second period to make the score 5-3 Great Falls. Tony Dahlberg provided the assist.Yellowstone also got points from Dahlberg, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Yellowstone included Nick Greene, Mike McCullen, and Stewart, who scored one each. More assists for Yellowstone came via Max Doner, Cosimo Yapello, Nick Pizzey, and Will Landsverk, who contributed one apiece.

Bozeman 4 @ Gillette 6 - Gillette stayed in the driver’s seat for the final playoff spot in the Frontier Division with a 6-4 win. Gillette also got points from Nick Stockert, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Gillette included Michael Doyle, Tyler Reble, and Cade Boreing, who scored one each. More assists for Gillette came via Tristen Leberknight, Gennadi Zabeline, Alex King, Tyler Tennant, Garrett Medina, Jack Oberg, and Preston Fuller, who contributed one apiece. Bozeman were helped by Ryan Peterson, who racked up one goal.Peterson scored on the power play in the first period to make the score 2-1 Gillette. Elliott Hopkins provided the assist.Bozeman additionally got points from Steven Nisbet, who also registered one goal and one assist. Bozeman also had goals scored by Dalton Rickard, Dylan Michaud, and Peterson, who each put in one. In addition, Bozeman received assists from Liam Millar, who had two and Casey Gobel, Kegan Couture, Hopkins, and Nicholas Thompson, who each chipped in one. Alex Feese recorded 26 saves for Gillette.

Glacier 2 @ Helena 6 – Helena kept their playoff hopes alive with a 6-2 win over Glacier. Helena put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Glacier to score on any of their five power plays. Helena additionally got points from Matt Blassic, who also registered two goals and one assist and Daugherty, who also registered one goal and one assist. Helena also got a goal from Kyle Hayter as well. In addition, Helena received assists from John Greer and Gavin Lubin, who each chipped in one. Glacier were helped by Kevin Hale, who registered one goal.Hale scored in the first period to make the score 1-1 . The goal was assisted by Brett LeBeau and Kevin Kittleson.Glacier also had goals scored by Collin Schieman and Hale, who each put in one. More assists for Glacier came via LeBeau and Kittleson, who contributed one apiece. Alex Kruger rejected 19 shots on goal for Helena.

Rochester 4 @ Wisconsin 8 - Peter Henderson had two goals and one assist to lead Wisconsin. Henderson scored the first of his two goals short handed at 19:34 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Wisconsin. Caleb Vosters assisted on the tally. Henderson's next tally short handed made the score 5-1 Wisconsin in the second period. Thomas Hanson claimed the first assist on the goal, and Ben Ratner got the second. Wisconsin additionally got points from Drew Steines, who also registered one goal and one assist and Joe Perrelle, who also registered two goals and one assist to lead the team in points. Wisconsin also had goals scored by Jordan Boehlke, Taylor Dickert, and Russel Barone, who each put in one. In addition, Wisconsin received assists from Connor Boscaccy, who had two and Clayton Brown and Zachary Ross, who each chipped in one. Rochester were helped by Hunter Heightland, who racked up one goal.Heightland scored on the power play in the first period to make the score 3-1 Wisconsin. The goal was assisted by Nick Paulson and Trey McMillen.Rochester also got points from McMillen, who also registered one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Rochester included Ian Smyth, Colby DeCarlo, and Heightland, who scored one each. More assists for Rochester came via Dominik Bogdzuil, who had two and Evan Sabo, Austin Lewis , Paulson, Griffen Buck, and Colin Hass, who contributed one apiece. Ian Dvorak rejected 23 shots on goal for Wisconsin.

Chicago 0 @ North Iowa 14 – The Bulls won the NA3HL’s regular season title with a 14-0 win over Chicago. North Iowa got the win behind a great game by Mitch Parsons, who had one goal and three assists. Parsons scored in the second period to make the score 2-0 North Iowa. The goal was assisted by Riley Meyer and Connor Bump. North Iowa also got points from Joe Burgmeier, who also registered two goals and one assist , Shane Bernhardson, who also registered one goal and one assist , Marshall Barnes, who also registered one goal and two assists , Austin Jackson, who also registered one goal and two assists , Brett Gravelle, who also registered one goal and one assist , Carmen Dalesandro, who also registered two goals and one assist , Sean Mallonee, who also registered one goal and two assists , Meyer, who also registered two goals and one assist , Quinn Fuchs, who also registered one goal and one assist , and Jack Stang, who also registered one goal and one assist. More assists for North Iowa came via Ryan Durant and David Min, who contributed two apiece and Adam Orn, Tom Lindgren, Kohei Sato, and Eric Piatt, who each chipped in one. David Johnson made 22 saves for North Iowa on 22 shots.

La Crosse 2 @ Alexandria 7 - Mason Hautala was all over the ice for Alexandria, as he tallied two goals and one assist in the win. Hautala scored the first of his two goals at 11:23 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Alexandria. Louis Gerzin claimed the first assist on the goal, and Steven Gustafson got the second. Hautala's next tally made the score 4-1 Alexandria in the second period. The goal was assisted by David Carey and Luke Erickson. Alexandria also got points from Gerzin, who also registered one goal and two assists and Caleb Anderson, who also registered one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Alexandria included Tony Arias, Jack Cernohous, and Jacob Odegard, who scored one each. More assists for Alexandria came via Tyler Frischmon, Alex Bowe, and Aaron Ryback, who contributed one apiece. La Crosse kept Alexandria's goalie busy throughout the game, and Derrick LaCombe made 32 saves on 34 shots. La Crosse were helped by Ben Henderson, who racked up one goal.Henderson scored on the power play in the first period to make the score 2-1 Alexandria. Taylor Trapp and Jared Bromberg registered the assists on the goal.La Crosse also had goals scored by Ben Johnson and Henderson, who each put in one. In addition, La Crosse received assists from Jerame Schuetzle, Bromberg, Trapp, and Reid Brown, who each chipped in one.

Breezy Point 5 @ Minnesota 3 - Ryan Mezera was all over the ice for Breezy Point, as he tallied two goals and one assist in the win. Mezera scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 19:58 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Breezy Point. Andrew Heckaman provided the assist. Mezera's next tally on the power play made the score 3-1 Breezy Point in the second period. The goal was assisted by Patrik Johansson and Reise Kieffer. Breezy Point also had goals scored by Nick Blanchette, who had one and Alec Hooper, who had two. In addition, Breezy Point received assists from Sean Viti, Adam Lund, and Josh Laven, who each chipped in one. Minnesota were helped by Joe Guimont, who racked up two goals.Guimont scored the first of his two goals at 7:11 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Breezy Point. The score was assisted by Lucas Mutschelknaus and Tyler Leverty. Guimont's next tally made the score 4-3 Breezy Point in the third period. Kyle Wendorf claimed the first assist on the goal, and Alec Skar got the second. Minnesota additionally got points from Wendorf, who also registered one goal and one assist. Minnesota also got a goal from Guimont as well. More assists for Minnesota came via Skar, Ryan Conybear, Mutschelknaus, Leverty, and Nate Ackerman, who contributed one apiece. Breezy Point's Wes Paupore stopped 20 shots out of the 23 that he faced.

Evansville 2 @ Nashville 4 - Nashville were paced by Josh Hill, who registered one goal. Hill scored in the second period to make the score 1-1 . William Garrity claimed the first assist on the goal, and Riley McCann got the second. Nashville kept Evansville's goalie busy throughout the game, and Adam Conkling made 39 saves on 43 shots. Nashville also had goals scored by Kyle Van Wyk, Dakota Wilson, and Nicholas Redmon, who each put in one. In addition, Nashville received assists from Trent Kulczyk, who had two and McCann, Garrity, Peter Cabala, Conor Cunningham, and Jesse Hyde, who each chipped in one. Evansville were helped by Brian Crink, who tallied one goal.Crink scored in the second period to make the score 1-0 Evansville. The goal was assisted by Nick Luke and Brandon Bornkamp.Others who scored for Evansville included Mathieu Laforest and Crink, who scored one each. More assists for Evansville came via Michael Kelley, Bornkamp, and Luke, who contributed one apiece. Ricky Gonzalez rejected 13 shots on goal for Nashville.

Cincinnati 2 @ Toledo 5 - In the losing effort, Cincinnati were led by Kyle Kinnaman, who had two goals. Kinnaman scored the first of his two goals at 12:51 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Toledo. Hunter Schneider and Albert Janele registered the assists on the goal. Kinnaman's next tally made the score 4-2 Toledo in the third period. The goal was assisted by Jacob Friedman and Janele. Toledo kept Cincinnati's goalie busy throughout the game, and Tyler Geloneck made 37 saves on 42 shots. Toledo were helped by Daniel Goodwin, who tallied one goal.Goodwin scored in the second period to make the score 3-1 Toledo. Nick Nappi claimed the first assist on the goal, and Ben Hamilton got the second. Toledo additionally got points from Josh Somers, who also registered one goal and one assist and Tyler Zalecki, who also registered one goal and one assist. Toledo also had goals scored by Isaiah Crawford, Goodwin, and Tristin Snyder, who each put in one. In addition, Toledo received assists from Ricky Kwapich and Hamilton, who each chipped in two and David Bogart, Austin Turner, and Nappi, who contributed one apiece. More assists for Cincinnati came via Janele, who had two and Friedman and Schneider, who each chipped in one. Cody Gibson rejected 20 shots on goal for Toledo.

West Michigan 3 @ Southern Tier 0 - West Michigan were paced by Devin Farkas, who registered one goal. Farkas scored short handed in the first period to make the score 1-0 West Michigan. Tyler McMahon and TJ Krajewski registered the assists on the goal. West Michigan kept Southern Tier's goalie busy throughout the game, and Timothy OSullivan made 36 saves on 39 shots. West Michigan additionally got points from Corey Siwula, who also registered one goal and one assist. West Michigan also got a goal from Brendon Block as well. In addition, West Michigan received assists from Krajewski and McMahon, who each chipped in two and Justin Bloomfield, who had one. Wolves goalie Samuel Woznicki made 29 saves in the shutout.

Texas 8 @ Louisiana 1 - Texas got the win on the strength of a great game by Sam Gagnon, who had one goal and three assists. Gagnon scored on the power play in the first period to make the score 2-0 Texas. The score was assisted by Brock Brown and Ryan Dunner. Texas additionally got points from Noah Klinsky, who also registered one goal and two assists , Bennett Weycker, who also registered one goal and one assist , and Brown, who also registered one goal and one assist. Texas also had goals scored by Oliver Hay and Sean McAndrews, who each put in one and Trey Greene, who had two. In addition, Texas received assists from Brandon Baker, who had two and Niklas McCallum, Garrett Culps, Jacob Elrod, and George Hansen, who each chipped in one. Louisiana were led by Jacob Istre, who scored the team's only goal. Istre scored in the first period to make the score 2-1 Texas. Davis VanGemerden claimed the first assist on the goal, and Mitch Dolese got the second. Texas' Tyler Myers stopped 11 shots out of the 12 that he faced.

Metro 1 @ Wooster 0 - Metro were sparked by Jacob Drinkard, who had one goal. Drinkard scored on the power play in the first period to make the score 1-0 Metro. Day claimed the first assist on the goal, and Matt Dempsey got the second. Metro kept Wooster's goalie busy throughout the game, and Joe Morgan made 35 saves on 36 shots. More assists for Metro came via Dempsey, who had one. Austin Kane rejected 13 shots on goal for Metro.

Euless 4 @ Sugar Land 5 (OT) - Sugar Land put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Euless to score on any of their five power plays. Sugar Land additionally got points from Zac McKenna, who also registered one goal and one assist. Sugar Land also got a goal from Nicholas Krivokuca as well. In addition, Sugar Land received assists from Alex Norwinski, who had two and Keith Allen, Trevor Wolf, Kyle Hooper, and Luca Valenza, who each chipped in one. Euless kept Sugar Land's goalie busy throughout the game, and Kevin Mackey made 34 saves on 38 shots. Euless were led by Triston Wilson, who registered two goals.Wilson scored the first of his two goals at 10:35 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Sugar Land. The goal was assisted by Benjamin Kraus and Quincy Childress. Wilson's next tally made the score 4-3 Sugar Land in the third period. Kayne Fedor claimed the first assist on the goal, and Nick Snyder got the second.Euless also had goals scored by Brandon Wade and Ian Linna, who each put in one and Wilson, who had two. More assists for Euless came via Fedor, who had two and Snyder, Axel Olson, Kraus, and Childress, who contributed one apiece.

 
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