Friday Finals: Xpress get big 6-3 win on Friday
Toledo Cherokee 3 @ Southern Tier Xpress 6-The Southern Tier Xpress scored in bursts on their way to a 6-2 win over the Toledo Cherokee. Mickenzie Restle, Stuart Pearson (2), Luke Macleod (2), and Michael Keller scored for the Xpress, and Blake Mullins, Anthony Weinrich, and EJ Gilbert found the back of the net for the Cherokee. Southern Tier’s Ryan Pascarella made 35 saves, while Alan Brouillette and Ricardo Gonzalez stopped 20 and 19 saves, respectively, for Toledo.
Texas Brahmas 4 @ Atlanta Capitals 1-A steady offensive presence for the Texas Brahmas helped them to a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Capitals. Jarrod Croswell, Cole Tiedemann, Sam Sykes, and Cameron Bickford scored for the Brahmas, while Joey Lajcaj notched one for the Capitals. In net, Carson Murison made 23 saves for Texas, while Atlanta’s Elijah Gibbons stopped 34 shots.
Oswego Stampede 6 @ Skylands Kings 2-Three late goals for the Oswego Stampede helped secure a 6-2 win over the Skylands Kings. Will Walker, Ryan Gunther, Jameson Simmonds, Tommy Kilway (2), and Marcos Zarragoitia scored for the Stampede, while Steven Ford and Craig Garrigan found the back of the net for the Kings. Oswego’s Steven Kozikoski made 33 stops, while Josh Sears made 34 saves for Skylands.
Metro Jets 5 @ Lansing Wolves 3-A hat trick from Connor Inger powered the Metro Jets to a 5-3 win over the Lansing Wolves. Robbery Flannery and Anthony Cinato also scored for the Jets, while Jacob Redman, Michael Schramm, and Devids Jurinenoks scored for the Wolves. Metro’s Brian Tallieu stopped 24 shots, and Will Ignatovich made 29 saves for Lansing.
Wausau RiverWolves 1 @ La Crosse Freeze 8 -The La Crosse Freeze wasted no time in their 8-1 win over the Wausau RiverWolves. Keaton Caplis, Thomas Magnavite, Alec Seeger (2), Clayton Lackey (2), Will Bryant, and Brock Zukowski scored for the Freeze, while Austin Burgener notched one for the RiverWolves. La Crosse’s William Graves made 23 saves, and Henry Baribeau stopped 46 shots for Wausau.
Willmar WarHawks 5 @ Wisconsin Whalers 1-The Wisconsin Whalers opened the game with a goal, but five unanswered goals for the Willmar WarHawks resulted in a 5-1 victories. Zach Martin (2), Cameron Pries, Jordan Cooper, and Jacob Berkowitz scored for the WarHawks, while Dan Lienemann notched one for the Whalers. Luke Fry and Alex Hufford each made 40 saves for Willmar and Wisconsin, respectively.
Point Mallard Ducks 5 @ Evansville Jr Thunderbolts 2-Three third period goals helped the Point Mallard Ducks to a 5-2 win over the Evansville Jr Thunderbolts. Jesse Stepp, Matt Goodman, Stephen Herbel, Yuval Halpert, and Jake Cox scored for the Ducks, while Brett Creekmur and Austin Cody found the back of the net for the Jr Thunderbolts. Point Mallard’s Chris O’Shaughnessy made 33 saves, while Bryson Linenburg stopped 79 shots for Evansville.
Breezy Point North Stars 3 @ Alexandria Blizzard 8 -The Alexandria Blizzard scored 4 goals in the first to secure an 8-3 win over the Breezy Point North Stars. Logan Nelson (2), Riley Scanlon, Luke Benson (2), Josiah Roen (2), and Tanner Frerichs scored for the Blizzard, while Austin Langworthy, Dawson Kram, and Andrew Heckaman found the back of the net for the North Stars. Kyle Hayden made 32 saves for Alexandria, and Bronson Moore stopped 35 shots for Breezy Point.
New Ulm Steel 1 @ North Iowa Bulls 6-The North Iowa Bulls grabbed, and maintained, an early lead on their way to a 6-1 win over the New Ulm Steel. Josh Arnold, Cameron Fagerlee, Bryceton Butkiewicz, Mitch Dolter, Connor Clemons, and Brendan Studioso scored for the Bulls, and Ryan Smith notched one for the Steel. North Iowa’s Colin Cain made 18 saves, while Ryan Kenny stopped 28 shots for New Ulm.
Jersey Shore Wildcats 3 @ Roc City Royals 1-An early lead helped the Jersey Shore Wildcats to a 3-1 win over the Roc City Royals. Adam Colclough, Brenden Henzie, and RC Randall scored for the Wildcats, and Patrick Nowak scored the lone Royals’ goal. Jersey Shore’s Nick Sesock made 21 stops, while Josh Martinez made 40 saves for Roc City.
Missoula Junior Bruins 5 @ Great Falls Americans 4 (OT)-The Missoula Junior Bruins scored in the third period to tie the game and force an OT, where Cameron Cunningham found the back of the net to defeat the Great Falls Americans, 5-4. Parker Todd, Misha Akatnov, Ryley Cook, and Isaac Vincent scored for the Junior Bruins in regulation, and Cody Dearing, Ben Rinckey, Tanner Rath, and Jens Juliussen got on the scoreboard for the Americans. Missoula’s Brian Thomas made 35 saves in net, while Mack Willy and Bryan Sharp made 7 and 15 saves, respectively, for Great Falls.
Helena Bighorns 1 @ Yellowstone Quake 3-With no goals scored in the latter two periods, the Yellowstone Quake came out on top, 3-1, after three goals in the first period. Mason Stewart, Jake Ford, and Ethan Sievek scored for the Quake, while Hayden Sietz notched one for the Bighorns. Yellowstone goaltender Reid Waszczenko made 28 saves, and Nick Battaglia stopped 34 shots for Helena.
Gillette Wild 9 @ Bozeman Icedogs 4-A strong offensive presence throughout the game resulted in a 9-4 win for the Gillette Wild against the Bozeman Icedogs. Garret Conroy, Austin Eastep, Cody Walters, Jack Oberg, Brooks Mitzel, Gage Thompson, Hunter Peterson, Derek Scoggins, and Cody Walters scored for the Wild, while Bryan Miller, Adam Franklin, Alexander Lopez, and Austin Charnholm found the back of the net for the Icedogs. Gillette’s Rasmus Pilely made 22 saves, while Parker Orchard stopped 49 shots for Bozeman.