Friday Finals: Radley propels Mustangs to shutout
December 15, 2018
Peoria 7 @ Wausau 0 - Jack Radley and Jaycob Bland each bagged hat-tricks as Jaden Gardner turned aside 24 shots to lift the Mustangs to a 7-0 shutout of the RiverWolves on Friday. Bret Bauer also scored for Peoria, who peppered Wausau netminder Alexandr Gilev with 53 shots on the night. He finished with 46 saves in goal for the RiverWolves.
Willmar 2 @ New Ulm 4 - Hunter Hall and Ian Zaleski put the Warhawks ahead early, but the Steel responded with four unanswered markers to take a 4-2 win on Friday. Jake Ford, Sam Ayd, Carson Sandwick and Jacob Halvorson led the New Ulm resurgence, while James Royce knocked away 20 pucks in the Steel cage. Lucas Ehrlich took the loss despite an impressive 34 stops.
Breezy Point 4 @ Alexandria 5 (SO) - Jared Sanborn netted the deciding tally in a wild 16-round shootout to help the Blizzard hold off Breezy Point 5-4 in extra time. The North Stars jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the contest thanks to Reid Morin, Dan Wieber and Evan O'Connor, but the Blizzard responded with four consecutive tallies to take the lead in the third period. Cole Lehmann, Tanner Frerichs, Brett Meister and Dylan Giorgio gave Alexandria its first lead of the night before Nick Eddens scored once more for Breezy Point to force overtime. Villy Hyttinen took the win with a solid 36-save showing, while Jacob MacLennan's 38 stops came up just short of victory for the North Stars.
Bozeman 2 @ Great Falls 5 - Payton McSharry's 2g, 2a performance led a potent Americans attack to a 5-2 victory over the Icedogs, thanks to four unanswered goals in the final 23 minutes on Friday. Bozeman's Dominic Canic and Hazen McKay eclipsed Cody Dearing's lone goal for Great Falls through 37 minutes of play, but Jens Juliussen and Levi Mese complemented McSharry's two late tallies to ultimately lead Great Falls to victory. Drew Scites finished with 33 saves in the win, while Mikael Levokari starred for Bozeman with 51 stops despite the loss.