Friday Finals: Steel roll to big win
September 21, 2019
New Ulm 11 @ Breezy Point 1 - Three players notched multiple goals, Zac Hattan stopped 22 of 23 pucks and the Steel offense came out on fire en route to an 11-1 romp past the North Stars on Friday. Jack Parks' hat-trick and a pair apiece from Stanislav Danaev and Jacob Halvorson led the way for New Ulm, with Michael Savelkoul, Kadyn Fennel, Corey Stormer and Brian Oare rounding out the attack. Jaron Smith nabbed the lone Breezy Point goal, as Griffin Foster and Jacob Mitchell combined for 57 saves in net.
Wausau 0 @ Rochester 7 - Shane Soderwall stopped all 13 Wausau shots and Michael Heitkamp potted a hat-trick as the Grizzlies downed the Riverwolves 7-0 at home on Friday. Josh Hoffman also scored twice in Rochester's win, and was joined by Nic Leisen and Joey Fodstad with individual markers on the scoresheet. Tyler Klatt faced down 41 pucks in the Wausau cage.
Alexandria 2 @ Granite City 4 - Tied 2-2 midway through the contest, Carson Simon and Nikolai Rajala struck just eight seconds apart to push the Lumberjacks to an eventual 4-2 win over the Blizzard. Rajala's second-period strike was his second of the game, joining Bailey Sommers on the scoresheet in the first frame. Alexandria featured goals by Brandon Connett and Cole Jocobs in front of a 28-save effort by Ville Hyttinen. Nate Johnston took the win with 16 saves for Granite City.
Danbury 0 @ Elmira 4 - A 32-save shutout by Nick Konkel and Masaki Kawashima's two-tally night propelled the Jr. Soaring Eagles to a 4-0 shutout of the Colonials on Friday. Sam Miller and Liam Murphy also scored for Elmira, while Shane O'Brien turned aside 32 of 35 in the Danbury cage.
Willmar 4 @ Milwaukee 1 - Ryan Payne put the Power on the board first, but four unanswered goals saw the Warhawks snatch a 4-1 road win on Friday night. Brandon Holt, Dylan Svoboda, Owen Thomas and John Kosa guided the Willmar victory, as Luc Haggitt stopped 36 pucks for the win between the pipes. Joey Greilich suffered the loss despite 36 saves in the Milwaukee net.
Missoula 4 @ Gillette 5 - Declan Young’s hat trick led the way as the Gillette Wild outlasted the Missoula Junior Bruins by a score of 5-4. Pablo Palos and Denny Keedin also lit the lamp for the Wild. Anthony Seykora picked up the win in goal as he made 38 saves. Trevor Prince scored twice in the loss for Missoula while Connor Frye and Chase Wilhelm also scored. Seth Daniel stopped 32 of 37 shots.
Yellowstone 2 @ Helena 5 - Darren Donovan and Isaac Ellingson each had three points apiece as the Helena Bighorns took care of the Yellowstone Quake 5-2. Hlib Tkach and William Wallace potted goals in the win for the Bighorns. Garrett Dryden made 41 saves for Helena. Will Yates and Jon Green provided the offense for the Quake. Logan Cooksy denied 39 shots.
Coulee Region 2 @ St. Louis 7 - Sean Hofstetter continued his scorching start as he he found the back of the net twice and added three helpers as the St. Louis Jr. Blues routed the Coulee Region Chill 7-2. Jacob Wiethaupt potted a pair of goals in the win. Van Kraemer and Joey Boccardi each had a goal and an assist while Seamus Campbell also scored. Trevor Smith grabbed the win in goal as he made 26 saves. Parker Severson had a goal and an assist. Jacob Best also scored for Coulee Region. Devin Naidow took the loss as he made 39 saves.
Bozeman 3 @ Sheridan 2 - Christian Veneruzzo’s goal late in the second period stood as the game winner as the Icedogs outlasted the Sheridan Hawks 3-2. Hazen McKay netted a goal and an assist. Duncan McGarrah scored his first goal of the season. Domagoj Troha made 45 saves en route to his first win of the year. Blake Billings and Kolten Wright found the back of the net for the Hawks. Zach Hearn was dealt the lost as he turned aside 26 shots.