Friday Finals: Lumberjacks continue hot start
Granite City Lumberjacks 4 @ Willmar WarHawks 2 - The action did not take off until the second period. Willmar WarHawks put up the first point of the night with the help of Ethan Light. Granite City quickly matched that effort with a goal by Tal Halliday. Nicholas Richert and Hanson O’Leary of Granite City both got goals of their own. This put Granite city at a two goal advantage. Michael Sweetland of Willmar put one in the net and decreased Granite City’s lead to just a one goal difference. Kyle Mortenson secured the win with the final goal for Granite City.
Wausau RiverWolves 0 @ Peoria Mustangs 4 - Cole Walter the goaltender of Peoria put up an indestructible brick wall this game. He did not let a single goal sneak pass him. Christopher Kondiles and Max Morris both put up goals in the first period for Peoria. Wausau was able to fend off Peoria in the second period. Their luck was not so hot in the third period; Hubert Guzy and Ethan Chesney both increased the scoreboard for Peoria.
Rochester Grizzlies 2 @ Oregon Tradesmen 4 - It was an even game in the first period as no one was able to produce a point. Then in the second period Abe Laggis of the Tradesmen found his way to the back of the net. Leo Renlund of the Tradesmen followed suit and produced a goal for his team. The Grizzlies are fired up now. Dylan Schneider and Matthew DeRosa of Rochester put up two back to back goals. The game is momentarily tied up. Sam VanderHoeven and Brent Edmondson put in the last two goals of the game for the Tradesmen. The Tradesmen take home the win.
Gillette Wild 5 @ Bozeman Icedogs 0 - Luc Haggitt of the Wild did a fantastic job this game making sure that not a single puck got into his net. Bozeman. Goals for the Wild were earned by Tristan Baker, Jacob Sundgren, Nicolas Delli Bovi, and two by Declan Young.
El Paso Rhinos 3 @ Oklahoma City Blazers 4 - It was an old rivalry renewed on Friday between El Paso and Oklahoma City. Tommy Duren of the Blazers started off the action with the solo goal in the first period. Patrick Wyers of the Blazers was next to get his name on the scoresheet. Jacob Robinson of the Rhinos found his opportunity and he capitalized on it. Easton Easterson gets a goal for the Rhinos and ties up the game. Nicholas Liotino of the Blazers took back the lead for his team. Tristin Maestas of the Rhinos created one last goal to tie up the game before the end of regular play. Patrick Wyers secured the win for the Blazers with an overtime goal.
Great Falls Americans 4 @ Missoula Junior Bruins 2 - The Great Falls Americans are having a fantastic season. They are now on an 11 game win streak with not a single loss on their record. Missoula tried hard to break Great Falls momentum. Pablo Frank and Liam Bland of Missoula created the first two points of the game. After that the Americans came out to shine. The Americans had goals from Garret Weisenburger, Micah Serino, and two from Alex Jackson.
St. Louis Jr. Blues 6 @ Milwaukee Power 5 - In the first period St. Louis had two goals created by Matt McGowan and Joey Solimando. Milwaukee had three goals created by Maxwell Erstad, Steven Delikat, and Nico Piehl. St. Louis was the only team to put up points in the second period. These points were earned by Vinny Servizzi and Tyler Sunagel. In the third period St. Louis had two goals by Tony Andrews and Jared Bratton. Milwaukee also had two goals in the third period that were produced by Zach Wilson and Tyler Nelson. St. Louis won by just one goal.
New Ulm Steel 2 @ North Iowa Bulls 7 - The first period was very back and forth as each team took turns putting points on the scoresheet. First was a goal from Caleb Huffman of the Bulls. Then a goal from Corey Stormer of the Steel. Another from the Bulls by Sota Isogai. Followed by a goal from Corey Stormer of the Steel. Finishing up the first is a goal by Max Savaloia of the Bulls. After the first period the Bulls dominated the rest of the game. The last four goals for the Bulls were scored by: Garrett Freeman, Hayden Fox, and two by Jack Campion.