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Friday Finals: Bighorns Drop Wild to Take Hold of First Place

January 20, 2024

New Jersey Titans 3 @ Norwich Sea Captains 2 - In the first period the New Jersey Titans scored a goal by Cooper Willson, and one goal for the Norwich Sea Captains scored by Chris Hamilton making the score 1-1. In the second period, the New Jersey Titans scored two goals by Lance Spencer. And Zane Mazzola making the score 3-1. In the third period, the Norwich Sea Captains scored a goal by Chase Leivian making the final score 3-2. Aidan Patterson saved 36 shots for the win, while Presley Patrin saved 17 shots in the loss.

El Paso Rhinos 5 @ Louisiana Drillers 6 (SO) - In the first period the El Paso Rhinos scored a goal by Joseph May, and the Louisiana Drillers scored two goals by Dominic Toews, and Cheeno Gryska making the score 2-1. In the second period, the El Paso Rhinos scored two goals by Nick Jones, and Rocco Romita and two goals for the Louisiana Drillers scored by Casper Rys Sakrisvold, and Alex Boyd making the score 4-3. In the third period, the El Paso Rhinos scored two goals by Joseph Gutierrez, and Rocco Romita, and one goal for the Louisiana Drillers scored by Johnathon Berndt making the score 5-5. In the shootout, the goal goes to the Louisiana Drillers making the score 6-5. Sebastian Thome saved 27 shots for the win, while Philip O’Neil saved 23 shots and Matt Loney saved 12 shots in the loss.

Willmar WarHawks 0 @ Rochester Grizzlies 3 - In the first period the Rochester Grizzlies scored a goal by Wyatt Witham making the score 1-0. In the second period, the Rochester Grizzlies scored a goal by Wyatt Witham making the score 2-0. In the third period, the Rochester Grizzlies scored a goal by Spencer Klotz making the final score 3-0. Tate Cothern saved 31 shots for the win and shutout, while Kai Girard saved 45 shots in the loss.

Peoria Mustangs 2 @ Wausau Cyclones 6 - In the first period the Wausau Cyclones scored three goals by Connor Dvorak, and two by Ricky Nelson making the score 3-0. In the second period, the Peoria Mustangs scored a goal by Mason Buchanan making the score 3-1. In the third period, the Wausau Cyclones scored three goals by Kalob Paquin, Adam Wiggins, and Matthew Witt, and one goal for the Peoria Mustangs scored by Justin Funk making the final score 6-2. Collin Lemanski saved 24 shots for the win, while Kason Yamada saved 18 shots in the loss.

Granite City Lumberjacks 15 @ Minnesota Loons 1 - In the first period the Granite City Lumberjacks scored four goals by Edan Cho, Easton Portner, Caleb Alderson, and Parker Mitchell making the score 4-0. In the second period, the Granite City Lumberjacks scored four goals by Ashton Ericksen, Easton Portner, and two by Parker Mitchell giving him a Hat Trick, and one goal for the Minnesota Loons scored by Anthony Launderville making the score 8-1. In the third period, the Granite City Lumberjacks scored seven goals by Parker Comstock, Joe Greniuk, three by Thomas Gerum, one by Edan Cho, and Connor Miller making the final score 15-1. Anyon Bennett saved 4 shots for the win, while Alex Harden saved 65 shots in the loss.

Oregon Tradesmen 5 @ Wisconsin Woodsmen 1 - In the first period the Oregon Tradesmen scored two goals by Sebastian Schuehle, and Zak Molstad making the score 2-0. In the second period, the Oregon Tradesmen scored two goals by Bryce Stensrud, and Jordan Larkee making the score 4-0. In the third period, the Oregon Tradesmen scored a goal by Andrew Catalano, and one goal for the Wisconsin Woodsmen was scored by Hugh Deninema making the final score 5-1. Tyler Fromolz saved 28 shots for the win, while Kirill Guryev saved 14 shots and Steven Kelley saved 15 shots in the loss.

Mid Cities Jr Stars 0 @ Texas Roadrunners 13 - In the first period the Texas Roadrunners scored five goals by Noble Cook, Brayden Bibby, two by Noah Easterson, and one by Carson Spear making the score 5-0. In the second period, the Texas Roadrunners scored six goals by Noble Cook, JT Brugaletta, Brayden Bibby, Shayden Davis, Noah Easterson giving him a Hat Trick, and Luke Weisman making the score 11-0. In the third period, the Texas Roadrunners scored two goals by Noble Cook giving him a Hat Trick, and Damien Straube making the final score 13-0. Jimmy Packee saved 19 shots for the win and shutout, while Jack Elliott saved 19 shots and Kameron Ragon saved 44 shots in the loss.

Gillette Wild 5 @ Helena Bighorns 8 - In the first period the Helena Bighorns scored three goals by Cai Robinson, Ty Moore, and Gavin Barr, and two goals for the Gillette Wild scored by Tay Kurpius, and Adam Severson making the score 3-2. In the second period, the Helena Bighorns scored four goals by Jack Lambert, Tim Mattingly, Finn Theriault, and Cai Robinson, and the Gillette Wild scored one goal by Wylee Gladen making the score 7-3. In the third period, the Helena Bighorns scored a goal by Dylan Cunningham, and two goals for the Gillette Wild scored by Wylee Gladen, Matt Siems making the final score 8-5. Malik Johnson saved 21 shots for the win, while Cole Wheaton saved 37 shots in the loss.

Bozeman Ice Dogs 6 @ Yellowstone Quake 3 - In the first period the Bozeman Ice Dogs scored four goals by Andrew Kaunas, Dylan Miller, Braden Koliha, and Bodie Shepardson making the score 4-0. In the second period, the Yellowstone Quake scored a goal by Vince Atwell making the score 4-1. In the third period, the Bozeman Ice Dogs scored two goals by Tyler Klingbeil, and Mattias Godfrey, and two goals for the Yellowstone Quake scored by Logan Nichols, and Brysen Garner making the final score 6-3. Matthew Ryynanen saved 34 shots for the win, while John Hughes saved 69 shots in the loss.

Butte Irish 2 @ Sheridan Hawks 3 (OT) - In the first period the Sheridan Hawks scored a goal by Caleb Murray making the score 1-0. In the second period, the Sheridan Hawks scored a goal by Vladyslav Zubriichuk, and one goal for the Butte Irish scored by Patrick Crooks making the score 2-1. In the third period, the Butte Irish scored a goal by Patrick Crooks making the score 2-2. In overtime, Christian Crutcher scored for the Sheridan Hawks making the final score 3-2. Tyler Ouren saved 31 shots for the win, while Braylon Rogers saved 43 shots in the loss.

(Cover Image Credit: Brett Penner/406mtsports.com)

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