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Friday Finals: Jr. Blues win big Central showdown Junior Hockey News

Published: Saturday, 10 Nov 2018  
By: Alex Kyrias


Coulee Region Chill 2 @ St. Louis Jr. Blues 5 - A strong first period was key for the Blues on Friday night in their 5-2 win over the Coulee Region Chill. The Blues scored the game’s first two goals and never trailed from that point on. Ivan Galaguzov led the way for the Blues scoring two goals. Tom Yurisich also came up big recording a goal and two assists in the win. Mikael Foucher was fantastic for the Blues making 38 saves and earning his 8th win of the season. Brandon Ragzloff and Blake Holmes scored the goals for the Chill in the loss.
 
Skylands Kings 2 @ L/A Nordiques 12 - The Nordiques continued their incredible start to the season on Friday night easily taking care of the Skylands Kings 12-2. The Nordiques broke the game open early in the 3rd period on rout to 6 goals in the final frame. Zack Mullen, Andrew McCormcick, and JP Chauvin all scored two goals for the Nordiques in the win. Joe Bisson also recorded his 2nd hat-trick of the season. Kyle Secor and Colby Audette each had 4 assists for the Nordiques. Jake Cicalese and Zakary Sparks scored the goals for the Kings in the loss. 
 
Milwaukee Power 25 @ Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts 1 - It was an rough night for the Thunderbolts, as they were beaten by the Milwaukee Power 25-1. The Power jumped right out of the gate a dropped seven goals in the opening frame. They never slowed down increasing their goals scored in each period. Jake Berry had a game for the ages scoring a whopping 13 points in the win. Benjamin Beversdorf, Ethan Dabbs, Chuck Bay, Ivan Bilyy, and Mason Evans all recorded hat-tricks for the Power as well. Taven Santucci made 15 saves in the win. Kody Kifer scored the lone goal for the Thunderbolts in the loss.
 
Granite City Lumberjacks 4 @ Alexandria Blizzard 3 (SO) - It took a shootout to settle this hard-fought contest between the Granite City Lumberjacks and the Alexandria Blizzard on Friday night. Trailing 3-2 win under 4 minutes to play, Grant Troumbly scored his 13th goal of the season and sent this game to an extra frame. The Lumberjacks would eventually win 4-3 in a shootout. Bailey Sommers and Jordan Olson scored the other two goals for the Lumberjacks in the win. David Milligan remained undefeated earning his 6th win of the season. Zach Curry, Jack Westlund, and Joe Dokken scored the goals for the Blizzard in the loss. Ville Hyttinen has no reason to hang his head making 34 saves for the Blizzard. 
 
Breezy Point North Stars 4 @ Wisconsin Whalers 5 (OT) - A late third period goal by the Whalers was key in their 5-4 overtime win over the North Stars. With under 3 minutes to play in the 3rd period, James Lowry scored his 5th goal of the season sending the game to overtime. The Whalers would eventually win early in the extra frame thanks to Anthony Fortin’s second goal of the game. Caleb Sauer was great for the Whalers making 33 saves in the win. Sam Hanson led the way in the point department recording a goal and three assists for the Whalers. Lukas Brockman was the leader for the North Stars dishing out two assists in the loss. 
 
Peoria Mustangs 2 @ Wausau RiverWolves 4 - The RiverWolves never trailed in their 4-2 hard fought win over the Mustangs on Friday night. The RiverWolves raced out to an early two goal lead and never looked back. Mitchel Idalski led the way scoring two goals and an assist in the win. Tyler Balcerak was also key for the RiverWolves recording two assists as well. Alexandr Gilev was the star of the game however, making an impressive 55 saves in the win. Gilev earned his 3rd win of the season. Blake Finley and Jared Wisely scored the goals for the Mustangs. Jaden Gardner made 32 saves in the loss.  
 
Willmar WarHawks 2 @ North Iowa Bulls 11 - A 3rd period explosion was the difference in the Bulls 11-2 win over the WarHawks on Friday night. Tied up heading into the final frame, the Bulls scored a jaw dropping nine goals in the 3rd period to blowout the WarHawks. Jarod Blackowiak recorded his 1st hat-trick of the season scoring four goals in the win. Marco Escobar and Peter Verstegen also made their presence known handing out three assists each for the Bulls as well. WarHawks goaltender, Lucas Ehrlich stood on his head making 55 saves in the loss. Elijah Slagter and Jacob May scored the goals for the WarHawks. 
 
College Station Spirit 1 @ Atlanta Capitals 13 - The Capitals showed no mercy in their 13-1 stomping of the College Station Spirit on Friday night. The Capitals started a tad slowed, but eventually turned it on in the 2nd period and never looked back. Cole Warner and Brody Nielsen led the way for the Capitals each scoring hat-tricks in the win. Jason Ladsinski was the leader in the point department recording two goals and four assists. Patrick Egdord earned his 1st win of the season making 12 saves for the Capitals. Brenden Fehlig scored the lone goal for the Spirit in the loss. The Capitals heavily outshot the Spirit 76-13. 
 
Bozeman Icedogs 3 @ Helena Bighorns 5 - Despite being heavily outshot 52-31, the Helena Bighorns were able to overcome the Bozeman Icedogs on Friday night winning 5-3. The win was sparked by a three goal third period led by Ricards Groskops, who scored his 2nd goal of the game. Elliot Plourde was also key for the Bighorns scoring a goal and two assists in the win. Alexander Rogers was excellent making 49 saves and earning his 5th win of the season to remain undefeated. Hazen McKay and Domicic Canic led the way for the Icedogs each scoring three points. Mikael Levokari made 26 saves for in the loss.  

Missoula Junior Bruins 7 @ Yellowstone Quake 3 - The Missoula Junior Bruins were absolutely dominate in the 7-3 win over the Yellowstone Quake on Friday night. The Bruins jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead, and the Quake were never able to overcome the hole. Micha Akatnov was the star of the night for Bruins recording his 3rd hat-trick of the season. Akatnov also dished out four assists in the win as well. Vadim Zubkov wasn’t far behind scoring two goals and dishing out four assists of his own. Josh Sample made 20 saves on rout to his 1st win of the season. Evan Snyder led the way for the Quake scoring two goals in the loss. Will Yates also had himself a two-point night scoring a goal and an assist. The Quake were heavily outshot 50-23.

Gillette Wild 6 @ Butte Cobras 1 - The Gillette Wild shut down the Butte Cobras on Friday night winning 6-1. The wild were in total control throughout the entire game outshooting the Cobras 75-24. Gage Thompson led the way for the wild recording his 1st hat-trick of the season in the win. Parker Delong handed out two assists for the Wild as well. Aaron LaChance earned his 2nd win of the season making 23 saves. Alec Sorby scored the lone goal for the Cobras. Karl Zodda was fantastic making 69 saves in the loss. 

Author: Alex Kyrias
Alex Kyrias is in his fifth season as Director of Communications and Sales for the North American Hockey League.


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