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Friday Finals: Rebels have an answer for Tomahawks Junior Hockey News

Published: Saturday, 8 Dec 2018  
By: Alex Kyrias

Johnstown 1 @ Jamestown 4 - Jake Felker had two goals and an assist as the Jamestown Rebels brought down the Johnstown Tomahawks by score of 4-1 and ended the Tomahawks 17-game winning streak. Sam Anzai tallied a goal and an assist in the victory while Alex Frye also found the back of the net. Ryan Keane made 18 saves to earn the win in between the pipes. Oliver Benwell scored the only Johnstown goal and Carter McPhail made 25 saves.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 5 @ Northeast 4 (SO) - Lincoln Hatten scored the only goal of the shootout as the Wilkes-Barre/Scanton Knights grabbed an extra point, defeating the Northeast Generals 5-4. Blake Kryska picked up a goal and an assist while Adrian Danchenko, Gabe Temple, and Jacob Badal all scored in regulation for the Knights. Zach Stejskal stood tall and made 30 saves in regulation and stopped all three shooters he faced in the shootout. Matthew Rutigliano potted a pair of goals for the Generals. Ryan Rowland and Svet Kuchynski also scored for Northeast. David Fessenden took the loss in goal despite stopping 47 shots.
Fairbanks 0 @ Janesville 3 - Cole Brady’s third shutout of the season led the Janesville Jets to a 3-0 win over the Fairbanks Ice Dogs on Friday night. Brenden Olson had a goal and an assist, meanwhile Logan Ommen and Jordon Halverson also lit the lamp for the Jets. Nate Reid took the loss for Fairbanks as he stopped 17 shots.
Austin 4 @ Brookings 1 - Dante Sheriff’s three points propelled the Austin Bruins to a 4-1 win over the Brookings Blizzard. Joseph Winkelmann netted a goal and added an assist for Austin. Jed Pietila and Andrew Wills picked up goals for the Bruins as well. Kyle McClellan stopped 24 of 25 shots to pick up his ninth win of the season. Vince Marino scored the lone goal for the Blizzard while George McBey made 34 stops. 
Odessa 2 @ Corpus Christi 8 - Nicholas Seitz notched a hat trick and an assist, Santeri Hartikainen had two goals and two assists and the Corpus Christi IceRays skated away to an 8-2 win. Mitch Machlitt had two goals and an assist for Corpus Christi while Gordon Whalen, Jack Smiley and Brian Kramer all had two helpers. Nick Godfrey also netted a goal for the IceRays. Brian George got his first career NAHL win as he stopped 31 of 33 Odessa shots. Rex Moe and Everett Wardle provided the offense for the Jackalopes while Alex Camarre took the loss, stopping 32 shots.
Lone Star 0 @ Amarillo 1 (SO) - The Amarillo offense peppered Harrison Feeney all night but could not get the puck past him until the latter stages of the shootout, that’s when Trey Bagwell and Nick Anderson tallied goals in the shootout to give the Bulls a 1-0 victory. Jason Grande earns a shutout as he made 22 saves for the Bulls. Feeney was magnificent for Lone Star as he made 49 saves in the loss.
MN Wilderness 0 @ Aberdeen 1 - John Sladic’s second period tally proved to be the only goal in the Wings 1-0 win over the Wilderness as they held on to sole possession of first place in the Central Division. Matt Vernon was perfect as he turned aside all 29 shots thrown in his direction. Ryan Fanti was nearly perfect as he denied 34 of 35 Aberdeen opportunities. 
Minot 2 @ Bismarck 5 - Austin Jouppi’s four points carried the Bismarck Bobcats to a 5-2 decision over the Minot Minoutauros. Jake Vaughan grabbed a goal and an assist for Bismarck while Willy Stauber and Alex Pollock also got into the action with goals of their own. John Roberts was great in goal for Bismarck as he rejected 34 of 36 shots taken. Nicholas Grabko made 28 saves for the Minotauros in the loss.
Kenai River 3 @ MN Magicians 4 - Four different Minnesota Magicians found the back of the net and they picked up a 4-3 victory over the Kenai River Brown Bears. John Keranen had a goal and two assists. Andrew Kruse and Cameron Buhl registered a goal and an assist. Joel Pavey also scored for Minnesota. Jack Robbel continued his strong play by winning his eighth game of the season as he stopped 26 shots. Cody Moline, Markuss Komuls and Zach Krajnik all scored for the Brown Bears. Dennis Westergard played well, stopping 32 of 36 Minnesota attempts.

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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