Saturday Scores: Oklahoma and Maryland roll to 2-0 leads
South Division Finals, Game 2: Shreveport 1 @ Oklahoma 5 (Oklahoma leads series, 2-0) – Five different players scored for the Warriors and goalie Daniel Duris made 18 saves as Oklahoma took a 2-0 series lead in the Best of 5 South Finals with a 5-1 win in Game 2. It was the Mudbugs who grabbed the early lead as a goal from Niklas Miller gave the visitors a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes. The Warriors would knot the game at 1-1 thanks to a 2nd period power play goal from Drew Sutton, his 4th of the post-season. In the 3rd period, the Warriors blew the game open with four goals from Joey Delgreco, William Lawson-Body, Brendan Williams and Owen Carlile. Nikola Goich made 24 saves in the loss.
East Division Finals, Game 2: Maine 1 @ Maryland 5 (Maryland leads series, 2-0) – Five different players scored and goalie William Hakansson made 28 saves to lead the Black Bears to a 5-1 win in Game 2 and a 2-0 lead in the Best of 5 East Division Finals series. Maryland was in control from the start, as a 1st period goal from Gabriel Westling and 2nd period goals from Samuel Stitz and Sean Kilcullen opened up a 3-0 lead. Maine would net their lone goal from Oliver Genest later in the 2nd period. In the 3rd period, goals from Adam Schankula and Dimitry Kebreau secured the 5-1 win. Both Riley Ruh and Branden Piku would record two assists in the game. Maine goalie Thomas Heaney made 32 saves in the loss.
Midwest Division Finals, Game 2: Minnesota 2 @ Wisconsin 3 (OT) (Series tied, 1-1) – The Windigo evened their series with the Wilderness as forward Victor Widlund scored just over a minute into overtime to give his team a 3-2 win in Game 2 of the Midwest Division Finals. The Windigo opened up a 2-0 lead in the 1st period thanks to a pair of goals from Max Martin. The Wilderness would come back to tie the game as Adam Johnson scored in the 2nd period and Max Wattvil added a 3rd period goal. In the overtime, Widlund potted home a rebound to secure the win and knot the series. Maxwell Beckford made 24 saves in the win, while Isak Posch made 29 saves in the loss.
Central Division Finals, Game 2: St. Cloud 1 @ Austin 6 (Series tied, 1-1) – Walter Zacher had two goals and an assist and James Goffredo also scored twice as the Bruins rolled to a 6-1 win in Game 2, evening their best of 5 Central Division Finals series against St. Cloud. The Bruins recorded two goals in each period as Zacher and Goffredo got things started in the 1st period to open up a 2-0 lead. In the 2nd period, Zacher and Goffredo would duplicate what they did in the 1st period to increase the lead to 4-0. In the 3rd period, Tyler Dysart scored on the power play to give the Norsemen their lone goal, but the Bruins had additional answers from Josh Giuliani and Ocean Wallace to secure the 6-1 win. Trent Wiemken made 17 saves in the win. Ethan Dahlmeir stopped 6 of 8 shots and Tomas Bolo stopped 16 of 19 shots in the loss.