Alex Feese was superb between the pipes for the Gillette Wild, as he did not allow a goal in a 5-0 victory over the Great Falls Americans.
Alex King was all over the ice for Gillette, as he grabbed two goals in the win. King\’s tallies came at 2:17 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Gillette and 17:56 into the third to make the score 5-0 Gillette.
The Wild was steadier on the defensive front than they have been for much of this season. Gillette gives up 2.3 goals on average per game. Great Falls was unable to stop the Wild from sending pucks towards the net, and Gillette eventually piled up 33 shots on goal.
Gillette also got points from Kyle Traux, who also racked up one goal and one assist and Brandon Beard, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Gillette also got a goal from TJ McMinn as well. In addition, Gillette received assists from Bryce Mitzel, who had two and Lance Pennington, RJ Yusko, and Mitchell McEwan, who each chipped in one.
The Americans\’ offense operated below their season average. Great Falls puts an average of 3.9 pucks into the net per game. The Americans forced the Wild goalie Feese to work between the pipes, taking 37 shots. Great Falls\’ defense was uncharacteristically lax during the game. The Americans average 1.7 goal allowed per game.
Gillette\’s Feese stopped 37 shots out of the 37 that he faced. The Wild avoided the penalty box for the entire game and scored zero goals off of zero power plays. Lauren Massie made 28 saves for Great Falls on 33 shots. The Americans ended with no penalties and went 0-for-0 on the power play.