Alex Feese recorded a shutout against the Great Falls Americans as the Gillette Wild picked up a 3-0 win.
Gillette was paced by Lance Pennington, who finished with one goal. Pennington scored on the power play 3:45 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Gillette. The Wild had taken the advantage when Great Falls' Cody Page got sent off for slashing. Alex King picked up the assist.
Gillette excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances. The Wild was steadier on the defensive front than they have been for much of this season. Gillette averages 2.1 goals allowed per game. The Wild could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 26 minutes in penalties during the game.
The Americans were often in penalty trouble, totaling seven minors and one major for 39 minutes in penalty time. Great Falls surpassed its season average of 14.0 penalty minutes per game. The Americans were held below their usual level of production. Great Falls puts an average of 3.7 pucks into the net per game.
Feese rejected 26 shots on goal for Gillette. The Wild registered two goals on eight power play opportunities. Lauren Massie recorded 16 saves for the Americans. Great Falls ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Connor Barta was ejected from the game.