Gillette blows out Yellowstone, 5-1

 

The Gillette Wild had a three-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 5-1 win over the Yellowstone Quake.

 

Gillette pulled out the victory even though it was hit with 14 penalty minutes.

The Wild were led by Mitchell McEwan, who registered one goal. McEwan scored 12:40 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Gillette. Bryce Mitzel assisted on the tally.

Gillette's offense rang up 52 shots on Yellowstone's net.

Gillette also got points from Lance Pennington, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Cade Boreing also scored for Gillette. Other players who recorded assists for Gillette were Dalton McCann and Brandon Beard, who each chipped in one and Alex King and Kyle Reilly, who contributed two each.

The Quake put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Wild to score on any of their three power plays.

Yellowstone was led by Ross Mullen, who scored the team's only goal. Mullen scored on the power play 14:15 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Gillette. The Quake had gotten the advantage when Gillette's Sam Cirone was sent off for interference. Max Doner picked up the assist.

Sean Kelley made 23 saves for the Wild on 24 shots. Lance Knudson rejected 47 shots on goal for Yellowstone. The Quake incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.