Gillette Falls 1-0 to Helena


Helena used a sparkling performance by Alex Kruger to take down Gillette, as the netminder did not allow a goal in Helena's 1-0 shutout victory.


Bradley Estrada's game-winning tally was the game's only goal. It came at 16:14 in the second period. Cody Vanthournout assisted on the tally.

Helena was paced by Estrada, who registered one goal.

Helena excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances. Helena did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. Helena averages 3.4 goals per game. Helena's offense rang up 48 shots on Gillette's net.

Other players who recorded assists for Helena were Matt Blassic, who had one.

Gillette stifled Helena's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Gillette's offense operated below its season average. Gillette puts an average of 4.5 pucks into the net per game.

Kruger rejected 30 shots on goal for Helena. Helena incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors. Alex Feese made 47 saves for Gillette on 48 shots. Gillette incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.