Huge game by Congdon boosts Great Falls over Gillette, 6-1

Great Falls\’ Tanner Congdon had a big offensive game, scoring one goal and contributing three assists in his team\’s 6-1 win over Gillette.

Congdon scored on the power play 2:27 into the third period to make the score 2-0 Great Falls. Great Falls earned a power play opportunity when Preston Fuller was put in the box for holding. Ricards Bernhards picked up the assist. Congdon dished an assist on Bernhards\’ goal that made the score 1-0 Great Falls at 14:29 into the first period. He then added assists on Josh Larson\’s goal at 5:15 into the third and on Stevan Goran\’s goal at 6:20 into the third.

Great Falls\’ Jake Stephan was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 30 saves and let only one puck past him. Stephan managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 2.07 prior to the game.

Great Falls kept Gillette\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Alex Feese made 27 saves on 33 shots.

Great Falls also got points from Bernhards, who also racked up two goals and one assist. Blake Miller also scored for Great Falls. Other players who recorded assists for Great Falls were Miles Giorgione, who had two and Jesse Johnson, Reed Link, Wade Wylie, Malachi Bushey, Connor Barta, and Adam Apangalook, who each chipped in one.

Gillette was held below its usual level of production. Gillette averages 3.6 goals per game. Gillette\’s offense rang up 31 shots on Great Falls\’ net.

Great Falls totaled 48 minutes in penalty time with four minors and two majors and went 2-for-5 on the power play. For Great Falls, Giorgione and Tyler Garcia were ejected from the contest. Gillette incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.