The Gillette Wild relied on the scoring touch of Cade Boreing, who netted two goals, to beat the Bozeman Icedogs, 7-3.
Boreing\’s tallies came at 1:47 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Gillette and short handed 14:04 into the second to make the score 4-2 Gillette.
Gillette\’s penalty kill excelled, as the Wild gave up one goal despite allowing seven power plays.
Gillette\’s offense rang up 31 shots on Bozeman\’s net. The Wild found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. Gillette averages 3.7 goals per game.
Gillette additionally got points from Dalton McCann, who also finished with one goal and one assist, Mitchell McEwan, who also registered one goal and one assist, and TJ McMinn, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Gillette also had goals scored by Bryce Mitzel and Brett Kramer, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Gillette were RJ Yusko, Jack Cleaver, Brandon Beard, and Kyle Reilly, who each chipped in one.
The Icedogs were led by Ryan Erickson, who tallied one goal and one assist. Erickson scored 4:24 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Others who scored for Bozeman included Quinn Thibeault and Thomas Benedict, who each put in one. In addition, Bozeman received assists from Steven Nisbet, Gunnar Mogck, and Nathan Luznar-Purdy, who contributed one each.
Alex Feese rejected 16 shots on goal for the Wild. Gillette incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Cody Smargiassi recorded 24 saves for Bozeman. The Icedogs incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.