The game between Bozeman and Gillette was tight through all 60 minutes, but in the end Bozeman emerged with a 5-3 win.
Each team kept the other at bay throughout the game, and Kegan Couture secured the win for Bozeman with a goal in the third period.
Kyle Amundson was all over the ice for Bozeman, as he tallied one goal and two assists in the win. Amundson scored 14:56 into the third period to make the score 5-3 Bozeman. Dylan Michaud assisted on the tally.
Bozeman forced Gillette goalie Stephen Wroe to work between the pipes, taking 36 shots.
Bozeman additionally got points from Michaud, who also had one goal and one assist. Bozeman also had goals scored by Kyle Klatt and Elliott Hopkins, who scored one goal each. In addition, Bozeman received assists from Gunnar Mogck, who had two, Nicholas Thompson, who had three, and AJ ODell and Casey Gobel, who each chipped in one.
Gillette was helped by Tyler Tennant, who racked up one goal. Tennant scored 12:43 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Mitchell McEwan picked up the assist. Others who scored for Gillette included Tim VanTuinen, Gennadi Zabeline, and Cade Boreing, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Gillette were Kyle Traux and Alex King, who contributed one each.
Bozeman took out Benjamin Sakaria after he had made 10 saves and installed Stephen Frank in goal, where he finished with 11 saves and the win. Bozeman incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Stephen Wroe made 31 saves for Gillette on 36 shots. Gillette incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors.