Billings tried to dig itself out of a three-goal hole, but Gillette held on for a 4-2 victory.
Gillette was paced by Riley Holwegner, who registered one goal and one assist. Holwegner scored on the power play 8:09 into the first period to make the score 3-1 Gillette. Gillette had gotten the advantage when Billings\’ Zach Heiser was sent off for interference. Tristen Leberknight picked up the assist.
Gillette\’s offense rang up 41 shots on Billings\’ net.
Others who scored for Gillette included Garrett Medina and Kyle Traux, who each put in one. In addition, Gillette received assists from Colt Johnson, Tyler Tennant, Jack Oberg, and Michael Doyle, who each chipped in one.
Alex Feese recorded 25 saves for Gillette. Gillette incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Billings\’ Gage Overby stopped 37 shots out of the 41 that he faced. Billings incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.