The Gillette Wild relied on the sparkling performance of Alex Feese in net to grab a 5-1 win against the Bozeman Icedogs.
Gillette was led by Mitchell McEwan, who tallied one goal. McEwan scored 45 seconds into the second period to make the score 2-1 Gillette. Brandon Beard assisted on the tally.
The Wild's offense rang up 43 shots on Bozeman's net. Gillette could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 24 minutes in penalties during the game.
Gillette also got points from Bryce Mitzel, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Gillette also got a goal from Kyle Reilly as well. Other players who recorded assists for Gillette were Trevor Ruiz, Kyle Traux, Rob Lantz, Dalton McCann, Alex King, and Darren Banks, who each chipped in one.
The Icedogs forced the Wild goalie Feese to work between the pipes, taking 31 shots.
Bozeman was led by Brandon Endres, who scored the team's only goal. Endres scored on the power play 8:07 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Bozeman. The Icedogs had taken the advantage when Gillette's Lance Pennington got sent off for unsportsmanlike conduct. Steven Nisbet picked up the assist.
The Wild's Feese stopped 30 shots out of the 31 that he faced. Gillette registered one goal on three power play opportunities. Denijs Romanovskis rejected 38 shots on goal for Bozeman. The Icedogs incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.