Gillette falls to Glacier after surprising comeback

Jan 18, 2014

Undaunted by a two-goal deficit, Glacier battled back to claim a 5-4 victory over the Gillette Wild.

Glacier let multiple leads slip away before eventually digging out of a two hole to pick up the win. Glacier took a 1-0 advantage on a power play goal by Austin Givens at 9:29 in the first period. Glacier went down 3-1 after Gillette\’s Will Fobair put the puck home at 1:16 in the second period. After evening things up at 4-4 on a power play goal by Greg Sauers at 8:31 in the third, Glacier got the game-winner from Chris Cutshall at 17:33 in the third period.

Cutshall had two goals and one assist to lead Glacier. Cutshall scored the first of his two goals at 13:35 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Gillette. Jonas Svehn picked up the assist. Cutshall\’s next tally made the score 5-4 Glacier with 2:27 left in the third period. Jackson Schroeder provided the assist.

Glacier kept the Wild\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Michael Kitts made 32 saves on 37 shots. Glacier was often in penalty trouble, as it ended with 11 minors and one major for 27 minutes in penalty time.

Glacier also got points from John Tesarek, who also registered one goal and one assist, Tucker Spooner, who also tallied one goal and one assist, and Givens, who also racked up one goal and one assist. More assists for Glacier came via Karson Frisk, Padraic Ripple, and Paul Kinder, who contributed one a piece.

Gillette forced Glacier goalie Pierre Gustafsson to work between the pipes, taking 46 shots.

The Wild were helped by Darren Banks, who finished with one goal. Banks scored on the power play 14:26 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Gillette had gotten the advantage when Glacier\’s Frisk was sent off for tripping. Moco Willis assisted on the tally. Gillette additionally got points from Bryce Mitzal, who also grabbed one goal and one assist and Fobair, who also had one goal and one assist. In addition, Gillette received assists from Alex King, who had three.

Glacier\’s Gustafsson stopped 42 shots out of the 46 that he faced. Glacier registered three goals on seven power play opportunities. The Wild totaled 21 minutes in penalty time with eight minors and one major and went 3-for-10 on the power play.