The game between the Gillette Wild and the Bozeman Icedogs was tight through all 60 minutes, but in the end Gillette emerged with a 4-2 win.
Neither team gained more than a two-goal lead, and Bryce Mitzel\’s goal in the second period proved to be the difference maker.
Mitzel was all over the ice for the Wild, as he tallied two goals and one assist in the win. Mitzel scored the first of his two goals at 18:29 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Mitzel\’s next tally made the score 2-1 Gillette with 7:08 left in the second period. Gillette had gotten the advantage when Bozeman\’s Ricky Green was sent off for kicking player. Darren Banks picked up the assist.
The Wild kept the Icedogs\’ goalie busy throughout the game, and Zach Skop made 35 saves on 39 shots.
Others who scored for Gillette included Trent Dillinger and Will Fobair, who scored one goal each. More assists for Gillette came via Andrii Istominov, who had one.
Bozeman was helped by Kenny Myers, who registered one goal. Myers scored 10:57 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Bozeman. Jason Demczak provided the assist. Frank Sabato also scored for Bozeman. In addition, Bozeman received assists from Gunnar Mogck and Kegan Couture, who contributed one a piece.
Gillette\’s Michael Kitts stopped 22 shots out of the 24 that he faced. The Wild incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. The Icedogs incurred 22 minutes in penalty time with six minors.