Gillette pulls away in second, rolls over Bozeman, 7-1

Feb 15, 2014

The Bozeman Icedogs allowed the Gillette Wild to net four goals during the second period and fell, 7-1.

Bozeman\’s power play was ineffective against Gillette\’s penalty kill, which allowed one goal while shorthanded.

The Wild were sparked by Brandon Miller, who registered one goal. Miller scored on the power play 1:30 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Gillette. Chase Engdahl assisted on the tally.

Gillette forced the Icedogs goalie Zach Skop to work between the pipes, taking 43 shots. The Wild\’s goal total was higher than their season average. This season, Gillette averages 3.3 goals per contest. The Wild were held back by their power play unit, which tallied two goals on nine chances. Team\’s forwards weren\’t the only contributers offensively, and the team\’s defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals. Gillette could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 26 minutes in penalties during the game.

Gillette also got points from Shane Brown, who also racked up one goal and one assist and Darren Banks, who also registered one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Gillette included Will Fobair, Andrii Istominov, Tj McMinn, and Brandon Castleberry, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Gillette were Trent Dillinger, Dalton McCann, and Alex King, who contributed one a piece and Bryce Mitzel, Greg Sauers, and Moco Willis, who each chipped in two.

Bozeman could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 38 minutes in penalties during the game.

Gunnar Mogck also scored for Bozeman. In addition, Bozeman received assists from Kegan Couture and Garret Bryan, who contributed one a piece.

The Wild\’s Josh Beatty stopped 22 shots out of the 23 that he faced. Gillette ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Willis was ejected from the game. Zach Skop made 36 saves for the Icedogs on 43 shots. For Bozeman, Jason Demczak was ejected from the game.