Great Falls tried its best to erase a four-goal deficit, but Gillette would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 4-2.
A goal by Cade Boreing put Gillette up 4-0 in the third period, but Great Falls pulled to within two on Josh Larson\’s tally 19:04 into the third period.
Gillette put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Great Falls to score on any of its four power plays.
Gillette additionally got points from Gennadi Zabeline, who also had one goal and one assist. Gillette also got a goal from Colt Johnson as well. In addition, Gillette received assists from Alex King, who had two and Tyler Reble, Preston Fuller, and Hunter Johnson, who each chipped in one.
Great Falls did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. Great Falls puts an average of 4.3 pucks into the net per game. Great Falls\’ offense rang up 41 shots on Gillette\’s net.
More assists for Great Falls came via Brendan Jester, who had two and Adam Apangalook and Ricards Bernhards, who contributed one each.
Gillette\’s Alex Feese stopped 39 shots out of the 41 that he faced. Gillette incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Great Falls\’ starting goalie, Lauren Massie, made eight saves and finished with the loss before he was taken out in favor of Kevin Hale, who stopped nine shots. Great Falls incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors.