Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as Gillette defeated Bozeman in a shootout 5-4 (2-0 SO).
The shootout lasted for five attempts between the teams. Gillette also got a shootout goal from Mitchell McEwan.
Gillette saw a two-goal lead disappear, but was able to secure the win in a shootout. Gillette made the score 4-2 on a goal by Colt Johnson at 5:02 in the third period. Bozeman evened things up at 4-4 on a goal by Nicholas Thompson at 19:46 in the third period.
Cade Boreing had a great game for Gillette, netting two goals. Boreing found the back of the net 10:01 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Gillette and again while on the power play 12:52 into the second to make the score 2-1 Gillette.
Gillette forced Bozeman goalie Benjamin Sakaria to work between the pipes, taking 31 shots.
Gillette also got points from Alex King, who also had one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Other players who recorded assists for Gillette were Garrett Medina, Gennadi Zabeline, and McEwan, who each chipped in one.
Bozeman kept Gillette\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Stephen Wroe made 28 saves on 32 shots.
Bozeman additionally got points from Steven Nisbet, who also registered one goal and one assist, Dylan Michaud, who also finished with one goal and one assist, and Kegan Couture, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. In addition, Bozeman received assists from Elliott Hopkins and Gunnar Mogck, who contributed one each.
Gillette incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Sakaria recorded 26 saves for Bozeman. Bozeman incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors.