Stevan Goran had one goal and two assists to lead Great Falls to a 5-2 victory over Gillette.
Goran scored on the power play 10:47 into the third period to make the score 3-1 Great Falls. Great Falls had gained a power play chance when Tristen Leberknight was whistled for tripping. Reed Link picked up the assist. Goran dished an assist on Brendan Jester\’s goal that made the score 1-0 Great Falls at 5:26 into the first period. He added another helper on Link\’s goal that made the score 5-2 Great Falls at 19:24 into the third period.
Great Falls forced Gillette goalie Alex Feese to work between the pipes, taking 34 shots.
Great Falls additionally got points from Link, who also racked up one goal and two assists to lead the team in points, Jester, who also had one goal and one assist, and Adam Apangalook, who also registered one goal and one assist. Great Falls also got a goal from Tanner Congdon as well. Other players who recorded assists for Great Falls were Arseny Ivanov, Miles Giorgione, and Connor Barta, who each chipped in one.
Gillette could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 24 minutes in penalties during the game.
Gillette was helped by Alex King, who tallied one goal. King scored on the power play 13:37 into the third period to make the score 4-2 Great Falls. Gillette earned a power play opportunity when Jester was put in the box for high sticking. Gennadi Zabeline assisted on the tally. Kyle Traux also scored for Gillette. In addition, Gillette received assists from Tyler Reble, who had one.
Jake Stephan made 23 saves for Great Falls on 25 shots. Great Falls incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Feese recorded 29 saves for Gillette. Gillette registered one goal on five power play opportunities. Gillette ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Mitchell McEwan was ejected from the game.