Gillette pulled out a 5-4 (OT) overtime victory over Glacier on a clutch goal by Kyle Traux.
Although Gillette was up by as many as three goals in the third period, Glacier kept the game interesting by staging a comeback that ultimately fell short. Glacier pulled to within 4-3 on a goal by Tyler McMahon at 12:49 in the third period.
Gillette forced Glacier's netminders to work hard to keep the puck out of the net, taking 34 shots and forcing 29 saves. Mikhail Pahrebets made 29 stops and Ben Perone made zero. Gillette put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Glacier to score on any of its five power plays.
Gillette additionally got points from Alex King, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Gillette also had goals scored by Cade Boreing and Michael Doyle, who each put in one. In addition, Gillette received assists from Tim VanTuinen and Hunter Johnson, who contributed one each and Tristen Leberknight and Mitchell McEwan, who each chipped in two.
Glacier kept Gillette's goalie busy throughout the game, and Stephen Wroe made 31 saves on 35 shots.
Others who scored for Glacier included Marvin Simmons and William Bostwick, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Glacier were Logan Kraft, Wyatt Fretheim, Tanner Poker, and Brett LeBeau, who contributed one each.
Gillette incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Glacier incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.