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Americans blank Bozeman 7-0 for 21st victory of the season

 

Americans blank Bozeman 7-0 for 21st victory of the season

By Kevin Scott

BOZEMAN, Mont., December 14, 2013 — The Great Falls Americans (second in the league behind Helena) led 2-0 against the Bozeman Ice Dogs after the second intermission and then dominated the third and final period by scoring five unanswered goals to boost their overall record to 21-6. Great Falls was able to keep the Ice Dogs from finding the back of the net as the Americans blanked the Bozeman Ice Dogs 7-0 at Haynes Pavilion in Bozeman, MT on Saturday night in the final game for both teams before the AWHL Player’s Showcase begins on Monday night in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Lucas Lomax and Paul Sartuche fed Zachary Mese the puck and his slap-shot got past Bozeman goalie Devin Day for the first goal of the game for the Americans in the first 71 seconds of play.  The score remained that way until the 13:45 mark of the second period when Cody Page connected off a pass from Aaron McInnis and Brady Christiaens to increase the Americans lead to 2-0 after 40 minutes of play.

Great Falls dominated the final period as Zachary Mese scored three more goals while Cody Page and Donovan Mattfeldt each added one to their season total. Assisting on the five third period goals were Aaron McInnis with three, Lucas Lomax, who had two, and Cody Page, Erik Gatson and Connor Barta ended the contest with one apiece.

Great Falls never allowed Bozeman to be successful in their seven power play chances. The only power play score was by the Zachary Mese, who scored the final goal for Great Falls with 2:30 remaining.

Despite having 42 minutes of penalties, the Americans registered 32 shots on goal against Bozeman goaltender Devin Day. Day made 25 saves for the last-place Ice Dogs (4-19-2)

NEXT CONTEST: The Great Falls Americans and the other AWHL teams will be in Las Vegas, Nevada (December 16-19th) for the AWHL Player’s Showcase which will feature many college coaches and scouts. The Americans next regular season game will be on Tuesday, December 31st at the Billings Bulls. The Americans do not return to home ice until 2014 when they face the Billings Bulls on Saturday, January 11th.

 

  Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Final
Great Falls 1 1 5 7
Bozeman 0 0 0 0

 

First Period – 1, Great Falls, Zachary Mese (assisted by Lucas Lomax, Paul Sartuche), 1:11.

Second Period – 2, Great Falls, Cody Page (Aaron McInnis, Brady Christiaens), 6:15.

Third Period – 3, Cody Page (Aaron McInnis), 0:37. 4, Great Falls, Zachary Mese (Lucas Lomax), 3:46. 5, Great Falls, Donovan Mattfeldt (Aaron McInnis, Cody Page), 6:56. 6, Great Falls, Zachary Mese (Erik Gatson, Aaron McInnis), 7:09. 7, Great Falls, Zachary Mese (power play) (Lucas Lomax, Connor Barta), 17:30.

Shots on Goal – Great Falls 32, Bozeman 15.

Power-play Opportunities – Great Falls 1-for-7, Bozeman 0-for-7.

Attendance – 231

Box Score: Great Falls @ Bozeman

 

Final Haynes Pavillion    Sat, Dec 14, 2013 7:30 PM MST
Great Falls 7 Bozeman 0

GAME DETAILS
SCORING SHOTS
1 2 3 TOTALS
Great Falls 1 1 5 7
Bozeman 0 0 0 0
1 2 3 TOTALS
Great Falls 12 9 11 32
Bozeman 4 7 4 15

 

POWERPLAYS
Great Falls 1 – 7 : Bozeman 0 – 7

 

SCORING SUMMARY
Period 1
Great FallsZack Mese (Lucas Lomax, Paul Sartuche) 1:11
Period 2
Great FallsCody Page (Aaron McInnis, Brady Christiaens) 6:15
Period 3
Great FallsCody Page (Aaron McInnis) 0:37
Great FallsZack Mese (Lucas Lomax) 3:46
Great FallsDonovan Mattfeldt (Aaron McInnis, Cody Page) 6:56
Great FallsZack Mese (Erik Gatson, Aaron McInnis) 7:09
Great FallsZack Mese (power play) (Lucas Lomax, Connor Barta) 17:30

 

PENALTIES
Period 1
Great FallsCraig Buford – (Elbowing), 2 MIN, 1:55
BozemanJake Nelson – (Holding), 2 MIN, 5:21
Great FallsJonnathan Carpenter – (Roughing), 2 MIN, 7:53
BozemanRyan Erickson – (Tripping), 2 MIN, 8:55
Period 2
BozemanChase Engdahl – (Interference), 2 MIN, 0:35
Great FallsBrady Christiaens – (Too Many Men) (Bench Minor), 2 MIN, 1:24
BozemanJason Demczak – (Roughing), 2 MIN, 2:35
Great FallsCody Page – (Unsportsmanlike Conduct), 2 MIN, 2:35
Great FallsBrady Christiaens – (Unsportsmanlike Conduct) (Bench Minor), 2 MIN, 10:55
Great FallsBrady Christiaens – (Checking from Behind), 2 MIN, 14:48
BozemanRyan Erickson – (Roughing), 2 MIN, 15:12
BozemanRyan Erickson – (Delay of Game), 2 MIN, 18:13
Great FallsDylan Garton – (Delay of Game), 2 MIN, 18:13
Great FallsDylan Garton – (Unsportsmanlike Conduct) (Misconduct), 10 MIN, 18:13
Period 3
BozemanJason Demczak – (Interference), 2 MIN, 1:20
Great FallsAustin Krantz – (Roughing), 2 MIN, 1:20
BozemanNathan Luznar-Purdy – (Roughing), 2 MIN, 8:26
BozemanChase Engdahl – (Roughing), 2 MIN, 8:26
Great FallsLucas Stover – (Roughing), 2 MIN, 8:26
Great FallsLucas Stover – (Unsportsmanlike Conduct) (Misconduct), 10 MIN, 8:26
Great FallsErik Powell – (Roughing), 2 MIN, 14:11
BozemanJake Nelson – (Holding), 2 MIN, 16:41
Great FallsDylan Garton – (Tripping), 2 MIN, 17:32
BozemanRyan Erickson – (Hooking), 2 MIN, 18:29

 

 Great Falls  Bozeman
# NAME G A PTS +/- S PIM
1 Powell, Erik 0 0 0 0 0 2
4 Sartuche, Paul 0 1 1 +5 0 0
5 Krantz, Austin 0 0 0 0 0 2
6 Garton, Dylan 0 0 0 0 0 14
7 Page, Cody 2 1 3 +3 0 2
8 Lomax, Lucas 0 3 3 +2 0 0
9 Goran, Steven 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Keller, Doug 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Kaercher, Max 0 0 0 +1 0 0
13 Mattfeldt, Donovan 1 0 1 +1 0 0
14 Carpenter, Jonnathan 0 0 0 0 0 2
16 Mese, Zack 4 0 4 +3 0 0
17 Gatson, Erik 0 1 1 +3 0 0
18 Buford, Craig 0 0 0 +1 0 2
20 Christiaens, Brady 0 1 1 +3 0 2
23 Stover, Lucas 0 0 0 +4 0 12
29 Barta, Connor 0 1 1 0 0 0
30 Hauser, Evan 0 0 0 0 0 0
93 McInnis, Aaron 0 4 4 +4 0 0
# NAME G A PTS +/- S PIM
4 Engdahl, Chase 0 0 0 -5 0 4
5 Nelson, Jake 0 0 0 -4 0 4
7 Costantini, JD 0 0 0 -2 0 0
8 Nicks, Jake 0 0 0 -2 0 0
9 Mogck, Gunnar 0 0 0 -2 0 0
10 Demczak, Jason 0 0 0 0 0 4
11 Nisbet, Steven 0 0 0 -4 0 0
12 Lopes, Kyle 0 0 0 -1 0 0
13 Couture, Kegan 0 0 0 -1 0 0
16 Erickson, Ryan 0 0 0 -4 0 8
19 Bryan, Garret 0 0 0 -1 0 0
25 Luznar-Purdy, Nathan 0 0 0 -1 0 2
27 Anaruk, Patrick 0 0 0 -2 0 0
28 Blatter, Weston 0 0 0 -1 0 0
33 Day, Devin 0 0 0 0 0 0
  GOALIES
NAME DEC Min SHOTS SAVES
1 Erik Powell WIN 60:00 15 15
30 Evan Hauser (b)
NAME DEC Min SHOTS SAVES
33 Devin Day LOSS 60:00 32 25

 

PENALTY TOTALS
Great Falls 42 minutes on 13 infractions Bozeman 22 minutes on 11 infractions

 

Coach: Heimel, Jeffrey Coach: Vichorek, Mark
Assistant Coach: Bailey, Kyle

 

OTHER FACTS
Game Length: 2:25
Attendance: 231