Americans comeback falls short in overtime against top-seeded Helena

 

Americans comeback falls short in overtime against top-seeded Helena

By Kevin Scott

HELENA, Mont., January 15, 2014 — The Great Falls Americans came into this AWHL contest with rival Helena winning only one of the five previous meetings with the Capital City team this season. Their lone victory was a 2-1 victory back on November 9th. Could Great Falls find a way to get another win was the question of the night?

Great Falls made a great run in the third period and overcame a three goal deficit to tie Helena and send the game into overtime before Helena’s Sebastian Hansson found the back of the net to secure a 4-3 decision at the Helena Ice Arena on Wednesday night in front of 307 fans.

After Dylan Webster’s opening period goal, Helena tacked on two more goals (Brandt Miller and Theo Campe) in the second to give the Bighorns a 3-0 advantage. Damon Hanson and Sebastian Hansson assisted on Webster’s first period goal while Miller’s score went unassisted and Parker Olson set up Campe’s power play opportunity.

The Americans would not go down without a fight in the final 20 minutes of action as Steven Goran would score two goals including one on a power play and Aaron McInnis chipped in a power play goal of his own to send the AWHL’s battle of the top two teams in overtime. Cody Page and Dylan Garton each picked up two assists. Goran assisted on McInnis’ score.

Helena’s Sebastian Hansson made sure the Bighorns would continue their 17 game winning streak by capitalizing on his power play goal opportunity off the sticks of Theo Campe and Nick Okada in the extra period.

Great Falls out-shot the host Bighorns 24-9 in the third period as both teams combined for 91 shots on goal (Helena out-shot Great Falls 47-44) in the game.

The Americans made Helena goaltender Austin Brihn work all night by taking 44 shots. Erik Powell registered 43 saves for the Americans. Powell now has 682 saves for the season.

Top-seeded Helena is now at 30-1-1 in the AWHL standings followed by Great Falls at 25-6-2.

NEXT CONTEST: The Americans will be at the Great Falls Ice Plex on Friday, January 17, 2014 as they take on the Bozeman Ice Dogs. The contest begins at 7:30PM.

 

Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 1st OT Final
Great Falls 0 0 3 0 3
Helena 1 2 0 1 4

 

First Period 1, Helena, Dylan Webster (Damon Hanson, Sebastian Hansson), 4:50.

Second Period – 2, Helena, Brandt Miller (unassisted), 5:37. 3, Helena, Theo Campe (power play) (Parker Olson), 10:27.

Third Period – 4, Great Falls, Steven Goran (Dylan Garton), 5:54. 5, Great Falls, Aaron McInnis (power play) (Steven Goran, Cody Page), 14:05. 6, Great Falls, Steven Goran (power play) (Cody Page, Dylan Garton), 14:32.

First Overtime – 7, Helena, Sebastian Hansson (power play) (Theo Campe, Nick Okada), 2:20.

Shots on Goal – Great Falls 44, Helena 47.

Power-play Opportunities – Great Falls 2-for-8, Helena 2-for-4.

Attendance – 307

Box Score: Great Falls @ Helena

Final – OT Helena Ice Arena    Wed, Jan 15, 2014 7:35 PM MST
Great Falls 3 Helena 4

 

GAME DETAILS
SCORING SHOTS
1 2 3 OT TOTALS
Great Falls 0 0 3 0 3
Helena 1 2 0 1 4
1 2 3 OT TOTALS
Great Falls 7 11 24 2 44
Helena 16 16 9 6 47

 

POWERPLAYS
Great Falls 2 – 8 : Helena 2 – 4

 

SCORING SUMMARY
Period 1
HelenaDylan Webster (Damon Hanson, Sebastian Hansson) 4:50
Period 2
HelenaBrandt Miller (unassisted) 5:37
HelenaTheo Campe (power play) (Parker Olson) 10:27
Period 3
Great FallsSteven Goran (Dylan Garton) 5:54
Great FallsAaron McInnis (power play) (Steven Goran, Cody Page) 14:05
Great FallsSteven Goran (power play) (Cody Page, Dylan Garton) 14:32
Overtime
HelenaSebastian Hansson (power play) (Theo Campe, Nick Okada) 2:20

 

PENALTIES
Period 1
HelenaJohn Petersson – (Roughing), 2 MIN, 8:52
Great FallsJonnathan Carpenter – (Slashing), 2 MIN, 8:52
HelenaSebastian Hansson – (Interference), 2 MIN, 14:42
Great FallsLucas Stover – (Holding), 2 MIN, 19:59
Period 2
HelenaJohn Bonta – (Roughing), 2 MIN, 2:44
Great FallsTanner Doty – (Roughing), 2 MIN, 2:44
HelenaCorbin Belling – (Slashing), 2 MIN, 7:06
Great FallsCody Page – (Roughing), 2 MIN, 9:47
HelenaCorbin Belling – (Hooking), 2 MIN, 16:49
Period 3
HelenaJohn Petersson – (Delay of Game), 2 MIN, 5:53
Great FallsCody Page – (Delay of Game), 2 MIN, 5:53
HelenaBrian Skillicorn – (Boarding), 2 MIN, 8:17
Great FallsAustin Krantz – (Tripping), 2 MIN, 8:29
HelenaRory Bock – (Hooking), 2 MIN, 12:06
HelenaJohn Petersson – (Cross Checking), 2 MIN, 12:53
HelenaScott Cunningham – (Unsportsmanlike Conduct) (Bench Minor), 2 MIN, 14:11
HelenaTheo Campe – (Interference), 2 MIN, 19:09
Overtime
Great FallsDylan Garton – (Hooking), 2 MIN, 0:26
HelenaAustin Brihn – (Unsportsmanlike Conduct) (Misconduct), 10 MIN, 2:19

 

 Great Falls  Helena
# NAME G A PTS +/- S PIM
1 Powell, Erik 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Strong, Bridger 0 0 0 -1 0 0
4 Sartuche, Paul 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Krantz, Austin 0 0 0 0 0 2
6 Garton, Dylan 0 2 2 0 0 2
7 Page, Cody 0 2 2 -1 0 4
9 Goran, Steven 2 1 3 0 0 0
10 Keller, Doug 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Kaercher, Max 0 0 0 +1 0 0
13 Mattfeldt, Donovan 0 0 0 +1 0 0
14 Carpenter, Jonnathan 0 0 0 0 0 2
15 Mattfeldt, Dylan 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Mese, Zack 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Gatson, Erik 0 0 0 -1 0 0
18 Link, Reed 0 0 0 -1 0 0
21 Doty, Tanner 0 0 0 0 0 2
23 Stover, Lucas 0 0 0 -1 0 2
27 Nottke, Austin 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 Barta, Connor 0 0 0 -1 0 0
30 Hauser, Evan 0 0 0 0 0 0
93 McInnis, Aaron 1 0 1 -1 0 0
# NAME G A PTS +/- S PIM
4 Campe, Theo 1 1 2 -1 0 2
6 Okada, Nick 0 1 1 +2 0 0
8 Bonta, John 0 0 0 0 0 2
9 Hanson, Damon 0 1 1 +1 0 0
10 Webster, Dylan 1 0 1 +1 0 0
16 Olson, Parker 0 1 1 0 0 0
17 Henne, Logan 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Loes, Austin 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Belling, Corbin 0 0 0 -1 0 4
21 Miller, Brandt 1 0 1 +1 0 0
24 Hansson, Sebastian 1 1 2 +1 0 2
25 Bratten, Sam 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 Skillicorn, Brian 0 0 0 +2 0 2
29 Buckholtz, Austin 0 0 0 -1 0 0
31 Lazarski, Alek 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 Brihn, Austin 0 0 0 0 0 10
39 Mohar, Matt 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 Bock, Rory 0 0 0 0 0 2
91 Petersson, John 0 0 0 0 0 6
  GOALIES
NAME DEC Min SHOTS SAVES
1 Erik Powell LOSS 62:08 47 43
30 Evan Hauser (b)
NAME DEC Min SHOTS SAVES
33 Austin Brihn WIN 62:20 44 41
31 Alek Lazarski (b)

 

PENALTY TOTALS
Great Falls 14 minutes on 7 infractions Helena 32 minutes on 12 infractions

 

Head Coach: Cunningham, Scott
Assistant Coach: Norlin, Pat
Assistant Coach: Vanacker, Brandon
Trainer: Pippen, Robert

 

OTHER FACTS
Game Length: 2:35
Attendance: 307