Americans cruise to 6-3 win over Yellowstone after Saturday’s setback

 

Americans cruise to 6-3 win over Yellowstone after Saturday’s setback

By Kevin Scott

CODY, WY, November 24, 2013 — The Great Falls Americans looked for revenge on Sunday afternoon, a day after falling to Yellowstone (4-3) for the first time all season. Coach Jeff Heimel’s club was able to put up six goals including three in the second period to send the Yellowstone Quake to their twelfth loss of the season by posting a 6-3 victory over the Quake at the Victor J. Riley Arena.

Each team netted one goal apiece in the opening period. Sawyer Scanlan got the Quake out front first in the first 83 seconds with assistance from Jimmy Tich and Ross Mullen. The Yellowstone lead wouldn’t last long as Brady Christiaens got the puck by Quake goalie Rocco Yapello three minutes later to tie the contest.

Great Falls started out the middle period with goals by Zachary Mese and Lucas Lomax including a power play opportunity goal by Lomax with Erik Gatson and Steven Goran tacking on the assists. The Americans led 3-1 early before Yellowstone scored twice quickly in a two minute span to tie the contest up at 3-3. Aaron McInnis scored his eighteenth goal of the season for Great Falls before the second intermission.

Great Falls did not allow Yellowstone to find the back of the net in the third period. Great Falls’ Zachary Mese netted his second goal of the night and Erik Gatson scored on an empty net. Cody Page, Brady Christiaens and Aaron McInnis assisted on the two goals.

The defense of the Americans stopped Yellowstone from scoring on any of their six power play opportunities. Yellowstone goaltender Rocco Yapello was kept busy for most of the game but was able to stop 56 shot attempts. Erik Powell stopped 35 shots including 16 in the final period of action.

Leading the way for the Americans was Zachary Mese with two goals while Cody Page and Brady Christiaens helped with two assists apiece.

NEXT CONTEST: The Americans will take their 16-4 record back to the Great Falls Ice Plex at 7:30PM on Friday, November 29th when the Bozeman Ice Dogs come to town.

 

  Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Final
Great Falls 1 3 2 6
Yellowstone 1 2 0 3

 

First Period – 1, Yellowstone, Sawyer Scanlan (assisted by Jimmy Tich, Ross Mullen), 1:23. 2, Great Falls, Brady Christiaens (Cody Page, Donovan Mattfeldt), 4:25.

Second Period – 3, Great Falls, Zachary Mese (Brady Christiaens), 0:33. 4, Great Falls, Lucas Lomax (power play) (Erik Gatson, Steven Goran). 5, Yellowstone, Josh Neumann (James Pyle, Cameron Hardiak), 11:18.  6, Yellowstone, Mike McCullen (Sawyer Scanlan, Cameron Hardiak), 12:39. 7, Great Falls, Aaron McInnis (unassisted), 18:37.

Third Period – 8, Great Falls, Zachary Mese (Cody Page, Brady Christiaens), 6:02. 9, Great Falls, Erik Gatson (empty net goal) (Aaron McInnis), 19:15.

Shots on Goal – Great Falls 62, Yellowstone 38.

Power-play Opportunities – Great Falls 1-for-6, Yellowstone 0-for-6.

Attendance – 255

Box Score: Great Falls @ Yellowstone

Final Victor J Riley    Sun, Nov 24, 2013 4:00 PM MST
Great Falls 6 Yellowstone 3

 

GAME DETAILS
SCORING SHOTS
1 2 3 TOTALS
Great Falls 1 3 2 6
Yellowstone 1 2 0 3
1 2 3 TOTALS
Great Falls 21 27 14 62
Yellowstone 13 9 16 38

 

POWERPLAYS
Great Falls 1 – 6 : Yellowstone 0 – 6

 

SCORING SUMMARY
Period 1
YellowstoneSawyer Scanlan (Jimmy Tich, Ross Mullen) 1:23
Great FallsBrady Christiaens (Cody Page, Donovan Mattfeldt) 4:25
Period 2
Great FallsZack Mese (Brady Christiaens) 0:33
Great FallsLucas Lomax (power play) (Erik Gatson, Steven Goran) 6:39
YellowstoneJosh Neumann (James Pyle, Cameron Hardiak) 11:18
YellowstoneMike McCullen (Sawyer Scanlan, Cameron Hardiak) 12:39
Great FallsAaron McInnis (unassisted) 18:37
Period 3
Great FallsZack Mese (Cody Page, Brady Christiaens) 6:02
Great FallsErik Gatson (empty net) (Aaron McInnis) 19:15

 

PENALTIES
Period 1
Great FallsDylan Garton – (Interference), 2 MIN, 1:52
YellowstoneJosh Neumann – (Interference), 2 MIN, 6:53
Great FallsCody Page – (Holding), 2 MIN, 15:18
Period 2
YellowstoneCosimo Yapello – (Tripping), 2 MIN, 3:06
YellowstoneJimmy Tich – (Charging), 2 MIN, 6:31
YellowstoneConnor Scovel – (Interference), 2 MIN, 13:26
YellowstoneMitchell Fehd – (Boarding), 2 MIN, 13:34
YellowstoneCameron Hardiak – (Slashing), 2 MIN, 16:08
Period 3
Great FallsDylan Garton – (Interference), 2 MIN, 2:48
YellowstoneCosimo Yapello – (Roughing), 2 MIN, 11:29
Great FallsCody Page – (Roughing), 2 MIN, 11:29
YellowstoneJimmy Tich – (Roughing), 2 MIN, 12:50
Great FallsBridger Strong – (Roughing), 2 MIN, 12:50
Great FallsMax Kaercher – (Boarding), 2 MIN, 16:15
Great FallsCody Page – (Roughing), 2 MIN, 17:03
Great FallsCody Page – (Head Contact), 2 MIN, 19:26

 

 Great Falls  Yellowstone
# NAME G A PTS +/- S PIM
1 Powell, Erik 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Strong, Bridger 0 0 0 0 0 2
4 Sartuche, Paul 0 0 0 -1 0 0
6 Garton, Dylan 0 0 0 -2 0 4
7 Page, Cody 0 2 2 +3 0 8
8 Lomax, Lucas 1 0 1 +1 0 0
9 Goran, Steven 0 1 1 -1 0 0
10 Keller, Doug 0 0 0 -1 0 0
11 Kaercher, Max 0 0 0 -2 0 2
13 Mattfeldt, Donovan 0 1 1 +3 0 0
14 Carpenter, Jonnathan 0 0 0 -2 0 0
16 Mese, Zack 2 0 2 +3 0 0
17 Gatson, Erik 1 1 2 +2 0 0
20 Christiaens, Brady 1 2 3 +3 0 0
23 Stover, Lucas 0 0 0 +1 0 0
29 Barta, Connor 0 0 0 +2 0 0
30 Hauser, Evan 0 0 0 0 0 0
93 McInnis, Aaron 1 1 2 +1 0 0
# NAME G A PTS +/- S PIM
3 Elder, Edison 0 0 0 +1 0 0
4 Pyle, James 0 1 1 0 0 0
6 Neumann, Josh 1 0 1 0 0 2
7 Scanlan, Sawyer 1 1 2 0 0 0
8 Fehd, Mitchell 0 0 0 0 0 2
9 Carter, Trent 0 0 0 -1 0 0
12 Mullen, Ross 0 1 1 0 0 0
13 Lison, Averi 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Kaiser, Reed 0 0 0 -1 0 0
15 Tich, Jimmy 0 1 1 -2 0 4
16 McCullen, Mike 1 0 1 -1 0 0
18 Seo, Dong 0 0 0 -4 0 0
19 Yapello, Cosimo 0 0 0 -2 0 4
21 Hardiak, Cameron 0 2 2 0 0 2
24 Scovel, Connor 0 0 0 -1 0 2
27 Kraut, Trey 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Hansen, Case 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 Yapello, Rocco 0 0 0 0 0 0
  GOALIES
NAME DEC Min SHOTS SAVES
1 Erik Powell WIN 60:00 38 35
30 Evan Hauser (b)
NAME DEC Min SHOTS SAVES
31 Rocco Yapello LOSS 59:02 61 56
30 Case Hansen (b)

 

PENALTY TOTALS
Great Falls 16 minutes on 8 infractions Yellowstone 16 minutes on 8 infractions

 

Coach: Heimel, Jeffrey Coach: Maroste, Tom
Assistant Coach: Carlson, Jeff
Assistant Coach: Lozier, Tim
Trainer: Kolstad, Kelsey

 

OTHER FACTS
Game Length: 2:30
Attendance: 255