Americans remain undefeated in 8-3 road victory over Glacier

 

Americans remain undefeated in 8-3 road victory over Glacier

By Kevin Scott

WHITEFISH, Mont., October 20, 2013 — After shutting out the Glacier Nationals in their first meeting in September at home, the Great Falls Americans Junior A hockey team picked up where they left off with an 8-3 road victory over the team based out of Whitefish. Great Falls hasn’t experienced the road much this season as this was only their second road trip after having been at home for seven of their first nine games this season.

The Americans had a 3-1 advantage after the first period. Glacier’s Jackson Schroeder responded for the Nationals on a power play goal three minutes into the game off assists from Adam Dalton and Chris Cutshall. Great Falls rose to the occasion with straight goals to end the period as Aaron McInnis, Steven Goran and Cody Page each got the puck past Glacier goalie Ethan Wiese. Six different players for Great Falls picked up assists including Lucas Lomax, Erik Gatson, Dylan Garton, Cody Page Max Kaercher and Zachary Mese.

Each team would find the back of the net twice in the second period. Erik Gatson struck first before Steven Goran picked up his second goal of the evening for the coach Jeff Heimel’s squad. Karson Frisk and Chris Cutshall added two goals for the Nationals near the end of the period to cut the Glacier deficit to 5-3.

The Nationals could not stop the Americans in the final period as Dylan Garton registered two goals off power play opportunities off passes from Brady Christiaens, Connor Barta and Zachary Mese to help the Americans stay undefeated in the American West Hockey League on Sunday night.

Evan Hauser stopped 23 of the 26 Glacier shot attempts while Glacier goaltender Ethan Wiese had 68 saves allowing eight goals in 60 minutes of action.

The Americans converted on two of their seven power play opportunities while Glacier went one for nine. Great Falls finished with a 76-26 advantage on shots on goal.

The Great Falls Americans improve to 9-0 while Glacier, in their first season in the AWHL, fall to 6-6.

NEXT CONTEST: Great Falls will travel to Bozeman, MT to face the Ice Dogs at Haynes Pavilion on Friday, October 25th at 7:30PM before taking on the Helena Bighorns at 7:30PM at the Great Falls Ice Plex the following night (October 26th).

 

Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Final
Great Falls 3 2 3 8
Glacier 1 2 0 3

 

First Period – 1, Glacier, Jackson Shroeder (power play) (assists by Adam Dalton, Chris Cutshall), 3:07. 2, Great Falls, Aaron McInnis (Lucas Lomax, Erik Gatson), 5:47. 3, Great Falls, Steven Goran (Dylan Garton, Cody Page), 14:22. 4, Great Falls, Cody Page (Max Kaercher, Zachary Mese), 16:04.

Second Period – 5, Great Falls, Erik Gatson (Bridger Strong, Lucas Lomax), 5:37. 6, Great Falls, Steven Goran (Austin Krantz), 6:05. 7, Glacier, Karson Frisk (Jackson Shroeder, Chris Cutshall), 17:48. 8, Glacier, Chris Cutshall (Adam Dalton), 19:15.

Third Period – 9, Great Falls, Dylan Garton (power play) (unassisted), 4:19. 10, Great Falls, Dylan Garton (power play) (Zachary Mese), 9:38. 11, Great Falls, Lucas Lomax (unassisted), 17:55.

Shots on Goal – Great Falls 76, Glacier 26.

Power-play Opportunities – Great Falls 2-for-7, Glacier 1-for-9.

Attendance – Not Announced.

Box Score: Great Falls @ Glacier

Final Stumptown Ice Den    Sun, Oct 20, 2013 7:00 PM MST
Great Falls 8 Glacier 3

 

GAME DETAILS
SCORING SHOTS
1 2 3 TOTALS
Great Falls 3 2 3 8
Glacier 1 2 0 3
1 2 3 TOTALS
Great Falls 17 24 35 76
Glacier 7 13 6 26

 

POWERPLAYS
Great Falls 2 – 7 : Glacier 1 – 9

 

SCORING SUMMARY
Period 1
GlacierJackson Schroeder (power play) (Adam Dalton, Chris Cutshall) 3:07
Great FallsAaron McInnis (Lucas Lomax, Erik Gatson) 5:47
Great FallsSteven Goran (Dylan Garton, Cody Page) 14:22
Great FallsCody Page (Max Kaercher, Zack Mese) 16:04
Period 2
Great FallsErik Gatson (Aaron McInnis, Lucas Lomax) 5:37
Great FallsSteven Goran (Austin Krantz, Dylan Garton) 6:05
GlacierKarson Frisk (Jackson Schroeder, Chris Cutshall) 17:48
GlacierChris Cutshall (Adam Dalton) 19:15
Period 3
Great FallsDylan Garton (power play) (Brady Christiaens, Zack Mese) 4:19
Great FallsDylan Garton (power play) (Connor Barta, Brady Christiaens) 9:38
Great FallsLucas Lomax (Erik Gatson, Aaron McInnis) 17:55

 

PENALTIES
Period 1
GlacierJacob Hayes – (Holding), 2 MIN, 0:36
Great FallsMalachi Bushey – (Boarding), 2 MIN, 2:39
Great FallsCody Page – (Elbowing), 2 MIN, 3:07
GlacierKarson Frisk – (Slashing), 2 MIN, 6:10
Great FallsPaul Sartuche – (Slashing), 2 MIN, 6:10
Period 2
GlacierBrett Fernandez – (Head Contact), 2 MIN, 1:07
GlacierJake Mullen – (Interference), 2 MIN, 7:40
Great FallsBrady Christiaens – (Head Contact), 2 MIN, 9:02
Great FallsAustin Krantz – (Equipment Violation) (Misconduct), 10 MIN, 9:03
Great FallsErik Gatson – (Tripping), 2 MIN, 10:29
Great FallsDoug Keller – (Elbowing), 2 MIN, 12:33
Great FallsErik Gatson – (Hooking), 2 MIN, 14:38
GlacierJackson Schroeder – (Interference), 2 MIN, 15:36
GlacierJackson Schroeder – (Head Contact), 2 MIN, 18:33
Great FallsBryan Larson – (Hooking), 2 MIN, 18:33
Period 3
GlacierChris Cutshall – (Unsportsmanlike Conduct) (Misconduct), 10 MIN, 0:00
Great FallsBryan Larson – (Roughing), 2 MIN, 0:00
Great FallsAaron McInnis – (Unsportsmanlike Conduct) (Misconduct), 10 MIN, 0:00
GlacierJake Mullen – (Elbowing), 2 MIN, 2:33
Great FallsBryan Larson – (Checking from Behind), 2 MIN, 4:21
GlacierJacob Hayes – (Head Contact), 2 MIN, 8:02
Great FallsErik Gatson – (Cross Checking), 2 MIN, 15:09
GlacierJake Mullen – (Cross Checking), 2 MIN, 17:15

 

 Great Falls  Glacier
# NAME G A PTS +/- S PIM
1 Powell, Erik 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Strong, Bridger 0 0 0 +2 0 0
4 Sartuche, Paul 0 0 0 +2 0 2
5 Krantz, Austin 0 1 1 +1 0 10
6 Garton, Dylan 2 2 4 +2 0 0
7 Page, Cody 1 1 2 +1 0 2
8 Lomax, Lucas 1 2 3 +3 0 0
9 Goran, Steven 2 0 2 +1 0 0
10 Keller, Doug 0 0 0 0 0 2
11 Kaercher, Max 0 1 1 +1 0 0
13 Mattfeldt, Donovan 0 0 0 +1 0 0
16 Mese, Zack 0 2 2 -1 0 0
17 Gatson, Erik 1 2 3 +3 0 6
19 Larson, Bryan 0 0 0 0 0 6
20 Christiaens, Brady 0 2 2 0 0 2
26 Bushey, Malachi 0 0 0 -1 0 2
27 Anaruk, Patrick 0 0 0 +3 0 0
29 Barta, Connor 0 1 1 0 0 0
30 Hauser, Evan 0 0 0 0 0 0
93 McInnis, Aaron 1 2 3 +2 0 10
# NAME G A PTS +/- S PIM
2 Jochen, Curtis 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Rigler, Jackson 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Cutshall, Chris 1 2 3 -1 0 10
10 Fernandez, Brett 0 0 0 -2 0 2
13 Frisk, Karson 1 0 1 -2 0 2
14 Dawson, Robert 0 0 0 -4 0 0
17 Mullen, Jake 0 0 0 -3 0 6
18 Schroeder, Jackson 1 1 2 -2 0 4
19 Dalton, Adam 0 2 2 -2 0 0
24 Hayes, Jacob 0 0 0 -3 0 4
27 Malcolm, Douglas 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Wiese, Ethan 0 0 0 0 0 0
  GOALIES
NAME DEC Min SHOTS SAVES
30 Evan Hauser WIN 60:00 26 23
1 Erik Powell (b)
NAME DEC Min SHOTS SAVES
30 Ethan Wiese LOSS 60:00 76 68
7 Jackson Rigler (b)

 

PENALTY TOTALS
Great Falls 42 minutes on 13 infractions Glacier 28 minutes on 10 infractions

 

Coach: Heimel, Jeffrey Coach: Falt, Joakim

 

OTHER FACTS
Game Length: 2:40
Attendance: 118