Americans remain undefeated with win over Gillette

 

Americans remain undefeated with win over Gillette

By Kevin Scott

GREAT FALLS, Mont., October 4, 2013 — The Great Falls Americans left off where they did last week as three different players scored goals and came away with a 3-0 victory over the Gillette (WY) Wild in front of 583 fans at the Great Falls Ice Plex.

Brady Christiaens opened up the first period with a power play goal seven minutes into the contest as he was able to get the puck past Gillette goaltender Sean Kelley. Zachary Mese and Max Kaercher provided the assists.

Craig Buford’s pass to Marvin Simmons provided the only goal midway through the second period. Great Falls had 13 of their 30 shots on goal during this period. The Americans allowed no goals on five Gillette power plays.

Lucas Stover recorded the final goal of the evening with 13 minutes remaining in the American West Hockey League tilt.

Everything went Great Falls’ way as goaltender Evan Hauser stopped every shot (37 saves) that came his way and the Wild were unable to stay out of the penalty box and they finished with 21 penalty minutes for three opposing power plays. The win gives Great Falls their second straight shutout of the season as they defeated the Glacier Nationals 8-0 in their previous game. Sean Kelley finished with 27 shots on goal for the Wyoming team.

The Great Falls Americans remain undefeated at 3-0 in the American West Hockey League while the Gillette Wild fall to 3-2.

NEXT CONTEST: Great Falls will host the Gillette Wild again on Saturday night (Oct. 5th) at 7:30PM at the Great Falls Ice Plex.

 

Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Final
Great Falls 1 1 1 3
Gillette 0 0 0 0

 

First Period – 1, Great Falls, Brady Christiaens (power play) (assists by Zachary Mese, Max Kaercher), 7:47.

Second Period – 2, Great Falls, Marvin Simmons (Craig Buford), 10:19.

Third Period – 3, Great Falls, Lucas Stover (Bryan Larson), 6:47.

Shots on Goal – Great Falls 30, Gillette 37.

Power-play Opportunities – Great Falls 1-for-3, Gillette 0-for-5.

Attendance – 583.

Box Score: Gillette @ Great Falls

Final Great Falls Iceplex    Fri, Oct 04, 2013 7:30 PM MST
Gillette 0 Great Falls 3

 

 

GAME DETAILS
SCORING SHOTS
1 2 3 TOTALS
Gillette 0 0 0 0
Great Falls 1 1 1 3
1 2 3 TOTALS
Gillette 10 13 14 37
Great Falls 9 13 8 30

 

POWERPLAYS
Gillette 0 – 5 : Great Falls 1 – 3

 

SCORING SUMMARY
Period 1
Great FallsBrady Christiaens (power play) (Zack Mese, Max Kaercher) 7:47
Period 2
Great FallsSteven Goran (Craig Buford) 10:19
Period 3
Great FallsLucas Stover (Bryan Larson) 6:47

 

PENALTIES
Period 1
Great FallsLucas Stover – (Hooking), 2 MIN, 5:42
GilletteDarren Banks – (Slashing), 2 MIN, 7:01
Great FallsCody Page – (Cross Checking), 2 MIN, 13:49
Period 2
Great FallsBryan Larson – (Interference), 2 MIN, 10:21
GilletteTJ McMinn – (Interference), 2 MIN, 10:21
GilletteCollin Papesh – (Tripping), 2 MIN, 12:06
Great FallsLucas Stover – (Hooking), 2 MIN, 16:34
Great FallsPatrick Anaruk – (Cross Checking), 2 MIN, 17:18
GilletteTJ McMinn – (Slashing), 2 MIN, 17:18
Period 3
Great FallsCraig Buford – (Fighting) (Major), 5 MIN, 9:28
GilletteBrandon Castleberry – (Fighting) (Major), 5 MIN, 9:28
GilletteWill Fobair – (Head Contact), 2 MIN, 11:59
Great FallsAustin Krantz – (Hooking), 2 MIN, 12:10
Great FallsCody Page – (Charging), 2 MIN, 18:13
GilletteJonathan Kasdorf – (Checking from Behind) (Double Minor), 4 MIN, 19:31
GilletteMoco Willis – (High Sticking), 2 MIN, 20:00

 

 Gillette  Great Falls
# NAME G A PTS +/- S PIM
1 Marsh, Hunter 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Reynolds, Blake 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Sigala, Adan 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Reble, Tyler 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Sauers, Greg 0 0 0 -1 0 0
9 Hummell, Kaden 0 0 0 -1 0 0
10 Miller, Brandon 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Mead, Nick 0 0 0 -1 0 0
12 Fobair, Will 0 0 0 -1 0 2
15 Willis, Moco 0 0 0 -2 0 2
20 McMinn, TJ 0 0 0 -1 0 4
21 Kasdorf, Jonathan 0 0 0 0 0 4
22 Burke, Michael 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Papesh, Collin 0 0 0 0 0 2
25 King, Alex 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 Eldridge, Dylan 0 0 0 -1 0 0
28 Fuller, Preston 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 Banks, Darren 0 0 0 -1 0 2
31 Kelley, Sean 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 Castleberry, Brandon 0 0 0 -1 0 5
# NAME G A PTS +/- S PIM
00 , Bench 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Powell, Erik 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Strong, Bridger 0 0 0 +1 0 0
5 Krantz, Austin 0 0 0 0 0 2
6 Garton, Dylan 0 0 0 +1 0 0
7 Page, Cody 0 0 0 0 0 4
8 Lomax, Lucas 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Goran, Steven 1 0 1 +1 0 0
10 Keller, Doug 0 0 0 +1 0 0
11 Kaercher, Max 0 1 1 +2 0 0
13 Mattfeldt, Donovan 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Mese, Zack 0 1 1 0 0 0
17 Gatson, Erik 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Buford, Craig 0 1 1 +1 0 5
19 Larson, Bryan 0 1 1 +1 0 2
20 Christiaens, Brady 1 0 1 0 0 0
23 Stover, Lucas 1 0 1 +1 0 4
27 Anaruk, Patrick 0 0 0 0 0 2
29 Barta, Connor 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Hauser, Evan 0 0 0 0 0 0
93 McInnis, Aaron 0 0 0 +1 0 0
  GOALIES
NAME DEC Min SHOTS SAVES
31 Sean Kelley LOSS 60:00 30 27
1 Hunter Marsh (b)
NAME DEC Min SHOTS SAVES
30 Evan Hauser WIN 60:00 37 37
1 Erik Powell (b)

 

PENALTY TOTALS
Gillette 21 minutes on 9 infractions Great Falls 19 minutes on 8 infractions

 

 

OTHER FACTS
Game Length: 2:08
Attendance: 583