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Americans shut-out Gillette for second straight night

 

Americans shut-out Gillette for second straight night

By Kevin Scott

GREAT FALLS, Mont., October 5, 2013 — The Great Falls Americans Junior A hockey team continued their winning ways on Saturday night with a 6-0 shut-out against the Gillette Wild. This was their second consecutive night that they didn’t allow Gillette to score after blanking the Wyoming club on Friday night 3-0.

Craig Buford opened up the scoring drive for Great Falls eleven minutes into the AWHL contest. It would only take four more minutes after Buford’s goal for the Americans to score again as Erik Gatson found the back of the net. The Americans wasted little time scoring eight seconds later as Dylan Garton scored one of his two goals on the night unassisted to give his team a 3-0 advantage.

Aaron McInnis, a forward from Anchorage, Alaska, scored the lone goal for either team in the second period. Lucas Stover and Evan Hauser were both credited with the assist on the team’s fourth goal. Hauser, the Americans goaltender, stopped nine of Gillette’s shot attempts.

Garton and McInnis each recorded their second goals on the night in the final period. Brady Christiaens and Zach Mese picked up the assists on Garton’s goal.

The Americans went 1-for-6 on power play opportunities and forced Gillette to rack up 24 minutes in penalties.

The Great Falls Americans sit atop the American West Hockey League standings at 4-0 while the Gillette Wild fall to 3-3.

NEXT CONTEST: Great Falls will see their first road trip of the 2013 season on Thursday, October 10th when they head to Bozeman, MT to face the Bozeman Ice Dogs at 7:30 p.m. at Haynes Pavilion. They return to the Great Falls Ice Plex on Saturday, October 12th to challenge the Billings Bulls.

 

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

 

First Period – 1, Great Falls, Craig Buford (assists by Dylan Garton and Steven Goran), 11:10. 2, Great Falls, Erik Gatson (Bridger Strong), 15:32. 3, Great Falls, Dylan Garton (unassisted).

Second Period – 4, Great Falls, Aaron McInnis (Lucas Stover, Evan Hauser), 3:37.

Third Period – 5, Great Falls, Aaron McInnis (unassisted), 6:54. 6, Great Falls, Dylan Garton (power play) (Brady Christiaens, Zachary Mese), 18:54.

Shots on Goal – Great Falls 35, Gillette 24.

Power-play Opportunities – Great Falls 1-for-6, Gillette 0-for-3.

Attendance – 625.

Box Score: Gillette @ Great Falls

 Final Great Falls Iceplex    Sat, Oct 05, 2013 7:30 PM MST
Gillette 0 Great Falls 6

 

GAME DETAILS
SCORING SHOTS
1 2 3 TOTALS
Gillette 0 0 0 0
Great Falls 3 1 2 6
1 2 3 TOTALS
Gillette 6 9 9 24
Great Falls 15 12 8 35

 

POWERPLAYS
Gillette 0 – 3 : Great Falls 1 – 6

 

SCORING SUMMARY
Period 1
Great FallsCraig Buford (Dylan Garton, Steven Goran) 11:10
Great FallsErik Gatson (Bridger Strong) 15:32
Great FallsDylan Garton (unassisted) 15:40
Period 2
Great FallsAaron McInnis (Lucas Stover, Evan Hauser) 3:37
Period 3
Great FallsAaron McInnis (unassisted) 6:54
Great FallsDylan Garton (power play) (Brady Christiaens, Zack Mese) 18:54

 

PENALTIES
Period 1
GilletteMichael Burke – (Boarding), 2 MIN, 6:38
Great FallsCody Page – (Slashing), 2 MIN, 6:38
GilletteSean Kelley – (Tripping), 2 MIN, 7:36
GilletteMoco Willis – (Delay of Game), 2 MIN, 12:25
Great FallsJonnathan Carpenter – (Fighting) (Major), 5 MIN, 17:02
GilletteDarren Banks – (Fighting) (Major), 5 MIN, 17:02
GilletteAlex King – (Head Contact), 2 MIN, 17:48
Period 2
Great FallsDylan Garton – (Fighting) (Major), 5 MIN, 1:38
GilletteDylan Eldridge – (Fighting) (Major), 5 MIN, 1:38
GilletteNick Mead – (Unsportsmanlike Conduct), 2 MIN, 9:56
GilletteNick Mead – (Roughing), 2 MIN, 9:56
Great FallsDonovan Mattfeldt – (High Sticking), 2 MIN, 15:15
Period 3
Great FallsBryan Larson – (Head Contact), 2 MIN, 9:18
Great FallsPatrick Anaruk – (Tripping), 2 MIN, 11:50
GilletteBrandon Castleberry – (Head Contact), 2 MIN, 17:08

 

 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 -1 0 0
6 Reble, Tyler 0 0 0 -2 0 0
8 Sauers, Greg 0 0 0 -2 0 0
9 Hummell, Kaden 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Miller, Brandon 0 0 0 -2 0 0
11 Mead, Nick 0 0 0 0 0 4
12 Fobair, Will 0 0 0 -2 0 0
15 Willis, Moco 0 0 0 -1 0 2
20 McMinn, TJ 0 0 0 -4 0 0
21 Kasdorf, Jonathan 0 0 0 -2 0 0
22 Burke, Michael 0 0 0 -2 0 2
23 Papesh, Collin 0 0 0 -3 0 0
24 Lantz, Rob 0 0 0 -1 0 0
25 King, Alex 0 0 0 0 0 2
26 Eldridge, Dylan 0 0 0 -1 0 5
29 Banks, Darren 0 0 0 0 0 5
31 Kelley, Sean 0 0 0 0 0 2
33 Castleberry, Brandon 0 0 0 -2 0 2
# 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 1 1 +1 0 0
6 Garton, Dylan 2 1 3 +2 0 5
7 Page, Cody 0 0 0 0 0 2
8 Lomax, Lucas 0 0 0 +2 0 0
9 Goran, Steven 0 1 1 +2 0 0
10 Keller, Doug 0 0 0 +1 0 0
11 Kaercher, Max 0 0 0 +4 0 0
13 Mattfeldt, Donovan 0 0 0 0 0 2
14 Carpenter, Jonnathan 0 0 0 0 0 5
16 Mese, Zack 0 1 1 0 0 0
17 Gatson, Erik 1 0 1 +2 0 0
18 Buford, Craig 1 0 1 +2 0 0
19 Larson, Bryan 0 0 0 +1 0 2
20 Christiaens, Brady 0 1 1 0 0 0
23 Stover, Lucas 0 1 1 +3 0 0
27 Anaruk, Patrick 0 0 0 +1 0 2
29 Barta, Connor 0 0 0 +1 0 0
30 Hauser, Evan 0 1 1 0 0 0
93 McInnis, Aaron 2 0 2 +3 0 0
  GOALIES
NAME DEC Min SHOTS SAVES
31 Sean Kelley LOSS 56:10 33 28
1 Hunter Marsh 3:50 2 1
NAME DEC Min SHOTS SAVES
30 Evan Hauser WIN 60:00 24 24
1 Erik Powell (b)

 

PENALTY TOTALS
Gillette 24 minutes on 9 infractions Great Falls 18 minutes on 6 infractions

 

 

OTHER FACTS
Game Length: 2:17
Attendance: 625