Americans snap two-game skid with a 5-1 victory over Glacier

 

Americans snap two-game skid with a 5-1 victory over Glacier

By Kevin Scott

WHITEFISH, Mont., February 8, 2014 — The Great Falls Americans scored three goals in the opening three minutes of action enroute to a 5-1 win over the host Glacier Nationals on Saturday night at the Stumptown Ice Den. The Americans, who picked up their 30th win of the season, snapped a two-game losing streak.

Cody Page, Johnathan Carpenter and Brady Christiaens all registered first period goals for Great Falls in the first three minutes of the AWHL contest. Page scored his 21st goal of the season from a pass from Aaron McInnis that happened at the 19:01 mark. Johnathan Carpenter scored less than a minute after that on an unassisted score against the Glacier goaltender to put the Americans ahead 2-0. Brady Christiaens tacked on the third goal with 16:46 left as Cody Page and Aaron McInnis tacked on their 25th and 35th assists of the season, respectively.

Dylan Garton’s power play goal with eight minutes remaining in the second period increased the lead for the second place Americans to 4-0. Page and Steven Goran each picked up assists for coach Jeff Heimel’s squad.  Glacier’s only score of the evening was made by Austin Givens. The power play scoring opportunity was assisted by Cody McGlocklin and Tucker Spooner.

After scoring on Garton’s score early in the second period, Goran added a goal of his own in the final period to help the Americans get back on the winning track. Paul Sartuche and Max Kaercher each tallied an assist on the final scoring play of the game.

Great Falls, who now own a 30-8-3 record, went 1-for-6 on power plays and out-shot the Nationals 45-27 including a 19-8 advantage in the first twenty minutes of action.

Evan Hauser earned 26 saves while giving up one goal for the Americans. Great Falls made sure both of Glacier’s goaltenders were kept busy all night as Pierre Gustafsson and Ethan Wiese combined for 40 saves on 45 shot attempts..

NEXT CONTEST: The Americans will continue their month-long trip on the road on Friday, February 14th when they challenge the Yellowstone Quake in Cody, WY. They also will face the Quake the following night (February 15th) with both games slated to start at 7:30 p.m.

 

Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Final
Great Falls 3 1 1 5
Glacier 0 1 0 1

 

First Period 1, Great Falls, Cody Page (Aaron McInnis), 0:59. 2, Great Falls, Johnathan Carpenter (unassisted), 1:43. 3, Great Falls, Brady Christiaens (Cody Page, Aaron McInnis), 3:14.

Second Period –4, Great Falls, Dylan Garton (power play) (Cody Page, Steven Goran), 12:53. 5, Glacier, Austin Givens (power play) (Cody McGlocklin, Tucker Spooner), 15:33.

Third Period –6, Great Falls, Steven Goran (Paul Sartuche, Max Kaercher), 9:21.

Shots on Goal – Great Falls 45, Glacier 27.

Power-play Opportunities – Great Falls 1-for-6, Glacier 1-for-7.

Attendance – 430

Box Score: Great Falls @ Glacier

Final Stumptown Ice Den    Sat, Feb 08, 2014 7:30 PM MST
Great Falls 5 Glacier 1

 

GAME DETAILS
SCORING SHOTS
1 2 3 TOTALS
Great Falls 3 1 1 5
Glacier 0 1 0 1
1 2 3 TOTALS
Great Falls 19 15 11 45
Glacier 8 5 14 27

 

POWERPLAYS
Great Falls 1 – 6 : Glacier 1 – 7

 

SCORING SUMMARY
Period 1
Great FallsCody Page (Aaron McInnis) 0:59
Great FallsJonnathan Carpenter (unassisted) 1:43
Great FallsBrady Christiaens (Cody Page, Aaron McInnis) 3:14
Period 2
Great FallsDylan Garton (power play) (Cody Page, Steven Goran) 12:53
GlacierAustin Givens (power play) (Cody McGlocklin, Tucker Spooner) 15:33
Period 3
Great FallsSteven Goran (Paul Sartuche, Max Kaercher) 9:21
PENALTIES
Period 1
Great FallsSteven Goran – (Slashing), 2 MIN, 7:26
Great FallsBrady Christiaens – (Tripping), 2 MIN, 11:56
GlacierCody McGlocklin – (Interference), 2 MIN, 15:31
GlacierDanny Roe – (Head Contact), 2 MIN, 19:58
Period 2
Great FallsPaul Sartuche – (Roughing), 2 MIN, 2:29
GlacierCorbin Emery – (Roughing), 2 MIN, 9:33
Great FallsSteven Butts – (Roughing), 2 MIN, 9:33
GlacierPaul Kinder – (Tripping), 2 MIN, 10:50
GlacierJoakim Falt – (Too Many Men), 2 MIN, 12:11
Great FallsLucas Lomax – (Hooking), 2 MIN, 13:45
Great FallsAustin Nottke – (Holding), 2 MIN, 15:12
GlacierPadraic Ripple – (Cross Checking), 2 MIN, 18:18
Period 3
GlacierCody McGlocklin – (Roughing), 2 MIN, 3:20
Great FallsDonovan Mattfeldt – (Boarding), 2 MIN, 6:58
Great FallsDonovan Mattfeldt – (Interference), 2 MIN, 11:31

 

 Great Falls  Glacier
# 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 0 0 0
4 Sartuche, Paul 0 1 1 +1 0 2
5 Krantz, Austin 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Garton, Dylan 1 0 1 0 0 0
7 Page, Cody 1 2 3 +2 0 0
8 Lomax, Lucas 0 0 0 0 0 2
9 Goran, Steven 1 1 2 +1 0 2
11 Kaercher, Max 0 1 1 +2 0 0
13 Mattfeldt, Donovan 0 0 0 +2 0 4
14 Carpenter, Jonnathan 1 0 1 +2 0 0
15 Butts, Steven 0 0 0 +1 0 2
18 Link, Reed 0 0 0 +2 0 0
20 Christiaens, Brady 1 0 1 +3 0 2
21 Doty, Tanner 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Stover, Lucas 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 Nottke, Austin 0 0 0 0 0 2
29 Barta, Connor 0 0 0 +2 0 0
30 Hauser, Evan 0 0 0 0 0 0
93 McInnis, Aaron 0 2 2 +2 0 0
# NAME G A PTS +/- S PIM
2 McGlocklin, Cody 0 1 1 -1 0 4
3 Emery, Corbin 0 0 0 -1 0 2
4 Dodd, Tanner 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Gustafsson, Pierre 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Latimer, Tyler 0 0 0 -1 0 0
10 Fernandez, Brett 0 0 0 -2 0 0
11 Roe, Danny 0 0 0 -1 0 2
13 Frisk, Karson 0 0 0 -2 0 0
14 Dawson, Robert 0 0 0 -1 0 0
15 Ripple, Padraic 0 0 0 -3 0 2
17 Spooner, Tucker 0 1 1 -1 0 0
19 Dalton, Adam 0 0 0 -1 0 0
20 Archuleta, Shane 0 0 0 -3 0 0
21 Givens, Austin 1 0 1 -1 0 0
22 Kinder, Paul 0 0 0 -1 0 2
24 Hayes, Jacob 0 0 0 -1 0 0
30 Wiese, Ethan 0 0 0 0 0 0
  GOALIES
NAME DEC Min SHOTS SAVES
30 Evan Hauser WIN 60:00 27 26
1 Erik Powell (b)
NAME DEC Min SHOTS SAVES
7 Pierre Gustafsson LOSS 3:14 6 3
30 Ethan Wiese 56:46 39 37

 

PENALTY TOTALS
Great Falls 16 minutes on 8 infractions Glacier 14 minutes on 7 infractions

 

Coach: Falt, Joakim

 

OTHER FACTS
Game Length: 2:19
Attendance: 430