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Americans suffer another setback to Helena

 

Americans suffer another setback to Helena

By Kevin Scott

HELENA, Mont., November 1, 2013 — The Great Falls Americans fell 3-2 in the final twenty seconds to the Helena Bighorns at the Helena Ice Arena on Friday night. After winning their first ten games, Helena knocked off the AWHL leaders for the second consecutive time this week.

Despite both teams combining for 22 shots on goal in the first period, the game remained scoreless as the top two teams battled it out again this week.

Austin Krantz’ scored his third goal of the season five minutes into the second period to give the Americans the early lead. The power play goal was assisted by Lucas Stover and Connor Barta. Logan Henne’s power play goal with 1:20 left until the second intermission off the pass by Austin Buckholtz and Theo Campe tied the contest at 1-1. Helena out-shot Great Falls 22 to 8 during this time.

After Henne’s goal, the Bighorns wasted no time in finding the back of the net as Ryan Webber’s unassisted goal one minute into the third period gave Helena their first lead of the evening (2-1). Zachary Mese chipped in a game-tying goal for Great Falls with just over five minutes remaining. The game looked like it might go into an extra period but Helena’s Dylan Webster added the Bighorn’s third goal with 20 seconds to go.

Great Falls was doomed by their 28 minutes of penalties and the inability to stop Helena from sending the pucks toward the net. Erik Powell made 59 saves for the Americans while Austin Brihn recorded 26.

Four different players (Lucas Stover, Connor Barta, Donovan Mattfeldt, and Johnathan Carpenter) picked up assists off the goals by Krantz and Mese for coach Jeff Heimel’s squad.

The Great Falls Americans are now in second place in the league with a 10-2 record. Helena improves to 10-1 on the season and takes over first place.

NEXT CONTEST: The Great Falls Americans will return home on Saturday, November 2, 2013 to face the Billings Bulls. In their first meeting of the season on October 12th, Great Falls defeated Billings 8-1.

 

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

 

First Period – NO SCORING

Second Period – 1, Great Falls, Austin Krantz (power play) (assisted by Lucas Stover, Connor Barta), 5:38. 2, Helena, Logan Henne (power play) (Austin Buckholtz, Theo Campe), 18:40.

Third Period – 3, Helena, Ryan Webber (shorthanded, unassisted), 1:02. 4, Great Falls, Zachary Mese (power play) (Donovan Mattfeldt, Johnathan Carpenter), 14:52. 5, Helena, Dylan Webster (power play) (Brian Skillicorn, Nick Okada), 19:40.

Shots on Goal – Great Falls 28, Helena 62.

Power-play Opportunities – Great Falls 2-for 7, Helena 2-for-10.

Attendance – 476

Box Score: Great Falls @ Helena

Final Helena Ice Arena    Fri, Nov 01, 2013 7:35 PM MST
Great Falls 2 Helena 3

 

GAME DETAILS
SCORING SHOTS
1 2 3 TOTALS
Great Falls 0 1 1 2
Helena 0 1 2 3
1 2 3 TOTALS
Great Falls 12 8 8 28
Helena 10 22 30 62

 

POWERPLAYS
Great Falls 2 – 7 : Helena 2 – 10

 

SCORING SUMMARY
Period 1
(no scoring)
Period 2
Great FallsAustin Krantz (power play) (Lucas Stover, Connor Barta) 5:38
HelenaLogan Henne (power play) (Austin Buckholtz, Theo Campe) 18:40
Period 3
HelenaRyan Webber (short handed) (unassisted) 1:02
Great FallsZack Mese (power play) (Donovan Mattfeldt, Jonnathan Carpenter) 14:52
HelenaDylan Webster (power play) (Brian Skillicorn, Nick Okada) 19:40

 

PENALTIES
Period 1
HelenaRyan Webber – (Hooking), 2 MIN, 1:52
HelenaDanny Case – (Interference), 2 MIN, 6:06
Great FallsCody Page – (Hooking), 2 MIN, 13:20
Period 2
Great FallsJonnathan Carpenter – (Hooking), 2 MIN, 0:38
HelenaBrandt Miller – (Hooking), 2 MIN, 4:50
Great FallsZack Mese – (Hooking), 2 MIN, 6:32
Great FallsZack Mese – (Too Many Men), 2 MIN, 9:38
HelenaRyan Webber – (Hooking), 2 MIN, 11:24
Great FallsSteven Goran – (Slashing), 2 MIN, 13:56
Great FallsAustin Krantz – (Checking from Behind), 2 MIN, 18:33
HelenaAustin Buckholtz – (Charging), 2 MIN, 19:31
HelenaDanny Case – (Head Contact), 2 MIN, 20:00
Great FallsConnor Barta – (Roughing), 2 MIN, 20:00
Period 3
Great FallsCody Page – (Slashing), 2 MIN, 1:02
Great FallsDonovan Mattfeldt – (Interference), 2 MIN, 4:35
HelenaDamon Hanson – (Delay of Game), 2 MIN, 5:22
Great FallsDylan Garton – (Delay of Game), 2 MIN, 5:22
HelenaDanny Case – (Holding), 2 MIN, 12:30
Great FallsCody Page – (Slashing), 2 MIN, 12:30
HelenaSebastian Hansson – (Head Contact), 2 MIN, 13:41
HelenaSebastian Hansson – (Unsportsmanlike Conduct), 2 MIN, 13:41
Great FallsMalachi Bushey – (Unsportsmanlike Conduct) (Bench Minor), 2 MIN, 13:41
HelenaLogan Henne – (Interference), 2 MIN, 15:28
Great FallsCody Page – (Tripping), 2 MIN, 16:34
Great FallsSteven Goran – (Slashing), 2 MIN, 19:21

 

 Great Falls  Helena
# NAME G A PTS +/- S PIM
1 Powell, Erik 0 0 0 -1 0 0
3 Strong, Bridger 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Sartuche, Paul 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Krantz, Austin 1 0 1 -1 0 2
6 Garton, Dylan 0 0 0 0 0 2
7 Page, Cody 0 0 0 -1 0 8
9 Goran, Steven 0 0 0 -1 0 4
13 Mattfeldt, Donovan 0 1 1 0 0 2
14 Carpenter, Jonnathan 0 1 1 0 0 2
16 Mese, Zack 1 0 1 -1 0 4
23 Stover, Lucas 0 1 1 -1 0 0
24 Simmons, Marvin 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 Bushey, Malachi 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 Barta, Connor 0 1 1 0 0 2
30 Hauser, Evan 0 0 0 0 0 0
93 McInnis, Aaron 0 0 0 0 0 0
# NAME G A PTS +/- S PIM
4 Campe, Theo 0 1 1 0 0 0
6 Okada, Nick 0 1 1 0 0 0
7 Wolter, Jacob 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Bonta, John 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Hanson, Damon 0 0 0 +1 0 2
10 Webster, Dylan 1 0 1 0 0 0
16 Olson, Parker 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Henne, Logan 1 0 1 +1 0 2
18 Loes, Austin 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Case, Danny 0 0 0 0 0 6
21 Miller, Brandt 0 0 0 0 0 2
22 Webber, Ryan 1 0 1 +1 0 4
24 Hansson, Sebastian 0 0 0 0 0 4
27 Dunn, Connor 0 0 0 +1 0 0
28 Skillicorn, Brian 0 1 1 0 0 0
29 Buckholtz, Austin 0 1 1 0 0 2
31 Lazarski, Alek 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 Brihn, Austin 0 0 0 +1 0 0
39 Mohar, Matt 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 Bock, Rory 0 0 0 0 0 0
  GOALIES
NAME DEC Min SHOTS SAVES
1 Erik Powell LOSS 60:00 62 59
30 Evan Hauser (b)
NAME DEC Min SHOTS SAVES
33 Austin Brihn WIN 60:00 28 26
31 Alek Lazarski (b)

 

PENALTY TOTALS
Great Falls 28 minutes on 14 infractions Helena 22 minutes on 11 infractions

 

Head Coach: Cunningham, Scott
Assistant Coach: Reis, Josh
Assistant Coach: Norlin, Pat
Assistant Coach: Vanacker, Brandon
Trainer: Pippen, Robert

 

OTHER FACTS
Game Length: 2:25
Attendance: 476