Billings downs Great Falls 4-2

Billings downs Great Falls 4-2

By Kevin Scott

BILLINGS, Mont., February 1, 2014 — The fourth-ranked Billings Bulls jumped out to an early 3-1 advantage after two periods and hung on to give the second place Great Falls Americans only their eighth defeat of the season by the score of 4-2 on Saturday night at the Centennial Ice Garden in Billings.

TJ Theodosopoulos scored at the 15:14 mark of the first period to give Billings the lead with the assists going to Aaron Rio and Steven Thompson. Both teams recorded 9 shots on goal.

In the second period, Great Falls tied the contest on a power play goal from Austin Krantz, who now has eight on the season. The score came during the first three minutes of the second period and Tanner Doty and Lucas Stover each registered an assist. Billings would score twice before the end of the period as Tristen Heinrichs and Orri Haman each tallied a goal apiece in the final three minutes. Cody Phillips and Dexter Neal added the assists on Heinrich’s scoring drive and Nikolas Nasby dished off to Haman for the power play score.

A pass from TJ Thedodosopoulos and Tristen Heinrichs to Sam Orth put the Bulls up 4-1 within the first 27 seconds of the third period. Ricky Green scored his first goal of the season and the final goal of the evening for the Americans at the 13:02 mark. Cody Page and Doug Keller collected the assists.

The Americans went 1-for-7 on shot attempts on goal while Billings connected on two of their four opportunities. Despite the two point loss, the Americans did out-shoot the Bulls 34-32.

Both teams combined for 11 infractions with 22 minutes of penalty time. Evan Hauser added 28 saves while Billings goaltender Daniel Oordt was able to stop 32 shots on 34 attempts by Great Falls.

The Bulls are sitting in fourth place at 17-18-2 while Great Falls dropped to 29-8-2.

NEXT CONTEST: The Americans return to Billings to face the Bulls on Friday, February 7, 2014 for the second game of their month long road trip. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.

 

Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Final
Great Falls 0 1 1 2
Billings 1 2 1 4

 

First Period 1, Billings, TJ Theodosopoulos (Aaron Rio, Steven Thompson), 15:14.

Second Period – 2, Great Falls, Austin Krantz (power play) (Tanner Doty, Lucas Stover), 3:18. 3, Billings, Tristen Heinrichs (Cody Phillips, Dexter Nealy), 16:23. 4, Billings, Orri Haman (power play) (Nikolas Nasby), 16:50.

Third Period – 5, Billings, Sam Orth (power play) (Tristen Heinrichs, TJ Theodosopoulos), 0:27. 6, Great Falls, Ricky Green (Cody Page, Doug Keller), 6:58.

Shots on Goal – Great Falls 34, Billings 32.

Power-play Opportunities – Great Falls 1-for-7, Billings 2-for-4.

Attendance – 423

Box Score: Great Falls @ Billings

Final Centennial Ice Garden    Sat, Feb 01, 2014 7:30 PM MST
Great Falls 2 Billings 4

 

GAME DETAILS
SCORING SHOTS
1 2 3 TOTALS
Great Falls 0 1 1 2
Billings 1 2 1 4
1 2 3 TOTALS
Great Falls 9 10 15 34
Billings 9 13 10 32

 

POWERPLAYS
Great Falls 1 – 7 : Billings 2 – 4

 

SCORING SUMMARY
Period 1
BillingsTJ Theodosopoulos (Aaron Rio, Steven Thompson) 15:14
Period 2
Great FallsAustin Krantz (power play) (Tanner Doty, Lucas Stover) 3:18
BillingsTristan Henrichs (Cody Phillips, Dexter Nealy) 16:23
BillingsOrri Haman (power play) (Nikolas Nasby) 16:50
Period 3
BillingsSam Orth (power play) (Tristan Henrichs, TJ Theodosopoulos) 0:27
Great FallsRicky Green (Cody Page, Doug Keller) 6:58
PENALTIES
Period 1
BillingsNikolas Nasby – (Interference), 2 MIN, 17:46
Period 2
BillingsMatt Myers – (Interference), 2 MIN, 1:42
BillingsMatt Myers – (Checking from Behind), 2 MIN, 6:32
Great FallsSteven Butts – (High Sticking), 2 MIN, 12:56
Great FallsReed Link – (Cross Checking), 2 MIN, 16:39
BillingsDexter Nealy – (Slashing), 2 MIN, 18:05
Great FallsTanner Doty – (Too Many Men), 2 MIN, 18:51
Period 3
BillingsTorin Foundos – (Tripping), 2 MIN, 4:45
BillingsTorin Foundos – (Slashing), 2 MIN, 8:13
Great FallsRicky Green – (Slashing), 2 MIN, 8:57
BillingsOrri Haman – (Elbowing), 2 MIN, 17:35

 

 Great Falls  Billings
# NAME G A PTS +/- S PIM
1 Powell, Erik 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Green, Ricky 1 0 1 0 0 2
3 Strong, Bridger 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Sartuche, Paul 0 0 0 -1 0 0
5 Krantz, Austin 1 0 1 -1 0 0
6 Garton, Dylan 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Page, Cody 0 1 1 +1 0 0
8 Lomax, Lucas 0 0 0 -1 0 0
9 Goran, Steven 0 0 0 -1 0 0
10 Keller, Doug 0 1 1 +1 0 0
11 Kaercher, Max 0 0 0 -1 0 0
15 Butts, Steven 0 0 0 0 0 2
16 Mese, Zack 0 0 0 -1 0 0
18 Link, Reed 0 0 0 +1 0 2
21 Doty, Tanner 0 1 1 -1 0 2
23 Stover, Lucas 0 1 1 -1 0 0
27 Nottke, Austin 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 Barta, Connor 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Hauser, Evan 0 0 0 0 0 0
# NAME G A PTS +/- S PIM
1 Tjaden, Isaac 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Endy, Colter 0 0 0 -1 0 0
3 Karelis, Ralfs 0 0 0 +1 0 0
5 Akita, Christian 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Myers, Matt 0 0 0 -1 0 4
7 Orth, Sam 1 0 1 +1 0 0
8 Rio, Aaron 0 1 1 +2 0 0
9 Nealy, Dexter 0 1 1 +1 0 2
10 Phillips, Cody 0 1 1 +1 0 0
11 Haman, Orri 1 0 1 0 0 2
12 Thompson, Steven 0 1 1 0 0 0
15 Anaruk, Patrick 0 0 0 -1 0 0
18 Theodosopoulos, TJ 1 1 2 +1 0 0
19 Foundos, Torin 0 0 0 0 0 4
21 Pena, Josh 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Dutton, Elijah 0 0 0 -1 0 0
24 Henrichs, Tristan 1 1 2 +2 0 0
27 Nasby, Nikolas 0 1 1 +1 0 2
28 Whitehead, Dixon 0 0 0 -1 0 0
29 Oordt, Daniel 0 0 0 0 0 0
  GOALIES
NAME DEC Min SHOTS SAVES
30 Evan Hauser LOSS 58:53 32 28
1 Erik Powell (b)
NAME DEC Min SHOTS SAVES
29 Daniel Oordt WIN 60:00 34 32
1 Isaac Tjaden (b)

 

PENALTY TOTALS
Great Falls 8 minutes on 4 infractions Billings 14 minutes on 7 infractions

 

Coach: Heimel, Jeffrey Coach: Hartley, Chris
Assistant Coach: Deptula, Joe

 

OTHER FACTS
Game Length: 2:48
Attendance: 423