Early scores lift Great Falls to victory over Glacier

 

Early scores lift Great Falls to victory over Glacier

By Kevin Scott

WHITEFISH, Mont., December 12, 2013 — The Great Falls Americans scored early and often against the Glacier Nationals during first period action on Thursday night at the Stumptown Ice Den in Whitefish, MT. The Americans showed why they have only six losses so far after 26 games by blanking the Nationals 7-0 on the road.

Four different players for the Great Falls Americans added goals (Brady Christiaens, Erik Gatson, Johnathan Carpenter, Austin Nottke) in the first period including the first three (goals) during a 42 second span in the 14th minute of action to lead the Americans. Cody Page, Aaron McInnis, Zachary Mese, Doug Keller, Dylan Garton and Austin Krantz each picked up assists while Donovan Mattfeldt added two in the period.

Austin Nottke picked up his second goal of the night during a power play opportunity for Great Falls in the middle period. Assisting on the play was Cody Page and Aaron McInnis.

Brady Christiaens connected on his second goal fourteen seconds into the final period to give Great Falls a 6-0 advantage. His score is his eighth of the season. Donovan Mattfeldt finished the night for the second place Americans with the final goal with 55 seconds remaining in the AWHL contest. Christiaens and McInnis each assisted on the final score. McInnis, currently leading the team in assists and points, tallied his 24th assist of the season.

Goaltender Evan Hauser had one of his better performances of the year as he stopped all 21 shots he faced against the Glacier offense. Pierre Gustafsson and Ethan Wiese combined for 50 saves for the Whitefish franchise.

NEXT CONTEST: The Americans (20-6) will return to the ice on Saturday, December 14th to challenge the Bozeman Ice Dogs (4-18-2) in Bozeman, MT. The Americans do not return to home ice until 2014 when they face the Billings Bulls on Saturday, January 11th.

 

  Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Final
Great Falls 4 1 2 7
Glacier 0 0 0 0

 

First Period – 1, Great Falls, Brady Christiaens (assisted by Cody Page, Aaron McInnis), 14:08. 2, Great Falls, Erik Gatson (Zachary Mese, Donovan Mattfeldt), 14:29. 3, Johnathan Carpenter (Doug Keller, Dylan Garton), 14:50. 4, Great Falls, Austin Nottke (Austin Krantz, Donovan Mattfeldt), 17:47.

Second Period – 5, Great Falls, Austin Nottke (power play) (Cody Page, Aaron McInnis), 11:22.

Third Period – 6, Great Falls, Brady Christiaens (Max Kaercher, Donovan Mattfeldt), 0:14. 7, Great Falls, Donovan Mattfeldt (Brady Christiaens, Aaron McInnis), 19:05.

Shots on Goal – Great Falls 57, Glacier 21.

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

Attendance – 367

Box Score: Great Falls @ Glacier

 

Final Stumptown Ice Den    Thu, Dec 12, 2013 7:00 PM MST
Great Falls 7 Glacier 0

GAME DETAILS
SCORING SHOTS
1 2 3 TOTALS
Great Falls 4 1 2 7
Glacier 0 0 0 0
1 2 3 TOTALS
Great Falls 26 18 13 57
Glacier 3 6 12 21

 

POWERPLAYS
Great Falls 1 – 3 : Glacier 0 – 5

 

SCORING SUMMARY
Period 1
Great FallsBrady Christiaens (Cody Page, Aaron McInnis) 14:08
Great FallsErik Gatson (Zack Mese, Donovan Mattfeldt) 14:29
Great FallsJonnathan Carpenter (Dylan Garton, Doug Keller) 14:50
Great FallsAustin Nottke (Austin Krantz, Donovan Mattfeldt) 17:47
Period 2
Great FallsAustin Nottke (power play) (Cody Page, Aaron McInnis) 11:22
Period 3
Great FallsBrady Christiaens (Max Kaercher, Donovan Mattfeldt) 0:14
Great FallsDonovan Mattfeldt (Brady Christiaens, Aaron McInnis) 19:05

 

PENALTIES
Period 1
Great FallsLucas Lomax – (Tripping), 2 MIN, 9:27
Great FallsDonovan Mattfeldt – (Elbowing), 2 MIN, 11:44
Period 2
Great FallsCody Page – (Slashing), 2 MIN, 6:22
GlacierCorbin Emery – (Cross Checking), 2 MIN, 6:22
GlacierJackson Schroeder – (Interference), 2 MIN, 8:37
GlacierTanner Dodd – (Tripping), 2 MIN, 11:02
Great FallsDoug Keller – (Interference), 2 MIN, 11:50
Period 3
Great FallsMarvin Simmons – (Too Many Men), 2 MIN, 8:57
GlacierShane Archuleta – (Roughing), 2 MIN, 13:27
Great FallsLucas Lomax – (Elbowing), 2 MIN, 16:27
Great FallsBrady Christiaens – (Roughing), 2 MIN, 19:05
GlacierChris Cutshall – (Roughing), 2 MIN, 19:05

 

 Great Falls  Glacier
# NAME G A PTS +/- S PIM
1 Powell, Erik 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Sartuche, Paul 0 0 0 +1 0 0
5 Krantz, Austin 0 1 1 +1 0 0
6 Garton, Dylan 0 1 1 +1 0 0
7 Page, Cody 0 2 2 +2 0 2
8 Lomax, Lucas 0 0 0 +1 0 4
10 Keller, Doug 0 1 1 +1 0 2
11 Kaercher, Max 0 1 1 +4 0 0
13 Mattfeldt, Donovan 1 3 4 +5 0 2
14 Carpenter, Jonnathan 1 0 1 +1 0 0
15 Miller, Blake 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Mese, Zack 0 1 1 +1 0 0
17 Gatson, Erik 1 0 1 +1 0 0
20 Christiaens, Brady 2 1 3 +3 0 2
23 Stover, Lucas 0 0 0 +1 0 0
24 Simmons, Marvin 0 0 0 +1 0 2
27 Nottke, Austin 2 0 2 +2 0 0
29 Barta, Connor 0 0 0 +1 0 0
30 Hauser, Evan 0 0 0 0 0 0
93 McInnis, Aaron 0 3 3 +3 0 0
# NAME G A PTS +/- S PIM
3 Emery, Corbin 0 0 0 0 0 2
4 Dodd, Tanner 0 0 0 -3 0 2
5 Tesarek, John 0 0 0 -3 0 0
7 Gustafsson, Pierre 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Cutshall, Chris 0 0 0 -4 0 2
9 Latimer, Tyler 0 0 0 -2 0 0
10 Fernandez, Brett 0 0 0 -2 0 0
12 Svingen, Austin 0 0 0 -1 0 0
13 Frisk, Karson 0 0 0 -2 0 0
14 Dawson, Robert 0 0 0 -2 0 0
15 Ripple, Padraic 0 0 0 -3 0 0
18 Schroeder, Jackson 0 0 0 -3 0 2
20 Archuleta, Shane 0 0 0 -1 0 2
22 Kinder, Paul 0 0 0 -1 0 0
24 Hayes, Jacob 0 0 0 -1 0 0
25 Svehn, Jonas 0 0 0 -2 0 0
30 Wiese, Ethan 0 0 0 0 0 0
  GOALIES
NAME DEC Min SHOTS SAVES
30 Evan Hauser WIN 60:00 21 21
1 Erik Powell (b)
NAME DEC Min SHOTS SAVES
7 Pierre Gustafsson LOSS 33:12 34 30
30 Ethan Wiese 26:48 23 20

 

PENALTY TOTALS
Great Falls 14 minutes on 7 infractions Glacier 10 minutes on 5 infractions

 

Coach: Heimel, Jeffrey Coach: Falt, Joakim

 

OTHER FACTS
Game Length: 2:08
Attendance: 367