Garton’s score helps Great Falls secure an overtime victory over Billings

Garton’s score helps Great Falls secure an overtime victory over Billings

By Kevin Scott

GREAT FALLS, Mont., January 11, 2014 — For the second time in two days, the Great Falls Americans hockey team have had their fans on the edge of their seats. A night after the Americans posted a 5-4 overtime victory over the Glacier Nationals in Whitefish, the second place Americans finally returned to their home ice against the fourth place Billings Bulls on Saturday night after having been on a month long road trip the since December 1st.

Great Falls and Billings were scoreless for the first four periods of action before Dylan Garton secured the winning score (and the only goal of the game) in the second overtime at the Great Falls Ice Plex in front of 823 anxious fans. The Great Falls native scored his 12th goal of the season with Cody Page and Lucas Stover providing the assists to give the Americans their 25th victory of the season. Page now has 19 total assists while teammate Stover recorded his 11th of the season.

Defense was a big part of the first four periods of action during the Great Falls Americans contest against the visiting Billings Bulls as each team had trouble getting the puck in the net. Neither team could connect on their combined eight power play opportunities.

In the end, the Americans were able to out-shoot the Bulls 46-22 including a 19-4 advantage in the first period. The game saw a total of 10 penalties incurring 20 minutes of penalty time.

Erik Powell stopped all 22 shots that he faced against the Billings club while Daniel Oordt made 45 saves for the Bulls.

Great Falls continues to sit in second place in the AWHL with a 25-6-1 record while fourth place Billings falls to 14-15-2.

NEXT CONTEST: The Americans head to the Capital City to face the Helena Bighorns in the battle of the top two teams in the American West Hockey League on Wednesday night before returning home on Friday night against the Bozeman Ice Dogs.

 

Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 1st OT 2nd OT Final
Great Falls 0 0 0 0 1 1
Billings 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

First Period NO SCORING

Second Period – NO SCORING

Third Period – NO SCORING.

First Overtime – NO SCORING

Second Overtime – 1, Great Falls, Dylan Garton (Cody Page, Lucas Stover), 1:34.

Shots on Goal – Great Falls 46, Billings 22.

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

Attendance – 823

Box Score: Billings @ Great Falls

Final – 2OT Great Falls Iceplex    Sat, Jan 11, 2014 7:30 PM MST
Billings 0 Great Falls 1

 

GAME DETAILS
SCORING SHOTS
1 2 3 OT 2OT TOTALS
Billings 0 0 0 0 0 0
Great Falls 0 0 0 0 1 1
1 2 3 OT 2OT TOTALS
Billings 4 8 10 0 0 22
Great Falls 19 11 10 2 4 46

 

POWERPLAYS
Billings 0 – 3 : Great Falls 0 – 5

 

SCORING SUMMARY
Period 1
(no scoring)
Period 2
(no scoring)
Period 3
(no scoring)
Overtime
(no scoring)
2nd Overtime
Great FallsDylan Garton (Cody Page, Lucas Stover) 1:34

 

PENALTIES
Period 1
BillingsOrri Haman – (Delay of Game), 2 MIN, 4:15
BillingsSam Orth – (High Sticking), 2 MIN, 11:51
Great FallsDylan Garton – (Kneeing), 2 MIN, 15:09
Period 2
Great FallsDylan Garton – (Boarding), 2 MIN, 1:18
BillingsNikolas Nasby – (Interference), 2 MIN, 3:09
Great FallsLucas Stover – (Slashing), 2 MIN, 9:55
BillingsSam Orth – (Boarding), 2 MIN, 13:51
BillingsElijah Dutton – (Slashing), 2 MIN, 19:31
Great FallsJonnathan Carpenter – (Boarding), 2 MIN, 19:31
Period 3
BillingsTorin Foundos – (Hooking), 2 MIN, 12:30
Overtime
(no penalties)
2nd Overtime
(no penalties)

 

 Billings  Great Falls
# NAME G A PTS +/- S PIM
1 Tjaden, Isaac 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Endy, Colter 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Karelis, Ralfs 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Martinez, Jacob 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Akita, Christian 0 0 0 -1 0 0
6 Myers, Matt 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Orth, Sam 0 0 0 0 0 4
8 Rio, Aaron 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Nealy, Dexter 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Phillips, Cody 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Haman, Orri 0 0 0 0 0 2
16 Jensen, Bryce 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Brady, Conner 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Foundos, Torin 0 0 0 0 0 2
20 Mata, Joe 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Dutton, Elijah 0 0 0 0 0 2
24 Henrichs, Tristan 0 0 0 -1 0 0
27 Nasby, Nikolas 0 0 0 -1 0 2
28 Whitehead, Dixon 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 Oordt, Daniel 0 0 0 0 0 0
# 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 0 0 0 0 0
5 Krantz, Austin 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Garton, Dylan 1 0 1 +1 0 4
7 Page, Cody 0 1 1 +1 0 0
8 Lomax, Lucas 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Keller, Doug 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Kaercher, Max 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Mattfeldt, Donovan 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Carpenter, Jonnathan 0 0 0 0 0 2
16 Mese, Zack 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Gatson, Erik 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Link, Reed 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Christiaens, Brady 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Stover, Lucas 0 1 1 +1 0 2
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
93 McInnis, Aaron 0 0 0 0 0 0
  GOALIES
NAME DEC Min SHOTS SAVES
29 Daniel Oordt LOSS 66:34 46 45
1 Isaac Tjaden (b)
NAME DEC Min SHOTS SAVES
1 Erik Powell WIN 66:34 22 22
30 Evan Hauser (b)

 

PENALTY TOTALS
Billings 12 minutes on 6 infractions Great Falls 8 minutes on 4 infractions

 

 

OTHER FACTS
Game Length: 2:30
Attendance: 823