Juliussen's big night helped the Americans crush the Wild 8-4

Jens Juliussen had a big night with 4 points (0 goals, 4 assists) as the Great Falls Americans crushed the Gillette Wild 8-4 in a home game at Great Falls Ice Plex in Great Falls. Furthermore, the Great Falls Americans' offense had a big night, peppering Gillette with 43 shots throughout the game. The Great Falls Americans took the lead before the halfway point in the second on a goal from Michael Fary.

Payton Mcsharry delivered for his team with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and Cody Dearing had no trouble finding the scoresheet, adding 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist). Brooks Mitzel chipped in with 2 goals and Nick Stockert contributed with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).

In the first period, Walters opened the scoring for Gillette with a goal at 9:32 with helpers from his linemates, Varty and Conroy. Cowden quickly followed with a goal at 10:21 with a helper from Juliussen.

In the second, Mcsharry netted a goal at 5:32 with an assist from fellow Americans forward Vandenbos. Thomas put in a goal at 13:43 with helpers from his linemates, Ramstad and Peters. Vandenbos quickly followed with a goal at 14:15 with assists from his linemates, Mcsharry and Janke. Fary quickly followed with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 14:37 with a helper from defenseman Peterson. Mitzel quickly followed with a goal at 15:08 with assists from his linemates, Oberg and Peterson.

During the third, Mitzel scored a goal at 1:34 with helpers from his linemates, Oberg and Stockert. Dearing quickly followed with a goal at 1:58 with assists from his linemates, Juliussen and Rath. Stockert quickly followed with a goal at 3:21 with a helper from fellow Wild forward Thompson. Janke quickly followed with a goal at 4:32 with assists from his linemates, Dearing and Juliussen. Weston put in a goal at 14:36 with helpers from Juliussen and Peters.

Great Falls’ victory was in no doubt helped out by Willey’s big night as he stopped 33 of the 37 shots he faced. Willey’s counterpart, Lachance, also had a big night, managing to stop 35 of 43, but ultimately fell short.

This win brings the Great Falls Americans’ record to (8-1-1-0).