McInnis’ hat trick gives Great Falls an 8-3 win over Bozeman

 

McInnis’ hat trick gives Great Falls an 8-3 win over Bozeman

By Kevin Scott

BOZEMAN, Mont., October 10, 2013 — The Great Falls Americans Junior A hockey team won their fifth straight game 8-3 over the host Bozeman Ice Dogs on Thursday night at Haynes Pavilion in Bozeman, MT. The Americans are the only undefeated team left in the American West Hockey League.

The Americans were led by Aaron McInnis’ three goals in the final two periods including the final score with less than two minutes left in the AWHL contest.

Bozeman scored on a power play by Austin Nottke to give the Ice Dogs their only lead of the night. California native Cody Page tied the game as he scored his second goal of the season off a pass by Zachary Mese. Three different players (Brady Christiaens, Doug Keller and Aaron McInnis) would score for the Americans in the second period as Great Falls maintained a three goal lead (4-1) heading into the second intermission.

Dylan Garton and Christiaens would each score in the first four minutes of the third before Bozeman’s Jake Nelson found the back of the net. McInnis would get his fifth and sixth goals on the season to finish the evening for Great Falls. Jake Nicks chipped in Bozeman’s final goal with 3:43 remaining.

Zachary Mese, Donovan Mattfeldt and Lucas Lomax tallied two assists each for the Americans. Great Falls made the Bozeman goaltenders work as they took 41 shots and forced 33 saves. Evan Hauser, the Americans goaltender, recorded 28 saves. The Americans scored three of their goals off power play opportunities.

The Americans went 3-for-5 on power play opportunities and the Ice Dogs accrued 34 penalty minutes.

League leading Great Falls moves their record to 5-0 and the Ice Dogs are still searching for their first win (0-4) of the season.

NEXT CONTEST: Great Falls returns to the Great Falls Ice Plex on Saturday, October 12th to challenge the Billings Bulls.

 

Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Final
Great Falls 1 3 4 8
Bozeman 1 0 2 3

 

First Period – 1, Bozeman, Austin Nottke (power play) (assists by Gunnar Mogck, A.J. Mussfeldt), 7:13. 2, Great Falls, Cody Page (Zachary Mese), 10:18.

Second Period – 3, Great Falls, Brady Christiaens (power play) (Donovan Mattfeldt, Lucas Stover), 4:51. 4, Great Falls, Doug Keller (unassisted), 12:57. 5, Aaron McInnis (Connor Barta, Lucas Lomax), 18:15.

Third Period – 6, Great Falls, Dylan Garton (power play) (Brady Christiaens, Donovan Mattfeldt), 1:35. 7, Great Falls, Brady Christiaens (Zachary Mese, Cody Page), 3:40. 8, Bozeman, Jake Nelson (power play) (Jake Nicks, Austin Nottke), 6:52. 9, Great Falls, Aaron McInnis (power play) (Steven Goran, Erik Powell), 14:12. 10, Bozeman, Jake Nicks (power play) (Chase Engdahl, Kegan Couture), 16:17. 11, Great Falls, Aaron McInnis (Lucas Lomax, Craig Buford), 18:13.

Shots on Goal – Great Falls 41, Bozeman 31.

Power-play Opportunities – Great Falls 3-for-5, Bozeman 3-for-10.

Attendance – 212.

Box Score: Great Falls @ Bozeman

Final Haynes Pavillion    Thu, Oct 10, 2013 7:30 AM MST
Great Falls 8 Bozeman 3

 

GAME DETAILS
SCORING SHOTS
1 2 3 TOTALS
Great Falls 1 3 4 8
Bozeman 1 0 2 3
1 2 3 TOTALS
Great Falls 12 12 17 41
Bozeman 10 8 13 31

 

POWERPLAYS
Great Falls 3 – 5 : Bozeman 3 – 10

 

SCORING SUMMARY
Period 1
BozemanAustin Nottke (power play) (Gunnar Mogck, A J Mussfeldt) 7:13
Great FallsCody Page (Zack Mese) 10:18
Period 2
Great FallsBrady Christiaens (power play) (Donovan Mattfeldt, Lucas Stover) 4:51
Great FallsDoug Keller (unassisted) 12:57
Great FallsAaron McInnis (Connor Barta, Lucas Lomax) 18:15
Period 3
Great FallsDylan Garton (power play) (Brady Christiaens, Donovan Mattfeldt) 1:35
Great FallsBrady Christiaens (Zack Mese, Cody Page) 3:40
BozemanJake Nelson (power play) (Gunnar Mogck, Jake Nicks) 6:52
Great FallsAaron McInnis (power play) (Steven Goran, Erik Powell) 14:12
BozemanGunnar Mogck (power play) (Chase Engdahl, Kegan Couture) 16:17
Great FallsAaron McInnis (Lucas Lomax, Craig Buford) 18:13

 

PENALTIES
Period 1
Great FallsDonovan Mattfeldt – (Slashing), 2 MIN, 6:57
BozemanJake Nelson – (Slashing), 2 MIN, 10:41
Great FallsErik Gatson – (Slashing), 2 MIN, 10:41
Great FallsPatrick Anaruk – (Boarding), 2 MIN, 12:36
BozemanGunnar Mogck – (Tripping), 2 MIN, 13:24
Period 2
BozemanChase Engdahl – (Slashing), 2 MIN, 4:40
Great FallsCraig Buford – (Slashing), 2 MIN, 5:29
BozemanChase Engdahl – (Tripping), 2 MIN, 6:13
Great FallsLucas Stover – (Interference), 2 MIN, 14:11
BozemanA J Mussfeldt – (Roughing), 2 MIN, 17:45
BozemanA J Mussfeldt – (Unsportsmanlike Conduct) (Misconduct), 10 MIN, 17:45
Great FallsCody Page – (Roughing), 2 MIN, 17:45
Period 3
BozemanChase Engdahl – (Checking from Behind), 2 MIN, 0:48
BozemanChase Engdahl – (Unsportsmanlike Conduct) (Misconduct), 10 MIN, 0:48
Great FallsDoug Keller – (Hooking), 2 MIN, 6:48
Great FallsErik Gatson – (Tripping), 2 MIN, 8:04
Great FallsDoug Keller – (Hooking), 2 MIN, 9:29
Great FallsDylan Garton – (Tripping), 2 MIN, 10:47
BozemanRyan Newman – (Interference), 2 MIN, 12:12
Great FallsConnor Barta – (Interference), 2 MIN, 15:36
Great FallsZack Mese – (Slashing), 2 MIN, 18:24

 

 Great Falls  Bozeman
# NAME G A PTS +/- S PIM
1 Powell, Erik 0 1 1 0 0 0
3 Strong, Bridger 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Sartuche, Paul 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Garton, Dylan 1 0 1 0 0 2
7 Page, Cody 1 1 2 +2 0 2
8 Lomax, Lucas 0 2 2 +2 0 0
9 Goran, Steven 0 1 1 0 0 0
10 Keller, Doug 1 0 1 +1 0 4
13 Mattfeldt, Donovan 0 2 2 +4 0 2
14 Carpenter, Jonnathan 0 0 0 +1 0 0
16 Mese, Zack 0 2 2 +2 0 2
17 Gatson, Erik 0 0 0 +1 0 4
18 Buford, Craig 0 1 1 +1 0 2
19 Larson, Bryan 0 0 0 +1 0 0
20 Christiaens, Brady 2 1 3 +2 0 0
23 Stover, Lucas 0 1 1 +1 0 2
27 Anaruk, Patrick 0 0 0 +1 0 2
29 Barta, Connor 0 1 1 +4 0 2
30 Hauser, Evan 0 0 0 0 0 0
93 McInnis, Aaron 3 0 3 +2 0 0
# NAME G A PTS +/- S PIM
4 Engdahl, Chase 0 1 1 -3 0 16
5 Nelson, Jake 1 0 1 -3 0 2
7 Chappell, Bruce 0 0 0 -3 0 0
8 Nicks, Jake 0 1 1 -3 0 0
9 Mogck, Gunnar 1 2 3 0 0 2
11 Nisbet, Steven 0 0 0 -4 0 0
12 Lopes, Kyle 0 0 0 -1 0 0
13 Couture, Kegan 0 1 1 -1 0 0
19 Bryan, Garret 0 0 0 -4 0 0
20 Turner, Chance 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Newman, Ryan 0 0 0 -2 0 2
22 Mussfeldt, A J 0 1 1 0 0 12
23 Martel, Andrew 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 Nottke, Austin 1 0 1 -1 0 0
28 Blatter, Weston 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Navotna, Nelson 0 0 0 0 0 0
  GOALIES
NAME DEC Min SHOTS SAVES
1 Erik Powell WIN 60:00 31 28
30 Evan Hauser (b)
NAME DEC Min SHOTS SAVES
20 Chance Turner LOSS 41:35 28 23
30 Nelson Navotna 18:25 13 10

 

PENALTY TOTALS
Great Falls 24 minutes on 12 infractions Bozeman 34 minutes on 9 infractions

 

 

OTHER FACTS
Game Length: 2:29
Attendance: 212