The Great Falls Americans' defense had a poor night, allowing the Helena Bighorns 27 shots throughout the game. The Helena Bighorns took the lead before the halfway point in the third on a goal from Kaden Lindberg.
Noel Parker contributed with 2 goals and Michael Houlihan did his part, adding 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist). Ben Kottmeier delivered for his team with 2 goals and Kaden Lindberg chipped in with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).
During the first, Gavrilenko opened the scoring for the Bighorns with a goal at 5:31 with helpers from teammates Groskops and Niskanen. Kottmeier put in a goal at 7:50 with helpers from Rieger and Groskops. Houlihan quickly followed with a goal at 8:42 with assists from his linemates, Vukasin and Vandenbos.
In the second, Parker netted a goal at 0:54. Kottmeier quickly followed with a goal at 2:07 with assists from his linemates, Seitz and Scheibel. Cross scored a goal at 18:47 with helpers from his linemates, Cline and Lindberg.
During the third period, Parker answered for Great Falls with a goal at 0:32 with assists from Vukasin and Houlihan. Fary deposited a goal at 5:22 with helpers from Simpson and Goodman. Lindberg answered for the Bighorns with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 7:55 with assists from Gavrilenko and Rieger. Cline put in a goal at 14:38 with helpers from his linemates, Cross and Scheibel. Groskops scored a goal at 16:59 with an assist from Gavrilenko.
This loss brings the Great Falls Americans’ record to (32-11-2-0).