GF Tribune: Americans edge Quake in shootout

By Tribune Sports Staff

January 16, 2017

CODY, Wyo. – The Great Falls Americans topped the Yellowstone Quake in a shootout for the second consecutive game late Saturday night.

Tegan Harrington’s goal with 1:31 left in the third period tied the game at 1-all, and Adam Vandenbos’ tally in the shootout was the game-winner for a 2-1 score.

Out of the 14 attempts between both teams in the shootout period, he was the only one to score.

Great Falls net minder Nick Nast stopped 30 of 31 shots and caused all seven Yellowstone skaters he faced in the shootout session to misfire. Friday night, the Americans beat the Quake in a shootout, 3-2.

The Americans improved their record to 25-3-2-3 and are now just two points back of the Quake for first place in the NA3HL’s Frontier Division.

Great Falls will be home Friday and Saturday for a series with the Gillette Wild at the IcePlex.

            Great Falls 0 0 1 0 1 – 2 

            Yellowstone 1 0 0 0 0 – 1 

            First period – 1. YEL, Ian Doner 11 (Reed Kelly), 5:14.

           Second period – no scoring.

           Third period – 2. GF, Tegan Harrington 19, 18:29.

           Overtime – no scoring.

           Shootout  GF, Harrington NG; Tanner Congdon NG; Payton McSharry NG; Danny O’Donnell NG; Brendan Jester NG; Sandis Mezharaups NG; Adam Vandenbos G. YEL, Matt Runyon NG; Kelly NG, Max Doner NG; Max Meyer NG; Tony Dahlberg NG; Pablo Pantoia NG; Jesse Lawman NG.

           Shots on goal by period –

           GF, 3-12-8-2–26. YEL,13-8-8-2–31. 

           Power play opportunites –

           GF 0 for 3. YEL 0 for 4.


           GF, Nick Nast (W), 31 shots, 30 saves.

           YEL, Nick Ottenbacher (SOL), 25 shots, 24 saves.

           T–2:27. A–225.

Story Courtesy:  Great Falls Tribune (January 16, 2017)