By Tribune Sports Staff
October 29, 2018
MISSOULA — Goalie Viktor Wennberg stopped 45 of the 46 shots he faced while five different players too care of the offense to lead the Great Falls Americans to their third straight win, a 5-1 decision over the Missoula Junior Bruins in front of a small crowd on Saturday night at the Glacier Ice Rink.
Ben Rinckey had a successful penalty shot for the fifth goal of the season in the last five minutes to knot the match briefly at 1-all before Payton McSharry put Great Falls in front for good with his 17th goal off an assist from Jens Juliussen.
Matt Janke and Juliussen each scored in the second, and Garrett Peters’ seventh tally of the year wrapped up the scoring in the third.
The Americans now hold a four-point lead over the Helena Bighorns in the NA3HL Frontier Division standings. Great Falls, at 14-2-0-0, have 28 points while Helena, now 12-1-0-0 after losing their first match of the year in Great Falls Friday night, has 24 points. Missoula is now in fifth with 10 points (5-8-0-0).
The Americans have but one match this week as they host the Junior Bruins Friday at 7:30 at the IcePlex.
Story Courtesy: Great Falls Tribune (October 29, 2018)