GF Tribune: Americans win again

Special to the Tribune

December 19, 2014

Behind three first-period goals, the Great Falls Americans defeated the Bozeman Ice Dogs 3-2 and moved to 23-3 on the season here Friday night.

Lucas Lomax, Connor Barta and Cody Page all scored in the first frame to give the Americans of coach Jeff Heimel a commanding lead over the Ice Dogs.

Backup goaltender Lauren Massie got the start between the pipes and stopped 21 of 23 shots.

The Americans, which are now nine points ahead of Gillette for first in the Frontier Division, face off against the Ice Dogs against tonight, this time at the Great Falls IcePlex. The puck is set to drop at 7:30.

Americans to retire second number

The Great Falls Americans will officially retire the second number in the organization’s proud history tonight.

Joseph Sam Williamson, 84, and his No. 11 will be retired alongside the unforgettable Terry Casey at the Great Falls IcePlex. Williamson, who played center for the Americans from 1955 to the mid-1960s on what was a men’s team at the time, was the captain of the team and is the all-time leading scorer for the Americans. Williamson, who was on the 1952 U.S. men’s national squad, was also a mentor to Casey.

Story Courtesy: Great Falls Tribune (December 19, 2014)