Special to the Tribune
December 21, 2014
GREAT FALLS — The Great Falls Americans dominated the Bozeman Ice Dogs 9-2 to move to 24-3 on the season Saturday night at the IcePlex.
The Americans, who are firmly cemented in first place in the Frontier Division, fell behind 1-0 early in the first period, but responded with three goals – Wade Wylie, Arseny Imanov and Lucas Lomax – to take a 3-1 lead.
Great Falls, which outshot Bozeman 53-11 on the night, would enter the first intermission with a 3-2 advantage and Lomax notched his second goal of the game early in the second to give it a 4-2 lead heading into the third.
The third is where the fireworks happened. Michael Kliment scored 23 seconds into the third, which started a flurry of five goals – Devin Panzeca scored twice, Wylie notched his second goal of the night and Hunter Garris scored as well – in the third period to give head coach Jeff Heimel and the Americans a 9-2 victory.