Mack Willy came up big, stopping 42 of 47 shots throughout the game. The Helena Bighorns took the lead before the halfway point in the second on a goal from Gavin Cline.
Luc Cross had no trouble finding the scoresheet, adding 2 goals and Gavin Cline chipped in with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).
In the first, Dietz opened the scoring for Helena with a goal at 1:34 with helpers from his teammates Cline and Lindberg. Janke quickly followed with a goal at 3:11. Cross quickly followed with a goal at 5:02 with an assist from fellow Bighorns forward Gavrilenko.
During the second period, Juliussen answered for the Americans with a goal at 7:39 with a helper from his linemate Mcsharry. Scheibel answered for Helena with a goal at 11:50 with assists from Seitz and Rieger. Cline quickly followed with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 12:16 with helpers from Noel and Rieger.
In the third period, Goodman answered for Great Falls with a goal at 1:52 with assists from Cowden and Vandenbos. Cross answered for the Bighorns with a goal at 17:07 with helpers from Groskops and Niskanen.
This loss brings the Great Falls Americans’ record to (16-6-2-0).