Austin Charnholm had two goals to lead Bozeman to a 7-4 victory over Helena.
Charnholm\’s tallies came at 5:16 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Bozeman and 9:25 into the second to make the score 4-2 Bozeman.
Bozeman forced Helena\’s goalies to work in net, taking 37 shots and forcing 30 saves. Adam Ranck made 18 stops and Grant Martens made 12. Bozeman surpassed its usual scoring output this season. Bozeman averages 4.1 goals per game.
Bozeman also got points from Gunnar Mogck, who also grabbed two goals and one assist, Branden Endres, who also registered one goal and two assists, Kegan Couture, who also racked up one goal and three assists, and Nicholas Thompson, who also had one goal and one assist. In addition, Bozeman received assists from Cade Hanley, who had one, Bryce Meckes, who had two, and Kyle Amundson, who had four.
Helena forced Bozeman goalie Stephen Frank to work between the pipes, taking 41 shots.
Helena was helped by Bradley Estrada, who registered one goal. Estrada scored 2:48 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Helena. Blake Babineau assisted on the tally. Helena also had goals scored by Ryan Daugherty, Tom Pratl, and Jack Dolan, who scored one goal each. More assists for Helena came via Wyatt Stotts, Johnny Bonta, Jay Forbes, Jarrett Scheibel, Riley Keays, John Heddle, and Tanner Mohar, who contributed one each.
Stephen Frank made 37 saves for Bozeman on 41 shots. Bozeman incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Helena incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with nine minors.