Kendall Bolen-Porter gave the Helena Bighorns a 4-3 (OT) victory over the Great Falls Americans when he scored 3:23 into the extra period.
Brandt Miller was all over the ice for Helena, as he tallied two goals and one assist in the win. Miller scored the first of his two goals at 1:59 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Helena. Johnny Bonta picked up the assist. Miller\’s next tally made the score 2-0 Helena with 12:04 left in the first period. Matt Mohar provided the assist.
The Bighorns managed to stay out of the box better than usual, totaling one minor for two minutes in penalty time. Helena wound up below its season average of 22.0 penalty minutes per game.
Helena additionally got points from Mohar, who also racked up one goal and one assist. In addition, Helena received assists from Rory Bock, who had one.
Great Falls managed to stay out of the box better than usual, tallying one minor for two minutes in penalty time. The Americans ended up below its season average of 13.0 penalty minutes per game. Great Falls\’ normally stingy defense allowed more goals than usual. The Americans are averaging 1.9 goal against for the season.
Great Falls was helped by Lucas Stover, who finished with one goal and one assist. Stover scored 15:11 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Helena. Georgy Ostapchuk assisted on the tally. Great Falls also got points from Ostapchuk, who also registered one goal and one assist. Great Falls also got a goal from Lucas Lomax as well. More assists for Great Falls came via Blake Miller, Hunter Garris, and Cody Page, who each chipped in one.
Grant Martens rejected 25 shots on goal for the Bighorns. Helena registered zero goals on one power play opportunities. Lauren Massie recorded 26 saves for the Americans. Great Falls registered zero goals on one power play opportunities.