The Helena Bighorns opened up a six-goal lead after the first period and did not look back en route to a 12-3 over Glacier.
Theo Campe was all over the ice for Helena, as he tallied four goals and three assists in the win. Campe\’s first goal came 2:37 into the first period. He then added goals at 14:03 into the first, at 14:04 into the second, and at 8:26 into the third.
The Bighorns pulled out the victory even though they were hit with 14 penalty minutes.
Helena forced Glacier\’s goalies to work without much rest, taking 85 shots and forcing 73 saves. Ethan Wiese made 34 stops and Pierre Gustafsson made 39. The Bighorns\’ penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on six Glacier power plays. Helena bested its season scoring average. The Bighorns have scored at the pace of 6.7 goals per game during the current campaign. Helena got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game.
Helena also got points from Ryan Webber, who also grabbed one goal and two assists, Sebastian Hansson, who also had one goal and two assists, Brian Skillicorn, who also registered one goal and two assists, Matt Mohar, who also finished with one goal and two assists, and Kyle Baker, who also tallied one goal and three assists. Helena also got a goal from John Bonta as well. In addition, Helena received assists from John Petersson, who had two and Logan Henne, Brandt Miller, Sam Bratten, and Austin Buckholtz, who each chipped in one.
Glacier could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 32 minutes in penalties during the game.
Glacier was led by Austin Givens, who had one goal and one assist. Givens scored 14:17 into the second period to make the score 9-2 Helena. Tucker Spooner provided the assist. Others who scored for Glacier included Karson Frisk and Padraic Ripple, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Glacier were Chris Cutshall, Tyler Latimer, and Jacob Hayes, who contributed one a piece.
The Bighorns\’ Alek Lazarski stopped 22 shots out of the 25 that he faced. Helena registered three goals on 11 power play opportunities.