Miller lifts Helena over Great Falls, 2-0

Brandt Miller was all over the ice for the Helena Bighorns, as he tallied two goals in Helena\’s 2-0 win over the Great Falls Americans.

Miller scored on the power play at 7:07 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Helena and again while 19:05 into the third to make the score 2-0 Helena.

Grant Martens frustrated Great Falls\’ offense all game, and stopped 32 shots en route to a shutout. Martens managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 2.03 prior to the game.

The Bighorns put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Americans to score on any of their three power plays. Helena did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. The Bighorns average 4.5 goals per game. Helena featured an improved defense during the game. The Bighorns average 2.2 goals allowed per game. Helena forced Great Falls goalie Lauren Massie to work between the pipes, taking 31 shots.

More assists for Helena came via Nick Trefry, Brandon Mills, and Johnny Bonta, who each chipped in one.

The Americans were held below their usual level of production. Great Falls puts an average of 3.8 pucks into the net per game. The Americans\’ offense rang up 32 shots on the Bighorns\’ net.

Helena incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Massie rejected 29 shots on goal for Great Falls. The Americans incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.