The Helena Bighorns' defense had a poor night, allowing the Great Falls Americans 34 shots throughout the game. The Great Falls Americans took the lead before the halfway point in the second on a goal from Rath Tanner.
Nicholas Noel delivered for his team with 2 assists and Jarett Scheibel had no trouble finding the scoresheet, adding 2 assists. Rath Tanner contributed with 2 goals and Dearing Cody chipped in with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).
In the first period, Tanner opened the scoring for the Americans with a goal at 4:33 with a helper from his linemate Adam. Matt netted a goal at 6:40. Goodman put in a goal at 11:05 with helpers from teammates Cody and Payton. Kottmeier finally put the Bighorns on the board with a goal at 14:16 with assists from his linemates, Scheibel and Noel. Cody answered for Great Falls with a goal at 18:54 with assists from his linemates, Kody and Matt.
In the second, Tanner deposited what turned out to be the game winning goal at 6:56 with helpers from his linemates, Matt and Payton. Adam scored a goal at 15:22 with an assist from Michael.
During the third period, Kottmeier answered for the Bighorns with a goal at 0:52 with a helper from defenseman Kipper. Cline put in a goal at 9:38 with assists from his linemates, Lindberg and Sietz. Kottmeier deposited a goal at 19:07 with helpers from his linemates, Noel and Scheibel.
This loss brings the Helena Bighorns’ record to (2-2-0-0).