The Helena Bighorns scored four goals in the second period to pull away from Glacier and clinch a 7-1 win.
Corbin Belling was all over the ice for Helena, as he tallied two goals and one assist in the win. Belling scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 14:29 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Helena. The Bighorns had taken the advantage when Glacier\’s Tanner Dodd got sent off for tripping. Brian Skillicorn picked up the assist. Belling\’s next tally on the power play made the score 6-1 Helena with 15:40 left in the third period. Logan Henne assisted on the tally.
Glacier was doomed by its poor performance on special teams, as Helena was able to score four times while on the power play.
The Bighorns\’ offense rang up 61 shots on Glacier\’s net.
Helena additionally got points from Theo Campe, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Dylan Webster, who also registered one goal and two assists, and Parker Olson, who also had one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Helena included Damon Hanson and Austin Buckholtz, who scored one goal each. More assists for Helena came via Sebastian Hansson, who had one and Nick Okada and Jacob Wolter, who each chipped in two.
Glacier was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 26 penalty minutes.
Glacier was led by Ryan Padden, who scored the team\’s only goal. Padden scored on the power play 9:35 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Helena. Glacier had gained a power play chance when Campe was whistled for boarding. Chris Cutshall picked up the assist.
Helena\’s Austin Brihn stopped 16 shots out of the 17 that he faced. The Bighorns incurred 20 minutes in penalty time with 10 minors. Pierre Gustafsson made 54 saves for Glacier on 61 shots. Glacier registered one goal on eight power play opportunities.