Helena wins tough contest against Billings, 4-2

Helena gained the winning advantage on a goal by Theo Campe 18:00 into the second period and hung on until the final buzzer.

The Bighorns were led by Corbin Belling, who registered one goal. Belling scored 6:02 into the third period to make the score 3-1 Helena.

Helena put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Billings to score on any of its three power plays. The Bighorns did not reach the goal total they have come to expect this season. Helena puts an average of 6.4 pucks into the net per game. The Bighorns forced the Bulls goalie Daniel Oordt to work between the pipes, taking 44 shots.

Helena additionally got points from Campe, who had one goal and one assist and Hanson Damon, who also racked up one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Helena got a goal from Matt Mohar as well. In addition, the Bighorns received assists from Nick Okada, Austin Loes, Danny Case, and Brian Skillicorn, who contributed one a piece.

Billings was helped by Orri Haman, who grabbed one goal. Haman scored 5:11 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Billings. T J Theodosopoulos picked up the assist. Ralfs Karelis also scored for Billings.

Austin Brihn recorded 22 saves for Helena. The Bighorns incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Daniel Oordt made 40 saves for the Bulls on 44 shots. Billings incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.