Huge game by Miller boosts Helena over Glacier, 7-1

The Helena Bighorns\’ Brandt Miller had a big offensive game, scoring two goals and contributing two assists in his team\’s 7-1 win over Glacier.

Miller\’s tallies came on the power play at 8:33 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Helena and 7:08 into the second to make the score 3-0 Helena.

Helena was often in penalty trouble, totaling nine minors and one major for 33 minutes in penalty time. The Bighorns surpassed its season average of 27.0 penalty minutes per game. Helena excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances. The Bighorns kept Glacier\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Nolan Slager made 34 saves on 41 shots.

Helena additionally got points from Kendall Bolen-Porter, who also registered one goal and one assist and Matt Mohar, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Helena included Nick Trefry, Jay Forbes, and Brandon Mills, who scored one goal each. In addition, Helena received assists from Bryan Knesel and Georgy Ostapchuk, who contributed one each.

Glacier racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with nine minors and one major for 33 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 26.0 minutes per game Glacier had been spending in the box.

Glacier was led by Tyler McMahon, who scored the team\’s only goal. McMahon scored 14:00 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Helena. Joshua Larson picked up the assist.

Helena\’s Alex Kruger stopped 22 shots out of the 23 that he faced. The Bighorns registered one goal on five power play opportunities. Helena ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Brian Skillicorn was ejected from the game.