The Helena Bighorns' defense had a poor night, allowing the Great Falls Americans 25 shots throughout the game. The Great Falls Americans took the lead before the halfway point in the third on a goal from Cody Dearing.
In the first, Thomas opened the scoring for the Americans with a goal at 14:47 with a helper from defenseman Peterson.
In the second, Mcsharry put in a goal at 4:31 with assists from his teammates Juliussen and Simpson. Cross finally put the Bighorns on the board with a goal at 7:47 with a helper from Noel.
During the third, Cline netted a goal at 7:56 with assists from his linemates, Pierce and Lindberg. Dearing answered for Great Falls with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 10:35 with a helper from Vandenbos.
This loss brings the Helena Bighorns’ record to (11-5-1-0).