Nick Battaglia came up big, stopping 39 of 42 shots throughout the game. The Great Falls Americans took the lead before the halfway point in the third on a goal from Kyler Mack.
Kyler Mack contributed with 2 goals and Michael Fary chipped in with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).
In the first, Fary opened the scoring for the Americans with a goal at 5:41 with helpers from his linemates, Houlihan and Rath.
In the second period, Noel finally put Helena on the board with a goal at 17:14 with an assist from Scheibel.
In the third, Mack answered for Great Falls with a goal at 5:25 with a helper from his teammate Rath. Mack deposited what turned out to be the game winning goal at 13:38 with an assist from Fary. Rieger answered for the Bighorns with a goal at 19:11 with helpers from Kottmeier and Dietz.
This loss brings the Helena Bighorns’ record to (11-6-1-0).