Nick Battaglia came up big, stopping 21 of 25 shots throughout the game. The Great Falls Americans took the lead before the halfway point in the third on a goal from Garrett Peters.
Jarett Scheibel delivered for his team with 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) and Hayden Seitz had a busy night with 3 assists. Michael Fary did his part, adding 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and Kyler Mack chipped in with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).
During the first period, Scheibel opened the scoring for Helena with a goal at 8:26 with helpers from his linemates, Seitz and Kottmeier.
In the second, Vandenbos answered for the Americans with a goal at 4:13 with helpers from teammates Mack and Parker. Groskops answered for the Bighorns with a goal at 17:07 with assists from Scheibel and Seitz.
During the third, Houlihan answered for Great Falls with a goal at 1:10. Mack deposited a goal at 12:51 with assists from his linemates, Fary and Vandenbos. Peters quickly followed with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 13:59. Scheibel answered for the Bighorns with a goal at 18:50 with helpers from his linemates, Seitz and Kottmeier. Fary quickly followed with a goal at 19:34.
This loss brings the Helena Bighorns’ record to (27-13-4-0).