Nick Battaglia came up big, stopping 22 of 27 shots throughout the game. The Missoula Junior Bruins took the lead before the halfway point in the second on a goal from Cameron Cunningham.
Hayden Seitz delivered for his team with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist). Misha Akatnov had a busy night with 2 goals and Vadim Zubkov did his part, adding 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist).
In the first, Scheibel opened the scoring for Helena with a goal at 0:19 with helpers from his linemates, Seitz and Gavrilenko. Seitz put in a goal at 3:31. Akatnov finally put Missoula on the board with a goal at 7:16 with helpers from his teammates Prince and Kirk. Zubkov netted a goal at 17:28 with assists from Cunningham and Odlin.
During the second, Cunningham deposited what turned out to be the game winning goal at 10:37 with a helper from fellow Junior Bruins forward Zubkov. Akatnov scored a goal at 14:26 with assists from his linemates, Cunningham and Prince. Zubkov put in a goal at 17:03.
This loss brings the Helena Bighorns’ record to (23-10-3-0).