Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as Gillette defeated Yellowstone in a shootout 4-3 (1-0 SO).
The shootout lasted for six attempts between the teams.
Yellowstone's power play was ineffective against Gillette's penalty kill, which allowed zero goals while shorthanded.
Gillette put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Yellowstone to score on any of its eight power plays. Gillette kept Yellowstone's goalie busy throughout the game, and Lance Knudson made 33 saves on 37 shots. Gillette got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game.
Gillette was helped by Mitchell McEwan, who registered one goal. McEwan scored 11:37 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Gillette. Cade Boreing assisted on the tally. Others who scored for Gillette included Preston Fuller and Adam Maxfield, who scored one goal each. In addition, Gillette received assists from Colt Johnson, Kyle Traux, Gennadi Zabeline, Hunter Johnson, and Alex King, who each chipped in one.
Yellowstone excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. Gillette was unable to stop Yellowstone from sending pucks towards the net, and Yellowstone eventually piled up 39 shots on goal.
Yellowstone was helped by Nick Green, who tallied one goal. Green scored short handed 19:03 into the third period to make the score 3-3. Yellowstone was on a disadvantage when Hunter Ruschmeyer went off the ice for slashing. Max Doner picked up the assist. Yellowstone also got points from Doner, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Curtis Greenbush also scored for Yellowstone. More assists for Yellowstone came via Cosimo Yapello, Vadym Nesteruk, Tony Dahlberg, and Will Landsverk, who contributed one each.
Gillette's Alex Feese stopped 36 shots out of the 39 that he faced. Gillette incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors. Yellowstone incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.