Chris Cutshall netted a hat trick to lead Glacier over the Yellowstone Quake, 10-3.
Cutshall\’s first goal came 6:57 into the second period. He then added goals at 12:27 into the second and at 18:35 into the third.
Yellowstone\’s 13 penalties came back to haunt it, as the Quake let up seven goals while on the penalty kill.
Referees had their hands full with a major incident at 4:44 into the second period. Four fighting penalties were dished out along with three game misconducts.
Glacier was often in penalty trouble, totaling 12 minors and two majors for 54 minutes in penalty time. Glacier surpassed its season average of 29.0 penalty minutes per game. Glacier forced Yellowstone goalie Rocco Yapello to work between the pipes, taking 54 shots. Glacier\’s goal total was higher than its season average. Glacier has scored at the pace of 2.9 goals per game during the current campaign.
Glacier additionally got points from John Tesarek, who also finished with two goals and one assist, Karson Frisk, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Jackson Schroeder, who also tallied one goal and three assists, Adam Dalton, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, and Paul Kinder, who also tallied one goal and four assists to lead the team in points. Curtis Jochen also scored for Glacier. In addition, Glacier received assists from Brett Fernandez, who had two, Tanner Dodd, who had three, and Robert Dawson and Padraic Ripple, who each chipped in one.
The Quake racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with eight minors and five majors for 81 minutes in penalty time. Yellowstone had been averaging 25.0 minutes in penalties per game.
The Quake were helped by Jimmy Tich, who registered one goal and one assist. Tich scored on the power play 2:59 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Yellowstone. Yellowstone had gotten the advantage when Glacier\’s Cutshall was sent off for elbowing. Josh Neumann provided the assist. Yellowstone also got points from Neumann, who also racked up one goal and two assists to lead the team in points and Sawyer Scanlan, who also had one goal and one assist. More assists for Yellowstone came via Mitchell Fehd and Mike McCullen, who contributed one a piece.
Pierre Gustafsson took the win and made 19 saves before being replaced by Ethan Wiese who made three saves. Team\’s Chase Lazelle and Jonas Svehn were slapped with misconducts and ejected from the game. The Quake\’s Yapello stopped 44 shots out of the 54 that he faced. Yellowstone registered two goals on nine power play opportunities. For the Quake, Neumann and Trey Kraut were ejected from the contest.