Runyon's big game bests Glacier in 9-2 Yellowstone win

 

Matt Runyon had one goal and two assists to lead Yellowstone to a 9-2 victory over Glacier.

Runyon scored on the power play 3:00 into the third period to make the score 4-2 Yellowstone. Yellowstone had taken the advantage when Glacier's Brendan Echelbarger got sent off for high sticking. Reed Kelly picked up the assist. Runyon dished an assist on Justin Berezinski's goal that made the score 6-2 Yellowstone at 9:16 into the third period. He added another helper on Tristan Henrichs's goal that made the score 8-2 Yellowstone at 17:08 into the third period.

 

Yellowstone kept Glacier's goalie busy throughout the game, and Raymond Smith made 61 saves on 70 shots. Yellowstone's goal total was higher than its season average. This season, Yellowstone averages 4.9 goals per contest. The defensemen of Yellowstone were also effective in Glacier's zone, and came away with three goals.

Yellowstone additionally got points from Cosimo Yapello, who also had one goal and one assist, Max Doner, who also registered one goal and two assists, Curtis Greenbush, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Nick Greene, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Mike McCullen, who also had one goal and one assist, and Berezinski, who also registered one goal and two assists. Yellowstone also got a goal from Tony Dahlberg as well. In addition, Yellowstone received assists from Tanner Vincent, who had two and Nicholas Elliot, Nick Pizzey, and Nick Ligocki, who contributed one each.

Glacier was helped by Gavin Cline, who tallied one goal. Cline scored 15:53 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Yellowstone. Echelbarger assisted on the tally. Wyatt Fretheim also scored for Glacier. More assists for Glacier came via Logan Kraft, who had one and Brett LeBeau, who had two.

Evan Eriksmoen made 26 saves for Yellowstone on 28 shots. Yellowstone incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Glacier incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.