Jimmy Tich gave Glacier a 6-5 (OT) victory over the Yellowstone Quake when he scored 14:44 into the extra period.
Glacier got the win behind a great game by Padraic Ripple, who had one goal and two assists. Ripple scored on the power play 29 seconds into to make the score 6-6. Brett Fernandez provided the assist.
Glacier forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up 18 minors and five majors for 61 minutes in penalty time. Glacier surpassed its season average of 30.0 penalty minutes per game. Glacier forced Yellowstone's goalies to work hard to keep the puck out of the net, getting 49 shots and forcing 43 saves. Case Hansen made 26 stops and Sean Leahy made 17. Glacier bested its season scoring average. Glacier averages 3.0 goals per game.
Glacier additionally got points from Fernandez, who also grabbed one goal and one assist and Danny Roe, who also had one goal and two assists. Glacier also had goals scored by Corbin Emery, Tyler Latimer, and Karson Frisk, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Glacier were Paul Kinder, who had one and Tanner Dodd, who had two.
The the Quake penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled 18 minors and five majors for 81 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 27.0 minutes per game Yellowstone had been spending in the box. The Quake kept Glacier's goalie busy throughout the game, and Pierre Gustafsson made 50 saves on 55 shots. Yellowstone found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. This season, the Quake average 2.9 goals per contest. Yellowstone had trouble converting on the power play advantage, managing just two goals on 10 chances.
The Quake were helped by Sawyer Scanlan, who registered two goals and two assists. Scanlan scored the first of his two goals at 8:58 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Yellowstone. Scanlan's next tally made the score 3-2 Glacier with 4:12 left in the second period. Bryan Standly assisted on the tally. Yellowstone also got points from Jaden Sveinson, who also finished with one goal and three assists and Cameron Hardiak, who also grabbed two goals and one assist.
Glacier registered three goals on 12 power play opportunities. Yellowstone ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Brandon Busse was ejected from the game.