Great Falls\’ Ricards Bernhards scored 55 seconds into overtime to beat Yellowstone, 4-3 (OT).
Great Falls came back from a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. Great Falls trailed 3-1 after a goal by Yellowstone\’s Manuel Manero at 8:39 in the third period. Great Falls knotted things up at 3-3 on a short handed goal by Bernhards at 19:10 in the third period.
Bernhards had a great game for Great Falls, netting two goals.
Great Falls\’ offense operated below its season average. Great Falls averages 8.0 goals per game. Yellowstone was unable to stop Great Falls from sending pucks towards the net, and Great Falls eventually piled up 36 shots on goal. Great Falls had trouble converting on the power play advantage, managing just one goal on nine chances.
Great Falls additionally got points from Reed Link, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Austin Krantz also scored for Great Falls. More assists for Great Falls came via Tegan Harrington and Brendan Jester, who each chipped in one.
Yellowstone forced Great Falls goalie Jake Stephan to work between the pipes, taking 36 shots. Yellowstone could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 20 minutes in penalties during the game.
Others who scored for Yellowstone included Max Doner and Nicholas Elliot, who each put in one. In addition, Yellowstone received assists from Curtis Greenbush and Matt Runyon, who contributed one each and Tony Dahlberg and Jake Dickison, who each chipped in two.
Stephan recorded 33 saves for Great Falls. Great Falls incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors. Lance Knudson made 32 saves for Yellowstone on 36 shots. Yellowstone registered one goal on six power play opportunities.