In a game where neither team could get a cushion, the Yellowstone Quake escaped with a 4-3 victory over Glacier.
Neither team gained more than a one-goal lead, and Sawyer Scanlan's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker.
Scanlan was all over the ice for Yellowstone, as he had two goals in the win.
Referees had their hands full with a major incident at 19:50 into the third period. Four fighting penalties were dished out along with four game misconducts.
The the Quake penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled seven minors and four majors for 54 minutes in penalty time. Yellowstone surpassed its season average of 25.0 penalty minutes per game. The Quake's offense rang up 45 shots on Glacier's net.
Yellowstone additionally got points from Jimmy Tich, who also finished with two goals and one assist to lead the team in points. In addition, Yellowstone received assists from Josh Neumann, Jaden Sveinson, Mike McCullen, Brandon Busse, and Cameron Hardiak, who each chipped in one.
Glacier racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with 11 minors and three majors for 67 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 29.0 minutes per game Glacier had been spending in the box. Glacier forced Yellowstone goalie Rocco Yapello to work between the pipes, taking 32 shots.
Glacier was led by Austin Givens, who racked up one goal and one assist. Givens scored on the power play 5:19 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Glacier. Glacier had taken the advantage when the Quake's Yapello got sent off for delay of game. Tucker Spooner provided the assist. Glacier also got points from Spooner, who also registered one goal and one assist. Glacier also got a goal from Jackson Schroeder as well. Other players who recorded assists for Glacier were Chris Cutshall, who had two.
Rocco Yapello made 29 saves for Yellowstone on 32 shots. The Quake registered two goals on eight power play opportunities. For Yellowstone, Neumann and TJ Lozier were ejected from the contest. Pierre Gustafsson rejected 41 shots on goal for Glacier. Glacier registered two goals on five power play opportunities. Team's John Tesarek, Cutshall, and Spooner were slapped with misconducts and ejected from the game.