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Yellowstone wins tough contest against Great Falls, 5-3

 

In a game where neither team could get a cushion, Yellowstone escaped with a 5-3 victory over Great Falls.

Each team kept the other at bay throughout the game, and Jake Dickison secured the win for Yellowstone with a goal in the second period.

 

Dickison had two goals to lead Yellowstone to victory.

Yellowstone forced Great Falls' netminders to work between the pipes, racking up 35 shots and forcing 30 saves. Lauren Massie made 13 stops and Jake Stephan made 17.

Yellowstone additionally got points from Nicholas Elliot, who also had one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Yellowstone included Tony Dahlberg and Reed Kelly, who scored one goal each. In addition, Yellowstone received assists from Justin Berezinski, who had two and Hunter Ruschmeyer and Max Doner, who each chipped in one.

Great Falls put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Yellowstone to score on any of its four power plays. Great Falls forced Yellowstone goalie Lance Knudson to work between the pipes, taking 38 shots. Great Falls' normally stingy defense allowed more goals than usual. Great Falls is averaging 1.9 goal against for the season.

Great Falls was led by Tanner Congdon, who finished with one goal and one assist. Congdon scored 18:58 into the first period to make the score 2-2. Reed Link picked up the assist. Great Falls also had goals scored by Tegan Harrington and Wade Wylie, who each put in one. More assists for Great Falls came via Ricards Bernhards, who had one and Josh Larson, who had two.

Knudson rejected 35 shots on goal for Yellowstone. Yellowstone incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Great Falls incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.