Early goals doom Billings, falls to Yellowstone, 9-1


A five-goal first period deficit cost Billings, which could not recover and fell to Yellowstone, 9-1.


Yellowstone was led by goalie Lance Knudson, who finished with 27 saves while allowing one goal. Knudson managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 2.41 prior to the game.

Yellowstone got the win thanks to a great game by Tristan Henrichs, who had one goal and two assists. Henrichs scored 1:12 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Yellowstone. Mason Stewart picked up the assist.

Yellowstone kept Billings' goalie busy throughout the game, and Brandon Brown made 39 saves on 48 shots. Yellowstone surpassed its usual scoring output this season. This season, Yellowstone averages 4.7 goals per contest.

Yellowstone also got points from Max Doner, who also registered two goals and two assists to lead the team in points, Nick Greene, who also racked up one goal and two assists, Tony Dahlberg, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, and Reed Kelly, who also had one goal and two assists. Others who scored for Yellowstone included Nicholas Elliot, Manuel Manero, and Matt Runyon, who each put in one. In addition, Yellowstone received assists from Cosimo Yapello, Jake Dickison, and Justin Berezinski, who each chipped in one and Will Landsverk and Nick Ligocki, who contributed two each.

Yellowstone incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors. Billings incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.