Great Falls had a three-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 5-1 win over Yellowstone.
Ricards Bernhards had one goal and two assists to lead Great Falls. Bernhards scored on the power play 18:00 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Great Falls. A kneeing penalty on Manuel Manero had put Great Falls on the power play. Tanner Congdon picked up the assist.
Great Falls\’ penalty kill excelled, as Great Falls gave up one goal despite allowing seven power plays.
Great Falls kept Yellowstone\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Derrick LaCombe made 38 saves on 43 shots.
Great Falls additionally got points from Colton Fletcher, who also racked up two goals and one assist. Others who scored for Great Falls included Stevan Goran and Brendan Jester, who scored one goal each. More assists for Great Falls came via Josh Larson, Austin Krantz, and Adam Apangalook, who contributed one each.
Yellowstone was led by Cosimo Yapello, who scored the team\’s only goal. Yapello scored on the power play 8:18 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Great Falls. Yellowstone earned a power play opportunity when Bernhards was put in the box for cross checking. Tony Dahlberg assisted on the tally.
Lauren Massie rejected 24 shots on goal for Great Falls. Great Falls incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors. Yellowstone incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors.