Yellowstone holds on for 2-1 win against Bozeman


Yellowstone survived a determined comeback attempt by Bozeman on the way to a 2-1 win.

Yellowstone made the score 2-0 on a goal by Will Landsverk at 9:00 in the second period, and Bozeman got as close as 2-1 when Elliott Hopkins scored 8:42 into the third period.


Bozeman was stymied by Yellowstone's netminder Garret Matz, who stopped 33 shots during the victory. The solid play of Matz will be reflected in his goals against average, which pre-game was 1.87.

Yellowstone was held below its usual level of production. Yellowstone averages 4.7 goals per game. Bozeman was unable to stop Yellowstone from sending pucks towards the net, and Yellowstone eventually piled up 34 shots on goal.

Yellowstone also got a goal from Mike McCullen as well. In addition, Yellowstone received assists from Cosimo Yapello, Curtis Greenbush, Nick Greene, and Tony Dahlberg, who each chipped in one.

Bozeman did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. Bozeman puts an average of 3.9 pucks into the net per game. Bozeman's offense rang up 34 shots on Yellowstone's net.

More assists for Bozeman came via John Dixon and Nicholas Thompson, who contributed one each.

Yellowstone totaled 25 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major and went 0-for-1 on the power play. For Yellowstone, Jake Dickison was ejected from the game. Stephen Frank made 32 saves for Bozeman on 34 shots. Bozeman incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors.