The Bozeman Icedogs, who led by four goals at one point, survived a comeback attempt by Bozeman and clinched a 4-3 victory.
The Icedogs led by four goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when Bozeman\’s Patrick Anaruk\’s scored on the power play at 8:03 in the second period to put the Icedogs up 4-0.
Bozeman got the win with help from a great game by Anaruk, who had one goal and two assists.
In the losing effort, the Yellowstone Quake were led by Trent Carter, who grabbed two goals. Carter scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 21:33 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Bozeman. Yellowstone had gotten the advantage when the Icedogs\’ Jason Demczak was sent off for elbowing. Josh Neumann assisted on the tally. Carter\’s next tally on the power play made the score 4-3 Bozeman with -126 seconds left in the second period. Neumann provided the assist.
Bozeman cashed in on power play opportunities, scoring three goals on five chances. Team\’s forwards weren\’t the only contributers offensively, and the team\’s defensemen showcased their scoring touch with three goals.
Bozeman additionally got points from Gunnar Mogck, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Chase Engdahl also scored for Bozeman. In addition, Bozeman received assists from Kegan Couture, who had two and Jake Nicks, Ryan Erickson, and Nathan Luznier-Purdy, who contributed one a piece.
The Icedogs ended with 13 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major. Yellowstone\’s starting goalie, Rocco Yapello, made eight saves and finished with the loss before he was taken out in favor of Case Hansen, who stopped 14 shots. The Quake totaled 15 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major and went 2-for-4 on the power play.