Bozeman beat Great Falls, 2-1, in a contest where the winning goal was scored in the first period but the game remained close throughout.
Great Falls was stymied by Bozeman\’s netminder Stephen Frank, who stopped 49 shots during the victory. Frank certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 2.27 entering the contest.
Bozeman excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances.
Great Falls\’ penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on three Bozeman power plays. Great Falls did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. Great Falls puts an average of 4.1 pucks into the net per game. Great Falls\’ offense rang up 50 shots on Bozeman\’s net.
Bozeman ended with 11 minutes in penalty time with three minors and one major. Jake Stephan made 22 saves for Great Falls on 24 shots. Great Falls ended with 21 minutes in penalty time with three minors and one major.