In a game where neither team could get a cushion, Bozeman escaped with a 4-2 victory over Billings.
Bozeman gained the winning advantage on a goal by AJ ODell 5:44 into the third period and hung on until final buzzer.
Bozeman was led by ODell, who racked up one goal.
Billings was unable to stop Bozeman from sending pucks towards the net, and Bozeman eventually piled up 34 shots on goal.
Bozeman additionally got points from Gunnar Mogck, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Bozeman included Dylan Michaud and John Dixon, who scored one goal each. More assists for Bozeman came via Daniel Liberko, Kegan Couture, and Nicholas Thompson, who each chipped in one and Elliott Hopkins and Steven Nisbet, who contributed two each.
Billings was helped by Chris Nicolai, who grabbed one goal. Nicolai scored 12:27 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Billings. Jacob Yoho assisted on the tally. Edward Hoppmann also scored for Billings. In addition, Billings received assists from Tristan Henrichs, who had one.
Benjamin Sakaria recorded 22 saves for Bozeman. Bozeman incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Billings\’ Gage Overby stopped 30 shots out of the 34 that he faced. Billings incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors.