Late goal as the Icedogs fall to the Bighorns 5-4

Richard Groskops scored the game winning goal late in the game as the Bozeman Icedogs narrowly lost to the Helena Bighorns 5-4 in a home game at Haynes Pavilion in Bozeman. What's more, the Bozeman Icedogs' defense had a poor night, allowing Helena 26 shots throughout the game.

Cade Hanley did his part, adding 3 assists and Tyler Balcerak contributed with 2 assists. Kaden Lindberg chipped in with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and Gavin Cline delivered for his team with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).

In the first, Lindberg opened the scoring for Helena with a goal at 7:16 with a helper from defenseman Kipper. Huntley quickly followed with a goal at 9:05 with helpers from his teammates Balcerak and Hanley.

During the second period, Schumacher put in a goal at 3:56 with assists from Balcerak and Hanley. Patten deposited a goal at 12:08 with helpers from Hanley and Charnholm.

In the third, Dietz answered for the Bighorns with a goal at 4:22 with an assist from his defensive partner, Rieger. Cline quickly followed with a goal at 4:50. Kottmeier scored a goal at 6:55 with helpers from Dietz and Lindberg. Boje quickly followed with a goal at 8:14 with an assist from defenseman Davis. Groskops answered for the Bighorns with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 19:01 with a helper from Cline.

This loss brings the Bozeman Icedogs’ record to (3-29-0-0).