Parker Orchard came up big, stopping 48 of 56 shots throughout the game. The Missoula Junior Bruins took the lead before the halfway point in the second on a goal from Misha Akatnov.
Beckett Patten chipped in with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and Austin Charnholm did his part, adding 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist). Misha Akatnov delivered for his team with 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) and Cj Odlin had a busy night with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).
In the first period, Blondin opened the scoring for Missoula with a goal at 0:51 with a helper from Cunningham. Moistner deposited a goal at 10:17 with helpers from his linemates, Dennison and Akatnov. Todd netted a goal at 13:20 with assists from his teammates Cunningham and Odlin. Vincent put in a goal at 16:39 with helpers from his linemates, Cottle and Jaffe. Charnholm finally put the Icedogs on the board with a goal at 18:58.
In the second, Akatnov answered for the Junior Bruins with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 7:59 with an assist from Dennison. Stucker answered for Bozeman with a goal at 12:58 with helpers from Charnholm and Mcgarrah. Patten scored a goal at 15:46 with assists from Hanley and Mcgarrah.
In the third, Odlin answered for Missoula with a goal at 2:21 with helpers from Cottle and Mattfeldt. Cottle put in a goal at 8:10 with assists from Kirk and Blondin. Akatnov quickly followed with a goal at 8:59 with helpers from Stewart and Dennison. Davis answered for Bozeman with a goal at 19:57 with assists from Patten and Mcgarrah.
This loss brings the Bozeman Icedogs’ record to (0-14-0-0).