The Bozeman Icedogs struggled against the Gillette Wild allowing Brooks Mitzel to score a hat trick as Bozeman crushed Gillette 9-2 in a home game at Spirit Hall Ice Arena in Bozeman. In addition, the Icedogs' defense had a poor night, allowing the Wild 33 shots throughout the game. The Gillette Wild took the lead before the halfway point in the first on a goal from Gage Thompson and never looked back.
Derek Scoggins contributed with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and Jack Oberg delivered for his team with 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists).
In the first period, Mitzel opened the scoring for Gillette with a goal at 2:54 with a helper from his linemate Walters. Mitzel deposited a goal at 4:57 with helpers from Oberg and Scoggins. Thompson put in what turned out to be the game winning goal at 13:22. Eastep netted a goal at 18:58 with assists from his teammates Stockert and Feagins.
During the second, Conti scored a goal at 9:19 with helpers from his linemates, Varty and Walters. Mitzel deposited a goal at 18:58 with an assist from Oberg.
In the third period, Boje finally put Bozeman on the board with a goal at 0:43 with helpers from his linemates, Cook and Charnholm. Oberg quickly followed with a goal at 1:18 with assists from his linemates, Mitzel and Peterson. Rambo scored a goal at 8:07 with a helper from Walters. Scoggins deposited a goal at 13:46 with assists from Varty and Stockert. Liner quickly followed with a goal at 15:00 with helpers from Hanley and Patten.
This loss brings the Bozeman Icedogs’ record to (0-16-0-0).