Bozeman had a three-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 7-0 win over Louisiana.
Bozeman was paced by Gunnar Mogck, who tallied one goal and one assist. Mogck scored on the power play 9:12 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Bozeman. Bozeman had gained a power play chance when Tucker Alspaugh was whistled for hooking. Dylan Michaud assisted on the tally.
Bozeman racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with five minors and two majors for 50 minutes in penalty time. Bozeman had been averaging 22.0 minutes in penalties per game. Bozeman put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Louisiana to score on any of its five power plays. Bozeman\’s defense was surprisingly good. Bozeman averages 2.8 goals allowed per game. Bozeman found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. Bozeman averages 4.1 goals per game. The defensemen of Bozeman were also effective in Louisiana\’s zone, and came away with two goals.
Bozeman additionally got points from Michaud, who also registered one goal and one assist. Austin Charnholm also scored for Bozeman. More assists for Bozeman came via John Dixon, who had two, Kegan Couture, who had three, and Bryce Meckes, Brock Loser, and Duncan McGarrah, who each chipped in one.
Louisiana forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up five minors and two majors for 50 minutes in penalty time. Louisiana surpassed its season average of 24.0 penalty minutes per game. Louisiana\’s offense operated below its season average. Louisiana puts an average of 2.4 pucks into the net per game. Louisiana\’s offense was handcuffed by Bozeman\’s defensive play, and Louisiana managed only 13 shots on goal during the game.
Stephen Frank made 13 saves for Bozeman on 13 shots. Bozeman registered one goal on five power play opportunities. For Bozeman, AJ ODell was ejected from the game. Sean Angle rejected 18 shots on goal for Louisiana. Team\’s Jacob Istre and Jeremy Brown were slapped with misconducts and ejected from the game.