Great Falls pulled out a 2-1 (OT) overtime victory over Bozeman on a clutch goal by Ricards Bernhards.
After the loss made the series score 1-0 in the best of three series, Bozeman faces elimination next time out.
Great Falls\’ Jake Stephan was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 40 saves and let only one puck past him. Despite the solid performance, Stephan will actually see his goals against average rise, as it stood at 0.74 entering the contest.
Great Falls was paced by Bernhards, who tallied one goal. Bernhards scored 1:29 into to make the score 2-1 Great Falls. Jesse Johnson picked up the assist.
Great Falls forced Bozeman goalie Stephen Frank to work between the pipes, taking 63 shots.
Bozeman\’s offense rang up 41 shots on Great Falls\’ net.
Great Falls incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors. Bozeman\’s Frank stopped 61 shots out of the 63 that he faced. Bozeman incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors.