Glacier wins tough contest against Bozeman, 6-4

Glacier gutted out a close 6-4 win against the Bozeman Icedogs.

Glacier gained the winning advantage on a goal by Robert Dawson 8:00 into the third period and hung on until final buzzer.

Glacier\’s penalty kill excelled, as Glacier gave up one goal despite allowing six power plays.

Glacier was often in penalty trouble, totaling eight minors and two majors for 36 minutes in penalty time. Glacier surpassed its season average of 29.0 penalty minutes per game. Bozeman was unable to stop Glacier from sending pucks towards the net, and Glacier eventually piled up 32 shots on goal. Glacier outdid its season average for goals scored. Glacier averages 3.0 goals per game.

Glacier also got points from Tyler Latimer, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Brett Fernandez, who also had one goal and one assist, Padraic Ripple, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, and Austin Givens, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Glacier also got a goal from Paul Kinder as well. Other players who recorded assists for Glacier were Chris Cutshall, Austin Svingen, Karson Frisk, and Tucker Spooner, who each chipped in one.

The Icedogs were helped by Ryan Erickson, who finished with one goal and two assists. Erickson scored on the power play 15:26 into the second period to make the score 4-3 Glacier. A checking from behind penalty on Shane Archuleta had put Bozeman on the power play. Gunnar Mogck picked up the assist. Bozeman additionally got points from Mogck, who also registered one goal and two assists and Kegan Couture, who also had one goal and two assists. Kyle Lopes also scored for Bozeman. In addition, Bozeman received assists from Frank Sabato and Weston Blatter, who contributed one a piece.

Glacier\’s Pierre Gustafsson stopped 21 shots out of the 25 that he faced. Glacier registered zero goals on two power play opportunities. Zach Skop made 26 saves for the Icedogs on 32 shots. Bozeman ended with 28 minutes in penalty time with four minors and two majors. For the Icedogs, Ricky Green was ejected from the game.