Behind a great game by Will Landsverk, who had two goals and one assist, Yellowstone defeated Bozeman, 6-2.
Landsverk\’s tallies came at 8:41 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Yellowstone and 8:41 into the second to make the score 3-3.
Yellowstone racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with 11 minors and one major for 47 minutes in penalty time. Yellowstone surpassed its season average of 23.0 penalty minutes per game. Yellowstone bested its season scoring average. This season, Yellowstone averages 3.4 goals per contest. Yellowstone had trouble converting on the power play advantage, managing just one goal on 10 chances. Yellowstone got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game.
Yellowstone additionally got points from Max Doner, who also registered one goal and three assists. Yellowstone also had goals scored by Cosimo Yapello, Hunter Ruschmeyer, and Nick Green, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Yellowstone were Mike McCullen, who had two, Matt Runyon, who had four, and Mason Stewart and Justin Berezinski, who each chipped in one.
Bozeman was often in penalty trouble, totaling 11 minors and one major for 57 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 26.0 minutes per game Bozeman had been spending in the box. Bozeman\’s offense operated below its season average. Bozeman puts an average of 4.3 pucks into the net per game. Bozeman kept Yellowstone\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Lance Knudson made 35 saves on 37 shots.
Bozeman was led by Kyle Amundson, who had one goal and one assist. Amundson scored on the power play 1:06 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Nicholas Thompson provided the assist. Others who scored for Bozeman included Elliott Hopkins and Kegan Couture, who scored one goal each. In addition, Bozeman received assists from Gunnar Mogck, who had two.
Bozeman\’s Josh Aycock stopped 22 shots out of the 28 that he faced. Bozeman registered two goals on eight power play opportunities.