Yellowstone beats Bozeman 5-4 after comeback scare

The Bozeman Icedogs tried their best to erase a four-goal deficit, but the Yellowstone Quake would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 5-4.

Yellowstone made the score 5-1 on a goal by Ryan Garvey at 8:13 in the third period, and Bozeman got as close as 5-4 when Jason Demczak scored 16:53 into the third period.

The Quake surpassed their usual scoring output this season. Yellowstone has scored at the pace of 2.9 goals per game during the current campaign. The Quake got an offensive boost from their blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game.

Yellowstone was led by Jimmy Tich, who had two goals and three assists. Tich scored the first of his two goals at 10:49 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Yellowstone. Sawyer Scanlan assisted on the tally. Tich\’s next tally made the score 3-0 Yellowstone with 8:20 left in the second period. Others who scored for Yellowstone included Avery Lison and Mike McCullen, who scored one goal each. More assists for Yellowstone came via Jaden Sveinson, who had two and Josh Neumann and Cameron Hardiak, who contributed one a piece.

The Icedogs had trouble converting on the power play advantage, managing just two goals on nine chances.

Bozeman additionally got points from Gunnar Mogck, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. In addition, Bozeman received assists from Chase Engdahl, who had two and Steven Nisbet and Kegan Couture, who each chipped in one.

Case Hansen made 23 saves for the Quake on 27 shots. Yellowstone incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with nine minors. Devin Day rejected 21 shots on goal for Bozeman. The Icedogs incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors.