Josh Neumann gave the Yellowstone Quake the lead in the first period, and the Bozeman Icedogs was never able to catch up in a close game that ended 4-2.
A goal 17:20 into the first period by Neumann proved to be the game winner, and powered Yellowstone to the victory. The Quake had taken the advantage when Bozeman\’s Coleton Anderson got sent off for tripping. Sawyer Scanlan picked up the assist.
Yellowstone was paced by Sean Pilet, who had one goal and one assist. Pilet scored on the power play 17:51 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Yellowstone. The Quake had gained a power play chance when Gunnar Mogck was whistled for hooking. Mike McCullen assisted on the tally.
Yellowstone kept the Icedogs\’ goalie busy throughout the game, and Denijs Romanovskis made 31 saves on 35 shots.
Yellowstone additionally got points from Neumann, who also tallied one goal and two assists, Scanlan, who also registered one goal and two assists, and Max Doner, who also tallied one goal and one assist. In addition, Yellowstone received assists from Blake Reynolds, who had one.
The Quake were unable to stop Bozeman from sending pucks towards the net, and the Icedogs eventually piled up 43 shots on goal.
Lance Knudson recorded 41 saves for Yellowstone. The Quake incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Bozeman incurred 22 minutes in penalty time with six minors.