Yellowstone survives Bozeman comeback, wins 2-1

Yellowstone survived a determined comeback attempt by Bozeman on the way to a 2-1 win.

Yellowstone made the score 2-0 on a goal by Will Landsverk at 9:00 in the second period, and Bozeman got as close as 2-1 when Elliott Hopkins scored 8:42 into the third period.

Yellowstone was led by goalie Garret Matz, who finished with 33 saves while allowing one goal. Matz managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 1.77 prior to the game.

Yellowstone did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. Yellowstone puts an average of 4.7 pucks into the net per game. Yellowstone\’s offense rang up 34 shots on Bozeman\’s net.

Mike McCullen also scored for Yellowstone. In addition, Yellowstone received assists from Cosimo Yapello, Curtis Greenbush, Nick Greene, and Tony Dahlberg, who contributed one each.

Bozeman could not produce up to its normal offensive output. Bozeman averages 3.9 goals per game. Bozeman\’s offense rang up 34 shots on Yellowstone\’s net.

Other players who recorded assists for Bozeman were John Dixon and Nicholas Thompson, who each chipped in one.

Yellowstone totaled 35 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major and went 0-for-1 on the power play. For Yellowstone, Jake Dickison was ejected from the game. Stephen Frank made 32 saves for Bozeman on 34 shots. Bozeman incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors.