Saturday Scores: Wild, Power, Bighorns complete sweeps
Gillette 5 @ Badlands 1 – Saizha Norweigian scored two goals and Tucker Lien had three points as the Wild picked up a weekend road sweep of the Sabres thanks to a 5-1 win on Saturday. The Wild jumped out to a 3-0 lead thanks to two goals from Norweigian and another from Zac Yurkanin. Badlands made it 3-1 at the end of the 2nd period with a goal from Ryan Hipsag. In the 3rd period, the Wild secured the win with goals from Tristan Baker and Lien. Jack Orchard picked up the win in goal, while Maxim Currie took the loss.
St. Louis 4 @ Milwaukee 7 – The Power picked up a weekend home sweep of St. Louis thanks to two goals apiece from Michael Dalaly and Ben Cremers. The Power were propelled by three goals in the 1st period from Dalaly, Connor O’Neal, and Cam Dahl. St. Louis made a game of things in the 2nd period with three goals from Michael Gakhutishvili, Duke Boccardi, and Jack Dapron, but the Power maintained their lead with goal from Teddy Marion and Cremers. In the 3rd period, more goals from Cremers and Dalaly secured the win. Jacob Horrall had the other goal for St. Louis. Anthony Maiorca made 30 saves in the win, Brendan Cobb made 24 saves in the loss.
Bozeman 1 @ Butte 2 (OT) – Butte goalie Caleb Cross made 53 saves in his NA3HL debut to lead the Cobras to a 2-1 overtime win over the Icedogs. Butte took a 1-0 lead thanks to a 1st period goal from Luke Schleusner. The Icedogs responded in the 2nd period with a power play goal from Michael Schwartz. 1:47 into overtime, Quinn Nichols scored the game-winner for the Cobras. Icedogs goalie Collin Soderholm made 43 saves in the loss.
Helena 10 @ Sheridan 0 – For the second straight night, the Helena Bighorns put in a dominant performance in Sheridan, winning again by a 10-0 score, outsoring the Hawks 20-0 for the weekend. Samuel Feamster had a hat-trick and an assist in the win. The game was over early as Helena scored five goals in the 1st period, including two from Gavyn Galloway and others from Andrew Deskin, Nick Cofer, and Eric Gibboney. Feamster added two goals in the 2nd period and Gibboney also scored his second goal. Feamster completed his hat-trick in the 3rd period, which also included another goal from Deskin. Anthony Adleman made 18 saves in the shutout win. Patric Loeffler took the loss.
Great Falls 4 @ Yellowstone 3 (OT) – Thomas Gazich scored :21 seconds into overtime to give the Americans a series split thanks to a 4-3 overtime win. Yellowstone jumped out to a 3-1 lead thanks to goals from Keegan Ferguson, Brandon Kiddis, and Cameron Deforest. The Americans mounted a comeback thanks to goals from Jackson Henningsgard, Aaron Leaf, and Micah Serino. Americans goalie Zac Hattan made 33 saves in the win, while Cole Eastman made 42 saves in the loss.