Bruins fall in season opener

Great Falls 5 @ Missoula 0 – The rout was on early in Missoula, as the Great Falls Americans struck just 1:41 into the contest and coasted to a 5-0 victory over the Missoula Jr. Bruins at Glacier Ice Rink Friday night. Lindros Beard scored the early goal that ultimately sealed Great Falls’ victory, and the Americans poured it on with three, second period goals from Alexi Suchomlin, Matt Janke and Jens Juliussen. Jack Olson then found twine in the final frame to stretch their advantage to five goals. Olson (1g,1a), Juliussen (1g,1a), Janke (1g,1a) and Braxton Lorentz (2a) each starred with two-point efforts on the night. Americans goalie Drew Scites picked up where he did last year and posted a 19-save shutout.

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