Bruins playoff run ends in Helena

Frontier Division Semi-Finals, Game 3 – Missoula 5 @ Helena 6 (Helena wins series, 2-1) – Down 4-2 entering the final frame, the Bighorns put together a remarkable comeback period that saw them outscore the Bruins 4-1 to ultimately take a 6-5 win in a hard-fought Game 3 and advance to the Frontier Division Finals. Darren Donovan shone brightest with a hat-trick on the day, joining Luc Cross, Kaden Lindberg and Ian Zaleski on the Bighorns’ side of the scoresheet. At the other end, Misha Akatnov stood out with a pair of strikes for Missoula, with Austin Leadbetter, Vadim Zubkov and Wyatt Ploot helping to build up their early advantage. A combined 32 saves from Alexander Rogers and Carver Thompson backstopped Helena’s victory, while Josh Sample and Evan Williams put up a shared 42 for Missoula in the loss.

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