Nick Battaglia posted a shutout, stopping all 24 of the Missoula Junior Bruins shots throughout the game. The Helena Bighorns took the lead before the halfway point in the first on a goal from Mikhail Gavrilenko and never looked back.
Mikhail Gavrilenko had a busy night with 2 goals and Jeremy Solko delivered for his team with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).
In the first, Gavrilenko opened the scoring for Helena with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 10:41 with helpers from Goulet and Solko. Groskops put in a goal at 13:25 with assists from his teammates Cross and Lindberg.
In the second period, Solko deposited a goal at 5:22 with helpers from Kottmeier and Scheibel. Gavrilenko scored a goal at 8:36 with assists from Groskops and Kipper.
In the third, Cross netted a goal at 0:06 with helpers from his linemates, Lindberg and Cline. Kottmeier put in a goal at 14:28 with assists from Groskops and Niskanen. Groskops scored a goal at 18:02 with helpers from Klco and Cunningham.
This loss brings the Missoula Junior Bruins’ record to (17-27-2-0).