The Missoula Junior Bruins' defense had a poor night, allowing the Helena Bighorns 30 shots throughout the game. The Helena Bighorns took the lead early in the second on a goal from Luc Cross.
Misha Akatnov delivered for his team with 2 goals. Luc Cross contributed with 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) and Gavin Cline chipped in with 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist).
During the first period, Akatnov opened the scoring for the Junior Bruins with a goal at 10:51 with helpers from his linemates, Zubkov and Dennison. Scheibel answered for the Bighorns with a goal at 14:59 with helpers from his teammates Groskops and Kottmeier. Lindberg scored a goal at 18:41 with assists from Sullivan and Rieger. Akatnov quickly followed with a goal at 19:26 with assists from Miller and Kirk.
During the second, Cross answered for Helena with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 2:37 with a helper from Lindberg. Cline deposited a goal at 8:12 with helpers from Lindberg and Rieger. Niskanen put in a goal at 10:55 with assists from his linemates, Kottmeier and Sullivan. Cross netted a goal at 15:02 with helpers from his linemates, Lindberg and Cline. Rieger quickly followed with a goal at 16:16 with assists from Lindberg and Gavrilenko.
During the third period, Cline deposited a goal at 1:12 with helpers from his linemates, Cross and Klco. Klco netted a goal at 16:03 with assists from Kipper and Gavrilenko.
This loss brings the Missoula Junior Bruins’ record to (17-28-2-0).