NA3HL Playoffs 2016
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Great Falls wins tough contest against Yellowstone, 5-4
Story by Narrative Science.
The game between Great Falls and Yellowstone was tight through all 60 minutes, but in the end Great Falls emerged with a 5-4 win.
Neither team gained more than a one-goal lead, and Tyler Garcia's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker.
The win by Great Falls clinched the best of three series at 2-0.
Garcia had a great game for Great Falls, netting two goals.
Great Falls forced Yellowstone goalie Garret Matz to work between the pipes, taking 49 shots. Great Falls' penalty kill unit could not stop Yellowstone's power play, which converted on two of three opportunities.
Great Falls additionally got points from Josh Larson, who also registered one goal and one assist and Tanner Congdon, who also finished with one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Great Falls also got a goal from Adam Apangalook as well. In addition, Great Falls received assists from Wade Wylie, who had two and Arseny Ivanov, Tegan Harrington, Jesse Johnson, and Miles Giorgione, who each chipped in one.
Yellowstone's offense rang up 39 shots on Great Falls' net.
Yellowstone was helped by Will Landsverk, who tallied one goal. Landsverk scored 10:59 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Yellowstone. Manuel Manero picked up the assist. Yellowstone also got points from Reed Kelly, who also grabbed one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Yellowstone included Nick Greene and Nicholas Elliot, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Yellowstone were Mason Stewart, who had two and Tristan Henrichs, Jake Dickison, and Matt Runyon, who contributed one each.
Jake Stephan made 35 saves for Great Falls on 39 shots. Great Falls incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Yellowstone's Matz stopped 44 shots out of the 49 that he faced. Yellowstone incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.