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Ivanov lifts Great Falls over Billings, 7-1

Arseny Ivanov was all over the ice for Great Falls, as he tallied two goals in Great Falls\’ 7-1 win over Billings.

Ivanov\’s tallies came at 4:32 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Great Falls and 10:48 into the second to make the score 2-1 Great Falls.

Billings was unable to stop Great Falls from sending pucks towards the net, and Great Falls eventually piled up 61 shots on goal. Great Falls bested its season scoring average. Great Falls averages 4.2 goals per game. The defensemen of Great Falls were also effective in Billings\’ zone, and came away with three goals.

Great Falls additionally got points from Tanner Congdon, who also registered one goal and one assist and Austin Krantz, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Tyler Garcia also scored for Great Falls. Other players who recorded assists for Great Falls were Kyle Johnson, who had two and Lauren Massie, Tegan Harrington, Jesse Johnson, Josh Larson, Connor Barta, and Brendan Jester, who each chipped in one.

Billings was led by Connor Melton, who scored the team\’s only goal. Melton scored 3:45 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Zach Heiser provided the assist.

Lauren Massie made 20 saves for Great Falls on 21 shots. Great Falls incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors. Brandon Brown recorded 54 saves for Billings. Billings incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.