Quinn Nichols scored 1 minute, 47 seconds into overtime Saturday night, and the Butte Cobras opened the 2021-22 season with a 2-1 NA3HL victory over the Bozeman Icedogs at the Butte Community Ice Center. (Stats)
Jonah Gilbert and Jonathan Schoof assisted on the game-winning goal.
Butte took the lead in the first period when Luke Schleusner found the back of the net for a goal assisted by Robby Arver and Fabian Vik. The Icedogs tied it up 2 minutes into the second period on a Michael Schwartz goal. Liam Massie and Shane Domanick assisted.
Caleb Cross had a big night between the pipes for the Cobras. He saved 53 shots in the win.
The Cobras will play a pair of road games next week. They travel to Bozeman on Friday before heading to Helena on Saturday. Butte will play its next eight games on the road.
The next Cobras’ home game is Oct. 16 against Bozeman.