Bozeman jumped out to a 4-1 first-period lead, and the Icedogs skated past the Butte Cobras for an 8-3 win Saturday night at the Butte Community Ice Center. (Stats)
Nash Pine, Isaac Smoldon and Connor Fuchs each scored a pair of goals to lead Bozeman, which outshot the Cobras 68-35. Hayden Groth and Brock Finn each added a goal. Finn and Duncan McGarrah each assisted on two goals.
Sean O’Connor registered 32 saves to get the win in goal.
Tyson Stovin scored two goals and Bryce Gould added one to lead the Cobras. Robin Bagley assisted on a goal, and Sean Leonard turned away 60 shots.
The Cobras and Icedogs will meet again next Friday in Bozeman.