Billings beats Great Falls 1-0 as Semchak gains shutout

Cole Semchak made 32 saves to complete the shutout and led the Billings Bulls to a 1-0 win against the Great Falls Americans.

Nick Rizzo\’s game-winning tally was the game\’s only goal. It came at 19:33 in the third period. Ralfs Karelis assisted on the tally.

Billings was led by Rizzo, who racked up one goal.

The Bulls excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. Billings did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. The Bulls put an average of 3.9 pucks into the net per game. Billings\’ defensive effort looked to be improved. The Bulls gives up 2.8 goals on average per game.

Other players who recorded assists for Billings were Josh Pena, who had one.

Great Falls stifled Billings\’ power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Americans\’ offense operated below their season average. Great Falls averages 4.4 goals per game. The Americans\’ offense rang up 32 shots on the Bulls\’ net.

Billings incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Lauren Massie made 29 saves for Great Falls on 30 shots. The Americans incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.