Bozeman Completes First Sweep of the Year
The Bozeman Icedogs completed a series sweep this past weekend in just the second week of the North American Three Hockey League (NA3HL) season. The Icedogs took both games on the road from the Sheridan Hawks, a new team in the Frontier Division.
In the first game, the Icedogs prevailed 3-2. Three different Icedogs would score in the game’s first two periods, with Duncan McGarrah scoring his first goal of the season in the first period while Hazen McKay and Christian Veneruzzo tallied in the second frame as both teams traded goals.
Defensively, the Icedogs would hold the Hawks to a scoreless third period and goaltender Domagoj Troha would make 47 saves.
Building off their win on Friday, the Icedogs would skate to a 5-2 win over Sheridan on Saturday. Hazen McKay would pick up his second hat trick (three-goal) performance this year, and Andrew Bertolini would score his first Icedog goal as Will Kutch chipped in another.
McGarrah led the team with two assists, and the defense would shutout the Hawks once again in the third. Troha would make 22 saves.
“We definitely ground out for a win this weekend. There were a lot of things to learn from for us, but we were able to find ways to win,” said McGarrah. “The third period of the last game, in my opinion, was one of our best periods so far and great to build off going forward. A lot of little things we need to fix, but overall a sweep is always a good weekend.”
Bozeman’s next game will be against the Butte Cobras in Butte, Montana on September 27th.