On Saturday the Glasgow Ice Dawgs High School team traveled to Billings for a pair of games against the Bulls. Due to a scheduling issue on their end, the 10 a.m. game was moved to 9 a.m.. The problem was that they did not let the Ice Dawgs know until 8:30 that morning. Everyone made it in the nick of time after several frenzied calls and text messages.
The game got underway at 9:30 a.m. and needless to say, the Dawgs took some time to find their rhythm after the hectic morning.
In the first period, Billings came out red hot scoring 4 goals while holding the Dawgs scoreless. One of those goals found its way into the net after Ice Dawgs defenseman attempted to clear the puck around the back of the net.
Glasgow started the second with a much better effort with Ryan Padden scoring unassisted and the defense shutting down the Bulls. In the third, Billings found the back of the net twice while Padden scored the lone Ice Dawgs goal making it a 6-2 loss for Glasgow.
The Dawgs effort in the second and third was very good, just not enough to make up for the shaky start. The Ice Dawgs were outshot 42-13 with Harley Eliason making 36 saves.
In game 2, Glasgow came out of the locker room ready to play.
The first period was back and forth between the two teams and ended 0-0 tie. In the second period Padden scored twice, once with an assist going to his younger brother Taylor and then unassisted in the closing seconds of the period to make it 2-1 Dawgs.
Glasgow clearly had the momentum heading into the third, but Billings scored an early period power play goal to tie it up. The Bulls scored again just moments later to take the lead. With time running out and down by one Connor Simensen scored on a power play with an assist going to Padden to tie it up. The game ended in a 3-3 tie with Eliason making 54 saves. The Ice Dawgs travel to Bozeman for two game on January 4-5 to face their Ice Dogs.