Butte Picks up First Win of the Season
By The Northern Hockey News
Wyatt Haakenson’s goal at the 1:43 mark in the overtime period sealed the Cobra’s 8-7 win over the Yellowstone Quake and gave the Butte club their first win of the season in front of the home crowd at the Butte Community Ice Center
“I was just in the right spot, my teammate [Alec Sorby] made a beautiful pass and all I had to do was tap it in 2. I think everyone’s performance contributed to that win, we were capitalizing on a lot of our chances and a few guys put up several points” said Haakenson.
Haakenson would finish with two goals and two assists on the night.
The Cobras kept the Yellowstone Netminder busy as they blasted 69 shots on net. Cobra Tyson Stovin would find the back of the net three times and assisted on another goal from Haakenson. Stovin’s Hat Trick performance would earn him first star honors on the night.
Goalie, Casey Mattfeldt would finish the game with 59 saves in his first win of the season in between the pipes. Butte’s Head Coach Chris Shadow was happy about the win for the Cobras and the team effort.
“We competed all night. Everyone in the locker is finally competing together as a team instead of individuals. We battled back after every goal and believed in each other” said Shadow.
Butte will hit the road next week for a 2 game road trip in Bozeman on Friday night (October 19th) and in Helena on the 20th. Check out buttecobras.com for more info.