Hawks Win Tough Duel vs. Great Falls

Matthew Gaston | The Sheridan Press
Sheridan’s Logan Syrup (10) makes the steal before passing the puck off to Blake Billings (14) during the second period against Butte Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019.

The Sheridan NA3HL Hawks played the Great Falls Americas Friday and Saturday, winning both games in overtime.

Friday Kamden Sengheiser gave the Hawks an early lead in the first period and a goal by Peyton Kesselhon in the second period gave the Hawks a 2-0 lead. Two shots moved past Luke Fundator in the second period and with no goals being scored in the third period of play, the game was tied 2-2 at the end of regulation. Just more than a minute into overtime, Justin Schwartzmiller earned the Hawks a 3-2 victory.

On Saturday, Schwartzmiller found the back of the net in the first period to start the scoring in the game. Steven Delikat extended the lead to 2-0 in the second period but the Americas cut the lead to 2-1 heading into the third. Blake Billings scored early in the third period but three goals in a row by Great Falls gave the Americans a 4-3 lead midway into the third period. Schwartzmiller tied the game at 4, sending the game into OT. Logan Syrup scored the game-ending goal more than two minutes into overtime.

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