The Havre Syntech Ice Hawks lost their first of three consecutive games in a tournament Friday in Great Falls before defeating the host team Sunday.
The Havre team had some tough luck, being the only B team in the tournament.
But on a more positive note, the Ice Hawks were the only team to score against Calgary, a team that defeated other teams in the tournament by 15 or more points.
The Helena Bighorns opened the scoring 5:56 into the game and took a 1-0 lead after the first period. Just 20 seconds into the second period, Willy Schilling scored, tying the game at one.
The score held for the remainder of the second period before the Bighorns scored two more goals in the third period to take the game 3-1.
Havre was out-shot in the game 34-14.
Goalie David Zentmire had 31 saves.
The Ice Hawks continued the tournament with another loss to the Salmon Rapids Saturday.
The Rapids shutout Havre, 2-0.
The game was scoreless through the first two periods, with Salmon scoring its first goal with 5:40 remaining in the game. The second goal came three minutes later when the puck was deflected off goalie Michael Erickson's mask.
Later that afternoon, Havre faced a very tough Calgary team, falling once again 7-1.
Michael Erickson scored the only goal for Havre. Erickson scored the first goal of the game at the 7:20 mark in the first period, giving Havre a brief lead. Erickson's goal was the first any team had scored against Calgary in the tournament.
Calgary responded with two goals later in the first period, taking a 2-1 lead into the second. Calgary scored three more goals in the second and two in the third for the 7-1 win.
Havre was out-shot in the game 94-12.
Zentmire had 87 saves in the net.
The only win of the weekend for the Ice Hawks came Sunday against the host Great Falls Bulldogs.
Todd Roe had four goals and one assist to lead Havre to a 7-3 victory.
Having only scored twice in the last three games, Havre finally broke out of its scoring slump.
Roe opened the scoring barrage with a breakaway goal late in the first period, giving the Havre team a 1-0 lead going into the second.
In the second period, Michael Erickson took a pass from Roe and converted it into Havre's second score of the game. Erickson and Roe combined again for another score as the two broke into the offensive zone on a two-on-one breakaway. Erickson passed the puck to Roe from the right side as Roe cut through the slot and Roe buried a one-timer into the net.
Roe scored his hat-trick goal later in the second period with an assist from Boyce. The score at the end of two periods was Havre 4, Great Falls 1.
Willy Schilling blasted a slap-shot to score Havre's fifth goal early in the third. Troy Williams added another goal for the Ice Hawks, with Michael Morelli and Brad Hanson combining on the assist.
Zentmire finished the game with 31 saves.
Willy Schilling won the Saturday night skills competition for the hardest shot with a top speed of 65 miles per hour.
The next games for the Syntech team are against Gallatin Valley Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m. at the Havre Ice Dome.