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NA3HL News: NA3HL announces new markets for the 2019-20 season
By NA3HL Frisco, TX., April 17, 2019 — On the eve of the 2019 North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) Draft, the NA3HL is pleased to announce six new markets for the 2019-20 season, which was rec [...]
Sheridan Press Newspaper: Sheridan (WY) Hawks to launch NA3HL junior team in September
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MTN SPORTS (KRTV): Great Falls Americans defenseman Nate Simpson headed to Maryville University
By MTN (KRTV) Sports Staff April 15, 2019 (Editor’s note: Great Falls Americans release) GREAT FALLS — The Great Falls Americans of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) announced de [...]
Defenseman Simpson to join teammate Juliussen at Missouri’s Maryville University
By Kevin Scott GREAT FALLS, Mont., April 14, 2019 — The Great Falls Americans of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) are proud to announce that defenseman Nate Simpson has committed to [...]

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Thanks for a great 2018-19 season!!!

The Great Falls Americans (41-11-0-1) want to take this time to thank our very talented players that we have loved watching all year long, all of the coaching staff from Owner Jim Keough to Americans General Manager/Head Coach Greg Sears to the game night staff that helped make the season successful at the Great Falls Ice Plex. We also would like to thank all of our sponsors (too many to list) for the 2018-19 season. Last, but not least, we want to thank all of the fans who supported and came out to watch the Americans in action. Great Falls ended up leading the Frontier Division in attendance again this year!!!

The Americans finished the regular season in second place behind the Helena Bighorn during the regular season. Great Falls’ regular season record was 38-8-0-1 with 19-4-0-1 record at the Great Falls Ice Plex and 19-4 on the road. The Americans advanced to the NA3HL Frontier Division Semi-Finals and won their three-game series against the Bozeman Ice Dogs, 2-1 (including two wins at home). Great Falls faced a tough Helena Bighorns squad in the Frontier Division Finals and took the series to three games before falling in the finale. Great Falls won all three home playoff games and went 0-for-3 on the road.

We also had some Americans win some season awards as well (see the press release). (COMING SOON!)

Thanks also to the local media outlets including the Great Falls Tribune, ABC/FOX Montana (KFBB), KTVH (NBC in Helena) and KRTV for the great hockey coverage during the season. Hope to see you for the 2019-20 season in the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL). Thank You!!!

A special thanks to Laura Richesin for taking and sharing the action photos of the games she attended this season. It was much appreciated.


2019 NA3HL FRONTIER DIVISION FINALS (BEST-OF-3)

All games streamed online at HockeyTV or click here to view the box scores.

#2 Great Falls Americans (41-11-0-1) vs. #1 Helena Bighorns (42-9-2-0)

Helena WINS SERIES 2-1

Dates: March 21-23, 2019

Thurs. March 21 (Game 1): Great Falls Americans @Helena Bighorns, 7:05PM, Helena Ice Arena, Helena, MT (HEL WINS 5-3)

Fri. March 22 (Game 2): Helena Bighorns @ Great Falls Americans, 7:30PM, Great Falls Ice Plex, Great Falls, MT (GF WINS 4-0)

Sat. March 23 (Game 3): Great Falls Americans @Helena Bighorns, 7:05PM, Helena Ice Arena, Helena, MT (HEL WINS 5-1)

Related Content: 

March 23, 2019: MTN Sports (KTVH):Helena Bighorns top Great Falls to win Frontier Division, advance to Fraser Cup Playoffs Read Article

March 23, 2019: 406 MT Sports: Helena Bighorns qualify for Fraser Cup with win over Great Falls Americans Read Article

March 23, 2019: Great Falls Tribune: Americans’ season over as Bighorns win series in three game Read Article

March 22, 2019: 406 MT Sports: Great Falls Americans force third game with a shutout over Helena Bighorns Read Article

March 22, 2019: Great Falls Tribune: Winner-take-all Saturday night as Americans blank Helena in Game 2 Read Article

March 21, 2019: 406 MT Sports: Helena Bighorns one game away from Fraser Cup with victory over Great Falls Read Article 

March 21, 2019: MTN Sports (KTVH): Bighorns one step closer to Fraser Cup with win over Americans Read Article

March 21, 2019: Great Falls Tribune: Americans drop Game One in Helena; must-win Game 2 Friday at IcePlex Read Article


2019 NA3HL FRONTIER DIVISION SEMI-FINALS (BEST-OF-3)

All games streamed online at HockeyTV or click here to view the box scores.

#3 Bozeman Ice Dogs (29-16-5-0) vs. #2 Great Falls Americans (40-9-0-1)

Great Falls WINS SERIES 2-1

Dates: March 15-17, 2019

Fri. March 15 (Game 1): Bozeman Ice Dogs @ Great Falls Americans, 7:30PM, Great Falls Ice Plex, Great Falls, MT (GF WINS 3-2 Overtime)

Sat. March 16 (Game 2): Great Falls Americans @ Bozeman Ice Dogs, 7:30PM, Haynes Pavilion, Bozeman, MT (BOZ WIN 5-3)

Sun. March 17 (Game 3: If necessary): Bozeman Ice Dogs @ Great Falls Americans, 7:30PM, Great Falls Ice Plex, Great Falls, MT (GF WINS  6-2)

Related Content: 

March 17, 2019: Great Falls Tribune: McSharry’s hat trick guides Americans to series win over Icedogs Read Article

March 16, 2019: Great Falls Tribune: Icedogs score four in second to force Game 3 with Americans Read Article

March 15, 2019: Great Falls Tribune: Olson’s OT goal a game-winner for Americans in Game 1 Read Article

March 15, 2019: MTN Sports (KRTV): Great Falls Americans need overtime to take down Bozeman in playoffs Read Article

March 13, 2019: MTN Sports (KRTV): Great Falls Americans feeling confident heading into playoffs Read Article

March 11, 2019: NA3HL News: Opening round schedule announced for 2019 Fraser Cup Playoffs Read Article


#4 Missoula Jr. Bruins (28-21-1-0) vs. #1 Helena Bighorns (40-8-2-0)

HELENA WINS SERIIES 2-1

Dates: March 14-16, 2019

Thurs. March 14 (Game 1): Missoula Jr. Bruins @ Helena Bighorns, 7:05PM, Helena Ice Arena, Helena, MT (HEL WINS 7-2)

Fri. March 15 (Game 2): Helena Bighorns @ Missoula Jr. Bruins, 7:05PM, Glacier Ice Rink, Missoula, MT(MIS WINS 2-1)

**Game 3: Missoula Jr. Bruins @ Helena Bighorns, 7:05PM, Helena Ice Arena, Helena, MT (HEL WINS 6-5)

Source: North American 3 Hockey League: Full Playoff Schedules/Results


NA3HL Frontier Division Teams

Click on the Arena link to view information and directions to the ice rink.

** = New NA3HL team for 2019-20 Season

Teams Location Arena
Bozeman Ice Dogs Bozeman, MT Haynes Pavilion
Butte Cobras Butte, MT Butte Community Ice Center
Great Falls Americans Great Falls, MT Great Falls Ice Plex
Gillette Wild Gillette, WY Spirit Hall Ice Arena
Helena Bighorns Helena, MT Helena Ice Arena
Missoula Jr. Bruins Missoula, MT Glacier Ice Rink
**Sheridan Hawks Sheridan, WY Sheridan Ice M&M’s Center
Yellowstone Quake Cody, WY Riley Arena