Bighorns rally for 5-3 win over the Americans to stay unbeaten

By Kevin Scott Box Score Game Sheet League Scoreboard Americans Team Statistics HELENA, Mont., October 9, 2021 — The #4 Great Falls Americans (3-3-2-1) were hoping for a better performance against the #2 Helena Bighorns (8-0-0-0) as both teams battled it out for the second consecutive night of NA3HL hockey in Helena, Montana. On Friday […]

Americans fall short in comeback bid to the Bighorns

By Kevin Scott Box Score Game Sheet League Scoreboard Americans Team Statistics HELENA, Mont., October 8, 2021 — The #3 Great Falls Americans (3-2-2-1) are five weeks into the 2021-22 North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) junior hockey season and have yet to see the confines of their home arena. At the end of August, […]

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GF Americans: Game Schedule Updates

(Video Courtesy of the Great Falls Ice Plex Facebook Page)

GREAT FALLS ICE PLEX: Americans first home games set for Oct. 22 against the Butte Cobras

GREAT FALLS, Mont., October 11, 2021 — The Great Falls Ice Plex is finally ready to host the Great Falls Americans Junior A Hockey team on Friday, October 22nd against the Butte Cobras after having to postpone some contests this season due to leaks in the cooling pipes that help make the ice needed repairs (see original story).

The Americans were originally scheduled to have home games at the Great Falls Ice Plex on September 24th-25th against the Gillette (WY) Wild,  September 30th vs. Helena Bighorns and October 2nd-3rd vs. Sheridan (WY) Hawks and October 8th-9th vs. Helena Bighorns. The games were moved to Gillettte, WY, Helena, MT and Sheridan, WY as away games. These games will be rescheduled throughout the season at the Great Falls Ice Plex for home dates. Check back later.

2021-22 Updated Schedules (PDF, Printable): Full Schedule (Home/Away) Home Schedule

 


GF Ice Plex Updates

NOTE: All Posts Courtesy of the Great Falls Community Ice Foundation Great Falls Ice Plex Facebook

By Great Falls Community Ice Foundation (GFCIF)

GREAT FALLS, Mont., October 11, 2021 — An update from the Great Falls Community Ice Foundation (GFCIF) was provided today on the Great Falls Ice Plex Facebook Page:

RINK UPDATE AND CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

AMERICANS READY FOR FIRST HOME GAMES OF THE SEASON (10-11-21) ~Monday, Oct. 11 The ice is back up at the Great Falls Ice Plex and the Great Falls Americans are excited to welcome back their fans for the 2021-22 season. Opening weekend games are scheduled for Friday (Oct. 22nd) against the Butte Cobras starting at 7:30PM (MST).

PLENTY OF HELP; AMERICANS LOOKING TO MAKE THEIR HOME DEBUT THIS WEEKEND (10-10-21) ~ Sunday, Oct. 10 It looks like we have all the help we’ll need to get the ice painted & lined. Barring any (further) unexpected complications, we expect to open Friday night to host the GF Americans vs. Sheridan Hawks!

PAINTING OF THE ICE (10-09-21) ~ Saturday, Oct. 9 Volunteers are needed on Monday (Oct. 11th) to paint the ice. Check back on the Great Falls Ice Plex Facebook Page for details.

ICE PREPARATION/PAINTING OF THE ICE (10-08-21) ~ Friday, Oct. 8 We will soon be ready for an important part of preparing the ice for the season: painting it to have that nice white “rink” look! We will need a good crew of volunteers –all ages welcome: if you can hold a hose over your head and walk back and forth as instructed, you can help! Watch our page for a call for volunteers –it is difficult to anticipate exactly when the floor will be ready to paint, so it’s usually a bit last minute 😉 We’re tentatively planning on Sunday (Oct. 10), but it could possibly be a day earlier or later.

ICE PLEX VOLUNTEER DAY (10-01-21) ~ Saturday, Oct. 2 Starting 10am, ALL AGES WELCOME! Bring a rake if you have one -we’ll be leveling sand and starting post-repair clean-up (I’ve never seen the facility this bad, even after we put in the new boards!) Here is what the rink looked like at 3:45pm today (Friday)

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED SUNDAY (9-26-21), starting 10am and going most of the day so drop by any time you can! Bring a shop-vac (and long extension cord) if you have one –we are trying to get as much of the remaining sand out from under the pipes so they will lay flat. We are also replacing insulation along the boards to improve/accelerate building of “edges” of the ice. (Great Falls Ice Plex Facebook Page)

We are so grateful to all the volunteers who helped us get the sand out of the rink! We are waiting on repairs to the header pipe to be completed, then we’ll start putting fresh sand in… and making ice! Stay tuned here: we expect to need more help (spreading sand) next week. (Great Falls Ice Plex Facebook Page)

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Teenagers and adults only, please (youth volunteers must be mature enough to focus on the task at hand and be attentive to instructions). Please use this link to sign up for a spot:

https://signup.com/go/EdXoyPT

NOTE: Click here to view previous Great Falls Americans Game Schedule Changes and Great Falls Ice Plex updates.


2021-22 GF Americans Weekly E-Newsletter

The 2021-22 North American 3 Hockey League season is upon us. Once again, we are offering a FREE Americans E-Newsletter with Useful Links, weekly game summaries, press releases (when available), upcoming schedules and other GF Americans events, etc. to fans of the Great Falls Americans.

If you would like to subscribe  to the Great Falls Americans E-Newsletter, please fill out the form by clicking this link with your First and Last Name, Email Address and please remember to check the box (Subscribe or Unsubscribe).

The Newsletter is usually sent out on Sunday or Monday during the season only (last game of the week) or when breaking news happens (press releases and other news).

First Weekly Newsletter of the 2021-22 NA3HL hockey season will come out in September 2021!!!

Thank You!!!

Kevin Scott

GF Americans Public Relations/Media Coordinator

Email: kevymt@live.com


2021-22 GF Americans Schedule

All Home, Away, Tournaments (NA3HL Showcase and Top Prospects Tournament) and Playoff Games of every NA3HL team including  the Great Falls Americans can be seen on the NA3HL’s official streaming service, HockeyTV with Americans Play-By-Play Announcer, Megan Lewis on the call for all home American games.

HockeyTV also streams the NA3HL Draft on this platform in April.

Fans that have a subscription to HockeyTV can watch current and previous Great Falls Americans games:

Click here for the current (2021-22) GF Americans Season

Click here for the GF Americans games completed during the 2020-21 Season


Fans can also watch any current or previous NA3HL games with a HockeyTV subscription: 

Click here for Current and complete NA3HL games

Click here for more information about HockeyTV including subscriptions, supported devices, etc.


 

2021-22 GF Americans Schedules
Schedule Press Release (Upated October 11, 2021)
Full Schedule (PDF) (Updated October 11, 2021)
Home Schedule (PDF) (Updated October 11, 2021)
Schedule/Results (Updated October 11, 2021)
Promotional Schedule (PDF) (NOT UPDATED FOR 2021-22 SEASON)

To view the entire 2021-22 Great Falls Americans and NA3HL league schedules, please click here.

2021-22 GF Americans Roster (Updated Oct. 9, 2021)
Website Stat Roster l 2021-22 Roster (Printable PDF)

2021-22 GF Americans: Upcoming Schedules (ALL TIMES Mountain Standard Time)

(Updated September 30, 2021)

September 2021

Day/Date Opponent Location Time
Fri. Sept. 10 @ Yellowstone Quake (Box Score) YEL WINS 5-3 Game Story Riley Arena, Cody, WY 7:30PM (MST) (Regular Season Road Opener)
Sat. Sept. 11 @ Yellowstone Quake (Box Score) GF WINS 4-3 (OT) Game Story Riley Arena, Cody, WY 7:30PM (MST)
Sat. Sept. 18 @ Bozeman Ice Dogs (Box Score) BOZ WINS 4-3 (SO) Game Story Haynes Pavilion, Bozeman, MT 7:30PM (MST)
Fri. Sept. 24 @ Gillette (WY) Wild (Box Score) GIL WINS 6-5 (OT) Game Story Spirit Hall Ice Arena, GIllette, WY 7:05PM (MST) 
Sat. Sept. 25 @ Gillette (WY) Wild (Box Score) GIL WINS 4-3 (OT) Game Story Spirit Hall Ice Arena, Gillette, WY 7:05PM (MST)
Thurs. Sept. 30 vs. Helena Bighorns (To Be Rescheduled) Great Falls Ice Plex, Great Falls, MT

October 2021

Day/Date Opponent Location Time
Fri. Oct. 1 @ Sheridan (WY) Hawks (Box Score) GF WINS 4-2 Game Story Whitney Rink in M&M’s Center, Sheridan, WY 7:30PM (MST)
Sat. Oct. 2 @ Sheridan (WY) Hawks (Box Score) GF WINS 4-2 Game Story Whitney Rink in M&M’s Center, Sheridan, WY 7:30PM (MST) 
Fri. Oct. 8 @ Helena Bighorns (Box Score) HEL WINS 6-4 Game Story Helena Ice Arena, Helena, MT 7:05PM (MST)
Sat. Oct. 9 @ Helena Bighorns (Box Score) HEL WINS 5-3 Game Story Helena Ice Arena, Helena, MT 7:05PM (MST) 
Fri. Oct. 15 @ Sheridan (WY) Hawks (Box Score) GF WINS 7-2 Game Story Whitney Rink in M&M’s Center, Sheridan, WY 7:30PM (MST) 
Sat. Oct. 16 @ Sheridan (WY) Hawks (Box Score) Whitney Rink in M&M’s Center, Sheridan, WY 7:30PM (MST)
Fri. Oct. 22 vs. Butte Cobras (Box Score) Great Falls Ice Plex, Great Falls, MT 7:30PM (MST) (Regular Season Home Opener)
Thurs. Oct. 28 vs. Butte Cobras (Box Score) Great Falls Ice Plex, Great Falls, MT 7:30PM (MST) 
Fri. Oct. 29 vs. Bozeman Ice Dogs (Box Score) Great Falls Ice Plex, Great Falls, MT 7:30PM (MST) 
Sat. Oct. 30 @ Butte Cobras (Box Score) Butte Community Ice Center, Butte, MT 7:00PM (MST) 

560AM KMON: Weekly Radio Interview

2021-22 560AM KMON: Weekly Radio Interviews with Coach Sears

UPDATED: 10/13/21: Tune in live weekly every Wednesday throughout the regular season at 6:11AM/7:11AM/8:11AM (MST) on 560AM KMON in Great Falls for a weekly interview with Americans Head Coach Greg Sears by KMON’s Randy Bogden. Click here to listen to the full interviews from Season One (2020-21) and Season Two (2021-22).


Great Falls Ice Plex: Renovation Master Plan

 

January 23, 2021: The Great Falls Community Ice Foundation (www.greatfallsiceplex.com) is excited to present the Great Falls Ice Plex Master Plan, which lays out the improvements that are expected to happen over the next several years. The project will be over six phases and prioritized by need set by the GFCIF Board of Directors. The improvements will make the GF Ice Plex a preferred destination for hockey tournaments, skating competitions and other year-round events including concerts and expositions. Click here to read more about the fundraising efforts and how you can donate to make this a reality.

GF Americans Story: Great Falls Ice Plex releases Master Plan for future improvements

Story Courtesy: MTN Sports (KRTV): MontanaSports.com: Great Falls Community Ice Foundation unveils plans for Ice Plex (January 24, 2021) 


 

NA3HL Frontier Division Teams

Click on the Team Link for their website and the Arena link to view information and directions to the ice rink.

** = New NA3HL team for 2021-22 Season

Teams Location Arena
**Badlands Sabres
Rapid City, SD Roosevelt Park Ice 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
Sheridan Hawks Sheridan, WY Whitney Rink in the M&M’s Center
Yellowstone Quake Cody, WY Riley Arena

**= Replaces the Missoula (MT) Junior Bruins